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Researchers in Sharjah are looking to cultivate salt-tolerant plants to improve productivity and help farmers boost their incomes. Soil samples have been collected from the Al Zubair area, for analysis by experts at the International Centre for Biosaline agriculture (ICBA) to begin cultivating crops with salinity ...
Next. PLANT CITY, Fla. -- Strawberry farmers are concerned about their crops after a temperatures dropped below 32 degrees early Thursday morning. Farmers at Fancy farms in Plant City are working to keep their strawberries covered in water, running their sprinkler systems throughout the night.

(Des Moines)--Ray Gaesser, an Iowa farmer known worldwide for his leading agricultural innovations, pioneering conservation stewardship and volunteer ... An early adopter of conservation practices, Gaesser farms has been nearly 100% no-till since 1991 and nearly 3,100 acres contain cover crops, with ...
The Northwest farm managers Association will hold its 109th annual meeting for producers and others interested in agriculture on Jan. 31 at the ... He does forecasting for grain and livestock sectors, develops credit and risk strategies, and conducts macroeconomic and international analysis on agricultural ...
But now he approaches it less as a farm and more as a business, which is critical to any agricultural venture's success and Sustainability. ... is a major topic in agriculture today because of the rapidly aging farm population, and because of how many young people are leaving family farms to work elsewhere.
ALVIN, Texas-- The sleet and snow may have cleared, but the damage it caused is in plain sight. Local farmer communities are feeling the aftermath from the icy weather that has taken its toll on their crops. Froberg Strawberry farm lost 50 percent of their crop. "It's hard to explain to customers that we had a ...

The farm Bill is one of the most important pieces of legislation coming up this year, though it seldom makes waves outside the agricultural community. ... you might imagine--farm subsidies, crop insurance--but it also address a boatload of other issues, like the SNAP benefits (aka the food stamp program), ...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue is visiting Arkansas to hold a roundtable discussion with the state's governor and to meet with farmers. Perdue is participating in a roundtable lunch with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the state's agriculture leaders at the governor's mansion ...
"Bottom line, livestock producers are going to have to spend more time out there," said the Richmond-based Virginia farm Bureau's Tony banks. "Greenhousers are going spend more on keeping those facilities heated. If you have hog houses or poultry houses, you're going spend more on that this time of ...
However, federal grants for agriculture development show thousands of city-dwelling recipients, indicating that the number of urban farms is likely ... the environment in their farms, enabling them grow a lot more in the same amount of space, according to a 2014 study in the Journal of Agricultural Studies.
Dalton owns the business Roosts and Ranching, caring for farm animals when owners are on vacation. [Photo/Greg Derr/The Patriot ... Tyler Dalton has always had a love for animals and it was that love that led him to start his own business as a "livestock sitter" for local farmers. Dalton, 21, began Roosts to ...
There's no doubt about it, on any farm where there's livestock, there's a potential to have questions arise about anything that looks unfamiliar to kids who happen to be visiting. This is especially true if visits occur during breeding times or birthing times on the farm. If this discussion comes up, we'll do our best ...
Examples of eligible agricultural enterprises for the award iominees are: livestock and crop production, Agribusiness, forestry, horticulture and nursery management. In addition to considering the nominee's production agriculture involvement, the application also recognizes leadership in agricultural and ...
It was a record-breaking year for the 2018 Pennsylvania farm Show's Sale of Champions - and unquestionably, one man who owns a trash hauling service played a big part in it. Sen. Scott Wagner, R-York County, owner of Penn Waste, was the highest bidder for animal after animal at the junior livestock ...
The saying "big crops get bigger" holds true in the latest crop production report released by the USDA Jan. 12. ... on corn, and still pushing 1 billion bushels of wheat domestically, so all those things continue to underscore the ample supply we have domestically," he told U.S. farm Report host Tyne Morgan.
The research adds to a stack of recent scientific papers that question the often-used practice of killing predators to reduce the chances of attacks on cattle, sheep and other livestock. Wildlife managers across the West trap and kill wolves, cougars and coyotes and other predators, and lethal control has ...
TROY, Ohio -- The Ohio FFA Alumni Association, along with the Miami County farm Bureau, will host a community, agriculture-leadership event Feb. 10 at Hobart Arena in Troy. Along with FFA members, alumni and advisers, farm Bureau members, 4-H, young farmers and Grange members are all invited ...

