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2011-08-09 12:21:21

To help farmers make the best use of limited irrigation water in the arid West, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers are helping farmers determine how much water major crops actually need. Tom Trout, research leader of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Water Management Research Unit (WMRU) in Fort Collins, Colo., and his colleagues are measuring crop water-use efficiency not by the traditional measure of crop yield per drop of irrigation water applied, but instead yield per...

2009-09-08 10:56:00

DETROIT, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Superior Capital Partners, LLC, a Detroit-based private equity firm, announced today that it has formed NAPC Holdings, LLC, an investment platform that was created to acquire the assets of Ann Arbor, Michigan-based National Archive Publishing Company in a secured party sale. NAPC Holdings will operate the business through two new subsidiaries, XanEdu Publishing, Inc. and NA Publishing, Inc. The purchase price was not disclosed. XanEdu Publishing, Inc....

2009-06-22 15:47:07

The U.S. Agriculture Department said winter and spring wheat crops had caught up with their five-year averages as the winter wheat harvest gets under way. Ninety-five percent of the winter wheat crop has headed out, compared to an historic average of 97 percent by this week of the year. Ninety-nine percent of the spring wheat crop has emerged, compared to a five-year average of 100 percent, In addition, 68 percent of the winter wheat crop is in fair to excellent condition. Last year during...

2009-06-01 15:52:42

A slow planting season has begun to even out for the U.S. corn crop, now 93 percent planted and 73 percent emerged, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Planting at this week of the year is historically 97 percent completed. While the crop lagged far behind its five-year average for most of the spring, the historic average for emergence is 86 percent for this week of the year, meaning the crop is catching up after a slow start. Slowed by floods, Illinois and Indiana remain far behind with...

2008-12-01 16:40:39

The U.S. corn harvest is completed in three states, but still trailing behind its historic average overall, the Department of Agriculture said. Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee report corn harvests completed, but the 18 major corn states have reached 89 percent completion overall, lagging behind the crop's five-year average of 97 percent for harvest completion at this time of year, the weekly crop progress report said. The nation's winter wheat crop shows 92 percent emergence, compared...

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  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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