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Cattle-killer tigress trapped

A tigress, which had attacked three head of cattle in a span of two days and killed one in Hirehalli of H D Kote taluk, was captured by the Forest department on Wednesday. The big cat was trapped early morning in a cage set up in the village by the Forest department. Earlier, efforts to drive away the animal into the forest by bursting crackers had failed. Also, an operation using elephants to ...

U.S. livestock: CME feeder cattle extend limit-down string to fifth day

Chicago | Reuters – Thinly traded Chicago Mercantile Exchange feeder cattle futures settled down their three cents per pound daily price limit for a fifth straight day on Wednesday, led by the recent plunge in cash feeder cattle prices, traders said.

U.S. livestock: CME feeder cattle drop limit fourth straight session

Chicago | Reuters — Lightly-traded Chicago Mercantile Exchange feeder cattle futures finished down their three cents per pound daily price limit on Tuesday for a fourth day in a row following sharply lower cash prices, traders said.

Agricultural-tech startup FarmLogs raises $10M

A good deal of modern farming is being done in the cloud, not just the soil, using data science as well as tractors and combines as tools – at least that’s the way Michigan agricultural technology startup ...

Grain higher, livestock lower

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

Russia curbs grain exports to cool domestic prices

* Deputy PM meets with grain exporters to discuss curbs * Traders' lobby complains of hidden state regulation * Egypt says confident Russia will honour contracts (Adds details from Deputy PM meeting with exporters) By Polina Devitt and Sarah McFarlane MOSCOW, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Russia, one of the world's main wheat exporters, is taking steps to restrict grain exports in an attempt to cool ...

Kimberley cattle stocks to soar

Top cattleman predicts big increase in Kimberley herd as demand booms. ‖ Abattoir expansion

Cattle numbers back with rain

WITH good rain recorded on the east coast last week, national saleyard throughput so far this week decreased 10pc week-on-week.

Vermicomposting takes roots among Bacolor farmers

BACOLOR -- Some farmers here have scrapped conventional farming, citing that it is not only dangerous for human consumption due to chemical fertilizers, but is also costly to maintain. With growing awareness about the different processes of organic farming, the town of Bacolor, particularly in Barangay Sta.

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

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

Grain Mixed and Livestock Lower

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

Two-Thirds of Canadians Support a Ban on Fur Farming, Survey Finds

In the wake of a new survey showing that 68 percent of Canadians with an opinion support a ban on fur farming in Canada, Humane Society International/Canada is renewing its call for a federal prohibition....

CV ‘has edge’ in food processing

AS THE agriculture sector has taken a backseat to the industry and services sectors, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) has worked with the Department of Agriculture to help the sector perform better. Neda 7 Director Efren Carreon admitted that Central Visayas may not be able to compete with the regions in Mindanao due to its smaller land areas, but said it has an edge when ...

Egypt's GASC says Russian wheat will remain in its tenders

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), said on Wednesday it was confident all Russian wheat import contracts would be honoured and that it would continue to include Russia as an origin in its import tenders. Sources told Reuters on Tuesday that Russia's Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service (VPSS) had restricted grain ...

Organic farming practiced mainly in 12 states: Ministry of Agriculture

The meeting of Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture, chaired by Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, discussed the topic, according to an official statement.

Trimble Expands PurePixel Solution to Canadian and European Agriculture Markets

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (TRMB) announced today that its PurePixel™ Precision Vegetation Health solution is now available in Canada and Europe. Previously the solution was available only in the U.S. In addition, Trimble now provides PurePixel data for download using the common shapefile format, and it has added a chlorophyll index map—an improved technology for ...

Avian flu confirmed in wild birds in Washington; officials say no immediate health concern

SEATTLE - Agriculture officials said Tuesday they've found avian influenza in wild birds in Washington state but there's no immediate public health concern.

Poll: Utah residents crave local agriculture

A new poll by Envision Utah that shows more and more Utah residents want access to high-quality, locally grown fruit and...

Avian flu confirmed in wild birds in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) " Agriculture officials said Tuesday they've found avian influenza in wild birds in Washington state but there's no immediate public health concern.The U.S. Department of Agriculture said separate strains of the H5...

Cattle Herd Rebuild To Lower Beef Prices

At about 90 million head, the American beef cattle herd is at historic lows not seen since the early 1950s. But a herd repopulation appears to be forming that likely will drop beef prices for consumers next year.

Big gains for Australian grain

IN spite of a lack of fundamental news, grain prices have rallied sharply over the past week.

Organic farmers to get a break on agriculture fees

An organic farming seed planted in the latest farm bill sprouted Tuesday, broadening exemptions from conventional crop promotion fees. Click to Continue »

Grain mixed, livestock lower

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

Help Available for Wildfire-Impacted Ranches and Private Forestland

DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has funds available through its Catastrophic Fire Recovery Initiative to address the immediate impacts of fire on natural resources on land that has suffered impacts from recent California wildfires.  This assistance is available to agricultural operators or private non-industrial forest ...

From farm to table: Do you know where your beef comes from?

From how the ranches treat their animals, to USDA grading, to selection of the cut, to dinner plates and grocery stores nationwide. We take a closer look at the beef industry.

Grain lower and livestock lower

Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery was unchanged at $6.19 a bushel; Mar corn was 2.50 cents lower at $4.06 a bushel; Mar oats were unchanged ...

