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Coveney to push Hogan on getting fair beef prices

Simon Coveney, the agriculture minister, has signalled that he will push Ireland’s incoming European commissioner, Phil Hogan, to help frustrated farmers here get fair prices for their beef.

Farming 'vital for global growth'

Scientific agricultural advances can help "climate-proof" farming systems around the globe, especially in developing nations, a conference will hear.

Tolar man indicted in cattle theft in Coleman County

William Lloyd Dulaney allegedly leased the 13 roping steers, which ended up at a cowboy church in Hood County and were later dispersed to congregants.

Cattle and dairy lead rise in exports

Goods exports rose $227 million in August 2014 compared with August 2013, to $3.5 billion, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Agriculture - Opinion

Remarks by Ben Sasse, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, at the Sept. 14 candidates' debate in North Platte. ... More

U.S. livestock: CME live cattle, hogs end mixed after choppy session

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle closed narrowly mixed on Tuesday after a volatile session, pressured by lower wholesale beef values but supported by futures’ discount to last week’s cash prices, traders said.

Farming smarter, not harder

THE sun was out and there was not a cloud in the sky at Henty yesterday.

Urban farming in Brooklyn: a return to the land

Farming in Brooklyn has come full circle. Obviously, the first people here more than 350 years ago worked the land, and now a new generation of dwellers are doing it, too.

Te Moana Gorge cattle under investigation

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is investigating cattle grazing in Te Moana Gorge, near Geraldine, after photographic evidence emerged in a years-long dispute which has seen tempers raised and cattle shot.

Food or Fuel? The Rail Car Shortage Conundrum

The U.S. may be about to have its second straight year of bumper grain harvests. Now if only farmers could get the grain to market.

CN rail fines over grain shipments to proceed -Ottawa

The Canadian government dismissed on Tuesday complaints from Canadian National Railway Co that fines for failing to ship the required minimum amounts of grain were unfair because there was not enough demand. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said there was a backlog of grain waiting for CN to move, even though it is less than expected, and the other main carrier, Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, was ...

Is grain losing to oil for rail service?

A record harvest will likely cause financial hardships on grain farmers due to a lack of rail service. Some blame the oil industry.

Are grain farmers losing to oil for rail service?

A record harvest will likely cause financial hardships on grain farmers due to a lack of rail service. Some point the finger at the oil industry for the problem.

Agriculture now generates $88.3 billion and 413,500 jobs in Wis.

Wisconsin’s farms and agricultural businesses generate $88.3 billion in economic activity and 413,500 jobs, based on data for 2012, according to a new study from University of Wisconsin-Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $4.7675 a bushel; Dec corn was 3 cents lower at $3.2725 a bushel; Dec oats were ...

Minister Ritz Attends APEC Meeting, Concludes Successful Mission to China and India

Agriculture Canada

Alcala faces grilling for withholding emergency aid to storm-ravaged farmers

A whopping 68 percent of the budget of the Agriculture department for Yolanda victims were denied them, even as the Yolanda-affected areas remain largely unassisted.

Beef revival: US cattle prices up by 50pc

US YOUNG cattle values have risen about 50 per cent in the past year to be almost double the prices of four years ago.

Bulk grain facility opens

The agricultural export landscape has changed with the opening of Bunge's bulk grain facility at Bunbury Port.

No shortage of public input as West Marin ranch plan moves ahead

More than 3,000 comments poured into the Point Reyes National Seashore on a plan that addresses the future of ranches on National Park Service land in West Marin.

Farming special - Day 1: How farmers plan to vote in the next election 

A quarter of farmers intend to vote for Fianna Fáil in the next election, with the Sinn Féin vote doubling in just 12 months.

Farming special - Day 1: Suicide and mental health

Suicide is increasingly impacting farming communities as rural Ireland feels increasingly isolated from the rest of the country.

Bon Appétit Management Company Gives Back for Eat Local Challenge Day — From Fork to Farm

What do small farms, ranches, and food businesses need in order to grow? Judging from the 171 applications submitted for Bon Appétit Management Company’s “Fork to Farm” grant progr

CN Rail Chief Urges Canada to Ease Grain-Shipment Rules

Canadian National Railway Co. (CNR) said the federal government should lower a grain shipment minimum because farmers haven’t been sending enough of the crop to allow the railroad to comply with the order.

