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Dept of Agriculture told not to warn supermarkets off vegetable price wars

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney questioned in the Dáil

Essex Agriculture Society conference focuses on the environmental challenge of feeing the world

REBECCA HUGHES of Writtle College reports on this year’s Joint Essex Farming Conference, organised by the Essex Agricultural Society in association with the college.

Ruble Crisis Ripples Through Wheat as Bulls Advance

The ruble crisis is rippling through the global wheat market. As Russia 's currency extended a plunge to a record low against the dollar last week, the nation slowed grain shipments to preserve stockpiles ...

Cattle closes firmer on mixed yardings

CATTLE yardings were mixed across the country this week, but the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) trended dearer.

Agriculture - Opinion

An open letter to the US Postal Service: ... More Question: My son (16) got caught with a small amount of marijuana. What should l do? ... More

Department of Agriculture told not to warn supermarkets off vegetable price wars

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney questioned in the Dáil

Utah residents crave local agriculture, poll shows

A new poll by Envision Utah that shows more and more Utah residents want access to high-quality, locally grown fruit and vegetables, meat and dairy products, but they worry about farms and ranches disappearing as the state continues to grow.

Utah residents crave local agriculture, poll shows

A new poll by Envision Utah that shows more and more Utah residents want access to high-quality, locally grown fruit and vegetables, meat and dairy products, but they worry about farms and ranches disappearing as the state continues to grow.

Dairy farming forum inspires green ambitions

Attending an environmental forum has set a Taranaki woman on a path to remind people caring for the environment is everyone's responsibility.

19,483 farmers ended lives in Karnataka in 10 years

Belagavi, Dec 21 (DHNS): Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda said that as many as 19,483 farmers have committed suicide in the last 10 years in the State.

Annual Oxford Farming event

The Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC), 6th and 7th January, is set to kick start the UN Year of Soils 2015 in January, bringing together speakers from across the world to discuss this vital competent of agriculture.

Elwin Hermanson says wheat quality not down since end of monopoly

The chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission says there's no evidence that the quality of Canadian wheat exports has decreased since the dismantling of the Canadian Wheat Board's marketing monopoly in 2012.

Cage farming trend is in

LANGKAWI - The demand for seafood is expected to rise in tandem with the increase in world population. World Fish Centre, an international research organisation, re­­ported that the world fisheries output amounted to 160 million metric tonnes per annum and the demand was expected to reach 238 million metric tonnes per annum in the next 15 years. However, it may not be possible to meet the demand ...

Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomes

GAIL, Texas (AP) — The Muleshoe Ranch's profits were chopped in half when the drought withered pastures, dried up stock tanks and forced the owner to move most of his cattle out of state.

Nigeria attracts $4bn agric investments in two years—Minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration has attracted $4bn private sector investments in agriculture in the last two years. Adesina, who stated this in Abuja on Friday, faulted a statement credited to a former Minister of Agriculture, Alhaji Adamu Bello, on the achievements of...  [Read More...]

Russia’s Main Grain Exporters Halt Buying as Prices Rise at Home

Russia’s biggest group of grain exporters stopped purchases for shipments abroad as the government fights domestic price increases.

Why gender inequality and food security go hand-in-hand

Addressing gender inequality in farming sector of developing countries could increase global food security, Paul writes. Women are more likely to adopt new techniques in farming practices to enhance household nutrition.

South Florida rated most cash-poor metro in nation

The high cost of living in South Florida leaves people more vulnerable to a financial crisis than anywhere in the country, a new study concludes.

Grain higher, livestock higher

Grain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery declined 23 cents to $6.3225 a bushel; Mar corn was off .50 cent to 4.1050 a bushel; Mar oats fell 5.75 cents to $3.1050 ...

Aggrieved workers lay wage complaints

Agriculture, forestry and fishing are among the biggest offenders against two pieces of legislation designed to protect workers from being ripped off by their bosses.

Ruble volatility leads grain exporters to halt purchases

Major grain exporters in Russia, a top supplier to the world market, have stopped buying stocks from Russian farmers in the hope that it would squelch a surge in the domestic price of wheat due to a plunge in the ruble.

Grain lower and livestock higher

Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery was unchanged at $6.5525 a bushel; Mar corn was 2.75 cents lower at $4.0825 a bushel; Mar oats were ...

China Green Agriculture Concluded Three-day National Distributor Conference

"China Green Agriculture", "CGA" or the "Company"), a company that mainly produces and distributes humic acid-based compound fertilizers, other varieties of compound fertilizers and agricultural products through its subsidiaries in China, Shaanxi TechTeam Jinong Humic Acid Product Co., Ltd. ("Jinong"), Beijing Gufeng Chemical Products Co., Ltd. ("Gufeng") and a variable interest entity, Xi'an Hu ...

From wheat to rice to beans, US agriculture has big appetite for expanded trade with Cuba

U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba.

US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.

Taking on grain market's dominant player

Qube Holdings, chaired by former Patrick's boss Chris Corrigan, is challenging GrainCorp's dominance of Australia's grain handling market to build a new depot in NSW.        

U.S. livestock: Expanded limits break CME feeder cattle losing streak

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange feeder cattle surged Thursday on short covering in volatile action after the exchange expanded futures trading limits, following three-cent-per-pound limit-down settlements five days in a row.

