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2010-09-15 12:15:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Charles Yao Yao started his cocoa farm in Cote d'Ivoire at age 22. Production was not always good. Three years ago, Yao began attending Cargill's free Farmer Field Schools. He learned how to properly use pesticides and fertilizers and now understands why a sanitary harvest and good field maintenance are important. Since then, his yield per hectare (about 2.5 acres) has increased by more than 50 percent. Yao's story is just one example of how Cargill is...

2010-09-09 10:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill has announced a three-year $5 million commitment to support sustainable cocoa in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana. This includes a partnership with CARE to sponsor a new program of activities to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their families in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. The partnership with CARE will improve access to education and basic services, promote better agricultural practices and help address the worst forms of child labor in cocoa...

2010-09-01 10:21:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farmville is fun, but if you think you might have real "dirt in your veins," take the next step and see what it takes for a California farmer to grow real broccoli, harvest real rice or manage a real herd of dairy cows. You can be there in the time it takes to click your mouse thanks to Know a California Farmer (http://www.KnowACaliforniaFarmer.com). This interactive farm and ranch experience is brought to you by hundreds of farmers...

2010-08-23 07:47:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Experts on cancer and public health are calling for cancer care and prevention in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) similar to the HIV/AIDS movement that has transformed care in those nations in the past decade. In many parts of the world cancer is a sorely neglected health problem and a significant cause of premature death. Dr Felicia Knaul, Harvard Global Equity Initiative, with first authors Dr. Paul Farmer, Harvard Medical School, and Drs. Julio Frenk,...

2010-08-09 16:26:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac; NYSE: AGM; AGM.A) today reported second quarter core earnings of $5.3 million ($0.50 per diluted common share) and GAAP net income available to common stockholders for the period of $1.8 million ($0.17 per diluted common share). Second quarter 2009 core earnings were $4.7 million ($0.46 per diluted common share) and GAAP net income available to common stockholders was $25.4 million...

2010-07-13 08:00:00

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- MWW Group (www.mww.com), one of the nation's top ten public relations firms, announced today that Meghan Farmer joined the firm as Director of Human Resources. Farmer brings nearly a decade of experience managing human resource programs for businesses across the media, corporate and healthcare sectors. As Director of Human Resources, Farmer will help develop and implement HR operations at MWW, including retention/staffing initiatives and...

2010-07-12 13:52:00

VERNON, Calif., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As Southern Californians flock to their backyards, local parks, and sunny beaches to celebrate the summer grilling season, Farmer John announces the launch of its all-new Website at www.farmerjohn.com. Here in the Southland, the key ingredients to a crowd-pleasing cookout are no secret: fresh local products from Farmer John and bold global flavors from just about every culture in the world. So it's with this sense of local pride that Farmer John...

2010-06-21 16:44:00

Workshop to be Held at University of Wisconsin - Madison WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today the agenda and panelists for the June 25 workshop examining competition in the dairy industry. The joint public workshop will build on the knowledge and experience of industry stakeholders, including farmers, processors, cooperative leaders and academics. This is the third in a series of five...

2010-06-11 17:14:00

LOMA LINDA, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The local Loma Linda community is invited to join in the Grand Re-Opening celebration of the Farmer Boys Restaurant located at 10475 Mountain View Avenue this coming weekend. The Ribbon cutting ceremony will start at 4:00pm on Thursday, June 17th kicking off a weekend of fun-filled festivities! The Grand Re-Opening is the beginning of a new relationship and commitment by the Farmer Boys Restaurant to be a proactive partner and supporter in the...

2010-05-10 18:03:00

WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac; NYSE: AGM and AGM.A) today reported continued momentum with respect to its core earnings performance and strengthened capital position for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010. For first quarter 2010, Farmer Mac's core earnings were $5.4 million ($0.54 per diluted common share) and its GAAP net income available to common stockholders was $1.8 million ($0.17 per diluted common share)....


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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