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2014-07-01 12:30:20

OTA sees pact creating jobs, opportunity for U.S. organic sector WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today welcomed a new organic equivalency arrangement between the United States and Korea, saying it reopens a critically important Asian market for U.S. organic processed food products, and will create jobs and opportunity for the American organic food and farming sector. "We extend our thanks and congratulations to the officials...

2014-07-01 12:28:49

Nation's Leading High Pressure Processed Brand Expands Hugely Successful Elements Line with Introduction of Four New Cold Brewed Teas SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Suja Juice Co., the leader in cold-pressured (otherwise known as High Pressure Processed (HPP) juice, today announced the launch of its first line of cold-brewed, organic, non-GMO Project Verified and cold-pressured teas. The four new tea flavors, Chunmee Tropical, Honeybush Peach, Jasmine Pomegranate and Unsweetened...

2014-07-01 08:32:34

DALLAS, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Biofertilizers Market by Type (Nitrogen Fixing, Phosphate Solubilizing, Potash Mobilizing), by Crop type (Cereals & Grains, Oilseed & Pulses, Fruits and Vegetables), by Micro-Organism (Rhizobium, Azotobacter, Azospirillium, Cyanobacteria, Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria) & by Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019" by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the Biofertilizers Market with analysis and...

2014-07-01 08:29:49

New National Survey Shows Only 2 Percent of Consumers Concerned About Consuming Biotech Foods ST. LOUIS, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While consumer awareness about biotechnology and GMOs skyrocketed in 2014, only 2 percent of consumers cite GMOs as a barrier to eating foods or beverages, according to the 21st Annual Consumer Attitudes about Nutrition study. At the same time, 57 percent characterize the role of biotechnology as positive or neutral/no opinion based on the survey conducted...

Learning Lessons From A Failed Ancient Native American 'Baby Boom'
2014-07-01 06:43:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most of the time, when you think of "baby boomers," you probably think of people born after the end of World War II. This is not the only baby boom in recent history, for sure, and a new study from Washington State University (WSU) reveals that one of the greatest baby booms in North American history occurred among the southwestern Native Americans between 500 and 1300 AD. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National...

2014-06-30 23:17:52

“Reintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities” will examine economic, environmental and community benefits when developing a robust local food system. Farmers, entrepreneurs, investors, city planners, inventors, and agriculture suppliers must attend this conference. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The 3rd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference – “Reintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities” – will focus on the...

2014-06-30 23:15:32

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Biopesticides markets. Global market for Biopesticides is forecast to reach US$6.2 billion by 2020, buoyed by the enactment of stringent government regulations curbing the use of chemical pesticides. San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn. – The pressing need to sustainably ramp up crop productivity and quality to meet the needs of the burgeoning global population against the backdrop of shrinking...

2014-06-30 23:04:46

Concerns for unanswered questions to the GMO food industry (1) and EPA continue as Moms Across America plan to march in over one hundred 4th of July parades in America. Additionally, MAA moms have been working diligently to gain the EPA's consideration of increasing evidence (2) supporting glyphosate dangers in its current review process. MIssion Viejo, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 For the second year, Moms Across America are gathering around the country to spread awareness of GMOs...

2014-06-30 20:23:14

CARLINVILLE, Ill., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During June Dairy Month, Prairie Farms Poured It On in a big way by giving back to the communities where their farm families and employees live and work. The company donated over 10,000 gallons of milk to local Feeding America food banks to help families in need and gave away hundreds of amazing dairy-packed prize packages that gave winners a chance to give back to their favorite Our Caps, Your Cause charities. Today, Prairie Farms...

2014-06-30 16:22:06

DUBLIN, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xdgs42/nitrogenous) has announced the addition of the "2014 Report on the International Nitrogenous Fertilizers Market - Forecasts To 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Nitrogen fertilizers are commonly used in the agriculture industry. Application rates for nitrogenous fertilizers depend on soil fertility that is usually measured by a soil...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

ISA_Browns,_Pengo
2014-07-15 07:03:44

The ISA brown is a breed of domestic hybrid chicken that is thought to have been developed by crossing Rhode Island Red and Rhode Island White chickens, although the modern type contains genes from many other breeds. It is not a true breed, but a hybrid that was developed by breeding unrelated dams and sires until the desired result was produced. The name “ISA” is an acronym that stands for Institut de Sélection Animale, which is the institute where the breed was initially developed in...

Vorwerk chicken
2014-07-15 06:47:36

The Vorwerk chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Germany during the twentieth century. Oskar Vorwerk used many breeds to develop this chicken including the buff Orpington, Andalusian, and the Lakenvelder. Although it was given a standard in 1913, the breed never became popular, so it is rare outside of Europe. A bantam type of this breed was developed by Wilmar Vorwerk in 1966 in the United States of America using the Lakenvelder, buff Columbian rosecomb, the blue and...

Hamburg chicken
2014-07-15 06:37:47

The Hamburg chicken is a breed of chicken that was developed in Germany and Holland sometime before the eighteenth century. This breed is considered to be rare, with less than one thousand individuals being registered in North America per year. Its weight varies depending upon the type and sex, with standard type cocks weighing about five pounds and hens weighing four pounds, while the bantam type of this breed weighs about one and half pounds. It can come in ten color varieties including...

Dutch bantam
2014-07-15 06:29:55

The Dutch bantam is a breed of true bantam chicken that was developed in the Netherlands, although its exact origins are unknown. It is thought that the breed descended from Asian bantam chickens and that it was selectively bred in order to produce small eggs that could be kept by peasants, because large eggs were required to be sent to kitchens to feed landed gentry. It was exported to the United States after World War II and was first shown in the 1950s, but the next shipment of this breed...

Chinese White Pine, Pinus armandii
2014-07-14 16:49:23

Chinese White Pine (Pinus armandii) is native to China as well as northern Burma. This pine is known as Mount Hua pine in Chinese. This pine grows at altitudes between 3,281 and 10,830 feet in light sandy to medium soils that is acidic and well-drained as this tree can tolerate drought. This tree grows to heights of 115 feet with a trunk diameter that measures 3 feet 3 inches. The bark is grayish brown when immature and matures to blackish brown to grayish red brown. The trunk will have...

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