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Texas cattle company moves into pork with purchase of Orangeburg Foods

A Texas-based cattle-feeding company has ventured into the pork sector through its purchase of Orangeburg Foods.

Grain futures - weekly outlook: February 2 - 6

Grain futures - weekly outlook: February 2 - 6

‘Novice’ Oakham cattle breeder Jeff is new society president

A cattle breeder and antiques dealer has spoken of his delight after being appointed president of a leading bovine society.

Progress 2015: Cayuga County agriculture, by the numbers

Agriculture is big business in Cayuga County. There are 891 farms and 238,444 acres of farm land in Cayuga County, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

Govt to double funds for Krishi Bhagya Scheme: Byregowda

Minister for Agriculture, Krishna Byregowda said that the government would double the funds for Krishi Bhagya scheme from next year. Addressing the gathering after inspecting the storage...

Florida Cattle Requests New Marketing Program from Legislature

Florida cattle officials have asked the Legislature to create a marketing program that could raise up to $900,000 annually to promote beef consumption and research in the state.

Farming Methane

Sat, Jan 31:A Delta family has earned its living on their dairy farm. But as Nadia Stewart explains, a growing part of their business doesn’t come from milk production, and instead comes from renewable energy.

Cattle ranchers can finally cash in

It’s a great time to have a home on the range. B.C. cattle ranchers are enjoying record returns after nearly a decade of poor beef prices that caused many to exit the industry.

Japan farming reforms a stiff test of Abe's resolve

After December's landslide re-election, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's programme to revive the nation's economy is set to meet perhaps its stiffest challenge, the nation's sclerotic farming industry. He will soon submit legislation to reform agriculture, a sector where a dwindling band of aging farmers works tiny plots, while conducting gruelling negotiations to sign up for the Trans ...

Utah study: Jackrabbits bigger problem for cattle than bison

Turns out rabbits may be bigger food competitors for southern Utah cattle than bison.

Local urban farming group wants to build child's sensory garden

The building is bright, bold, and bursting with possibilities ...just like the group that owns it--The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is anon-profit group with big plans for a section of the north end of Detroit.

Agriculture federation hears political pitches

The three Progressive Conservative leadership candidates and Liberal premier-designate Wade MacLauchlan made 10-minute political pitches at the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture annual meeting Friday. All endorsed the industry and promised a better working relationship. The three P.C. candidates — James Aylward, Rob Lantz and Darlene Compton — promised closer ties, and help for the primary ...

Aggressive herd expansion reverses shrinking U.S. cattle supply

Affordable feed and record-high spikes in cattle prices in 2014 encouraged ranchers to increase their herds at a faster pace than previously expected during the past year, analysts said in response to a government yearly cattle report on Friday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's annual cattle inventory report showed the U.S. cattle herd as of Jan. 1 at 101.0 percent of a year earlier, or up 1 ...

Grain lower, livestock mostly higher

Grain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery fell 5 cents to $5.0275 a bushel; Mar corn lost 1.50 cents to 3.70 a bushel; Mar oats were 6.50 cents lower at $2.76 ...

Help the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Build a Children's Sensory Garden

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is hoping to win a grant from Scott's Miracle Gro, to buiild a Children's Sensory Garden in

Grain Mostly Lower, Livestock Mixed

Grain mostly lower on the CBOT, beef higher and pork lower on the CME

The Batmobile of Agriculture Could Ka-Pow Pollution-Spewing Tractors

This Batmobile of agriculture, a tractor called HARVEST, runs on batteries that can store up to seven kilowatt-hours of energy. The tractor can be charged from solar panels, wind turbines, or by plugging it into the grid, giving farmers new and healthier ways to till land. For farmers in the developing world who lack a reliable source of electricity, the tractor can power irrigation pumps ...

Green Party feels snubbed by agriculture federation

The leaders of the Green Party and the New Democratic Party won't be addressing the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture's annual general meeting Friday — unlike the Liberal and Progressive Conservatives leadership hopefuls — because they weren't invited. Green Party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker says there's lots he'd like to speak to farmers about if given the chance. "But I think it's a little odd and ...

Zimbabwe: Good Harvest Fails to Dent Rising Hunger

[IPS]Bulawayo, Zimbabwe -With agriculture as one of the drivers of economic growth, Zimbabwe needs to invest in the livelihoods of smallholder farmers who keep the country fed, experts say.

