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Grain lower, livestock mixed

Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery unchanged at $4.96 a bushel; May corn was 1.25 cents higher at $3.8975 a bushel; May oats were unchanged ...

Agriculture to be celebrated in Ontario County

The public is invited to celebrate Ontario County's vibrant farming community at the annual Agriculture Appreciation Celebration.

Farming Evolution draws big crowds

"It's not how much water you get but the amount you get into the soil." This was just one of dozens of take home messages from the Farming Evolution 2015 event that was held in Holyoke on Feb.

Agriculture Canada battles tomato blight on P.E.I.

Agriculture Canada has launched a campaign to encourage Prince Edward Islanders to grow blight-resistant tomatoes this summer. A new aggressive strain of late blight devastated tomato crops last season. "You've probably heard the last couple of years home gardeners saying I just can't grow tomatoes any more because of blight," Agriculture Canada research scientist Rick Peters told CBC News. US ...

Canadian cattle industry hoping weak loonie will revive bull market

Even with high cattle prices, Calgary Bull Sale has been on the decline for the past decade because of mad cow disease and technology

Grain Belt Express set for next phase

DECATUR – The development of the proposed $2 billion Grain Belt Express electricity transmission line is running right on schedule.

Rogue cattle pose threat

Cattle roaming free between Broome and Derby have been involved in 32 vehicle accidents over the past five years, including one fatality and another requiring medical attention.

DA turns over farm assistance to Davao farmers and fishers (Department of Agriculture of the Republic of the ...

(Source: Department of Agriculture of the Republic of the Philippines) Created on Thursday, 05 March 2015 Published Date Hundreds of farmers, fishers and their organizations received farm machineries and equipment amounting to P127.4 million from Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala and Senate Committee Chair on Agriculture and Food Senator Cynthia Villar during the mass turn over of various ...

Narrogin bull sale to $10,250

Continued increased cattle prices resulted in average prices lifting at the Countryman Invitational Bull Sale last week at the WA College of Agriculture, Narrogin.

Precision farming to cut pesticide use

The Krishi Vignana Kendra of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has developed a precision farming module for bitter gourd cultivation with a view to lowering pesticide contamin...

COOK CLUB: Gently poached salmon tops trendy grain bowl

Poaching outside of the kitchen is illegal, a practice of thieves and other ne’er-do-wells. In the kitchen, though, poaching becomes more gentlemanly. Poaching — cooking in simmering...

Grow Riverside takes a stand for local farming

Preparations have begun for Grow Riverside, a three-day conference that encourages small farming. The conference takes place June 11-13, but lead-up events begin this month. Among them is a farm-to-table dinner put on in a Riverside citrus grove...

Cattle prices slip, again

a sharp fall in export beef prices is taking its toll on domestic cattle markets. THEY say what goes up must come down, but it's not gravity that's at play in the young cattle market forcing prices down at the moment.

Traditional beliefs promote sustainability in West Africa

Sacred forests and traditional beliefs are shaping sustainable farming practices in communities in West Africa, according to new research. Scientists carried out a unique 18-month study in Liberia, examining the traditional agriculture of the Loma people where farmers do not use industrial farming practices or artificial fertilizers. They found sacred forests and ancestral lands were valued more ...

Grain mostly lower, livestock higher

Grain futures were mostly lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery were off 10 cents to $4.96 a bushel; May corn fell 1.50 cents to 3.8950 a bushel; May oats were 1 cent higher ...

‘Climate smart agriculture’ forum revealed by IIEA

New initiative to examine climate friendly practices and policies in farming

Farming policies will be crucial in May elections

With the chances of a single political party winning the General Election on May 7 being small, the farming and rural policies of all parties, big and small, may be crucial according to the NFU president Meurig Raymond.

