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NE Arkansas farmers to receive federal aid after disaster declarations

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack made disaster declarations for farmers in Mississippi and Craighead counties after they suffered losses and damage after an Oct. 7 storm, the state Agriculture Department announced Wednesday.

7 Investigates: Cattle truck involved in crash had two violations in inspections

A cattle truck involved in a crash on Interstate 20 in Gregg County Wednesday was cited in 2014 for two violations by carrier inspectors.

Mega harvest leaves U.S. farmers battling bugs in storage bins

Still flush with cash after years of record income and with shipping rates near record highs, farmers have resources to store grain rather than sell into a down market. "The last several years we have not held on very long," said Mike Brzon, who raises corn, soybeans and wheat on his farm in Courtland, Kansas. Knowing they could store their grain well into 2015, many farmers and grain elevators ...

U.S. livestock: CME live cattle rebound with beef prices

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures on Wednesday erased Tuesday’s losses, aided by short-covering and the upswing in wholesale beef prices, traders said.

Grain mixed, livestock higher

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

STEM/agriculture program for school kids included fun element

About 20 fourth-graders smiled as they ate dirt Wednesday morning.

No-till agriculture may not bring hoped-for boost in global crop yields, study finds

No-till farming, a key conservation agriculture strategy that avoids conventional plowing and otherwise disturbing the soil, may not bring a hoped-for boost in crop yields in much of the world, according to an extensive new meta-analysis by an international team led by the University of California, Davis. As the core principle of conservation agriculture, no-till has been promoted worldwide in ...

Warnings after Theileriosis outbreak

A RECENT outbreak of the fatal tick-borne cattle disease Theileriosis in a beef herd near Millicent in South Australia means Tasmania is now the only Australian State not affected.

18-wheeler hauling cattle overturns on I-20 in Gregg County

 A wreck involving an overturned big rig carrying cattle is causing delays on the interstate in Gregg County.

Shun GMOs, promote eco-agriculture — Greenpeace

Environmental advocacy group Greenpeace Philippines called on Filipinos to stand up and fight for the country’s diversified food crops, and promote ecological agriculture, as the Philippines joined other nations in marking World Food Day last week. “Demand for government’s support for ecological agriculture — highly vital in addressing food security and health issue,” Greenpeace Ecological ...

Agriculture - Opinion

Nebraskans have a unique opportunity Nov. 4 that I have not seen available in elections in the last 25 years -- the election of Dave Domina to the U.S. Senate. ...

A Glimpse of an Ideal Farming Community

‘Unsung heroines’ are these admirable women’s groups. Their lives have been transformed by the significant shift they made in their farming practice in the same breath that they have transformed the quality of the farm products they have heretofore produced. The post A Glimpse of an Ideal Farming Community appeared first on Davao Today .

Grain mostly higher, livestock higher

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

Andersons Buys 2 Grain Companies to Expand Corn Business

Andersons (ANDE) has acquired the assets of United Grain and Keller Grain.

Grain higher, beef and pork lower

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

Nestlé Inaugurates Major Dairy Farming Institute In China

Nestle has inaugurated the Dairy Farming Institute in Northeast China, in one of the company's biggest dairy investments that will help modernise Chinese dairy farming practices to enable farmers to meet the country's fast-growing milk demand in a sustainable manner in the years ahead.

Precision Farming Market Worth $4.55 Billion by 2020

DALLAS, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report " Precision Farming Market - b y Technology (GPS/GNSS, GIS, Remote Sensing & VRT), Components (Automation & Control, ...

Carroll County agricultural company expanding, adding 51 new jobs

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Andrews Farming Inc., and its sister company ANDCO Logistics Inc., will invest more than $5.6 million to expand their operation in Carroll County. The operation includes agricultural production, warehousing, and distribution.

Masidi urges farmers not to ignore children's education

RANAU: The farming community here has been advised to not ignore their children's education while focusing their efforts on being successful farmers.

