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Agriculture scientists to discuss chickpea promotion at 3-day meet

Agriculture scientists to discuss chickpea promotion at 3-day meet

The challenge of providing better food to more people

Five Questions • Washington University biologist Barbara Schaal discusses her new role at the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research.

Corn Heists Turning Grain Port Into Argentina’s Chicago

About 10 metric tons of corn that driver Hector Jofre was delivering was released on to the street then swept up for resale by his assailants. About 10 metric tons of corn that driver Hector Jofre was delivering was released on to the street then swept up for resale by his assailants.

Farming inspires agri-couture

Inspired by a lone paddock tree on an autumn day, a Moora artist has branched out from traditional fashion-forging techniques to win the top prize in the Act-Belong-Commit Ag Art Wear competition.

Grain Valley prepares for weekend rally held by notorious motorcycle gang

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Law enforcement knows the Bandidos Motorcycle Club all too well. Its considered to be one of the most infamous motorcycle gangs in the United States. Hundreds of bikers will get together at a racetrack off Old 40 Highway. Police expect as many as 2,000 members of the Bandidos to gather at Valley […]

Default Grain Broker Employee Speaks Out, Named in Lawsuit

A group of Lonoke County farmers file a second lawsuit against a grain broker who has allegedly defaulted on payments. An employee named in the suit, speaks out about what he knew and when.

Urban farming fundraiser scheduled in North Tonawanda

NORTH TONAWANDA – An urban farming cooperative called GroOperative is hosting a community fundraiser, “Taste the Future,” from 6 to 10 p.m. next Saturday in The Strand, 540 Oliver St.

Bandidos roll into Grain Valley; Tensions high

The Bandidos Motorcycle Club is holding its annual rally in Grain Valley this weekend, sparking safety concerns.

Jamaica Agriculture Minister Dies in Florida

Jamaica agriculture minister dies in Florida after experiencing chest pains at Miami airport

Corn price drop boosts cattle sales

DUNLAP — Cattle supplies may be tight, but Jon Schaben says sales have been brisk at the Dunlap Livestock Auction this summer.

Jamaica agriculture minister dies in Florida after experiencing chest pains at Miami airport

Officials say a veteran Jamaican lawmaker who served as the island's agriculture and fisheries minister has died in Florida where he traveled to receive treatment for a back condition.

Vilsack says up to $45M to help Lake Champlain

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in Vermont on Thursday that his agency will double the pace of spending on efforts to reduce farm runoff entering Lake Champlain. Vilsack, Sen. Patrick ...

U.S. livestock: Cash price optimism rallies CME live cattle

Chicago | Reuters - - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures turned up sharply on Thursday in anticipation of steady-to-better prices for market-ready or cash cattle this week, traders said.

‘Shocking new evidence’ vs Joc-joc Bolante et al.

Not so fast. Former Agriculture Secretary Luis “Cito” Lorenzo, his former Undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante and their coaccused in the P723-million fertilizer fund scam cannot celebrate yet because the Sandiganbayan has not dismissed the case, contrary to reports on Wednesday.

Spring cereal sowing underway

Canterbury’s grain growers, responsible for nearly two thirds of New Zealand’s total annual grain harvest, are looking to make up lost ground this spring after poor weather stymied autumn seeding for many. "The Canterbury Plains are NZ’s cereal bowl and the key planting period is upon us. Farmers and contractors are already busy servicing and readying their tractors and seed drills for what they ...

Experts weigh in on carbon farming

THOSE with an interest in carbon farming had the opportunity to ask industry experts at The Emissions Reduction Fund 'how does it work and can I participate?'.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Cheetah menu: Wildlife instead of cattle

Cheetahs primarily prefer wildlife on their menu to cattle, scientists have confirmed. The cheetah is a vulnerable species that only exists on Namibia’s commercial farmland in large populations. Here, local farmers see cheetahs as a potential threat for their cattle.

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.

The Future of Farming: Out of the Dirt and Into the Streets

“When supply lines get stressed more, when our natural resources get stressed more, you will see a potential war over food.” That’s a widely held sentiment these days; His CityFARM project, developed at MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass., uses aeroponics and hydroponics—plants grown in air and water, respectively—to make farming possible in small, indoor, urban spaces. He imagines such a skeptic ...

