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2011-10-12 07:00:00

The Agricultural Website of Dr. agr. Volker Kleinhenz now features a report jointly developed with the School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). It covers all aspects of the baby corn value chain in Thailand including primary production, postharvest, B2B certification and commercialization on domestic and international markets. Phnom Penh, Cambodia (PRWEB) October 12, 2011 The report on "Baby Corn Production, Processing and Marketing...

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...

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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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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'