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Korean national cattle herd declines

THE Korean national cattle herd (including dairy) was down 5 per cent at the end of June on the corresponding period last year, to 3.3 million head, reports Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

Crews battle new wildfire in NW Colorado

Firefighters are working to protect ranches and oil and gas facilities from the latest wildfire burning in northwestern Colorado.

Scottish farmers wary of arguments for independence

Scotland’s farming community knows referendum will be decided in urban areas

Villar was keynote speaker in IRRI 2014 Nutrition Month Celebration

July 26, 2014. SENATOR Cynthia A. Villar, chairperson of the Senate Agriculture and Food Committee, was the Keynote Speaker in the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) celebration of the 2014 Nutrition Month this July. She talked on "The Role of Agriculture in Nutrition" in the said event held last...

Cattle-Hog Spread Signals Relief for Record Pork Prices

U.S. meat lovers paying record prices for most of this year may see cheaper pork chops sooner than bargains on steak or ground beef, if livestock futures in Chicago are any guide.

Real-deal cowboy artist with ties to Routt and Moffat wins award posthumously

A Renaissance cowboy from Vernal, Utah, who roamed ranches from Canada to California with a few Routt County stops tossed in, was recognized Saturday as America celebrated the National Day of the Cowboy, a decade-long tradition. Among the local ranches Bascom worked on were the White Bear Ranch near the confluence of the Little Snake and Yampa rivers in Moffat County and the Reeves Ranch near ...

Court orders Thames farming company to stop milking

A Thames farming company was ordered by a judge "not to commence milking" until a new dairy effluent system is in operation on its Kopu farm.

Grain hopes fading in dry North West

RAIN and international markets will both weigh heavily on grain prices come harvest, particularly in the northern NSW where dry weather has limited production.

Protesters oppose factory farming in day of action

The ''pig-headed'' pork industry must stop using sow crates, Animal rights group Safe proclaimed in the Octagon on Saturday. read more

Global Precision Farming Market Growing at 13.36% CAGR to 2018: Forecast & Analysis to 2018 in New Research Report ...

DALLAS, July 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The growth of precision farming market is expected to be remarkable, and is estimated to reach $3721.27 million by 2018, at an estimated CAGR of 13.36% from ...

Cattle futures up, natural gas prices fall

Cattle stampede higher

Meet the World’s Best Cocoa Farmer

Some say farming doesn’t pay well and that it’s just a waste of a person’s life. Others say it’s a job for the illiterate, but I beg to differ because I have been in farming throughout my life and trust me when I say that farming pays very well."

Flagstaff History: On sale: Toaster, hot plate and an ‘El Perco’ for $12

From 1889: The ranches in the area adjoining Flagstaff are all beautiful and green, especially the grain and the potatoes. The prospect of large crops for this year is excellent.

Cattle futures stampede again to all-time high

Cattle futures shot into all-time highs again last week, reaching $1.58 per pound on Thursday. Prices continue to rise because of a shortage of animals stemming from the multiyear drought in the Great

Drones hit roadblock on path to become farming tool

Unmanned aircraft systems could be used to survey crops, deliver chemicals.

Niagara County Fair champions local agriculture

Fairgoers turn out on the first day of the Niagara County Fair at Niagara County Fairgrounds last July 31. John Hickey/Buffalo News file photo

Oil trains crowd out grain shipments to NW ports

As oil trains hauling North Dakota crude delay rail transport of grain to Pacific Northwest ports, the prospect of growing fossil-fuel traffic has some fearing that such shipping disruptions will become a long-term problem impeding exports and the regional economy.

Farming's changing face

Farming practices need to evolve as the world's population surges toward 9 billion people by 2040.

Grain cradling runs in Maryland family

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) - Throughout the 1800s and into the early 1900s, Carroll County farmers could harvest about three-fourths of an acre of wheat a day by using a grain cradle. The cradle, which has four metal fingers and a blade attached to a long handle, was used ...

Cattle feeders seminar Aug. 11

MONTICELLO — Cattle prices are have reached a record high, but high prices don’t necessarily equate to high profits.

Carbon Farming Initiative falls short

EXPERTS say the Carbon Farming Initiative has fallen well short of reaching its key objectives, despite surviving the carbon tax axing.

Incubator farms nurture agriculture entrepreneurs

A physicist from Armenia, a juice-maker from Bermuda and a Burmese sushi chef are crafting new careers in agriculture under a program that applies the business incubator model to farming. The Groundswell ...

How to address gender inequalities in agriculture

Gender inequality in agriculture has been analyzed by experts to find ways to help women farmers. Researchers have developed five ways that can help address gender inequalities in agriculture.

Cattle farmers enjoying ‛perfect storm’

Demand is up, and cattle are selling for record prices. At the same time, corn prices are down and fuel prices have stabilized. That adds up to a “perfect storm” for Kentucky cattle farmers, said Gary Kelly of Paint Lick as he ate lunch Friday with his brother Jimmy at the restaurant across from the Blue Grass Stockyards.

Back to the futures: Cattle futures up, natural gas sinks

Cattle stampede higher Cattle futures shot into all-time highs again this week, reaching $1.58 per pound on Thursday. Prices continue to rise because of a shortage of animals stemming from the multiyear drought in the Great Plains that destroyed herds and their food sources. Ranchers have been unable to restore the beef supply quickly, since it can take over two years to breed, raise, and fatten ...

Farming's changing times

Farming practices need to evolve as the world's population surges toward 9 billion people by 2040.

