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2012-10-13 04:02:05

Combine Rental Offering and Data Analytics Platform Help Farmers Maximize Harvest Efficiency and Improve Profitability Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 Today, DMG Productions announced that MachineryLink, the experts in combine rental programs and proprietary harvest information services, will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer in early 2013. The segment will showcase MachineryLink´s combine rental business and data analytics platform, helping growers...

'Sweet Spot' For Crops Found By Landsat Satellites
2012-09-28 13:41:53

Farmers are using maps created with free data from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey's Landsat satellites that show locations that are good and not good for growing crops. Farmer Gary Wagner walks into his field where the summer leaves on the sugar beet plants are a rich emerald hue -- not necessarily a good color when it comes to sugar beets, either for the environment or the farmer. That hue tells Wagner that he's leaving money in the field in unused nitrogen fertilizer, which if left...

2012-08-12 23:02:26

On our continuing tour of Agriculture in America, we meet up with Windmill Rice, to explore rice farming in the US. Jonesboro, AR (PRWEB) August 11, 2012 Windmill Rice proudly announces their participation in an upcoming episode of American Farmer. Windmill Rice maintains a proud tradition of providing the highest quality milled rice for its customers. With a state-of-the-art facility located right in the heart of rice country, Audiences will go behind the scenes of one of the premier rice...


Latest Farmer Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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