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Fair is all about farmingAllentown Morning CallAnd yet, the reason the fair exists in the first place is farming. All the other stuff — as fun or tasty as it may be — is really just a way to make money to cover the costs of region's premiere agricultural exposition. [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 10:25:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Turning water shortage into wineU-T San DiegoDeep in Valley Center's rolling hills, the Stehly Farms has gone from chickens to citrus and avocado to organic/sustainable. They've added new drought-tolerant products like the dragonfruit, foreground, to replace thirsty avocado trees. The drought has ... [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 9:08:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
YLE NewsStudy: One in five farms to disappear from Finland by 2020YLE NewsResearch by the farmers' union MTK and the Ministry of Agriculture outlines fundamental changes in the structure of the farming industry, with smaller farms being swallowed up by larger-scale agriculture. The study also claims that retiring farmers are [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 9:03:00 PM, Continue reading at the source app in running for Massey University Manawatu-based student Hamish Hammond was part of the OneFarm Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management team that created the Grass2Milk app for farmers. It has been shortlisted in the environmental ... [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 5:01:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Migrant Worker Killed in Farming AccidentTWC NewsALBION, N.Y. -- A migrant worker was killed in a farm accident in Orleans County Friday. Sheriff's deputies said Luis Larios-Hernandez got pinned between two farm trucks at Kirby Farms in the Town of Albion. He was pronounced dead at Strong West ...and more [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 4:35:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
"It's kind of an ideal situation," said Jorge Montalvo, director of the state's Office for New Americans. Idaho, Oregon and Arizona also have experimented with placing refugees on dairy farms in an effort to satisfy both the interests of the immigrants and the needs of their adopted states. [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 3:55:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Wisconsin athletics to celebrate Wisconsin agricultureAgri-ViewUW Athletics is proud to once again partner with the state's agriculture industry for the second annual Celebrate Agriculture game on Sept. 6, when the Badgers host the Western Illinois University Leathernecks at Camp Randall Stadium. Gameday ... [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 3:48:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
BRUSSELS, Sept 1- Former French finance minister Pierre Moscovici has a "good chance" of being named to the European Commission's top economic and monetary job, a French diplomatic source said on Monday, as attention turned to the line-up of the next EU executive. [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 3:04:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Inter Press ServiceAfrican Green Revolution Forum Calls for New Push for Agriculture TransformationAllAfrica.comWith African leaders promising unprecedented action to energize the continent's crucially important but often neglected agriculture sector, the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) begins today in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, offering an opportunity for all ...OPINION: Africans' Land Rights [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 11:15:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Agriculture & Development - Vision 2016 Will Help to Energise More in ...AllAfrica.comThe FAO country representative in The Gambia, Perpetua Katepa-Kalala has spoken of the importance attached to Vision 2016, which she said would help to energise more people in improving agricultural productivity in the country. She also noted the [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 11:15:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Urban farming fuss: Dearborn project exposes challenges of growing localInsurance News NetLocated in a neighborhood southwest of Michigan Avenue and Telegraph Road , the farm was envisioned as a sustainable source of healthy, eco-friendly food for neighbors and people in need. But lately, it illustrates the challenges of urban agriculture [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 9:18:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
OFFBEAT: Rural life honored Sept. 10 Purdue agriculture dinner at Avalonnwitimes.comSigned into federal law on May 8, 1914, the Smith-Lever Act provided funding for outreach endeavors to expand vocational, agricultural, and home demonstration programs in rural America through the land-grant institutions. This funding for Cooperative ... [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 5:04:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Roundup: Agriculture minister slams Australia's "foodbowl" planGlobalPostCANBERRA, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has claimed Australia's plans to become the " foodbowl" of Asia are hopelessly unrealistic. Joyce said he wanted to add a note of commonsense to the growing debate about ...Fact check: Will Australia ever [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 4:37:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Hoppy harvestThe Register-GuardThat description is pretty spot-on to owner Ben Tilley, who noted the brewery's name “simply means 'farm life.' ” With help from the 25-acre farm the brewery sits on and other farms in the area, Tilley said all of the food and beer was made from ... [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 4:03:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Daily News Govt for New Monitoring System in AgricultureAllAfrica.comMODERN technology use will help the country address challenges of agriculture production caused by climate change, Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Christopher Chiza has said. The minister who is attending an African Green ...Vital signs provide data for Dar`s pioneering [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 2:48:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
CNNEating cockroaches in China: Healing and delicious?CNNIn a tumble-down industrial district on the shabby outskirts of Jinan, Wang farms millions of cockroaches. Ten million before "harvest time," he tells me. He keeps the roaches in warehouses with narrow corridors and hives made of cement roof shingles.and more [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 2:05:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
RapplerCalifornia Drought Threatens Nation's Most Productive Farming ValleyNBC Southern California"If this was a regular year, this would have been re-planted either to corn or to sorghum," said Tipton farmer Tom Barcellos, as he showed a reporter a field he's fallowed "either one of them would have been about 10 feet [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 1:11:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Agriculture equipment sales decline in 2014Bismarck TribuneThose attending Dakotafest on Aug. 19 view the different farm machinery as part of the 3-day agricultural industry trade show in Mitchell, S.D. Agricultural equipment manufacturers and farmers say machinery sales have fallen recently because of lower ...and more [...]
