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2014-10-06 16:27:59

GMO Answers Invites Consumers to Join the Online Conversation WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers are making a conscious effort to get to know more about how their food is grown - planting gardens, going to farmers markets, and searching online for answers. This month GMO Answers (www.GMOAnswers.com) invites the public to "Get to Know GMOs"-- to ask their toughest questions and join the conversation. "With the coming of October, we welcome a new fall season, a new...

2014-10-06 12:24:45

Cheese Facility Workers Join Teamsters Local 662 to Improve Working Conditions LENA, Wis., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Workers at the Saputo Inc. (TSE: SAP) cheese production facility in Lena, Wisc., have voted overwhelmingly, 367 to 79, in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 662 in Green Bay, Wisc. There are 459 production, maintenance and warehouse workers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO "We are proud to welcome these brothers and sisters...

2014-10-05 23:00:29

Adverse weather has affected local supply and contributed to high levels of industry revenue volatility over the past five years. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Grain Growing industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 Operators in the Grain Growing industry in Australia are highly export-oriented and produce crops such as wheat, barley, sorghum and other grains. The industry has sustained high levels of revenue...

2014-10-03 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) responded last week to a legal petition from 20 farm, consumer, and environmental groups by reinstating some authorities of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), while continuing to limit the Board's advisory authority. The NOSB was established by Congress in 1990 to operate as a permanent independent authority. In May of this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

2014-10-02 23:06:18

The popularity of organic meat has surged over the past five years, contributing to rapid growth and expansion at the farming level. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming industry in Australia to its growing industry report collection. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 Originally considered alternative food only purchased in local markets, organic food is becoming increasingly popular with consumers....

2014-10-02 20:20:59

The Organic Center trustees hear updates on health, soil projects WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of The Organic Center's Board of Trustees gathered at Harvard University this week for their annual retreat and for scientific briefings on collaborative research on organic's impact on the health of humans and the environment. After hearing the updates, they reported that preliminary findings of the research support the benefits of organic food and farming and show...

2014-10-02 16:26:55

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CannaVest Corp. (OTCBB: CANV), a leading supplier of cannabidiol (CBD) based compounds and products, will be showcasing their range of PlusCBD Oil(TM) and retail products in Booth #22023 at the SupplySide West trade show on October 6-10, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. In its fifteenth year, the show is billed as the world's largest expo gathering for ingredient suppliers and finished product manufacturers. This year, the expo will be showcasing...

2014-10-02 12:28:16

LONDON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agrochemicals or agricultural chemicals are chemical products that are used in agriculture such as pesticides, fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, etc. This can also include hormones and other chemical growth agents. Usually agrochemicals are toxic and pose an environmental risk. Therefore, the market for agrochemicals is strictly regulated. In this report, we categorize agricultural chemicals into fertilizers and pesticides....

2014-10-01 23:14:16

Turf Feeding Systems, a Texas fergitation company, is helping two olive growers in South Texas reduce the high losses of young trees and increase new growth on the young saplings. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 The olive industry is increasing across Texas with over 40 member growers in the Texas Olive Grower Association and Council. Additionally, new growers are planting orchards each year. Turf Feeding Systems installed one of their fertigation systems in August 2014 at the...

2014-10-01 23:04:02

The Nitrogenous Fertilizers in Fruits & Vegetables market report defines and segments this market with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/applications/nitrogenous-fertilizers-in-fruits-vegetables-8781120790.html (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 The market for Nitrogenous Fertilizers in Fruits & Vegetables is estimated to grow from $15,898.1 million in 2013, to $17,602.8 million by 2018, at a CAGR of 2.1% during the forecast period. Browse through the TOC...


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Papaver orientale
2014-10-16 11:34:49

Papaver orientale is a species of flowering plant. This perennial plant (surviving more than 2 years)may also be referred to as the Oriental poppy and it is a member of the Papaveraceae family. P. orientale can be found in northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. P. orientale commonly grows between 2 and 3 feet and its flowers will commonly bloom from June till July. Flowers are scarlet red, orange or pink in color with purple centers. Long stalks produce thistle-like gray or green leaves...

Papaver nudicaule
2014-10-15 11:29:10

Papaver nudicaule is a flowering plant species. This species may also be referred to as the Arctic poppy or the Iceland poppy. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. This plant is a short- lived species that is commonly grown as a biennial or annual plant. P. nudicaule plants can be found in the Asian mountain areas and north into arctic regions in Europe and North America. P. nudicaule produces large, fragrant flowers that can be grown in a variety of different colors from white,...

Karakul
2014-10-14 10:22:10

The Karakul, also known as the Qaraqul, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in Central Asia and is thought to have been raised in that area since 1400 BC. Because it has been raised in the desert regions of Central Asia, it is extremely hardy and can survive in arid conditions with little water by storing fat in its tail. This breed is raised in the deserts of Namibia and was introduced into that area by German scientists during the early twentieth century. The Karakul often...

Hog Island Sheep
2014-10-14 10:12:48

The Hog Island sheep is a breed of feral sheep that resides on Hog Island in Virginia. The breed descended from domestic sheep that were brought to the island during the 1700’s. Most likely the sheep used to develop the hog island sheep were modern English sheep, but Merino sheep could have been present on the island. It became feral between the 1930’s and 1940’s after a storm forced the evacuation of the island, leaving some sheep behind to live free of human intervention. During the...

Herdwick
2014-10-10 08:58:14

The Herdwick is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to North West England and was named from the Old Norse term herdvyck, which means sheep pasture. Its origin is unknown, but it is thought that the ancestors of this breed were brought to the area by Norse settlers between the tenth and eleventh centuries. Another theory suggests that its ancestors were introduced to the area after a Spanish Armada crashed. Despite its unknown origin, this breed has been important to the Lake District...

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reremouse
  • A bat.
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