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  State Farm - Home
State Farm Bank®, Bloomington, Illinois, is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.
The other products offered by affiliate companies of State Farm Bank are not FDIC insured, not a State Farm Bank obligation or guaranteed by State Farm Bank, and subject to investment risk, including possible loss of principal invested.
State Farm VP Management Corp. is a separate entity from those State Farm entities which provide banking and insurance products.
www.statefarm.com   (171 words)

  Story of Farming
The roots of farming began in the areas of present day Turkey and the Middle East about 10,000 years ago.
These people were supported by farming of wheat, barley, peas, and lentils.
Early on, the large changes were in the use of new farm implements.
www.historylink101.com /lessons/farm-city/story-of-farming.htm   (644 words)

  Agriculture History and Information - One of the Best Sites in the World!
The agricultural plots of Chinese communes and the cooperative farms held by Peruvian communities are other necessarily large agricultural units, as were the collective farms that were owned and operated by state employees in the former Soviet Union.
Mixed farming and stock raising were flourishing in the British Isles and on the continent of Europe as far north as Scandinavia at the beginning of the historical period, already displaying a pattern that persisted throughout the next 3000 years.
The farm population continues to constitute a declining share of the nation's total; about 1 person in every 54, or 1.8 percent, of the nation's 250 million people were farm residents in 1990.
www.adbio.com /science/agri-history.htm   (7569 words)

  Agriculture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In addition to emergence of farming in the Fertile Crescent, agriculture appeared by at least 6,800 BC in East Asia (rice) and, later, in Central and South America (maize, squash).
With the rapid rise of mechanization in the 20th century, especially in the form of the tractor, the demanding tasks of sowing, harvesting and threshing could be performed with a speed and on a scale barely imaginable before.
Aquaculture, the farming of fish, shrimp, and algae, is closely associated with agriculture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Farming   (2698 words)

 Organic farming - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Organic farming is a way of farming that avoids the use of synthetic chemicals and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and usually subscribes to the principles of sustainable agriculture.
Organic farming is essentially traditional farming, based on knowledge and techniques gathered over thousands of years of agriculture, prior to the chemical farming revolution.
In general terms, organic farming involves natural processes, often taking place over extended periods of time, and a holistic approach, while chemical-based farming focusses on immediate, isolated effects and reductionist strategies (some would argue that this reductionism is greedy reductionism).
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /organic_farming.htm   (5283 words)

 Organic farming - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Organic farming is a way of farming that avoids the use of synthetic chemicals and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and, according to its proponents, follows the principles of sustainable agriculture.
One of the early pioneers of organic farming, Sir Albert Howard, is often referred to as the father of modern organic agriculture.
Organic farming today is a small part of the agricultural landscape, with a relatively minor effect on the environment.
open-encyclopedia.com /Organic_farming   (4046 words)

 Organic Farming Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @ CreatedByGod.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Organic farming incorporates scientific knowledge and comprehensive traceability with traditional farming practices, based on knowledge and techniques gathered over thousands of years of agriculture to improve the social, economic and ecological sustainability of agricultural systems.
In general terms, organic farming involves natural processes, often taking place over extended periods of time, and a holistic approach, while chemical-based farming focuses on immediate, isolated effects and reductionist strategies (some would argue that this reductionism is greedy reductionism).
This argument also works in reverse, as organic farms can be islands of safety for predator insects and pollinators, without which, more pollination services would be required, and ever-increasing quantities of pesticides would be needed as pest populations acquired resistance to pesticides (to a degree, in both instances this is already the case).
www.createdbygod.com /encyclopedia/Organic_farming   (6110 words)

 farming on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although tax farming is no longer practiced, it was common in the cities of ancient Greece and in republican Rome, where the collection of direct taxes was farmed out to publicans; in the Roman Empire only indirect taxes were farmed.
Climatic cycles and behavioural revolutions: the emergence of modern humans and the beginning of farming.
Experimental farming station testing fields of bananas, in the region of Eilat.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/f1/farming.asp   (723 words)

