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Grilling demand drives U.S. ‘choice’ beef price to record high
Wholesale U.S. choice-grade beef hit an all-time high on Thursday, spurred by supermarkets stocking up on tight supplies for the May 25 Memorial Day holiday, the kickoff of the summer grilling season, traders and analysts said.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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USDA’s honeybee report is a buzzkill
The U.S. Department of Agriculture just released a report on the state of America’s honeybees, and the news is not that sweet. As this Reuters graphic shows, beekeepers reported a loss of 42.1 percent of their colonies in 2014 and 2015. Summer losses were 27.4 percent, and for the first time on record exceeded the winter rate, which was 23.1 percent.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - - News

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U.S. Corn Belt farmland values steady but weakness seen
Prices for prime crop land in the central Corn Belt held up better than other regions in the first quarter, but the outlook for low grain prices looked likely to pressure land values and farm incomes further in coming months, according to Federal Reserve quarterly surveys of farm bankers issued on Thursday.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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For Modi's year-old government, storm brewing in rural India
Just one year after taking office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing a challenge that could come to haunt him - the farm sector that sustains three-fifths of the population is in deep trouble, and he is being blamed for not doing enough.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Taiwan enforces stricter controls on Japanese food imports
Taiwan on Friday began enforcing stricter rules on inspecting imported Japanese food products potentially originating in radiation-exposed areas, prompting a warning from Tokyo that it may call on the World Trade Organization for a ruling unless the restrictions are eased.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - - News

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Monsanto's Syngenta gambit hinges on sale of seed businesses
U.S. seeds giant Monsanto is trying to line up buyers for assets worth up to $8 billion to appease competition authorities before making a fresh takeover approach for Swiss Syngenta, possibly within three weeks, industry sources said.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Food demand expected to slow
With current prices at their lowest levels in years, some crop farmers will have to dip into savings to cover household expenses if prices do not increase
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - - News

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U.S. report shows mixed progress on curbing foodborne pathogens
U.S. cases of two deadly types of foodborne pathogens have fallen sharply since 2008, but rates of other key types of foodborne bugs have increased, according to the latest report on nine pathogens tracked by health officials.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Nebraska governor declares state of emergency in bird flu outbreak
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts issued a state of emergency declaration on Thursday, after federal agriculture officials confirmed a second farm site had tested positive for the rapidly spreading avian flu virus, according to state officials.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - - News

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Mexico plans land reform to boost investment
Mexico's government is drawing up a land reform to strengthen the rights of private companies dealing with rural landholders in a bid to lure investment and lift the economy, according to two people familiar with the plan.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. trade bill key to Pacific trade pact clears Senate hurdle
Legislation key to sealing a Pacific trade pact passed a major test in the U.S. Senate on Thursday in a boost to a deal that is central to President Barack Obama's strategic shift toward Asia.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - - News

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U.N. airlifts seeds to South Sudan's conflict-hit farmers
The United Nations is sending up to 18 flights a day into South Sudan carrying seeds, tools and fishing equipment to allow desperate farmers to sow crops as the planting season begins in the conflict-ravaged country.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - - News

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U.S. Senate backs clampdown on currency cheats ahead of key trade vote
U.S. senators on Thursday backed tough new rules against currency manipulation ahead of an important test vote that holds the key to completing a Pacific Rim trade deal, the backbone of the Obama administration's pivot to Asia.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. CFTC seeks powers to boost fines against law breakers
The top U.S. derivatives regulator said on Thursday his agency needs new powers from Congress to impose bigger fines on firms and individuals who break the law, saying current fines are paltry and do not deter misconduct.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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JBS CEO says Brazil close to exporting fresh beef to U.S.
Brazil is “closer than it had ever been” to exporting fresh beef to the U.S., the chief executive of Brazilian meat packer JBS SA said on Thursday, adding he expects shipments to start later this year.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - - News

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Boys & Girls Club of Bemidji Area to offer summer food program
Lunches and afternoon snacks will be provided to all enrolled children, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, at no charge and meet nutritional standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a release said.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - - News

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Bird flu infects Minnesota budget talks
Minnesota poultry farmers found themselves in the midst of political bickering Wednesday as high-level negotiators pushed time limits for resolving Democrat-Republican state budget differences.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Johnny Depp's pet dogs face death threat for skipping Australian quarantine
Australia's farm minister has given film star Johnny Depp two days to send his pet dogs home to the United States so they can go through quarantine on their return, or face having them put down.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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How one Malian town is trying to fight against hunger
Dust blows through the dry fields of Djimebougou village of central Mali as a dozen men, some in ripped jeans and others in traditional robes, dig into hard-packed sand to reinforce a dyke to channel scarce water onto thirsty fields.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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CME live cattle futures jump on beef price bounce
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle gained Wednesday on short-covering following a snapback in wholesale beef values, traders said. June closed up 0.500 cent per lb to 151.975 cents, and August 1.000 cent higher at 150.650 cents.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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