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...
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
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 ...
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."
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
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 ...
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
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
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 ...
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.
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
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 ...
(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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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
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 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. 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
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
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 ...
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
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.
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. ...
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
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 ...