Agriculture forum attracts key Illinois politicians

Since agriculture is big business in Illinois, the forum attracted the key candidates in the race for governor and for the U.S. Senate.

Patent Issued for Research Related to Alleviating Pain in Cattle

A patent has been issued for research that alleviates pain in cattle suffering from lameness and following castration, dehorning. The patent covers administering meloxicam alone or administering a combination of meloxicam and gabapentin to help alleviate acute and chronic pain and improve the performance of cattle. Researchers found that combinations of meloxicam and gabapentin improved the ...

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.

Seven cattle killed by passenger train

Seven cattle have died after being hit by a passenger train in west Wales.

Wednesday Sector Laggards: Agriculture & Farm Products, Education & Training Services

In trading on Wednesday, agriculture & farm products shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 1.7%.  Helping drag down the group were shares of S&W Seed (SANW), down about 7.5% and shares of Cresud SA (CRESY) off about 1.7% on the day.

Urban chicken farming piques interest in Lake

The "accidental chicken lady" never expected to be teaching a crowd of Lake County residents about farming feathered fowls, but that's exactly what she's doing.

Russian grain union head says 2014/15 crop may beat record

* Lobby group says Russia is ready to boost exports to Egypt * Says conditions for Russia's wheat exports to Brazil could ease * Says Russian farmers' costs to grow due to Western sanctions (Adds details, comments) By Polina Devitt MOSCOW, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Russia could harvest a record grain crop this year, allowing it to boost exports to the all-time high and replenish state stocks including ...

Humane treatment of cattle yields better beef — and better sales

As U.S. beef consumption continues to decline year after year, cattle producers are finding that treating their cows well still can bring in record money.

US cattle price decline slowing

WHILE US cattle prices have been falling through August, MLA reports indications that the supply situation is likely to limit further declines.

Cattle Dog Trials Grow in Popularity

Day two of the cattle dog trials kicked off at the 5 Points Bank Arena Tuesday. Handlers and their dogs traveled to the Nebraska State Fair from all over the country and even Canada for the competition.

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.

Pegasus Agriculture Finds Hydroponics can Save More Arable Land

Pegasus Agriculture, the hydroponics leader in the MENA region believes its technology of soilless farming can strictly control the use of available arable land for agricultural purpose. A rapid economic growth has always been accompanied by shifting land use patterns from agricultural land to industry, infrastructure, and residential land. According to Pegasus Agriculture team, the technology ...

CME expands live cattle futures trading limit effective Sep. 7

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange will expand live cattle future's daily price limits for the last two days of trading beginning Sept. 7 for trade on Monday Sept. 8, the exchange said in a statement on Monday. The exchange, the world's largest for livestock futures, said new expanded trading limit will be 5.000 cents per lb for the final two trading days of the expiring month contract. Currently ...

Landcorp Farming doubles profit

Landcorp Farming has recorded a net operating profit of $30 million for the year ended 30 June 2014, up from $13 million from the previous year. The growth in revenue reflected a recovery in prices as favourable weather boosted production volumes for Dairy, Sheep and Beef products. Landcorp’s expansion of dairy production across the country combined with record milk solid prices contributed to ...

Cattle slaughter hits 25-year high

HIGH stocking rates in 2011-12 will result in record cattle slaughter for 2013-14, says ABARES.

Oregon Agriculture Website Becomes More Accessible for Citizens

The newly redesigned Oregon Department of Agriculture website www.oregon.gov/oda makes it easier for citizens to interact with the agency online. By collecting feedback from regular visitors to the website and simplifying structure and language, the agency has reduced the number of pages on its site by 75 percent while maintaining relevant and useful content.

The Voice of British Farming

Your basket is currently empty! How can I Back British Farming? There are literally hundreds of reasons to Back British Farming – but on a day-to-day basis what can you do to show your support?

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.

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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.

Plan to keep 3 Southwest Florida ranch properties unbuilt gains steam

A bid to protect three ranches in Sarasota and Manatee counties from development got preliminary

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.

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...

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 ...

Rebounding Florida panther population killing ranchers' calves, says study

Researchers documented Florida panthers killing 11 calves from two cattle ranches. Should US Fish and Wildlife Service compensate ranchers for lost cows?
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