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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,...

2011-09-13 18:40:00

According to Neblett, Beard & Arsenault's Richard J. Arsenault, who represents hundreds of farmers, an 85% threshold participation must be met by October 10th for the settlement to proceed as currently structured. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 13, 2011 (MDL # 1811 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri) (Neblett, Beard & Arsenault) - The last day for U.S. rice farmers and landowners to participate in the proposed $750 million Bayer CropScience settlement is less than a...

2011-09-03 07:00:00

One farmer utilizing the Irrigation Enhancer on his potato farmer in St. Johns County stated, âœIt was like the salt wasn't even in my wells, and as a result, the first year the Eco1st Enhancers were in line I had an overall 40% increase in yield over the two fields.â Okeechobee, Florida (PRWEB) September 03, 2011 Water quality issues are at the heart of most agricultural operations, especially here in Florida where we have shallow aquifers and are...

2011-08-19 16:14:00

BELLE GLADE, Fla., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul R. Orsenigo was appointed to the Board of Directors of Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative at its August 18, 2011 Board meeting filling the unexpired term ending January 2013 held by the recently deceased Fritz Stein, Jr. Orsenigo, 54, was born in West Palm Beach and raised in Belle Glade. He graduated from the University of Florida (UF) in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture. He knew he wanted to be a farmer since he...

2011-08-09 17:04:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac; NYSE: AGM and AGM.A) today reported second quarter core earnings of $10.0 million ($0.94 per diluted common share), compared to second quarter 2010 core earnings of $5.3 million ($0.50 per diluted common share). The 90 percent increase in second quarter core earnings was due primarily to increased net interest income earned on a higher level of outstanding business volume compared to a year...

2011-08-04 13:15:00

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- George C. Freeman, III, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV), announced that net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012, which ended on June 30, 2011, was $15.9 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, compared to last year's first quarter net income of $25.3 million, or $0.87 per diluted share. These results include $6.9 million before taxes, or $0.19 per diluted share, in restructuring...

2011-08-04 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) has declared a quarterly dividend 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: AGM). The quarterly dividend of $0.05 per share of common stock will be payable on September 30, 2011 to holders of record of...

2011-08-03 07:00:00

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) today announced the appointment of Ronald H. Farmer to its Board of Directors. Mr. Farmer was appointed to a term that expires at Valeant's 2012 annual shareholder meeting. Mr. Farmer's election brings the Company's board to 11 members. Mr. Farmer, aged 60, is the Managing Director of Mosaic Capital Partners, a Toronto-based holding company with interests in several...


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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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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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