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S.Korea rejects Argentinian feed wheat after genetic changes found

SEOUL, July 26 South Korea rejected a shipment of Argentinian feed wheat after finding unapproved genetically modified strains in the cargo, the country's agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.

11:28am IST

As pastoralist land shrinks, Maasai women take livestock lead

ENAIBOSHO, Kenya, July 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a cold afternoon, three women are gathering dry grass and feeding it into a hand-operated baling machine. In no time, a bale of hay emerges and is hefted onto a waiting pile partially covered with plastic sheeting.

10:30am IST

FEATURE-After violent struggle for land, Thai campaigners face challenge to community farming

KLONG SAI PATTANA, Thailand, July 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - I n Klong Sai Pattana, a rural community carved out of an illegal oil palm plantation by land rights campaigners, new arrivals are given a one-year trial run at being farmers.

6:31am IST

General Mills expands flour recall to more batches

July 25 General Mills Inc said it was expanding its flour recall to more batches after the detection of E. coli in its flour samples that led to four new cases of illnesses.

3:10am IST

UPDATE 1-U.S. seeks options as farm loan funds run out of cash

CHICAGO, July 25 The U.S. government's $2.65 billion operating loan program to help farmers keep their businesses going has already run out of cash for this fiscal year, as requests for federal financial assistance grow amid the worst agricultural downturn in more than a decade, U.S. officials said in an email on Monday.

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Weaker dollar lifts oil prices, but mood remains bearish

SINGAPORE Oil prices rebounded from over three-month lows on Tuesday, lifted by a drop in the dollar, but concerns of ongoing oversupply weighed on markets and many traders are raising their bets on further price falls.