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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...

2011-07-25 06:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance(SM) (USFRA), comprised of prominent national, regional and state agricultural groups and their partners, today announced plans to lead a conversation with Americans, addressing concerns about their food, where it comes from and how it's raised. This movement will give farmers and ranchers a voice in traditional and social media conversations about agriculture - where it doesn't exist now - as well with...

2011-07-05 11:47:00

WORMER, The Netherlands, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmer cooperatives in Cote d'Ivoire are benefiting from average yield improvements of nearly 50%, a 30% reduction in major pest problems and quality improvements in bean fermentation as a result of Cargill's farmer training to support sustainable cocoa production and certification. Following on from the success of these pilot cooperatives, the training programme is being expanded to Cameroon, the world's fourth largest cocoa producer....

2011-07-05 00:00:29

Richard J. Arsenault, attorney for U.S. rice farmers, notes the "long, hard fought battle" has finally produced an "excellent result." St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) July 04, 2011 (MDL # 1811 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri) Bayer CropScience has agreed to a $750 million dollar global settlement with rice farmers over contamination by Bayer's experimental "Liberty Link" genetically modified rice. The controversial GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) was discovered in the U.S....


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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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'