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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...

2011-05-23 08:00:00

DENVER, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A lifestyle that incorporates locally grown and produced food is sweeping the nation. People today want to know where their food comes from and that it is sustainable. This summer, Colorado combines its fresh agricultural offerings with an experiential vacation to create opportunities for travelers to get their hands dirty and enjoy the fruits of their labor on farm and ranch stays. Across Colorado, sustainable working farms and ranches have...

2011-05-02 13:11:00

Market Open Tuesdays and Fridays, May to November HARRISBURG, Pa., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Farmers Open Air Market will return to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center on May 3, providing Harrisburg-area residents and visitors an opportunity to purchase locally grown food directly from producers, acting Agriculture Secretary George Greig said today. The market will be open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday until November. "Farmers markets...

2011-04-20 00:00:30

The Green Getaways, Local Food and Travel Expo in Brooklyn is the first of its kind carbon-free event to be held at Skylight One Hanson in Downtown Brooklyn. Attendees can sample all sorts of local and regional specialites from Hudson Valley wine to Vermont cheese to artisan chocolates and maple candies from New York State. The expo will also feature local eco-friendly weekend getaways, packages, agri-tourism day trips, kid's activities and even a 300lb fake milkable cow named "Dutchess."...

2011-03-30 23:01:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More and more Americans are asking questions about where their food comes from, but few are going so far as to think about who picked it. Farmworkers remain in the shadows. A groundbreaking new report released today, Cesar Chavez Day, in honor of the labor leader who fought tirelessly for farmworker rights, shines a light into these dark corners of our nation's food system. The Inventory of Farmworker Issues and Protections in the United...

2011-03-30 16:06:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A delegation of U.S. officials representing the legislative and non-profit arenas recently traveled to Malawi to visit the Chitsanzo Milk Bulking Group. This is a smallholder dairy cooperative developed by Land O'Lakes International Development through the Malawi Dairy Development Alliance, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The visit was in support of the Obama Administration's Feed the Future food security...


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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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