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.
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
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 ...
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
‘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 .
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.
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, ...
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.
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.
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. ...
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
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 ...
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.
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.
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
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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
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 ...
(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
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
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.
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...