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2014-03-25 23:03:21

Tyson Foods and LULAC have partnered to donate more than 31,000 pounds of food to area food banks. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Who: Representatives from the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Tyson Foods Inc., Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, UMOS Inc., Racine County Food Bank, Waukesha Food Pantry, and Shalom Center. What: Tyson Foods and LULAC have partnered to donate more than 31,000 pounds of food to area food banks. When: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 9:30...

2014-03-25 16:27:00

DUBLIN, Mar. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ssjjd6/united_states ) has announced the addition of the "United States Organic Food Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The increasing usage of pesticides, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and antibiotics in the food products are raising health concerns in the United States. The Centers for...

2014-03-25 16:22:35

DUBLIN, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xjf96g/production_and) has announced the addition of the "Production and Market of Imidacloprid in China" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xjf96g/production_and ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) As a major supplier of imidacloprid, China has many advantages in the production...

2014-03-25 12:23:43

MIFFLINTOWN, Pa., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig today recognized the innovation of Pennsylvania farmers during a tour of Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Juniata County, as part of National Agriculture Day. "Pennsylvania's more than 59,300 farm families produced $7.3 billion worth of agriculture products last year, and our communities continue to benefit," said Greig. "Our farmers are working every day to be more efficient and...

2014-03-25 08:28:46

Canna Products USA's actions will create jobs for America's small farmers GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canna Products USA (CP USA), global manufacturers and distributors of industrial hemp, will work with America's industrial hemp farmers to legally grow and manufacture domestic hemp crops for its Tommy Chong, Yellow Emperor and Bluegrass Natural food, cosmetic and herbal hemp-product lines. "We currently import 100% of our oil because federal laws have...

2014-03-25 08:22:50

DALLAS, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Nitrogenous Fertilizers Market By Active Ingredient (Urea, Ammonium Nitrate, Sodium Nitrate, Ammonium Sulfate, CAN, UAN Calcium Nitrate, Ammonium Chloride), By Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Oil Seeds, Fruits & Vegetables), By Geography: Trends & Forecasts To 2018", defines and segments the global nitrogenous fertilizers market with an analysis and forecast of its global value. Browse more than 119 market data...

2014-03-25 04:20:45

~Financing will increase rice production and improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of an effort to build sustainable businesses in Africa and fight poverty, the Soros Economic Development Fund today announced a US$5 million investment in GADCO, a Ghanaian agriculture company. SEDF's commitment to GADCO will help smallholder farmers produce and sell rice on a large, commercial scale. The investment aims to reduce...

2014-03-24 23:00:05

Natural Soaps and Lotions Made with Goat Milk at Goat Milk Stuff Scottsburg, IN (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 As Spring arrives and nature begins to bloom again, Easter represents the spirit of rebirth and is an ideal occasion to show you care with a gift of wholesomely natural soaps and lotions from Goat Milk Stuff. Homemade by the Jonas family on their Indiana farm, Goat Milk Stuff natural chemical-free soaps and lotions are made with milk of their Alpine goats and available in Gift Packs at...

2014-03-24 16:23:11

DALLAS, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Feed binder Market by Type [Natural (Wheat, Guar Meal & Starch, Lignin, Bentonite & Clay, Specialty Hydrocolloids & Gums, Others), Synthetic (Urea Formaldehyde, Polymethylocarbamide, Others)], by Livestock & Geography - Trends & Forecast up to 2018", defines and segments the feed binder market with analysis and projection of the global revenue of the feed binder market. It also identifies the driving and...

2014-03-24 08:31:39

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Norman Borlaug is widely credited with saving 1 billion lives. Yet most people - even those alive because of him - have never heard of him. Known as the father of the "Green Revolution," Borlaug pioneered disease-resistant, high-yield strains of wheat that dramatically increased food production in Mexico, India, Pakistan and other developing nations that were facing mass starvation until he...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

Lundy Pony
2014-04-22 14:29:41

The Lundy Pony is a breed of pony from Lundy Island, England. It was developed in 1928 by Martin Coles Harman, the owner of the island. He crossbred New Forest Pony mares with a Welsh Mountain B stallion to produce the Lundy. The stallion died a year after its arrival but produced only one foal. However that foal became an exceptional stud and by the late thirties, there were so many Lundy ponies that more than 50 were sold to the mainland. During the war the herd reached 100 but with the...

Gray Pine, Pinus sabiniana
2014-04-22 11:07:33

Gray pine (Pinus sabiniana) is prevalent throughout California in the United States. The tree is also known as the Digger pine, California foothill pine, ghost pine, bull pine, and nut pine. The Gray pine grows from sea level to 4,000 feet above sea level. This pine likes 15-25 inches of rain per year and grows best in rocky, well-drained soils. This pine is a short pine growing to heights of 36-45 feet high, 105 feet in ideal growing conditions, with trunks measuring 23.6-47.2 inches in...

Landais Pony
2014-04-18 09:25:30

The Landais is a small breed of pony from southwest France mainly in the area of Pau. The Landais was believed to be developed by crossing a native French horse with an Arabian around 732 AD. In the early 1800s the breed roamed wild but was pushed into small herds by the drying of the swamps and forest harvests. The pony remained in the wild until after WW II. During the war, many ponies were killed by mines, hunted and caught to sell, thus reducing the population of the breed. Automobile...

Young Kerry Bog Pony
2014-04-17 12:16:10

The Kerry Bog Pony originated in Ireland, possibly a descendent of the Irish Hobby Horse, originally inhabiting the peat bogs of County Kerry, southwest Ireland. Although the exact origin of the Kerry Bog Pony is unknown, images from a 1617 book show similarities to the Irish Hobby as well as the Kerry Bog of today. The pony was initially used for transporting peat and kelp from the bog over a variety of terrain. Some were used to pull carts and others were for harness. When they were not...

Java Pony
2014-04-17 11:17:34

The Java Pony is one of eight breeds of ponies native to Indonesia. The Java adapted well to the tropical climate. Native horses were bred with imported Arabian and Barb horses and has developed the Java into a hearty breed. They are bred privately but also may be subsidized by the state. Because the Java is bred in this  manner, there can be a variety of differences in their characteristics around the Indonesian Islands. The Java has a small body with a deep, wide chest and a short...

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