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2013-11-26 16:21:12

- 30th Annual Christmas Parade Set For Saturday, December 7 RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids get ready! When it gets this cold outside, you know it must be time for the annual Richmond Christmas Parade, sponsored by Dominion. U.S. Marine war veteran Luke Cassidy has been named grand marshal of the parade this year and will lead the colorful and high-stepping marching bands and floats down Broad Street from the Science Museum to 7(th) Street. Cassidy, a...

2013-11-25 16:28:34

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the sale of six southwest Wisconsin farms totaling approximately 1,182 acres -- at prices reaching as high as $9,252 per acre for tillable farmland -- Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company has managed a series of November sales that have shown the market for farmland to be alive and well. "Whether we've been in Wisconsin, Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan or Ohio, we've consistently seen big crowds and intense competition for the...

2013-11-24 23:04:36

After high price growth for the industry over the past five years, continued price growth is expected to subside in the five years to 2018, thus reducing overall revenue growth compared with the past five years. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Corn Farming industry in its growing industry report collection. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 The Corn Farming industry experienced fresh growth over the five years to 2013, mainly due to...

2013-11-22 16:22:52

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved more than $16 million in funding to support 116 greenways, trails and recreation projects throughout Pennsylvania. The funds were a part of the $28.5 million made available over the past two years to fund six Marcellus Legacy Fund programs administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). "We established these programs to...

2013-11-21 11:39:12

Dr Alexander Bridger, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Huddersfield, has published a new paper that explores ways to qualitatively study the urban environments of Manchester. The paper outlines how mobile methods and documentary strategies (diaries, cameras and maps) can be used to document and reflect on the research process and to consider the political implications of urbanism and gentrification. Alexander considers the work of the Situationist International and...

2013-11-20 12:29:20

ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a keynote address before more than 225 attendees at the Harvesting Opportunities Conference in Albany Wednesday, Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO of the American Farmland, urged New York state officials to restart its efforts to protect farmland from development. "We are facing a global challenge to double food production by 2050," said McElwaine. "Yet, in this country we have been paving over the farmland needed for producing food...

2013-11-14 23:29:16

The Urban Farm released a new iPhone and iPad app today called Urban Farm Guides; the app contains urban farming guidebooks that inspire users to create their own urban farms. Current How-To Guide topics include growing your own organic food, raising chickens, saving seeds, and creating your own sustainable, organic, urban farm. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 This week UrbanFarm.org released an innovative educational app for iPhone and iPad that will give users access to...

2013-11-14 16:23:01

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Two hundred farmers, public officials, food professionals, land trusts and citizens will be coming to Albany on November 20th to attend the Harvesting Opportunities In New York: Growing Local Food Economies and Protecting Farmland Conference organized by the American Farmland Trust. The one-day conference is designed to inspire and educate New Yorkers on ways to expand the state's farm economy, protect farmland and expand access...

2013-11-13 23:33:09

Sponsored by Maker House and Xerocraft, this event will include makers, hackers and DIY’ers from all over Tucson, and will be a lead-in event to Maketopolis, Tucson’s first maker/hacker/DIY’er expo. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Beginning at 10:30 on Saturday, November 16th, makers from all walks of life will assemble at Maker House at 283 N Stone Ave to share ideas, works, and knowledge in this day-long event. “This is a great chance for anyone in Tucson who makes, hacks,...

2013-11-13 12:23:19

MANHATTAN, KS, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - With Baby Boomers facing retirement age, every family owned business - including every family farm - is fast approaching a change in ownership. The shocking fact is that fewer than 30% of all family businesses transition to the second generation; less than 15% to the third, and fewer than 5% will make it to the fourth. This phenomenal ownership dropout rate is examined in Farming with Family Ain't Always Easy! from case studies, analysis,...


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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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