Grain Higher, Livestock Mixed

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

Klassen: Feeder cattle experience volatile price action

Western Canada’s feeder cattle prices traded in an volatile fashion this past week due to uncertain economics and beef demand uncertainty.

Mushroom farming to be promoted in urban areas: NHB

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) To promote mushroom farming in urban and peri-urban residential areas, the National Horticulture Board (NHB) Tuesday said it is working out on a feasibility study to permit mushroom crops on roof tops.

Cattle under fire throughout Nevada

ELKO, Nev. -- Dozens of cattle have been shot mysteriously in Northern Nevada. The Nevada Cattlemen's Association said so far about 65 head of cattle have been injured and some even killed in the shooting spree over the last three months. Nevada ranchers are now offering more than $25,000 as a reward to catch the person or people responsible in this shooting spree. ...

FMG extends its university scholarship programme

Applications for FMG’s agriculture scholarships are now open and will this year include school leavers looking to study ag-based degrees at Waikato University.

FG to make agriculture attractive to students

The Federal Government on Monday inaugurated a programme aimed at making agriculture business attractive to secondary school students across the country. President Goodluck Jonathan flagged off the project, nicknamed the National Schools Agriculture Programme, on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Schools Agriculture ...

Inaugural train loads at new Wisconsin grain terminal

CP-served grain facility in Wisconsin capable of loading entire trains MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The inaugural train from Landmark Services Cooperative's new Fall River, Wis., grain terminal is loading today, consisting of 100 cars of soybeans for export through the Gulf Coast. The departure marks the creation of new shipping options and an ability to reach new markets for ...

Grain Lower, Livestock Mixed

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

U.S. cattle industry grapples with quality versus quantity

Cheaper feed and the removal of a feed additive are bringing U.S. The industry has depended on growth promoters known as beta-agonists for extra tonnage to counter the smallest U.S.

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce promises to defend family farms

Oct. 20, 2014, 6:46 p.m. The federal government has been urged to consider building a new continental highway running thousands of kilometres from the east coast to the west coast through to improve the nation's freight movements.

China Wastes Enough Grain to Feed 200 Million

China's farmers and food companies waste 35 million metric tons a year of grain through subpar storage and excess processing

Candidates for Texas agriculture chief have deep roots on the farm

AUSTIN — Daily chores included gathering eggs and milking cows. They started working young and didn’t let up. That was life on the farm, and it began in much the same way for the top contenders for state agriculture commissioner.

Grain News

Washington—The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and 29 other major national and state agricultural organizations have urged the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to reconsider and revamp proposed new rules for rail tank cars hauling crude oil and ethanol to avoid exacerbating already significant disruptions to rail service.

Muhammad, Mountain Lions, And Cattle Rustling

In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, a look inside the many lives of Muhammad, the Mountain Lions of Hollywood, and contraband cattle.

As Cattle Prices Climb, Ranchers Watch Out For Bovine Thievery

Across the U.S., cattle prices are at record highs. So ranchers and special rangers are working to protect herds from cattle rustlers — thieves looking to sell off stolen animals at auction.

Spotlight on health and safety in agribusiness

Waikato farming business leaders meet in Te Awamutu next week for an interactive session on driving effective health and safety practices. The Waikato branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) has worked with Progressive Agri to offer the health and safety session, and branch chairman, Margaret Devlin, said it will ensure owners and directors of farming businesses better understand their ...

Young farmers, fishers give brighter future to agriculture, DA says

The Department of Agriculture said with younger people getting involved in farming and fisheries, there is a brighter future for agriculture.Addressing the World Food Day celebration held on October 16 at the Liwasang Aurora, Quezon City Memorial Circle, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said in the baseline survey conducted by the DA's Philippine Rural Development Plan, the average age of ...

