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Africa urged to transform agricultural sector

Nigeria Minister of Agriculture Dr. Adesina Akinwumi has called on fellow ministers of agriculture in Africa to assist their African governments in fixing the hiccups in the agriculture sector.

Africa: Need to Create Jobs? Try Agriculture

[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.

Agriculture student learning center hosts official dedication ceremony

The Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center was officially dedicated Aug. 29.

Tail tags out for EU in red tape cuts

FEDERAL Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has claimed a $1 million victory for the cattle industry.

Young cattle market looking for spring

THE Eastern Young Cattle Indicator has traditional peaks and troughs, however, there are variables which may impact the market.

Klassen: Feeder cattle market remains variable

(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.

Agriculture ETPs Losing Investors on Record U.S. Harvests

The investment binge in U.S. agriculture funds has ended as record crops and the promise of improving meat supplies send prices plunging.

Factory farming debaters to look chicken in the eye

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.

Farnham: Farmer Eric Moss and his company ARP Farms Limited plead guilty to offences against cattle

A man who allowed cattle carcasses to decompose on his farm near Saxmundham has pleaded guilty to Animal by-products and Cattle registration offences.

Farming app in running for award

A Manawatu-developed smartphone app could see dairy farmers spending more time on smartphones and less time in paddocks.

GENUINELY ORGANIC

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 GENUINELY ...

Africa: Land Investment Threatens Africans' Rights

[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.

Africa: 'Not a Conference, a Conversation'

[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 ...

Cattle numbers up at eastern sales

EASTERN state cattle numbers at saleyards reported by Meat and Livestock Australia’s National Livestock Reporting Service rose 54 per cent week-on-week, to 56,861 head as of last Thursday.

Voters favour parties with factory farming policies

A Horizon Research poll shows that 64.7% of adults are more likely to vote for a political party with a policy against factory farming.

Food security on the line

GLOBAL agriculture requires a radical shift sooner than people realise in order to feed an exploding population nutritiously, says Rachel Kyte.

Farmers milking technology for burgeoning businesses

Farming is a crucial part of New Zealand's economy but farmers need to sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to new technologies targeted at making it easier to do business.

Agriculture equipment sales decline in 2014

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 ...

Muster to be bigger, better

Eleven of Australia’s leading cattle companies are confirmed for this month’s eighth annual R.M. Williams Longreach Muster.

Marbling Matters as Weaning Time Approaches

Marbling in cattle — the taste fat — was long considered the feedlot’s responsibility, until research pointed to opportunities all the way back to the ranch.

In Maine, oyster farming is a pearl of a business

Seafood delicacy is experiencing a boom in popularity, and state's farmers harvested 12 million oysters last year

Scheme announced to revolutionise Makhana farming in Bihar

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.

U.S. livestock: CME live cattle supported by higher cash trade

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures settled up on Friday boosted by higher prices in the cash cattle market, traders said.

Grain Valley on alert as motorcycle group in town for annual rally

Law enforcement agencies are keeping a close watch on Grain Valley over the Labor Day weekend.

Grain mostly lower, beef and pork higher

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 ...

Farmers milking technology for results

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 lower, livestock mixed

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 ...

Africa needs to make agriculture create wealth not just food

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 Kirinyaga ...

Grain News

Grain storage capacity is needed in a number of areas for a variety of reasons. The following article summarizes some of the key points regarding using buildings, grain bags, and piles.

Farming wildmeat

IT is no secret that people in Trinidad and Tobago love their “wild meat”. We love it so much that the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources put in place a two-year ban on hunting.

Grain mostly lower, beef lower and pork higher

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 ...

Insta-gator: Farm-raised alligators help population roar back

Mid-August through early September marks brings a population explosion in Louisiana, as baby alligators hatch in the marsh and on alligator ranches.

Workers approve Northwest grain contract

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.

Missouri River Could Ease Grain Bottleneck on Railroads

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 Inc.

Family farming in focus

Farming families are in the international spotlight this year, after the United Nations declaration that 2014 would be the International Year of Family Farming.

Celebrity ranches for sale

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Brandon Marshall home on market for $4.9 million

Brandon Marshall, the former Miami Dolphin who now plays for the Chicago Bears, has put his Southwest Ranches home up for sale.

News: Golf Courses

TROON has furthered its impressive Middle East portfolio after being chosen to oversee the golf operations at Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai.

New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Farming is hip in New England.

Brandon Marshall puts Southwest Ranches home up for sale for $4.9 million

Brandon Marshall, the former Miami Dolphin who now plays for the Chicago Bears, has put his Southwest Ranches home up for sale.

Clashes between Madagascar police, cattle rustlers kill 15

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 ...

Massive, Multi-million Dollar Farms For Sale

From $100 million-plus ranches to recreational gentleman’s farms, these luxe estates offer a slice of high-brow country living.

IRS Stampedes A Cattle Shelter

IRS ignores passive activity and at-risk problems and attacks with "not for profit" rule. End result may be much worse for taxpayer.

Letter splits ranchers association

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 by a...

Biofuels Will Not Solve 2014 Grain Glut

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 ...

Tentative deal in Northwest grain terminal dispute

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 ...

U.S. Pacific Northwest grain handlers, union reach tentative deal

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 ...

Press Release

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.

Bankers Healthcare Group Announces Plans For New Corporate Headquarters

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 ...

Waggoner Ranch, among US' largest, listed for sale

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. ...
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