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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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Australia cracks down on foreign property buyers with fines, jail terms
PERTH - 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.
Saturday, May, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. economy stumbles in first quarter as weather, low energy prices weigh
WASHINGTON - U.S. economic growth nearly stalled in the first quarter as harsh weather dampened consumer spending and energy companies struggling with low prices slashed spending.
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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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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U.S. court fight over herbicide widens to 15 states
A court fight over use of a new Dow Chemical herbicide on genetically engineered U.S. corn and soybean crops is growing to encompass 15 Midwestern states after the company recently won federal approval for more widespread application.
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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Medical marijuana farm blooms in conservative Chile
SANTIAGO - Latin America's first medical marijuana farm has taken root in a dusty yard at a secret location in Chile's capital, with the blessing of a prominent right-wing official and high hopes the idea could sprout elsewhere in the socially conservative nation.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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New-crop canary contracts scarce
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The cash canary market is slow and quiet. It hit as high as 25.5 cents per pound over the winter, dropped as low as 23 cents and now trades around 24 cents. We should have run out of canary, according to official statistics, but processors still report calls from out of the blue from farmers with volumes of canary for sale. Exports over two years from August 2013 to July 2015 will be about 334,000 metric tons.
Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 - Special to Agweek - News

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Tester criticizes land-grant colleges on organics
As attendees at the Organic Trade Association luncheon April 15 ate a salad with bulgur wheat from his organic farm, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the only organic farmer in the Senate, said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods, and more farmers would transition to organic operations if the land-grant colleges paid more attention to organics.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Flash crash trader's CME seat: bought for $435,000, now worth just $69,500
SAN FRANCISCO/CHICAGO - The UK-based trader accused by U.S. authorities of making more than $40 million manipulating markets and contributing to the 2010 Wall Street flash crash was on the losing end of at least one trade: his purchase of the CME Group seat that helped to make the alleged scheme possible.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Spring is a busy time for sheep-farming family
Jake Cuperus always knew he wanted to be a farmer. Jill always hoped she would marry a farmer. Luckily, life brought them together. “Our moms were good friends. I’m a year older than him so I’ve actually known him his entire life.” Jill says. “I went to college at Winona State, and one summer I came back and we worked at a barn together milking cows. The rest is history.”
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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VIDEO: Bringing home the bacon? Political pig race seeks to predict UK vote
LONDON - At Pennywell Farm in Devon, workers have come up with a novel way of predicting the outcome of a British election too close for any but the boldest pundits and politicians to call -- political pig racing.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Advocacy group offers U.S. testing for herbicide feared linked to cancer
An advocacy group seeking a ban on the world's most widely used herbicide said Wednesday it is launching a U.S. public testing project to gather data on detectable levels of the herbicide in drinking water, human urine and breast milk.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Farm loans keep rising in U.S. grain belt as cash squeeze tightens
CHICAGO - Farmers in the central U.S. grain and livestock states continued to take out new operating loans in the first quarter of 2015 as low grain prices failed to cover high costs for seed, rents and crop chemicals ahead of spring field work, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Tester calls for GMO labeling
As attendees at the Organic Trade Association luncheon April 15 ate a salad with bulgur wheat from his organic farm, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the only organic farmer in the Senate, said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods, and that more farmers would transition to organic operations if the land-grant colleges paid more attention to organics.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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