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2014-01-14 08:35:28

MONTREAL, Jan. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Consumer Choice Award is thrilled to announce the 2013-2014 Top Service Providers in their respective sectors for the Greater Montreal Area. We would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to all this year's winners; your dedication to superior service has resonated with the people of the city of Montreal. Each year across Canada, Consumer Choice Award gathers opinions, perceptions and expectations through the responses of thousands of...

2014-01-09 12:25:11

QUÉBEC, Jan. 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - For its 60(th) edition, the Québec Winter Carnival, in cooperation with Loto-Québec, will offer Carnival-goers a clever mix of new activities and reinvented classics, spread out throughout the Québec area. Not only will Québec be completely Carnival from January 31(st) to February 16(th), but the city is now entering a pre-Carnival period! On January 31(st), the festivities of the world's biggest winter celebration will be launched with a huge...

2014-01-08 23:01:34

The Wilderness Society's President Jamie Williams commends business commitment to America's public lands. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Wednesday that American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. will provide $1 million to help fund the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), and in doing so, will help put young people and veterans to work on America's public lands. American Eagle Outfitters is an American clothing retailer that...

2014-01-03 08:25:21

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gladstone Land Corporation (NASDAQ: LAND) ("Gladstone Land" or the "Company") announced today that it has acquired a 1,760-acre farm in Willcox, Cochise County, Arizona for $6.7 million on December 27, 2013. The property is irrigated farm land with 13 existing water wells. In connection with the acquisition, the Company executed a ten-year lease with Premier Grain Farms. Premier Grain Farms is a family-owned and -operated farming company...

2014-01-02 08:23:35

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gladstone Land Corporation (NASDAQ: LAND) ("Gladstone Land" or the "Company") announced today that it has acquired a 1,895-acre farm in the Columbia Basin of the Pacific Northwest for $13.9 million. The property has center pivot irrigation and has been farmed for row crop vegetables for decades. In connection with the acquisition, the Company executed a ten-year lease with three, five-year options to extend with a large farming operation...

2013-12-30 23:02:33

Changing consumer preferences toward organic meats and dairy will increase the demand for high-value organic hay. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Hay and Crop Farming industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 The Hay and Crop Farming industry, primarily comprising hay and sugar beets, largely depends on downstream demand and demand for substitute products. Overall, industry revenue is expected...

2013-12-27 12:22:37

KALUGA, Russia, December 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anatoly Artamonov, the Governor of Kaluga region located some 180 km to the southwest of Moscow, took part in the ceremony of commissioning a top-notch family cattle farm in the village of Plyuskovo, Kozelsk region. The project of this robotized agricultural outlet has been implemented in the format of a special-purpose program for the development of cattle breeding farms in the Kaluga region in the period of 2012...

2013-12-20 23:02:45

Demand for the Livestock Production Support Services industry is growing in line with larger cattle and pig herds, bigger broiler flocks and increased milk production; furthermore, through 2018, revenue in the downstream livestock industries is forecast to grow as the economy improves and demand recovers at the retail level, which bodes well for the industry. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Livestock Production Support Services industry in...

2013-12-18 13:19:02

Trauma of forced displacement alleviated by house-beautification From the Holocaust to the Cambodian Civil War to the Somali refugee crisis, the past century has been rife with mass forced migrations. According to a recent study by the UN Refugee Agency, over 42 million people worldwide are currently displaced from their homes. When it comes time to rebuild, these victims of home-destruction, or “domicide,” are often given only the bare essentials and told to make do. That is...


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Integrated farming
2013-09-20 13:33:38

Integrated farming is the practice of growing crops and raising livestock simultaneously. Integrated farming is diversification at its best. One intense example of integrated farming can be found in China where fish farming has been integrated with raising livestock, along with growing agricultural crops, such as vegetables. Other examples of integrated farming include using pigs to clear fields of rocks and roots prior to planting a crop. Poultry is used to clean up rotten fruit and...

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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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