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Cattle expert Temple Grandin to speak at Texas A&M summer commencement

Internationally renowned animal scientist and autism activist Temple Grandin will deliver Texas A&M's summer commencement convocation on Aug. 14.

$320m farming project revealed

A THOUSAND jobs will be created under a plan to build a $320 million sustainable farming precinct at Avalon.

Cattle herd together in Prince Albert this week

Proudly showcasing two of their prized heifers, the Doetzel family from Lipton, Sask., highlights an important annual component of the Fair and Exhibition.

Harper Government Supports New Opportunities for Canada's Horticulture Industry

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Cargill, citing shrinking cattle herd, to shut Wisconsin beef plant

Cargill Inc, one of the nation's largest beef processors, said on Wednesday it plans to close its Milwaukee, Wisconsin, beef-processing plant on Friday, because the size of the U.S. herd has fallen to its smallest in 63 years. Early last year, Cargill year shuttered its Plainview, Texas, beef plant, which processed about 4,500 head per day, because of the scarcity of cattle and overcapacity in ...

Cargill to close beef plant, cites cattle shortage

Cargill plans to close a Milwaukee beef-processing plant which employs about 600 people on Friday due to a shortage of cattle. A Midwest drought in 2011 and 2012 hurt cattle levels, said Cargill spokesman ...

CISANET concerned with state of affairs in Malawi agriculture sector

The Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) has expressed concern with the state of affairs in the agriculture sector saying it is disheartening to note that the problem of hunger is ever increasing. CISANET board chairperson Willie Kalamula on Wednesday observed that over the past 50 years Malawi has seen a lot of changes taking place...

Grain mixed, beef higher and pork lower

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was 7.25 cents lower at $5.2725 a bushel; Sept corn was .25 cent higher at 3.6175 a bushel; Dec oats were 3.50 ...

Cargill to Close Wisconsin Plant as Cattle Supply Shrinks

Cargill Inc., the largest closely held U.S. company, plans to close its beef-processing plant in Wisconsin amid a shrinking domestic supply of cattle.

Wednesday Sector Leaders: Agriculture & Farm Products, Music & Electronics Stores

In trading on Wednesday, agriculture & farm products shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 1.6%.  Leading the group were shares of Cresud S.A.C.I.F. (CRESY), up about 10.5% and shares of Adecoagro (AGRO) up about 0.3% on the day.

Grain bin rescue course planned

The P.E.I. Firefighters Association is putting together plans for a new grain bin rescue course. Chief instructor Miles Boulter said the course would look at preventing accidents and show people how to safely get out of a grain bin should they fall in. "When that tank is in we can use it for grain bin or whatever else you want to use it for.

Feeder-Cattle Futures Set for Longest Rally in 37 Years

Feeder-cattle futures rose, heading for the longest rally in 37 years, with the smallest total for the U.S. herd in four decades signaling higher beef costs.

New tech gives a boost to shrimp farming in Punjab & Haryana

Farmers have now started commercial prawn farming, spread over 20 acres this year

Grain Mixed, Livestock Mostly Higher

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

Grain News

Manhattan, KS—Maintaining grain quality, understanding how USDA grain standards are implemented and, the U.S. export grain inspection system, as well as writing contracts in way that secures the desired grain quality were the focuses of the USGC Mexico Grain Quality Workshop held at the IGP Institute on July 7-8, 2014, with a total of eight participants.

Against the grain — farming and mining collide

SA’s farming and mining interests have collided over a mining lease on Yorke Peninsula. Both sides say their industries are crucial for the state’s future.

USDA reports confirm tight cattle supplies

USDA-NASS released both the monthly Cattle on Feed report and the semi-annual Cattle inventory report on Friday, July 25. Both reports helped to confirm why cattle and beef prices have continued to increase to record high levels.

Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore university is the first successful attempt in North America.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to visit upstate NY

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is headed to central New York to promote the government's new Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund.