Record cattle prices subside across Western Canada

(Photo courtesy Canada Beef Inc.) CNS Canada – This year’s bull run for the cattle market in Western Canada appears to have come to an end. While bids across the Prairies are still high, they are a cut below the record highs seen earlier in the fall.

Big year for sheep, cattle

WA sheep and cattle producers can look forward to even stronger markets in 2015.

Emergency measures in CME cattle futures market bring support

Rarely used emergency measures to ease volatility in livestock futures provided support for the market on their first day of implementation on Thursday, making it unlikely the Chicago Mercantile Exchange ...

Grain higher and livestock higher

Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery was unchanged at $6.4850 a bushel; Mar corn was 2 cents higher at $4.1025 a bushel; Mar oats were ...

CME live, feeder cattle rally after expanded limits

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle rose more than 1 percent on Thursday on short-covering after the exchange late on Wednesday expanded trading limits for cattle futures, an analyst said. * CME Group ...

Russia Puts Brakes on Grain Cargoes as Extra Rules Slow Exports

Russia is getting creative as it seeks to stem a surge in grain exports amid the rout in the country’s currency that has pushed up the prices consumers pay for bread.

New Organization for supporters of Brahman Juniors, “Florida Youth Brahman Boosters Association,” Announced by Moreno ...

Moreno Ranches, a producer of superior Brahman cattle, is pleased to announce formation of “Florida Youth Brahman Boosters Association”, to support Brahman Juniors. The junior program supports youth who have an interest in American agriculture and Brahman cattle breeding. (PRWeb December 17, 2014) Read the full story at

CME Group takes emergency action to adjust cattle trading limits

CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, on Wednesday took emergency action to adjust trading limits for feeder cattle futures after prices plunged for five days in a row. A CME Group ...

Two-Thirds of Canadians Support a Ban on Fur Farming, Survey Finds

In the wake of a new survey showing that 68 percent of Canadians with an opinion support a ban on fur farming in Canada, Humane Society International/Canada is renewing its call for a federal prohibition....

Russia might yet break promise to avoid grain export curbs -analysts

Russia may be forced into protecting domestic bread prices from the country's currency crisis later in the 2014/15 marketing year, analysts said, challenging government pledges to avoid curbs on grain ...

Pinnacle of organic farming at Phil Foster Ranches

Workers stood in waist-high greenery in a quarter-mile-long stretch of crops in Hollister packing, cutting and stacking celery on a cool December morning.

Can Organic Farming Feed a Hungry Planet?

Long touted as the only sensible alternative to an industrial agriculture system that has wreaked all sorts of environmental havoc, organic farming has nevertheless been forced to limp its way through the debates surrounding the future of our global food supply. The notion of farming without chemicals is dogged by an Achilles' heel of epic proportion: Simply put, you can’t feed the planet with ...

Dh500 fine for keeping flower pots in car park

Emaar warns Emirates Living and Arabian Ranches residents against flouting community rules

Florida's Fastest-Growing Private Companies Are Evidence Of Economic Momentum

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2014 Florida Fast 100 recognizes Florida's fastest-growing private companies based on 2011-2013 revenue. This year, construction ...

As beef prices rise, cattle herds go missing in Idaho

More than 150 cattle valued at about $350,000 have been reported missing in southeastern Idaho, and authorities suspect modern-day cattle rustling as beef prices have soared. "Right now it's just ...

Organic farming more drought resistant: Report

Organic farms may be a lot more productive than previously thought, and they be able may perform better in tough times, according to a study.

Several thousand cattle quarantined near Yellowstone

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - Several thousand head of cattle have been quarantined in Montana after a cow near Yellowstone National Park tested positive for brucellosis, the livestock disease much feared by ranchers and also carried by elk and bison, state livestock officials said on Friday.   The disruption comes at a crucial moment for the region's beef producers, who are in the midst of ...

Teenage girl and horse found dead near school in Florida

Police are investigating what killed high school student and the horse she was riding

The next hot tech bet...farming?

From big data to drone technology, VCs are investing in companies that will change the way we think about farming.

Lucia Rodrigo identified as rider found dead next to horse

A teenager who was found dead next to the horse she was riding along a canal in Southwest Ranches has been identified. The 16-year-old rider who died Thursday afternoon was identified as Lucia Rodrigo, the Broward County medical examiner's office said Friday. Witnesses said they saw Rodrigo riding her horse, Brownie, at full speed along the canal shortly before they were found dead. It still isn ...

Horse, rider die in Southwest Ranches

A horse and a teenager were found dead on a riding path Thursday in Southwest Ranches, Davie police said. The discovery was made by a canal off Griffin Road and Southwest 188th Avenue after 4 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses said they had seen the teen, who appeared to be a very experienced rider, riding her horse at full speed along the canal. Vicki Geddis told Local 10 News she saw the horse and rider ...

Vertical Farming, Plant Factory Market - Global Industry Size, Share, Growth, Analysis And Forecast, 2014 To 2020 ...

San Francisco, California -- Plant Factory (PF), vertical farming is a closed environment in which plants are grown under lights in shelves stacked one on another. All the elements needed for plant growth ...

Kenya: Grabbing Group Ranches Is Unjust

[The Star]HERMANUS Philipus Steyn is trying to grab the Shompole and Olkiamatian ranches from 60,000 Maasai ( see pages 2 and 3).
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