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Thai crops to suffer worst drought in 15 years
Thailand will experience its worst drought in more than a decade this year, damaging crops in one of the world’s biggest rice-exporting nations, according to the country’s irrigation department.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - - News

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World food prices fall in January, unlikely to rally
World food prices are unlikely to rise much from their four-year slump as long as high production, low oil prices and limited import demand continue, according to a senior economist for the United Nations food agency.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Farmers adapt to big rains but send trouble downstream
As rains have gotten heavier, Minnesota farmers in recent years have been expanding a 150-year-old drainage system, pulling billions of gallons more water off soggy land and letting the state’s corn and soybean fields thrive.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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IPCC: World has not woken up to water crisis from climate change
Water scarcity could lead to conflict between communities and nations as the world is still not fully aware of the water crisis many countries face as a result of climate change, the head of the United Nations panel of climate scientists warns.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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ARC-IC shouldn't be dismissed from consideration
The Agricultural Risk Coverage-Individual Coverage option under the 2014 farm bill has received little interest, compared with the Agricultural Risk Coverage-County ARC-CO and the Price Loss Coverage programs. But, it might be the best option in certain instances.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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COOL does not restrict trade
The United States country-of-origin labeling (COOL) program for beef was implemented in 2009. While opponents to such consumer transparency issues have claimed that COOL was supported by U.S. cattle producers wishing to restrict trade, I can tell you that never was the intent, and the facts simply don’t support this propagandist tactic.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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South Sudan finds hope in honey
A harvest of honey from the equatorial forests of South Sudan will help its struggling poor and, through the pollination of bees, improve the nation’s crop yields, those involved say.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Markets wait for news
For the week ending Jan. 22, March Minneapolis lost 9 cents, March Chicago gained 1 cent and March Kansas City lost 12.25 cents. As of 10 a.m. Jan. 23, wheat trade was down 3 to 12 cents.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Upper Midwest milk producers remain upbeat
Linda Hanson and her family are part of the Upper Midwest dairy industry and could play a larger role in what the industry hopes will be a bigger, better future. Linda and her husband, Mike, who operate a 60-head dairy operation near Goodrich, Minn., in the northwest corner of the state, are evaluating whether to build a new, high-tech milking facility. One of their three sons already is involved in their diversified farm, and the two younger sons are interested in coming back, too.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Harvard buys up water rights in drought-hit wine country
Harvard University has quietly become one of the biggest grape growers in California’s drought-stricken Paso Robles wine region, securing water well drilling permits to feed its vineyards days before lawmakers banned new pumping, according to records reviewed by Reuters.
Friday, January, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Livestock disaster aid deadline is Jan. 30
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds livestock producers that the Jan. 30 deadline to request assistance for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2014, is fast approaching.
Friday, January, 23, 2015 - - News

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Pharmaceutical executive joins Symbiota
Symbiota, a start-up agricultural plant health company planning to tweak the capabilities of wheat, corn, soy and other crops in ways that improve yields, has named a former pharmaceutical executive as its president and CEO.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Quality builds future for beef
People in the cattle business, especially those with cow-calf herds, are enjoying per-head income levels unimagined even a few years ago.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - - News

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Beef prices, big hay crop produce optimism
Plentiful hay supplies and record-high beef prices made this a Christmas to remember for Upper Midwest cattle producers, especially after widespread drought and storms in 2012 and 2013.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Measure protects fish at farmers’ expense
LOS ANGELES — Federal officials acted properly when they curtailed water extraction from California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to protect fish and orca species at the expense of farmers and other water users in central California, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Dec. 22.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Court upholds cutback in Calif. water drawdown to protect fish
Federal officials acted properly when they curtailed water extraction from California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to protect fish and orca species at the expense of farmers and other water users in central California, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Dec. 22.
Tuesday, December, 23, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Strong markets influence decisions
It’s hard to pick up a farm paper without seeing an article speculating on cowherd expansion.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - - News

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Farm bills through the eyes of a farmer
Al Juliuson of Hope, N.D., started farming under the 1973 farm bill. His sons have grown in the operation under the 2008 farm bill, and he’s contemplating the 2014 farm bill decisions.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND farmer makes farm bill decisions for the last time before handing operation over to sons
Al Juliuson is in the process of signing up for the Agricultural Act of 2014.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Scientists want ‘rewilded’ crops to boost agriculture
Scientists should “re-wild” food crops by inserting lost genetic properties of ancient, edible plants in order to boost agricultural output for a growing population, a new study says.
Wednesday, December, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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