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Missouri River flooding forces evacuation of 7,500 from waterfront city

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (Reuters) – Record floodwaters that submerged vast stretches of Nebraska and Iowa farmland along America’s longest river reached a new crest on Friday at the waterfront city of St. Joseph, Missouri, forcing chaotic evacuations of thousands from low-lying areas. Buildings submerged in floodwaters in Bellevue, Nebraska, March 20, 2019. Bellevue (Nebraska) Police Read More

Floods shut nearly a sixth of U.S. ethanol production

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MEAD, Neb./NEW YORK (Reuters) – Massive flooding in the U.S. Midwest has knocked out roughly 13 percent of the nation’s ethanol production capacity, as plants in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota have been forced to shut down or scale back production following the devastation. Production facilities owned by large companies like Archer Daniels Midland Co Read More

Plant protein startups vie to tap China’s hungry market

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(This March 20 story fixes detail on launch of JUST product in paragraph 5) FILE PHOTO: Journalists taste test the plant-based hamburgers during a media tour of Impossible Foods labs and processing plant in Redwood City, California, U.S. October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach/File Photo By Vincent Chow HONG KONG (Reuters) – Start-ups specialising in alternative Read More

New Zealand bans semi-automatic weapons after terror attack

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Military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles will be banned in New Zealand, the country’s prime minister has said. Jacinda Ardern also announced a ban on high-capacity magazines and parts that can modify a gun to produce semi-automatic or automatic fire. It comes less than a week after a white supremacist gunman used such weapons to Read More

Short & distort? The ugly war between CEOs and activist critics

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – On the morning of July 11, Paul Pittman was on a corn farm in Western Illinois, unaware his company had taken a devastating hit. Joshua Mitts, Associate Professor of Law at Columbia University in New York City, is seen in this undated photo released from New York, NY, U.S., March 8, Read More

Missouri towns brace for more flooding as Nebraska cleans up

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VALLEY, Neb. (Reuters) – Small Missouri towns on Wednesday prepared for the next wave of flooding along the snow melt-swollen Missouri River after high waters wreaked an estimated $1 billion in damage in Nebraska, and officials warned the deadly disaster was far from over. Floodwaters spawned by last week’s late-winter storm and warmer weather that Read More

U.S. farmers face devastation following Midwest floods

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WINSLOW, Neb./CHICAGO (Reuters) – Midwestern farmers have been gambling they could ride out the U.S.-China trade war by storing their corn and soybeans anywhere they could – in bins, plastic tubes, in barns or even outside. FILE PHOTO: A flooded parcel of land along the Platte River is pictured in this aerial photograph at La Read More

Deadly Midwestern U.S. floods threaten to spill south as Nebraska cleans up

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VALLEY, Neb. (Reuters) – Nebraskans struggled on Wednesday to clear the wreckage left by deadly floods that caused an estimated $1 billion in damage, while emergency officials farther south kept a wary eye on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers as the disaster threatened to spread. Floodwaters resulting from a late-winter storm last week and warming Read More

Devastating Nebraska floods threaten to stretch into Southern U.S.

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BROWNVILLE, Neb. (Reuters) – Emergency officials in Southern U.S. states kept a wary eye on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers as massive flooding that killed four people and caused more than $1 billion in estimated damages to homes, businesses and crops threatened to extend south. Floodwaters resulting from a late-winter storm last week and warming Read More

Flooding will go on in storm-ravaged U.S. Midwest

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(Reuters) – The flooding that devastated the U.S. Midwest is likely to last into next week, as rain and melted snow flow into Kansas, Missouri and Mississippi, the National Weather Service said. FILE PHOTO: A flooded parcel of land along the Platte River is pictured in this aerial photograph at La Platte, south of Omaha, Read More