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2012-08-03 02:25:32

EFFINGHAM, S.C., Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives of McCall Farms, Inc. recently announced expansion and growth plans for the company's manufacturing facility in Florence County. This includes a capital investment of $10.6 million. The investment will add 80 jobs over the next three years, create more than 50,000 square feet of new space for production capacity, increase quality, and allow for 24-hour-a-day operation of the facility. The expansion is scheduled for completion in...

2012-07-08 22:21:02

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews to headline 2012 concert event plus special guest Jack Johnson and more HERSHEY, Pa., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Aid announced today that its annual benefit concert will return to Pennsylvania on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Hersheypark Stadium. "We've built a strong family farm movement to grow our economy, ensure our health and protect our environment. Farm Aid brings these...

2012-06-30 22:20:09

New law is a victory for Pennsylvania farm families HARRISBURG, Pa., July 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Landmark legislation signed yesterday by Governor Tom Corbett makes it easier for Pennsylvania farms to transition between generations. The legislation eliminating the Pennsylvania inheritance tax on farms takes effect immediately and applies only to working farms. Pennsylvania farmers can now pass their farms on to their heirs without worrying they will have to pay steep...

2012-06-15 23:02:40

The Organic Farming industry in Australia is the beneficiary of a worldwide shift in preferences by consumers towards organic produce. The challenge for the fledgling industry is to produce consistent supply to meet this growing demand. Global demand for organic products is rising with increasing health consciousness, growing concern for the environment, income growth and the increased convenience of organic food. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on...

2012-06-14 14:22:16

PHOENIX, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From Home-delivered glass milk bottles to nationally distributed on-the-go milk produced at a rate of 400+ bottles a minute. A Model T delivery truck to a fleet of more than 1,000 vehicles. One route driver to 2,860 associates nationwide. One Irish immigrant operating a small dairy to one Arizona family operating a comprehensive business serving customers nationwide. That's the story of Shamrock. "While many things have changed since my...

2012-06-14 06:21:26

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With almost 1 billion people suffering from chronic hunger and more than 3.5 million children dying from under-nutrition each year, agricultural and food companies must deliver the needed innovations to sustainability produce more food with fewer resources in order to feed a growing global population. That was a message delivered by Land O'Lakes President and CEO Chris Policinski today during the "Future of Food -- Food Security for the...

2012-06-13 06:25:38

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes President and CEO Chris Policinski this week participated in two panels sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, D.C. The panels focused on critical issues affecting food security, including climate change, as well as the changing landscape for development assistance. Called "Frontiers in Development," the forum was held in Washington, D.C., and featured some of the leading...

2012-06-05 22:20:48

SHUANGCHENG, China, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Nestle (Euronext: NESTS) today held the groundbreaking ceremony for the Dairy Farming Institute, which will support the sustainable development and the accelerated modernization of the dairy industry in China. The groundbreaking follows an announcement Nestle made in January, in which the company committed to transform Shuangcheng, one of its largest fresh milk supply bases in China, into the country's benchmark for dairy farming...

2012-06-05 06:30:46

Say Farm Policy Should Be 'on a Path Paved by Free Market Principles' WASHINGTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform, Citizens Against Government Waste and the National Taxpayers Union have sent a joint letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives asking them to "oppose any form of supply management in the 2012 Farm Bill." The taxpayer groups had previously teamed up on this issue during the failed supercommittee effort last fall....

2012-06-01 06:23:17

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- June Dairy Month, an annual celebration that began in 1937, is traditionally a time to reflect on dairy foods and the industry that makes it possible. It was created as a way to help distribute extra milk when cows started on pasture in the summer months. Today, its rich history continues, with communities, companies and people from all over the country observing June Dairy Month in a variety of ways. In 2012, Midwest Dairy is...


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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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