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Green shoots: Britain's new breed of farming entrepreneurs

The UK's agriculture sector needs young, innovative workers to help it grow. Rebecca Burn-Callander met three successful self-starters

Bairnsdale prices firm

PRICES for cows and calves held firm at Bairnsdale store cattle sale today and compared well to the same time last year, with similar prices paid.

Ireland’s reliance on agriculture recognised in EU climate deal

Dairy industry can continue to grow without risk of EU fines for methane gas emissions

Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

FILE - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack speaks during a Rural Tour stop at the Iowa State Fair, in this Aug. 19, 2009 file photo taken in Des Moines, Iowa. A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to rural water and wastewater systems with $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S ...

Agriculture - Opinion

I am a 54-year-old man who has become quite jaded in my views toward politicians over the last several years. ... More

Cross-Border cattle rustling costing farmers tens of thousands, says TD

Minister says 555 cattle reported stolen out of population of 6.9 million since January 2012

U.S. livestock: Cash price record lifts CME live cattle to new high

Chicago | Reuters - - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures touched a new high on Thursday in response to record-high prices for market-ready, or cash, cattle, traders said.

Global Whole Grain and High Fiber Foods Market

LONDON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Whole Grain and High Fiber Foods in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Cereals, Baked Food, Snacks, and ...

Grain higher, livestock mixed

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

Council okays CBN’s N100bn ranches fund disbursement

The National Economic Council on Thursday endorsed the disbursement of N100bn by the Central Bank of Nigeria for the establishment of mini ranches nationwide. Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue, who said this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the monthly NEC meeting presided over by Vice-President Namadi Sambo, said the ranches...  [Read More...]

Could This Ethiopian Grain Be the New Quinoa?

It’s drought resistant, easy to harvest and cook, and easier to spell than freekeh and quinoa. Meet teff, the diminutive ancient grain that’s been feeding Ethiopia for 5,000 years—and might soon be coming to a store near you.

Over 80 years of information on Canadian grain elevators now online

WINNIPEG, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Thanks to a partnership with the University of Alberta Libraries, data on grain elevators in Canada collected by the Canadian Grain Commission beginning in 1912 is now freely available online. Fully searchable, digital copies of these records from 1912 to 1998 are openly accessible via the University of Alberta Libraries' website, Peel's Prairie Provinces ...

CBN to spend N100bn on ranches in states

The National Economic Council on Thursday resolved that the Central Bank of Nigeria should provide seed funding of N100bn to assist states establish mini modern ranches across the country. This was one of the solutions proffered to the incessant bloody clashes between cattle rearers and farmers in parts of the country. Governor Gabriel Suswam of...  [Read More...]

Union Pacific Profit Tops Estimates on Bumper Grain Crop

Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) posted third-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates as a bumper grain crop and a rebound in consumer demand boosted shipments at the biggest publicly traded U.S. railroad.

Inocucor Technologies and McGill University to Collaborate on Bio-stimulants for Large-scale Agriculture

Research and product development aimed at increasing crop yields while reducing chemicals in agriculture    MONTREAL, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inocucor Technologies, Inc. and McGill University have signed a research and licensing agreement to co-produce a new class of sustainable bio-stimulant products for large-scale agriculture that have the potential to increase crop yields by at least ...

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

( University of California - Davis ) No-till farming appears to hold promise for boosting crop yields only in dry regions, not in the cool, moist areas of the world, this study found.

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

( University of California - Davis ) No-till farming appears to hold promise for boosting crop yields only in dry regions, not in the cool, moist areas of the world, this study found.

Farm Life

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Marine Harvest Scots operation facing 'challenging' quarter

FISH-FARMING giant Marine Harvest is expecting its Scottish operations to experience a "challenging" fourth quarter in terms of profit, as biological issues and a low harvest take a toll.

Agriculture Department's dangerous injuries to public servants increase

Near death incidents list includes exposure to chemicals and electricity.

Video shows Australian cattle being cruelly treated in Gaza, Jordan and Kuwait

The campaign to end live exports has reignited after new vision emerged showing the cruel mistreatment of Australian animals in Middle Eastern countries.

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.

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.

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 ...

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. Wheat for Dec delivery rose 5.75 cents to $5.1925 a bushel; Dec corn was 7.75 cents higher at 3.56 a bushel; Dec oats rose .50 cent to $3.51 ...

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.

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.

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. ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.
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