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  • Orchard Argicultural Machines

    07/21/2017 5:06:41 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7-21-17 | JR
    Not quite sure how I feel about these hydraulic tree shakers...
  • Corrupt California Ag Labor Board Chair Resigns; Gov. Reappoints Crooked Former Chairwoman

    01/17/2017 6:33:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/17/17 | Katy Grimes
    The corrupt ALRB is not only working overtime to deprive Latino farm workers their right to vote on labor union representation, it is now the state board where washed-up state legislators and useful idiots go to serve Removing all doubt that the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board is a Marxist tool for unionization, William B. Gould IV, Gov. Jerry Brown‘s appointed Chairman of the board, announced his resignation Friday, in a cranky letter complaining that farm workers don’t want to join the United Farmworkers Union. Gould’s resignation also proved that he never was an unbiased arbiter of the agency, despite...
  • Earliest Evidence of Dairy Farming Found

    01/28/2003 3:08:12 PM PST · by Junior · 17 replies · 291+ views
    AP - Science ^ | 2003-01-27
    WASHINGTON - Dairy farming became widespread in Britain as early as the new stone age — around 4,000 B.C. — a team of researchers at England's University of Bristol reports.Mark Copley, an archaeological chemist, said evidence of milk fats was found on broken pieces of pottery at several ancient sites in southern England.Using new methods of analysis, scientists have learned to differentiate between ancient residue from milk fat and other fats and oils in recent years, Copley and his team report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.Their findings provide evidence of "the earliest farming communities in Britain, though...
  • Pollution Rising, Chinese Fear for Soil and Food

    12/31/2013 12:24:47 PM PST · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 Dec 2013 | Edward Wong
    The farm-to-table process in China starts in villages like this one in the agricultural heartland. Food from the fields of Ge Songqing and her neighbors ends up in their kitchens or in the local market, and from there goes to other provinces. The foods are Chinese staples: rice, cabbage, carrots, turnips and sweet potatoes. But the fields are ringed by factories and irrigated with water tainted by industrial waste. Levels of toxic heavy metals in the wastewater here are among the highest in China, and residents fear the soil is similarly contaminated. Though they have no scientific proof, they suspect...

    03/08/2013 1:17:48 PM PST · by greeneyes · 79 replies
    Free Republic | March 8, 2013 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread ... there is no telling where it will go and...
  • Africa Can Feed Itself in a Generation, Experts Say

    12/07/2010 8:58:43 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Science Daily ^ | December 3,2010 | Calestous Juma,
    — Africa can feed itself. And it can make the transition from hungry importer to self-sufficiency in a single generation.The startling assertions, in stark contrast with entrenched, gloomy perceptions of the continent, highlight a collection of studies published December 2 that present a clear prescription for transforming Sub-Saharan Africa's agriculture and, by doing so, its economy. The strategy calls on governments to make African agricultural expansion central to decision making about everything from transportation and communication infrastructure to post-secondary education and innovation investment.
  • Israel to share agricultural know-how with struggling African farmers

    04/26/2010 1:49:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 330+ views
    haaretz ^ | 4/26/10 | rueters
    Israel is getting ready to share technology and skills with African countries struggling to sustain agricultural output due to increasingly unreliable rains, said Agriculture Minister Shalom Simhon. Simhon said sharing know-how, especially in irrigation and water management, was his focus on a tour of Senegal, Ivory Coast and Gabon. His trip comes as some 10 million people in West and Central Africa face food shortages due to failed rains. "We are not arriving here in Africa to take resources from the African countries. We are coming here in order to give know-how and abilities to these countries to develop," Simhon...
  • Trade war with Mexico could devastate Washington state growers

    03/31/2009 10:07:47 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 445 replies · 2,673+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | March 31, 2009 | Les Blumenthal
    WASHINGTON -- The long-simmering dispute over allowing Mexican trucks onto U.S. highways is escalating into a trade war that could cost Washington state agricultural interests millions of dollars in lost sales and present the Obama administration and the Democratic-controlled Congress with an early test of their trade policies. Washington's pear, cherry, apricot and Christmas tree growers find themselves in the middle of a trade clash not of their own making and facing 20 percent tariffs on their exports to Mexico. The biggest impact, however, could be on the state's potato growers and processors. Mexico buys $83 million worth of frozen...
  • Agricultural Experts Plant Seeds in Kirkuk

