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2011-06-17 06:45:00

VANCOUVER, Wash., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panther Systems, a leading provider of Quality Control and Automation Systems and Production Management software for the pulp, paper, and tissue industry, has appointed Phil Farmer as its new Chief Executive Officer. Farmer joins Panther with 25 years of experience in the paper industry. Since 1999 he has held key leadership roles both as a General Manager and Division Vice President at Caraustar, and General Manager at RockTenn, and most...

2011-06-07 16:34:00

WASHINGTON, June 7, 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 June 30, 2011 to holders of record of common...

2011-05-10 16:45:00

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac; NYSE: AGM and AGM.A) today reported first quarter core earnings of $9.1 million ($0.85 per diluted common share), compared to first quarter 2010 core earnings of $5.4 million ($0.54 per diluted common share). The 67 percent increase in first quarter core earnings was due primarily to increased net interest income earned on a higher level of outstanding business volume compared to a year...

2011-05-05 14:15:00

LAS VEGAS, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmer Boys® Restaurant is celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year, on Saturday, May 7th, 2011, in style and with a special mission in mind. According to the Franchise's owner, Jimmy Philippou, "This first annual event is to promote and bring more awareness to a wonderful charity. Our plans are centered on one goal; to raise as much money as possible for the March of Dimes of Las Vegas." Farmer Boys® Restaurant is...

2011-04-25 09:41:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the farmer population continues to age, young farmers face land availability and start-up costs as obstacles in becoming the next generation of farmers, according to an article in the April issue of Food Nutrition & Science. This two-part series examines the issues in replacing an aging farmer population, its effects on the U.S. food supply and the steps the government is taking to remedy the situation. "Farmers over 55 years...

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2011-04-04 21:15:00

Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) reveals invisible colors in art masterpiecesWhat do Winslow Homer's For to Be a Farmer's Boy (1887) and Vincent van Gogh's The Bedroom (1889) have in common?First, they are both displayed at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC). Homer's painting represents a high point in the career of America's premiere watercolorist, while Van Gogh's painting is perhaps one of most recognizable paintings in the world. However, they also share a key physical...

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...


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