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2009-11-24 15:55:00

Requests USDA Release $290 Million in Funds, Make $60 Million in Cheese Purchases; Asks Congress to Consider Risk Management Subsidy for Producers HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Pennsylvania's dairy farmers continuing to struggle with low milk prices and rising debt, Governor Edward G. Rendell is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Pennsylvania's Congressional delegation to act quickly and help ease the crisis. "Pennsylvania's dairy farmers are...

2009-10-08 07:30:00

OAK PARK, MI, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD) - ("Azure" or the "Company"), a leading developer of state-of-the-art green technologies that address environmental and cost issues for the commercial transportation industry, today announced it has received an order from Kidron Body Company for nine Low Emission Electric Power (LEEP(TM) Freeze) systems for Foster Farms Dairy. Azure's LEEP(TM) Freeze system is coupled with Kidron's UltraTemp cold plate to...

2009-10-02 16:29:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For the last five years, Madison County farmer Mike Shuter has maintained the same crop rotation on his farm of two-thirds of his fields in corn and one-third in soybeans. He hasn't seen the need to increase his corn acres even with the evolution of the biofuels industry and its need for corn. This seems to be the trend across the state. Indiana farmers planted 5.7 million acres of corn in both 2008 and 2009, down from 6.5 million acres in 2007. The...

2009-09-29 13:57:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear announced today that it will be a sponsor and the official t-shirt supplier of Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic in St. Louis on October 4 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization that has raised nearly $36 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. "Farm Aid's mission of sustaining family farms is extremely important to us. We are the largest domestic buyer of...

2009-09-21 10:00:00

LA FARGE, Wis., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic Valley Family of Farms, the nation's largest cooperative of organic farmers, and the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) today announced that Organic Valley is now the official milk supplier for the 28,000-student school district. The milk will be bottled and delivered by Sinton Dairy, a local company. "School lunch programs across the nation need to make fundamental changes to improve the health and well-being of our children....

2009-09-18 11:56:44

Emergency responders said a Florida man sustained non-life-threatening injuries when a cow fell on him at a dairy farm. St. Lucie County Fire District spokeswoman Catherine Chaney said crews responded to the dairy farm near the Okeechobee County line shortly before 4 a.m. Friday after receiving reports of a man being injured by a fallen cow, the Palm Beach Post reported Friday. They were in the process of milking cows. That's why he was near a cow, Chaney said. He was out there milking cows...

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2009-09-07 09:47:40

Farm visits are dispelling children's deep ignorance about where the food they eat comes from and helping teachers deliver a wide spectrum of the national curriculum, a new study has shown. The trips, set up as part of the Government's Educational Access scheme, challenge many children's belief that milk comes from bottles and that bread comes from a packet  "“ something even those from rural areas struggle with. But despite campaigns to encourage primary school visits to farms,...

2009-06-10 12:09:10

Dairy genetics, nutrition, herd management and improved animal welfare over the past 60 years have resulted in a modern milk production system that has a smaller carbon footprint than mid-20th century farming practices, says a Cornell University study in the Journal of Animal Science (June 2009)."As U.S. and global populations continue to increase, it is critical to adopt management practices and technologies to produce sufficient high-quality food from a finite resource supply, while...

2009-06-01 15:05:32

A record stockpile of cheese has pushed U.S. milk prices lower, although the price of feeding dairy cows continues to rise, dairy farmers said. I've seen the ups and downs, but I've never seen it like this, said George Simoes, a dairy farmer in Elk Grove, Calif., told the Sacramento (Calif.) Bee Monday. Prices dairy farmers received for milk escalated in 2007 and 2008, causing farmers to add cows to their production lines. With 914 million pounds of cheese in cold storage, however, prices...

2009-05-11 17:37:08

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday the nation's corn crop still lagged behind its historic planting average. The 18 largest corn producing states reported 48 percent of the acreage had seeds in the ground, compared to a five-year average of 71 percent done for this week of the year, the department said. Farmers in Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska were ahead of their historic averages and North Carolina was one percentage point behind its average at 95 percent done. But Illinois and...


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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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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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