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2012-11-29 12:23:16

BUFFALO, Minn., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota Milk Producers Association named Blue Diamond Dairy in Melrose Minnesota's 2012 Producer of the Year at the Midwest Dairy Expo in Saint Cloud on November 27. Each year Minnesota Milk recognizes one outstanding dairy operation as the Producer of the Year for having a proven commitment to the dairy industry, managing its farm for future generations, and for being active in their local community. Blue Diamond Dairy is operated by...

2012-11-13 16:23:55

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton Media today acquired Farm Progress from Fairfax Media Limited of Sydney, Australia, significantly expanding its agriculture sector footprint to become the largest and most diversified agriculture information business in North America, offering live events, digital products, data, marketing services and publications. This acquisition directly supports a key Penton strategy of increasing investment in existing sectors that offer strong long-term...

2012-11-13 08:38:19

AFIKIM, Israel, November 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- afimilk [http://www.afimilk.com ] is pleased to announce the release of the much-awaited new software, AfiFarm 4, along with AfiFarm Net, an online real-time management system for multiple farms. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121113/574014 ) This software represents a revolutionary solution for small-, medium- and large-herd dairies of 50 to 100,000 cows. AfiFarm 4 enables farm managers to supervise...

2012-09-20 10:25:01

BALTIMORE, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, America's leading Event Hospitality partner, and industry leader in natural, organic and sustainable hospitality is proud to once again partner with Farm Aid to offer signature menu items at the Natural Products Expo East. Natural Products Expo East will be held at Centerplate's partner venue, the Baltimore Convention Center, and features America's top natural and organic brands, as well as a series of educational panels and lectures for...

2012-09-19 06:24:08

Food From Family Farms Stars At Farm Aid 2012 Central Pennsylvania Farmers, Businesses and Organizations Bring Local Flavor to All-Day Music Festival HERSHEY, Pa., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid 2012 at Hersheypark Stadium on Sept. 22 will bring together an all-star lineup and more than 29,000 fans to celebrate the good food that family farms provide us all. From interactive, hands-on workshops in the HOMEGROWN Village to holding a food collection for those in need,...

2012-09-03 23:02:48

The Poultry Meat Farming industry in Australia has lost its footing in the five years through 2012-13. Although a largely vertically integrated industry, with ownership and supply contracts between poultry farmers and poultry processors, the industry was marred by industry consolidation over the period that led to contractions in employee numbers and wages. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Poultry Meat Farming industry in Australia. Melbourne,...

2012-08-23 10:25:02

More than 4,300 Farms Now Preserved Statewide HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board today protected an additional 2,358 acres on 27 farms from development through the state's nationally recognized farmland preservation program. The board preserved farms in Allegheny, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montgomery and Tioga counties. Since the program...

2012-08-14 10:27:11

LUXEMBOURG, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Adecoagro S.A. (NYSE: AGRO, Bloomberg: AGRO US, Reuters: AGRO.K), one of the leading agricultural companies in South America, announced today its results for the second quarter of 2012. Main highlights for the period: Adecoagro recorded Adjusted EBITDA of $29.8 million in 2Q12 and an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 19.5% The Farming and Land Transformation businesses' Adjusted EBITDA in 2Q12 was $22.5 million, in line with 2Q11. Operating performance...

2012-08-13 10:25:55

CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great concept if the agriculture can get to the community. "The biggest problem we have with our CSA program is distribution," said Bob Borchardt, owner of Harvest Moon Farms, a Viroqua, Wisc., grower that specializes in organic heirloom vegetables. And this year, an even bigger problem is the drought. That's where Peapod comes in. For five weeks beginning in mid-August, Peapod.com will sell...

2012-08-08 10:26:13

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig today recognized August as "Produce Month" during a visit to a Scranton area farmers market. At the market, farmers donated more than one ton of locally grown produce to help feed area residents in need. Cooperative Farmers Market of Scranton vendors and Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association members donated fresh produce including, broccoli, peaches, and sweet corn to the Weinberg...


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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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