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Livestock: Healthy pastures drop U.S. June cattle placements by 6 pct

Reuters — The number of cattle placed in U.S. feedlots in June fell 6 per cent from a year ago as plentiful grazing land allowed animals to be fattened outside of feedyards longer, a government report showed on Friday.

U.S. July Cattle Supply Falls to Lowest Since ’73 in Price Rally

The U.S. cattle inventory as of July 1 fell to the lowest for the date since records began in 1973, U.S. government data showed after futures in Chicago settled at a record high, signaling higher beef costs.

King Ranch's storied history: from cattle rearing to luxury hunting

Texas' first cattle ranch has grown into a corporate giant with close ties to Florida.

Grain mostly higher, beef and pork higher

Grain futures were mosly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Agriculture - Opinion

We are blessed to live in a state with abundant water resources. However, there are times when the state experiences flooding or drought conditions. ...

Calls for factory farming to be election issue

Animal advocates want factory farming to be an election issue, something they'll make clear in a day of action across the country.

Carbon Farming Initiative falls short

EXPERTS say the Carbon Farming Initiative has fallen well short of reaching its key objectives, despite surviving the carbon tax axing.

Grain mixed, livestock higher

Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Futures File: Cattle prices rise as drought continues

Here is this week's edition of Futures File, our weekly commodities wrap-up - please use the attribution as usual: Cattle stampede higher Cattle futures shot into all-time highs again this week, reaching $1.58 per pound on Thursday.

How Levi's launched jeans for women - and a style revolution

Eighty years ago Levi's launched its first range of jeans for women and changed the course of fashion history

Farming camp in Clifton lets kids explore the growing season

CLIFTON – Willie, George and Harry couldn't get enough attention Wednesday morning from the dozen youngsters who fed them grass and leaves.

Annual Texas A&M event offers ins, out of raising beef cattle

While the country is experiencing a boom in cattle sales, ranchers throughout Texas can learn strategies and practices on raising healthy cattle and calves at a beef cattle educational program next mo

Annual Texas A&M program offers ins, out of raising beef cattle

While the country is experiencing a boom in cattle sales, ranchers throughout Texas can learn strategies and practices on raising healthy cattle and calves at a beef cattle educational program next mo

Harithotsavam to boost vegetable farming

Vegetable farming will be promoted in terraces as well as barren lands as part of the ‘Harithotsavam @ Kozhikode’ project being implemented by the district administration.

DA says farm mechanization crucial in attaining rice self-sufficiency (Department of Agriculture of the Republic of ...

(Source: Department of Agriculture of the Republic of the Philippines) Created on Friday, 25 July 2014 The Department of Agriculture said today farm mechanization, specifically the use of "combined harvesters," a machine that combines three separate operations comprising harvesting-reaping, threshing and winnowing- into a single process, could be what we need to reach the targeted rice harvest ...

Cattle prices lift

DEMAND across all sectors of the cattle market generally improved this week, with the EYCI up 5.75c to 339.25c/kg cwt.

New China feed grain rule unworkable: U.S. export group

By Christine Stebbins CHICAGO (Reuters) - The biggest U.S. grain export association called on China on Thursday to rescind its latest restriction of a GMO corn strain, saying the new demand was unworkable. Trade sources said China issued the new requirement affecting distiller's dried grains (DDG), a popular livestock feed that is a by-product of corn ethanol manufacturing. Traders say China is ...

Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.

Thwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlers

Squaring up to Senegal's cattle rustlers

Health, agriculture key to Africa's development: Bill Gates

Health and agriculture development are key if African countries are to overcome poverty and grow, US software billionaire Bill Gates said Thursday, as he received an honourary degree in Ethiopia. "By getting things right in these two areas, the gains can be exceptional," Gates said, calling health and agriculture "enabling factors for all the other things that need to be done." "This Boko Haram ...

National Rally Against Factory Farming

Animal advocates and members of the public all over New Zealand will unite for a ‘National Day of Action Against Factory Farming’ Saturday, tomorrow 26 July in response to two recent exposés that showed horrific conditions on pig factory farms.

Rally against factory farming marks four weeks of suffering - SAFE

Animal advocates and members of the public all over New Zealand will unite for a ‘National Day of Action Against Factory Farming’ Saturday, tomorrow 26 July in response to two recent exposés that showed horrific conditions on pig factory farms.

Grain mixed, beef higher and pork lower

Grain futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was 2 cents lower at $5.2875 a bushel; Sept corn was 1 cent lower at 3.6150 a bushel; Dec oats were 1.75 cents higher ...

In the Loop: Who knew Afghans don’t like soybeans?

The inspector general hits the Agriculture Department over a $34.4 million program to grow and process soybeans in Afghanistan

Milking creativity from rural life

DAIRY farming in Panmure might not seem like the ideal subject matter for poetry, but Brendan Ryan has been proving otherwise.

Grain mixed, livestock mostly lower

Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was unchanged at $5.3075 a bushel; Sept corn was 4.5 cents lower at $3.58 a bushel; Dec oats were ...

Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. & the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Announce Signing of Memorandum of ...

Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture , a world leading research organization whose mission is to facilitate solutions to overcome hunger and poverty in Africa and the tropics, while preserving the natural resources integrity, jointly announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between IITA and ZGSI’s wholly owned, UK-based subsidiary ...

Ten Million Green Revolutions: African Agriculture's New Front Line

Plastic water canisters are lined up in long queues outside the pump houses by the side of the road in Emali, Eastern Kenya. Dead stalks of maize stand all along the roadside, victim to a drought that has ruined crops across Makueni County. The kind of droughts that happened once per [...]

Agriculture leaders, EPA spar over regulations

WASHINGTON — The war of words between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Iowa’s agricultural interests is heating up — and not even face-to-face meetings seem to be easing tensions. This week, Sen. Chuck Grassley, D-Iowa, joined several other members of the Senate Agriculture Committee in a closed-door meeting with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Capitol Hill. The committee’s ...

Farmers, rail companies facing challenges moving grain

It has been a dramatic year for grain farmers.  A massive bumper crop followed by a hard time moving it across the prairies inspired the federal government to get involved and force rail companies to move more grain. The 2013 grain glut really affected farmers like Curtis McRae.

Grain higher, beef higher and pork lower

Grain futures were higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Youth out of touch with farming

A survey of city teenagers has confirmed what many have long suspected - most do not know much about farming and food production.

Call for farming to be sexy at Ribble Valley plant opening

FARMING needs to make itself sexy and exciting, TV presenter Adam Henson claimed as he opened Ribble Valley animal feed company Dugdale Nutrition’s new £1 million plant.

Grain mixed the CBOT, cattle and pork lower on the CME

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Bankers Healthcare Group Sponsors Lifestyle Medicine 2014

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of innovative financing solutions for healthcare professionals, has been named a Gold Sponsor of Lifestyle Medicine 2014, the annual meeting of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. The CME accredited medical education event is titled, Treat the Cause: Evidence-Based Practice, and will be ...

Wilkins family farming for life

LAMAR — Farming is all the Wilkins family knows. The Johnson County Farm Family of the Year and Northwest District Farm Family of the Year winners Billy Joe and Courtney couldn’t imagine living any...

U.S. grain farmers resort to giant storage bags to avoid cheap sales

As U.S. farmers turn in record grain crops this autumn, many will have a powerful new tool - giant sausage-shaped storage bags - to help them avoid the lowest prices in years and gain more control over trade with giants such as Cargill Inc. They allow farmers to store millions of bushels of corn and soybeans at a fraction the cost of conventional silos and far more efficiently than leaving grain ...

Is hunting high fenced ranches 'sporting?'

With the outdoor hunting shows coming up in a few weeks and many hunters making plans for their fall hunting trips, I though it might be interesting this week to discuss hunting on high fences ranches

Race for North Dakota's agriculture commissioner is all about oil

By Ernest Scheyder TOWNER North Dakota (Reuters) - North Dakota's biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state's agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a rising Democratic challenger who could limit development of new wells and pipelines. With a legislature that meets only every two years, North Dakota has given an unusual amount of power to ...

Cattle Futures Reaching Record Signal Higher Steak Costs

Cattle futures surged to a record, signaling Americans will have to keeping paying more for burgers and steaks in the midst of barbecue season.

Cattle prices way behind overseas

WHEN you compare Australian cattle prices with those overseas, a significant price rise doesn’t appear so “pie in the sky”.

Hiking event offered at King-Swett Ranches

Hike the hills between the cities of Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo — known as the King-Swett Ranches.

Canadian National Sees End to Grain Backup That Crimped Shippers

Canadian National Railway Co. (CNR) predicted that most of the country’s grain backlog will be cleared by month’s end, easing the shipping tie-ups that sparked farmers’ complaints and spurred federal legislation.

Walker Ranches earns new honor

Walker Ranches has received another award for the conservation efforts of its owners, Gary and Georgia Walker. This time, it comes from the Palmer Land Trust, a Colorado Springs organization that is branching out into Southern Colorado.

Agriculture chief visits water-starved families

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies. ...

Terraqua sells to Fay Ranches, Montana brokerage refocuses on Colorado

Longtime ranch and land broker John Watson of Colorado has joined Western U.S. brokerage firm Fay Ranches.

Press Release

SOUTHWEST RANCHES Fla. July 16 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Â Bankers Healthcare Group a leading provider of innovative financing solutions for healthcare professionals has been named one of the 100 top earning Hispanic-owned companies by HispanicBusiness.com.

Bankers Healthcare Group Earns Spot on 2014 HispanicBusiness 100

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of innovative financing solutions for healthcare professionals, has been named one of the 100 top earning Hispanic-owned companies by HispanicBusiness.com. "The companies on the HispanicBusiness 100 have reached a level that sets them apart from the rest, and deserve to be recognized as such ...

Top Texas ranches for sale

Ranch life defines the spirit of Old Texas and is imbued with a certain romantic element that seems unique to the Lone Star State.

Pines puts up a wall along part of border with Southwest Ranches

The newest barrier has gone up in the ongoing dispute over road access between Southwest Ranches and Pembroke Pines.
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