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Global Food Trade May Not Meet All Future Demand, University Of Virginia Study Indicates

Fariss Samarrai and H. Brevy Cannon, University of Virginia As the world population continues to grow, by about 1 billion people every 12 to 14 years since the 1960s, the global food supply may not meet escalating demand – particularly for...

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2014-09-19 00:21:26

BASEL, Switzerland, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Global network of over 3,500 farms established to measure productivity -- First independently-audited data to be published in March 2015 -- Projects underway in all regions; partnerships agreed and expanded Syngenta today provided an update on the progress of The Good Growth Plan one year after its launch in September 2013. The Plan comprises six measurable commitments for the year 2020 to help address the global food...

2014-09-18 20:23:39

OTA says expanding organic acreage is key issue for next decade BALTIMORE, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state of the organic industry is thriving, filled with opportunities on a host of fronts but faced with challenges on many, said Organic Trade Association Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha at the Natural Products Expo East trade show in Baltimore on Thursday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140918/147172 "The increased amount of organic in our stores...

2014-09-18 20:23:37

Newhouse Chair Admits Using State Resources, Sees Nothing Wrong with It RICHLAND, Wash., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The "Didier for Congress" campaign has gone to court to stop its opponent from allegedly violating both state and federal campaign laws in Washington's 4(th) Congressional District. "We were reluctant to do it, but we owe it to the voters to level the playing field to guarantee an honest and fair election, Said Clint Didier. "They've already admitted...

2014-09-18 16:28:55

WINNIPEG, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Large amounts of last year's grain are still in storage and this year's grain is beginning to be delivered into the handling system. How you can protect all of your grain from spoiling or becoming infested? The Canadian Grain Commission has tips to help you manage the quality of grain already in storage. We also have steps you can take before you start filling your bins to keep your stored grain in good condition. Quick facts --...

2014-09-18 12:32:00

DALLAS, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Controlled-release Fertilizers Market by Type (Condensation Products of Urea, Coated & Encapsulated Fertilizers, & N Stabilizers), by Crop Type, & by Geography - Global Trends and Forecast to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the global Controlled-release Fertilizers Market with analysis and forecasting of the global revenues for controlled-release fertilizers. It also identifies the...

2014-09-18 12:23:39

First Third-Party Verified 100% Grass-Fed Organic Dairy Brand Announced STUYVESANT, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maple Hill Creamery proudly announces it has been designated as the first national dairy brand to receive Pennsylvania Certified Organic's (PCO) new 100% GrassFed Organic certification. Based in New York State, Maple Hill Creamery produces a variety of organic, whole milk creamline-style yogurt cups, quarts, and drinkable yogurts, and today, is introducing a new whole milk...

2014-09-18 08:31:32

DUBLIN, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Study Report on Rumiant Feed Supply and Demand in China" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 In recent years, along with the rapid development of domestic ruminant breeding, especially dairy cattle breeding, alfalfa hay has become rigid demand of herbivorous livestock. In view of low domestic alfalfa yield and quality, alfalfa supply gap is large, and...

2014-09-18 08:30:12

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced today that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Merck Animal Health to market Neogen's Igenity(®) Dairy Heifer Program. The Igenity Dairy Heifer Program consists of genomic tests that offer commercial dairy producers essential information on the genetic potential of replacement dairy heifers. The genomic tests can be performed soon after a calf is born, and is an excellent tool in the...

2014-09-17 23:15:32

On September 5, Plum Organics announced the recall of its Little Crèmes organic rice milk snacks line due to potential chocking hazard. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on Organic Rice Milk Snacks. Plum Organics announced on...

2014-09-17 23:12:54

Texas company Turf Feeding Systems focuses on water, soil health and food production every day. Recently, founder Michael Chaplinsky has formed a team of individuals who will work to implement Sustainable Agriculture and Water Efficiency, aimed to combat the important world issues. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Michael Chaplinsky, president of Turf Feeding Systems, Inc. is sharply focused on implementing sustainable agriculture and water efficiency worldwide. Chaplinsky...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

Awassi Sheep
2014-09-17 10:42:28

The Awassi sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in the Syro-Arabian desert. Today, it can be found in many areas including Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Palestine, and Lebanon and it is the most common sheep throughout the Arab countries. This breed is a natural choice to keep in these areas, as it is able to survive in harsh conditions and is able to efficiently provide humans with wool, milk, or meat. However, it is known to adapt to any environment and can forage and...

Arapawa Sheep
2014-09-16 10:49:57

The Arapawa sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that is typically only found on Arapawa Island in New Zealand. It is thought that this breed has been isolated on the island since 1867 and although there are many theories regarding its origin, it is most widely accepted that it is a descendant Merino strains from Australia. Because the Arapawa sheep has lived in an area with harsh terrain for so long, it often looks hunched over in appearance, carrying its tail and head in a downward...

Welsh Harlequin
2014-09-08 20:14:56

The Welsh harlequin is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in Wales during the twentieth century. Its development began in 1949, when Leslie Bonnet found a coloration mutation in one member of his flock of Khaki Campbells. By 1968, after selectively breeding his flock to hold this color, eggs that would hatch successfully were brought to the United States and later live ducks were imported. It was officially recognized by the American Poultry Association in 2001. The Welsh...

Magpie Duck
2014-09-08 12:28:35

The magpie duck is a breed of domestic duck that originated in the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century. The breed was developed by Oliver Drake and M.C. Gower-Williams, who most likely used selective breeding techniques with the Belgian Huttegem, a breed that was highly similar to the magpie duck. Although it was brought to the United States in 1963 and accepted by the American Standard of Perfection in 1977, it did not become well known in that area until 1984. The weight of the...

Indian Runner Duck
2014-09-05 13:17:55

The Indian runner duck is a breed of domestic duck that was found in the East Indies, although it is not thought that the breed originated from this area. It is thought that the term “Indian” may have been used in an exaggerating manner, signifying a port where the breed was shipped from or the men from the East India Company who transported them. This breed became well known for its egg-laying abilities in the United States and Europe during the late nineteenth century. The first...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'