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2008-09-19 15:00:37

By Anonymous We go to the grocery store and we assume the shelves will be fully stocked, the freezers overflowing with choices of food. Increases in the cost of some of our favorite foods recently have revealed just how vulnerable we are to changes in the food supply. A sensible farm policy is essential to ensure that food is available and affordable for all Americans. Congress moved closer last week to passing a farm bill, but issues still need to be hammered out and President Bush has...

2008-09-18 12:30:00

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Brandi Horton for Farm Aid, +1-703-307-8891, bhorton@vancomm.com Willie Nelson to Deliver Initial Relief Funds inHomeStateofTexasand Across theGulfCoast SOMERVILLE, Mass., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/--Farm Aid today announced that initial grants would be made to southern farm and faith-based organizations to support family farmers hardest hit by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav. "We might not know the full extent of the damage yet, but we do know that family...

2008-09-17 12:00:19

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Maria Enie, +1-202-331-4323, menie@vancomm.com, for Farm Aid SOMERVILLE, Mass., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid today announced the launch of its web-based Farmer Resource Network to help farmers answer the consumer call for more quality family- farmed foods. Across the country, more people are reaching for local, organic and sustainably-grown food from family farms. Farm Aid's Farmer Resource Network links family farmers to new and innovative...

2008-09-11 00:00:16

By LAURA DALE Dartmoor farmers have been refused planning permission to build an agricultural worker's home for their son for the second time. Teignbridge councillors voted to refuse planning permission for an agricultural dwelling house on land at Little Bovey Farm just minutes after granting permission for an agricultural worker's home at a Denbury farm. The Vooght family, from Bovey Tracey, expanded their livestock business to incorporate dairy farming and need more accommodation on...

2008-09-08 12:00:28

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/913312/report_on_organic) has announced the addition of the "Report on Organic Markets 2008" report to their offering. Prices rise as growing consumer demand, increased competition from biofuels worsen supply squeeze for organic farmers and manufacturers Today's U.S. organic industry is straddling two extremes. On one side, the industry is continuing to experience an enormous growth rate that, as industry veteran and...

2008-09-02 03:00:18

By Barbieri, Carla Mahoney, Edward; Butler, Larry ABSTRACT Pressure to adopt enhanced production technologies, changing government support policies, increasing and more diverse competition, and changing markets have posed economic challenges to North American farmers over the past two decades. As a response, farmers are adjusting their production model by incorporating agricultural related enterprises. Although there is evidence that farm diversification is occurring throughout North...

2008-09-01 03:00:12

By Wolf, Susan REGION As oil prices seem to hit new records just about every day, the increases affect the way everyone does business, including farms. But careful planning can help to keep profits reasonable, said local farmers. "It's just been unbelievable," said Andrew Flinchbaugh, co-owner of Flinchbaugh's Orchard and Farm Market in Hellam Township, York County. "Historically, we haven't seen this amount of increase before." Fertilizer prices have tripled, and the company's line of...

2008-08-19 12:00:39

NORTHFIELD, Ill. and LAWRENCE, Kan., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Nature's Premium Brand, a leader in premium, all-natural fresh pork, is the first North American pork company to track DNA for reliable and accurate traceability back to the farm where the animals were raised. Nature's Premium will use IdentiGEN's DNA TraceBack(R) system, a USDA Process Verified, DNA-based traceback system, for indisputable product verification. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080819/LATU023)...

2008-08-03 12:00:23

By Victor Davis Hanson The latest round of global agricultural trade negotiations that began seven years ago in Doha, Qatar, collapsed in acrimony this week in Geneva. While India and China are getting the blame for refusing to reduce import tariffs and farm subsidies, you can assume that trade officials in Europe and the United States are breathing a sigh of relief that they aren't going to have to limit their own protectionism. Nothing new here. Nor is it a staggering blow to world...

2008-07-27 15:00:33

By Simone Peloquin, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Jul. 27--hese days, with skyrocketing food prices, stories about animal cruelty at corporate farms and food disease outbreaks, many consumers are turning to organic foods. "I would never buy meat from a grocery store. I would rather become a vegetarian," said Janet Brunner, co-owner of Midvalleyvu Family Farm in Arkansaw. In particular, many people are turning to organic meats. In 2007, there were 918 certified organic farms in...


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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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