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Floods disrupt grain shipping on Illinois River
CHICAGO - Flooding halted barge traffic on the Illinois River on Wednesday and high water levels prompted futures market operator CME Group Inc to declare force majeure for all corn and soybean shipping stations for the first time in more than two years.
Thursday, June, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Foster Farms suspends workers amid probe into chicken abuse claim
The company's internal investigation follows the recent release of hidden-camera footage by an animal rights group, Mercy For Animals, that allegedly showed workers punching chickens, mistreating young chicks and apparently scalding live birds in hot water to remove their feathers.
Thursday, June, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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CME live cattle futures ease while awaiting cash prices
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed lower on Wednesday, weighed by caution ahead of this week's cash prices, traders said. June closed down 0.100 cent per lb to 151.950 cents, and August 0.575 cent lower at 150.650 cents.
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Tropical depression batters Texas
AUSTIN, Texas - Tropical Storm Bill was downgraded to a tropical depression on Wednesday as it moved across Texas but still brought heavy rains that flooded streets and left at least one person dead in the state where severe weather killed about 30 people last month.
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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A third of world's aquifers are being sucked dry
ROME - Human water use is sucking dry around a third of the world's largest underground water basins at an alarming rate, with potentially risky consequences for farmers and other consumers, researchers said.
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Commentary: Biosecurity is a priority
The process is challenging, but events in life tend to cause us to make corrections. Most of the corrections are minor adjustments, but nevertheless, we fix.
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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North Korea says hit by worst drought in 100 years
SEOUL - North Korea has been hit by what it describes as its worst drought in a century, which could worsen chronic food shortages in a country where the United Nations says almost a third of children under five are stunted because of poor nutrition.
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Commentary: Land liens and rising blood pressure
Coffee shops across the state are abuzz with talk of oil pipeline contractors placing liens on farmers’ land.
Tuesday, June, 16, 2015 - - News

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North Korea says hit by worst drought in 100 years
SEOUL - Reclusive North Korea says it has been hit by the worst drought in a century, compounding chronic food shortages in a country where the United Nations says almost one third of children under five are stunted due to malnourishment.
Tuesday, June, 16, 2015 - Special to Agweek - News

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App identifies climate-smart seeds
A new app launched in Kenya June 10 could help millions of farmers adapt to climate change by offering information on the best seeds for changing growing conditions, agriculture experts say.
Tuesday, June, 16, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Australia cuts farm commodity forecasts because of El Nino
SYDNEY - Australia on June 16 slashed forecast production levels for wheat, cotton and other agricultural commodities in fiscal year 2015 to '16, as an El Nino weather phenomenon grips the country and dries out farmland.
Tuesday, June, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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N.D. stockmen praise COOL appeal
The U.S. House was repealing the country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law for beef, pork and chicken just as the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association was holding the last of its summer Roundup meetings June 10 in Jamestown, N.D.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Doctoral candidate joins U of M team for farming future
LAMBERTON, Minn. — Just as University of Minnesota football players hit the field for summer camp, a roster of tomorrow’s researchers are also hitting historic research fields, looking for long-term ways to improve tomorrow’s farming.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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California curtails some longstanding water rights over drought
LOS ANGELES - California's water board, facing a devastating four-year drought, on Friday curtailed some longstanding water rights for agriculture and other uses in Northern and Central California for the first time in nearly 40 years, officials said.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Zimbabwe harvests shrivel as rains and government farm support dry up
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe - F or many years, Miriam Hlabangana, a farmer in Gwanda, about 150 kilometers south of Bulawayo, planted and harvested enough maize to not only feed her family but sell some excess to buyers from Bulawayo and beyond.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Growing Together: Enjoying the shady side of gardening
FARGO -- Do you live in a shady neighborhood, and aren't sure how to cope? No, I don't mean you're living next door to riff-raff, I mean you're puzzled knowing what to plant because trees or buildings are casting shade.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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AgweekTV: No-till farming, farm camp and more
This week on AgweekTV, we’ll meet one farmer who practices no-till farming. And, changes may be coming to the waters of the U.S. rule that will help farmers. Plus, we’ll take you to farm camp, where kids learn firsthand about farming.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Weather Talk: Slow rise of the Red helps forecasting
Fortunately, they usually rise slowly. Even when the ground is frozen, saturated, or both, daily rises on the Red River in Fargo rarely exceed five or six feet per day. Last month, when the Blanco River in south-central Texas flooded from torrential rainfall on already saturated ground, the Blanco River at Wimberly rose more than 30 feet in just a few hours.
Sunday, June, 14, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Updated: Controversial ag-environment bill fails Minnesota Senate vote
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators defeated by a single vote the spotlight bill of today's special legislative session, raising the possibility of a second special session.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Lower cash prices sink CME live cattle futures
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell hard Friday, pressured by lower prices for market-ready, or cash, cattle, traders said. June closed 2.775 cents per lb lower at 152.450 cents, and August down 2.125 cents to 150.800 cents.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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