Maui's Upcountry: Laid-back vibe, cool breezes and farm-to-table food

Some people call Maui the world's best island. Yes, it has great beaches, but to me, it also has too many people and too much traffic. And Wailea, Kaanapali and Kapalua? Beautiful but bland.

Farmers on high alert after cattle tick fever death on Tweed

TWEED cattle farmers are on high alert after a local cow died of cattle tick fever, the first such death in NSW in two years.

Reserve At The Ranches Grand Preview This Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, October 18th and 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PRWeb October 16, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12252309.htm

FARMING SIMULATOR 15: "A Day on the Farm" video!

Sticking to the recipe that has so far proved such a smash hit (over 2 million units sold on PC and consoles with the previous 2013 version), the Farming Simulator franchise will be entering a whole new era in October! A new graphics and physics engine, new visual effects, a new interface, new gameplay mechanics, new vehicles and, of course, a new and vast game environment. Farming Simulator 15 ...

The 2014 Land Report 100: America's Largest Landowners Making Even Bigger Investments

DALLAS, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing the trend of investing in some of America's most iconic viewsheds and working landscapes, The Land Report released the 2014 Land Report 100 presented by Fay Ranches highlighting the major investments and even bigger personalities of America's largest landowners. Among the major movers is nationally known homebuilder D.R. Horton, founder and ...

Indoor Agriculture Conference to Host Leaders in Agriculture Technology, Vertical Farming, Commercial Greenhouses

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- via PRWEB - Indoor agriculture is experiencing rapid growth as drought, supply chain challenges and the scarcity of new farmland force growers to seek more efficient and sustainable ...

Moreno Ranches to Show Top Brahman Show Cattle at ABBA National Brahman Show, October 12-16, 2014

Moreno Ranches is a Florida producer of superior Brahman Cattle. They will participate in the ABBA National Brahman Show in Dallas, Texas, on October 12-16, showcasing their top Brahman show cattle. (PRWeb October 13, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/ABBA/Brahmans/prweb12244994.htm

Boy, 9, drowns in backyard pool in Southwest Ranches

A nine-year-old boy drowned in a backyard pool Sunday night.

Prestigious Land Brokerages Combine Resources to Form Powerful Team in Asset Class

DENVER, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fay Ranches and Republic Ranches, two of the most successful land brokerage firms in the country, are announcing a groundbreaking strategic alliance that will create one of the most powerful brokerage teams in the United States and further expand each company's reach and breadth of services.  The two firms have built strong business relationships over the ...

Aeon Adds Rice Paddies to Farming Ventures

(Corrects headline of Oct. 8 story to remove reference to scale of Aeon’s rice-farming ambitions, adds cooperative reference in second graph.) Aeon Co. (8267) , Japan ’s largest supermarket chain that sells everything from fresh food to bicycles across 424 stores, plans to add rice fields to its farming portfolio, possibly making it the nation’s biggest corporate grower of the grain.

Deseret Ranches' future metropolis would dam creeks for water

A tough choice over Central Florida's water future is unfolding now as the giant Deseret Ranches proposes to dam a pair of creeks, an idea rejected long ago by state officials as environmentally unacceptable.

15-year net loss in Texas farms, ranches and forests exceeds 1 million acres

Texas experienced a net loss of nearly 1.1 million acres of privately owned farms, ranches and forests from 1997 to 2012, continuing the trend of rural land conversion and fragmentation in Texas, acco

Harvesting hops in the final days of Yakima's season

Edgar Silva, 20, harvests Tomahawk hops at Loftus Ranches in Yakima on one of the final days of the 2014 growing season. Tomahawk hops are highly bitter due to their high alpha acid content, and just one of the varieties grown on the farm's 950 acres of hops.

Outsiders say keep elk, not ranches

The National Park Service received more than 3,000 comment letters on the preparation of a plan that will govern the future of West Marin’s dairy and cattle ranches in the Point Reyes National Seashore. The vast majority of opinions, sent from outside West Marin, denounced attempts to remove free-ranging herds...
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