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2014-09-24 23:07:04

Chino Valley Ranchers Comments on Studies Looking at Why Organic Food May Be a Healthier Choice Colton, California (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found "statistically significant" differences exist between organically and conventionally grown foods when it comes to the relative nutritional impact of a given food product. After reviewing the various studies comparing organic foods against conventionally grown foods,...

2014-09-24 23:04:02

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Vegetable Seeds Market: Trends and Opportunities (2014-2019)" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Hybrid seeds are the most critical and cost effective input for increasing the vegetable production through improving per acre productivity. Hybrid vegetable seed industry has made great strides in improving vegetable production and has a major role to play going forward. High quality seed with both input traits...

2014-09-24 16:22:35

TOC is leading the effort to find organic solutions for all growers WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to donations ranging from $5 to as large as $5,000, The Organic Center has raised $20,417 through its first-ever crowdfunding drive - easily exceeding its goal of $15,000--as part of a major campaign to fund The Center's research effort to find organic solutions to a devastating disease threatening the nation's citrus industry. "We're thrilled that so many...

2014-09-24 16:22:08

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fool's Return is a thrilling and flawless story that rejects conventional ideals of romance. Raving fans agree that Chervil's storytelling is raw, captivating, and enlightening in the most mesmerizing way. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140924/148172 Sheila M. Trask, ForeWord Reviews, says, "Fool's Return balances an enchanting tale of romance and magic with a thoughtful look at pressing economic and environmental...

2014-09-24 12:31:06

One million dollar commitment from Monsanto Company to National 4-H Council supports the 4-H Ag Innovators Experience CHEVY CHASE, Md., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National 4-H Council and Monsanto Company today announced that they will continue their efforts to inspire the next generation through the 4-H Ag Innovators Experience. Through this program, the organizations are partnering to help youth develop 21(st) century workforce skills necessary to meet the needs of a...

2014-09-23 23:05:35

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Aquaculture and Fisheries markets. Global market for Aquaculture and Fisheries is projected to reach 188 million tons by 2020, driven by surging consumption of seafood in both developed as well as developing regions and the continuous decline in natural fish stock. San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Globally, demand for seafood has been growing, resulting in overexploitation of natural...

2014-09-23 23:04:46

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Agricultural Biotechnology markets. Global market for Agricultural Biotechnology is projected to reach US$40 billion by 2020, driven by the surging demand for biopesticides, and growing adoption of transgenic crops as a measure to increase food production and achieve food security goals. San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Agricultural biotechnology is gaining steady popularity the world...

2014-09-23 12:24:22

Company endorses U.N. declaration on deforestation NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the United Nations' Climate Summit in Manhattan today, Cargill will join dozens of other companies, governments and civil society groups from around the world in supporting the New York Declaration on Forests. The declaration is unprecedented in its scope. The endorsers pledge to do their part in slowing, halting, and reversing global forest loss, while enhancing food security for all. "We want to...

2014-09-23 12:24:09

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tweetable Highlights: -- Kellogg pledges to train 15,000 smallholder farmers to improve livelihoods, climate resiliency #Climate2014 http://ow.ly/BOAXP -- Climate Summit announcement from @KelloggCompany supports smallholders in reducing GHG emissions, improve resiliency http://ow.ly/BOAXP Kellogg Company announced today a new commitment to support the livelihoods of 15,000 smallholder growers around the world at...

2014-09-23 12:23:56

Lawn Food, Liquid Lawn Food and Solo Packs, natural fertilizers and plant food meet the demand for chemical-free products that boost curb appeal. PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorful mums and green lawns may be the lure of fall landscaping, however caring for yards this time of year not only boosts curb appeal now, it also ensures lush lawn and plants come spring. Fall is the most important time of year to fertilize lawns, particularly for climates like the...


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Norfolk Horn
2014-10-23 13:55:56

The Norfolk horn, known by many other names including the Old Norfolk, the Blackface Norfolk Horned, and the Norfolk Horned, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in the heathlands of Norfolk, England. Unlike other black-faced sheep breeds, this breed is able to survive in dry and cool conditions. It was popular in its native country until the nineteenth century, during which time more improved breeds the Southdown were introduced. These two breeds were crossbred to develop the...

Papaver orientale
2014-10-16 11:34:49

Papaver orientale is a species of flowering plant. This perennial plant (surviving more than 2 years)may also be referred to as the Oriental poppy and it is a member of the Papaveraceae family. P. orientale can be found in northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. P. orientale commonly grows between 2 and 3 feet and its flowers will commonly bloom from June till July. Flowers are scarlet red, orange or pink in color with purple centers. Long stalks produce thistle-like gray or green leaves...

Papaver nudicaule
2014-10-15 11:29:10

Papaver nudicaule is a flowering plant species. This species may also be referred to as the Arctic poppy or the Iceland poppy. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. This plant is a short- lived species that is commonly grown as a biennial or annual plant. P. nudicaule plants can be found in the Asian mountain areas and north into arctic regions in Europe and North America. P. nudicaule produces large, fragrant flowers that can be grown in a variety of different colors from white,...

Karakul
2014-10-14 10:22:10

The Karakul, also known as the Qaraqul, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in Central Asia and is thought to have been raised in that area since 1400 BC. Because it has been raised in the desert regions of Central Asia, it is extremely hardy and can survive in arid conditions with little water by storing fat in its tail. This breed is raised in the deserts of Namibia and was introduced into that area by German scientists during the early twentieth century. The Karakul often...

Hog Island Sheep
2014-10-14 10:12:48

The Hog Island sheep is a breed of feral sheep that resides on Hog Island in Virginia. The breed descended from domestic sheep that were brought to the island during the 1700’s. Most likely the sheep used to develop the hog island sheep were modern English sheep, but Merino sheep could have been present on the island. It became feral between the 1930’s and 1940’s after a storm forced the evacuation of the island, leaving some sheep behind to live free of human intervention. During the...

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