Somalia top priority in U.N. agriculture organisation funding appeal

((This corrected version of the story fixes name to Burgeon throughout).) By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched an emergency appeal for $697 million to help 30 million people in 31 crisis-hit countries, a senior official with the U.N. agency said on Tuesday. Somalia, Syria and countries in the Sahel region of Africa are ...

Somalia top priority in U.N. agriculture organisation funding appeal: TRFN

By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched an emergency appeal for $697 million to help 30 million people in 31 crisis-hit countries, a senior official with the U.N. agency said on Tuesday. Somalia, Syria and countries in the Sahel region of Africa are some of the areas requiring the greatest assistance to boost agriculture and ...

Agriculture Remains a Pillar

Agriculture continues to be a pillar of the Polk County economy, although its relative share of the economic pie continues to shrink.

Emerald cargo sets sail

Emerald Grain's first ever canola shipment from the Geraldton port set sail last week.

Bill would boost marketing of agriculture exports to Cuba

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Seeking to fan agriculture exports to Cuba, a Minnesota House panel took initial steps Tuesday to spend state money on promoting the shipment of goods to the island nation amid improving relations with the United States.

Cattle slaughter, in varying degrees

With Maharashtra’s long-pending Bill widening its ban on cow slaughter g...

Somalia top priority in U.N. agriculture organization funding appeal

By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched an emergency appeal for $697 million to help 30 million people in 31 crisis-hit countries, a senior official with the U.N. agency said on Tuesday. Somalia, Syria and countries in the Sahel region of Africa are some of the areas requiring the greatest assistance to boost agriculture and ...

From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming

Sara Creech's nursing career fell apart after she returned from Iraq with PTSD. She found purpose — and a new path — on the farm. Now, the USDA is giving veterans like her more financial support.

Cattle outlook 'persistently strong': ABARES

CATTLE saleyard prices should sit just above 400c/kg in 2015-16, and stay there to 2017-18, says ABARES.

Grain Lower, Livestock Lower

Grain lower on the CBOT, beef lower, pork lower on the CME

HSBC marks muted 150th birthday party with grain of rice sculptures

HSBC Holdings Plc toned down celebrations for its 150th anniversary on Tuesday, centering events on Hong Kong where it was founded, after being rocked by allegations its Swiss unit helped clients dodge taxes. Celebrations include a light show beneath its Norman Foster-designed Hong Kong headquarters, two giant grain of rice sculptures and the issuing of a commemorative HK$150 note. Senior ...

Women’s role in rice farming extolled

SCIENCE CITY OF MUÑOZ – The big role of women in rice farming, on top of their main responsibility of keeping the home, is extolled in a section of an exhibit on “bountiful harvest” put up by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (Phil- Rice) here.

Cattle prices remain high at auction

Cattle sold at the Highwood Livestock Auction Market went for healthy prices on Feb. 23. The case of a single cow near Spruce Grove with BSE hasn’t affected prices at the Aldersyde area auction market.

'More TB-resistant' cattle created

Scientists say they have created genetically engineered cattle which are more resistant to tuberculosis.

Cattle From Muskogee County Animal Cruelty Case Up For Auction In Tulsa

Cattle seized from a man charged with cruelty to animals are being auctioned Monday at the Tulsa Stockyards. Despite their condition, there are quite few people interested.

Ten cows die in cattle truck crash

A cattle truck crash in County Fermanagh results in the death of ten cows.

Grain mostly higher, livestock higher

Grain futures were mostly higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery unchanged at $5.13 a bushel; May corn was 2.50 cents lower at $3.9075 a bushel; May oats were ...

ASU talk focuses on vertical agriculture to save space, help environment

For Dickson Despommier and other proponents of vertical agriculture, the future of farming is looking up. Literally. That’s because vertical farming, as the name implies, aims to raise crops in multi-story greenhouses, even warehouses or skyscrapers built or retrofitted for the purpose. “If you farm less on land and more indoors in controlled environments, it has a positive effect on the land by ...