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Agricultural Council is offering up to six $1,500 scholarships to students pursuing their education in agricultural-related areas of study and to help promote agriculture and agri-business as a growing field of career opportunities. Scholarship recipients are selected based on ...
The ORG program supports the development and implementation of research, extension, and education programs that enhance organic livestock and crop production. Organic agricultural systems provide many ecosystem services, and natural resources stewardship is a key principle in organic farming.
The first farm to be showcased is Black Star farms on Thursday, January 25. The webinar starts at noon. Black Star farms is a unique wine and culinary destination located near Suttons Bay, Michigan that includes a luxury inn, event spaces, a farm-to-table cafe, a distillery, and an equestrian facility.
AUGUSTA -- Barry Higgins of Maple Lane farms in Charleston received the Commissioner's Distinguished Service Award Jan. ... Paul R. LePage joined Maine Department of agriculture, conservation and Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb to present the farm with the award in recognition of the many ...
The private tours have brought local groups, vet students, and many consumers who have never seen commercial production before coming to Cooper farms. "The feedback has been very positive, particularly from the community, younger ag groups, people who are not as in touch with animal agriculture ...
Baker, who was staffing a table at the job fair at the 77th annual Agricultural Trades Show for the farm, said she might not find a candidate during the three-day ... Baker said fewer and fewer children are growing up on farms in Maine, and the schools don't have the same kind of introductions to agriculture ...
Trump also claimed the law spares farmers from the "punishment" of "the deeply unfair estate tax," allowing them to "keep your farms in the family. ... What benefits agricultural Corporations isn't always in the interests of family farmers, and like Trump, the Farm Bureau usually comes down on the side of big ...
The Crop Care Federation of India has urged the Centre to focus on increasing the country's agriculture exports by facilitating and providing specific incentives rather than allocating funds to boost production. In the last four years, agriculture exports have fallen 18 per cent to $32 billion in FY17 from $39 ...
Block trading -- when two customers agree outside of open outcry or outside of the electronic trade to transact a deal -- has come to the world of Chicago agriculture trading, and not everyone's happy about it. CME Group Inc. data show the exchange cleared four block trades in agricultural futures Monday, ...
"I realized I craved being a part of my family's team more than I craved the farming, the dirt, the machinery and the crop." The operation spans roughly 5,000 acres of non-GMO crops, including both organic and conventional production practices. Crops include blue corn, white corn, yellow corn, winter wheat, ...
"We look forward to a healthy 2018 and serving the farmers of South Carolina and protecting all agricultural crops." The fine against McMillan is the first stemming from complaints last year about crop-dusting operations in the area. Clemson previously dismissed at least three other complaints, including one ...
Greg and Rose Hartschuh of Sycamore were named winners of American farm Bureau's Excellence in agriculture Award. ... The Excellence in Agriculture Award recognizes young farmers and ranchers who do not derive the majority of their income from an agricultural operation, but who actively contribute ...
Dr. Keith Coble reviewed the supply and demand fundamentals for major field crops including corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and rice for both U.S. and foreign markets. Following the crop outlook, Dr. Coble discussed several key topics for the 2018 farm bill debate that may impact commodity and crop ...
This month, the landowners of Fresh Run farm in Bolinas, one of the earliest certified organic farms on the West Coast, signed a 20-year contract with the ... what is commonly called the Williamson Act, the primary state legislation directed toward preserving agricultural and open space lands since 1965.
The farm bill represents support programs for farmers, including crop insurance, conservation programs and rural development. Patterson said agriculture needs to support the farm bill as a whole. "If farmers don't stand up for SNAP, it makes it much more challenging for those that care about SNAP to stand ...
Vision-enabled robotics have been in commercial use in organic systems for a few years, following along crop rows, identifying weeds and aiding mechanical hoeing, according to a report by IDTechEx, Agricultural robots and drones 2017-2027: Technologies, markets, Players. The future could look like a ...
Fett, widely known as Mr. Peacock, said he has lost about one-third of the breeding stock that produce much of the nation's peacock hatching eggs as a result of the prolonged cold weather. He said he and his wife lost about 50 percent of their breeding stock when the farm was hit by a tornado in 2014.
