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2011-05-02 13:11:00

Market Open Tuesdays and Fridays, May to November HARRISBURG, Pa., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Farmers Open Air Market will return to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center on May 3, providing Harrisburg-area residents and visitors an opportunity to purchase locally grown food directly from producers, acting Agriculture Secretary George Greig said today. The market will be open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday until November. "Farmers markets...

2011-04-21 12:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An additional 2,069 acres of prime farmland on 18 farms has been permanently protected through the state's nationally recognized farmland preservation program, acting Agriculture Secretary George Greig said today. "As the national leader in farmland preservation, today we took another step forward in ensuring Pennsylvania's prime farmland will forever remain in agricultural production," said Greig. "I thank the families who have...

2011-04-13 08:15:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Urban Barns Foods Inc. (URBF.OB) ("Company" or "Urban Barns"), a leading authority on sustainable development of fresh fruits and vegetables, today released additional test results stemming from its planned acquisition of Non Industrial Manufacturing originally announced on March 8, 2011. The results relate to water usage and conservation rates as compared to traditional farming techniques which further prove that this new and...

2011-04-12 05:00:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Triscuit Crackers, a 100% whole grain snack, is joining non-profit Urban Farming and cities across the country including Denver, Washington, DC and Minneapolis in declaring today "Home Farming Day" to kick off the 2011 planting season and celebrate the idea that everyone, everywhere can grow their own vegetables and herbs. The announcement is made at a "Plant-a-thon" in New York City's Madison Square Park where people can "plant and learn"...

2011-04-08 12:39:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has approved $905,000 in loans that support the expansion and growth of farming operations in four counties through five different projects that will leverage more than $1.5 million in private investments. The investments support farming operations in Berks, Perry, Lancaster and Snyder counties, Department of Community and Economic Development acting Secretary C. Alan Walker said....

2011-02-24 14:49:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Agricultural Preservation Board today voted to preserve 3,819 additional acres on 43 farms for future generations through the state's nationally recognized farmland preservation program. The latest farms to be preserved are located in Adams, Beaver, Berks, Blair, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Lycoming, Monroe, Montgomery and Westmoreland counties. During the...

2010-12-09 12:01:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Another 1,916 acres of prime farmland on 23 farms are now protected from development and will forever remain in agricultural use, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today in announcing the latest action by Pennsylvania's nation-leading farmland preservation program. "Preserving farmland is critical to our ability to feed our citizens and transition our farms to future generations," said Redding. "Pennsylvania's leadership...

2010-10-20 13:58:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm stands and farmers markets can expand their businesses and better connect consumers to nutritious, locally grown farm products through a federal grant that supports marketing and business opportunities, said Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today. The Direct Farm Sales Grant, which is funded by the federal Specialty Crops Block Grant program through the 2008 Farm Bill, provides up to $7,500 in matching grant funds to...

2010-10-06 12:08:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's nation-leading Farmland Preservation Program today permanently safeguarded an additional 1,434 acres on 17 farms for production, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding announced today. Pennsylvania's program has now preserved 442,731 acres on more than 4,000 farms. Both figures are the highest of any state. "The commitment to farmland preservation shown by Pennsylvania farmers is one that no other state can match," said...

2010-09-30 03:00:00

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Aid today announced that Jamey Johnson will join the all-star lineup for its annual benefit concert, Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America, on Saturday, October 2, at Miller Park. Johnson will join Farm Aid president and founder Willie Nelson and board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Tweedy, Band of Horses, Amos Lee, Robert Francis, BoDeans, Lukas...


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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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