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Soon, farmers can insure against losses from natural disasters

Currently, the Department of Agriculture runs two crop insurance schemes, one of which is weather-based.

Mt Barker females to new record

"Sizzling" would be the best way to describe last week's special female cattle sale at the Mt Barker Regional Saleyards.

Agriculture - Opinion

Wildlife conservation and science have been kidnapped by Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners for self-serving political agenda. ... More

Grain shipping companies face railway backlog, deteriorating service: report

A coalition of agriculture associations says the grain industry is dealing with deteriorating rail service and an 11 per cent shortfall in the supply of railway cars. The Ag Transport Coalition released a report saying that the railways have failed to supply more than 11,000 cars that were ordered in the first five months of the crop year. Wade Sobkowich, executive director of the Western Grain ...

Grain Lower, Livestock Mostly Higher

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

Cattle to the rescue

Here’s a pottery barn approach to meddling with ecosystems: You broke it, you fix it.

Improve poor farming practice with behavioral science, Bank says

By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Traditional economics - assuming people are rational actors who respond to prices and subsidies to maximize their own interests - could use a rethink, a senior World Bank official said on Wednesday during a discussion on global food policy. Anne Fruttero, a senior World Bank economist, relayed a story about small farmers in Kenya’s highlands ...

Scottish farming income slides 18% in 2014

Falling cereal and potato prices caused Scottish farming income to fall 18% in 2014. Scotland’s total income from farming (Tiff) slumped from £823m in 2013 to £688m last year, according to the first estimate.

Grain News

Washington – U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-01) and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) joined colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to encourage Iraq to purchase more American produced rice.

Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back Zilmax, a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they're concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports?

Grain Mixed, Livestock Higher

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

Ukrainian Grain Traders Agree to Limit Milling Wheat Shipments

Exports of 900,000 metric tons of milling wheat will be allowed in the first quarter, along with an additional 300,000 tons in the second quarter, Volodymyr Klymenko, the head of the Ukrainian Grain Association, said at a Jan. 27 press conference in Kiev. The figures are subject to change and may be increased if conditions are good for winter crops to be harvested next season, he said.

Beef, cattle prices bounce back to record highs

After a decade of beef prices in the mud, profitability is returning to ranches, farms and feedlots across the country. Cattle and beef prices are at all-time highs in Canada as herd numbers dwindle, global demand picks up, and the Canadian dollar falls in value. In addition to the high beef prices, a decline in grain and fuel prices is adding to the profitability of the sector. On average, beef ...

Beef, cattle prices bounce back to record highs

After a decade of beef prices in the mud, profitability is returning to ranches, farms and feedlots across the country. Cattle and beef prices are at all-time highs in Canada as herd numbers dwindle, global demand picks up, and the Canadian dollar falls in value. In addition to the high beef prices, a decline in grain and fuel prices is adding to the profitability of the sector. On average, beef ...

Minnesota cattlemen angered by court ruling restoring wolf protection

MENAHGA, Minn. -- Ross Genoch walks through his small cattle herd on a cold, clear January morning. The cows, docile and trusting, approach him expectantly.

DuPont Sales Miss Estimates as Agriculture Demand Weakens

DuPont Co. (DD) , the chemicals company facing a proxy contest with activist shareholder Trian Fund Management LP, posted fourth-quarter sales that missed analysts’ estimates as lower crop prices eroded demand for its agriculture products and the dollar strengthened.

Scots farming income 'falls sharply'

Scottish farmers saw their income fall sharply last year as a result of poor cereal and potato prices, according to initial estimates.

Mirr Ranch Group Launches Mirr Productions with New Feature Video Release

Mirr Ranch Group launched Mirr Productions this month with the release of a narrative video featuring the JE Canyon Ranch. The real estate company, specializing in ranches and sporting properties, produced the video from concept to final production, a first for the industry. (PRWeb January 27, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/01/prweb12472605.htm

Hill farmer readies flock for post-2020 CAP

If hill farming is to have a profitable and vibrant future it must become more resilient to market forces and to changes in the way environmental payments are delivered, says Cumbria hill farmer Will Cockbain.

World’s Largest Indoor Farm In Japan Produces 100 Times More Food Than Other Farms [Video]

When it comes to farming, there is no better time than now to get into the field. Thanks to technological advances ushered in by the green movement, farming has evolved from a traditional means to sustain a personal living to a science with the potential to feed millions. The Inquisitr previously reported on how technology-assisted World’s Largest Indoor Farm In Japan Produces 100 Times More ...

The La Crosse Area Welcomes Nation’s Largest Organic Farming Conference

The 26th MOSES Organic Farming Conference coming to the La Crosse Center, Feb. 26-28, 2015 (PRWeb January 26, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/01/prweb12470600.htm

Polled Brahman Cattle Initiative Announced by Moreno Ranches

Moreno Ranches, a producer of superior Brahman cattle, is excited to announce a new breeding initiative for polled Brahman cattle. The company will preserve the existing character of their stock, while adding the benefits of no horns and increased docility. (PRWeb January 26, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/polledbrahman/cattle/prweb12459531.htm

'Vicious circles linking violence and hunger’ must end

26 January 2015 – Agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ) said during a special meeting of the UN Peacebuilding Commission held at Headquarters today.

