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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,"...

2011-01-06 08:30:00

Sculpture Showcases Dairy Industry's Partnership with NFL HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A sculpture made from nearly 1,000 pounds of butter was unveiled today as the centerpiece of the 95th Pennsylvania Farm Show, which will open Saturday, Jan. 8. The design depicts a dairy farmer providing milk to children playing on a jungle gym and tossing a ball with a football player. "The butter sculpture is a fun way to gear up for the Pennsylvania Farm Show while...

2010-12-27 11:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Young visitors to the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show can become "Farm Show Detectives" exploring the agriculture industry by investigating where milk comes from, learning about food safety or discovering the important role farmland preservation plays in our food production, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. The eight-day show runs Jan. 8-15, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. "It is...

2010-12-21 07:00:00

BEIJING, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Deyu Agriculture Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: DEYU), a vertically integrated producer, processor, marketer and distributor of organic and other agricultural products made from corn and grains, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the land use rights to approximately 8,600 acres of farmland located in Jinzhong City, Shanxi Province. The Company paid $4.1 million in exchange for ownership rights for periods...

2010-12-16 07:00:00

BEIJING, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Deyu Agriculture Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: DEYU), a vertically integrated producer, processor, marketer and distributor of organic and other agricultural products made from corn and grains, today provided its revenue and earnings outlook for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ending December 31, 2010. For the fourth quarter of 2010, the Company expects revenue to be in the range of $31.5 to $35.0 million and net income available to common...

2010-12-10 10:00:00

BUFFALO, Minn., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Gar-Lin Dairy Farms was named Minnesota's 2010 Producers of the Year by Minnesota Milk Producers Association during the Midwest Dairy Expo on November 30 in St. Cloud, Minn. Each year Minnesota Milk recognizes one outstanding dairy operation as the Producers of the Year for having a proven commitment to the dairy industry, managing their farm for future generations, and for being active in their local community. Gar-Lin Dairy Farms is a...

2010-11-24 09:54:00

LIVINGSTON, Calif., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This morning, President Obama pardoned the California-raised National Thanksgiving Turkey - Apple, and his alternate, Cider - in a traditional pre-Thanksgiving ceremony held in the White House Rose Garden. The national birds, raised by Livingston, Calif.-based, family-owned poultry company Foster Farms, were presented by Yubert Envia, National Turkey Federation (NTF) Chairman and Vice President of Turkey for Foster Farms. The National...

2010-11-17 15:22:00

BEIJING, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Deyu Agriculture Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: DEYU), a vertically integrated producer, processor, marketer and distributor of organic and other agricultural products made from corn and grains, announced today that it has entered into a series of control agreements with the majority equity owners of Deyufarm Innovation Food (Beijing) Co., Ltd. ("Deyufarm"), a manufacturer of instant organic multi-grain packaged food in China. Deyufarm, through...

2010-11-17 10:45:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This Thanksgiving, the Presidential Turkeys will be making their way into classrooms across the country -- albeit virtually. As part of its statewide agriculture education program, California Agriculture in the Classroom (CFAITC) today announced the availability of a new downloadable video along with classroom curriculum materials and content to help schoolchildren nationwide learn about the Presidential Turkey Pardon taking place this...

2010-11-16 21:47:43

Transforming vacant urban lots into farms and community gardens could provide Detroit residents with a majority of their fruits and vegetables. As city officials ponder proposals for urban farms, a Michigan State University study indicates that a combination of urban farms, community gardens, storage facilities and hoop houses "“ greenhouses used to extend the growing season "“ could supply local residents with more than 75 percent of their vegetables and more than 40 percent of...


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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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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