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Report: Expanded ag drives deforestation
Expanding agriculture is the biggest driver of deforestation around the world, and giving local residents greater control over forested land leads to better environmental management, forest researchers said on Wednesday.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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NDSU grad fills newly formed livestock environmental stewardship position
Miranda Meehan had her first herd of 15 cattle while she was still in high school. "It was my responsibility to take care of them," she said. "I had to help purchase feed and vaccines, pay for vet bills. And I showed them so I had to get them prepared for shows and all those responsibilities. I spent hours out in the barn."
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Syngenta rejects $45 billion Monsanto takeover offer
Agrochemicals firm Syngenta on Friday rejected a $45 billion takeover offer from Monsanto, saying the offer undervalued the Swiss firm and did not fully take into account regulatory risks.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Monsanto and Syngenta hire U.S. banks to advise on possible takeover
LONDON/FRANKFURT - Agricultural companies Monsanto and Syngenta are working with investment banks on a takeover deal that would create an industry behemoth with combined sales of more than $31 billion, three sources familiar with the matter said.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Unhappy Canada says will negotiate Pacific deal in own interests
OTTAWA - A top Canadian official, responding to U.S. comments that Canada could be sidelined in talks on a 12-nation Pacific trade agreement, said on Thursday that Ottawa would negotiate a deal in its own best interests.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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NHC says 80 percent chance of cyclone near southeast coast
A low pressure system located about 210 miles south-southeast of the South Carolina-North Carolina border has an 80 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Australia's Murray Goulburn likely to get listing go-ahead, to test appetite for dairy
SYDNEY - A $400 million public listing by Australia's largest dairy producer, Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Ltd, is on track for July, with cooperative members expected to give the go-ahead for the plan on Friday.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Cuba insists it has oil; U.S. companies still uninterested
HAVANA - Cuba unveiled new data on Wednesday it said confirmed there were billions of barrels of oil beneath its Gulf of Mexico waters but admitted there was little interest in new exploration even with the thaw in U.S. relations.
Wednesday, May, 06, 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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U.S. farm lender CoBank reports flat income, rising loan demand
CoBank, the largest cooperative bank within the U.S. government-backed Farm Credit System, on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income that was flat compared with a year ago but said loan demand had risen 5 percent.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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EPA regulator set to release key herbicide report, lauds biopesticides
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency has wrapped up its review of the world's most widely used herbicide and plans to release a much-anticipated preliminary risk assessment no later than July, the regulator's chief pesticide regulator told Reuters.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Fancy fast food shares surge in U.S. as Shake Shack draws shorts
SAN FRANCISCO - Investors seem willing to pay just about anything for a better burger. Half a dozen food chains have held piping-hot stock market debuts in the past year to meet a growing appetite for "fast-casual" restaurants catering to younger and more affluent diners willing to pay more for fresher, higher quality fare than they expect to find at traditional fast food places like McDonald's.
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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Food distributor Sysco’s profit misses as costs rise
Sysco Corp. reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by higher costs and a strong dollar, a day before hearing begins on the Federal Trade Commission’s motion to block the company’s acquisition of rival US Foods Inc.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - - News

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More than 5 million birds dead in Minnesota from bird flu outbreak
Minnesota’s poultry death toll went beyond 5 million birds Monday when state officials announced 80 farms in 21 counties have been hit by the H5N2 avian influenza.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Australia cracks down on foreign property buyers with fines, jail terms
Foreign investors who illegally buy houses in Australia and agents that enable them face hefty fines and prison terms of up to three years under new penalties announced on Saturday aimed at cooling soaring property prices.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Netflix adds 'Farmland' documentary funded by big agriculture group to streaming queue
LOS ANGELES - "Farmland," a documentary sponsored by major U.S. agricultural companies that depicts the lives of six farmers and ranchers in the 20s, is now available for streaming on Netflix.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Reuters - 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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Food distributor Sysco's profit misses as costs rise
Sysco Corp reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by higher costs and a strong dollar, a day before hearing begins on the Federal Trade Commission's motion to block the company's acquisition of rival US Foods Inc.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Buzz: Syngenta starts best day in 6.5 years on report of Monsanto bid interest
-Swiss crop chemical maker Syngenta up 7.5 pct & poised for biggest one-day rise since Oct 2008. -Monsanto has again approached Syngenta in recent wks with an offer to buy co, Bloomberg reported Thursday citing people familiar with the matter.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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