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2014-03-20 12:37:34

New Potato Recipe from Hungry Girl Perfect for April Showers and May Flowers DENVER, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the weather warms, fresh and colorful ingredients become more and more abundant on our plates. This spring, allow the many types of potatoes to be star ingredients in your recipes, and add nutritional value and a variety of colors, flavors and textures to your favorite dishes. Need inspiration? Take a lesson from Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien who is known for creating...

2014-03-20 12:33:00

DALLAS, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Dairy Ingredients Market by Type (Milk Powder, Whey Ingredients, Lactose, MPC & MPI, Casein & Caseinates), by Application (Bakery & Confectionery, Dairy, Convenience Foods, Infant Milk Formula, Sports & Clinical Nutrition) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018", defines and segments the dairy ingredients market with an analysis and forecasting of the market value and volume of dairy ingredients and its...

Future Heat Waves Could Threaten Global Food Supply
2014-03-20 09:37:27

Institute of Physics Heat waves could significantly reduce crop yields and threaten global food supply if climate change is not tackled and reversed. This is according to a new study led by researchers at the University of East Anglia and published today, 20 March, in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters, which has, for the first time, estimated the global effects of extreme temperatures and elevated levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) on the production of maize, wheat and...

2014-03-20 04:22:18

DUBLIN, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x8hv3s/precision_farming) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Precision Farming Market" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x8hv3s/precision_farming ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Precision farming is defined on the basis of technologies that enable...

2014-03-19 23:33:30

Discover the secret to spring gardening success with growing mixes from PRO-MIX. (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 All great gardeners share one secret to success: soil. They know the most important step to a beautiful garden is filling beds and containers with the best soil. They understand that high-quality and nutritious soil doesn’t just happen, but like a great recipe, is created by understanding soil type, structure and drainage. They know rich soil is crafted by mixing beneficial...

2014-03-19 23:29:59

Lorna Grande, a Massachusetts veterinarian, has taken her passion for pups and created an educational website aimed at informing future dog owners about reputable versus unethical puppy breeders. http://www.PupQuest.org addresses simple but often-overlooked steps to find a healthy pet from a reputable source. Pittsfield, MA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 No law in the country prevents puppy-mill operators from selling sick and unsocialized dogs via the Internet to unsuspecting families. One...

2014-03-19 08:31:24

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), a global agribusiness and food company, today announced the following management appointments, both effective May 1: -- Raul Padilla, currently Managing Director, Bunge Global Agribusiness and CEO, Bunge Product Lines, will become CEO, Bunge Brazil, based in Sao Paulo. -- Brian Thomsen, currently Managing Director, Grains & Oilseeds Product Lines, will succeed Mr. Padilla as...

2014-03-19 08:30:09

GMO Answers seeks to open new dialogue on GMOs and how our food is grown WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The results of a new national survey, commissioned by GMO Answers and the Council for Biotechnology Information, identify the leading questions consumers have about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and how our food is grown. The survey was conducted in order to identify, for the first time, the top 10 questions consumers have about GMOs and to open up...

2014-03-18 20:22:35

Major U.S. farmers call for immigration reform to be passed this year WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a New American Economy and the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform today released a new report showing how American families are eating more imported fresh produce today than ever before, in substantial part because U.S. fresh produce growers lack enough labor to expand their production and compete with foreign importers. "American consumers want fresh...

2014-03-18 08:34:30

New Research Illustrates Statewide Community Impact of Strawberry Farming WATSONVILLE, Calif., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the California Strawberry Commission released a first-ever statewide economic report detailing the $3.4 billion economic contributions of strawberry farming to the state. The report titled, Sustaining California Communities: Economic Contributions of Strawberry Farming (February 2014) showcases the positive impact strawberries have on local...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

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...

Hokkaido Pony
2014-04-17 11:01:25

The Hokkaido Pony is a breed of pony native to Japan. It is an old breed but very rare. It is most likely a descendent of the now extinct Nanbu, a military horse, but no confirmation of this exists. It is believed that the Hokkaido Pony was transported from Honshu by fishermen in the spring months between 1600 and 1800. The ponies were left in Hokkaido when the fishermen returned to Honshu in the fall. The fishermen would return in the spring with new ponies and also use the surviving...

Highland Pony
2014-04-14 08:25:02

The Highland Pony is one of the largest breeds of pony of the mountain and moorland pony breeds. It is native to Scotland and the British Isles. Originally used as a work horse dating back to the 1880s, but now the pony is mainly used for driving, trekking and riding, but some are still used for working. Some breeders specifically develop Highland Ponies for packing deer from the mountains and limited timber extraction. Two types of Highland’s were originally bred, a small pony of the...

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