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Thirty new bean varieties bred to beat baking climate
Described as "meat of the poor", beans are a key food source for more than 400 million people across the developing world, but the area suitable for growing them could drop 50 percent by 2050 because of global warming, endangering tens of millions of lives, scientists said.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Volatile dollar shakes up markets
For the week ending March 19, May Minneapolis gained 5.25 cents, May Chicago gained 10 cents and May Kansas City gained 11 cents. As of 10 a.m. March 20, wheat trade was up 8.5 to 12.5 cents.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Abnormal planting seasons might be the new norm in Upper Midwest
Marlow Nelson, a 68-year-old Powers Lake, N.D., farmer, used to have a pretty good idea of what spring planting season would bring. Though no two springs were quite the same, and year-to-year variations could be extreme, most springs fell into a fairly predictable pattern.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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U.S. spring planting stalled in South but Corn Belt set for early start
CHICAGO - Planting is expected to start early in the northern U.S. Corn Belt after a dry winter but seeding is behind schedule in southern crop areas where it's been too wet, U.S. government forecasters said on Thursday.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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'Huge amounts' of beef going to China despite ban
CHICAGO and WASHINGTON D.C. - "Huge amounts" of American beef are bypassing China's import bans, a top U.S. trade official said this week, even as the Chinese government cracks down on agricultural smuggling.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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United Nations: 'Business as usual' will create a thirsty planet in 15 years
LONDON - The planet faces a 40 percent shortfall in water supplies in 15 years due to urbanization, population growth and increasing demand for water for food production, energy and industry, the United Nations said on Friday.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California governor, lawmakers announce $1 billion drought package
California Governor Jerry Brown and top lawmakers on Thursday announced a $1 billion emergency legislative package to deal with the state’s devastating multi-year drought.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Expanding drought likely in eastern South Dakota
“According to the March 19 outlook, much of eastern South Dakota is shown to be in an area that will likely have an expansion of drought at some point between now and the end of June,” said Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - SDSU Extension Service - News

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Britain gives Zimbabwe $72 million to help rural farmers
Britain has given Zimbabwe $72 million to help increase food production by rural farmers over the next four years, as the southern African country faces the prospect of poorer harvests this year because of inadequate rains.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - - News

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New farmers take root in South Africa’s old tribal lands
New farmers are turning the soil to profit in South Africa’s old tribal homelands as Pretoria speeds the transfer of land from whites to blacks.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Zimbabwe farmers gauge rainfall
Two months after the first rains fell in Zunzanyika village last autumn, tensions were high. The rains — which mark the start of the planting season — had disappeared as quickly as they had come, and crops planted in October failed to germinate.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Poor farmers bear heavy burden from increased natural disasters
ROME - Economic losses due to natural disasters have tripled over the past decade, with farmers bearing nearly a quarter of the burden in poor countries, a U.N. study said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: Drought and the reservoir
Weather is difficult that way. Although drought is hard on our overall economy and water shortages can make life more difficult, drought is a naturally occurring part of nature. It has a way of rebooting wetlands, leaving them healthier and more productive.
Sunday, March, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers, firefighters in RRV not yet concerned about drought possibility
The past six months have been the second-driest of that time period in the Red River Valley since the 1800s, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist in Grand Forks, N.D.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Weather Talk: Worries of drought probably premature
After planting, crops will need rainfall to germinate. But a timely rain or two will get regional growers through. By summer, the effects a continued lack of rain will depend on the temperatures. If it is hot, evaporation rates will be greater and crops will need more rain. If it is cool, crops can get by with less.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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FAO: World food prices continue to fall
Global food prices fell 1 percent in February to their lowest in more than 4.5 years, with cereals, meat and sugar declining, oils steady and only dairy prices rebounding sharply, the United Nations food agency says
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California halts 12 injection wells
California oil drilling regulators have ordered operators of 12 underground injection wells in Kern County to halt injections out of fear that they could contaminate drinking water supplies.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Feel that? It’s above freezing outside
After a bitterly cold February, the temperatures in the region will feel downright balmy over the next week.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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World food prices continue to fall in February
ROME - Global food prices fell 1 percent in February to their lowest in more than four-and-a-half years, with cereals, meat and sugar declining, oils steady and only dairy prices rebounding sharply, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California halts 12 injection wells over water concerns
California oil drilling regulators have ordered operators of 12 underground injection wells in Kern County to halt injections out of fear that they could contaminate drinking water supplies.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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