Cluster Officer - Agriculture & Economic Development

World Vision International – Vietnam (WVV) invites Vietnamese competent candidates for the following position: 01 Cluster Officer - Agriculture & Economic Development , Regular work base: Thuong Xuan district, Thanh Hoa province.

Idracowra Station cattleman pleads guilty, cops $7,500 fine after muster leaves 50 animals dead

A Central Australian cattle station manager has been fined $7,500 for a muster that left about 50 cattle dead.

Blog Series Featuring Tips on American Red & Gray Brahmans for Sale, Announced by Moreno Ranches

Moreno Ranches, a producer of American Red and Gray Brahman cattle, has stock with a purebred pedigree and superior genetics. With confusion in the market, the company has released an informative blog series on the virtues of American Red and Gray Brahmans for sale. (PRWeb January 29, 2015) Read the full story at

JBS expands Utah plant as tight cattle supply squeezes rivals

JBS USA, one of the top U.S. meat processors, said on Thursday it will expand a Utah beef-processing facility, even as some of its rivals have been shuttering plants because of tight cattle supplies. The $75 million project, set to be completed by mid-2016, signals JBS is looking beyond the current lack of supply to a time when producers will begin rebuilding cattle herds, which have dropped to ...

A global perspective on agriculture

Dal's Faculty of Agriculture is focused on building agricultural capacities around the globe, from Nova Scotia to Ethiopia.

Grain mostly lower, livestock lower

Grain futures were mostly lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery rose 2.5 cents to $5.0775 a bushel; Mar corn lost 1.75 cents to 3.7150 a bushel; Mar oats were 5 cents lower ...

JBS expands Utah beef plant as tight cattle supply squeezes rivals

JBS USA, one of the top U.S. meat processors, said on Thursday it will expand a Utah beef-processing facility, even as some of its rivals have been shuttering plants because of tight cattle supplies. JBS will spend $75 million to increase production at its plant in Hyrum, Utah, to make the facility more efficient and to expand the beef and ground beef products it offers, according to a statement ...

Farmer rescued from grain bin in Clark County

UPDATE @ 6:07 p.m.: A farmer trapped in a grain bin this afternoon was freed by Tru Point workers in nearby South Charleston. Within 15 minutes of falling into the bin, corn was up to the man’s waist. The incident was reported around 1:15 p.m. in the 3200 block of Summerford Road in Harmony Twp. In addition to the local fire rescue, a farmhand contacted Tru Point in nearby South Charleston ...

Agriculture drives Kansas economy; county-level agriculture impact data now available

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has released an interactive map depicting the economic impact of agriculture in each of the 105 counties in Kansas.“Kansas agriculture contributes to 37 percent of our economy. Each county in our state plays a key role in making that economic percentage as significant as it is,” said Secretary Jackie McClaskey. “Breaking down statistics county-by-county ...

Research and Markets: Precision Farming Market by Technology, Components, Application and Geography - Global Forecasts ...

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Precision Farming Market by Technology, Components, Ap

Grain Lower, Livestock Mixed

Grain lower on the CBOT, beef mostly higher and pork loweer on the CME

NI farm industry income drops by 17%

The Northern Ireland farming industry saw its income drop by 17% to £298m in 2013, driven by a big fall in prices for the beef sector.

Africa: A Global Compact on Agriculture

[allAfrica]On the 10th Anniversary of the adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), African Union declared the year 2014 to be the Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa. There is much to celebrate; agricultural production in Africa has increased steadily over the last 30 years: its value has almost tripled showing an increase that clearly exceeds ...

Grain lower, livestock higher

Grain futures were lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery fell 13.75 cents to $5.0525 a bushel; Mar corn lost 8 cents to 3.7325 a bushel; Mar oats were 1.75 cents lower at ...

Decisive Farming Provides Integrated Service Licensing to G-Mac's AgTeam

G-Mac's AgTeam Uses My Farm Manager(TM) for Variable Rate Technology & Agronomy Services

Grain shipping companies face railway backlog, deteriorating service: report

A coalition of agriculture associations says the grain industry is dealing with deteriorating rail service and an 11 per cent shortfall in the supply of railway cars. The Ag Transport Coalition released a report saying that the railways have failed to supply more than 11,000 cars that were ordered in the first five months of the crop year. Wade Sobkowich, executive director of the Western Grain ...