 Collective Farming Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @ ArtisticNudity.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Collective farming is an organizational unit in agriculture in which peasants are not paid wages, but rather receive a share of the farm's net output.
It was hoped that the goals of collectivization could be achieved voluntarily, but when the new farms failed to attract the number of peasants hoped, the government blamed the oppression of the kulaks and resorted to forceful implementation of the plan.
Collective farming (of the completely voluntary kind) was also implemented in Kibbutzim as a unique combination of Zionism and socialism.
www.artisticnudity.com /encyclopedia/Collective_farming   (1026 words)

 Dry Farming: Chapter 1
In districts of torrential rains, high winds, unfavorable distribution of the rainfall, or other water-dissipating factors, the term "dry-farming" is also properly applied to farming without irrigation under an annual precipitation of 25 or even 30 inches.
When it is over 30 inches, the methods of humid-farming are employed; in places where the annual precipitation is between 20 and 30 inches, the methods to be used depend chiefly on local conditions affecting the conservation of soil moisture.
In reality it is farming under drier conditions than those prevailing in the countries in which scientific agriculture originated.
www.soilandhealth.org /01aglibrary/010102/01010201.html   (1116 words)

 Dryland Farming Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @ TheLocalColorArtGallery.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dryland farming is an agricultural technique for cultivating land which receives little rainfall.
Dryland farming is used in the Great Plains region of North American and in other grain growing regions such as the steppes of Eurasia, for example in Ukraine and southern Russia as well as Argentina.
Successful dryland farming is possible with as little as 15 inches of precipitation a year, but much more successful with 20 inches or more.
www.thelocalcolorartgallery.com /encyclopedia/Dryland_farming   (315 words)

 System analysis of peri-urban smallholder dairy farming in the Lake Crescent Region of Uganda   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 'farm' (or homestead) here is understood to be a piece of land on which the farmer lives and operates a variety of agricultural enterprises.
Although the fixed costs are similar for both farms, the variable cost is much higher in farm B than in farm A as a result of labour charges (which involve feeding the cow, cleaning the stable, milking and selling of milk, weeding of fields, etc.).
This difference is partly as a result of the sale of animal wastes (manure) in farm B whereas none is sold from farm A. A more significant contribution to the differences in income is the daily quantity of milk produced, which is higher (15 litres) in farm B than in farm A (11 litres).
www.cipav.org.co /lrrd/lrrd17/7/font17079.htm   (3244 words)

 EUROPA - Agriculture - Organic farming
The organic farm sector grew by about 25 % a year between 1993 and 1998 and, since 1998, is estimated to have grown by around 30 % a year.
Organic farming has to be understood as part of a sustainable farming system and a viable alternative to the more traditional approaches to agriculture.
Since the EU rules on organic farming came into force in 1992, tens of thousands of farms have been converted to this system, as a result of increased consumer awareness of, and demand for, organically grown products.
europa.eu.int /comm/agriculture/qual/organic/index_en.htm   (319 words)

 Biodynamic Farming & Compost Preparation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Biodynamic agriculture was the first ecological farming system to arise in response to commercial fertilizers and specialized agriculture after the turn of the century, yet it remains largely unknown to the modern farmer and land-grant university system.
In a comparison of 16 adjacent farms, the biodynamic farms exhibited superior soil physical, biological, and chemical properties and were just as financially viable as their conventional counterparts.
The fact remains that biodynamic farming is practiced on a commercial scale in many countries and is gaining wider recognition for its contributions to organic farming, food quality, community supported agriculture, and qualitative tests for soils and composts.
www.attra.org /attra-pub/biodynamic.html   (5501 words)

 Runescape Help :: Farming Guide :: Rune Tips
Farming shops are where you can purchase the necessary tools such as sacks, compost, pots and all farming tools.
If you farm multiple patches, try to design a travel routine that will take you to all 4 allotment, all 4 bush patches, and whatever else you can squeeze in.
If you are in search of that little bit more of farming experience, after the completion of Garden of Tranquility, you may pick a fruit from the White Tree you have planted in the castle garden; it's 12 xp per fruit picked.
tip.it /runescape/?page=farming_guide.htm   (4198 words)

