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Minister: Proposed South Africa farm size limit is negotiating tactic
A proposal by the South African government to limit farm size to 12,000 hectares is a "negotiating tactic" as it tries to press ahead with the redistribution of land to black farmers, the minister of agriculture says.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Somalia top priority in U.N. agriculture organization funding appeal
The Food and Agriculture Organization has launched an emergency appeal for $697 million to help 30 million people in 31 crisis-hit countries, a senior official with the U.N. agency says.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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A profit-friendly partnership
Jeff Broin says if farmers want corn prices back at a profitable level, they need to get involved in politics and get engaged to keep the ethanol industry strong. At age 49, Broin is the executive chairman and founder of Poet LLC, a company that operates 27 ethanol plants across seven states, producing an estimated 1.7 billion gallons of ethanol a year.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ABCs of GMOs: On food shelves since 1994
GMOs — or genetically modified organisms — first hit U.S. grocery shelves in 1994. They have been hotly debated in the two decades since, being denounced as unstable, unhealthy "frankenfoods" by some while being touted as a solution to feeding a growing global population by others. “Farmers are obviously not out to harm their buyers,” says Scott Sinner, who grows both GMO and non-GMO crops. “Why would they be? It doesn’t make any sense.”
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Lower corn acreage projected for 2015 season
With weather conditions still uncertain for the upcoming planting season, predictions remain stagnant for grain prices in 2015. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s long-term projection for acreage planted predicts a 2 million acre reduction nationwide in corn. Jack Davis, the crops business management field specialist at the South Dakota State University Extension Mitchell Regional Center, says acreage will be shuffled into soybeans, small grains and alfalfa forage seeding.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - - News

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Finance timing an issue as R&D lab comes to Fargo, ND
FARGO, N.D. — Officials leading the development of a National Agricultural Genotyping Center in Fargo say the laboratory is likely to start hiring people in the second quarter of 2015.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Montana Department of Livestock lifts vaccination requirements on imported cattle, India offers farmers soil tests to boost yields, Dayton wants railway project investigation, U.S. beef exports to drop in 2015 and more.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - - News

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Specialty crops draw more interest after drop in wheat, corn and soybean prices
Tyler Lang might be a little busier than usual the next few months. The Sterling, N.D., seed salesman handles crops such as barley, oats and field peas, and his product line has extra appeal going into the new growing season. “There should be more interest this year,” he says.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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U.S. beef exports to drop in 2015
U.S. beef exports will decline in 2015, as tight supplies, high prices and a strong dollar constrict demand from buyers holding other currencies, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.
Friday, February, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Climatologist says lack of snow could bring dry spring in North Dakota
North Dakota is the “land of climatic extreme,” which complicates his job, the state climatologist says. But the state, dry already, could become even drier this spring, Adnan Akyuz said. The lack of snow “will make a big impact (on potential moisture) this spring,” he said. Unless spring brings new precipitation, “drought conditions will be intensified.”
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Consider the 2015 to ’16 marketing year for corn in balance sheets
URBANA, Ill. — It’s the season for developing corn balance sheet projections for the upcoming marketing year.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - - News

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Drought clouds grass-fed beef aspirations
Texas rancher Jim Rackley would like to add more cattle to his herd of about 50 to take advantage of sizzling beef prices and growing demand from health-conscious consumers for his grass-fed beef. But the prospect of cloudless skies keeps him cautious.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Cattle prices down from ‘astronomical’ levels
YANKTON COUNTY, S.D. — Greg Ryken is starting a new era for Stockmen’s Livestock Inc., which has long been one of southeast South Dakota’s biggest sale barns.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Ag department looks ahead to 2024
The next few years will be difficult for U.S. crop producers, but the next decade holds both opportunities and challenges for American agriculturalists overall, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Economist: Strong cattle prices likely to persist in 2015
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Jan. 1 U.S. federal cattle-on-hand report shows all numbers above trade expectations, with a slow rebuilding curve that indicates strong cattle prices in 2015, according to experts speaking at a new cattle seminar at the Black Hills Stock Show.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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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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