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  • Company will grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste (21 jobs)

    10/17/2017 1:20:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WCAV-TV ^ | The Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new "aquaponics" operation in Loudoun County....
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD OCTOBER 14, 2017

    10/14/2017 9:56:51 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 50 replies
    freerepublic | October 14, 2017 | 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. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Agri. Robots Market: Future Forecast Assessed on the Basis of How the Market Is Predicted to Grow

    10/08/2017 9:03:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | October 6, 2017
    Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/06/2017 -- The global agriculture robots market features a widely diverse competitive landscape characterized by region-wise dominance of prominent players, notes Transparency Market Research (TMR). For instance, the agriculture robots market in North America was dominated Harvest Automation, Inc., Clearpath Robotics, and PrecisionHawk, Inc., in 2015, while in the same year, Naio Technologies and SenseFly SA led the Europe market. In addition, Shibuya Seiki was one of the leading players in the Asia Pacific market for agriculture robots in 2015. Furthermore, driven by abundant lucrative avenues, the market is witnessing a constant influx of emerging...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD OCT. 6, 2017

    10/06/2017 5:58:46 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 87 replies
    freerepublic | OCT. 6, 2017 | greeenyes
    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. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • World's first hands-free farmland in Britain hailed a success

    09/30/2017 2:03:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    New China ^ | September 30, 2017 | Xinhua
    LONDON, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- In what has been described Friday as a world first, a farm field in Britain has been planted and harvested completely by autonomous vehicles and drones without any farmhands in sight. The hands-free crop farming was delivered in joint project by Harper Adams University in Shropshire and Yorkshire-based Precision Decisions, in an initiative partly-funded by the government agency, Innovate UK. The renowned agricultural university and Precision Decisions announced Friday the successful completion of "Hands Free Hectare", a project to plant, tend and harvest a crop using only autonomous vehicles and drones. A spokesman for Innovate...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

    09/29/2017 6:35:30 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 58 replies
    freerepublic | September 29, 2017 | 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. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Opposition Rising Against Plan To Study Second Potomac River Crossing in Montgomery County

    09/22/2017 7:18:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | July 11, 2017 | Andrew Metcalf
    Opposition is beginning to build against a regional transportation group’s plan to study a second Potomac River crossing in Montgomery County. On Tuesday morning, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner introduced a resolution that would formally put the council in opposition to the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board’s plan to study the feasibility of a bridge that would help connect Virginia Route 28 to the Intercounty Connector in the county. Supporters of the proposed bridge say the connecting route would help ease traffic on I-270 and the American Legion Bridge on the Beltway and provide better connectivity to Dulles...
  • WEEKLY GARDENING THREAD SEPT. 22, 2017

    09/22/2017 5:53:26 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 58 replies
    freerepublic | 9/22/2017 | 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. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Farmland Partners Announces $110 Million Acquisition Of California Farmland

    09/22/2017 2:00:41 PM PDT · by ptsal · 20 replies
    CISION PR Newswire ^ | Sept. 22, 2017 | Farmland Partners
    Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSE: FPI) ("FPI") announced today that it has entered into agreements to acquire from Olam International Limited ("Olam") approximately 5,100 acres of permanent crop farmland in California for a purchase price of $110 million. The properties are located in California's Central Valley and are dedicated to the production of almonds, pistachios and walnuts. At closing of the acquisition, FPI will enter into a 25-year triple-net lease agreement with Olam on a revenue share basis. During the term of the agreement, Olam will operate and maintain the properties and improvements. Closing is subject to customary conditions.
  • Inquiry Highlights Terry McAuliffe’s Ties to Chinese Company

    05/24/2016 7:19:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 24, 2016 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and STEPHANIE SAUL
    Four years ago, one of China’s largest agricultural importers sent representatives to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., hoping that meetings with elite party officials might yield business opportunities. The company, the Dandong Port Group, was particularly focused on the governors in attendance, according to an interview with Dandong’s general counsel broadcast by Chinese state television. But now, the company’s widening influence is coming under scrutiny by federal prosecutors, who are examining the relationship between Dandong’s wealthy and connected chairman, Wang Wenliang, and Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, a Democrat who was elected in 2013. A federal law enforcement...
  • People Are Calling For A Total Ban On Cotton Because — You Guessed It — Racism

    09/19/2017 5:46:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 151 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Jena Greene
    A woman in Texas berated Hobby Lobby last week for selling cotton as a decorative home accessory. This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton... A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way.PLEASE REMOVE THIS "decor".Daniell Rider posted her complaint to the craft store’s Facebook page: There is nothing decorative about raw cotton. A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE this decor. The post received close to 15,000 shares and...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD SEPT. 15, 2017

