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2009-03-20 13:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff recognized the vital role farmers and agribusinesses play in the lives of Pennsylvanians today as he helped unveil the Seem Family Seed Farm Incubator Project in Allentown, Lehigh County. The visit marked today's observance of National Agriculture Day. Governor Edward G. Rendell also proclaimed today "Agriculture Day" in Pennsylvania as part of National Agriculture Week, which runs from March 15-21....

2009-03-17 10:00:00

POULTNEY, Vt., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On a mid-summer day, the sun rises pretty early over Green Mountain College's Cerridwen Farm. That's good - because there's a lot of work to be done. During GMC's summer Farm Life Ecology Intensive May 18-August 14, students plow the fields, milk the cows, and plant the crops while taking classes and conducting research on topics like organic agriculture and farm systems. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090317/DC83382) The 13...

2009-03-10 14:51:00

Key Senate leaders join effort to urge farm loan restructuring SOMERVILLE, Mass., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the Obama Administration begins to implement the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Program, Farm Aid and farm, rural and housing advocates from across the country have joined to urge Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to ensure that family farmers also have the ability to restructure their loans to avoid foreclosure. More...

2009-01-15 11:18:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid announced today that it granted $557,550 in 2008 to family farm and rural service organizations nationwide. The organization invested more than $68,000 alone in programs that support family farm agriculture across New England, which was home to its 2008 benefit concert. "Farm Aid is proud to support the hands-on work of building a sustainable, family farm-based food system on the local, state, regional and national levels," said...

2009-01-08 12:50:00

One of the most significant changes in China's agricultural economy over the past fifteen years has been the rise of horticulture. During this same time period, modern supply chains have also emerged. A new study in the Review of Agricultural Economics reveals that the recent changes in China 's food economy have contributed to an improvement in poverty reduction and betterment of small farmers. However, there exists a great challenge to ensure delivery of a safe product.Jikun Huang, Yunhua...

2008-10-13 12:00:29

To: FOOD EDITORS Contact: Mark Kastel of The Cornucopia Institute, +1-608-625- 2042 Corporate Takeover Threatens Farmers,Mission CORNUCOPIA, Wis., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Groups representing organic farmers and their customers are calling on consumers to help save the organic industry by exclusively patronizing dairies, and other brands, that uphold the spirit and letter of federal organic law. They claim the acquisition of major brands by corporate agribusiness, and their...

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. Professor Henry Buller, of the University of Exeter, told last week's Sustainable Development Research Network Conference that the rural economy was failing to make the most of the thumping premiums available to producers of locally grown foods because farms were continuing to operate...

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. The awards recognise high animal welfare standards, quality production methods and great tasting food. Hardwick Park Farm was recognised for its rare-breed British pork chops and pies and Grove Farm for its rare-breed pork sausages and dry-cured back bacon. Richard...

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. For me, it meant realizing how much I take for granted the simple comforts of life. For women -- at least those I spoke with -- it meant similar things, as well as the inability to wash their hair, iron their clothes and prep their faces...

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. At a press briefing prior to the first Farm Aid concert in New England on Saturday, Brenna Chase found herself seated somewhat uncomfortably alongside Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and just a few chairs down from some of the biggest music stars in the world. Not that she wasn't thrilled to be there, but Chase,...


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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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