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Voters Guide: Commissioner of Agriculture

DEMOCRAT THADDEUS “THAD” HAMILTON Age: 64 Education: BS degree in agriculture Prior elected offices: Board member and past chairman of Broward Soil and Water Conservation District read more

Ocean-based fish farming can never be organic, claims report

THE US-based Center for Food Safety (CFS) has issued a report claiming that ocean-based fish farming can never be certified as organic.

Agriculture students converge in Lubbock to prepare 30,000 meals to feed hungry

Visiting college students volunteer in Kids Against Hunger project during Texas Tech-hosted Block and Bridle Convention

Cattle in Weld benefit from healthier pastures

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Budding plant growth across northeastern Colorado's Pawnee National Grassland serves as visual evidence of recovery and relief brought by greater rainfall this year. Patches of dry dirt, devastated by extended drought, are slowly giving way to the native grasses that define this protected zone. ...

EU decision on agriculture a major breakthrough, Kenny says

Taoiseach says plan to recognise sector in climate package a big gain for Ireland

DHM Numbers: Cattle on feed, dairy CPI/PPI forecast

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in U.S. feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.1 million head on Oct. 1, 1% less than a year earlier. September placements totaled 2.01 million head (1.94 million net), up 1% from a year earlier.

Profitable U.S. feedlots buy more cattle in September

Chicago | Reuters — The number of cattle placed in U.S. feedlots in September increased one per cent from a year ago, a government report showed on Friday.

Himachal Pradesh to constitute board to deal with stray cattle

While appealing to people not to abandon their cattle, Virbhadra Singh said that government would open shelter homes for such stray cattle all over the state in a phased manner so that they could be properly fed.

U.S. livestock: CME live cattle pare initial gains before USDA report

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures settled lower on Friday, pressured by profit-taking ahead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly Cattle-On-Feed report, traders said.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

Grain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery lost 9 cents to $5.1775 a bushel; Dec corn was 6.75 cents lower at 3.53 a bushel; Dec oats fell 8.75 cents to $3.5175 ...

Biosecurity barney still bubbling over

THE government continues to face speculation about biosecurity being shifted from the Department of Agriculture to Immigration.

Among pigs and cows, Miss Uganda contestants get lessons in farming

When the Miss Uganda contestants arrived at this sprawling farm outside Kampala, they quickly realized their high-heels would not be useful.

Bankers Healthcare Group Welcomes Medical Writer Dr. Pat Bass To BHG 360 Blog

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --   Bankers Healthcare Group , a leading provider of innovative financing solutions for healthcare professionals, is pleased to welcome Dr. Pat Bass ...

Miss Uganda Contestants Compete in Farming

Among pigs and cows, Miss Uganda contestants get lessons in farming

Grain mixed, livestock mostly higher

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

Vote now for the next Faces of Farming & Ranching

Now, you can cast your vote for the next Faces of Farming & Ranching! Beginning October 24 through November 2, visit the Faces of Farming & Ranching Online Voting page to learn more about each of the finalists and the work they do, including short videos highlighting their farms/ranches.

Record cash prices stretch CME live cattle futures gains

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures rose for a third day in a row on Friday, supported by Thursday's record-high prices for market-ready or cash cattle, traders said. * At 8:30 a.m. CDT , live ...

VIDEO: Lesotho's trout farming fortune

Roderick MacLeod reports on the growing trout farming business in the water-rich African country of Lesotho.

Himachal to set up board to solve cattle menace

Shimla, Oct 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has favoured constitution of a board to look into providing shelter to stray animals.

Canada's Union for Agriculture Workers Denounces Bill 8, Demands Quebec Government Stop Discriminating Against the ...

UFCW Canada expresses shock and dismay with Quebec's Liberal government for ramming through legislation that has the potential to strip many agriculture workers of their basic human rights. The government ...

Plate Lab: Farro is an ‘ancient grain’ that has become the new thing

Juicy, nutty farro is appearing in restaurants all over the city and the country.

Green shoots: Britain's new breed of farming entrepreneurs

The UK's agriculture sector needs young, innovative workers to help it grow. Rebecca Burn-Callander met three successful self-starters

Ireland’s reliance on agriculture recognised in EU climate deal

Dairy industry can continue to grow without risk of EU fines for methane gas emissions

Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

FILE - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack speaks during a Rural Tour stop at the Iowa State Fair, in this Aug. 19, 2009 file photo taken in Des Moines, Iowa. A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to rural water and wastewater systems with $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S ...

Cross-Border cattle rustling costing farmers tens of thousands, says TD

Minister says 555 cattle reported stolen out of population of 6.9 million since January 2012

Global Whole Grain and High Fiber Foods Market

LONDON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Whole Grain and High Fiber Foods in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Cereals, Baked Food, Snacks, and ...

Council okays CBN’s N100bn ranches fund disbursement

The National Economic Council on Thursday endorsed the disbursement of N100bn by the Central Bank of Nigeria for the establishment of mini ranches nationwide. Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue, who said this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the monthly NEC meeting presided over by Vice-President Namadi Sambo, said the ranches...  [Read More...]

Could This Ethiopian Grain Be the New Quinoa?

It’s drought resistant, easy to harvest and cook, and easier to spell than freekeh and quinoa. Meet teff, the diminutive ancient grain that’s been feeding Ethiopia for 5,000 years—and might soon be coming to a store near you.

