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'Critical' Wildfire Weather Expected In Texas, Oklahoma

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters are warning of dangerous wildfire conditions Monday in parts of Texas and Oklahoma.

Red flag warnings have been issued for western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle and parts of West Texas. 110 more words

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University of Wisconsin - Madison leads Volunteers to Peace Corps Agriculture

Joining the Peace Corps was a natural next step for Rita Argus and Daniel Stevenson after they earned their degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. 852 more words

Africa And Middle East

Russia World Wheat Exports Leader: Shipping Over 25 Million Tonnes

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On Thursday, the Russian Export Centre told us that Russia became the world leader in wheat exports in 2016:

According to evaluations, in 2016, Russia’s wheat exports exceeded 25 million tonnes, which surpassed last year’s record by about 14 percent.

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Texas Ranks Among Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing States in 2016

Today, Peace Corps announced that Texas ranks No. 8 among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers. There are 277 volunteers from Texas currently serving worldwide, and 7,606 Texans have served in the Peace Corps since the agency’s founding in 1961. 374 more words

Africa And Middle East

Making A Difference With Agriculture, One Seed At A Time

Tia Sandoval wanted more than just an office job after graduation.

After studying abroad throughout her undergraduate career, she longed for more adventure and wonder. But it wasn’t until she sat down with her mother to discuss her post-grad opportunities that it all clicked. 608 more words

Europe, Asia, And Pacific Islands

Grain Powerhouse: Russia “To Be Among Top Grain Exporters for a Long Time”

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Russia set a record for the agricultural sector by harvesting almost 112 million tonnes of grain by 4 October, setting a 25-year record. Furthermore, Bloomberg reports that Russia is becoming the world’s grain-export powerhouse. 525 more words

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Purdue Graduate Excels as Peace Corps Agriculture Volunteer


Name: Caroline Schier

Major:  Environmental and Natural Resource Engineering

School: Purdue University

Sector: Agriculture

Although agriculture is the primary economic activity in most countries, many communities are still not able to produce enough food, manage their water supply or implement sustainable practices for the future generations to follow. 482 more words

Africa And Middle East