Farming

America's largest urban farm to be planted in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, once a site of heavy industry, could soon be home to the biggest urban farm in the United States. The 23-acre Hilltop Urban Farm will be …

Agriculture

Climate Change Is Making Farming Irresistible in Alaska

Along with other factors, the warming weather is bolstering agriculture in the state as farms across America shut down.<p>“All right,” announces Jenni Medley, wiping her hands on her faded black Carhartts and consulting a clipboard. “The birds are bagged. Total number is 70.”<p>It’s 3 in the afternoon, …

Climate Change

Antarctica is getting a farm that can grow produce even when it's -100 degrees Fahrenheit outside — take a look

Antarctica's nonstop winters make it impossible to grow food outdoors. Fruits and vegetables are instead shipped long distances from overseas, just a few times per year.<p>But engineers at the German Aerospace Center (GAC) will soon build a high-tech farm that will allow Antarcticans to harvest …

Science

Animal rights group steals chickens from farm to 'free' them

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — When four people asked to hold some chickens at a Colorado farm this week, an 8-year-old girl readily agreed to assist.<p>She's proud of the birds she helps raise, and she loves to teach people about them. Sunday's event at the farm was no different, her mother said.<p>The little …

News (U.S.)

Venezuelans are farming videogame gold, and some gamers aren't happy

In case you haven’t been keeping an eye on the news, Venezuela is in a rather bad way. Some people from the country are turning to unconventional money-making methods to get by in an extremely unstable economy. One of those methods is gold farming in games like Runescape. Unfortunately, some in the …

Agriculture

Denver animal rights group says it “rescued” chickens from Berthoud family farm

After a Denver-based animal rights activist group claimed in a weekend video that it “rescued” three chickens from a Berthoud farm Sunday, the farm’s …

Denver

Father-of-three and former ploughing champion killed in tragic farming accident was 'the best of the best'

The couple also had two young daughters.<p>"Everything had been going so well for Martin and the family. He had a great business going with meal and …

News (Ireland)

First Nations video shows ‘thousands’ of wild fish in B.C. salmon farm | The Province

Video shot at the Sonora Point salmon farm appears to show large numbers of wild fish inside the pens used to grow Atlantic salmon.<p>The Sea Shepherd …

Canadian News

Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)

Group Contact:<p>Group Website<br>• Other Press Inquiries<p>Article ResearchA byte to eatStudents grow food using tabletop greenhouses controlled by …

MIT

Luke Bryan Picks More Farm Hands for Upcoming Farm Tour

Luke Bryan is about to kick off his ninth-annual Farm Tour, and he’s going to have some help. In addition to opening acts Jon Pardi and Adam Craig, …

Country Music

Chicken "Rescue" Involved Awful Music, Lying to 8-Year-Old, Farm Owner Says

Long Shadow Farm's website describes it as "a small, family farm in beautiful Berthoud, Colorado. We specialize in pastured poultry and grass fed …

Denver

New Orleans golf course transformed into city’s biggest urban farm with an Eco-Campus

A former golf course in New Orleans’ City Park has been transformed into the city’s biggest urban farm—Grow Dat Youth Farm. The seven-acre …

Agriculture

EggXYt is bringing gene-editing to poultry farms to save chicks and resources

When it comes to poultry farming, the dudes aren’t really that useful.<p>The market is split up into broilers and layers, i.e. chickens for people to eat and chickens that lay eggs. Hens are obviously the only egg-layers but they’re also much more fast-growing when it comes to meat. Because of this, …

Agriculture

A Former Goat Farmer and a Dairy Farmer Opened an Animal Sanctuary – and It’s Beautiful

Maple Farm Sanctuary, a non-profit farm animal sanctuary located in Massachusetts, is a safe haven for farm animals, but the sanctuary wasn’t always …

Agriculture

The Dallas Farmers Market's new policy is more controversial than it seems

The Dallas Farmers Market has decreed that from now till March 31, farmers will be allowed to sell non-local fruits and vegetables beside their …

Agriculture

Modern Farmers

Beneath one of NYC's best restaurants, down a hallway you could find only if you knew where to go, rows of heady, hydroponic herbs, sticky with …

Agriculture

Small and large farms in the EU - statistics from the farm structure survey - Statistics Explained

<i>Data from October 2016. Most recent data: Further Eurostat information, Main tables and Database. Planned article update: September 2018.</i><p>This article …

Agriculture

Partnership between school and local farm enters second year

For Danby's Smokey House Center, a farm partnership with the local Currier Memorial School seemed only natural.<p>The center, which aims maintain their …

Business

MightyVine Tomatoes

<b>CHICAGO (CBS)</b> — Salad and pasta, anyone?<p>MightyVine, a massive local greenhouse, uses state-of-the-art farming practices and claims to produce the …

Agriculture

How the War on Drugs crushed California greenhouses and cannabis legalization is bringing them back

Published: Sep 18, 2017, 8:20 am • Updated: Sep 18, 2017, 8:38 am<p>SALINAS — The irony is rich. To weaken one mind-altering leaf crop 4,000 miles away, …

Cannabis

BRIEF-Shri Aster Silicates seeks shareholders' nod to start organic sustainable agriculture activities

Sept 19 (Reuters) - Shri Aster Silicates Ltd SASL.NS<p>* Seeks shareholders' nod to start organic sustainable agriculture activities in 100 acres in 1st …

Sustainable Agriculture

A Monthly Payer That's Hard To Beat; You Gotta' Eat

One of the attractive factors for investing in farmland, from an investment perspective, is the opportunity for consolidation.<p>That thesis is now …

Business

Welcome to Toledo. Please Mind the Grazing Goats.

The Glass City Goat Gals are just one organization looking to educate and improve lives in a struggling Ohio town.<p>Mentor Street was always more like …

Agriculture

How To Optimize Your Trip To The Farmer's Market

For those of you who would rather get discounted squash than go to a football game on a Saturday, this one's for you.<p>Saturdays in college towns are …

Money

1940s-50s Allis Chalmers Model G enjoys relevance again wi

<i>Photos courtesy CleBer LLC, unless otherwise noted.</i><p>Six decades after the manufacture of the last Allis-Chalmers Model G small tractor in Gadsden, …

Classic Cars

Hollywood director James Cameron invests in Saskatchewan pea-processing plant

Hollywood director James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron have announced they are investing in an organic pea-processing plant in …

Agriculture

New horizons for youth and agriculture

“We need to make agriculture cool if we are to interest young people back into the trade,” bellowed Malose, a young farmer from Mokopane to his 30 or …

Agriculture

Farm created amid poverty, pavement in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside | The Province

Michael Ableman has achieved something many thought impossible: creating thriving urban farms on pavement and contaminated soil in one of Canada’s …

Canadian News

Dairy farms use equivalent water of 60 million people, experts say

There are around 12,000 dairy herds in New Zealand.<p>Dairy farms in New Zealand water equivalent to the combined populations of London, New York, …

New Zealand News

'Fantastic day for our city': P.E.I.'s Cavendish Farms expands with $360M Lethbridge potato facility

$25M in government infrastructure subsidies should lead to about 400 direct jobs<p>Irving-owned Cavendish Farms is opening a new $360-million frozen …

Canada