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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...

2011-02-10 01:38:09

ICRAF hails International Year Of Forests Trees growing on farms will be essential to future development. As the number of trees in forests is declining every year, the number of trees on farms is increasing. Marking the launch of the International Year of Forest by the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF9) in New York on 29 January, Dennis Garrity, the Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre, highlighted the importance of mixing trees with agriculture, the practice known as...

2011-02-02 11:31:00

GREELEY, Colo., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three contract growers for Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NYSE: PPC) were honored last week by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association for environmental excellence at their family-owned farms. The awards were presented at the annual International Poultry Exposition show in Atlanta. It marks the first time in the history of the award that three regional winners grow for the same company. U.S. Poultry & Egg Association's Family Farm...

2011-02-01 00:37:30

Organic Valley, the nation's largest organic farmer-owned cooperative, is proud to announce that today 10 of its farmer-owners are receiving National Dairy Quality Awards for 2010 at the National Mastitis Council's annual meeting in Arlington, Va. La Farge, WI (PRWEB) January 31, 2011 Organic Valley, the nation's largest organic farmer-owned cooperative, is proud to announce that today 10 of its farmer-owners are receiving National Dairy Quality Awards for 2010 at the National Mastitis...

2011-01-08 10:45:00

Celebrates Many Agricultural Accomplishments during the Past Eight Years HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today kicked off the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show by welcoming visitors to celebrate the time-honored tradition and its thousands of exhibitors and volunteers. "In the past eight years, we have accomplished a great deal to ensure this vital sector of our economy remains vibrant and is well-positioned for growth in the future,"...

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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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