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Africa: EU Fish Farming Methods to Help African Food Insecurity

[VOA]Athens -Marine researchers hope that fish farming - the process of raising fish in ponds for food - can help African countries overcome chronic food shortages.

15-year net loss in Texas farms, ranches and forests exceeds 1 million acres

Texas experienced a net loss of nearly 1.1 million acres of privately owned farms, ranches and forests from 1997 to 2012, continuing the trend of rural land conversion and fragmentation in Texas, acco

Grain Highlights: Top Stories of the Day

Grain Highlights: Top Stories of the Day

Agriculture commissioner: Texas depends on Lubbock's agriculture

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said Texas' success is affected directly by the success of the agriculture in and around Lubbock.

Fifteen-year net loss in Texas farms, ranches and forests exceeds one million acres

Texas experienced a net loss of nearly 1.1 million acres of privately owned farms, ranches and forests from 1997 to 2012, continuing the trend of rural land conversion and fragmentation in Texas, acco

Platts Launches Real-Time Alert Service for Global Agriculture Markets

LONDON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information, today launched Platts Agriculture Alert (PAA) , a real-time news, data ...

Grain Higher, Beef Pork Higher

Wheat, corn, oats and soybeans higher on the CBOT; beef and pork higher on the CME.

Cattle and Cane play the Riverside Stadium

PROCEEDs from a charity CD by local band Cattle and Cane will go towards helping needy children in Teesside.

Fair brings out cattle breed diversity

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:26:17 GMT By Ross Courtney Yakima Herald-Republic GORDON KING/Yakima Herald-Republic Ed Johnson tries to herd his uncooperative Longhorn cattle into a pen at the Central Washington State Fair on Thursday. Longhorns are one of the more unusual breeds of cattle being shown at the fair. Johnson lives in Molalla, Ore. The adult Lowline Angus stand so low at the wash rack that ...

Special Report: Islamic State uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq

By Maggie Fick SHEKHAN Iraq (Reuters) - For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that captured vast swathes of territory in northern Iraq. Two weeks later, Paulis, who is a Christian, received ...

Australian live cattle export records smashed

AUSTRALIA'S live cattle trade smashed records in the last financial year, soaring past $1 billion in value as exporters shipped 1.13 million head of cattle.

EU Fish Farming Methods to Help African Food Insecurity

Marine researchers hope that fish farming - the process of raising fish in ponds for food - can help African countries overcome chronic food shortages. Scientists from the Athens-based Hellenic Centre for Marine Research are working on ways to improve fish farming in Europe, and now have been asked to do the same to alleviate food shortages in Africa. The governments of Kenya and Sierra Leone ...

Texas A&M institute reports new information about land conversion losses in Texas

Fifteen-year net loss from 1997-2012 exceeds 1 million acres AUSTIN — Texas experienced a net loss of nearly 1.1 million acres of privately owned farms, ranches and forests from 1997 to 2012, continuing the trend of rural land conversion and fragmentation in Texas, according to Dr. Roel Lopez, director of the Texas A&M Institute of […]

75 cattle seized in anti-theft operation

75 beef cattle have been seized today in a multi-agency operation targeting the theft of cattle in the border area.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

MEGA Gets Enterprise Agreement from US Department of Agriculture

MEGA has been awarded an enterprise agreement by the US Department of Agriculture that will allow all of the 34 agencies and offices within the federal agency to purchase ME

China Green Agriculture, Inc. Updates Progresses in Online, Offline, and Online-to-Offline Business Strategies

"China Green Agriculture", "we" or the "Company"), a company that mainly produces and distributes humic acid-based compound fertilizers, other varieties of compound fertilizers and agricultural products through its subsidiaries in China, today provides an update on the development of the Company's business strategies. The agriculture industry in China is currently ongoing a revolutionary ...

Alliance Grain Traders Inc. Announces Name Change to AGT Food and Ingredients Inc.

Alliance Grain Traders Inc. Announces Name Change to AGT Food and Ingredients Inc.

China Green Agriculture, Inc. Announces the First Cash Dividend to Stockholders

"China Green Agriculture", "we" or the "Company"), a company that mainly produces and distributes humic acid-based compound fertilizers, other varieties of compound fertilizers and agricultural products through its subsidiaries in China, today announced that the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board") has declared the Company's first cash dividend of US$0.10 per share to the Company's ...

Farming feature: Suffolk farms reform to fit county-owned farmland to wider council aims

Suffolk County Council this year announced a shake-up of its county farms. Now it is launching a support package for potential applicants seeking tenancies on the County Farms Estate. SARAH CHAMBERS spoke to councillor James Finch, who has been leading the initiative.

Educated city kids join dairy farming rush

Mike McRoberts meets Luke Chivers, a 21-year-old economics and communications graduate currently chasing cows in the back blocks of Whakatane.

Cattle markets: the bad news and the good

IT'S hard to untangle good news from bad as cattle markets head into another month of drought-fuelled stresses.

Can Only Farmers Understand the Farm Bill?

Tom Cotton has the market cornered when it comes to understand farming and ag policy. See, the GOP representative from Arkansas—who’s running against incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor, a Democrat, in the November election—grew up on a farm. He’s also a politician who votes on things like the farm bill.

U.S. livestock: Profit-taking undercuts CME live cattle

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed lower Tuesday, pressured by profit-taking and fund selling on the final trading day for the quarter, traders and analysts said.

Grain mostly lower, beef mixed and pork lower

Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery fell 3.50 cents to $4.7775 a bushel; Dec corn was 5 cents lower at 3.2075 a bushel; Dec oats gained 1.50 cents ...

