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2014-04-09 12:23:29

JACKSONVILLE, Ill., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust today announced Larry Werries, former Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, will be the Watershed Coordinator for a new outreach program to farmers designed to reduce sediments and nutrient runoff in the Lake Mauvaise Terre Watershed in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. "The Lake Mauvaise Terre Watershed is considered an impaired watershed under the federal Clean Water Act and Lake Mauvaise...

2014-03-28 12:27:15

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) today announced that it has declared a dividend on Farmer Mac's 6.875% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series B (NYSE: AGM.PR.B). The dividend of $0.105 per share of Series B Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock is for the period from but not including March 25, 2014 (the date of issuance of the Series B Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock) to and including April 17, 2014, and shall be payable...

2014-03-27 08:35:24

Kristin Farmer Global Leader In Autism Research Honored as Living Legacy by Women's International Center SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading voice in global Autism research and treatment program development, Kristin Farmer, was honored as a Living Legacy at the Women's International Center Living Legacy Awards on Feb 22, 2014 in San Diego, California. Ms. Farmer is the founder of ACES (Autism Comprehensive Educational Services) which has provided autism services to...

2014-03-25 23:28:05

DMG Productions explores the Latest Advancements in Crop Production. Hernando, MS (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Sunbelt 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 educate audiences on Sunbelt's line of proprietary products, which are designed and formulated for use on a wide range of agricultural crops. Audiences will be amazed by Sunbelt's products, when learning about these...

2014-03-20 20:22:30

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /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 6.875% non-cumulative perpetual Series B preferred stock, par value $25.00 per share. The preferred stock offering is expected to close on March 25, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Farmer Mac expects to list the new series of preferred stock on...

2014-03-18 08:34:27

National Agricultural Alliance Selects Recognized Industry Veteran Randy Krotz as CEO CHESTERFIELD, Mo., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) announced that its board of directors has appointed Randy Krotz as chief executive officer, effective immediately. A recognized leader in the agribusiness community and active on his family farm in Kansas, Krotz joined USFRA as vice president of development in 2013 and most recently served as...

2014-03-13 16:30:13

-Highlights Include Sustained Business Volume Growth and High Credit Quality- WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac; NYSE: AGM and AGM.A) today announced its results for the year ended December 31, 2013, which included new highs in outstanding business volume and core earnings. Total outstanding business volume grew $935.1 million to reach just under $14 billion by year-end. Business growth was driven by a diversified mix of...

2014-03-13 08:29:12

For every new member that joins during the special promotion, Planet Fitness in Farmer's Branch, TX will donate $10 to support The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence FARMER'S BRANCH, Texas, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Planet Fitness Farmer's Branch has joined efforts with Dallas city leaders to raise awareness on the fight against domestic violence. Planet Fitness will participate with other downtown businesses in decorating the town and buildings in hopes to "Paint the...

2014-03-12 23:24:44

DMG Productions explores the world of equine health. Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 DMG Productions is currently gathering content for next quarter's programming as they prepare to take viewers on an entertaining and educational journey inside the world of equine health. This two part series will be presented commercial free and there will be several topics addressed covering a wide spectrum of areas surrounding horse health and the industry. From dental care to farriery;...

2014-02-26 23:25:00

Exploring the latest innovations and advancements in agribusiness. Oakley, KS (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Frontier Ag, Inc. announced today that they will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer airing later this year on RFD-TV. Frontier Ag leads agribusiness with financial strength as a progressive cooperative supplier, providing excellent products and services that benefit both the customer and cooperative. This segment will explore Frontier Ag's full service...


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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