Beef, cattle prices bounce back to record highs

After a decade of beef prices in the mud, profitability is returning to ranches, farms and feedlots across the country. Cattle and beef prices are at all-time highs in Canada as herd numbers dwindle, global demand picks up, and the Canadian dollar falls in value. In addition to the high beef prices, a decline in grain and fuel prices is adding to the profitability of the sector. On average, beef ...

Scots farming income 'falls sharply'

Scottish farmers saw their income fall sharply last year as a result of poor cereal and potato prices, according to initial estimates.

Mirr Ranch Group Launches Mirr Productions with New Feature Video Release

Mirr Ranch Group launched Mirr Productions this month with the release of a narrative video featuring the JE Canyon Ranch. The real estate company, specializing in ranches and sporting properties, produced the video from concept to final production, a first for the industry. (PRWeb January 27, 2015) Read the full story at

Polled Brahman Cattle Initiative Announced by Moreno Ranches

Moreno Ranches, a producer of superior Brahman cattle, is excited to announce a new breeding initiative for polled Brahman cattle. The company will preserve the existing character of their stock, while adding the benefits of no horns and increased docility. (PRWeb January 26, 2015) Read the full story at

Canadian railways falling short in moving grain -farm coalition

Canada's two big railways are failing to meet demand for moving grain from farms to ports and North American buyers, despite government intervention, a report by a coalition of farmer and industry groups said on Monday. In November, Ottawa extended the requirement that Canadian National Railway Co and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd ship a minimum volume of grain per week, but reduced the amount in ...

LinkedIn Recognizes Bankers Healthcare Group's Online Resources For Healthcare Professionals

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LinkedIn recently announced the Top Sponsored Updates of 2014 in North America. Among the 10 updates featured on the list was a post from Bankers ...

$25M Federal match for inundated farmland

Landowners whose farms and ranches are beneath the waters of Devils Lake might have some hope to be compensated for their lost land.

9 great grain bowls at L.A. restaurants

If you find yourself at a new L.A. restaurant lit with Edison light bulbs, and outfitted with repurposed wood, chances are you'll see a grain bowl on the menu. No longer solely associated with health food stores and post yoga session sustenance, grain bowls have become a satisfying one-dish...

Cattle Succumb to Commodity Rout in Sign of Cheaper Beef

The global rout in commodities finally hit cattle with futures off to the worst start to a year since 1980. The good news: The rout signals that your steak dinner could start costing less soon.

Judge dismisses Southwest Ranches lawsuit against Pembroke Pines

Pembroke Pines isn't required to participate in mediation with Southwest Ranches to resolve their disagreement over the planned construction of a charter school near their border, a 4th District Court of Appeals judge ruled Thursday.

Autopsy released in teen's horseback-riding accident

A Weston teenager died from blunt head trauma while horseback riding along a Southwest Ranches canal last December, the Broward Medical Examiner's Office has found.

AZ 'dude ranches' are plentiful and prospering

Dude ranches are alive and well in the southwest and Tucson is playing host to the annual Dude Ranchers' Association convention.

Decisive Farming Receives Variable Rate Technology Patent; Develops Patent to Increase Crop Growing Efficiencies and ...

Calgary, AB / ACCESSWIRE / January 21, 2015 / Decisive Farming, provider of a data management platform with integrated services for crop farmers, today announced that on Dec 30th, 2014 the Canadian Intellectual ...

Should Farming Get You out of Paying Your Student Loan Debt?

“Student loans are a huge, huge obstacle for young people pursuing farming careers,” said Lindsey Lusher Shute, executive director and cofounder of the National Young Farmers Coalition and the co-owner of New York’s Hearty Roots Community Farm. To make the numbers work, the NYFC has launched a “Farming Is Public Service” campaign, pushing for farmers to included in the Public Service Loan ...

Ranches sell and gift MALT agricultural guarantee

Two ranches in Marshall and Tomales became the first to amend their easements with the Marin Agricultural Land Trust to actively require commercial agricultural use in perpetuity, a key part of sustaining ranching and farming in West Marin. Until 2011, MALT purchased easements prohibiting subdivisions and other types of development,...
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