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2010-06-29 10:45:00

Changes at State Level Needed to Bolster Diary Industry, Restore Lost Equity HARRISBURG, Pa., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C.

2010-06-25 11:23:00

MADISON, Wis., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following remarks by Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney were released today by the U.S. Department of Justice: It is a great pleasure to be here in Madison, Wisconsin to discuss the important issues facing the dairy industry today.

2010-06-11 11:10:00

Joshua Group Members to Farm Plot on Elmerton Avenue HARRISBURG, Pa., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Agriculture is helping the Joshua Group build upon its mission of teaching urban youth about farming and how to grow, harvest and sell vegetables in their community, Agriculture Secretary Russell C.

2010-06-09 11:41:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today shared an industry update with Pennsylvania's dairy leaders and celebrated Dairy Month with a 90-gallon ice cream sundae served on the Capitol steps.

2010-06-01 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Rabobank U.S. Farm & Ranch Survey, year-over-year income for U.S. farmers has improved significantly over findings in the previous two surveys.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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