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2015-03-04 23:03:58

Adweek’s Best Commercial of the Week; Hope for the Future to Narrowly Avoid Bropocalypse La Farge, Wis.

2015-03-04 12:27:51

Rice, Pea, Flax, Hemp, Sacha Inchi LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 2005, Axiom Foods has been on the cutting edge of technology and bringing the world the most effective,

2015-03-04 12:22:47

Study aimed at helping farmers find ways to use water more efficiently, while increasing crop yields. DENVER, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A multi-million-dollar research project

2015-03-04 08:25:04

SEOUL, South Korea, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vegalab announced the acquisition of Ecowin, a Korea based biopesticide company, in August of last year.

2015-03-03 23:00:23

Agriculture micro nutrients are vital plant nutrients required in trace amounts. Micro nutrient enhance the quality and productivity of the crops.

2015-03-03 16:25:54

BUENA PARK, Calif., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrate Knott's delicious roots during the Boysenberry Festival, March 28 - April 12, in the theme park's historic Ghost Town.

2015-03-03 12:32:08

"Imposing mandatory E-verify without fixing our country's broken immigration system will sound the death knell for thousands of farming operations across the country," says AWC WASHINGTON,

2015-03-03 12:27:10

Increased Demand for Animal Proteins and Recent Hike in Food Prices Boost Market Growth LONDON, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Western European agricultural market is strongly driven

2015-03-02 08:36:43

Website Provides Access to Research and Extension Program Impact Across State and University System WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Association of Public Land-Grant

2015-03-02 08:36:35

Leading Producer of Certified Organic Seeds and Foods Encourages Organizations to Apply for One of Several $20,000, $10,000 and $1,000 Grants RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif., March 2, 2015


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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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