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At least 2 dead, 10 missing after Arkansas, Texas tornadoes
AUSTIN, Texas - At least two people were killed in Arkansas and another 10 unaccounted for in Texas after a series of tornadoes hit the Great Plains states overnight, local officials said on Monday.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: Just how dry was this spring?
A question came into the Weather Center office this week about this spring being among the driest on record. Not even close. In fact, if you were to just include the precipitation this March and April (counting none of our May rains), it would only tie the March through May total from 1980 which was just 1.28 inches. The spring which also produced our only 100 degree temperature in April was, not coincidentally, the driest spring on record.
Sunday, May, 10, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Weather Talk: Good weather for a marathon
Today marks the 11th Fargo Marathon, which has been up and running since 2005. Each marathon has been held in the month May, but weather conditions have changed from year to year. The warmest Fargo marathon was only 3 years ago, with start time temperatures in the 60s and temperatures warming to 96° in the afternoon. This became the daily record high for May 18.
Saturday, May, 09, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Brazil's Cosan says better weather improves cane yields
Brazilian conglomerate Cosan SA expects cane crushing in its sugar and ethanol division in the 2015 to ’16 crop to be closer to the top of a guidance of between 57 million and 60 million tonnes that it gave investors.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - - News

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Have a plan to manage cowherd subgroups
Spotty spring rains are helping relieve dry conditions. But there will always be a ranch short of moisture, so planning for the dry days is critical. But the real challenge with the implementation of a long-term grazing plan and developing stocking rate reductions based on seasonal moisture is that cattle are not easy to gather.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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Wheat disease symptoms start to appear
As the weather begins to warm up, wheat is beginning to grow at a faster pace. Symptoms of some diseases are also beginning to appear or will likely be appearing soon, says a University of Illinois Extension plant pathologist. Carl Bradley cautions that growers should now be watching for the following diseases:
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - University of Illinois - News

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El Nino, Arctic ice melt could mean colder winter in Europe
OSLO - Next winter in Europe could be colder and drier than the previous two mild winters, which drove down gas and power consumption, the chief meteorologist at Thomson Reuters Point Carbon said.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Tornadoes, severe flooding hit Oklahoma City area
OKLAHOMA CITY - A series of tornadoes touched down southwest of Oklahoma City on Wednesday, injuring several residents of a trailer park, causing severe flooding and a temporary escape of bears from a wildlife park, officials said.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Lack of moisture good for calving, bad for pastures
This spring might have provided the perfect weather for calving, but the lack of moisture out on the range has cattle producers worried about forage production this growing season, says Pete Bauman, South Dakota State University Extension range field specialist.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - - News

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Wheat, corn sink as U.S. weather helps crops; soy firm
CHICAGO - U.S. wheat futures sank 2.1 percent on Tuesday, flirting with five-year lows after rain in key production areas boosted harvest prospects as the crop nears maturity, traders said.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Kansas wheat tour finds variable crop prospects, some disease
SMITH CENTER, Kan. - Winter wheat yield prospects in northern Kansas were mixed compared to last year's drought-hit crop, with plants struggling to overcome the effects of dry weather earlier in the growing season, scouts on an annual crop tour said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Climate change sparks tension in India's tea gardens
JORHAT, India - Usha Ghatowar smiles wryly when asked about the pay she earns picking leaves at a colonial-era tea garden in India's Assam. "Do you think 3,000 rupees ($48) are enough when your monthly expenses can be double that?" she mumbles, as she puts on her "jaapi" hat of woven bamboo and palm leaves and takes a sip of tea from a steel mug.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Corn drops to 7-month low on brisk U.S. planting
PARIS/SINGAPORE - Chicago corn futures fell for a fourth consecutive session on Tuesday to hit a seven-month low, pulled down by rapid planting across the U.S. Midwest.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Indian minister disparages farmers for suicides, draws opposition ire
An Indian state minister who heads the farmers’ wing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party has drawn flak from the opposition for branding as “cowards” some farmers who committed suicide after unseasonal rains destroyed their crops.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - - News

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Dry spring helps calving, hurts pastures
Tim Nolte has enjoyed the dry conditions this spring. But they worry him, too. Like most other Upper Midwest cattle producers, Nolte, a Sebeka, Minn., rancher, has benefitted from the region’s dry spring.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Planting hinges on a multitude of factors
MERRIFIELD, N.D. — It’s a windy spring morning, the kind that sends kites soaring and rips hats from heads. The indefatigable wind forces Merrifield, N.D., farmer Bob Drees to make yet another planting-related decision.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Markets: Fundamentals turn bearish
All wheat contracts traded to five-year lows last week before finding willing buyers. The corn market broke out of its three-month range to the downside last week. Soybeans opened the week with modest gains April 27 and 28, as buying supported the market at prices near six-month lows.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - - News

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Growing Together: A call to action for all who treasure plants
FARGO -- Brookings, S.D., St. Cloud, Minn., and Winnipeg have something Fargo-Moorhead doesn't. They have large horticultural gardens that are extremely popular with residents while attracting crowds of tourists.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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In India's grain bowl, recent rains ease weak monsoon worries
NEW DELHI - Recent unseasonal rainfall in India has come as a blessing for some farmers as it has replenished reservoirs in parts of the country, allaying concerns stemming from forecasts for a weak summer monsoon this year.
Friday, May, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Soil salt spots bigger this year
Areas of North Dakota with a white crust on the soil are expanding this spring due to an accumulation of salts in the soil, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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