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2015-05-14 12:34:25

SIOUX CITY, Iowa, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods announced today the formation of a joint venture, with equal ownership, to construct a new pork processing facility

2015-05-13 20:24:07

PINEHURST, N.C., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health is the developer of the Assisi Loop(TM), an effective non-pharmaceutical and anti-inflammatory device (NPAID).

2015-05-13 16:36:23

State-of-the-Art Facility Dedicated to Improving Wheat and Soybean Crops for Growers in Nebraska and Around the World BEAVER CROSSING, Neb., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As

2015-05-13 16:36:20

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard (Dick) Rogers, Principal Scientist / Entomologist, Bayer Bee Care Center for Bayer CropScience LP, today issued the

2015-05-13 12:23:33

Glenwood, Minn., farm selected for overall environmental effort, including using wasp larvae to control flies ARDEN HILLS, Minn., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dorrich Dairy in Glenwood, Minnesota,

2015-05-13 08:25:15

Summer losses eclipse winter losses for the first time on record according to study led by University of Maryland professor COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

2015-05-12 23:10:03

Royal Flush Havanese shares information on traveling by airplane with a canine. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) May 12, 2015 Traveling with a canine companion

2015-05-12 23:00:40

Kind LED grow lights are now being used in vertical farming applications.

2015-05-12 16:23:59

Herbicides, Fungicides, Insecticides, Bio-Pesticides and Adjuvants LONDON, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Report DetailsSince the discovery of DDT in the 1940s, chemical

2015-05-12 12:35:12

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The partnership between Realtors(®) and the Rural Housing Service supports homeownership in rural areas and helps those communities thrive, according


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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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.