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Idaho guest ranches reinvent themselves

BOISE - Halfway through an interview with a Business Insider reporter, Brad Ford mentions why he's a little distracted. He is riding one horse and leading another, trying to calm the animals' nerves during an expo in Lewiston. That's Ford's job. He trains and sells horses - at least, that's what he does in the offseason. From May to October, he hosts vacationers and the occasional reality-show ...

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Growing food in population centres would increase yields, cut transport costs and overcome limited land area Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in Antarctica , the concept of growing food indoors is catching on. Plant scientist Dr Erik Murchie, from ...

Agriculture is sprouting up in Huntington

HUNTINGTON -- Farm-fresh eggs and produce are no longer limited to farmers markets and rural farms as city-dwellers are picking up seeds and feed as they take to the land to raise chickens and crops.

Fears for Scottish salmon farming after China production targets missed

• Rapid expansion needed to meet Chinese demand by 2020 • Concern that new strict eco standards may be compromised The Scottish salmon farming industry is struggling to meet a controversial target to rapidly increase production to help feed China's growing appetite for fresh and smoked salmon. The Guardian has established that Scottish salmon producers have fallen way behind their goal of ...

Sustainable farming dilemma: should we be helping the chicken or fixing the egg?

The decision between caged, cage-free or pasture-raised eggs might seem simple, but it isn't. What's best for the environment may not be best for the bird – or for people California's egg-laying hens will soon have more room. A state law, which takes effect 1 January, requires egg-laying hens only be confined in ways that allow them to lie down, stand up, fully extend their limbs and turn around ...

'Dozens die' in S Sudan cattle raid

Dozens of people are killed in a cattle raid in a remote herders' camp in South Sudan's northern Warrap state, local officials say.

Grain farmers following Keystone XL decision closely

The delay on building more oil pipelines from the oilsands is hurting farmers.

Nichols meets with Orange County agriculture leaders

Sen. Robert Nichols, in partnership with the Texas Agrilife Extension, conducted a round table discussion with agriculture leaders from Orange County on Tuesday.

Grain and graze boost at Raywood

VIDEO: COMBINING grain and grazing has allowed Tim and Jodie Demeo, Raywood, Victoria, to gain a 10 per cent increase in lambing percentages without impacting on their crop yield.

Over 100 killed in South Sudan cattle raid

Over 100 people have been killed in a cattle raid in South Sudan's Warrap state, a local information minister told UN radio, the latest atrocity in the war-torn nation. "We lost about 28 civilians" in a remote cattle herders' camp in the remote northern state, Warrap state Information Minister Bol Dhel told the UN-backed Miraya FM radio, adding that police and soldiers then chased the attackers ...

Idaho Guest Ranches Reinvent Themselves after Recession

BOISE — Halfway through an interview with a Business Insider reporter, Brad Ford mentions why he's a little distracted. He is riding one horse and leading another, trying to calm the animals' nerves during an expo in Lewiston. That's Ford's job. He trains and sells horses — at least, that's what he does in the offseason. From May to October, he hosts vacationers and the occasional reality-show ...

Farming the Big Land

Harvesting produce in Labrador yields challenges and rewards

Spicy fight over hot sauce doesn't stop county grower's pepper planting

Moorpark-based Underwood Ranches will continue planting peppers for Sriracha, even though its creator is entertaining relocation ideas.

Vertical farming: towering vision, uncertain future

Farmers are making inroads supplying local food to hungry city foodies, but many producers are trying to grow more food in urban centers. City real estate is at a premium, so some producers are finding more space by using what's called “vertical farming,” and going up rather than spreading out. Growers across the country are heading indoors, using greenhouses and hydroponics – growing plants in ...

The face of Wayne County agriculture

WAYNE COUNTY - Agriculture has always been an important part of Wayne County living. Many generations of Wayne County farmers have made their living in some aspect of agriculture.

South Dakota's cattle cataclysm: why isn't this horror news? | Carrie Mess

Ranchers in South Dakota lost tens of thousands of cattle from a freak storm. Thanks to the shutdown, no one is paying attention If you aren't in the ag world, you most likely haven't heard about the devastating loss that ranchers in western South Dakota are struggling with after being hit by winter storm Atlas . For some reason the news stations aren't covering this story. I don't understand ...