Guide to Mastering Rice: Answers Revealed About Your Favorite Grain

The husk, bran, and germ are removed from white rice, which is grown in long-, medium-, and short-grain varieties. Milling makes the grain more tender than brown rice, and it has a longer shelf life. Brown rice is grown in long-, medium-, and short-grain varieties. It takes about twice as long to cook as white rice because the bran surrounding the kernel is left intact, which also gives the rice ...

New agriculture policy 2015-25 for FATA in offing

PESHAWAR: A new agriculture policy for Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) for next ten years that seek to enhance agriculture and allied sectors productivity for sustainable livelihood, food security and generate employment for tribal people is in the offing.

More U.S. grain elevators accept GMO Syngenta corn banned by China

The number of U.S. grain elevators, mills and feedlots that will buy a type of biotech corn banned by China has more than doubled since July, indicating growing domestic acceptance for a product seen as a potential risk to international trade. The number of locations accepting corn containing Syngenta AG's Agrisure Duracade trait increased to 1,652 from 672 in the past seven months, the ...

WCSO receives Golden Star Award

Published: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 02:40 PM. The WCSO has received the Golden Star Award from the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches for raising more than $60,000 through fundraisers for the organization.

Number of Nebraska farms, ranches declined in 2014

The number of Nebraska farms and ranches declined by 500 from 2013 to 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Moreno Ranches Announces Red & Gray Brahman For Sale at Houston Event, Denim & Diamonds

Moreno Ranches is participating in the American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) international show in Houston, Texas, on March 5-6, 2015. Parallel to the show, the ranch will hold its own “Denim and Diamonds” sale of quality red and gray Brahman cattle for sale in Texas. (PRWeb February 19, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/brahmancattle/texas/prweb12522082.htm

USDA: ND lost smaller farms in 2014 but gained bigger ones

The number of small farms and ranches in North Dakota dropped sharply last year, while the number and size of large farms increased.

USDA: 300 fewer farms, ranches in South Dakota in 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The US. Department of Agriculture says there were 400 fewer small operation farms and ranches in South Dakota last year.

Organic farming continues to rise across the globe

Across the decades of boom and bust that characterize agricultural history runs a trend: the rise and recognition of organic farming worldwide. According to the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM), 2 million of the world’s 1.5 billion farmers are now producing organically, with nearly 80 percent based in developing countries. India boasts the most certified organic ...

Argentina is due a crash. Start looking at ranches now

Argentina goes broke about once every ten years, says Bill Bonner. Its next crisis is overdue. The post Argentina is due a crash. Start looking at ranches now was first published on MoneyWeek .

City slickers head west to dude ranch

The C Lazy ranches in Colorado belongs to investors, not a family, and relies entirely on tourists, not farming, for its earnings

Advanced Brahman Semen and Embryo Breeding Technology Boosted by IVF Program, Announces Moreno Ranches

Moreno Ranches, a producer of superior Brahman cattle, is developing an innovative IVF program to create custom-ordered matings that will guarantee heifers for their clients. The company is a recognized leader in the marriage of technology and agriculture. (PRWeb February 07, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Brahman/CattleBreeding/prweb12502648.htm

Farming industry must embrace the Internet of Things to 'grow enough food'

In the immediate term, the Beecham Research report says that smart farming will allow farmers and growers to improve productivity and reduce waste, ranging from the quantity of fertiliser used to the number of journeys made by farm vehicles.

Broward's 'El Gato' facing prison for nation's biggest pharmaceutical heist

A Southwest Ranches man who played a key role in what prosecutors say was the biggest pharmaceutical drug theft in U.S. history faces as much as 10 years in federal prison when he is sentenced today.

Broward's 'El Gato' sentenced for nation's biggest pharmaceutical heist

A Southwest Ranches man who played a key role in what prosecutors say was the biggest pharmaceutical drug theft in U.S. history was sentenced to more than six years in federal prison Wednesday.
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