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2014-09-15 08:30:55

Winning projects seek to improve profitability for New York Farms. SYRACUSE, N.Y., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reducing inputs, improving yields, testing new production practices, and fighting pests naturally are some of the goals for the projects researchers will test in the field next year thanks to recent grant awards. The knowledge gained will help farmers across the state improve their bottom line. The New York Farm Viability Institute (NYFVI) Board of Directors is proud to...

2014-09-14 23:02:07

A regional tour of over 40 family farms in Western NC takes place Sept 20&21. At Living Web Farms, participants will see traditional mountain agricultural techniques, learn cooking and farming skills, and can even enjoy a 4-course meal. Mills River, NC (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 Jeremy Griste prefers to do everything by hand. He’s the farm manager at the Mills River Educational Farm, a property overseen by Living Web Farms. The mission of Living Web Farms, a non-profit organization,...

2014-09-10 04:21:10

North Carolina Farmers, Businesses and Organizations Bring Local Flavors to All-Day Music Festival RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid 2014, at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre on Sept. 13, will bring together an all-star lineup and more than 20,000 fans to shine a spotlight on good food and family farmers. North Carolina farmers, businesses and nonprofit organizations are pitching in to provide concertgoers with family farm experiences that showcase the stories of food...

2014-08-08 08:27:45

DENVER, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSEMKT:FPI) (the "Company") today announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire an approximately 690-acre row crop farm in Arkansas for approximately $2.7 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to close prior to September 9, 2014, and is subject to customary closing conditions. "This farm is located within 2 miles of the other Arkansas farm that we have under contract, and is expected to create...

2014-07-23 23:10:11

TeraGanix, Inc., a Texas-based company that provides farming and gardening supplies, has recently opened a second production center in Casa Grande, Arizona. The new facility, which began selling Ag1000™ along with several other EM-1 based products on July 7th, 2014, allows TeraGanix to offer greater convenience and accessibility to its customers on the west coast. Casa Grande, Arizona (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 TeraGanix has recently announced the opening of its second production facility in...

2014-07-16 16:21:40

Alma, Ontario dairy farm recognized for their efforts during Dairy Farmers of Canada Annual General Meeting FREDERICTON, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is pleased to announce that Clovermead Farms, Inc. in Alma, Ontario, owned and operated by the Whale family, won the Dairy Farmers Sustainability Award, sponsored by DeLaval Canada. Clovermead Farms' philosophy is not just to take care of the land, but to improve it. The farm is a living example of...

2014-07-10 16:24:52

First Farm Expected to Produce Milk in First Half of 2017 ABBOTT PARK, Ill. and AUCKLAND, New Zealand, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd today announced the signing of an agreement to develop a proposed dairy farm hub in China. The strategic alliance, which is subject to Chinese regulatory approval, will leverage Fonterra's expertise in dairy nutrition and farming in China and Abbott's continued commitment to business development in...

2014-06-30 20:23:14

CARLINVILLE, Ill., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During June Dairy Month, Prairie Farms Poured It On in a big way by giving back to the communities where their farm families and employees live and work. The company donated over 10,000 gallons of milk to local Feeding America food banks to help families in need and gave away hundreds of amazing dairy-packed prize packages that gave winners a chance to give back to their favorite Our Caps, Your Cause charities. Today, Prairie Farms...

2014-06-28 16:34:34

TUM Does organic farming foster biodiversity? The answer is yes, however, the number of habitats on the land plays an important role alongside the type and intensity of farming practices. These are the findings of an international study that looked at ten regions in Europe and two in Africa. The results has been published in Nature Communications. The study shows that even organic farms have to actively support biodiversity by, for example, conserving different habitats on their holdings....

2014-06-13 16:23:53

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Agricultural Land Preservation Board announces Pennsylvania is adding 2,014 additional acres on 26 farms in 14 counties to the state's nation-leading farmland preservation program. The board preserved farms in Berks, Blair, Bucks, Cambria, Chester, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Lycoming, Northampton, Perry, Washington, Westmoreland and York counties. Since the program began in 1988, federal, state, county and local...


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Integrated farming
2013-09-20 13:33:38

Integrated farming is the practice of growing crops and raising livestock simultaneously. Integrated farming is diversification at its best. One intense example of integrated farming can be found in China where fish farming has been integrated with raising livestock, along with growing agricultural crops, such as vegetables. Other examples of integrated farming include using pigs to clear fields of rocks and roots prior to planting a crop. Poultry is used to clean up rotten fruit and...

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