'Vicious circles linking violence and hunger' must end - UN agriculture chief

Agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said during a special meeting of the UN Peacebuilding Commission held at Headquarters today.

‘Let’s remove stigma attached to agric’

Participants in a roundtable discussion on youth, employment and agriculture have asked that a more strenuous effort be made to change the perception of the youth about agriculture.

WATCH: Okanagan farmer cashes in

An Okanagan man is reaping the seeds of his success after launching a small-scale farming operation just six years ago...

Vermont to add enforcement to Lake Champlain cleanup tools

Top Vermont officials told farmers in the agriculture-dependent northwestern corner of the state on Monday they could be held legally accountable if they don't participate in a series of efforts designed ...

Canadian railways falling short in moving grain -farm coalition

Canada's two big railways are failing to meet demand for moving grain from farms to ports and North American buyers, despite government intervention, a report by a coalition of farmer and industry groups said on Monday. In November, Ottawa extended the requirement that Canadian National Railway Co and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd ship a minimum volume of grain per week, but reduced the amount in ...

Grain mixed, livestock mostly lower

Grain futures were mixed Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

LinkedIn Recognizes Bankers Healthcare Group's Online Resources For Healthcare Professionals

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LinkedIn recently announced the Top Sponsored Updates of 2014 in North America. Among the 10 updates featured on the list was a post from Bankers ...

Ten ways to support the next generation of farmers

A new wave of food pioneers, mostly from non-farming backgrounds, is turning to careers in agriculture. But farming is a career path filled with obstacles, and today's young farmers need our support. 

Credit key to agriculture

One of the keys to agricultural development is accessible credit. This was the conclusion arrived at last Jan. 17 of the 10 leaders elected and identified by 200 stakeholders at the AF2025 Conference held on Feb. 10-11, 2011. These leaders are composed of four secretaries from three presidential administrations and six heads of major agriculture […]

5 ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply

WASHINGTON (AP) — Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides.

$25M Federal match for inundated farmland

Landowners whose farms and ranches are beneath the waters of Devils Lake might have some hope to be compensated for their lost land.

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

Grain futures were mostly lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Unmanned drones could play key roles in food supply

Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides. When it comes to drones, "your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible," says Roger ...

Three Takeaways from the GOP Cattle Call in Iowa

Walker makes a splash, Romney and Bush are targets and Common Core looms large.

9 great grain bowls at L.A. restaurants

If you find yourself at a new L.A. restaurant lit with Edison light bulbs, and outfitted with repurposed wood, chances are you'll see a grain bowl on the menu. No longer solely associated with health food stores and post yoga session sustenance, grain bowls have become a satisfying one-dish...

Global Whole Grain and High Fiber Foods - Strategic Business Report 2015

Dublin, Jan. 26, 2015-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Whole Grain and High Fiber Foods- Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. This report analyzes ...

Seed Sensation - Can A UK Startup Revolutionise Agriculture?

“This is the greatest thing in agriculture for the last 100 years.”

Cattle with missing cervical vertebra

Organic farming catches ryots’ fancy

An NGO helping farmers to switch over to traditional methods

Autopsy released in teen's horseback-riding accident

A Weston teenager died from blunt head trauma while horseback riding along a Southwest Ranches canal last December, the Broward Medical Examiner's Office has found.

Cattle Succumb to Commodity Rout in Sign of Cheaper Beef

The global rout in commodities finally hit cattle with futures off to the worst start to a year since 1980. The good news: The rout signals that your steak dinner could start costing less soon.

Judge dismisses Southwest Ranches lawsuit against Pembroke Pines

Pembroke Pines isn't required to participate in mediation with Southwest Ranches to resolve their disagreement over the planned construction of a charter school near their border, a 4th District Court of Appeals judge ruled Thursday.

AZ 'dude ranches' are plentiful and prospering

Dude ranches are alive and well in the southwest and Tucson is playing host to the annual Dude Ranchers' Association convention.

Should Farming Get You out of Paying Your Student Loan Debt?

“Student loans are a huge, huge obstacle for young people pursuing farming careers,” said Lindsey Lusher Shute, executive director and cofounder of the National Young Farmers Coalition and the co-owner of New York’s Hearty Roots Community Farm. To make the numbers work, the NYFC has launched a “Farming Is Public Service” campaign, pushing for farmers to included in the Public Service Loan ...

Viterra Partners with Agriculture in the Classroom to Raise Ag Awareness

Viterra Inc. , Canada's grain industry leader, is pleased to announce it is partnering with Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan to the develop an agriculture education storybook for students in grades ...

Ranches sell and gift MALT agricultural guarantee

Two ranches in Marshall and Tomales became the first to amend their easements with the Marin Agricultural Land Trust to actively require commercial agricultural use in perpetuity, a key part of sustaining ranching and farming in West Marin. Until 2011, MALT purchased easements prohibiting subdivisions and other types of development,...

Bankers Healthcare Group Chief Relations Officer Appointed to Oral Health America's Board of Directors

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Jan. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Oral Health America (OHA) recently announced the appointment of six new members to the board of directors: David Benovy: Septodont International Director ...
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