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2009-05-18 15:07:00

Farm Aid petition calls on Secretary Vilsack to set fair price for dairy farmers Somerville, Mass., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The drastic drop in milk prices paid to farmers over the past year has led to an unprecedented crisis for dairy farmers who, on average, are being paid less than half the cost of production.

2009-05-12 15:51:00

Venerable Northwest brand celebrates success as fourth generation, family-operated business ROY, Wash., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- This year marks the 100th anniversary of Wilcox Family Farms.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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