Latest Agrarianism Stories
By Walker, Ben Farms should pool their produce and market it through French- style consortia so that the rural economy can fully exploit the premiums attached to traditionally produced foods, say experts.
Tokyo, Oct. 7 (Jiji Press)--Major Japanese beverage firm Kirin Holdings Co. said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its Australian Dairy Farmers' yogurt license to New Zealand's leading dairy firm Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd.
Product: St Ronan's Pastoral Ltd Offerer: MyFarm How it works: New Zealand's economy relies a lot on farming, but there are not many investment opportunities in the sector. MyFarm offers some, in the form of equity partnerships in farms, but they are not for everybody.
By Jeff Massie, The Sun, Midwest City, Okla. Aug. 6--Farmers markets are sprouting up faster than a stalk of organic corn. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) information released by www.okgrown.com, the number of U.S. farmers markets has reached the 4,500 mark.
By Anne Riley University of Maryland doctoral student Farhaana Nyamekye has no plans to forgo a degree in mathematics education to become a farmer, but that didn't stop her from hand-picking more than a pound of blueberries at Larriland Farm in Woodbine on Tuesday.
By Matthew Wilde, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa Jul. 7--WATERLOO -- If Northeast Iowans purchased locally grown food for their Fourth of July barbecues, chances are the feasts were cheaper. The U.S.
By Jessica Legge, The Times West Virginian, Fairmont Jul. 6--FAIRMONT -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service looks for the country's 2008 net farm income to reach a record level.
By Tom Faure, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jul.
By Aubrey Woods, The Tribune, Seymour, Ind. Jun. 25--CORTLAND -- Ben Thompson knows when he completes his education in agricultural economics at Purdue University next spring that he has a full-time job waiting for him when he returns to the family farm.
By MARC SHAPIRO Staff Writer County farmers' markets and produce stands are open for another season, including the one at the Centre at Glen Burnie that begins today, bringing fresh produce to consumers at affordable prices despite economic woes taking a toll on growers.