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Australia lowers wheat export forecast by 18% as drought hits supply

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia on Tuesday lowered its forecast for wheat exports over the 2019/20 season by nearly 18% as a drought wilts crops in the world’s No.4 exporter of the grain. FILE PHOTO: Wheat grows on a farm at sunset in the flooded midwestern New South Wales town of Forbes, Australia September 27, 2016. Read More

From poo to food: Kenyan toilet waste key for new animal feed

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NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan farmer Victor Kyalo’s chickens have doubled the number of eggs they are laying. The reason: Human excrement. FILE PHOTO: Black soldier flies are seen breeding inside netted enclosures at the Sanergy organics recycling facility near Nairobi, Kenya, March 10, 2019. Picture taken March 10, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner He is feeding them Read More

Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead

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DEER GROVE, Ill. (Reuters) – The Happy Spot was a little depressed. Puddles are seen in farm fields as heavy rains caused unprecedented delays in U.S. corn planting this spring, near Sheffield, Illinois, U.S., June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Polansek Dozens of corn farmers and those who sell them seed, chemicals and equipment gathered on Thursday Read More

India aims to provide clean water to all rural houses by 2024

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that piped water will reach all homes in the countryside by 2024, setting a tough target at a time when hundreds of millions don’t have access to clean water. FILE PHOTO: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the media after his meeting Read More

Northern Hemisphere has 66% chance of persisting El Niño conditions in summer: NWS forecaster

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(Reuters) – There is a 66% chance that the Northern Hemisphere will see persisting El Niño conditions in the summer of 2019, the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said in its monthly forecast on Thursday. “The current downwelling oceanic Kelvin wave should fuel the persistence of El Niño at least in the short-term,” Read More

U.S. weekly jobless claims rise; imported inflation weak

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, which could add to concerns that the labor market was losing steam after job growth slowed sharply in May. FILE PHOTO: A job-seeker completes an application at a career job fair in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 25, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Read More

Trump simplifies reviews of genetically modified farm products

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday directing federal agencies to streamline the review process for agricultural biotechnology including genetically modified livestock and seeds. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about a range of subjects including failed infrastructure talks with Democratic lawmakers, as Agriculture Secretary Sonny Read More

Refinery margin tracker: Midwestern margins sink on weak farm demand, stockbuilds

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New York — Midwestern refinery margins last week showed the greatest decline of all US regions after US government inventory data showed the largest stock build in 20 years, with anemic diesel (gasoil) demand weighing on economics as wet weather kept farmers from planting, an analysis from S&P Global Platts showed Tuesday. Not registered? Receive Read More

Sardinia hit by worst locust invasion for 70 years

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FILE PHOTO: A locust is held by Israeli researcher at the Department of Zoology at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Life Sciences December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Nir Elias/File Photo ROME (Reuters) – Swarms of locusts have destroyed crops and infested houses on the Italian island of Sardinia in the worst such invasion in 70 years, agricultural Read More

Sunworks Set To Join Russell Microcap® Index

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ROSEVILLE, Calif., June 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sunworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), a premier provider of high-performance solar power solutions for agriculture, commercial, industrial (ACI), public works and residential markets, is set to join the Russell Microcap® Index at the conclusion of the 2019 Russell indexes annual reconstitution, effective after the US market opens on Read More