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Left to right: Ray Szabada, CEO of SRCTec, Amrik Virk, B.C. minister of technology, innovation and citizens' services, and Norm Letnick, B.C. minister of agriculture, help launch the new BC Agri-food Venture Acceleration Program in Mission on Tuesday.

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SIBU: The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries will allocate 1,630 metric tonnes of rice as the February ration for members of Sibu Rice Wholesalers Association (SRWA).

Agriculture community hoping to hire laid off oil and gas workers

The oil and gas sector's loss could be agriculture's gain.

Farming clean streams

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has launched a specialist team to help farmers navigate increasingly complex environmental regulations and consent requirements to promote clean green land, rivers and streams.

JBS expands Utah plant as tight cattle supply squeezes rivals

JBS USA, one of the top U.S. meat processors, said on Thursday it will expand a Utah beef-processing facility, even as some of its rivals have been shuttering plants because of tight cattle supplies. The $75 million project, set to be completed by mid-2016, signals JBS is looking beyond the current lack of supply to a time when producers will begin rebuilding cattle herds, which have dropped to ...

Grain News

Urbana, Ill. — A small research study could yield big results for the agriculture industry in India. Kent Rausch , an associate professor in the University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) worked with Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) on a limited study to determine quality changes in wheat stored in hermetic silo bags.

Grain mostly lower, livestock lower

Grain futures were mostly lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery rose 2.5 cents to $5.0775 a bushel; Mar corn lost 1.75 cents to 3.7150 a bushel; Mar oats were 5 cents lower ...

JBS expands Utah beef plant as tight cattle supply squeezes rivals

JBS USA, one of the top U.S. meat processors, said on Thursday it will expand a Utah beef-processing facility, even as some of its rivals have been shuttering plants because of tight cattle supplies. JBS will spend $75 million to increase production at its plant in Hyrum, Utah, to make the facility more efficient and to expand the beef and ground beef products it offers, according to a statement ...

Farmer rescued from grain bin in Clark County

UPDATE @ 6:07 p.m.: A farmer trapped in a grain bin this afternoon was freed by Tru Point workers in nearby South Charleston. Within 15 minutes of falling into the bin, corn was up to the man’s waist. The incident was reported around 1:15 p.m. in the 3200 block of Summerford Road in Harmony Twp. In addition to the local fire rescue, a farmhand contacted Tru Point in nearby South Charleston ...

Agriculture drives Kansas economy; county-level agriculture impact data now available

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has released an interactive map depicting the economic impact of agriculture in each of the 105 counties in Kansas.“Kansas agriculture contributes to 37 percent of our economy. Each county in our state plays a key role in making that economic percentage as significant as it is,” said Secretary Jackie McClaskey. “Breaking down statistics county-by-county ...

Research and Markets: Precision Farming Market by Technology, Components, Application and Geography - Global Forecasts ...

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Precision Farming Market by Technology, Components, Ap

Agriculture Secretary says Cuba trade could grow by hundreds of millions

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack predicts U.S. trade with Cuba could rebound from its current $300 million to close to $500 million with Florida among the states capitalizing the most.

Grain Lower, Livestock Mixed

Grain lower on the CBOT, beef mostly higher and pork loweer on the CME

NI farm industry income drops by 17%

The Northern Ireland farming industry saw its income drop by 17% to £298m in 2013, driven by a big fall in prices for the beef sector.

The cow comeback: OC Fair cattle drive may return to Costa Mesa this summer

Hundreds of cows may be stomping through the streets of Costa Mesa this summer during the Orange County Fair. Doug Lofstrom, the interim chief executive of OC Fair and Events Center, said the center is planning the return of the cattle drive in early...

Africa: A Global Compact on Agriculture

[allAfrica]On the 10th Anniversary of the adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), African Union declared the year 2014 to be the Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa. There is much to celebrate; agricultural production in Africa has increased steadily over the last 30 years: its value has almost tripled showing an increase that clearly exceeds ...

Son of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy arrested in Utah

Ryan Bundy, son of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, was arrested Tuesday in Cedar City, Utah. Iron County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Nik Johnson said in a release that Bundy was served with an arrest warrant while at the county courthouse on a separate case.

Builsa, Sisala communities to construct bridge

A number of farming communities in the Builsa South and Sisala East Districts of the Upper East and Upper West regions have made an urgent appeal to the government to speed up work on the construction of a bridge over River Sissili, which links the two regions.

Homestead farming in focus

The significance of promoting homestead farming in the State to attain self sufficiency in vegetable production has been stressed at a seminar on ‘New trends in vegetable cultivation’ that conclude...

Colossal yardings trigger problems

FAT cattle markets of the week leading up to the Australia Day weekend, January 19 to 22, were overwhelmed by the number of cattle consigned.

Grain prices insulated by currency

THERE has been a sharp decline in US wheat futures this year, as the runaway US dollar impedes American grain exports' competitiveness.

Decisive Farming Provides Integrated Service Licensing to G-Mac's AgTeam

G-Mac's AgTeam Uses My Farm Manager(TM) for Variable Rate Technology & Agronomy Services

Phatisa's agriculture fund invests in Kenya's General Plastics

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Phatisa's $246 million African Agriculture Fund has invested in General Plastics, a Kenyan manufacturer of packaging products, the private equity firm said on Wednesday. Private equity activity is increasing in Africa where investors are keen to tap into expanding free markets, rapid urbanisation and an increasingly wealthier population. ...

3 Agriculture ETFs Seeking To Breakout

The agricultural business sector of the market has been slow to keep pace with the pronounced growth in the major indices over the last year. The flagging prices of agricultural commodities such as corn, ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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?

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

‘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.

$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.

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 ...

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 ...

Three Takeaways from the GOP Cattle Call in Iowa

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

Cattle with missing cervical vertebra

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 ...

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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