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Inaugural train loads at new Wisconsin grain terminal

CP-served grain facility in Wisconsin capable of loading entire trains MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The inaugural train from Landmark Services Cooperative's new Fall River, Wis., grain terminal is loading today, consisting of 100 cars of soybeans for export through the Gulf Coast. The departure marks the creation of new shipping options and an ability to reach new markets for ...

FG moves to make agric attractive to students

The Federal Government on Monday inaugurated a programme aimed at making agriculture business attractive to secondary school students across the country. President Goodluck Jonathan flagged off the project, the National Schools Agriculture Programme, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Schools Agriculture Programme, Dr. Baraka ...

Wyoming producers brace for change in Beef Checkoff

CASPER, Wyo. — Cowboy State cattle producers are bracing for an overhaul of the national Beef Checkoff Program after the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed the creation of a separate program amid failed administrative reforms of the current system.

Grain Lower, Livestock Mixed

Grain lower on the CBOT, cattle higher and pork lower on the CME

Fish Farming

The Columbus Blue Jackets helped mess up Gilbert Brule by playing him in the NHL as a teenager. The Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t do Brett Connolly any favours by doing the same with him. And the Buffalo...

U.S. cattle industry grapples with quality versus quantity

Cheaper feed and the removal of a feed additive are bringing U.S. The industry has depended on growth promoters known as beta-agonists for extra tonnage to counter the smallest U.S.

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce promises to defend family farms

Oct. 20, 2014, 6:46 p.m. The federal government has been urged to consider building a new continental highway running thousands of kilometres from the east coast to the west coast through to improve the nation's freight movements.

China Wastes Enough Grain to Feed 200 Million

China's farmers and food companies waste 35 million metric tons a year of grain through subpar storage and excess processing

Candidates for Texas agriculture chief have deep roots on the farm

AUSTIN — Daily chores included gathering eggs and milking cows. They started working young and didn’t let up. That was life on the farm, and it began in much the same way for the top contenders for state agriculture commissioner.

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce backs farmers over miners and supermarket giants

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has promised to defend the interests of family farmers against threats from mining companies and supermarket giants, but has risked alienating some rural landowners with an ambitious dam-building program.

Belthangady: Cattle trafficking, three persons arrested

Belthangady, Oct 20: The police have arrested three persons involved in transporting of cattle for slaughtering purpose on Sunday.

Grain News

Washington—The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and 29 other major national and state agricultural organizations have urged the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to reconsider and revamp proposed new rules for rail tank cars hauling crude oil and ethanol to avoid exacerbating already significant disruptions to rail service.

Muhammad, Mountain Lions, And Cattle Rustling

In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, a look inside the many lives of Muhammad, the Mountain Lions of Hollywood, and contraband cattle.

As Cattle Prices Climb, Ranchers Watch Out For Bovine Thievery

Across the U.S., cattle prices are at record highs. So ranchers and special rangers are working to protect herds from cattle rustlers — thieves looking to sell off stolen animals at auction.

Spotlight on health and safety in agribusiness

Waikato farming business leaders meet in Te Awamutu next week for an interactive session on driving effective health and safety practices. The Waikato branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) has worked with Progressive Agri to offer the health and safety session, and branch chairman, Margaret Devlin, said it will ensure owners and directors of farming businesses better understand their ...

Young farmers, fishers give brighter future to agriculture, DA says

The Department of Agriculture said with younger people getting involved in farming and fisheries, there is a brighter future for agriculture.Addressing the World Food Day celebration held on October 16 at the Liwasang Aurora, Quezon City Memorial Circle, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said in the baseline survey conducted by the DA's Philippine Rural Development Plan, the average age of ...

Maui's Upcountry: Laid-back vibe, cool breezes and farm-to-table food

Some people call Maui the world's best island. Yes, it has great beaches, but to me, it also has too many people and too much traffic. And Wailea, Kaanapali and Kapalua? Beautiful but bland.

Bulls fetch millions at Meerut cattle fair

Heavyweight bulls fetched millions at an All India Cattle Show in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, on Saturday.

