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Doctoral candidate joins U of M team for farming future
LAMBERTON, Minn. — Just as University of Minnesota football players hit the field for summer camp, a roster of tomorrow’s researchers are also hitting historic research fields, looking for long-term ways to improve tomorrow’s farming.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Weak climate plans set to overshoot world temperature goal: IEA
LONDON - Countries' current pledges for greenhouse gas cuts will fail to achieve a peak in energy-related emissions by 2030 and likely result in a temperature rise of 2.6 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, the International Energy Agency said on Monday.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California curtails some longstanding water rights over drought
LOS ANGELES - California's water board, facing a devastating four-year drought, on Friday curtailed some longstanding water rights for agriculture and other uses in Northern and Central California for the first time in nearly 40 years, officials said.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Zimbabwe harvests shrivel as rains and government farm support dry up
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe - F or many years, Miriam Hlabangana, a farmer in Gwanda, about 150 kilometers south of Bulawayo, planted and harvested enough maize to not only feed her family but sell some excess to buyers from Bulawayo and beyond.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Growing Together: Enjoying the shady side of gardening
FARGO -- Do you live in a shady neighborhood, and aren't sure how to cope? No, I don't mean you're living next door to riff-raff, I mean you're puzzled knowing what to plant because trees or buildings are casting shade.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Lower cash prices sink CME live cattle futures
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell hard Friday, pressured by lower prices for market-ready, or cash, cattle, traders said. June closed 2.775 cents per lb lower at 152.450 cents, and August down 2.125 cents to 150.800 cents.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Wildfire in drought-parched Northern California threatens small town
An out-of-control wildfire raging through a Northern California forest as the state battles a devastating drought has forced authorities to warn about 250 people to evacuate or prepare to leave their homes in a remote town, officials said on Friday.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California curtails some senior water rights due to drought
LOS ANGELES - California's water board curtailed senior water rights on Friday in the state's Delta, San Joaquin and Sacramento regions due to drought in the first move of its kind during the current drought, officials said.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. western states to get $110 million in drought aid
WASHINGTON - The White House said on Friday that it would spend an additional $110 million to help farmers and communities in western states hit hard by drought and wildfires.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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India's economic data brings cheer as monsoon worries mount
NEW DELHI - India's industrial production output grew more than expected in April, reaching a two-month high, and retail inflation edged up in May, easing concern over an economy facing the worst drought since 2009.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Palm oil rally likely to fizzle as Ramadan demand fades, harvest supply looms
KUALA LUMPUR - A rally in the price of palm oil to three month-highs may run out of steam as buying ahead of the Muslim festival of Ramadan fades and markets brace for growing supply as the main harvest approaches, traders and analysts said.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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After oil price drop, Algeria tries to boost food crops
SIDI RACHED, Algeria - At Ahmed Bekhi's cereal farm outside Algiers, there are clear signs of Algeria's campaign to increase food production to help curb billions of dollars in imports and offset a sharp fall in world oil prices.
Thursday, June, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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USDA increases wheat harvest outlook after rains
WASHINGTON - Heavy rains across the southern and central U.S. Plains throughout May boosted wheat production in that area, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, June, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Rapid groundwater depletion threatens Pakistan food security
PAKPATTAN, Pakistan - Until recently, Ghulam Mustafa made a living growing sugarcane, rice, barley and wheat on his 10-acre farm in Punjab province. But these days he is struggling. The water available in wells in the area is dwindling, and the cost of pumping it to his crops is rising. Like many other farmers in the area, Mustafa, 51, now plans to cultivate only half his land and leave the rest for his livestock.
Wednesday, June, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Western Canada farmers scan skies for rain as crops struggle
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Farmers in Western Canada's Prairie provinces are counting on rains forecast by the weekend to salvage crops struggling to grow after weeks of dry weather.
Tuesday, June, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Conservation, solar pumps key to avert Middle East water crisis
ROME - Much of the Middle East and North Africa is set for acute water shortages and the region must do more to conserve water while expanding a series of pilot program including solar-powered water pumps, scientists and officials said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, June, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Ringwall: Prepare for unexpected events
Spring showers should bring spring flowers, and they will. But the concern for moisture always is present and foremost in most producer discussions. We anticipate rain, but that does not mean it will.
Tuesday, June, 09, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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After oil price drop, Algeria tries to boost food crops
At Ahmed Bekhi's cereal farm outside Algiers, there are clear signs of Algeria's campaign to increase food production to help curb billions of dollars in imports and offset a sharp fall in world oil prices.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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India's Modi seeks quick boost to irrigation as drought looms
India must quickly expand its irrigation network and improve water usage to offset the impact of less monsoon rainfall than usual, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, as the country braces for its first drought in six years.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - - News

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Intercropped winter oilseeds could benefit environment, profits
MORRIS, Minn. — Scientists in west-central Minnesota are studying whether winter oilseeds could be intercropped with soybeans and other crops to provide environmental benefits for soil and honeybees, while serving as a cash crop to produce food-grade oil and jet fuel.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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