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Richmond County in top 100 for farmingRichmond County Daily JournalFarm Futures, whose corporate parent FarmProgress publishes 17 agriculture-industry magazines, ranked Richmond County 81st in the nation. Susan Kelly, director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension's Richmond County extension center, said she ... [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 6:56:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Kathy Gunst Explores Community Supported AgricultureWBURPeppers at the Red Fire Farm CSA pickup in Boston, Mass. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now). Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become hugely popular in the food world as a way to eat local. Consumers pay farmers in advance, and in return receive ...and more [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 6:53:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The Drone Revolution Is Coming To America's 2 Million FarmsBusiness InsiderFarmers around the world are already experiencing the benefits of using small commercial drones to gather data and make real-time decisions. But this breakthrough is awaiting formal approval from the FAA, which is has yet to issue guidelines for ...and [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 6:52:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Unlike a hurricane, tornado or snowstorm, the ends and beginning of droughts are very hard to predict. [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 5:58:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
WAILUKU, Hawaii- A judge's ruling allows Maui County to print ballots that ask voters about a proposed moratorium on genetically engineered crops. Some ballots, including ones for military members, have to be mailed this week, the Maui News reported. The group, known as the SHAKA Movement, gathered 19,000 signatures to [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 5:43:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The travel industry has taken a deep dive into the debate of whether new jobs created since the recession are worse than the old jobs. [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 5:37:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
MEMPHIS, Tenn.- Cargill will close its corn milling plant in Memphis, Tennessee early next year, citing its location outside of the corn belt and underutilization. The milling plant has about 440 workers, with 120 of those being contract employees. In July Cargill announced plans to close a Milwaukee beef-processing plant [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 5:32:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
KARE61-Year-Old Killed In Clear Lake Farming AccidentCBS LocalMINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office says a 61-year-old man died Monday afternoon when the tractor he was operating flipped over on top of him. At 5:18 p.m., deputies were called to the farming accident on the 8500 block of ...Farming [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 5:08:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Couple learning farming the hard wayWalla Walla Union-BulletinSalvatore Asaro, left, and Patricia Cho work together to prune raspberry bushes Friday at Monteillet Fromagerie in Dayton. The couple, originally from New York City, moved to the Northwest to learn farming but were forced from their first farm in Twisp ... [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 4:37:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Secretary of Agriculture George Greig to attend Franklin Fall Farm FestWaynesboro Record HeraldThe Peckmans and Dice hope you go home after the 24th Franklin Fall Farm Fest with a better understanding of today's agriculture and how it impacts you no matter where you live. Secretary of Agriculture George Greig is [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 4:31:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
AGree releases papers on challenges facing agriculturePork MagazineFarmers, ranchers, and workers throughout the food and agriculture supply chain are able to sustain the health of their families, the land, and animals, and benefit from improved access to high quality education, health care, and career opportunities.”.and more [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 4:26:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The Obama administration is committed to eventually getting U.S. ethanol production to the 15 billion-gallon level envisioned by Congress, U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency, which administers the biofuel program, said the cuts were necessary because U.S. fuel markets could not absorb the levels of biofuel called for [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 4:17:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Agriculture celebrated during Quincy's FCADColumbia Basin HeraldFestivities continued the next day with agricultural tours, a parade and live entertainment, among other activities before concluding with a balloon launch and fireworks show Saturday night. FCAD committee member Chet Pedersen said he was glad to see ... [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 4:15:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
2014 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Award WinnersTexas A&M University (blog)The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences recognized the accomplishments of faculty, staff, and students at the 2014 Awards Ceremony held on Sept. 10 in the AgriLife Center. Below are this year's award winners: ... [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 3:32:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
CHICAGO- Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was 1.25 cents higher at $5.01 a bushel; Dec corn was 3.25 cents lower at $3.3975 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.5450 a bushel; while Nov soybeans declined 11 [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 3:05:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
