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2014-11-22 23:01:00

Strong growth in world demand for dairy products has outweighed supply growth over the past five years.

2014-11-21 23:06:57

On November 14, Lundberg Family Farms announced the recall of specific lots of Brown Rice Flour due to possible Salmonella contamination.

2014-11-21 23:06:25

A public comment period on new proposed rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act ends December 15th, 2014, and the FDA has already revised proposed rules twice after pushback from owners of

2014-11-21 12:27:21

In Part 2 of the Innovative Ag series, FutureFood 2050 showcases the growing role of Big Data in agriculture, ancient farming systems that still reap rewards today, small-scale ecosystems, and more.

2014-11-20 23:09:43

FoxFury Lighting Solutions is proud to continue its sponsorship of the Oasis Camel Dairy, which is the first camel dairy to open in the US.

2014-11-20 23:08:04

Long-Awaited data is first to quantify environmental benefits of organic cotton cultivation including less water and energy use. Lubbock, Texas (PRWEB) November

2014-11-20 23:03:43

The Weed Science Society of America announces the upcoming annual meetings of the WSSA and its sister regional organizations.

2014-11-20 16:22:52

-- Sorghum plantings increase, led by biopower market demand THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov.

2014-11-20 12:25:01

DALLAS, November 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Biostimulants Market by Active Ingredient (Acid-Based & Extract Based), by Application Type (Foliar, Soil, &


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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