Bankers Healthcare Group Joins The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program To Support Needy Families

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each holiday season, the Salvation Army works with local businesses, churches and schools to collect gifts for needy children and teens who otherwise may not receive any presents for the holidays. Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of innovative financing solutions for healthcare professionals, was one of the more than 100 ...

Russia might yet break promise to avoid grain export curbs -analysts

Russia may be forced into protecting domestic bread prices from the country's currency crisis later in the 2014/15 marketing year, analysts said, challenging government pledges to avoid curbs on grain ...

Farming sparks Iowa economy

Following a significant agricultural boost that began in 2007, farming continues to be a main factor in Iowa’s economy, and experts expect it continue this way.

Farming couple fined for riding quad bikes without helmets

A farming couple from Canvastown near Blenheim have been fined $20,000 each for offences involving the use of quad bikes on the farm where they have a share-milking partnership.

Cow Economy Faces a Pinch

Cattle hauler Preston Newcomer found lucrative work in recent years moving cows from a quarantine center in Pennsylvania to the Port of Wilmington, Del., for export on floating feedlots to countries such ...

A big herd: Dairy cattle numbers on rise

Dairy cattle numbers have increased by 4 per cent over the past year to reach an all-time high of 6.7 million, according to Statistics New Zealand.

DA on alert against smuggled garlic

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is strictly monitoring the supply of garlic in the country, particularly the entry of imported varieties, to avoid smuggling, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said here yesterday. Alcala said DA is engaging in modern farming technologies to increase garlic production and to expand the areas of plantation to augment the supply by at least 30 to 40 percent.

Grain mostly higher, livestock mostly lower

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

Dairy Herd Management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced speakers for the 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum, "Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century," to be held from Feb. 19-20, 2015, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Va. The forum's plenary speakers and sessions will take a global, modern look at different aspects of today's agriculture industry.

China Green Agriculture to Hold a National Distributor Conference in Xi'an

XI'AN, China, Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE:  CGA; "China Green Agriculture", "CGA" or the "Company"), a company that mainly produces and ...

Agriculture key component for big banks

AUSTRALIA’S prosperity in the past decade may have been underpinned by the resources industry but it might be worth knowing that the big four banks have roughly twice as much exposure to agriculture than they do to resources

More than 100 riders saddle up in Davie to honor fallen 16-year-old equestrian

a clear and sparkling morning, more than 100 riders from South Florida's equestrian community saddled up for a two-mile ride Sunday to celebrate the life of 16-year-old Maria Lucia Rodrigo, who died 10 days ago while riding in nearby Southwest Ranches.

Dutch firm to introduce natural farming products

DUTCH company Koppert Biological Systems will boost its presence in the Philippines next year, a move expected to help revive the declining natural farming practice among Filipino farmers. Asia Pacific area manager Bram Koppert said the company will make its products available in the Philippines through Allied Botanical Corp.

Pinnacle of organic farming at Phil Foster Ranches

Workers stood in waist-high greenery in a quarter-mile-long stretch of crops in Hollister packing, cutting and stacking celery on a cool December morning.

Can Organic Farming Feed a Hungry Planet?

Long touted as the only sensible alternative to an industrial agriculture system that has wreaked all sorts of environmental havoc, organic farming has nevertheless been forced to limp its way through the debates surrounding the future of our global food supply. The notion of farming without chemicals is dogged by an Achilles' heel of epic proportion: Simply put, you can’t feed the planet with ...

Dh500 fine for keeping flower pots in car park

Emaar warns Emirates Living and Arabian Ranches residents against flouting community rules

Florida's Fastest-Growing Private Companies Are Evidence Of Economic Momentum

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2014 Florida Fast 100 recognizes Florida's fastest-growing private companies based on 2011-2013 revenue. This year, construction ...

As beef prices rise, cattle herds go missing in Idaho

More than 150 cattle valued at about $350,000 have been reported missing in southeastern Idaho, and authorities suspect modern-day cattle rustling as beef prices have soared. "Right now it's just ...

Organic farming more drought resistant: Report

Organic farms may be a lot more productive than previously thought, and they be able may perform better in tough times, according to a study.

Several thousand cattle quarantined near Yellowstone

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - Several thousand head of cattle have been quarantined in Montana after a cow near Yellowstone National Park tested positive for brucellosis, the livestock disease much feared by ranchers and also carried by elk and bison, state livestock officials said on Friday.   The disruption comes at a crucial moment for the region's beef producers, who are in the midst of ...

The next hot tech bet...farming?

From big data to drone technology, VCs are investing in companies that will change the way we think about farming.

Horse, rider die in Southwest Ranches

A horse and a teenager were found dead on a riding path Thursday in Southwest Ranches, Davie police said. The discovery was made by a canal off Griffin Road and Southwest 188th Avenue after 4 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses said they had seen the teen, who appeared to be a very experienced rider, riding her horse at full speed along the canal. Vicki Geddis told Local 10 News she saw the horse and rider ...

Horse & Rider Found Dead In Southwest Ranches

Davie Police are investigating the death of a rider and horse on Thursday afternoon.

Why India’s agriculture and allied sectors are influential

Agriculture is usually considered the backbone of an economy. India has a large amount of agrarian land. It also has suitable weather conditions.
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