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2013-02-28 16:30:23

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes strategic growth and strong financial position positions it to excel in the agribusiness and food production industries, which are among the best growth opportunities of our time, Land O'Lakes President and CEO Chris Policinski told the delegates to the company's 92(nd) Annual Meeting. More than 800 people attended the daylong Annual Meeting held Wednesday in Minneapolis. This year's theme of Building Momentum highlights the...

2013-02-14 12:20:40

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 18 million views as of Feb. 14 of two-minute 'Farmer' video inspired by stirring 'So God Made a Farmer' tribute delivered decades ago by legendary radio broadcaster Paul Harvey and featuring all original photography Ram Truck to donate $1 million to National FFA Organization; takes less than one week to surpass viewing goals established to reach desired $1 million donation amount Funds raised go to FFA programs geared toward...

2013-02-12 23:03:46

Compassion Tea Company is now selling its tea and accessories at the Calabasas Farmer´s Market on Saturday mornings. Since 2011, Compassion Tea Company has sold exclusively through its online store in order to share tea, save lives, and donates 100% of its after-tax profits to CompassioNow, a non-profit that sends medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, and funding for staff and projects to rural African clinics. Clovis, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2013 Compassion Tea Company has joined the...

2013-02-07 16:27:27

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) today announced that it has increased the quarterly dividend paid on the Corporation's common stock by 20 percent from the previous quarter. Farmer Mac's board of directors has declared a first quarter dividend of $0.12 per share on each of the Corporation's three classes of common stock - Class A Voting Common Stock (NYSE: AGM.A), Class B Voting Common Stock (not listed on any exchange), and...

2013-02-04 00:20:05

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeep(®) brand introduces 'Whole Again,' a two-minute creative expression that encourages Americans to embrace and support our returning service men and women Ram Truck brand's 'Farmer' video features 'So God Made a Farmer' words delivered some three decades ago by legendary radio broadcaster Paul Harvey and all original photography Jeep and Ram Truck leverage the visibility of Super Bowl XLVII to launch two initiatives encouraging...

2013-02-01 23:03:10

Colle Farmers Market responds to an article published by Wisconsin State Farmer that discusses Wisconsin´s two-day agribusiness event. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 01, 2013 On February 1, Colle Farmers Market responds to this year´s 51st annual Wisconsin Crop Management Conference and Trade Show, a two-day event that had over 1,500 attendees. The event attendees were comprised of various sects of Wisconsin´s “agribusiness manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and...

2013-01-26 23:04:28

Following an op-ed piece published by the Inter Press Service which discusses the growing popularity of organic produce and products, Colle Farmers Market offers their thoughts. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 On January 25, 2013, Colle Farmers Market responds to a recent article published by Inter Press Service regarding how organic food is trending. According to the op-ed piece from Inter Press Service, “the area of land certified as organic still makes up just 0.9 percent of...

2013-01-19 23:04:25

Following an article published by Agri-View which discusses what the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 means for farmers, Colle Farmers Market offers a response. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 On January 18, Colle Farmers Market responds to an article published by Agri-View concerning the effect that Congress´ fiscal cliff deal will have on farmers. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 is what helped Congress come to a solution to avoid the impending “fiscal...

2013-01-14 20:21:37

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac; NYSE: AGM and AGM.A) today reported that it will raise $60 million of Tier 1 capital through the public offering of 5.875% non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock. The preferred stock offering was priced today and is expected to settle on January 17, 2013. Farmer Mac will use the proceeds from the sale of the new preferred stock to redeem and retire all $57.6 million of Farmer Mac's...

2013-01-11 12:22:36

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organizations representing a broad cross-section of agricultural employers today announced the formation of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC). As the unified voice of agriculture, the AWC's goal is to seek legislation that ensures America's farms, ranches and other agricultural operations have access to a stable and skilled workforce. In particular, the Coalition, recognizing that existing programs and previous proposals have...


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Plough (Plow)
2013-07-31 09:25:38

Plough or plow is a tool used by farmers in order to prepare a field for the planting of a crop. By using this tool the farmer is able to overturn the soil, bringing up nutrients, while covering weeds and other remnants for added compost. Aeration of the soil is also achieved, giving a fresh moisture absorbing base for the planting of a crop. Horses and oxen have been the traditional way, since human powered plows were not as sufficient, that farmers plowed their fields. In places where...

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2008-05-07 17:00:28

The Boerboel is a very large South African working breed. It was originally bred to be a farmer's dog and to defend the homestead. It is a heavy mastiff breed that is obedient, intelligent and dominant. It is thought that the breed was derived from interbreeding African species with French, British and Dutch breeds. The Boerboel should stand 23 to 28 inches high and can weigh between 154 and 200 pounds. It is a well-balanced, substantial breed. Its head is one of its most recognizable...

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