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2014-07-10 08:30:27

Organization is searching to find standout farmers and ranchers to represent their industry to the world through Faces of Farming & Ranching program CHESTERFIELD, Mo., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to today's agriculture, the pictures and perceptions of farmers and ranchers often do not match reality. There are many examples of great farmers and ranchers all over the country doing wonderful things to bring food to the table for those around the world. But few of those...

2014-06-23 23:08:28

DMG Productions explores agricultural finance. St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 AgriBank announced today that it and several of its affiliated Farm Credit Associations will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer, airing later this year on RFD-TV. AgriBank is a wholesale bank that provides funding to 17 retail Farm Credit Associations that lend to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners. AgStar Financial Services, FCS Financial, Farm Credit Services of...

2014-06-17 16:27:13

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2104 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac; NYSE: AGM and AGM.A) today announced that it has agreed to issue $75 million of Tier 1 capital through the public offering of 6.000% fixed-to-floating rate non-cumulative perpetual Series C preferred stock, with a liquidation preference of $25.00 per share. The preferred stock offering is expected to close on June 20, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Farmer Mac intends...

2014-06-05 16:30:10

MORRISVILLE, N.C., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance One International, Inc. (NYSE: AOI) today announced operating results for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. Highlights -- Sales and other operating revenues improved compared to last year 5.0% to $2,354.9 million driven primarily by increased green tobacco costs that were partially reflected in prices paid by customers. -- Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased 8.0% to $134.1...

2014-06-04 16:27:05

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) has declared a quarterly dividend per share on each of Farmer Mac'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 $0.14 will be payable on June 30, 2014 to holders of record of common stock as of June...

2014-05-21 08:23:48

VANCOUVER, Wash., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Cascade, who markets and sells the GreenDrop Recycling Stations, is pleased to announce that Farmer Bros. Co. ("Farmer Brothers") has chosen GreenDrop Stations to handle the diverting of its recyclable and compostable waste from landfills. Farmer Brothers' ultimate objective is to reach 100% landfill diversion by the year 2015, prolonging the lifecycle of resources while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Photo -...

2014-05-16 23:06:36

DMG Productions explores the latest innovations in crop production. Atlanta, IN (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Beck's announced today that they will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer, airing later this year on RFD-TV. In this episode, American Farmer will teach viewers about Beck's, the largest family-owned, retail seed company in the United States. The segment will educate audiences on how Beck's strives to provide all customers with the tools needed to succeed on...

2014-05-16 08:26:59

HOUSTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, May 15th the Houston Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) installed its 2014 officers, including President-Elect, Dr. Randy Farmer of Houston Smile Docs. Dr. Farmer's new duties include oversight of continuing dental education affiliated with the Houston AGD as chair of the programming committee, and educational planning for 2015 and beyond. "The AGD is dedicated to helping general dentists succeed through education and...

2014-04-28 16:32:44

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust (AFT) and the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network (HVFN) are hosting two workshops on farm leasing for farmers and agricultural landowners on May 4 in Ulster County and May 6 in Orange County. "One of the biggest challenges facing the next generation of farmers in the Hudson Valley is access to farmland," said David Haight, New York State Director of AFT. "A farmland lease is an effective tool, but leasing...

2014-04-09 23:25:08

DMG Productions explores the latest innovations in precision agriculture. Plainfield, WI (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Precision Water Works, Inc., announced today they will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer, airing later this year on RFD-TV. Precision Water Works is a network of agricultural professionals that works together with growers, agronomists, and vendors to find solutions within a farm. American Farmer will explore how Precision Water Works aids farmers in achieving...


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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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