Lismore has biggest beef cattle exhibition outside Sydney

IT’S SHOWTIME: Exhibitors preparing their cattle in the livestock shed at a previous North Coast National at Lismore Showgrounds. The Northern Star

Farmers on high alert after cattle tick fever death on Tweed

TWEED cattle farmers are on high alert after a local cow died of cattle tick fever, the first such death in NSW in two years.

Take a long, hard look at your farming systems

Industry body DairyNZ says the latest drop in Fonterra’s forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season is a signal to farmers to reassess the costs of their farm system.

Cattle tick fever fears

Geoff Brown is one of many farmers in the Tweed with concerns about the cattle tick infestation alert. Photo: Nolan Verheij-Full / Tweed Daily News Nolan Verheij-Full

DA cites young Filipino farmers in agri sector’s growth

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has recognized the significant contribution of younger Filipinos getting involved in farming and fisheries to boost the country's agriculture sector. Sec. Proceso Alcala Citing DA's Philippine Rural Development Plan baseline survey, DA Secretary Proceso Alcala said the average age of Filipino farmers and fishermen was 57, but is now lower at 47. ...

DA cites young Filipino farmers in agri sector’s growth

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has recognized the significant contribution of younger Filipinos getting involved in farming and fisheries to boost the country's agriculture sector. Sec. Proceso Alcala Citing DA's Philippine Rural Development Plan baseline survey, DA Secretary Proceso Alcala said the average age of Filipino farmers and fishermen was 57, but is now lower at 47. ...

Win on grain payment terms

WHILE the Victorian Farmers Federation is no closer to a grain trade licensing system, Brett Hosking sees a silver lining.

Media Advisory: Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Address WTO Ruling on U.S. Country of Origin Labelling

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Editorial: Family farming

DAVAO City will join the celebration of the World Food Day today. This year's theme is "Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth." It holds true to local farmers who are capable of feeding their family through organic farming. Go Organic Davao City (GoDC) member and Idis executive director Ann Fuertes noted that approximately 500 million small family farms in Africa and Asia are ...

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery fell 1 cent to $5.16 a bushel; Dec corn was 4.25 cents lower at 3.48 a bushel; Dec oats gained .75 cent to $3.4775 ...

China Green Agriculture, Inc. Provides a Shareholder Letter from Chairman of the Board

"China Green Agriculture", "we" or the "Company"), a company mainly produces and distributes humic acid-based compound fertilizers, other varieties of compound fertilizers and agricultural products through its subsidiaries in China, today provided a shareholder letter from Mr. Tao Li, the Company's Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. The article was a malicious attack ...

China Wastes 35 Million Metric Tons of Grain a Year—Enough to Feed 200 Million

China's farmers and food companies waste 35 million metric tons a year of grain through subpar storage and excess processing

Confident about their farming future

Winning the Taranaki Sharemilker of the Year title set a Taranaki farming couple on the path to national roles within the dairy industry.

China Green Agriculture Hosted its Investor Day Event in Beijing

"China Green Agriculture", "we" 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, today hosted the second day of the previously announced two-day-investor-days event with a group of shareholders and guests in Beijing. At the event, Mr. Tao Li ...

Cargill’s Black Sea Stop Is Booming 2,600-Year-Old Port

Romania’s rising grain exports and improving logistics have coincided with rising investment by Cargill, ADM and CHS, all of which own or have stakes in Constanta grain-export terminals, according to the port.

The Andersons Purchases Two Grain Companies in Texas

The Andersons Purchases Two Grain Companies in Texas

Make cattle rustling non-bailable-Namwala MP

Namwala UPND MP Moono Lubezhi has proposed that the law on cattle rustling be stiffened in order to safeguard animals. Ms. Lubezhi said there is need to make cattle rustling a nonbailable offence as a way of deterring would be offenders.

Vegetable farming lacks technique

With more than 80 per cent of Cambodia’s population relying or engaging in some kind of farming activity, it’s clear that the Kingdom is an agricultural-dependent economy.

