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2008-07-29 12:00:00

By Chris Woodka, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 29--Federal disaster designation is being sought for 22 counties affected by drought. On Friday, Gov. Bill Ritter asked for a federal disaster declaration, which would provide eligibility for loans or debt relief for farmers and ranchers, from Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer. U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., on Monday asked Shafer to extend emergency measures in the state. Ritter in June requested that haying and grazing be...

2008-07-07 09:00:32

Agriculture researcher carries first torch in China's "Green Silicon Valley" By sportswriter Zhang Rongfeng YANGLING, Northwest China, July 3 (Xinhua) -- China's agriculture researcher Shan Lun carried the first torch in Yangling, China's "Green Silicon Valley", in Thursday's Olympic torch relay. The 76-year-old Shan is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, a renowned scientist in crop physiology and ecology, a doctoral supervisor and specially-invited professor....


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Dryland Farming
2013-03-15 11:32:48

Dryland farming is farming without the aid of irrigation and only with the amount of rain fall given by Mother Nature. Dryland farming is typical in arid regions such as Southwestern United States, Mexico, the Middle East, and other regions that are known for growing grains. Dryland farming is practiced in all parts of Australia with the exception of the Northern Territory. Process Dryland farming involves the constant assessing of the amount of moisture present or lacking for any given...

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