Over 80 years of information on Canadian grain elevators now online

WINNIPEG, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Thanks to a partnership with the University of Alberta Libraries, data on grain elevators in Canada collected by the Canadian Grain Commission beginning in 1912 is now freely available online. Fully searchable, digital copies of these records from 1912 to 1998 are openly accessible via the University of Alberta Libraries' website, Peel's Prairie Provinces ...

CBN to spend N100bn on ranches in states

The National Economic Council on Thursday resolved that the Central Bank of Nigeria should provide seed funding of N100bn to assist states establish mini modern ranches across the country. This was one of the solutions proffered to the incessant bloody clashes between cattle rearers and farmers in parts of the country. Governor Gabriel Suswam of...  [Read More...]

Grain Higher, Livestock Mixed

Grain higher on the CBOT, cattle mostly higher pork lower on the CME

No-till agriculture may not bring hoped-for boost in global crop yields, study finds

( University of California - Davis ) No-till farming appears to hold promise for boosting crop yields only in dry regions, not in the cool, moist areas of the world, this study found.

No-till agriculture may not bring hoped-for boost in global crop yields, study finds

( University of California - Davis ) No-till farming appears to hold promise for boosting crop yields only in dry regions, not in the cool, moist areas of the world, this study found.

Marine Harvest Scots operation facing 'challenging' quarter

FISH-FARMING giant Marine Harvest is expecting its Scottish operations to experience a "challenging" fourth quarter in terms of profit, as biological issues and a low harvest take a toll.

Grain mixed, livestock higher

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery rose 3 cents to $5.2225 a bushel; Dec corn was 3 cents lower at 3.53 a bushel; Dec oats rose 3 cents to $3.54 a ...

A Glimpse of an Ideal Farming Community

‘Unsung heroines’ are these admirable women’s groups. Their lives have been transformed by the significant shift they made in their farming practice in the same breath that they have transformed the quality of the farm products they have heretofore produced. The post A Glimpse of an Ideal Farming Community appeared first on Davao Today .

Grain Mostly Higher, Livestock Higher

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

Andersons Buys 2 Grain Companies to Expand Corn Business

Andersons (ANDE) has acquired the assets of United Grain and Keller Grain.

U.S. cattle industry grapples with quality versus quantity

Cheaper feed and the removal of a feed additive are bringing U.S. The industry has depended on growth promoters known as beta-agonists for extra tonnage to counter the smallest U.S.

Candidates for Texas agriculture chief have deep roots on the farm

AUSTIN — Daily chores included gathering eggs and milking cows. They started working young and didn’t let up. That was life on the farm, and it began in much the same way for the top contenders for state agriculture commissioner.

As Cattle Prices Climb, Ranchers Watch Out For Bovine Thievery

Across the U.S., cattle prices are at record highs. So ranchers and special rangers are working to protect herds from cattle rustlers — thieves looking to sell off stolen animals at auction.

Reserve At The Ranches Grand Preview This Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, October 18th and 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PRWeb October 16, 2014) Read the full story at

The 2014 Land Report 100: America's Largest Landowners Making Even Bigger Investments

DALLAS, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing the trend of investing in some of America's most iconic viewsheds and working landscapes, The Land Report released the 2014 Land Report 100 presented by Fay Ranches highlighting the major investments and even bigger personalities of America's largest landowners. Among the major movers is nationally known homebuilder D.R. Horton, founder and ...

Indoor Agriculture Conference to Host Leaders in Agriculture Technology, Vertical Farming, Commercial Greenhouses

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- via PRWEB - Indoor agriculture is experiencing rapid growth as drought, supply chain challenges and the scarcity of new farmland force growers to seek more efficient and sustainable ...

Moreno Ranches to Show Top Brahman Show Cattle at ABBA National Brahman Show, October 12-16, 2014

Moreno Ranches is a Florida producer of superior Brahman Cattle. They will participate in the ABBA National Brahman Show in Dallas, Texas, on October 12-16, showcasing their top Brahman show cattle. (PRWeb October 13, 2014) Read the full story at

Boy, 9, drowns in backyard pool in Southwest Ranches

A nine-year-old boy drowned in a backyard pool Sunday night.

Prestigious Land Brokerages Combine Resources to Form Powerful Team in Asset Class

DENVER, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fay Ranches and Republic Ranches, two of the most successful land brokerage firms in the country, are announcing a groundbreaking strategic alliance that will create one of the most powerful brokerage teams in the United States and further expand each company's reach and breadth of services.  The two firms have built strong business relationships over the ...

Aeon Adds Rice Paddies to Farming Ventures

(Corrects headline of Oct. 8 story to remove reference to scale of Aeon’s rice-farming ambitions, adds cooperative reference in second graph.) Aeon Co. (8267) , Japan ’s largest supermarket chain that sells everything from fresh food to bicycles across 424 stores, plans to add rice fields to its farming portfolio, possibly making it the nation’s biggest corporate grower of the grain.

Deseret Ranches' future metropolis would dam creeks for water

A tough choice over Central Florida's water future is unfolding now as the giant Deseret Ranches proposes to dam a pair of creeks, an idea rejected long ago by state officials as environmentally unacceptable.

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.
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