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2012-02-15 07:00:00

CAPAY, Calif., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Fresh To You, a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) service delivering to homes throughout California, announced today that its farmer Thaddeus Barsotti has teamed with the Sacramento Children's Museum for a special event called "Happy Heart, Healthy Eating" on Sat., March 3. Barsotti will talk to families at 11 a.m and 1 p.m. about organic farming, how food grows and healthy eating. The museum's address is: 2701 Prospect Park Rancho...

2012-02-07 15:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HIGHLIGHTS Third Quarter Diluted earnings per share of $2.06, up 13% from prior year Segment operating income of $83 million, up $6 million from prior year Nine Months Segment operating income of $175 million, down $22 million from prior year Diluted earnings per share of $2.34, after $1.39 in net unusual charges Unusual charges included a $49 million charge on loss of appeal of European Commission fine George C. Freeman, III, Chairman,...

2012-02-02 16:45:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) today announced that it has doubled the quarterly dividend paid on the Corporation's common stock. Farmer Mac's board of directors has declared a first quarter dividend of $0.10 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 Class C Non-Voting Common Stock (NYSE:...

2011-12-03 11:28:01

Encouraging climate-smart agriculture can lead to climate change adaptation Encouraging climate-smart agriculture can lead to climate change adaptation practices in a partnership where the farmer's needs are addressed. "Climate-smart agriculture has the potential to increase sustainable productivity, increase the resilience of farming systems to climate impacts and mitigate climate change through greenhouse gas emission reductions and carbon sequestration," says Henry Neufeldt the lead...

2011-11-25 08:00:00

Eco1st has recently implemented an equipment rental option that makes this high quality, result driven technology affordable for every Farmer looking for that edge to increase profits. California (PRWEB) November 25, 2011 Eco1st has recently implemented an equipment rental option that makes this high quality, result driven technology affordable for every farmer looking for that edge to increase profits. Efficiency, affordability and profitability are at the top of the list for every farm...

2011-11-22 12:02:00

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance One International, Inc. (NYSE: AOI) today announced that on November 16, 2011, its Malawi agronomy team received a Golden Leaf Award, awarded by Tobacco Reporter at Tabexpo 2011 held in Prague, related to initiatives that promote farmer sustainability and food security in Malawi. Mark W. Kehaya, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Malawi is an important burley sourcing market where we have...

2011-11-21 11:19:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) surprised Jessie Farmer, the grand prize winner of Aaron's National Lucky Dog Days Sweepstakes, on Friday morning at her home in Wrens, Georgia, with a houseful of furniture, name-brand appliances and electronics valued at nearly $11,000. Ms. Farmer is 85 years old and has eight children and 47 grandchildren. <font size="2" face="Arial"><font size="2" face="Arial">(Photo:...

2011-11-11 08:00:00

ABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire, Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill's cocoa and chocolate business has agreed to a memorandum of understanding that underlines its continued support for Ivorian cocoa farmers and the development of the country's cocoa sector. Cargill will invest U.S. $3.25 million to develop and expand its farmer training program and support activities to enable cooperatives to obtain independent UTZ and Rain Forest Alliance certification. This includes a partnership with ANADER,...

2011-10-14 09:40:37

While international pest management programs have long relied on farmer cooperation to spread pest control information at larger scales, a study by French researchers published in the open-access journal PLoS Computational Biology on Thursday 13th October 2011 reveals that slow information diffusion within farmer communities gives rise to significant lags in implementation of pest management procedures. Food security of millions of people in the developing world has faced a growing number...

2011-10-07 13:30:43

Each year, plant viruses and fungal attacks lead to crop losses of up to 30 percent. That is why it is important to detect plant disease early on. Yet laboratory tests are expensive and often time-consuming. Researchers are now developing a low-cost quick test for use on site. The farmer casts a worried gaze at his potato field: where only recently a lush green field of plants was growing, much of the foliage has now turned brown — presumably the result of a fungal disease. Usually,...


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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