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Agriculture is in North Iowa woman's blood

MASON CITY | Farming has changed a lot since Linda Anderegg's days of growing up on a dairy farm north of Mason City. However, one thing has remained the same — her passion about agriculture.

Tampa could prosper from restoring cattle trade with Cuba

TAMPA — Before Tampa became “Cigar City,” it was a cattle city, sustained by the profits local businessmen earned selling to Cuba when the island nation’s herds fell into decline.

Grain futures - weekly outlook: March 30 - April 3

Grain futures - weekly outlook: March 30 - April 3

Some Ranches Pay Premium to Tap Boom in Prime Beef

CHICAGO • Perhaps more than ever, the money in the beef business is in the marbling.

Neospora added to cattle health scheme disease list

An increase in infection levels by the parasite Neospora caninum has forced the Cattle Health Certification Standards (Checs) to add it to their list of targeted diseases.

Livestock auctioneer bids to secure new recruits

A shortage of young auctioneers entering the farming industry has prompted one of the country’s best known auction centres to launch a recruitment drive with a difference.

Barnaby Joyce defends 'crackpot' white paper, fights for more agriculture money

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has vowed to fight for more money to be included in his long-awaited agriculture white paper after critics accused him of proposing "crackpot" and "expensive" ideas.

Health camp for cattle

Reproductive health-cum-deworming camp for cattle is scheduled to be held on April 4.Veterinary doctors from Department of Animal Husbandry are gearing up to conduct such camps in more than...

Why cattle continue to be smuggled from West Bengal's border areas to Bangladesh

Why cattle continue to be smuggled from West Bengal's border areas to Bangladesh

Agriculture students clean Ijams gardens

It may have been a chilly Saturday morning, but Ijams Nature Center became a little more prepared for spring, as a group of University of Tennessee agriculture students spent the morning preparing the gardens for warmer weather.

Canada's grain supply chain returning to normal

OTTAWA, March 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced that the Government of Canada will not renew its requirement for Canadian National Railway (CN) Company and Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) to transport minimum volumes of grain by rail after the current Order in Council expires on March 28, 2015. A year ago, the government took ...

Contract growing for competitiveness and inclusive growth (Part 3)

‘There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?’ – Robert Kennedy The most obvious downside to contract farming is the potential for the buyer/contractor to take advantage of the growers and impose lopsided conditions in the contract. In these more “mature” farming environments, the biased power relations against the ...

Top marks for shellfish farming in Porlock

SHELLFISH farming in Porlock has been awarded the highest hygiene rating by the Food Standards Agency.

EPA: planes scan for farm violations

CHICAGO — Note to corporate agriculture: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has inspectors in the sky looking down at you.

Agricultural minister's silence on land bill strategic or tactical?

The fact that everyone but Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh is speaking on the issue only gives credence to the specious fears of farmers that this government is out to get them. Aditi Phadnis reports

Agriculture CS steps aside over graft allegations

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Felix Koskei has stepped aside to pave way for investigations into corruption allegations against him. Addressing the press on Saturday, Koskei said graft allegations against him had cast aspersions on his character and dented the honor and dignity of his office.

Commissioner Hogan confirms June RDP date

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has confirmed that Northern Ireland’s new rural development programme (RDP) will be cleared by the end of June this year.

UFU hosts meeting of UK and Irish Unions

Friday 27 March 2015 - Leaders of the four main UK farming unions, from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, meeting for an agricultural summit in Newry hosted by the Ulster Farmers' Union.

Agriculture white paper scrutinised by Cabinet committee, set for completion in 2015

The Abbott Government's long-awaited agriculture white paper has become the latest target of Cabinet's powerful razor gang.

Farmers Union votes for referral of corporate farming law

Signs reading "let's refer this" could be seen on the steps of North Dakota's Capitol during a rally of the state's largest farm organization -- and so they did.

Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala hosts "Sporting Clays for the Cause"

From the Tyler Cattle Baron's Gala Committee:“Sporting Clays for the Cause” will offer the 25 five person teams the opportunity to test their shooting skills in 12 scenario-designed shooting stations with 8 to 10 birds at each station.

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery gained 8.50 cents to $5.0775 a bushel; May corn fell .25 cent to 3.91 a bushel; May oats were 5.50 cents lower ...

Harper Government Invests in Research for Canada's Fertilizer Industry

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U.S. farmers, Francis talk at Vatican

Leaders of U.S. farm unions stressed the importance of family farming during meetings in Rome this week, including at an audience with the pope Wednesday.

Tetra Financial Group Funds $800,000 Grain Elevator Lease for Ohio Ethanol Company

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- via PRWEB - Tetra Financial Group announced today that it has provided $800,000 in lease financing to a large Ohio-based Ethanol company for a grain elevator. The company's operations ...

Grain premiums for organic

IN SPITE of its status as a bulk commodity, grain is commanding a healthy premium as an organic product, say organic sector leaders.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

'Water to the Angels' dives into L.A.'s water history

"Cattle were starving on the ranches in Antelope Valley. Lake Elizabeth had dried into a mudflat, and by July the city was consuming more water than was flowing into the storage reservoirs," writes Les Standiford in "Water to the Angels." This was 1904, several years into a severe drought, when...

Agric PS attends Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program

Agriculture Principal Secretary Cecily Kariuki is calling on African governments to begin to align their agricultural programs to the Malabo declaration on Agriculture and Food security.

