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 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 ...
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 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 ...
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
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.
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.
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.
"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, 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. 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
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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
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.
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 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 ...
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 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 ...
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
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 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
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 ...
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
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 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 ...
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 ...
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.
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. ...
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
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 ...