    09/15/2017 6:02:31 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 76 replies
    freerepublic | SEPT. 15, 2017 | greeenyes
    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. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • 99-year-old grandpa still works on the family farm, providing an example for his kids and grandkids

    09/12/2017 8:06:17 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 20 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | Sep 12, 2017 | Blake Ursch
    She sat next to her grandpa in the combine — this was the harvest, after all — and while he spoke, she listened. He talked about his life, the good years and the tough ones. He talked about her grandmother and how they’d fallen in love. And, of course, he talked about farming, the only life he’s ever known. Ask Jina Leavitt, 41, about her grandfather, and she will tell you about these rides in the combine. He impressed her, she said, with his wisdom, his work ethic, his character. So, when she was 11 or 12, she wrote him...
  • Hurricane Irma Will Make Orange Juice Unaffordable and Destroy Your Grocery Bill

    09/09/2017 8:35:44 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 63 replies
    The Street ^ | 9/9/17 | Ellen Chang
    Citrus costs could rise if Hurricane Irma, which is deemed a category 5, makes landfall in certain regions of Florida, as the state heads toward harvest season for oranges, but other vegetables could also see prices spike. Depending on where Irma makes landfall, produce prices will fluctuate, said Giacomo Santangelo, an economics professor at Fordham University in New York and Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. Florida is the main producer of oranges in the U.S., although California and Texas also grow them. "We can expect the prices of citrus fruits such as oranges, limes, tangelos and grapefruit to...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD SEPT. 8, 2017

    09/08/2017 5:40:24 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 51 replies
    fr | Sept. 8, 2017 | greeenyes
    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. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • The brilliant indoor benefits of LED grow lights

    09/03/2017 11:29:17 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 93 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 3, 2017 | James Wong
    As a self-confessed science geek I am fascinated by technology. Yet in the world of gardening this is often synonymous with the gimmicky (fiberglass meerkat solar light, anyone?) or the hugely complex and costly – think hydroponic growers that require a degree in electrical engineering to install. So it was with trepidation that I started experimenting with LED grow lights last winter in my tiny flat. Nine months down the line I am a total convert, eulogizing about them to all my gardening mates. They are something I feel could be a gamechanger to many modern gardeners, if we could...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

    09/01/2017 7:01:32 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 96 replies
    freerepublic | 9/1/2017 | 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. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Did climate change decimate Georgia’s peach crop in 2017?

    09/01/2017 11:46:36 AM PDT · by Dacula · 30 replies
    Atlanta Urinal Constipation ^ | 9-1-2017 | AJC Staff
    MUSELLA, Georgia — Georgia’s peach industry suffered staggering losses this year — 85 percent of the crop wiped out by a winter that never get cold enough for the fruit to grow and ripen properly. The lingering question: was this a harbinger of climate change and many warmer winters to come? Or was it just the sort of bad luck that Georgia farmers have seen come and go ever since people began tilling the soils here? Robert Lee “Mr. Bob” Dickey, the patriarch of a family that grows a thousand acres of peaches in Middle Georgia, doesn’t hold with this...
  • California farmers say they don’t have enough workers – but it’s not because of Trump

    09/01/2017 1:48:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 1, 2017 | By Stephen Magagnini
    As temperatures plunged from 94 degrees into the 60s on a recent August evening, Lodi grower Brad Goehring dispatched his crew of Mexican workers into a field to pick Pinot Gris. The grapes were finally sweet enough, and the 2017 wine harvest had begun. Despite President Donald Trump’s pledge to step up deportations of undocumented immigrants, there’s little evidence of field workers being rounded up in California this year. “We haven’t heard of a single ICE raid in California fields,” said Goehring. An estimated 70 percent of California’s roughly 600,000 farm workers are undocumented, according to United Farm Workers Vice...
  • French authorities warn farmers of Jewish thieves ahead of Yom Kippur (Muslims too, Roma did it)

    08/28/2017 5:45:08 PM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    French authorities warn farmers of Jewish thieves ahead of Yom Kippur Municipal veterinary service says Jews and Muslims may try to steal chickens and sheep to use in ‘unauthorized sacrifices’ for holidays Veterinarians in a municipality near Paris warned farmers of an elevated risk of theft of sheep and fowl ahead of the Muslim and Jewish holidays of Eid al-Adha and Yom Kippur, respectively. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories FREE SIGN UP! The warning, which provoked angry reactions on the part of communal leaders who felt it was discriminatory, came...