China Green Agriculture, Inc. Launched seven New Fertilizer Products and Added 46 New Distributors During the Fourth ...

"CGA" or the "Company") which produces and distributes humic acid-based compound fertilizers, other varieties of compound fertilizers and agricultural products through its operating subsidiaries in China, today announced that it launched seven new fertilizer products and added 46 new distributors in its fourth fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2014. Out of the seven new fertilizer products, two new ...

Roanoke homeowners share air conditioning woes

ROANOKE, Texas — Becky Neal thought she might be the only one. She was wrong. A growing number of families in the Ranches East subdivision outside Fort Worth say they are tired of recurring problems with their air conditioning units. "All of the homes we're talking about are Meritage-built, most in '08 and '09," Neal said. She and her husband have bills totaling close to $2,000 for the past four ...

"Right to farm" doesn't mean farming right. Far from it

"Right to farm" doesn't mean farming right. Far from it. by Ben Palosaari Over the past two decades, the Missouri Constitution has become a whiteboard, easily altered with the prevailing political winds. Some amendments are understandable: Thanks to the 11th Amendment, no one can be jailed for being in debt.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Got Milk? Northern Europeans Drank Dairy Much Earlier Than Thought

Farming, including raising cows and consuming dairy products, reached far northern Europe much earlier than thought, according to new research. Agriculture first took hold about 11,000 years ago in resource-rich, mild climate lands stretching between the Eastern Mediterranean and Persian Gulf. Researchers agree farming and animal husbandry spread northwest through Europe from the Fertile ...

Grain groups urge USDA to restore inspections at Washington port

A coalition of U.S. grain groups has urged the Department of Agriculture to immediately restore official grain inspection services at the Port of Vancouver, Washington, which is involved in a long-running labor dispute.

Can Urban Agriculture Feed the World's Growing Cities?

There are more people living in cities now than ever, and population growth is expected to center on urban areas. This historic shift in population crossed a threshold in 2008, when more than half of the world’s people were living in cities for the first time. Today an estimated 2.6 billion people—40 percent of the global population—are small farmers, raising crops for personal consumption on ...

Grain lower, beef mixed and pork lower

Grain futures were lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was 14.75 cents lower at $5.20 a bushel; Sept corn was 6.25 cents lower at 3.6150 a bushel; Dec oats were 4.25 cents ...

Colorado cattle drive

Driving cattle to their summer grazing spots on leased federal land in western Colorado

Changes to eligibility of amber durum varieties, Sceptre and Plenty

WINNIPEG, July 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) is providing notice to grain producers and industry stakeholders that the variety registration for Sceptre, a Canada Western Amber Durum variety, will be cancelled effective October 24, 2014 by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Sceptre will remain on the Canadian Grain Commission's variety designation list and will be ...

Grain lower, livestock mixed

Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was 5.25 lower at $5.2950 a bushel; Dec corn was 6.50 cents lower at $3.7025 a bushel; Dec oats ...

Farming and building most dangerous jobs in the State

Over 6,500 people injured at work in 2013, HSA figures show

Piper Jaffray to Host Agriculture & Animal Health Investor Day

Piper Jaffray , a leading investment bank and asset management firm, is scheduled to host its inaugural Agriculture & Animal Health Investor Day on Tuesday, August 5

Farming, fishing and construction most dangerous jobs in the State

Over 6,500 people injured at work in 2013, HSA figures show

Grain drain — are carryover projections off the mark?

Canada will carryover more grain than usual when the crop year ends July 31, but analysts say it may be less than some people think. That mountain of Western grain created from a record harvest last fall, combined with poor rail service until spring, is being whittled away.

