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2011-10-04 07:00:00

Recirculating Farms Coalition: Statement of Executive Director, Marianne Cufone NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by News One ranked New Orleans, Louisiana as the worst food desert in the United States. Just a few weeks prior, Travel and Leisure Magazine dubbed New Orleans "America's Best City for Foodies". This dichotomy highlights two vastly different food experiences in New Orleans. How does this happen? Like in many places around the United States and...

2011-09-21 11:15:00

Food security, income for Haiti's rural residents goal of five-year program NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heifer International has committed to help rebuild rural communities and to improve economic opportunities through livestock inputs and management in Haiti as part of the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. Founded by former President Bill Clinton in 2005, CGI brings world leaders from a variety of backgrounds together to create partnerships that...

2011-08-19 08:58:00

LUXEMBOURG, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ADECOAGRO S.A. (NYSE:AGRO, Bloomberg: AGRO US, Reuters. AGRO.K), one of the leading agricultural companies in South America, announced today that in line with its growth strategy, it has acquired 100% of the common shares of Compania Agroforestal de Servicios y Mandatos S.A., a company which owns a 4,960 hectare farm named "El Colorado", located in the region of Bandera, in the province of Santiago del Estero, Argentina, for a total price of US$18.0...

2011-08-17 07:30:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blount International, Inc. (NYSE: BLT) ("Blount"), a leader in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of replacement parts and equipment for consumers and professionals in select global end markets, including forestry; lawn and garden; farm, ranch, and agriculture; and concrete cutting and finishing, today announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire GenWoods HoldCo, LLC ("Woods Holdings") and its wholly owned subsidiary,...

2011-07-22 00:01:00

Online program "ËœProducing Excellence' introduces America to our nation's hardworking farmers and ranchers. During its 95th anniversary year, Farm Credit will publish a series of customer profiles online at FarmCredit.com/ProducingExcellence that celebrate agribusiness leaders and entrepreneurs in American agriculture. Additionally, users can learn more about Farm Credit's 95-year legacy through an interactive historic timeline. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 21, 2011 Today, Farm Credit...

2011-07-21 12:18:00

KANSAS CITY, Kan., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Farm Aid and the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame announced that Farm Aid founder and president Willie Nelson will be inducted into the Agricultural Hall of Fame. Nelson will be honored in a ceremony to take place on the morning before Farm Aid's 2011 concert scheduled for August 13 at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. "We want to recognize Mr. Nelson for his long commitment to America's family...

2011-06-30 07:00:00

NORWICH, N.Y., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Agro Farma, maker of Chobani, America's #1 yogurt brand, announced their acquisition of Bead Foods Pty Ltd, an Australian manufacturer and leading distributor of an innovative range of dairy products, including the Gippsland Dairy brand. This deal makes Bead Foods a wholly owned subsidiary of Agro Farma International. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110630/CG28259LOGO) Established in July 2001, Bead Foods manufactures retail...

2011-06-15 07:00:00

BEIJING, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Deyu Agriculture Corp. (OTCBB: DEYU) ("Deyu" or "the Company"), a Beijing, China based vertically integrated producer and distributor of organic and non-organic corn and grain products, announced that the Company was recently chosen by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to help direct its new program entitled "Developing Value Chain Pattern for Coarse Grain Deep Processing in Shanxi Province." The project...

2011-06-13 09:34:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SignalDemand today announced that Fonterra, a global leader in dairy nutrition, has selected the SignalDemand EnterpriseOptimizer(TM) solution to optimize their mix and lead in volatile markets. EnterpriseOptimizer will be implemented for Fonterra by SignalDemand, partnered by IBM Global Business Services as a part of the IBM Consumer Products Industry Framework. Fonterra will use EnterpriseOptimizer to coordinate raw material inputs,...

2011-06-13 04:55:00

SWINDON, England, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - The National Trust has revealed that it will be broadcasting the birth of a foal live over the internet as part of its MyFarm experiment*. Queenie, the only Shire Horse [http://www.my-farm.org.uk/news-and-blog/queenies-having-a-baby ] mare at Wimpole Home Farm in Cambridgeshire is preparing to give birth, and the live streaming - which can be viewed now - is a key part of the MyFarm project...


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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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