Livestock: Healthy pastures drop U.S. June cattle placements by 6 pct

Reuters — The number of cattle placed in U.S. feedlots in June fell 6 per cent from a year ago as plentiful grazing land allowed animals to be fattened outside of feedyards longer, a government report showed on Friday.

U.S. July Cattle Supply Falls to Lowest Since ’73 in Price Rally

The U.S. cattle inventory as of July 1 fell to the lowest for the date since records began in 1973, U.S. government data showed after futures in Chicago settled at a record high, signaling higher beef costs.

Grain mostly higher, beef and pork higher

Grain futures were mosly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was 9.25 cents higher at $5.38 a bushel; Sept corn was 1.50 cents higher at 3.63 a bushel; Dec oats were 6.50 ...

Grain mixed, livestock higher

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

DA says farm mechanization crucial in attaining rice self-sufficiency (Department of Agriculture of the Republic of ...

(Source: Department of Agriculture of the Republic of the Philippines) Created on Friday, 25 July 2014 The Department of Agriculture said today farm mechanization, specifically the use of "combined harvesters," a machine that combines three separate operations comprising harvesting-reaping, threshing and winnowing- into a single process, could be what we need to reach the targeted rice harvest ...

New China feed grain rule unworkable: U.S. export group

By Christine Stebbins CHICAGO (Reuters) - The biggest U.S. grain export association called on China on Thursday to rescind its latest restriction of a GMO corn strain, saying the new demand was unworkable. Trade sources said China issued the new requirement affecting distiller's dried grains (DDG), a popular livestock feed that is a by-product of corn ethanol manufacturing. Traders say China is ...

Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.

Health, agriculture key to Africa's development: Bill Gates

Health and agriculture development are key if African countries are to overcome poverty and grow, US software billionaire Bill Gates said Thursday, as he received an honourary degree in Ethiopia. "By getting things right in these two areas, the gains can be exceptional," Gates said, calling health and agriculture "enabling factors for all the other things that need to be done." "This Boko Haram ...

National Rally Against Factory Farming

Animal advocates and members of the public all over New Zealand will unite for a ‘National Day of Action Against Factory Farming’ Saturday, tomorrow 26 July in response to two recent exposés that showed horrific conditions on pig factory farms.

Grain mixed, beef higher and pork lower

Grain futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was 2 cents lower at $5.2875 a bushel; Sept corn was 1 cent lower at 3.6150 a bushel; Dec oats were 1.75 cents higher ...

Grain mixed, livestock mostly lower

Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was unchanged at $5.3075 a bushel; Sept corn was 4.5 cents lower at $3.58 a bushel; Dec oats were ...

Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. & the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Announce Signing of Memorandum of ...

Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture , a world leading research organization whose mission is to facilitate solutions to overcome hunger and poverty in Africa and the tropics, while preserving the natural resources integrity, jointly announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between IITA and ZGSI’s wholly owned, UK-based subsidiary ...

U.S. grain farmers resort to giant storage bags to avoid cheap sales

As U.S. farmers turn in record grain crops this autumn, many will have a powerful new tool - giant sausage-shaped storage bags - to help them avoid the lowest prices in years and gain more control over trade with giants such as Cargill Inc. They allow farmers to store millions of bushels of corn and soybeans at a fraction the cost of conventional silos and far more efficiently than leaving grain ...

Is hunting high fenced ranches 'sporting?'

With the outdoor hunting shows coming up in a few weeks and many hunters making plans for their fall hunting trips, I though it might be interesting this week to discuss hunting on high fences ranches

Race for North Dakota's agriculture commissioner is all about oil

By Ernest Scheyder TOWNER North Dakota (Reuters) - North Dakota's biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state's agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a rising Democratic challenger who could limit development of new wells and pipelines. With a legislature that meets only every two years, North Dakota has given an unusual amount of power to ...

Cattle Futures Reaching Record Signal Higher Steak Costs

Cattle futures surged to a record, signaling Americans will have to keeping paying more for burgers and steaks in the midst of barbecue season.

Hiking event offered at King-Swett Ranches

Hike the hills between the cities of Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo — known as the King-Swett Ranches.

Canadian National Sees End to Grain Backup That Crimped Shippers

Canadian National Railway Co. (CNR) predicted that most of the country’s grain backlog will be cleared by month’s end, easing the shipping tie-ups that sparked farmers’ complaints and spurred federal legislation.

Walker Ranches earns new honor

Walker Ranches has received another award for the conservation efforts of its owners, Gary and Georgia Walker. This time, it comes from the Palmer Land Trust, a Colorado Springs organization that is branching out into Southern Colorado.

Agriculture chief visits water-starved families

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies. ...

Terraqua sells to Fay Ranches, Montana brokerage refocuses on Colorado

Longtime ranch and land broker John Watson of Colorado has joined Western U.S. brokerage firm Fay Ranches.

Press Release

SOUTHWEST RANCHES Fla. July 16 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Â Bankers Healthcare Group a leading provider of innovative financing solutions for healthcare professionals has been named one of the 100 top earning Hispanic-owned companies by HispanicBusiness.com.

Bankers Healthcare Group Earns Spot on 2014 HispanicBusiness 100

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of innovative financing solutions for healthcare professionals, has been named one of the 100 top earning Hispanic-owned companies by HispanicBusiness.com. "The companies on the HispanicBusiness 100 have reached a level that sets them apart from the rest, and deserve to be recognized as such ...

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