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2008-10-10 03:00:22

By Walker, Ben Farms should pool their produce and market it through French- style consortia so that the rural economy can fully exploit the premiums attached to traditionally produced foods, say experts.

2008-10-05 00:00:11

Two Derbyshire farms have won awards for the meat they produce. The National Trust's Hardwick Park Farm, at Hardwick Hall, and Grove Farm, on the South Peak Estate, were winners in the trust's Fine Farm Produce Awards 2008.

2008-09-24 21:00:19

By Chris Kick Last week, several thousand homes in both Wayne and Holmes counties experienced power outages -- for some residences as many as three or more days. No one likes to wake up without one of our most relied upon forms of energy -- electricity.

2008-09-22 15:00:00

By BOB KEYES On a day when all eyes focused on Willie Nelson, Neil Young and their Farm Aid brethren, a shy farmer from Brunswick reluctantly stole a small sliver of spotlight.

2008-09-19 21:00:17

By DANIEL GEWERTZ When Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Kenny Chesney bring the annual Farm Aid concert to New England for the first time tomorrow, it will be a homecoming of sorts.

2008-09-19 21:00:17

By Sam Wood THE ENVIRONMENTAL performance of dairy farming is showing improvement, according to a two-year report on progress and achievements of the dairy industry under the Environmental Plan for Dairy Farming published this week.

2008-09-17 16:51:15

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the time of year when no one can resist the lure of a fragrant apple orchard, a pumpkin-filled farm stand or a lively winery. Now there's a web site that helps travelers connect with these types of exciting rural experiences across the United States.

2008-09-16 21:00:17

By Chris Kick It is difficult to grab a newspaper or magazine today -- and totally impossible to listen to a TV reporter -- without seeing some doom and gloom article concerning the economy. I have had the distinct pleasure to personally witness the complete opposite during the last couple of weeks.

2008-09-11 00:00:16

By LAURA DALE Dartmoor farmers have been refused planning permission to build an agricultural worker's home for their son for the second time.

2008-09-02 15:00:14

LOBBYING with politicians is one of the tasks faced by the new team at Federated Farmers of New Zealand - even more important this year with a looming election. The new president is Southland sheep farmer Don Nicolson.


Latest Farms Reference Libraries

Hill farming
2013-09-20 13:07:03

Hill farming involves using is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations. Farmers generally do not have access to winter fodder for their cattle, therefore, sheep farms are typical for such areas. Due to this restricted access, farmers move the herds to lower elevations for feeding. These specific farms are found in the North and South-Western areas of England, as well as the...

Hill Farming
2013-08-05 10:40:24

Hill farming is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations. Farmers do not have access to winter fodder for the cattle; therefore, sheep farms are typical for such areas. Due to this restricted access, farmers move the herds to lower elevations for feeding. These specific farms are found in the North and South-Western areas of England, as well as the highlands of Scotland. The harsh...

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