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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...

2014-06-17 16:22:41

- Syngenta's Operation Pollinator increases native pollinator populations GREENSBORO, N.C., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta and Delta F.A.R.M. (Farmers Advocating Resource Management) jointly will develop commercial farmland into pollinator habitats. Syngenta's Operation Pollinator is a global biodiversity program that restores native pollinators in a variety of landscapes by creating essential habitats. Delta F.A.R.M. has committed to establish at least five Operation...

2014-06-17 12:30:56

Groups Petition USDA to Restore Organic Board's Independent Authorities Set by Congress WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, 20 organic farm and consumer groups filed a petition with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to protect the authority and permanence of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The petitioners object to recent changes to the NOSB charter, renewed on May 8, 2014, that undermine the mandatory and continuing duties of the Board as...

2014-06-17 12:23:00

New Philadelphia location expands Britton's leadership position in the recycling of vegetative waste and concrete, and in the manufacturing and distribution of organic garden products and aggregates. LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Serving residential, commercial and public customers for over 24 years with headquarters in Lawrenceville, NJ, and an additional location in Hamilton, NJ, Britton Industries' new Philadelphia, PA location expands its position as the...

2014-06-16 23:08:25

DeepResearchReports.com adds “2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Organic Rice Industry” report to its research database. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Organic Rice Industry” is a professional and in-depth research report on the Global and China Organic Rice market. The report provides basic Organic Rice information, including Organic Rice definition, classification, application, and industry chain structure as well as...

2014-06-16 23:04:08

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Water Soluble Fertilizers Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/water-soluble-fertilizers.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 "Water Soluble Fertilizers Market For Fertigation and Foliar Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 -...

2014-06-16 23:00:32

An article featured in Rangelands discusses the practice of patch-burning and compares this technique to that of more traditional methods. However, after conducting a 3-year study, the authors concluded that there was no statistical difference in the cattles' body condition score (BCS) when measuring the patch-burning method against the traditional grazing methods. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 To keep order on rangelands, range managers must carefully monitor the grazing...

2014-06-16 12:30:54

DALLAS, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Feed Pigment Market by Type (Carotenoids, Curcumin, Caramel, Spirulina & Others), by Livestock (Swine, Cattle, Poultry, Aquatic Animals & Others), by Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018", defines and segments the global Feed Pigment Market with analysis and projection of the market size in terms of value. It also identifies the driving and restraining factors in the global market with analysis of trends,...

2014-06-16 08:33:01

MATTHEWS, N.C., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gifts Ready To Go, LLC a family owned business in Matthews, North Carolina launched their new e-commerce website on May 30(th), 2014 called giftsreadytogo.com. Their website allows customers to choose their products online by browsing through their wide range of custom gift sets which have detailed descriptions and pictures. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140612/117271 The company offers free shipping within the...

2014-06-16 08:23:31

Applications Must Be Postmarked by June 30, 2014 WOBURN, Mass., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborjet reminds graduating high school seniors that the deadline for its inaugural "Taking Root" Scholarship Program is right around the corner, and all applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2014. The company has been accepting applications from students who plan to pursue a career in arboriculture. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140613/118180 Photo -...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

British White Cattle
2014-07-12 11:57:42

The British White is a breed of cattle with a confirmed history during the 1600s but may have originated before that. Its exact origin is unknown but herds of the British White were found in Britain and Ireland dating back centuries. Original herds were kept in the Park of Whalley Abbey in the Forest of Bowland near Clitheroe. During the 1800s most of the cattle were transported to Norfolk and sold in small lots, mainly to nobility. In the early 1900s, only around 130 registered British...

British Friesian Cattle
2014-07-12 11:44:10

The British Friesian is a breed of cattle from the United Kingdom. The modern British Friesian dominated the dairy cattle population from the 1950s through the 1980s. Stock as well as semen were exported during this time throughout the world. The original Friesian breed was imported to ports of England and Scotland during the 1800s until it was stopped in 1892 when a threat of foot and mouth disease became a concern. By the end of 1912 there were 1,000 bulls and 6,000 cows registered in...

Braunvieh Cattle
2014-07-12 11:25:18

The Braunvieh is a breed of cattle that originated in Switzerland. They were originally imported to the United States during the 1800s and a modern breed was formed, the Brown Swiss. The Brown Swiss have been crossed back with the European stock of Braunvieh. The Braunvieh were reintroduced to the United States in 1983 by Harlan Doeschot from Firth, Nebraska. The Braunvieh is a docile but easy to work with breed. It has excellent milking ability, fine beef quality and reproductive...

Boran Cattle
2014-07-12 10:36:21

The Boran is a breed of beef cattle that has been in eastern Africa for over 1,000 years. The Kenyan Boran was developed from native shorthorn Zebu cattle in southern Ethiopia. The Boran Cattle Breeders Society has managed and bred the cattle since 1951. There were 454 ranches in the country that raised the Boran as of 2008. These ranches are part of five different types; group ranches, private company ranches, co-operative ranches, public company ranches and government ranches. The...

Blaarkop Cattle
2014-07-12 09:45:02

The Blaarkop is a breed of dairy cattle that is bred in the Groningen region of the Netherlands. It has been referenced as early as the 1300s and from the 1800s the breed was found in the Utrecht and Leiden regions also. The breed is sturdy and muscular with a horned head and strong legs. The body color is either solid red or black with a white head and tail tip. Around the eyes is a blotch the same color as the main body. In the population there is a ratio of 60 percent red colored and 40...

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