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2014-04-25 12:22:33

SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust today released a new report to help Long Island communities and farmers pursue new conservation funding options made available through the new Farm Bill. The report, Cultivating Clean Water: Leveraging Farm Bill Funding to Aid Suffolk County Farmers in Protecting Water Quality, highlights strategies for leveraging funding from the newly created Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). A total...

2014-04-23 12:22:36

Companies Team Up to Sponsor the Dade County Farm Bureau Barbecue KEY WEST, Fla., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida-based CITGO Marketer Dion Oil and CITGO Petroleum Corporation have teamed up to support South Florida farming by sponsoring the Dade County Farm Bureau's 36(th) Annual Barbecue and FUNraiser on Saturday, April 26. The event, taking place at the Farmer's Market in Florida City, will raise money to support the growth of South Florida's diverse agriculture industry...

Vandals Interfere With GM Wheat Tests
2012-05-21 12:51:52

Just north of London lies a wheat field full of experimental and genetically modified (GM) vegetation. This field was planted by publicly-funded research organization Rothamsted Research, much to the chagrin of a group of environmental protestors known as “Take the Flour Back.” In response, the protestors began calling for a “decontamination” of the experimental wheat field, saying they are concerned this GM wheat will spread to other nearby fields, ruining other...

UK Asks Protestors Not To Destroy Genetically Modified Wheat Fields
2012-05-02 10:24:14

Image Credit: Photos.com --- Brett Smith for Redorbit.com Agricultural researchers in the UK made a plea to environmental protesters on Tuesday in an attempt to dissuade them from carrying out threats to destroy experimental genetically modified (GM) wheat. A protest movement called Take the Flour Back has called for a “decontamination” of an experimental wheat field just north of London that was planted by Rothamsted Research, a publicly funded agricultural research...


Latest Agriculture in the United Kingdom Reference Libraries

Cumberland Pig
2014-08-15 11:16:52

The Cumberland pig is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Northern areas of England. It was once used for the meat industry, specifically for use in local delicacies like Cumberland ham or sausage, but it went extinct in 1960 after leaner meat became popular. It is thought that the breed was developed the course of a few hundred years in Westmorland and Cumberland. It was a close relative of the Old Yorkshire pig and had a heavy build that helped it withstand the harsh weather in...

Essex Pig
2014-08-15 09:52:55

The Essex pig, also known simply as the Essex, is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in the United Kingdom. Like other British breeds of pig, it is thought that the ancestor to the Essex was developed by breeding local pigs in area denoted in its name. The original Essex, also known as the Old Essex, was small in size and black and white in color. This breed was easy and cheap to keep, so it was highly popular among locals. By the nineteenth century, the Old Essex was improved by...

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