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2014-03-28 23:03:42

Always offering the best quality for its customers, Storage Sheds Outlet, a leading online store for outdoor shelters, is now offering hardwearing and affordable greenhouses that are innovatively designed for a richer gardening experience. Ponderay, ID (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Always offering the best quality for its customers, Storage Sheds Outlet, a leading online store for outdoor shelters, is now offering hardwearing and affordable greenhouses that are innovatively designed for a richer...

2014-03-28 23:03:20

Tyson Foods and LULAC donated nearly 32,000 pounds of food to food banks in Milwaukee in order to help address hunger disparities in the area. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Today, Tyson Foods and LULAC donated nearly 32,000 pounds of food to food banks in Milwaukee in order to help address hunger disparities in the area. Attending the donation event, were representatives from Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, UMOS Inc., Racine County Food Bank, Waukesha Food Pantry, and the...

2014-03-28 23:00:33

Discover Teas, located in Williamsburg and Newport News, celebrated the third anniversary of its opening with open houses at both store locations on Saturday, March 15. Williamsburg, Virginia (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Discover Teas, with a strong online presence and shops located in Williamsburg and Newport News, celebrated the third anniversary of its opening with open houses at both store locations on Saturday, March 15. The first store, which opened in March 2011, is located in the...

2014-03-27 23:30:48

Norway Gardens is committed to helping their customers find success in their gardening endeavors. Following are great tips for controlling weeds in your lawn and landscape. Monticello Indiana (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 This week temperatures in our area are fluctuating from highs in the lower sixties to highs in the upper twenties. Welcome to early Spring in north central Indiana! This time of year we are all eager to be able to get outside and begin our spring clean up chores. One question...

2014-03-27 23:24:00

Precision Farming market research report provides in-depth analysis and categorizes global market on the basis of technology, components, application and geography. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/precision-farming-market-1243.html) (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 According to a new market research report "Precision Farming Market by Technology (GPS/GNSS, GIS, Remote Sensing & VRT), Components (Automation & Control, Sensors, FMS), Applications (Yield Monitoring, VRA,...

2014-03-27 23:22:03

The Potato Farming industry has benefited from several factors over the five years to 2014, including the wide acceptance of industry products which has helped sustain steady demand from downstream markets, and over the five years to 2019, the industry will continue to benefit from increasing demand from emerging economies and the growing popularity of organic and niche potato varieties, which will create new markets for industry products and contribute to rising industry revenue. For...

2014-03-27 23:02:26

Though wool is still the larger product segment, over the past five years many sheep farmers have shifted production in favour of meat processing. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Sheep Farming industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Operators in the Sheep Farming industry in Australia have faced mixed conditions over the past five years. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Brooke Tonkin, “waning industry...

2014-03-27 20:20:36

BOSTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust, Conservation Law Foundation and the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group released a report today geared toward generating a serious discussion on building a sustainable, regional food system in six New England states. The report, New England Food Policy: Building A Sustainable Food System, is the result of nearly two years of research and interviews with key players in the food system on how to increase...

2014-03-27 12:31:53

New videos show dairy farmers' commitment to producing high quality milk MONTRÉAL, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) recently launched a new website dedicated to the commitment of dairy farmers and the quality of Canadian milk. The website, www.CanadianMilk.ca, provides information about 100% Canadian milk and includes six videos about healthy cows, safety standards, accountability, strict regulations, consistent quality, and innovation - all of upmost...

2014-03-27 12:30:14

BURNABY, British Columbia, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The processed package food and fruits & vegetables accounted for the highest revenue share in Germany's organic food market Increasing purchasing power and consumer health concerns are significantly contributing towards the robust growth in organic food sales across the globe. In 2013, North America accounted for more than one third of the overall global demand for organic food, followed closely by Europe....


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Landais Pony
2014-04-18 09:25:30

The Landais is a small breed of pony from southwest France mainly in the area of Pau. The Landais was believed to be developed by crossing a native French horse with an Arabian around 732 AD. In the early 1800s the breed roamed wild but was pushed into small herds by the drying of the swamps and forest harvests. The pony remained in the wild until after WW II. During the war, many ponies were killed by mines, hunted and caught to sell, thus reducing the population of the breed. Automobile...

Young Kerry Bog Pony
2014-04-17 12:16:10

The Kerry Bog Pony originated in Ireland, possibly a descendent of the Irish Hobby Horse, originally inhabiting the peat bogs of County Kerry, southwest Ireland. Although the exact origin of the Kerry Bog Pony is unknown, images from a 1617 book show similarities to the Irish Hobby as well as the Kerry Bog of today. The pony was initially used for transporting peat and kelp from the bog over a variety of terrain. Some were used to pull carts and others were for harness. When they were not...

Java Pony
2014-04-17 11:17:34

The Java Pony is one of eight breeds of ponies native to Indonesia. The Java adapted well to the tropical climate. Native horses were bred with imported Arabian and Barb horses and has developed the Java into a hearty breed. They are bred privately but also may be subsidized by the state. Because the Java is bred in this  manner, there can be a variety of differences in their characteristics around the Indonesian Islands. The Java has a small body with a deep, wide chest and a short...

Hokkaido Pony
2014-04-17 11:01:25

The Hokkaido Pony is a breed of pony native to Japan. It is an old breed but very rare. It is most likely a descendent of the now extinct Nanbu, a military horse, but no confirmation of this exists. It is believed that the Hokkaido Pony was transported from Honshu by fishermen in the spring months between 1600 and 1800. The ponies were left in Hokkaido when the fishermen returned to Honshu in the fall. The fishermen would return in the spring with new ponies and also use the surviving...

Highland Pony
2014-04-14 08:25:02

The Highland Pony is one of the largest breeds of pony of the mountain and moorland pony breeds. It is native to Scotland and the British Isles. Originally used as a work horse dating back to the 1880s, but now the pony is mainly used for driving, trekking and riding, but some are still used for working. Some breeders specifically develop Highland Ponies for packing deer from the mountains and limited timber extraction. Two types of Highland’s were originally bred, a small pony of the...

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