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2010-10-26 22:20:03

As agricultural leaders across the globe look for ways to increase investments in agriculture to boost world food production, experts in African livestock farming are meeting in Addis Ababa this week to deliberate on ways to get commercialized farm production, access to markets, innovations, gender issues and pro-poor policies right for Africa's millions of small-scale livestock farmers and herders. More than 70 percent of Africa's rural poor are livestock farmers. Each farm animal raised is...

2010-10-06 22:30:00

BEIJING, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Deyu Agriculture Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: ECBI) ("Deyu Agriculture" or the "Company"), an emerging, vertically integrated producer, processor, marketer and distributor of organic and other agricultural products made from corn and various grains, today announced the acquisition of land use rights to approximately 53,000 mu (8,731 acres) of ecological farmland in Jinzhong City, Shanxi Province. The farmland will be used exclusively for the cultivation...

2010-10-06 13:00:00

Entries, Payment Can be Made Online HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Schedules, registration information, rules, and animal health requirements for the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show are now available in the 2011 Premium List, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. The 2011 Farm Show will take place Saturday, Jan. 8 - Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Redding said the premium list is available at...

2010-09-30 03:00:00

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Aid today announced that Jamey Johnson will join the all-star lineup for its annual benefit concert, Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America, on Saturday, October 2, at Miller Park. Johnson will join Farm Aid president and founder Willie Nelson and board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Tweedy, Band of Horses, Amos Lee, Robert Francis, BoDeans, Lukas...

2010-09-27 15:20:00

Harrisburg Hosts Largest Livestock Show in Eastern U.S. HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today invited the public to visit the 54th Keystone International Livestock Exposition, or KILE, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg from Sept. 27 - Oct. 3. KILE is the largest livestock show on the East Coast. "It is an honor to host a major livestock show that, each year, continues to grow--now attracting...

2010-09-22 13:34:00

Sept. 22 Marks Official Anniversary of Historic Farm Aid Concert CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On September 22, 1985, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young organized the first Farm Aid concert to help family farmers stay on their land. Twenty-five years later, with the added support of Dave Matthews, who joined the Farm Aid board of directors in 2001, Farm Aid leaders say the organization is going strong. "We've come a long way from the farm crisis of the...

2010-09-17 11:11:00

Six-day Event Begins Saturday, Sept. 18, in Harrisburg HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today invited the public to attend the 47th All-American Dairy Show, to be held Sept. 18-23 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. "The All-American Dairy Show is known worldwide as a premier dairy show, and for 47 years, Pennsylvania has been proud to host this event," said Redding. "It's not only a week to...

2010-09-01 10:21:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farmville is fun, but if you think you might have real "dirt in your veins," take the next step and see what it takes for a California farmer to grow real broccoli, harvest real rice or manage a real herd of dairy cows. You can be there in the time it takes to click your mouse thanks to Know a California Farmer (http://www.KnowACaliforniaFarmer.com). This interactive farm and ranch experience is brought to you by hundreds of farmers...

2010-08-31 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- New Zealand-based Fonterra Co-operative Group, the world's leading innovative dairy solutions provider, today announced that Giovanna "Gigi" Vita has been appointed to the position of President, Fonterra North America. Vita joins a company that has been providing innovative dairy ingredient solutions to leading food companies in North America for more 60 years, focused on ingredients for cheese, cultured products, paediatric and functional nutrition,...

2010-08-18 15:55:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Wright County Eggs of Galt, Iowa used unauthorized egg cartons to package and sell eggs under the Dutch Farms name without Dutch Farms knowledge. These eggs, along with eggs packaged under more than ten other brand names are now subject to a product recall (announced 8/15/10). The unauthorized Dutch Farms eggs were distributed to Walgreens only in the following states: Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, South Dakota and Arkansas. Legal...


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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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