    03/22/2009 10:36:51 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 330+ views
    FOB WARRIOR — The food that finds its way on to the tables of Kirkuk City residents has to start somewhere. Researchers from Team Borlaug wanted to see where the journey began, and they found some of those origins at one of the city’s animal processing plants and markets, March 18. Team Borlaug is taking a nearly six-month tour of northern Iraq to study the agriculture and offer guidance on how it can be improved. “Our mission is to assess agriculture in Multi-National Division – North’s area and provide recommendations to the command regarding project development and how to get...
  • U.S. Agricultural Team Vaccinates Chicks

    03/05/2009 3:53:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 297+ views
    Charles Russell, a member of the U.S. State Department Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team and an agricultural advisor, sprays 21-day-old chicks with a vaccine to prevent Gambaro disease, which attacks a chick's immune system, at the Poultry Agkardi Hatchery during an EPRT event in Mahmudiyah, Feb. 27. Photo by Jamie Vernon, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs. MAHMUDIYAH — The U.S. State Department’s Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team (EPRT) participated in a project inoculating and delivering chickens to the Mahmudiyah Poultry Association, Feb. 27. Charles Russell, an agricultural advisor for the EPRT, traveled to the Poultry Agkardi Hatchery here to assist local Iraqi...

    03/05/2009 6:41:40 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 51 replies · 2,171+ views ^ | March 4, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    Fortunately, we have Keith Olbermann to point out that Rush Limbaugh did not accurately quote the preamble to the Constitution in his CPAC speech last weekend. I'm not sure what scam Olbermann imagined Rush was trying to put over on the American people by saying conservatives believed in the "preamble to the Constitution" and then quoting words from the Declaration of Independence -- but Olbermann put an end to that cruel deception! These small-time opportunities to show off by correcting someone else's teeny-tiny mistakes are the lifeblood of Olbermann's MSNBC show, "Countdown." Olbermann is no more capable of not correcting...
  • Missouri Guard's Agricultural Mission Grows in Afghanistan

    12/23/2008 5:33:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 447+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Jon Soucy, USA
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2008 – Missouri National Guard soldiers are overcoming one of the biggest hurdles on Afghanistan’s road toward self-sustainment, one of the state’s U.S. senators said here yesterday. Missouri U.S. Sen. Christopher Bond and Lt. Gen. Clyde Vaughn, director of the Army National Guard, answer questions from the media during a Dec. 22, 2008, news conference in Bond’s Washington, D.C., office. Bond recently returned from Afghanistan, where he saw the work of Missouri Guard agriculture development teams. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Soucy  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Sen. Christopher Bond discussed the Missouri...
  • New Agricultural Center Opens in Safwan

    12/09/2008 4:40:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 198+ views
    SAFWAN — A newly renovated agricultural center in Safwan, a town in southern Iraq’s Basrah province, was dedicated Dec. 7. Members of the Safwan Agricultural Society Board, the Agricultural Society president and Coalition representatives were on hand for the celebration. The newly renovated facility, seeds, tractors, generators, greenhouse kits and plastic sheathing were part of the $1.5 million investment the Coalition made to get the community’s economy back on its feet. “This project has jumpstarted the agro-business for farmers,” said Sgt. Adam Kirschner, project management officer for the agricultural center. “With 50 percent of the local population in the business,...
  • Leaders Seek Ways to Boost Iraq’s Agricultural System

    11/18/2008 3:15:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 147+ views
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, Nov. 18, 2008 – Multinational Division Center leaders met here Nov. 13 to discuss Iraq’s agricultural economy. Army Brig. Gen. Jefforey A. Smith, Multinational Division Center deputy commander for support, introduces Edwin Price, left, Team Borlaug leader, during an agriculture roundtable at Camp Victory, Iraq, Nov. 13, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Emery  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The roundtable allowed attendees to measure progress since the last conference in August, officials said. "There are two important aspects of a conference like this," said Army Brig. Gen. Jefforey A. Smith, Multinational Division...
  • PRT Facilitates Mada’in Agricultural, Technology Expo

