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By the numbers: U.S. bird flu outbreak in poultry
Dozens of countries have imposed total or partial bans on U.S. poultry and poultry imports since an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza was discovered in December. Each of the top 10 importers have introduced restrictions. Total bans have been imposed by China, South Korea and Angola, whose markets were valued at nearly $700 million last year.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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House OKs first part of turkey flu fiscal aid
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota House Wednesday night approved the first installment of funding to fight bird flu that is killing poultry across the state in a vote that paves the way for state money to soon start flowing in the battle. The bill, which passed unanimously, would provide $379,000 for the Board of Animal Health and $514,000 for the state Agriculture Department. Senators are expected to approve it soon.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Experts: To sustain climate adaptation, integrate it with local economies
NAIROBI - To make development efforts more sustainable, businesses need incentives to invest in community-level climate change adaptation programs – but resistance to creating those incentives is still strong, climate change specialists said this week in Nairobi.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Bunge profit beats estimates on strong oilseed margins
Bunge Ltd, one of the world's largest agricultural trading houses, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong margins from soybean crushing and oilseed exports.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Russia looks set to extend import ban on Western food
MOSCOW - Russia looks likely to extend a ban on Western food imports beyond an Aug. 7 deadline, with a lack of incentive to lift its embargo due to the prospect of extended European sanctions.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Saudi Arabia bans poultry meat from Canadian province Ontario
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Saudi Arabia, the world's second-largest importer of chicken broiler meat, has banned imports of poultry meat and egg products from the Canadian province of Ontario due to the presence of avian influenza on three Ontario farms.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Russia to decide on lifting wheat export tax by mid-May
MOSCOW - Russia will take a decision by mid-May on removing a tax on wheat exports ahead of schedule and will set up a new mechanism in case it needs to act quickly to regulate trade in the future, a senior government official said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Internecine battle
Once or twice a year, I have a conversation with somebody outside agriculture, or new to it, that goes like this: Other person: “What’s the deal with the Farmers Union and Farm Bureau? Are they political? Why do they argue so much? Don’t they know it makes farmers look bad?”
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Agweek - Opinion

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Committee honors farmer
The Agriculture Finance Committee in the Minnesota House of Representatives earlier this month honored Ryan Buck, a family corn and soybean farmer near Goodhue, for his contributions to agriculture, with a special resolution on at the state capitol.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - - News

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Minnesota brewery offers free beer to farmers dedicated to water quality
Farmers can be rewarded with a free six pack of beer from a Stearns County brewery as part of a Minnesota Department of Agriculture water quality certification program being tested on some county farms.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - St. Cloud Times - News

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Germans switch sausage for soy over green, health concerns
BERLIN - Germans, known for their love of sausages, are eating less meat and more vegetarian food as concerns grow about health, animal welfare and the environmental cost of livestock farming.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Tracing the bird flu outbreak in U.S. poultry flocks
Two highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza have been found in 14 U.S. states since December, prompting partial to total bans on imports of U.S. poultry and egg products to other countries that were valued at more than $6 billion last year.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. officials predict a return of bird flu in the fall
CHICAGO - U.S. agriculture officials say it is "highly probable" that the virulent avian flu viruses that have hit U.S. poultry operations hard in recent weeks will return next fall when wild bird populations migrate south, potentially spreading the viruses into new regions of the country.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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In U.S. GMO labeling battle, PepsiCo latest target
Backers of mandatory labeling for genetically modified foods on Wednesday launched a campaign aimed at turning back food company lobbying against labeling, and the first target is PepsiCo.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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CME live cattle futures rebound; hogs move up
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle closed higher on Tuesday, erasing Monday's losses aided by short-covering and futures' discounts to cash prices a week ago, traders said.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Bill provides funding to respond to bird flu
As many of you know, Minnesota is the nation’s largest turkey producer, and 26 of the state’s turkey farms have been devastated by H5N2, the avian influenza virus.
Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 - - Opinion

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New bird flu cases probable in Iowa, millions of birds affected
CHICAGO - Initial tests have found probable avian influenza outbreaks at five new commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting more than 6 million birds, the state's agriculture department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday.
Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Corn, wheat fall to 6-month lows on U.S. weather
CHICAGO - U.S. corn and wheat futures fell on Monday to their lowest levels since October, on outlooks for speedy corn plantings in the Midwest and crop-friendly rains in the southern Plains wheat belt.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Heitkamp announces federal funding for scientific research at NDSU
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced today in a news release almost $150,000 in federal funding for scientific research at North Dakota State University.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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New bird flu cases probable in Iowa, 2.3 million birds affected
CHICAGO - Initial tests have found probable new cases of the rapidly spreading avian influenza on four commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting nearly 2.3 million birds, the state's agriculture department said on Monday.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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