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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...

2010-08-26 11:59:00

Additional 4,528 Acres on 40 Farms Now Protected from Development HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board today added 4,528 acres on 40 farms to the state's nationally recognized farmland preservation program, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said. The action keeps those lands in agricultural use and protects them from development. The latest farms to be preserved are located in Adams, Berks, Bradford, Bucks,...

2010-08-11 07:05:00

Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Tweedy, Band of Horses, The BoDeans, Amos Lee and Robert Francis to Join Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews at Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America MILWAUKEE, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid today announced an expanded lineup that crosses genres for its 25th anniversary music and food festival on Saturday, October 2, at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff...

2010-08-02 11:00:00

Board Members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews to headline Oct. 2 all-star music and food festival MILWAUKEE, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid took to the field today to reveal details about its 25th anniversary benefit concert, scheduled for Oct. 2 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp joined executive director Carolyn Mugar by webcast at an on-field news conference at the home of the Milwaukee Brewers to...

2010-06-25 16:16:00

Farm Aid asks Department of Justice to fast-track antitrust investigations in dairy industry Cambridge, Mass., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid joined family farmers from across the country today in Madison, Wis., at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) joint public workshop examining competition in the dairy industry. The workshop comes 18 months into an unprecedented crisis for dairy farmers. Low prices and high production costs,...

2010-06-10 10:30:00

State Adds 34 Farms to Nation-Leading Program, Including 15,000th Preserved Acre in Lebanon County HARRISBURG, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board reached a major milestone today by preserving the state's 4,000th farm, ensuring these vital agricultural operations will remain available to produce food and fiber for future generations, said Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today. "Pennsylvania's farmland preservation program...

2010-06-03 12:14:00

NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new Rabobank U.S. Farm & Ranch Survey, more than 70 percent of U.S. agricultural producers now report that they have taken a range of measures on sustainable ag practices - the highest level since the survey began in 2008. According to the survey, after a small decline in steps taken toward sustainable ag in the Rabobank Fall 2009 U.S. Farm & Ranch Survey, 72 percent of all U.S. ag producers now report that they have taken steps...

2010-06-02 12:00:00

ST. LOUIS, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, on the eve of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Summit of Rural America in Hillsboro, Mo., Farm Aid released its report, "Rebuilding America's Economy with Family Farm-Centered Food Systems," making the case for the critical role family farmers can play in U.S. economic recovery efforts. During a press briefing, Farm Aid President Willie Nelson showcased family farms as essential to jump-starting rural economies and...

2010-06-01 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Rabobank U.S. Farm and Ranch Survey, year-over-year income for U.S. farmers has improved significantly over findings from the previous two surveys. In the Southern Region, an additional 23 percent of respondents feel more positive about their income. "What's happening on Southern farms and ranches mirrors the global economy - we're beginning to see improvement," said John Johnson, Managing Director and Senior Vice President of the...

2010-06-01 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new Rabobank U.S. Farm & Ranch Survey, year-over-year income for U.S. farmers and ranchers has improved significantly over findings in the previous two surveys. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100601/NY12664 ) "What's happening on U.S. farms and ranches mirrors the global economy - we're beginning to see improvement," said John Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer for Rabo AgriFinance. "That improvement...


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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