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Somalia top priority in U.N. agriculture organisation funding appeal: TRFN

By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched an emergency appeal for $697 million to help 30 million people in 31 crisis-hit countries, a senior official with the U.N. agency said on Tuesday. Somalia, Syria and countries in the Sahel region of Africa are some of the areas requiring the greatest assistance to boost agriculture and ...

Agriculture Remains a Pillar

Agriculture continues to be a pillar of the Polk County economy, although its relative share of the economic pie continues to shrink.

Vaccination drive against foot-and-mouth disease

The eighth round of vaccination against foot-and-mouth disease for cattle in villages across the district has commenced. Officials said a total of 5.46 lakh cattle will be covered in the drive....

Ag education standards launched

NATIONAL standards for agriculture education have been developed to address industry needs and produce more skilled graduates.

Calgary Bull Sale hopes for record year amid low oil prices

Cattle breeders are putting their best beef forward at the Calgary Bull Sale this week, and hoping that low oil prices could mean even higher profits for the province’s cattle industry.

GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

Bill would boost marketing of agriculture exports to Cuba

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Seeking to fan agriculture exports to Cuba, a Minnesota House panel took initial steps Tuesday to spend state money on promoting the shipment of goods to the island nation amid improving relations with the United States.

Grain News

Washington — March 3, 2015 — In recently submitted comments, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) expressed major concerns over significantly increasing current levels of insurance required for motor carriers, and questioned whether doing so would have any demonstrable impact on improving highway safety.

Cattle slaughter, in varying degrees

With Maharashtra’s long-pending Bill widening its ban on cow slaughter g...

Somalia top priority in U.N. agriculture organization funding appeal

By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched an emergency appeal for $697 million to help 30 million people in 31 crisis-hit countries, a senior official with the U.N. agency said on Tuesday. Somalia, Syria and countries in the Sahel region of Africa are some of the areas requiring the greatest assistance to boost agriculture and ...

From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming

Sara Creech's nursing career fell apart after she returned from Iraq with PTSD. She found purpose — and a new path — on the farm. Now, the USDA is giving veterans like her more financial support.

Cattle outlook 'persistently strong': ABARES

CATTLE saleyard prices should sit just above 400c/kg in 2015-16, and stay there to 2017-18, says ABARES.

Family farms underpin economy: Joyce

BARNABY Joyce has endorsed Australian agriculture as a critical moral and economic activity that underpins the national interest.

People passionate about the countryside and farming sought for new TV show

THE SEARCH is on for families who are passionate about farming and the countryside to take part in a new TV show.

Grain lower, livestock lower

Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery unchanged at $5.00 a bushel; May corn was 1.75 cents lower at $3.8625 a bushel; May oats were unchanged ...

HSBC marks muted 150th birthday party with grain of rice sculptures

HSBC Holdings Plc toned down celebrations for its 150th anniversary on Tuesday, centering events on Hong Kong where it was founded, after being rocked by allegations its Swiss unit helped clients dodge taxes. Celebrations include a light show beneath its Norman Foster-designed Hong Kong headquarters, two giant grain of rice sculptures and the issuing of a commemorative HK$150 note. Senior ...

Women’s role in rice farming extolled

SCIENCE CITY OF MUÑOZ – The big role of women in rice farming, on top of their main responsibility of keeping the home, is extolled in a section of an exhibit on “bountiful harvest” put up by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (Phil- Rice) here.

U.S. agriculture delegation visits Cuba, protests embargo

By Marc Frank and Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - The most important U.S. agricultural delegation to visit Cuba in more than a decade began three days of meetings on Monday, hoping to find potential business partners, while urging the U.S. Congress to lift the U.S. embargo on trade with the island. Two former agriculture secretaries, a number of state agriculture officials and representatives ...

Against the Science, Meat Pushes Back into U.S. Diet (Op-Ed)

Dr. Michael Greger is the director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States. Every five years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issue the "Dietary Guidelines for Americans," which are intended to encourage individuals to eat a healthful diet. The advisory council's report, just published ...

Cattle prices remain high at auction

Cattle sold at the Highwood Livestock Auction Market went for healthy prices on Feb. 23. The case of a single cow near Spruce Grove with BSE hasn’t affected prices at the Aldersyde area auction market.

'More TB-resistant' cattle created

Scientists say they have created genetically engineered cattle which are more resistant to tuberculosis.

Cattle From Muskogee County Animal Cruelty Case Up For Auction In Tulsa

Cattle seized from a man charged with cruelty to animals are being auctioned Monday at the Tulsa Stockyards. Despite their condition, there are quite few people interested.

Ten cows die in cattle truck crash

A cattle truck crash in County Fermanagh results in the death of ten cows.

Grain mostly higher, livestock higher

Grain futures were mostly higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery unchanged at $5.13 a bushel; May corn was 2.50 cents lower at $3.9075 a bushel; May oats were ...

ASU talk focuses on vertical agriculture to save space, help environment

For Dickson Despommier and other proponents of vertical agriculture, the future of farming is looking up. Literally. That’s because vertical farming, as the name implies, aims to raise crops in multi-story greenhouses, even warehouses or skyscrapers built or retrofitted for the purpose. “If you farm less on land and more indoors in controlled environments, it has a positive effect on the land by ...

Heavy toll as Australian farmers struggle through drought

On the road to Walgett a sign welcomes visitors: "Farming is not a way of life, it keeps everyone alive." But with drought taking a heavy toll on the region, farming has become a battle for survival. "It's a game of chess in every direction to try to survive -- it's a game of survival," Wayne Newton, a farmer from the remote town some 650 kilometres (400 miles) northwest of Sydney, told AFP.

