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2010-05-28 18:07:13

The more efficient dairy farmers are in managing nitrogen, the more milk their cows will produce and the less nitrogen will be wasted in manure and urine, according a study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and cooperators. ARS soil scientist J. Mark Powell at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center in Madison, Wis., worked with ARS agricultural engineer Clarence Rotz at the ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit in University Park, Pa., and Australian...

2010-05-18 12:27:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A York County second grader today received a surprise ice cream party for her classmates for winning the grand prize in the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show Detectives program. Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding surprised Kylee Sierer, daughter of Wendy and Jim Sierer, with frozen treats for the entire South Mountain Elementary School. The party was hosted by the Farm Show Detectives program sponsor, Turkey Hill. "The Farm Show...

2010-05-07 09:35:00

Two Workshops to be Held May 20 in Lebanon County HARRISBURG, Pa., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm owners who have sold their development rights to preserve the land they work in perpetuity are invited to two free workshops in Lebanon County that are focused on keeping that land profitable, said Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today. The workshops, one of which will also address the need to plan for transitioning the farm once an owner retires, are scheduled for May 20 at...

2010-04-20 15:07:00

Redding says Low Milk Prices, Other Factors Hurting Next Generation of Farmers HARRISBURG, Pa., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, saying historic challenges facing the dairy industry warrant aggressive actions to reform policy and pricing mechanisms that will ensure a viable future for the nation's producers. From falling milk prices to depressed...

2010-03-16 04:00:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America" is the theme of the quarter-century anniversary of Farm Aid, the nonprofit organization led by board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews. Farm Aid's mission is to keep family farmers on the land and to create a family farm-centered food system in America. Farm Aid representatives say planning for the 25th anniversary concert and the events leading up to it is in...

2010-02-11 16:30:30

Smallholder farmers who feed much of the world today and are key to future global food security remain neglected by aid and policies A new paper published today in Science warns that billions of dollars promised to fund programs to boost small-scale agriculture in developing countries are unlikely to succeed in feeding the world's increasing populations. This is due not only to increasing populations and changing environments, but also to little "intellectual commitment" to the ubiquitous...

2010-02-10 04:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- BowTie, Inc., the world's largest publisher of pet, animal and lifestyle magazines and websites, is proud to announce the release of the premiere issue of Chickens® magazine, the essential resource for poultry keepers. Chickens features news, tips and in-depth articles to help the novice as well as experienced poultry keeper. "What once was commonplace on most farms and in city backyards is finding a new generation of people who...

2010-02-02 08:27:00

DETROIT, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Hantz Farms, LLC, will participate in the Metropolitan Agriculture Innoversity's international workshop on urban agriculture with Michigan State University and other selected organizations from southeast Michigan. The workshop is on February 10, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Birmingham Conference Center, located at 31301 Evergreen, Beverly Hills, Mich. The Metropolitan Agriculture Innoversity is an institution that explores innovation and...

2009-12-29 16:31:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children visiting the Pennsylvania Farm Show can become "Farm Show Detectives" and investigate where milk comes from, explore alternative energy options and discover the important role bees play in growing food, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said today. The eight-day show is Jan. 9-16, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. "Pennsylvania's agriculture industry offers an infinite number of learning...

2009-12-09 14:56:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirteen Pennsylvania farm families are working to transition to organic production through a program that provides funding, educational resources and other support, acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said today. "The Path to Organic grant program is a significant investment in the future of the state's agriculture industry," said Redding. "Consumer demand for organic products has grown, and some producers are beginning the long...


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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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