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From Hunting To Farming, Medicines Development Takes A Big Leap Forward

May the cure harvest soon begin!

Africa: UN Calls for Action on Climate-Resilient Farming

[SciDev.Net] Research on climate-resilient agriculture must be turned urgently into initiatives to help farmers adapt to deteriorating land conditions, a conference has heard.

Grain simulator offers training

Firefighters, farmers and others are learning how to safely operate in and around grain bins. The training is available thanks to the addition of a grain-engulfment rescue training simulator for the University of Missouri Extension’s Fire and Rescue Training Institute.

Agriculture - Opinion

Let us be clear. The figures I have indicate the United States Postal Service is not going broke. It actually cleared $1.4 billion profit last year. ...

Airborne super bug could spread to East Texas cattle, humans

A super bug found in Texas cattle yards has become airborne and scientists worry it could not only spread quickly to other cattle across the state, but also to humans.

US ranches paying a premium to tap prime beef boom

Perhaps more than ever, the money in the beef business is in the marbling.Joe Mayer knows this well.At his ranch in Guymon, Oklahoma, a small, wind-swept town along the High Plains north of Texas, Mayer dotes on the "super bull"...

Halting site residents warned as horse left to rot

The Department of Agriculture has issued warnings, about animal responsibilities, to residents of a halting site close to where a dead horse was left to rot in a field.

Texas cattle producers beginning slow, gradual rebuilding process

Cattle raisers convention discusses market outlook, water and border security Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, FORT WORTH – Water, drought, border security and the cattle market outlook were pertinent issues discussed at the 2015 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention held recently at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The three-day convention attended ...

Grain industry pushing for market-driven rail reform

Agricultural advocacy group pushes Ottawa to review Transportation Act to better link railways’ service levels to demands of commodity shippers

Railway analyst hopeful Ottawa won't add volume thresholds in updated law

A transportation analyst is hopeful that Ottawa's decision not to renew minimum grain volume requirements signals the government won't add thresholds in legislation governing the country's railways that is under view. The federal government announced Saturday that it wouldn't extend the minimum shipment volumes it imposed last year, adding that grain is moving adequately through the system and ...

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

Grain futures were mostly higher Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery advanced 22.50 cents to $5.3025 a bushel; May corn rose 3.50 cents to 3.9450 a bushel; May oats were 2.50 cents ...

Harper Government Improves Cash Advance Program for 2015

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Fire destroys Bathurst farming co-op

A farming co-op and makeshift market in Bathurst was destroyed by fire on Friday night. Bathurst’s deputy fire chief Donald Laffoley said the south side of the building was fully engulfed when fire crews arrived around 9:30 p.m.

Sid Miller's appointments include campaign consultant's wife

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Newly elected Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller appointed the wife of his longtime political consultant and business partner to one of the highest-paid positions in his agency, part of a restructuring that has added several expensive executive positions to the agency. The Austin American-Statesman ( ) reports ...


The government yesterday approved a five-year strategic plan to reform the agriculture sector, with a total budget of Bt35 billion to be spent from fiscal 2015 to 2019.

Positive agriculture Omarama winner

Omarama farmers Richard and Annabelle Subtil want to help highlight the positive side of agriculture. read more

Food Enterprise Zone for town is one step closer

Farming Minister George Eustace MP (right) with Greater Lincolnshire LEP chairman Ursula Lidbetter and board member Mark Tinsley on a visit to the National Centre for Food Manufacturing in Holbeach. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Grain higher, livestock mostly higher

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

Grain Guilt Be Gone -- New Research Reveals that Eating Grain Foods Provides Positive Health Benefits

The Grain Foods Foundation (GFF) worked with researchers to address grain foods in the overall diet and their associations with health outcomes as a result. They studied grain foods patterns — dialing up or dialing down specific grain food servings and looking at the impacts on overall energy, nutrient intake and diet quality, and cost of nutrients and grains foods' role in providing nutrients ...

Grain bin rescue training helps keep farmers safe

If you don't work on a farm, a bin full of grain may not look dangerous. But farm workers who go inside grain bins can quickly find themselves literally in over their heads.

Grain bin rescue training

If you don't work on a farm, a bin full of grain may not look dangerous. But farm workers who go inside grain bins can quickly find themselves literally in over their heads.

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria From Texan Cattle Yards Are Now Airborne, Study Finds

Researchers say the bacteria are capable of "traveling for long distances"

Syria has more than 1 mln tonnes grain in silos -newspaper

Syria has more than 1 million tonnes of grain in its storage silos, state-run newspaper al-Baath said on Monday citing figures from the government's General Company for Grain Silos. Syria's stock and harvest levels have fluctuated during the four-year conflict, where battles and drought have affected agriculture and distribution in many parts of the country. Syria said in February it did not ...

Betting on beef boom to $4/kg

LIVE cattle out of Darwin will ship for $4/kg or more “in the next year or so”, Ross Ainsworth told the NTCA conference in Darwin.

Tampa could prosper from restoring cattle trade with Cuba

TAMPA — Before Tampa became “Cigar City,” it was a cattle city, sustained by the profits local businessmen earned selling to Cuba when the island nation’s herds fell into decline.

Some Ranches Pay Premium to Tap Boom in Prime Beef

CHICAGO • Perhaps more than ever, the money in the beef business is in the marbling.

Neospora added to cattle health scheme disease list

An increase in infection levels by the parasite Neospora caninum has forced the Cattle Health Certification Standards (Checs) to add it to their list of targeted diseases.

Livestock auctioneer bids to secure new recruits

A shortage of young auctioneers entering the farming industry has prompted one of the country’s best known auction centres to launch a recruitment drive with a difference.