Forum on elk dilemma planned

An expert panel will discuss the economic impact of tule elk on seashore ranches at a public forum hosted by the West Marin Chamber of Commerce on May 1, at 7 p.m. at the Dance Palace Community Center. The park introduced the elk into the park’s unfenced wilderness zone in...

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery rose 3.25 cents to $6.9125 a bushel; May corn was 2.75 cents lower at 4.9475 a bushel; May oats were 1 cent ...

Grain Lower, Cattle and Pork Lower

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

Minister Ritz Grows Agricultural Trade Relationships in Key Asian Markets

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

DuPont expects farm business to pick up after severe winter

Chemicals maker DuPont expects its agriculture business to grow this quarter as farmers buy seeds and insecticides after a delayed start to planting season in North America, which hurt the company's revenue in the first quarter. Shares of DuPont, a Dow 30 component, were down about 1 percent at $67.19 in late morning trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. DuPont said it expected ...

The 'no sizzle' politician: Why Tom Vilsack is a good Agriculture Secretary, but fizzled as a presidential hopeful

The Secretary of Agriculture on 2016, why immigration reform is critical to the food supply and the changing face of the American farm

Sangre Chronicle > Cimarron > Cimarron-area ranches want in on village water

CIMARRON — The village of Cimarron will hold the first of two public hearings April 10 on whether to expand municipal water service to an area that includes the Chase Ranch, the C.S. Ranch and the Express U.U. Bar Ranch.

Onion farming takes root in Thrissur district

One lakh seedlings given to farmers trained by Krishi Vigyan Kendra yield a bumper crop

Farming World will NOT reopen this year despite promises by landowner of popular Kent family attraction in Boughton ...

The owner of family favourite attraction Farming World is refusing to explain why it is not reopening this year as planned.

Grain farmers growing their debt loads in wake of rail backlog

About $183-million has already been borrowed for this year’s planting season, but with much of last year’s crop still unsold, many growers

Kansas City Southern revenue rises on higher grain shipments

* Revenue from grain shipments jumps 69 pct (Adds CEO comment, details, share price) April 16 (Reuters) - Railroad operator Kansas City Southern reported better-than-expected quarterly results as a bumper corn crop in 2013 led to higher grain shipments. Revenue from grain shipments, which had suffered early last year after a drought in the U.S. Midwest in 2012, jumped 69 percent in the first ...

UTZ Certified Launches Sustainable Hazelnuts Farming Initiative in Turkey

AMSTERDAM, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTZ Certified is launching a three-year initiative in Turkey aimed at bringing sound sustainability standards to hazelnut farming. UTZ members such as Migros/Delica AG, Natra and REWE Group are actively collaborating in this initiative. During this pilot project, UTZ Certified will apply a set of requirements covering safe and healthy working conditions ...

BASF Agriculture Center in Limburgerhof celebrates its 100th anniversary

BASF Agriculture Center in Limburgerhof celebrates its 100th anniversary

Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects

TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.”

Feronia Inc. Arable Farming Update

Feronia Inc. is pleased to announce further progress in its arable farming operation following the recent harvest of a 200 hectare trial rice crop planted in October 2013.

Research and Markets: Global Vertical Farming, Plant Factory Market 2014-2020 - Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Wintergreen Research, Inc's new report "Vertical Farming, Pl

Report Highlights Success of the Canadian Agriculture Sector in 2012

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Rancher inspects cattle after showdown with feds

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada rancher said Monday he's trying to determine if federal agents damaged his cattle when the animals were rounded up then released in a showdown with angry protesters over a decades-long dispute about rangeland rights.

Rancher inspects cattle after showdown with fed

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada rancher said Monday he's trying to determine if federal agents damaged his cattle when the animals were rounded up then released in a showdown with angry protesters over a decades-long dispute about rangeland rights.

Armed Standoff Over Cattle Grazing Comes to an End

Government officials from the federal Bureau of Land Management attempted to seize cattle from a Nevada farmer over the weekend, arguing that the farmer, Cliven Bundy, owed money to the government for grazing his cattle on public land. Bundy did not accept the change and continued to use the land anyway without paying grazing fees. Protester Eric Parker from central Idaho aims his weapon from a ...

After Japan beef deal, Australia eyes cattle sales to China

* Australia keen to sell live cattle to China * Chinese delegation to Australia discussed biosecurity * Australia live cattle exports steadily growing SYDNEY/BEIJING, April 14 (Reuters) - Hot on the back of winning lower tariffs for beef exports from its largest buyer Japan, Australia is setting its sights on winning another major prize for its beef industry by persuading China to open its ...

