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2014-07-10 23:07:40

DMG Productions explores the latest innovations in crop production. Woodland, CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Ag Seeds announced today they will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer, airing fourth quarter on RFD-TV. American Farmer will explore Ag Seeds, founded in 1975, whose mission is to identify and sell genetics that are adapted to the changing needs of California Agriculture and that contribute to the sustainable production of safe and nutritious food. American Farmer will...

2014-07-10 16:24:52

First Farm Expected to Produce Milk in First Half of 2017 ABBOTT PARK, Ill. and AUCKLAND, New Zealand, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd today announced the signing of an agreement to develop a proposed dairy farm hub in China. The strategic alliance, which is subject to Chinese regulatory approval, will leverage Fonterra's expertise in dairy nutrition and farming in China and Abbott's continued commitment to business development in...

2014-07-10 12:34:19

TORONTO, July 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The goal was to raise $10 and create a few laughs, but as of July 9, Zack Danger Brown has raised more than $70,000 on Kickstarter so that he can make...potato salad. For the team at Jack Astor's, the next logical step is bringing the Internet-famous potato salad to the people! After hearing about Brown's campaign, the Jack Astor's marketing team thought a partnership would be a perfect fit. The restaurant has offered to fly Brown to one of their 39...

2014-07-10 08:30:27

Organization is searching to find standout farmers and ranchers to represent their industry to the world through Faces of Farming & Ranching program CHESTERFIELD, Mo., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to today's agriculture, the pictures and perceptions of farmers and ranchers often do not match reality. There are many examples of great farmers and ranchers all over the country doing wonderful things to bring food to the table for those around the world. But few of those...

2014-07-10 08:22:27

HIA Statement Clarifies Production of Hemp Oil vs. Cannabidiol Products and Calls for Clarification in Marketplace among CBD Manufacturers WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hemp Industries Association, the non-profit North American hemp trade association, has published its position on the misbranding of cannabidiol (CBD) products as 'hemp oil.' The statement explains the difference between hemp oil and CBD extracts in terms of their respective uses and means of...

2014-07-10 08:20:57

Potential regulatory changes could limit corn and soybean output and cost Ontario's economy OTTAWA, July 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Restricting the use of neonicotinoids -- an insecticide commonly used by crop farmers -- could reduce revenues from corn and soybean production by more than $630 million per year in Ontario. The province's gross domestic product would be cut by nearly $440 million if neonicotinoids were not available for use, according to a Conference Board of Canada report issued...

2014-07-09 08:22:44

BALTIMORE, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The summer mosquito season is in full force, and as the weather heats up and summer rains fall, mosquitoes are at their peak season of breeding. The greater the mosquito population, the more chances there are of getting bitten by the bothersome, disease-carrying pests. So the heat of summertime is the perfect time to remember the Four D's of mosquito bite prevention. "Exposure to mosquitoes increases the risk of painful mosquito bites and the...

2014-07-08 23:10:23

The new program by Field to Market, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, will focus on benchmarking current sustainability outcomes, catalyzing continuous improvement at the field and landscape level, and enabling supply chain sourcing claims. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Today, Field to Market®, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture announced the launch of a new agricultural supply chain program for U.S. commodity crops. The Field to Market metrics and benchmarks...

2014-07-08 23:03:55

RnRMarketResearch.com offers 2018 forecasts for cattle feed market and cattle feed additives industry in a new research report available under animal and livestock feed category of its library. Published in July 2014, this business intelligence report says the market for the dairy segment was the largest in 2013, and is projected to grow with the increasing demand for milk and dairy products in the industry. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 The cattle feed market is projected to reach...

2014-07-08 20:22:32

Protease Allows For Alternative Sources of Protein in Swine and Poultry Rations ST. LOUIS, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- High corn and soy prices have poultry and swine producers seeking alternative protein sources. Previously, nutritionists have discounted using sorghum as an alternative ingredient as it contains proteins that are difficult to digest. Sorghum, the fourth largest crop produced in the U.S. at 389 million bushels in 2013, is also grown in many regions of the world where...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

Cachena Cattle
2014-07-14 10:54:10

The Cachena is a breed of cattle from Portugal. It is also bred in Galicia and Spain. A larger breed, the Barrosao cattle is also bred in Portugal and the Cachena is sometimes considered to be a variant of it. The Cachena was developed by crossbreeding local yellow and brown cattle breeds. The Cachena’s climate is hot and dry in the summer and cold and humid in the winter. They are distributed around the low mountain range within the Spanish Natural Park Baixa Limia-Serra do Xures. They...

British White Cattle
2014-07-12 11:57:42

The British White is a breed of cattle with a confirmed history during the 1600s but may have originated before that. Its exact origin is unknown but herds of the British White were found in Britain and Ireland dating back centuries. Original herds were kept in the Park of Whalley Abbey in the Forest of Bowland near Clitheroe. During the 1800s most of the cattle were transported to Norfolk and sold in small lots, mainly to nobility. In the early 1900s, only around 130 registered British...

British Friesian Cattle
2014-07-12 11:44:10

The British Friesian is a breed of cattle from the United Kingdom. The modern British Friesian dominated the dairy cattle population from the 1950s through the 1980s. Stock as well as semen were exported during this time throughout the world. The original Friesian breed was imported to ports of England and Scotland during the 1800s until it was stopped in 1892 when a threat of foot and mouth disease became a concern. By the end of 1912 there were 1,000 bulls and 6,000 cows registered in...

Braunvieh Cattle
2014-07-12 11:25:18

The Braunvieh is a breed of cattle that originated in Switzerland. They were originally imported to the United States during the 1800s and a modern breed was formed, the Brown Swiss. The Brown Swiss have been crossed back with the European stock of Braunvieh. The Braunvieh were reintroduced to the United States in 1983 by Harlan Doeschot from Firth, Nebraska. The Braunvieh is a docile but easy to work with breed. It has excellent milking ability, fine beef quality and reproductive...

Boran Cattle
2014-07-12 10:36:21

The Boran is a breed of beef cattle that has been in eastern Africa for over 1,000 years. The Kenyan Boran was developed from native shorthorn Zebu cattle in southern Ethiopia. The Boran Cattle Breeders Society has managed and bred the cattle since 1951. There were 454 ranches in the country that raised the Boran as of 2008. These ranches are part of five different types; group ranches, private company ranches, co-operative ranches, public company ranches and government ranches. The...

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