 Monterey Bay Aquarium: Seafood Watch Program - Issues - Aquaculture
The ecological impact of fish farming depends on which species are raised, how they are raised and where the farm is located.
Most seafood farms depend on healthy wild populations to supply eggs or young that the farmers raise for market.
Many farmed fish, including most farmed salmon, are raised in net pens, like cattle in a feed lot.
www.mbayaq.org /cr/cr_seafoodwatch/sfw_ac.asp   (603 words)

 Defra, UK - Farming
The livestock pages of the farming section cover the key issues surrounding the health and welfare, identification and movement of farm animals.
Farming, wildlife and plants are inextricably linked and these pages have pulled together information on topics including wild birds, protected plants, pest control, bats, badgers and other species.
A range of material on farming policy, including CAP Reform and the Single Payment Scheme, Farm Regulation and Charging Strategy, the sustainable farming and food strategy and the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative (PSFPI).
www.defra.gov.uk /farm/index.htm   (539 words)

 THE VALUES AND ETHICS OF ORGANIC FARMING   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A form of organic farming in developing countries which gave stable farm families assurance of a safe future with only a few healthy children would be the best contribution to sustainability.
The organic farming community must determine its meaning of the notoriously slippery term "efficiency." Economists have faulted the "efficiency" of organic farming based on a notion of pecuniary efficiency which often ignores such incredibly important resources as clean air and water.
But the consensus on values and ethics in all family farming, but especially in organic farming, must be a mutual consensus embracing all the constituencies who look to you to provide that whole range of cherished values beyond the wonderful food you grow.
www.csus.edu /indiv/d/dundons/Orgnsoul.htm   (3921 words)

 Why Farming is Important in America
I believe that to live and work on a good farm is pleasant as well as challenging; for I know the joys and discomforts of farm life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations, which even in the hours of discouragement, I cannot deny.
Many of these farmers may not identify themselves with the name “sustainable agriculture,” but their farming methods are, none the less, more sustainable than are the industrial methods that they all reject.
Finally, to these new farmers, farming is as much a way of life as a way to make a living.
web.missouri.edu /~ikerdj/papers/WhyFarming.html   (5776 words)

 Farming - GuildWiki
Repeatedly dying or retreating is unfavorable for farming.
When farming solo or having party members, you get less items than you normally would, and that amount is now comparable to that of full group farming.
Pre-searing is a popular place to farm for dye, as they are reported to drop more frequently there.
gw.gamewikis.org /wiki/Farming   (914 words)

 Spotlight: Global farming systems
Viewing farming as a 'system' means integrating the bio-physical dimensions - such as soil nutrients and water balances - with socio-economic aspects at the level of the farm, where most agricultural production and consumption decisions are made.
Global farming systems study: Challenges and priorities to 2030 was written by John Dixon, an FAO senior farming systems officer, and Aidan Gulliver, FAO agricultural economist, with consultant David Gibbon and contributions from 30 specialists in FAO's Agriculture Department.
The contribution of the farming systems approach is a framework that will help them set their priorities for investment in food security, poverty reduction and economic growth.
www.fao.org /ag/magazine/0106sp.htm   (1320 words)

 ::Medieval Farming::
Many peasants in Medieval England worked the land and, as a result, farming was critically important to a peasant family in Medieval England.
Farming was a way of life for many.
Farms were much smaller then and the peasants who worked the land did not own the land they worked on.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /medieval_farming1.htm   (566 words)

 U.S. Organic Farming   (Site not responding. Last check: )
U.S. Organic Farming in 2000-2001: Adoption of Certified Systems—U.S. farmland managed under organic farming systems expanded rapidly throughout the 1990s, and that pace has continued as farmers strive to meet consumer demand in both local and national markets.
This report updates USDA estimates of land farmed with organic practices during 1997 with estimates for 2000 and 2001, and provides new estimates on the number of certified organic operations in each State.
State and private institutions began emerging in the 1990s to set organic farming standards and provide third-party verification of label claims, and legislation requiring national standards was passed in the 1990s.
www.ers.usda.gov /features/organic/organicfarming.htm   (1196 words)

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