The statewide organic explosion, farms adapting to climate change, reducing environmental degradation, and ensuring sustainable agriculture are some of the new displays and exhibits at this year's Pennsylvania farm Show, which celebrates agricultural diversity. The 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show ...
Driven by the economic necessity to maximise returns, these small farms have evolved through self-engineered innovation into producing a variety of produce. Crop cultivation and livestock co-exist, ensuring year round economic activity. The aggregate agricultural output per unit area per year in India is ...
On the right are those farms with fewer than 100 acres. Pay particular attention to the orange portion of the bars. That represents the percentage of growers who do not grow the crop. The more orange you see, the less diverse the crop selection. Let me explain: If a grow selects only five of the crops offered, ...
On a picturesque row crop and livestock operation, a farmer-and-wife team started a day care in a fenced-off addition of their house. ... Ross Pifer, director of The Center for Agricultural and shale Law at Penn State University, says the extent of grower obligations depends on who is at the farm: "Trespasser, ...
And, boy oh boy, did our readers come through. In about 24 hours, we received nearly 70 photos from across the U.S. and Canada. We have photos of kids on the farm, of crops in field as well as being planted and harvested. There are cattle and sheep. And there are sunsets, sunrises and rainbows galore.
They were planting crops in the ground and raising livestock in order to feed their families. They set aside a time to honor the supernatural forces they deemed to have sway in their lives -- the sun (or associated sun gods) or a god of agriculture -- in hopes that they might have a bountiful harvest in the New ...
Although few Americans have direct connections to farms or ranches, they appreciate that U.S. agriculture produces the greatest selection of affordable food found anywhere in the world. Those who cut or buy real Christmas trees also know that those trees come from a farm. But fewer may consider how ...
"On the issue of the minimum support price, too, though the central government decides it, we are trying to reduce the input cost of agriculture so that farmers' profits are protected," Agarwal said. "We are trying to join our agriculture market with national and international markets. Lots of fruits are being ...
In an address to the Indiana farm Bureau State Convention in French Lick recently, Hardisty announced the formation of IANA. There she said numerous groups across the state have made great strides to improve soil health. Hardisty highlighted the increased use of cover crops and conservation tillage by ...
In this six part series, we are discovering what Sustainability on Michigan farms means, looking at examples of how farms are demonstrating that sustainability, ... A farm can generate cash flow from things such as; selling a previous year's inventory (supplies, livestock, crops, or feed), collecting on accounts ...
capital gains taxes are due when farm or ranch land, buildings, breeding livestock and timber are sold. ... Allows farmers to immediately write-off the cost of new and used machinery and equipment, livestock, single-purpose agricultural and horticultural structures, and bulk storage facilities for commodities ...
Wheat was a part of the crop rotation for the farm and Wilson also tried some cereal rye. "I tried planting cover crops in the 80s with cereal rye because I remember what that hay had done in the soil. Back then we didn't have the Roundup beans and if we didn't get that stuff killed before the beans came up it ...
The USDA is forecasting a rise in farm income from $93.3 billion in 2016 to $96.9 billion in 2017 because of diversification in livestock and higher cash receipts. Grain farmers have a different forecast--they're expected to see lower cash receipts for most crops. Hear why Don Close, senior analyst of animal ...
In its annual report, "America's Diverse Family farms," the ERS notes that "attractive new insurance products," such as revenue insurance, also were introduced. The USDA pays an average 62¢ of each dollar of premium for crop insurance. "In recent farm acts, the emphasis has shifted to a greater reliance ...
(AP) -- Several days of strong winds in late October arrived at the wrong time for many farmers who saw their crops shrink as ears of corn fell to the ground ... Overall, the Nebraska corn crop is still estimated to be a good one with 1.66 billion bushels, but the agriculture Department's prediction is down from ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Arkansas farmers received $466 million in federal "safety net" payments this year for their crop losses in 2016, third ... The payments are made through two programs in the 2014 farm bill passed by Congress and are separate from what farmers can receive for crop ...


 

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