Reserve At The Ranches Grand Preview This Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, October 18th and 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PRWeb October 16, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12252309.htm

Viterra Commemorates Moose Jaw Grain Elevator Centennial

Viterra Inc. , Canada's grain industry leader, today commemorated the 100th anniversary of its grain facility in Moose Jaw at an event with employees, customers and government officials.

FARMING SIMULATOR 15: "A Day on the Farm" video!

Sticking to the recipe that has so far proved such a smash hit (over 2 million units sold on PC and consoles with the previous 2013 version), the Farming Simulator franchise will be entering a whole new era in October! A new graphics and physics engine, new visual effects, a new interface, new gameplay mechanics, new vehicles and, of course, a new and vast game environment. Farming Simulator 15 ...

The 2014 Land Report 100: America's Largest Landowners Making Even Bigger Investments

DALLAS, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing the trend of investing in some of America's most iconic viewsheds and working landscapes, The Land Report released the 2014 Land Report 100 presented by Fay Ranches highlighting the major investments and even bigger personalities of America's largest landowners. Among the major movers is nationally known homebuilder D.R. Horton, founder and ...

Indoor Agriculture Conference to Host Leaders in Agriculture Technology, Vertical Farming, Commercial Greenhouses

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- via PRWEB - Indoor agriculture is experiencing rapid growth as drought, supply chain challenges and the scarcity of new farmland force growers to seek more efficient and sustainable ...

Moreno Ranches to Show Top Brahman Show Cattle at ABBA National Brahman Show, October 12-16, 2014

Moreno Ranches is a Florida producer of superior Brahman Cattle. They will participate in the ABBA National Brahman Show in Dallas, Texas, on October 12-16, showcasing their top Brahman show cattle. (PRWeb October 13, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/ABBA/Brahmans/prweb12244994.htm

Boy, 9, drowns in backyard pool in Southwest Ranches

A nine-year-old boy drowned in a backyard pool Sunday night.

Agriculture Ministry ready to support organic farming

Organic farming can grow in the Kingdom only if farmers take the initiative and venture into the field, said Ministry of Agriculture spokesman Jaber Al-Shehri.

Prestigious Land Brokerages Combine Resources to Form Powerful Team in Asset Class

DENVER, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fay Ranches and Republic Ranches, two of the most successful land brokerage firms in the country, are announcing a groundbreaking strategic alliance that will create one of the most powerful brokerage teams in the United States and further expand each company's reach and breadth of services.  The two firms have built strong business relationships over the ...

Aeon Adds Rice Paddies to Farming Ventures

(Corrects headline of Oct. 8 story to remove reference to scale of Aeon’s rice-farming ambitions, adds cooperative reference in second graph.) Aeon Co. (8267) , Japan ’s largest supermarket chain that sells everything from fresh food to bicycles across 424 stores, plans to add rice fields to its farming portfolio, possibly making it the nation’s biggest corporate grower of the grain.

Deseret Ranches' future metropolis would dam creeks for water

A tough choice over Central Florida's water future is unfolding now as the giant Deseret Ranches proposes to dam a pair of creeks, an idea rejected long ago by state officials as environmentally unacceptable.

15-year net loss in Texas farms, ranches and forests exceeds 1 million acres

Texas experienced a net loss of nearly 1.1 million acres of privately owned farms, ranches and forests from 1997 to 2012, continuing the trend of rural land conversion and fragmentation in Texas, acco

Fifteen-year net loss in Texas farms, ranches and forests exceeds one million acres

Texas experienced a net loss of nearly 1.1 million acres of privately owned farms, ranches and forests from 1997 to 2012, continuing the trend of rural land conversion and fragmentation in Texas, acco

Harvesting hops in the final days of Yakima's season

Edgar Silva, 20, harvests Tomahawk hops at Loftus Ranches in Yakima on one of the final days of the 2014 growing season. Tomahawk hops are highly bitter due to their high alpha acid content, and just one of the varieties grown on the farm's 950 acres of hops.
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