    05/05/2008 5:26:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 67+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Maj. Joe Sowers, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — More than 1500 Iraqi farmers attended the Mada’in Agricultural Technology Exposition in al-Wahida, Iraq, recently. The expo resulted from efforts by the embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team, attached to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, to revitalize farming and agribusiness. The 3rd HBCT ePRT leaders emphasized agricultural initiatives in the qada to provide long-term economic stability in the primarily agrarian district east of Baghdad. Fifty-eight percent of the Mada’in citizens are farmers, and another 15 percent are in farm-related businesses, said Col. Bud Jameson, from Sherwood, Ark., ePRT deputy team leader. During the expo, Baghdad PRT...
  • Anbar Agricultural College Returned to Province, GOI

    12/07/2007 4:39:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 58+ views
    CAMP FALLUJAH — Camp Corregidor and Combat Outpost were returned to the Government of Iraq during a signing ceremony held in the provincial capital of Ramadi Dec. 7. Governor Mamoun Sami Rashid Alawani, on behalf of the National Government, signed the documents and officially took possession of the property at the Provincial Government Center a few kilometers from the campus. Coalition Forces established Camp Corregidor on the abandoned campus of the Agricultural College in early 2004. Strategically located on the main highway connecting Baghdad to Syria, the outpost was under constant attack by Al Qaeda in Iraq foreign fighters and...
  • Feinstein to push guest-worker bill

    08/23/2007 12:25:14 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 30 replies · 741+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | August 23, 2007 | Michael Doyle
    Senator to assure that farm legislation is a priority in today's Fresno appearance. WASHINGTON -- Get ready for another ride on the immigration roller coaster. Today, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein will be assuring a San Joaquin Valley audience that Congress will once more take up a big agricultural guest-worker bill. A top priority for Valley farmers, the bill soon could resurface on Capitol Hill. "Agriculture is going to push this thing," Manuel Cunha, president of the Fresno-based Nisei Farmers League, said Wednesday. The agricultural guest-worker package is getting its second wind two months after comprehensive immigration reform collapsed in the...
  • Students Graduate From Agricultural Course

    01/11/2007 5:13:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 258+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Capt Vince King Jr.
    Students Graduate From Agricultural Course Students learn how to help others improve farm production. By Capt Vince King Jr. 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Jan. 11, 2007 -- More than 50 students from Kapisa and Parwan provinces graduated from the Comprehensive Agricultural Course for Soils, Crops, Agronomy and Animal Sciences, Jan. 6. "The hard work and dedication demonstrated by the students emphasizes the commitment local officials have on improving the lives and increasing the prosperity of the people of their community," Army Maj. Don Johnson The 20-week course, taught by Dr. Mike Gangwer, a Department...
  • Australian PM Warning On Drought

    10/13/2006 8:27:54 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 340+ views
    bbc ^ | 10-13-2006
    <p>Australian Prime Minister John Howard has said that the country's worsening drought could hit economic growth. Mr Howard said the drought, which some experts have described as one of the worst on record in Australia, would "affect our GDP growth".</p>
  • Was Fig First Fruit Of Man's Agricultural Endeavours?

    06/01/2006 5:48:33 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 535+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-2-2006 | Roger Highfield
    Was fig first fruit of man's agricultural endeavours? By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 02/06/2006) The dawn of agriculture may have come with the domestication of fig trees near Jericho some 11,400 years ago, archaeologists report today. The discovery of ancient carbonised figs suggests that fruit, rather than grains that are traditionally thought to have heralded agriculture, may yield the earliest evidence of purposeful planting. The figs date back roughly 1,000 years before wheat, barley and legumes were domesticated in the region, making the fruit trees the oldest known domesticated crop, a team reports today in the journal Science. Nine...