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2015-05-22 23:04:16

In their latest article, Precision Tree Service shares tips for tree care and maintenance to keep your trees strong and healthy year-round. Everett, WA (PRWEB)

2015-05-22 23:00:19

Moreno Ranch announces new export sale opportunities, specifically Brahmans for export sale to Mexico and Guatemala.

2015-05-22 16:29:08

FRESNO, Calif., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today announced that the Company will participate in the International Seed Federation 2015 World Seed Congress,

2015-05-22 12:26:18

The Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC) this week published it first interactive data dashboard featuring healthy lifestyle statistics derived from CRHC's Health Awareness for Rural Communities (HARC)

2015-05-22 08:25:20

Donation Will Provide More Than 100,000 Servings to Charlotte-Area Families MOORESVILLE, N.C., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the upcoming race weekend in Charlotte,

2015-05-22 08:23:11

LONDON, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the discovery of DDT in the 1940s, chemical pesticides were largely used in farming [https://www.visiongain.com/Sector/226/Food-Drink

2015-05-21 23:07:56

Jonas family conducts tours of soap & lotion business on Indiana dairy farm. Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) May 21, 2015

2015-05-21 23:01:26

Jonas family makes natural goat milk soaps and lotions on Indiana farm. Scottsburg, IN (PRWEB) May 21, 2015 Voice of America radio nationally and

2015-05-21 23:01:02

Amercanex today announced that it is launching the American Hemp Exchange, the first fully electronic exchange to address the emergent Hemp sector’s institutional distribution needs.

2015-05-21 12:32:41

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A 334-acre farm in west central Illinois will be offered at auction Tuesday, June 23, with


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

Santa Cruz Sheep
2014-11-07 09:29:24

The Santa Cruz sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that once existed in a feral population on the island of Santa Cruz. It is thought that this population came from flocks of Churro, Merino, or Rambouillet sheep that were brought to the island during the mid-nineteenth century. By the 1860’s these sheep had grown to hold a population in the thousands and were permitted to graze freely. However, the decline of ranching on the island that occurred in the twentieth century caused most of the...

Roslag Sheep
2014-11-03 12:51:10

The Roslag sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that is thought to have originated in Roslagen, Sweden and it is known to be a descendant of remnant flocks of the Swedish landrace sheep breeds. This breed is small, with rams weighing up to 110 pounds and ewes weighing between 80 and 90 pounds. Its wool is typically white or ivory in color, although in can be bicolored or black, and it contains a curly or straight top coat of guard hair and an undercoat of thick wool. Rams will grow horns while...

Romanov
2014-11-03 11:26:46

The Romanov is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from the Upper Volga region of Russia. This breed was named after the town of Romanov-Borisoglebsk and was first brought to other countries during the eighteenth century when they were imported into Germany and France. It was not until 1980 that the breed was brought to North America, first to Canada and then to the United States. The Romanov is a Northern European short-tailed sheep breed that varies in weight depending upon the...

Poll Dorset
2014-10-27 11:20:12

The poll Dorset is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Australia and was developed to be purebred hornless breed. It was developed between 1937 and 1954 by introducing the poll gene into the Dorset Horn breed and back breeding until the bloodline was nearly one hundred percent Dorset Horn. This breed shares its name with the polled Dorset that was developed in the United States at the North Carolina State University in the 1950’s, but these two breeds are not the same. The poll...

Papaver alpinum
2014-10-27 10:30:54

Papaver alpinum is a species of poppy plant found in the region of the Alps. The plant is commonly known as the Alpine poppy. This species actually includes multiple sub-species. P. alpinum is a short, upright perennial, meaning it can survive longer than 2 years. It can grow to a height of 5 to 20 centimeters. It has several upright and hairy stems. As with all species of poppy, it produces latex. It has feathery leaves that are arranged in a rosette and touch the ground. The flowers...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.