CNBC's Sara Eisen speaks to Samuel Allen, Deere & Company chairman & CEO, about the company's R&D spending and new product lines, including the use of new technology to improve yield. [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 2:35:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Coalition for the Advancement of Precision Agriculture launchedAgri-ViewThe Coalition for the Advancement of Precision Agriculture (CAPA) announced its official launch and Precision Ag Forum, taking place Sept. 18 in Washington, D.C.. Comprised of trade associations and organizations representing a diverse range of sectors ... [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 2:33:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Just Dandy: Residents want rural county to ban farmingTown HallYORK, Va. — Attempting to pre-empt Virginia's freedom-to-farm law, residents in a York County community want local officials to ban agricultural activity in their neighborhood. More than 130 Dandy residents have signed a petition asking the Board of ...and more [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 2:01:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
MOSCOW, Sept 16- Russia's ban on most Western food, the assimilation of the disputed Crimea region and people fleeing conflict in Ukraine are set to boost Russian grain demand this year, SovEcon, one of the country's leading agriculture consultancies, said. [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 1:53:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
ReutersClimate smart farmers get tech savvy to save India's bread basketReutersKARNAL (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Erratic weather, rising temperatures, declining water resources and labour shortages are threatening India's bread basket state of Haryana, forcing farmers to abandon age-old practices and adopt technology to ...and more [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 1:49:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The number of chronically undernourished people dropped by more than 100 million, equivalent to a country the size of the Philippines, according to a report by the United Nations food agency, International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme. [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 1:49:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
NC Agriculture Commissioner Urges Tests on CornTWC NewsRALEIGH—North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is encouraging farmers to have their corn tested for aflatoxin to prevent contamination of feeds and food. Troxler said there are six six drop-off locations at research stations across the ...and more [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 12:34:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
AGRIBUSINESS: Landmines In Fields, Burning Grain Elevators, Ukrainian ...whotv.comSlight disruption; such as reports of combines hitting landmines, wheat fields abandoned due to conflict, and grain elevators burning after missile attacks. In spite of all that, Miller says, “It is actually a remarkable testimony to the farmers of ...and more [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 11:06:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
MOSCOW, Sept 16- Russia risks slipping into recession because the government is not investing enough in the economy to weather Western sanctions, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Tuesday, criticizing the strategy so far. [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 11:05:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
China Reduces Wheat Irrigation as Farming Depletes GroundwaterBloombergHebei will spend 1.2 billion yuan ($195 million) to compensate farmers for the reduced yield and to promote water-conserving crops, Hebei News said in the report dated Sept. 9. Farmers are also encouraged to stop planting corn following wheat in the ...and more [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 7:26:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Abundant rain hinders local farmingWAVY-TVVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Agricultural experts say there's been too much rain in Hampton Roads lately for planting and harvesting crops. 10 On Your Side stopped by the Virginia Beach Farmer's Market on Monday to see how their feeling about the ...and more [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 9:31:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Telegraph.co.ukScottish Independence and Agriculture: A Good Mix?Twin Falls Times-NewsAnd then there's the question of subsidies. Under the Common Agricultural Policy reform, the European Union will pay 196 pounds per hectare ($127 U.S. per acre). A yes vote and then admittance to the EU would generate that subsidy amount for Scottish [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 8:41:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Economic TimesNetherlands, India to set up 10 centres of agriculture excellenceEconomic TimesIn June this year, Dutch Ambassador Alhponsus Stoelinga had called on Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and informed him about the developments made in the areas Indo-Dutch agriculture cooperation plan of dairying, post harvest management, ...and more [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 12:24:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The GuardianScotland: yes campaign struggles to win over farming communitiesThe Guardian"This region of Scotland is more conservative than in the central belt, the farming community more so. There's still an almost feudal feeling that you can't vote against the laird, and the laird is voting no." Borderers often talk of [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 6:02:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Drones may provide big lift to agriculture when FAA allows their useLos Angeles TimesBut the big boom in unmanned aircraft may come from what's known as precision agriculture — using high-tech systems to help farmers increase yields and cut costs. In recent years, consumer-quality drones that are cheaper and easier [...]
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 2:46:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

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