Nevada ranching family claims victory as government releases cattle

By Jennifer Dobner BUNKERVILLE, Nevada (Reuters) - U.S. officials ended a stand-off with hundreds of armed protesters in the Nevada desert on Saturday, calling off the government's roundup of cattle it said were illegally grazing on federal land and giving about 300 animals back to the rancher who owned them. The dispute less than 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas between rancher Cliven Bundy and ...

Nigeria eyes private funds to spark agriculture boom

Can investors get rich by backing Nigerian agriculture? An increasingly loud chorus of voices say that answering this question may be the most pressing challenge facing Africa's most populous country, ahead of defeating Boko Haram Islamists or curbing rampant corruption. Nigeria last week jumped ahead of South Africa as the continent's biggest economy after the re-calculated results of national ...

Canada grain handlers to expand as crops overwhelm system

By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Three Canadian grain handlers said this week that they will expand facilities to handle the country's crops, after a record-smashing harvest overwhelmed the transportation system. Viterra, owned by Glencore Xstrata PLC , said on Thursday it will spend C$100 million ($92 million) to boost grain shipping through Port Metro Vancouver, while CWB, formerly ...

Cargill to expand Manitoba grain elevator amid crop backlog

Cargill Ltd , Canada's third-largest grain handler, will increase storage and rail-car capacity at Morris, Manitoba, the latest in a series of expansions by Canadian grain companies. The move, announced on Wednesday, comes as the country's grain handlers and railways have struggled to move a record-large harvest to port, causing a massive backlog. Cargill said it would add 20,000 tonnes of grain ...

U.S. seizes cattle in rare fight over federal land use in Nevada

Armed U.S. rangers are rounding up cattle on federal land in Nevada in a rare showdown with a rancher who has illegally grazed his herd on public lands for decades, as conflict over land use simmers in western states. The dispute in Nevada came to a boiling point after environmentalists told federal land managers they planned to sue to protect a threatened tortoise whose habitat was being ...

CN Rail to reach weekly grain volume target -CEO

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 9 (Reuters) - Canadian National Railway Co, the country's biggest railroad, this week will reach the minimum weekly grain volume ordered by the government, easing a massive crop jam, Chief Executive Claude Mongeau said on Wednesday. The order also requires rival Canadian Pacific Railway Limited to move 500,000 tonnes this week. Millions of tonnes of grain, worth up to C ...

Canada’s Grain Backlog Eases for First Time This Season

Canada’s grain backlog is easing for the first time this season as railways respond to a government order to increase shipments.

Runnin’ the ranch

Friends from other ranches help keep branding a lighthearted event, says Walton Ranch manager Bill Cawley. The help “makes a big difference,” he said.

Lawsuit claims Jewish cemetery had false advertising, deceptive sales

A Southwest Ranches cemetery owned by a company that is the subject of several lawsuits across the country has been sued by a Plantation woman who alleges it did not adhere to Jewish laws and customs as it promised in its advertising.

'Range war' with BLM: Hundreds rally for Nevada cattle rancher

As the U.S. government begins seizing cattle from federal land, a daughter of Cliven Bundy says the family won't give up the area their Mormon ancestors 'created the rights to.' LAS VEGAS — Wielding signs and slogans, several hundred demonstrators rallied Monday to support beleaguered Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy after authorities began to seize his cattle from federal land.

Florida Sheriffs Ranches Youth Villa to Have Open House

The Florida Sheriffs Ranches Youth Villa for Girls in Bartow is hosting an open house on Saturday with campus tours and Polk Sheriff's Office equipment demonstrations.

Guest Ranch Horseback Riding Lessons Announced As Feature of Marble Mountain Ranch Vacation Packages

Only a small variety of American dude ranches for families offer riding lessons within their vacation packages. Marble Mountain Ranch aims to set the bar high by announcing covered arena riding within various guest ranch vacation packages. (PRWeb March 31, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/guest-ranch/american/prweb11714689.htm

Agriculture Education Blooms in Urban, Rural High Schools

No longer just about cows and plows, the modern agriculture industry encompasses subsectors such as urban forestry and agricultural biotechnology, which includes the genetic engineering of crops. In addition to many career opportunities in the field, agriculture classes allow students to practice real applications of math, science and English concepts, and is among the reasons why high schools ...
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