Barnaby Joyce defends 'crackpot' white paper, fights for more agriculture money

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has vowed to fight for more money to be included in his long-awaited agriculture white paper after critics accused him of proposing "crackpot" and "expensive" ideas.

Why cattle continue to be smuggled from West Bengal's border areas to Bangladesh

Why cattle continue to be smuggled from West Bengal's border areas to Bangladesh

Canada's grain supply chain returning to normal

OTTAWA, March 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced that the Government of Canada will not renew its requirement for Canadian National Railway (CN) Company and Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) to transport minimum volumes of grain by rail after the current Order in Council expires on March 28, 2015. A year ago, the government took ...

Contract growing for competitiveness and inclusive growth (Part 3)

‘There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?’ – Robert Kennedy The most obvious downside to contract farming is the potential for the buyer/contractor to take advantage of the growers and impose lopsided conditions in the contract. In these more “mature” farming environments, the biased power relations against the ...

Agriculture CS steps aside over graft allegations

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Felix Koskei has stepped aside to pave way for investigations into corruption allegations against him. Addressing the press on Saturday, Koskei said graft allegations against him had cast aspersions on his character and dented the honor and dignity of his office.

Agriculture white paper scrutinised by Cabinet committee, set for completion in 2015

The Abbott Government's long-awaited agriculture white paper has become the latest target of Cabinet's powerful razor gang.

U.S. farmers, Francis talk at Vatican

Leaders of U.S. farm unions stressed the importance of family farming during meetings in Rome this week, including at an audience with the pope Wednesday.

'Water to the Angels' dives into L.A.'s water history

"Cattle were starving on the ranches in Antelope Valley. Lake Elizabeth had dried into a mudflat, and by July the city was consuming more water than was flowing into the storage reservoirs," writes Les Standiford in "Water to the Angels." This was 1904, several years into a severe drought, when...

Red and Gray Brahman Cattle Champions Announced by Moreno Ranches at International Brahman Show and Sale in Houston ...

Moreno Ranches is a Florida producer of superior cattle. Their cattle garnered prestigious awards at the 2015 International Brahman Show and Sale in Houston, Texas. (PRWeb March 26, 2015) Read the full story at

Farming couple bounces back from flood with CSA

In 30 years of farming, Randy Edmundson had never seen anything like the summer of 2013. More than 50 inches of rain fell in six months, flooding virtually all of the 110 acres that Edmundson had planted in the French Broad valley.

Conservative Hindus push bans on cattle slaughter in India

At one of Asia’s largest slaughterhouses, there are more police officers than cattle. The stalls where butchers clean and quarter chicken, sheep, goats and pigs buzz with activity while the section reserved for bulls sits barren.

Top Florida Brahman Breeder, Moreno Ranches, Announces Show Cattle Education Event for Juniors

Moreno Ranches is a top Florida breeder of Brahman cattle. The ranch's "This is It" is an educational event on cattle breeding for Brahman juniors and others interested in the cattle industry. (PRWeb March 24, 2015) Read the full story at

Now Available -- The Land Report: TEXAS Edition "The Magazine of the Texas Landowner" Highlights the 2015 Texas 10

DALLAS, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing the trend of reporting and focusing on America's most iconic viewsheds and working landscapes, The Land Report announces the 2015 Land Report Texas 10 presented by Republic Ranches, which highlights the largest landowners and even...

Cattle parasite study points to possible way to fight malaria

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Herds of African cattle may hold the secret to new ways of fighting parasitic diseases like malaria, which kills some 600,000 people a year, scientists said on Friday. The researchers from the University of Edinburgh found that cows are protected from a parasite that causes a deadly disease called East Coast Fever if they have previously been infected with a ...

Lincoln County woman possibly mauled by wild predator

A Ranches of Sonterra woman apparently was mauled by a wild animal while she laid unconscious wrapped in a fur coat on the concrete front porch of her home.

Farming Simulator 15 brings serious farm simulation to consoles in May

Giants Software's Farming Simulator series is making the jump to new consoles this year, with versions of Farming Simulator 15 bound for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Farming Simulator 15 will let players farm across North America on a new Nordic environment, using more than 140 farming machines, including new vehicles that are exclusive to consoles, the ...

Xbox One, PS4 Getting Farming Simulator in May

After nearly 1 million sales on PC, Farming Simulator 2015 launching May 19 for Xbox One and PS4.

Cattle herders kill 82 in Christian village in central Nigeria

Cattle herders killed 82 people and wounded 25 in a village in central Nigeria over grazing rights, police said on Tuesday, less than two weeks before a national election in which political and ethnic tensions are running high. Police went on Monday to investigate the attack by Muslim Fulani herdsmen on the mostly Christian Egba ethnic group at the weekend in the remote village Agatu Iga in ...

Woman fights for records on immigration detention center

Ryann Greenberg pushes for access to public records and governmental meetings in the town of Southwest Ranches. The access provides information about a town plan to approve a 1,500-bed immigration-detention center, she says. The property is just up the road from her house and those of many others. Southwest Ranches ...

World Animal Protection: European Companies Promoting Prohibited Farming Systems Abroad

Unacceptable farming methods are being openly promoted to Asian farmers by some EU companies at an International trade show in Bangkok this week , despite use of these

Announcing Price Reduction on Historic Capitol Creek Ranch Near Aspen, Colorado

Mirr Ranch Group is pleased to announce a 37% price reduction on the historic 1,328-acre Capitol Creek Ranch, one of the largest ranches for sale in the Aspen area. Now listed at $17 million, this luxury real estate property offers stunning scenery with end-of-the-road privacy. (PRWeb March 11, 2015) Read the full story at

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