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EU says Europe's bathing waters have become cleaner, some still polluted with ag waste
Europe's inland and coastal waters have become cleaner and nations such as heavily-indebted Greece and Cyprus boast some of the most pristine bathing spots, according to this year's EU report on water quality, published on Wednesday.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - - News

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EU concerned about farming impact on its wildlife
Around half of wild birds have a secure status as EU programs to protect endangered species have boosted numbers, but some of their habitats are cause for major concern largely because of intensive farming, an EU report found on Wednesday.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - - News

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Syria sees money in bumper harvest, but getting to it is hard
Syria's hopes of cutting its import bill thanks to an expected healthy harvest may be thwarted by the problems of getting hold of the wheat while the war rages.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Argentine farmers to register Monsanto Soy seed use in crackdown
Argentina's Agriculture Ministry is creating a registry that will track the amount of genetically modified soybean seeds reaped from farmers' crops in order to crack down on the illegal resale of seeds developed by Monsanto Co.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Crop-loss Indian farmers sell their children to survive
The farmer from Mohanpura village in central India's Madhya Pradesh state had seen unseasonably heavy rains and hailstorms destroy crop after crop, while he fell deeper into debt.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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U.S. farmers need access to consumers in other countries
As a farmer, I’m proud of my role in feeding and fueling the world. As past president of the National Corn Growers Association, I understand just how important it is for farmers to have access to foreign markets.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - - News

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Kandiyohi County serves as Minnesota bird flu response hub
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County is not only the epicenter of a deadly bird flu that has already affected nearly 8 million turkeys and chickens in Minnesota, but the county is also the hub for state and federal response teams that are coordinating the testing, euthanizing and cleanup of farms in 21 counties that have been hit with the virus.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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USDA seeks input about 2015 crops
During the next several weeks, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will contact nearly 5,100 operations across North Dakota to determine crop production and supplies levels in 2015.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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Enter the 2016 Farm Bureau Challenge to win funding for farm or ranch development
The 2016 Farm Bureau Challenge is putting $145,000 up for grabs. It's a business competition for rural entrepreneurs.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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California company sets launch parties in Dakotas
Farmers Business Network, a California-based, farmer-to-farmer agronomic information network, will hold launch parties in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Fargo, N.D., in early June, a new link between Silicon Valley and the I-29 corridor in the eastern Dakotas.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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China ends 3-year embargo on Brazil beef imports
Brazil's agriculture ministry said on Tuesday that China had definitively ended an embargo on Brazilian beef imports that had been in place since 2012.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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Stem counts help assess alfalfa stand potential
Producers usually experience some winterkill in alfalfa every spring, and 2015 is no exception. North Dakota State University researcher Marisol Berti recently reported winterkill from Wisconsin to North Dakota, especially in stands 3 years or older. Newer stands usually are more winter hardy unless soil heaving occurred.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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U.S. lawmaker sees early June vote to repeal meat labeling laws
U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway said on Tuesday he expects an early June vote on legislation to repeal U.S. meat labeling laws to avoid costly retaliation from Canada and Mexico.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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French co-op Terrena in talks to buy stake in poultry group Doux
Agricultural co-operative Terrena is in exclusive talks to buy a controlling stake in Doux, France's largest poultry exporter, with oilseed investment firm Sofiproteol, the companies said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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Markets: Wheat leads complex
Wheat started the week on the defense, but turned to end the week with strong gains. The corn market made a small bounce off its seven-month lows made the week before last, with the strength in the wheat complex. As of the May 14 close, July soybeans were 19.25 cents lower for the week while November soybeans were down 15 cents. At 10 a.m. May 14, July soybeans were down 0.75 cents and the November contract was up 0.75 cents.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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Opinion: Farmers a priority in ag bill
The Minnesota House of Representatives has approved legislation that will fund agriculture and rural development programs in the next two years. The bill is positive for Greater Minnesota.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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Google Ventures leads $15 million deal in Farmers Business Network
Google Inc. and two venture capitalist firms are investing $15 million in a U.S. tech company that helps farmers maximize their crops based on data gathered by agricultural equipment and shared between growers.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Angola's blooming banana plantations offer new hope for farming
After decades of civil war destroyed Angola's fertile farmland and a booming oil industry pushed out all other commerce, Santa Rodrigo wondered how she could ever bring up her five children in the poverty that surrounded them.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Bird flu epidemic hit 35 countries since early 2014
More than 35 countries have been hit in a surge in bird flu outbreaks since early last year, killing tens of millions of poultry, the World Organization for Animal Health said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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Food more affordable, accessible in most countries
Food has become more affordable and accessible in most countries over the past year due to investment in agriculture and infrastructure, falling global food prices and economic growth in most regions, a leading research group said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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