Top Ranch Brokers List Pristine Ranch For Sale in Colorado

Inyanga Ranch, one of the most pristine ranches in western Colorado, is being offered for sale through Ranch Marketing Associates (PRWeb March 27, 2015) Read the full story at

Red and Gray Brahman Cattle Champions Announced by Moreno Ranches at International Brahman Show and Sale in Houston ...

Moreno Ranches is a Florida producer of superior cattle. Their cattle garnered prestigious awards at the 2015 International Brahman Show and Sale in Houston, Texas. (PRWeb March 26, 2015) Read the full story at

Cattle-feed factory to open soon

A high-tech cattle-feed production plant envisaged under the Kerala Feeds Limited at Thiruvangur here will become operational in the first week of April.Officials said that the construction...

Grain lower, livestock mostly lower

Grain futures were lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery declined 19.75 cents to $4.9925 a bushel; May corn fell 3.75 cents to 3.9125 a bushel; May oats were 4.50 cents lower ...

Recent rains could improve outlook for Texas cattle herds

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ( ) reports while Bonds and other ranchers hope that four years of bone-dry conditions may soon be over, he is not ready to start "doubling down" by going on a spending spree to replenish his cattle herd. Texas ranks first in the U.S. in total cattle and calves, making up 13 percent of the nation's inventory, said Bryan Black, a spokesman for ...

Grain lower, livestock higher

Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was unchanged at $5.19 a bushel; May corn was 2 cents lower at $3.93 a bushel; May oats were unchanged ...

Farming couple bounces back from flood with CSA

In 30 years of farming, Randy Edmundson had never seen anything like the summer of 2013. More than 50 inches of rain fell in six months, flooding virtually all of the 110 acres that Edmundson had planted in the French Broad valley.

Canada says won't tell railways where to ship grain for now

The Canadian government will not, for now, start telling railways where to ship farmers' grain but it will decide within days whether to extend its requirements on how much grain they must haul, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said on Wednesday. In an interview in her parliamentary office, Raitt said farmers and shippers have questioned whether the government's grain-shipment minimums are still ...

Conservative Hindus push bans on cattle slaughter in India

At one of Asia’s largest slaughterhouses, there are more police officers than cattle. The stalls where butchers clean and quarter chicken, sheep, goats and pigs buzz with activity while the section reserved for bulls sits barren.

Top Florida Brahman Breeder, Moreno Ranches, Announces Show Cattle Education Event for Juniors

Moreno Ranches is a top Florida breeder of Brahman cattle. The ranch's "This is It" is an educational event on cattle breeding for Brahman juniors and others interested in the cattle industry. (PRWeb March 24, 2015) Read the full story at

Now Available -- The Land Report: TEXAS Edition "The Magazine of the Texas Landowner" Highlights the 2015 Texas 10

DALLAS, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing the trend of reporting and focusing on America's most iconic viewsheds and working landscapes, The Land Report announces the 2015 Land Report Texas 10 presented by Republic Ranches, which highlights the largest landowners and even...

Cattle parasite study points to possible way to fight malaria

Herds of African cattle may hold the secret to new ways of fighting parasitic diseases like malaria, which kills some 600,000 people a year, scientists said on Friday.

Morrow County Grain Growers

Serving Agriculture from the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest since the early 1930's our cooperative has continued to grow....

Lincoln County woman possibly mauled by wild predator

A Ranches of Sonterra woman apparently was mauled by a wild animal while she laid unconscious wrapped in a fur coat on the concrete front porch of her home.

Farming Simulator 15 brings serious farm simulation to consoles in May

Giants Software's Farming Simulator series is making the jump to new consoles this year, with versions of Farming Simulator 15 bound for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Farming Simulator 15 will let players farm across North America on a new Nordic environment, using more than 140 farming machines, including new vehicles that are exclusive to consoles, the ...

Xbox One, PS4 Getting Farming Simulator in May

After nearly 1 million sales on PC, Farming Simulator 2015 launching May 19 for Xbox One and PS4.

Cattle herders kill 82 in Christian village in central Nigeria

Cattle herders killed 82 people and wounded 25 in a village in central Nigeria over grazing rights, police said on Tuesday, less than two weeks before a national election in which political and ethnic tensions are running high. Police went on Monday to investigate the attack by Muslim Fulani herdsmen on the mostly Christian Egba ethnic group at the weekend in the remote village Agatu Iga in ...

Woman fights for records on immigration detention center

Ryann Greenberg pushes for access to public records and governmental meetings in the town of Southwest Ranches. The access provides information about a town plan to approve a 1,500-bed immigration-detention center, she says. The property is just up the road from her house and those of many others. Southwest Ranches ...

World Animal Protection: European Companies Promoting Prohibited Farming Systems Abroad

Unacceptable farming methods are being openly promoted to Asian farmers by some EU companies at an International trade show in Bangkok this week , despite use of these

Announcing Price Reduction on Historic Capitol Creek Ranch Near Aspen, Colorado

Mirr Ranch Group is pleased to announce a 37% price reduction on the historic 1,328-acre Capitol Creek Ranch, one of the largest ranches for sale in the Aspen area. Now listed at $17 million, this luxury real estate property offers stunning scenery with end-of-the-road privacy. (PRWeb March 11, 2015) Read the full story at

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