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Big year for sheep, cattle

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

How will climate change transform agriculture?

Climate change impacts will require major but very uncertain transformations of global agriculture systems by mid-century, according to new research.

Neal First, Whose Work Led to Cattle Cloning, Dies at 84

Emeritus Professor Neal First, a pioneer in cattle reproduction and cloning who studied animal physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 45 years, died Nov. 20 from complications of cancer. His work in the 1980s on how sperm and eggs are prepared, or matured, for fertilization set the stage for in vitro fertilization of cattle.

This Map Determines Who Wins and Loses From the Drought

Wally Roney is a fifth-generation cattle rancher whose family has been raising livestock in Northern California’s high desert for more than 150 years.

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, livestock higher

Grain futures were higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery gained 6.75 cents to $6.5525 a bushel; Mar corn was up 2.75 cents to 4.11 a bushel; Mar oats rose 1.25 cents to ...

Agri programs best with support from farmers’ organizations, coops—Alcala (Department of Agriculture of the Republic ...

(Source: Department of Agriculture of the Republic of the Philippines) Created on Thursday, 18 December 2014 Published Date Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala reiterated to agriculture sector stakeholders in his recent visits to Regions I and II that the programs and projects of DA are best implemented and optimized with the support from farmers' organizations and ...

Grain Higher and Livestock Higher

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

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 ...

A record fall harvest may limit short-term potential for PRB coal

Record agriculture produce may cause trouble the PRB coal shipments for a while. However, utility demand for restocking will result in increased shipments in 2015.

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.

Innovation centre for agriculture launched in Sharjah

It aims to promote advancements in agriculture and boost food security

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 ...

Thaw in relations with Cuba positive for U.S. agriculture: USDA

By Karl Plume CHICAGO (Reuters) - Exports of U.S. agricultural products such as wheat, rice, soybeans and meat products stand to gain from a surprise U.S. move toward repairing relations with Cuba, agriculture industry officials said on Wednesday. U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack called the move an "important opportunity" that will make exports of U.S. farm goods cheaper ...

Agricultural-tech startup FarmLogs raises $10M

A good deal of modern farming is being done in the cloud, not just the soil, using data science as well as tractors and combines as tools – at least that’s the way Michigan agricultural technology startup ...

Grain higher, livestock lower

Grain futures were higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Russia curbs grain exports to cool domestic prices

* Deputy PM meets with grain exporters to discuss curbs * Traders' lobby complains of hidden state regulation * Egypt says confident Russia will honour contracts (Adds details from Deputy PM meeting with exporters) By Polina Devitt and Sarah McFarlane MOSCOW, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Russia, one of the world's main wheat exporters, is taking steps to restrict grain exports in an attempt to cool ...

Kimberley cattle stocks to soar

Top cattleman predicts big increase in Kimberley herd as demand booms. ‖ Abattoir expansion

Cattle numbers back with rain

WITH good rain recorded on the east coast last week, national saleyard throughput so far this week decreased 10pc week-on-week.

Vermicomposting takes roots among Bacolor farmers

BACOLOR -- Some farmers here have scrapped conventional farming, citing that it is not only dangerous for human consumption due to chemical fertilizers, but is also costly to maintain. With growing awareness about the different processes of organic farming, the town of Bacolor, particularly in Barangay Sta.

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

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mixed and livestock lower

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery was 6.50 cents higher at $6.2975 a bushel; Mar corn was 1.75 cents higher at $4.0775 a bushel; ...

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....

CV ‘has edge’ in food processing

AS THE agriculture sector has taken a backseat to the industry and services sectors, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) has worked with the Department of Agriculture to help the sector perform better. Neda 7 Director Efren Carreon admitted that Central Visayas may not be able to compete with the regions in Mindanao due to its smaller land areas, but said it has an edge when ...

Egypt's GASC says Russian wheat will remain in its tenders

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), said on Wednesday it was confident all Russian wheat import contracts would be honoured and that it would continue to include Russia as an origin in its import tenders. Sources told Reuters on Tuesday that Russia's Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service (VPSS) had restricted grain ...

Organic farming practiced mainly in 12 states: Ministry of Agriculture

The meeting of Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture, chaired by Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, discussed the topic, according to an official statement.

Avian flu confirmed in wild birds in Washington; officials say no immediate health concern

SEATTLE - Agriculture officials said Tuesday they've found avian influenza in wild birds in Washington state but there's no immediate public health concern.

Big gains for Australian grain

IN spite of a lack of fundamental news, grain prices have rallied sharply over the past week.

Organic farmers to get a break on agriculture fees

An organic farming seed planted in the latest farm bill sprouted Tuesday, broadening exemptions from conventional crop promotion fees. Click to Continue »

From farm to table: Do you know where your beef comes from?

From how the ranches treat their animals, to USDA grading, to selection of the cut, to dinner plates and grocery stores nationwide. We take a closer look at the beef industry.

Bankers Healthcare Group Joins The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program To Support Needy Families

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each holiday season, the Salvation Army works with local businesses, churches and schools to collect gifts for needy children and teens who otherwise may not receive any presents for the holidays. Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of innovative financing solutions for healthcare professionals, was one of the more than 100 ...

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 ...

Farming sparks Iowa economy

Following a significant agricultural boost that began in 2007, farming continues to be a main factor in Iowa’s economy, and experts expect it continue this way.

Farming couple fined for riding quad bikes without helmets

A farming couple from Canvastown near Blenheim have been fined $20,000 each for offences involving the use of quad bikes on the farm where they have a share-milking partnership.

Cow Economy Faces a Pinch

Cattle hauler Preston Newcomer found lucrative work in recent years moving cows from a quarantine center in Pennsylvania to the Port of Wilmington, Del., for export on floating feedlots to countries such ...

China Green Agriculture to Hold a National Distributor Conference in Xi'an

XI'AN, China, Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE:  CGA; "China Green Agriculture", "CGA" or the "Company"), a company that mainly produces and ...

Agriculture key component for big banks

AUSTRALIA’S prosperity in the past decade may have been underpinned by the resources industry but it might be worth knowing that the big four banks have roughly twice as much exposure to agriculture than they do to resources

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.

Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The latest of five generations who have worked the same ground in northeastern Nebraska, 52-year-old Scott Garwood, isn't growing corn or cattle — it's fish.

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.

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 ...

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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