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2014-06-30 08:24:26

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists from land-grant universities in 12 central U.S. states have entered into a partnership with the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Hypoxia Task Force to support state and national efforts to reduce water pollution and help to maintain the productivity and vitality of American agriculture. The participating land-grant universities include: the University of Arkansas, University of Illinois, Iowa State University, University...

2014-06-17 23:04:28

The Maryland Soybean Board is accepting proposals for funding projects in the areas of soybean promotion and use. Salisbury, MD. (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Got any bright ideas on how to use soybeans, or soy byproducts? Or new ideas on promoting “the magic bean” which continues to win acclaim as a major health food? If so, the Maryland Soybean Board would like to hear from you. The all-farmer board, which administers the national soybean checkoff program, in Maryland, is accepting...

2014-06-10 16:29:19

DAVIS, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new 2014 Farm Bill brought changes in conservation, commodity programs, crop insurance, rural development programs, loans, disaster programs, energy opportunities and much more. Many of these changes will take full effect in fiscal year 2015, beginning October 1, 2014. Interested farmers, ranchers, agencies and organizations are welcome to attend workshops to hear about these and other Farm Bill changes from four USDA...

2014-05-29 16:22:26

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation to permanently enact a tax incentive designed to spur land conservation and conserve America's working farms and ranches - H.R. 2807 - was passed out of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee today. "This is a great step forward for land conservation and for providing a reliable tool to ensure today's natural treasures can be enjoyed for generations to come," said Rand Wentworth, president of the Land...

2014-05-27 20:20:54

California's Bay-Delta Designated a Critical Conservation Area DAVIS, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new era in American conservation efforts with an historic focus on public-private partnership. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), created in the 2014 Farm Bill, will fund a number of conservation activities across California - with special funding available for...

2014-05-27 15:50:30

University of New Hampshire When it comes to the factors that can send low-income rural families into a downward spiral, health issues and relationship changes appear to be major trigger events. When it comes to the factors that can send low-income rural families into a downward spiral, health issues and relationship changes appear to be major trigger events. Fortunately, support networks – in particular, extended families – can help ease these poverty spells, according to new...

2014-05-09 16:21:45

DAVIS, Calif., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is now accepting applications for Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) through the new Agricultural Conservation Easements Program (ACEP). ACEP, created through the 2014 Farm Bill, provides funding for conservation easements on agricultural land, including grasslands of special environmental significance. "This is an exciting new opportunity for more people to get involved in...

2014-05-06 08:38:23

NEW YORK, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In connection with its new business initiative Brazil Gold Corp. will be changing its corporate name to Conexus Corporation, reflecting our broader business interests. Dear Shareholder: On April 11, 2014 we made a filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission reporting an exciting new business initiative for Brazil Gold. As we examined various macro issues impacting natural resources, commodities and agriculture we identified a...

2014-04-28 16:32:44

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust (AFT) and the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network (HVFN) are hosting two workshops on farm leasing for farmers and agricultural landowners on May 4 in Ulster County and May 6 in Orange County. "One of the biggest challenges facing the next generation of farmers in the Hudson Valley is access to farmland," said David Haight, New York State Director of AFT. "A farmland lease is an effective tool, but leasing...

2014-04-25 16:21:45

Streamlined list of programs continues to reflect significant environmental investment DAVIS, Calif., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lawmakers whittled down the number of program names to remember, but continued a strong commitment to conservation when they passed the 2014 Farm Bill on February 7 of this year. The Nation is investing $3.4 billion for conservation programs administered by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in fiscal year 2014 and $18.7...


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2005-06-02 08:04:23

The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to six feet in width and have a slight upward turn at their tips, as well as for their distinctive "burnt orange" coloring. "The Longhorns" is also the nickname of the sports teams of The University of Texas and the school mascot is a Longhorn named Bevo. The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America serves as the recognized registry for the breed. Though some historians disagree, the Texas...

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