[allAfrica]Addis Ababa -The agriculture sector is more
effective than the oil and gas sectors not only at creating jobs
but boosting growth says, the Africa Progress Panel and Sipho Moyo
of One during a session on the panel's report - Grain, Fish, Money
- Financing Africa's Green and Blue Revolutions.
(Photo courtesy Canada Beef Inc.) The western Canadian feeder
cattle market continues to trade in a volatile fashion.
Similar-quality cattle varied by as much as $10 per hundredweight
(cwt) in some cases, especially on calves under 600 pounds.
MPs participating in a panel discussion about factory farming
will come face-to-face with a real live hen, rescued from the claws
of the intensive farming industry. Hettie the Hen will demonstrate
to the MPs what little space is afforded to each of New Zealand’s
three million battery hens.
Our journey towards a sustainable agriculture remains to be a
long and winding road as we are still confronted with landlessness
and capitalist opportunism in the agriculture sector. Don't get me
wrong; despite its inadequacies and tendencies to favor the rich
farmers and landlords, the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010 is a
milestone in our quest for a sustainable agriculture. The post
[IPS]Nairobi -Agriculture in Africa is in urgent need of
investment. Nearly 550 million people there are dependent on
agriculture for their livelihoods, while half of the total
population on the continent live in rural areas.
[allAfrica]Addis Ababa -Agriculture. Food security.
Small-scale farmers. Agriculture research. Did your eyes glaze
over? Thought so. The agriculture sector still struggles to shake
the perception of being dull and tedious, which poses a key
challenge when seeking to address food security on the continent.
With a relatively youthful population, African governments, civil
society and farmers need ...
Sitting under a tent at an annual agricultural equipment
sales event, Shawn Berry noted that orders for the machinery he
sells have dramatically slowed down this year — so much so that the
Ohio-based company ...
Scheme announced to revolutionise Makhana farming in Bihar
Patna, Aug 30 (PTI) Adhering to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's
promise during his election rallies to give a boost to 'makhana'
(fox nut) cultivation and marketing in Bihar, Union Agriculture
Minister Radha Mohan Singh today announced a scheme to
revolutionise its farming.
Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board
of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery fell 8.25 cents to $5.6350 a
bushel; Dec corn was 4.50 cents lower at 3.6475 a bushel; Dec oats
were 1.25 cents ...
Farming is a crucial part of New Zealand's economy but if
farmers want to reap what they sow they need to sort the wheat from
the chaff when it comes to new technologies targeted at making it
easier to do business.
Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the
Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at
$5.7175 a bushel; Dec corn was 2 cents lower at $3.6725 a bushel;
Dec oats were unchanged ...
By Duncan Miriri KIRINYAGA Kenya (Reuters) - Nancy Njeri lugs
a sack of fresh coffee berries to a hilltop factory from her small
farm, which produces one of Kenya's main cash crops yet earns
barely enough for her family of seven children. On big estates, one
tree can produce 10-15 kg of coffee berries a year using
fertilisers and other chemicals. Their trees on the small plots in
Grain futures were mostly lower Wednesday on the Chicago
Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery rose 5.75 cents to $5.6225 a
bushel; Dec corn was unchanged at 3.65 a bushel; Dec oats were down
3.75 cents ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Employees who had been embroiled in a
lengthy and sometimes violent labor dispute have voted to return to
work Wednesday for three Northwest grain merchants — in time for
the wheat harvest.
The Missouri River might help alleviate grain backups caused
by railroads hauling more crude oil in the northern U.S., though
federal spending on infrastructure and changes in water allocations
may be needed, said Michael Toohey, head of Waterways Council
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Clashes between armed bands of cattle rustlers and security
forces have left 15 people dead in Madagascar including two
paramilitary policemen, officials said Sunday. The village
tradition of young Malagasy men stealing prized humped zebu cattle
to prove their virility and valour took a bloody turn after two
separate incidents in the south-east of the island nation. Known as
dahalos, about 80 of ...
Twelve ranchers involved in nine ranches resigned from the
Point Reyes Seashore Ranchers Association on July 26, saying a
recent letter sent to the park service that requested consideration
of the use of soon-to-be vacant Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s
buildings lacked proper input from membership. That letter, drafted
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- As we noted Wednesday, falling
grain prices are hitting the farm belt hard and it’s difficult to
find many winners in the carnage. The last time we had
a glut like this one there was a major correction in stock prices
-- but correlation is not causation. Two things happened to end the
last glut. First, there was an expansion in the use of biofuels,
mostly ethanol made ...
A bitter and occasionally violent two-year labor dispute at
Northwest grain terminals ended with a tentative deal reached in
the middle of the night. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation
Service said ...
By Christine Stebbins CHICAGO (Reuters) - Unionized port
workers and a group of Pacific Northwest grain companies reached a
tentative contract agreement, according to an announcement on
Tuesday, a deal that will soon ease a backlog of shipments from the
biggest U.S. West Coast grain terminal. A federal mediator
announced the tentative agreement, and a spokesman for the Pacific
Northwest Grain ...
SOUTHWEST RANCHES Fla. Aug. 12 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers
Healthcare Group a leading provider of innovative financing
solutions for healthcare professionals has begun work on a new
corporate headquarters located in Davie Fla. Plans include
renovating two buildings to create four floors of workstations and
meeting rooms as well as recreation facilities a cafe and fitness
SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of innovative
financing solutions for healthcare professionals, has begun work on
a new corporate headquarters located in Davie, Fla. Plans include
renovating two buildings to create four floors of workstations and
meeting rooms, as well as recreation facilities, a cafe and fitness
center. "The ...
One of the largest ranches in the U.S. and an icon for Texas
horse and cattlemen has been listed for $725 million, marking the
end of a decades-long courtroom battle among the heirs of cattle
baron W.T. ...