Media Advisory: Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Highlight Mission to India and China

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Grain lower, livestock lower

Grain futures were lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $4.7450 a bushel; Dec corn was 4.50 cents lower at $3.27 a bushel; Dec oats were ...

Fish Farming Crisis Warning Over EU Plan – Fishupdate.com

SCOTLAND’S fish farming industry says it is facing a potential catastrophe if the EU decides to drop price controls on imported salmon next week.

Fish Farming Expertise Helps Sea Trout Restocking – Fishupdate.com

FISH farming expertise is helping replenish sea trout stocks in Highland rivers and lochs. So far this year over 200,000 sea trout fry have been reared in Marine Harvest facilities and released to the wild in Lochaber.

Fish Farming Today, Fish Farmer to attend Sparsholt conference – Fishupdate.com

THE annual British Trout Farming Conference, is all set to go at Sparsholt College, near Winchester, Hampshire, 1-3 September. It has long been an established meeting place for trout farmers from UK and beyond. This year as usual there is much to talk about.

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

Farmers look to China to spark a bountiful new age in Australian agriculture

Australian agriculture could be on the verge of ''a new age'' and should aim to become ''the deli'' of China by focusing on its premium markets, according to the president of the National Farmers' Federation,✓ Brent Finlay.✓

Cattle imports raised

JAKARTA:  Indonesia will increase the amount of cattle that it imports from Australia in the fourth quarter in order to build up stocks for the first quarter of next year, as it braces for a demand surge from other cattle-importing countries in the near future, said a Trade Ministry official. Partogi Pangaribuan, the director-general for international trade, said the Trade Ministry would soon ...

Cattle diseases threaten livelihoods in Jonglei capital Bor

September 20, 2014 (BOR) – Local cattle keepers in Bor, the capital of South Sudan's Jonglei state, said their livelihoods are being threatened by an outbreak of deadly diseases despite intervention by an indigenous non-government organisation (NGO). Some 3km east of Bor seven men and 10 women with their children have set up a cattle camp. Their children look healthy and playful. “There is milk ...

Organic agriculture — pros and cons

‘There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why . . . I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?’ . . .  Robert Kennedy Organic farming, an alternative model of agriculture, is fast gaining acceptance by more affluent and health-conscious consumers in developed countries and in urban centers in less developed nations. Organically produced grains, vegetables and fruits ...

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.

CP Rail meeting Canada grain shipment targets

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd has met the minimum weekly grain volumes mandated by the Canadian government, the railway said on Thursday, a day after Transport Canada said it would fine Canadian National Railway Co for falling short. Canadian Pacific spokeswoman Breanne Feigel said in an email that the railway had cleared the minimum volumes to date, and a spokeswoman with the transport ...

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

Cattle Is ‘Last Bull’ as Herds Dwindle: Riskless Return

As bulging supplies of commodities such as corn and sugar drive most raw materials lower, cattle futures are providing a haven for commodity investors.

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.

Grain-dust blast injures 4 at factory

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Flames from welding equipment touched off a grain-dust explosion at a Nestlé Purina plant in Flagstaff Sunday, burning two workers severely and leaving two others with less serious burns, authorities said.

Southwest Ranches quietly hires Democratic Party leader in fight against Pembroke Pines

Broward County Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceasar has a controversial history of being paid to lobby the same politicians that rely on his backing when they run for election. But now he’s stepped into one of the most heated fights in South Florida: The bitter feud between Southwest Ranches and Pembroke Pines. The Town of Southwest Ranches hired Ceasar as "special counsel" in its attempt to derail ...

Why China Green Agriculture (CGA) Stock Is Soaring Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares ofaChina Green Agriculture,a awhich primarily produces and distributes humic acid-based compound fertilizers and other agricultural products, soared 33.77% to $3.05 in morning trading Friday after the company reported its fourth-quarter results. Net sales rose 3.4% year-over-year to $72.2 million from $69.8 million, but net income plunged 70.2% to $4.3 million from ...

$1 million bond for SW Ranches in child porn arrest | Video

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.

$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.

$1 million bond for SW Ranches man 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.

Smart farming the key to China's food problems: study

Clever farming techniques would provide China with more than enough grain to feed its escalating population in the coming decades while easing stress on its environment, scientists reported on Wednesday. China faces a double crunch as its population of 1.35 billion rises to an expected peak of 1.47 billion in 2030, which will require more than 650 million tonnes of rice, wheat and corn annually ...
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