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Conn. warns of dire climate change consequences

Connecticut environmental officials are warning of dire consequences from climate change that will affect agriculture, dams and levees, waterfront habitats and public health. Full story

Hampden County 4-H Fair held

Young people from throughout Western Massachusetts gathered Saturday at the Eastern States Exposition grounds in West Springfield. Full story

$3M program aims to boost Mich. food, agriculture

A $3 million grant program aims to boost Michigan's food and agriculture industry by supporting business development and expansion plans. Full story

AG gets really soft

   Focusing on agricultural commodities, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis; and the "Futures Now" crew Rich Ilczyszyn, iiTrader, and Anthony Grisanti, GRZ Energy.

Dow Chemical may sell businesses exposed to commodity swings

(Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co <DOW.N> will consider selling its paint, construction and chlorine businesses as it joins industry rivals in shedding units vulnerable to commodity price swings, its chief executive said. Full story

Dow Chemical profit shoots up 72 percent

(Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co <DOW.N> reported a 72 percent rise in quarterly profit, driven by robust agricultural demand and higher margins in its plastics business. Full story

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Growers report that NC peach crop looks strong

Missouri vetoes raise questions for Smithfield-China deal

Gov. Nixon vetoes 2 Missouri agricultural measures

News Summary: Urban-rural alliance breaks down

Morgan Stanley to exit some commodities markets

DuPont says wet spring to hit operating profit

Rising food demand to put pressure on global prices: FAO/OECD

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  Smithfield Foods Testifies

CNBC's Jane Wells has the latest on pork and politics while covering the highly anticipated senate agriculture committee hearing. Smithfield CEO Larry Pope is expected to testify regarding the Chinese takeover.

  Can Agriculture Stocks Grow?

How the agriculture business may perform this summer, with Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group.

  Climate Changer: CO2 & the Environment

William Happer, Princeton University professor, argues that rising carbon dioxide emissions are weakly linked to global warming and could actually increase agricultural productivity.

  Jim Rogers: 'Forget Finance!'

Investor Jim Rogers tells Larry Kudlow why all the kids who got an MBA have made a terrible mistake and should have gotten agriculture degrees.

  Fried chicken lunches land football coach in hot water

A high school coach in Texas faces $73,000 in fines after hosting fried chicken fund-raising lunches which state officials say violated agriculture department regulations. KPRC’s Rachel McNeill reports.

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