Farms, ranches across Alberta stage open-house and culinary events

EDMONTON - Garlic lovers will find plenty of foods to sample in Stony Lake next month â everything from pesto and chocolate chip cookies to frozen yogurt pops, all made with the pungent plant. The town west of Edmonton is holding its "first annual Garlic Day," inviting visitors to join garlic

Private buyers in Iran look to play bigger role in grain imports

* Private buyers importing grain via the Caspian Sea * State buyers continue to dominate large-scale purchases By Michael Hogan, Jonathan Saul and Sarah McFarlane HAMBURG/LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) - One sign of change in Iran as it works toward a nuclear deal with world powers is the way it is feeding itself, with private grain firms beginning a slow return to their traditional role as major ...

Organic farming has grown rapidly, says EU

The organic farming sector has grown rapidly over the past ten years, to about 500,000 new hectares every year, according to EU statistics. Both the number of organic farm holdings and area grew by more than half between 2003 and 2010. In 2011, the European Union had 9.6 million hectares of organic farming land. The year before, there were more than 186,000 of such farms registered across the ...

Korean national cattle herd declines

THE Korean national cattle herd was down 5pc at the end of June on the corresponding period, to 3.3 million head, reports MLA.

Cattle-Hog Spread Signals Relief for Record Pork Prices

U.S. meat lovers paying record prices for most of this year may see cheaper pork chops sooner than bargains on steak or ground beef, if livestock futures in Chicago are any guide.

Real-deal cowboy artist with ties to Routt and Moffat wins award posthumously

A Renaissance cowboy from Vernal, Utah, who roamed ranches from Canada to California with a few Routt County stops tossed in, was recognized Saturday as America celebrated the National Day of the Cowboy, a decade-long tradition. Among the local ranches Earl Bascom worked on were the White Bear Ranch near the confluence of the Little Snake and Yampa rivers in Moffat County and the Reeves Ranch ...

Global Precision Farming Market Growing at 13.36% CAGR to 2018: Forecast & Analysis to 2018 in New Research Report ...

DALLAS, July 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The growth of precision farming market is expected to be remarkable, and is estimated to reach $3721.27 million by 2018, at an estimated CAGR of 13.36% from ...

Health, agriculture key to Africa's development: Bill Gates

Health and agriculture development are key if African countries are to overcome poverty and grow, US software billionaire Bill Gates said Thursday, as he received an honourary degree in Ethiopia. "By getting things right in these two areas, the gains can be exceptional," Gates said, calling health and agriculture "enabling factors for all the other things that need to be done." "This Boko Haram ...

Is hunting high fenced ranches 'sporting?'

With the outdoor hunting shows coming up in a few weeks and many hunters making plans for their fall hunting trips, I though it might be interesting this week to discuss hunting on high fences ranches

Race for North Dakota's agriculture commissioner is all about oil

By Ernest Scheyder TOWNER North Dakota (Reuters) - North Dakota's biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state's agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a rising Democratic challenger who could limit development of new wells and pipelines. With a legislature that meets only every two years, North Dakota has given an unusual amount of power to ...

Hiking event offered at King-Swett Ranches

Hike the hills between the cities of Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo — known as the King-Swett Ranches.

Walker Ranches earns new honor

Walker Ranches has received another award for the conservation efforts of its owners, Gary and Georgia Walker. This time, it comes from the Palmer Land Trust, a Colorado Springs organization that is branching out into Southern Colorado.

Agriculture chief visits water-starved families

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies. ...

Terraqua sells to Fay Ranches, Montana brokerage refocuses on Colorado

Longtime ranch and land broker John Watson of Colorado has joined Western U.S. brokerage firm Fay Ranches.

Press Release

SOUTHWEST RANCHES Fla. July 16 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group a leading provider of innovative financing solutions for healthcare professionals has been named one of the 100 top earning Hispanic-owned companies by HispanicBusiness.com.

Bankers Healthcare Group Earns Spot on 2014 HispanicBusiness 100

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of innovative financing solutions for healthcare professionals, has been named one of the 100 top earning Hispanic-owned companies by HispanicBusiness.com. "The companies on the HispanicBusiness 100 have reached a level that sets them apart from the rest, and deserve to be recognized as such ...

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