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2011-03-16 16:34:00

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac; NYSE: AGM and AGM.A) today reported core earnings of $6.7 million ($0.63 per diluted common share) for fourth quarter 2010, compared to $5.4 million ($0.52 per diluted common share) for fourth quarter 2009. Those results brought Farmer Mac's core earnings for 2010 to $25.4 million ($2.39 per diluted common share), compared to $16.1 million ($1.58 per diluted common share) in 2009. This...

2011-02-10 01:00:00

Thirty years ago, the first human fetal surgery was performed at the University of California, San Francisco. Now, a randomized controlled trial has proven definitively that fetal surgery can help certain patients before birth. Babies who undergo an operation to repair the birth defect spina bifida while still in the womb develop better and experience fewer neurologic complications than babies who have corrective surgery after birth, according to findings from a major multicenter trial led by...

2011-02-01 00:37:30

Organic Valley, the nation's largest organic farmer-owned cooperative, is proud to announce that today 10 of its farmer-owners are receiving National Dairy Quality Awards for 2010 at the National Mastitis Council's annual meeting in Arlington, Va. La Farge, WI (PRWEB) January 31, 2011 Organic Valley, the nation's largest organic farmer-owned cooperative, is proud to announce that today 10 of its farmer-owners are receiving National Dairy Quality Awards for 2010 at the National Mastitis...

2011-01-25 16:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac, NYSE: AGM and AGM.A) announced today that it purchased a $500 million 5-year agricultural mortgage-backed funding agreement issued by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company ("MetLife"). The transaction is part of Farmer Mac's "AgVantage®" program, in which Farmer Mac purchases general obligations of rural lenders that, in turn, are secured by Farmer Mac eligible loans. This...

2011-01-06 14:24:00

LONDONDERRY, N.H., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic yogurt leader Stonyfield Farm has launched the Stonyfield Organic Farmers Grant-a-Wish Program to help fund innovative organic farming projects that can make a strong environmental impact or improve the long-term viability of organic farming. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110106/NE26213 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080505/STONYFIELDLOGO ) "Stonyfield's 2011 goal is to build unprecedented levels of...

2010-12-10 05:59:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Crystal Bowersox will release her debut album, Farmer's Daughter (19 Recordings/Jive Records) on December 14th. The 2010 American Idol runner-up's debut includes the single and video Farmer's Daughter (click to listen) produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach). Bowersox will kick off release week with a slew of high profile television appearances starting with Friday's performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live with...

2010-11-24 07:00:00

BEIJING, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yongye International, Inc. (Nasdaq: YONG) ("Yongye" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer, developer and distributor of "Shengmingsu" brand plant and animal nutrient products in China, today announced that on November 16, 2010, the Company formed a strategic partnership with Farmer's Daily (the "Partnership"). Farmer's Daily was established over 30 years ago and was the first, and is currently the largest, national newspaper in...

2010-11-18 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Angelenos have spoken and voted to make one of Southern California's culinary icons, the Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog, the Official Hot Dog of Los Angeles. Today Farmer John will commemorate the occasion with an official proclamation from councilmember Tom LaBonge and a donation of more than 50,000 pounds of food to local food banks for those who need it most. Throughout the campaign, which kicked off September 2 and ran through Election Day on...

2010-11-10 12:11:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- "Crystal is a phenomenal young performer whose talent, positive energy and passion for music are sure to take her far. I was thrilled to be able to perform with Crystal and I'm excited to hear what she has in store for us next." - Melissa Etheridge "Crystal has a huge heart to match her giant voice. I am certain that she will find a willing audience ready to follow her musical journey for decades to come!" - Michael Franti (Photo:...

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2010-11-10 10:35:00

Wireless. For most, the word conjures images quaint coffee shops or busy airport lobbies "“ places where people drop in to check on business or check in with other people. But increasingly "wireless" is showing up on the farm to help produce better crops, net more money for growers and land a superior product in stores for consumers, according to experts. Wireless agriculture is yielding benefits in rice and cotton studies by Texas AgriLife Research scientists, for example. "We're...


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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