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2014-08-28 23:17:26

A first for one of Dow AgroScience's suppliers, Floralife, a leader in the postharvest floriculture industry, receives the External Manufacturer of the Year Award for 2013. Walterboro, S.C. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Floralife, a leader in the postharvest floriculture industry, receives the External Manufacturer of the Year Award for 2013 from AgroFresh. A wholly owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company and a global business unit of Dow AgroSciences LLC, AgroFresh is an innovator in...

2014-08-28 23:08:18

New KIDS’ SHARE Launches in Greater Boston Watertown, MA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Siena Farms, in partnership with ChopChop Kids, Inc., is delighted to present its new Kids’ Share, which is designed for children ages 6-12. The Siena Farms Kids’ Share will encourage kids (and their parents) to get into the kitchen, have some fun, and cook real food from their very own vegetable share. Each week the Kids’ Share will be themed and recipe-focused. In addition to the farm’s fabulous...

2014-08-28 23:04:00

USDA-GIPSA (Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration) has approved Charm’s newest quantitative test for the detection of 5 to 100 ppb aflatoxin in a single 5 minute assay. The ROSA WET-S5 Aflatoxin Quantitative Test (AFQ-WETS5) utilizes Charm’s patented Water Extraction Technology (WET), eliminating the need for ethanol or methanol to extract mycotoxins. Lawrence, MA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 “This kit has an improved extraction efficiency and provides users a single...

2014-08-28 16:27:48

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Buckeye Health Plan (Buckeye), formerly known as Buckeye Community Health Plan, today announced a new name and look designed to project the innovative, customer-centered mission and goals of the company. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140828/141154 During the past few years, Buckeye has experienced growth in its member base and has expanded across the State of Ohio. "We are celebrating this growth with a new, updated logo and a...

2014-08-28 12:23:17

LAWSUIT ALLEGES DECEPTIVE MARKETING PRACTICES, POOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, HARM TO RESIDENTS NEAR LARGE GUATEMALA BANANA PLANTATION SEATTLE, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Consumer Protection Act lawsuit has been filed against Chiquita Brands International (CQB), alleging unfair and deceptive marketing practices. The lawsuit, filed by Seattle based Water and Sanitation Health (WASH) (Federal District Court Case number: 2:14-CV-00010-RAJ) claims that Chiquita "advertises that...

herding sheep
2014-08-28 05:49:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Watching a shepherd and his sheepdog tend to the flock is a thing of beauty. There seems to be an unspoken communication between the two for when and how to gather the sheep. There are even competitions, such as the World Sheepdog Trials in Scotland, to showcase this intimate working relationship. But how do the sheepdogs know what to do? A new study led by Swansea University has found that sheepdogs have just two simple rules they use...

2014-08-27 23:15:13

Brand Wants to Unmask the Health Benefits of the Misunderstood, Nutritional Powerhouse Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 All Botanical has announced the major expansion of its Green Magic line in the United States, bringing its hemp infused products to more consumers across the American market. From nutritional supplements to skin care products, the company believes that items made from its organically grown hemp will unlock unique health benefits. “The plant is a rich source of...

2014-08-27 23:14:33

Daniel Murphy of Murphy’s Tree Service and Stump Munchers from Wayne, PA is just one of the master arborists who will be present for X Week in Maryland the week after Labor Day. Through their videos posted on YouTube, these tree surgeons have brought their amazing skills into the public eye--but do not try this at home! Wayne, PA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Murphy’s Tree Service in Wayne, PA will have a week without its arborist, Daniel Murphy, the week after Labor Day. Murphy will join...

2014-08-27 20:22:23

LONDON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Natural and Organic Foods and Beverages in the U.S., 4th Edition https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/569842/Natural-and-Organic-Foods-and-Beverages-in-the-US-4th-Edition.html U.S. retail sales of natural and organic foods and beverages rose 5.5% to nearly $53.5 billion in 2014, 53% higher than sales five years earlier, with the organic foods sector leaping ahead 12.5% in 2014....

2014-08-27 08:29:19

DALLAS, August 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Vegetable Seeds Market: Trends and Opportunities (2014-2019)" research report to its store. This report is of 62 pages and published in August 2014. Asia is the largest market for vegetable seeds followed by Europe, North America, South America and Africa. The vegetables market is divided into 6 main crop groupings and 17 major crops. Solanaceae is the largest group that consists of tomato, pepper and...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

Arapawa Sheep
2014-09-16 10:49:57

The Arapawa sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that is typically only found on Arapawa Island in New Zealand. It is thought that this breed has been isolated on the island since 1867 and although there are many theories regarding its origin, it is most widely accepted that it is a descendant Merino strains from Australia. Because the Arapawa sheep has lived in an area with harsh terrain for so long, it often looks hunched over in appearance, carrying its tail and head in a downward...

Welsh Harlequin
2014-09-08 20:14:56

The Welsh harlequin is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in Wales during the twentieth century. Its development began in 1949, when Leslie Bonnet found a coloration mutation in one member of his flock of Khaki Campbells. By 1968, after selectively breeding his flock to hold this color, eggs that would hatch successfully were brought to the United States and later live ducks were imported. It was officially recognized by the American Poultry Association in 2001. The Welsh...

Magpie Duck
2014-09-08 12:28:35

The magpie duck is a breed of domestic duck that originated in the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century. The breed was developed by Oliver Drake and M.C. Gower-Williams, who most likely used selective breeding techniques with the Belgian Huttegem, a breed that was highly similar to the magpie duck. Although it was brought to the United States in 1963 and accepted by the American Standard of Perfection in 1977, it did not become well known in that area until 1984. The weight of the...

Indian Runner Duck
2014-09-05 13:17:55

The Indian runner duck is a breed of domestic duck that was found in the East Indies, although it is not thought that the breed originated from this area. It is thought that the term “Indian” may have been used in an exaggerating manner, signifying a port where the breed was shipped from or the men from the East India Company who transported them. This breed became well known for its egg-laying abilities in the United States and Europe during the late nineteenth century. The first...

Wessex Saddleback
2014-09-05 10:36:48

The Wessex saddleback, also known as the Wessex pig, is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Wessex. Its complete origin is unknown, with some stating that is was developed by crossing the Old English sheeted pig and a breed of black pig from the New Forest region. Many suggest that the breed is one of the few to have been mostly unaffected by crossbreeding with Neapolitan pigs, which would mean that it would be highly similar to the landrace pig that once roamed through Britain’s...

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