Fitch Assigns Ratings to Grain Spectrum Funding II, LLC, Series 2014-1 Notes

Fitch Ratings assigns ratings to Grain Spectrum Funding II, LLC, series 2014-1 notes as follows:

ADM expands venture with Marubeni, boosts PNW grain export capacity

U.S. agribusiness company Archer Daniels Midland Co said on Tuesday that it has acquired a stake in Portland, Oregon, export terminal Columbia Grain by expanding its Kalama Export Company joint venture ...

Tuesday Sector Laggards: Agriculture & Farm Products, Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Stocks

In trading on Tuesday, agriculture & farm products shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 2.8%.  Helping drag down the group were shares of S&W Seed Company (SANW), down about 18% and shares of Adecoagro (AGRO) down about 1.8% on the day.

Agriculture education gets $10,000 boost

Columbia Community Unit School District 4 has been named a $10,000 grant recipient for America'

Grain Lower, Livestock Mostly Higher

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

Teachers train on practical organic agriculture

A THREE-DAY division training on organic farming for teachers of Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan (EPP) and Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) was held on September 26 -28 at the Baguio City National High School Auditorium.

U.S. livestock: CME live cattle end higher, pare early losses

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures finished sharply higher on Monday, erasing early-session losses as they gained on short-covering and fund buying before the end of the quarter on Tuesday, traders and analysts said.

Harvesting hops in the final days of Yakima's season

Edgar Silva, 20, harvests Tomahawk hops at Loftus Ranches in Yakima on one of the final days of the 2014 growing season. Tomahawk hops are highly bitter due to their high alpha acid content, and just one of the varieties grown on the farm's 950 acres of hops.

World needs ‘paradigm shift’ towards sustainable agriculture, UN agency urges

In order to move towards more sustainable agriculture, a broader approach is needed to overhaul the world’s food system, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, as he pressed for a global reduction in the quantity of chemicals and water in contemporary agriculture.

Liz Truss: modern farming is about satellites

Elizabeth Truss, the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, says British farming is one of the Government's key successes and fastest growing areas

Liz Truss: modern farming is 'not about shire horses' but satellites

Elizabeth Truss, the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, says British farming is one of the Government's key successes and fastest growing areas

Sustainable agriculture: What’s it mean to you?

Sustainable [s uh - stey -n uh -b uh l] – we’ve all heard it. According to Mr. Webster , it’s defined as:

U.S-led raids hit grain silos in Syria, kill workers: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes hit grain silos and other targets in Islamic State-controlled territory in northern and eastern Syria overnight, killing civilians and wounding militants, a group monitoring the war said on Monday. The aircraft may have mistaken the mills and grain storage areas in the northern Syrian town of Manbij for an Islamic State base, said the Britain-based Syrian ...

Klassen: Feeder cattle market surges

Western Canadian feeder cattle prices surged $4-$6 per hundredweight (cwt) and in some cases as much as $10/cwt over the past seven days. Feedlot buyers became more aggressive in the market, now that corn silage season in southern Alberta is in the final stages.

Agri-plastic, the new farming tech

MACONDRAY Plastics Products, Inc. (Macplas) has developed a new method of farming with the use of agri-plastics which can help farmers increase production yield and eventually their income at a lower cost.

Outsiders say keep elk, not ranches

The National Park Service received more than 3,000 comment letters on the preparation of a plan that will govern the future of West Marin’s dairy and cattle ranches in the Point Reyes National Seashore. The vast majority of opinions, sent from outside West Marin, denounced attempts to remove free-ranging herds...

Research and Markets: Global Cattle Health Market 2014-2019 - Products, Cattle Diagnostics, Cattle Genetics, & Geography

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Cattle Health Market - Segmented By Products, Cattl

Farming Simulator 15 being planted Oct. 30 on PC

Farming Simulator 15, the latest entry in Giants Software's series about tilling the virtual earth, will be released Oct. 30 on Windows PC, publisher Focus Home Interactive announced today. The two previous full entries in the Farming Simulator franchise, 2010's Farming Simulator 2011 and 2012's Farming Simulator 2013, were both released on Mac as well as Windows PC.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Staples to resign

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said Thursday he will quit his statewide-elected office early to become president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association, one of the state's most powerful trade ...

The Mild, Mild West: 9 Luxury Rocky Mountain Ranches To Visit This Fall

The West’s best guest ranches become even more appealing in the fall, when more of the actual ranching work gets started, and when the air is crisp—even chilly—and you get to bundle up in the morning and warm up with hot chocolate in the afternoon, the aspen leaves are set afire and there might even be a dusting of snow on the ground.

AmeriLife® Partners with myHealthyUS to Support Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches

AmeriLife & Health Services recently partnered with myHealthyUS, an alternative health care program, in support of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. (PRWeb September 17, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/0914/AmeriLife_myHealthyUS/prweb12177800.htm

Florida Brahman Cattle for Sale Event Deemed a Success, Announces Moreno Ranches

Moreno Ranches is a Florida producer of superior Brahman Cattle. Their latest sales event used Internet video streaming technology to increase auction participation. (PRWeb September 17, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/brahman/cattle/prweb12172678.htm

More than 30 cattle die after Idaho big rig crash

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in southwest Idaho say 33 cattle worth about $30,000 died after a tractor-trailer flipped onto its side.

Southwest Ranches approves preliminary fees

Southwest Ranches approved its fire assessment fee during the town's first budget hearing Monday night.

$1 million bond for SW Ranches in child porn arrest

Bail is set at $1 million for a Southwest Ranches man accused of creating child pornography featuring two young girls, according to an arrest warrant.
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