Asia's Agriculture and Plant Science Industry Leaders Converge on Singapore

SINGAPORE, Mar 2, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - CropLife Asia kicked off its 2015 Annual General Meeting today in Singapore and brought together leaders from across the continent representing a variety of sectors within the agriculture and plant science communities. The 2015 edition of the annual gathering is also providing a forum for attendees to engage in dialogue and discussion regarding food ...

New agriculture policy 2015-25 for FATA in offing

PESHAWAR: A new agriculture policy for Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) for next ten years that seek to enhance agriculture and allied sectors productivity for sustainable livelihood, food security and generate employment for tribal people is in the offing.

BBC confirms plans for farming news

BBC Northern Ireland has confirmed that it is to continue with dedicated daily farming slots on Radio Ulster.

Egypt GASC negotiates lower prices for tender in Egyptian pounds

Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), negotiated lower prices with suppliers for a tender to buy wheat in Egyptian pounds from inventories already in the country, Cairo-based traders said on Sunday. Offers for Russian wheat were lowered to 1,970 Egyptian pounds ($258.22) a tonne while those for Ukraine wheat were at 1,940 pounds a tonne, traders said ...

Cattle export to Thailand carries industry hopes of new live export market

The largest shipment of live Australian cattle to Thailand in decades carries with it industry hopes of opening a new alternative market to Indonesia.

Jonathan should leave office before farming —Ozekhome

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Mike Ozekhome, tells TOBI AWORINDE that President Goodluck Jonathan should avoid farming while in public office to avoid distraction from his primary duties President Goodluck Jonathan has come under fire for reportedly acquiring about 94 hectares of land in the Aviation Village, Abuja, while holding public office. Is this...  [Read More...]

USDA cattle on feed report

The USDA Feb. 1 cattle on feed report showed cattle on feed in line with inventories a year ago at an even 100 per cent. On feed numbers and marketings were in line with pre-report estimates.

Grain higher, livestock higher

Grain futures were higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was up 12.50 cents to $5.13 a bushel; March corn rose 4.75 cents to 3.9325 a bushel; March oats were 3.75 cents ...

Grain Lower, Livestock Mostly Higher

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

More U.S. grain elevators accept GMO Syngenta corn banned by China

The number of U.S. grain elevators, mills and feedlots that will buy a type of biotech corn banned by China has more than doubled since July, indicating growing domestic acceptance for a product seen as a potential risk to international trade. The number of locations accepting corn containing Syngenta AG's Agrisure Duracade trait increased to 1,652 from 672 in the past seven months, the ...

Grain higher, livestock mostly higher

Grain futures were higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was up 3.25 cents to $5.0050 a bushel; March corn rose 4.25 cents to 3.8850 a bushel; March oats were 7.25 cents ...

WCSO receives Golden Star Award

Published: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 02:40 PM. The WCSO has received the Golden Star Award from the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches for raising more than $60,000 through fundraisers for the organization.

Farming 'needs to be priority'

British food and farming need to be priorities for the next government in the face of a growing population, market volatility and climate change, farmers have warned.

Number of Nebraska farms, ranches declined in 2014

The number of Nebraska farms and ranches declined by 500 from 2013 to 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Moreno Ranches Announces Red & Gray Brahman For Sale at Houston Event, Denim & Diamonds

Moreno Ranches is participating in the American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) international show in Houston, Texas, on March 5-6, 2015. Parallel to the show, the ranch will hold its own “Denim and Diamonds” sale of quality red and gray Brahman cattle for sale in Texas. (PRWeb February 19, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/brahmancattle/texas/prweb12522082.htm

USDA: ND lost smaller farms in 2014 but gained bigger ones

The number of small farms and ranches in North Dakota dropped sharply last year, while the number and size of large farms increased.

USDA: 300 fewer farms, ranches in South Dakota in 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The US. Department of Agriculture says there were 400 fewer small operation farms and ranches in South Dakota last year.

Organic farming continues to rise across the globe

Across the decades of boom and bust that characterize agricultural history runs a trend: the rise and recognition of organic farming worldwide. According to the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM), 2 million of the world’s 1.5 billion farmers are now producing organically, with nearly 80 percent based in developing countries. India boasts the most certified organic ...

Argentina is due a crash. Start looking at ranches now

Argentina goes broke about once every ten years, says Bill Bonner. Its next crisis is overdue. The post Argentina is due a crash. Start looking at ranches now was first published on MoneyWeek .

City slickers head west to dude ranch

The C Lazy ranches in Colorado belongs to investors, not a family, and relies entirely on tourists, not farming, for its earnings

Advanced Brahman Semen and Embryo Breeding Technology Boosted by IVF Program, Announces Moreno Ranches

Moreno Ranches, a producer of superior Brahman cattle, is developing an innovative IVF program to create custom-ordered matings that will guarantee heifers for their clients. The company is a recognized leader in the marriage of technology and agriculture. (PRWeb February 07, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Brahman/CattleBreeding/prweb12502648.htm

Farming industry must embrace the Internet of Things to 'grow enough food'

In the immediate term, the Beecham Research report says that smart farming will allow farmers and growers to improve productivity and reduce waste, ranging from the quantity of fertiliser used to the number of journeys made by farm vehicles.

Broward's 'El Gato' facing prison for nation's biggest pharmaceutical heist

A Southwest Ranches man who played a key role in what prosecutors say was the biggest pharmaceutical drug theft in U.S. history faces as much as 10 years in federal prison when he is sentenced today.

Broward's 'El Gato' sentenced for nation's biggest pharmaceutical heist

A Southwest Ranches man who played a key role in what prosecutors say was the biggest pharmaceutical drug theft in U.S. history was sentenced to more than six years in federal prison Wednesday.
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