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White County family earns farming honorArkansas Online (subscription)The Lyndell Wyatt family of Albion is the 2014 White County Farm Family of the Year. Members of the family are, from left, Lynlee, Lyndell, Donna and Logan Wyatt, and Hunter Mason, who is engaged to Logan. The family farms 750 acres and [...]
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 5:17:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Common Reading to explore farmingmessenger-inquirer9, Stephen Ritz, a South Bronx teacher/administrator, who teaches his student to grow their own food, will be lecturing at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green on "farming for the future." People interested in the topic can watch it live on the ... [...]
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 5:03:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
California Drought Threatens Nation's Most Productive Farming ValleyNBC Southern CaliforniaIts farming region stretches from the Tehachapi Mountains to Stockton, bounded by the Coast Range to the West and the Sierra Nevada to the east. Blessed with rich soil, an abundance of sun, but minimal rainfall even apart from drought years, [...]
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 4:08:00 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
Breitbart NewsMiles Reiter: California agriculture must adopt groundwater reformSanta Cruz SentinelMuch of the food consumed in the United States including about half of the fruits and vegetables is grown in California. Without an improved management system of groundwater in the state, California's agricultural capacity will become smaller and ...Drought forces [...]
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 2:03:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Chicken farming in Carmel? Backyard hobby spurs change in city lawIndianapolis StarThe popularity of urban chicken farming is such that the Carmel City Council this month voted to allow six hens per home in residential areas, bowing to complaints from constituents who said the existing three-chicken allowance was simply not [...]
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 12:46:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
China's developing agricultural sector draws M&AsXinhuaBEIJING, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- The transformation of China's agriculture has attracted great attention in the merger and acquisition (M&A) space and capital markets, consultancy Deloitte said in a new report. Driven by sharply increasing demand for food ...and more [...]
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 12:16:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
In Maine, oyster farming is a pearl of a businessCBS NewsAbigail Carroll will be the first to tell you she got into oyster farming by accident. "Let's just say it was a consulting project that went awry. But I wound up with the oyster farm on my hands. And I [...]
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 12:05:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Photographer revisits love of agriculture in new showChico Enterprise-RecordCHICO >> Under the twilight, when most people retire to bed, Chico photographer Jack Alderson gets to work. He prefers working in the wee hours for the somber atmosphere and particular glow created by the moon or some artificial light. More than [...]
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 10:45:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Windsor Star (blog)Farming and livestock: an important feature at the Harrow FairWindsor Star (blog)Wright said it's the farming, livestock and agriculture characteristic that has kept the Harrow Fair running for 160 years. Pony shows, cattle judging, tractor pulls, rooster crowing contests and lawn tractor races are a few of the [...]
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 9:35:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Government focuses on organic farmingTimes of India"Organic farming is a low-cost method, but we have very limited resources for organic farming. We would not be able to increase the areas under organic farming until we increase the source of organic contents," he said while addressing farmers during a ... [...]
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 6:49:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Women involved in agriculture wanted for Annie's Project in LemmonRapid City JournalBROOKINGS | If you're a woman involved in the agriculture industry, then Annie's Project may be the program for you. Have you ever been asked a farm/ranch management question and did not know the answer? Have you ever signed [...]
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 5:05:00 PM, 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
Economic TimesScheme announced to revolutionise Makhana farming in BiharEconomic TimesThe Union Minister expressed concern over the decline in the area of water-bodies over which makhana is cultivated in the state from 20,000 hectare in 2001-02 to 13,000 hectare in 2012-13 and said the new seed will liberate makhana farmers from [...]
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 2:15:00 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
Agriculture Plays Huge Role in Blue Hill FairWABIPercy Lorette is involved with his local 4-H program, which gives kids hands-on experience in areas like agriculture. He says he's been working with animals for as long as he can remember. “I love 4-H and love the animals and I just couldn't [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:37:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
New England Goes Against Grain in Farming DataNECNIt's summer harvest time for New England farmers, and a USDA census shows more of those farmers are getting younger. Between 2007 and 2012, Maine alone showed a 40 percent increase in farmers 34 years old and younger. There's still affordable land ...and [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 9:21:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Soybean farmers showcase agriculture's impact on local economyThe Southern“We are all concerned about managing our resources, from infrastructure to land, water and air, to benefit everyone,” Droste says. “For example, those outside of agriculture don't realize that Illinois farmers are well ahead of the national average in ... [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 9:06:00 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
Independent OnlineAfrica needs to make agriculture create wealth not just foodReuters AfricaBy Duncan Miriri. KIRINYAGA Kenya (Reuters) - 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 [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 1:56:00 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
*Support of rural population is key for govt in Thailand. BANGKOK, Aug 29- Thailand plans to boost the amount of land it uses to grow sugarcane, potentially increasing refined sugar output in the world's second-biggest exporter of the sweetener by around 10 percent, a government official said. The' rai' is [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 3:17:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Indonesia's powerful anti-graft agency will launch a probe into the nation's subsidized rice scheme unless major flaws are fixed, threatening moves to expand the role of the state food buying agency into other staples such as corn, beef and sugar. [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 12:19:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
To celebrate 25 years of broadcasting, CNBC takes a look at 25 innovations and how they might impact our lives over the next quarter of a century. [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 11:00:00 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 ...and more [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 10:25:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
NY agriculture more than a lot of cabbageRochester Democrat and ChronicleA drive along routes 5 and 20 between Canandaigua and Geneva will give you a hint about what a five-year federal agriculture census found: New York is the king of cabbage, growing more acres of the vegetable than any other [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 8:57:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Wall Street JournalBig Seed Makers Unlikely to Cut Prices Despite Farm SlumpWall Street JournalFarmers in the U.S. and elsewhere are confronting a second-straight year of declining crop prices thanks to anticipated back-to-back bumper crops in 2013 and 2014 that have bolstered stockpiles of corn and oilseeds. Corn futures have dropped [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 4:16:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

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