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 10:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Veterans look to farming to help them grow and healBucyrus Telegraph Forum"I'm alone with my own thoughts," Wood said of his farming work, which he started in 2013. "It's self-therapeutic. ... It forces you to go in and deal with those (emotions) that you don't even know are there." Wood's [...]
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 9:33:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
MITCHELL, S.D.- Sitting under a tent at an annual agricultural equipment sales event, Shawn Berry noted that orders for the machinery he sells have dramatically slowed down this year- so much so that the Ohio- based company he represents could end up to 30 percent short in sales compared to [...]
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 2:25:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Toledo BladeStricter rules for agriculture debatedToledo BladeAs the demand for more U.S.-produced food grew to help meet greater needs of the world's expanding population, agriculture became more consolidated. The trend was accentuated by decreases in available farmland as large housing subdivisions and ... [...]
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 4:10:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Agriculture News: Want to be a farmer? This will help you get startedState-Journal.comI'm pleasantly surprised by the number of people who didn't grow up on a farm but are interested in trying their hand at farming. Most want to do it on the side and keep their day job. Others [...]
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 3:04:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Thousands of acres from Arkansas to Florida and Georgia were planted in sesame this year- sometimes joining a rotation of cotton, soybeans and corn and at times spread in fields too far away from irrigation lines. The nation's traditional sesame-growing region is in Oklahoma and Texas west of Interstate 35. [...]
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 2:30:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Vermont, the second biggest producer of apples in New England after Massachusetts, produced about 850,000 bushels of apples last year, and experts predict this year's yield will be close to that. [...]
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 1:23:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The first indications of an upturn raise hopes as Greece's finance minister aims to steer the country out of its catastrophic recession. [...]
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 4:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
SAO PAULO, Aug 29- Opposition presidential candidate Marina Silva said on Friday that Brazil's recession is very worrying and her government would work to restore the credibility of the country's economic policies to recover investment and growth if elected. It also called for an overhaul of Brazil's complex and onerous [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:52:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Google has announced "Project Wing" aiming to develop its drone delivery system, and Eamon Javers spoke with the FAA about unmanned vehicle regulations. [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 5:10:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
CHICAGO- Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $5.7175 a bushel; Dec corn was 2 cents lower at $3.6725 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.41 a bushel; while Nov soybeans lost 6.75 cents to [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 3:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
*Africa could earn more if it adds value to exports. KIRINYAGA, Kenya, Aug 29- Nancy Njeri lugs a sack of fresh coffee berries to a hilltop factory from her small farm, which produces one of Kenya's main cash crops yet earns barely enough for her family of seven children. [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 1:30:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Jamaica Agriculture Minister Dies in FloridaABC NewsClarke was the island's agriculture and fisheries minister and served as a parliamentarian since the early 1990s. A farmer for years, the seriously overweight Clarke was known as a man of big appetites who was always quick with a joke. Tourism Minister ... [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 10:25:00 PM, Continue reading at the source



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