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  Ohio Department of Agriculture Home Page
The application period for the 2008 Clean Ohio Agricultural Easement Purchase Program has closed.
The department’s Office of Farmland Preservation is currently reviewing submissions for this final funding round and will begin notifying recipients in mid-July.
Ohio Department of Agriculture Hosts Educational Seminar to Assist Ohio Companies with Export Sales to Mexico and the Caribbean
www.ohioagriculture.gov   (123 words)

  
  FAO: Agriculture 21
Our Agricultural and Food Engineering Technologies Service will lead a three-year project aimed at promoting the adoption of conservation agriculture practices among smallholder farmers in Kenya and Tanzania.
Coping with water scarcity "Given the state of global water scarcity, agriculture is under severe scrutiny to account for the water it uses..."
Brazilian technology for agriculture in Africa The objective is to boost agricultural production by encouraging a shift to conservation agriculture
www.fao.org /ag   (449 words)

  
  "Agriculture," from Puerto Rico: A Guide to the Island of Boriquén
In his report to the Crown, O'Reilly recommended that skilled artisans and farmers be sent to the Island; a government-owned sugar mill be installed; uncultivated lands belonging to neglected grants be confiscated by the Crown and divided among the new farmers; and that crops be brought to the mill of the Crown for grinding.
In 1778, however, agriculture was greatly stimulated as the result of a Royal Decree issued by the King of Spain, allowing foreign Catholic laborers to emigrate to the Island, where lands were given them.
It was the intention of the purchasers to divide the land among agricultural laborers and new cane planters, and to pay off the debt with a portion of the income from cane brought to the grinding mill, owned co-operatively by the colonos (cane planters) and agricultural laborers.
newdeal.feri.org /pr/pr01.htm   (3096 words)

  
  Agriculture - Simple English Wikipedia
Agriculture includes subsistence agriculture, which is producing enough food to meet the needs of the farmer and family, and also the production of income from cultivation of the land or commercial raising of animals (animal husbandry).
The practice of agriculture is often used to distinguish the neolithic period from the stone age.
Agriculture started in the Fertile Crescent, in East Asia, and [[There was probably a gradual transition from a hunter-gatherer economy to an agricultural economy.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Agriculture   (807 words)

  
 Agriculture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Agriculture (a term which encompasses farming) is the art, science or practice of producing food, feed, fiber and many other desired goods by the systematic raising of plants and animals.
Agriculture is also short for the study of the practice of agriculture—more formally known as agricultural science.
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).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Agriculture   (2905 words)

  
 Category:Agriculture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Agriculture preceded writing in the history of technology.
Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals.
The main article for this category is Agriculture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Agriculture   (126 words)

  
 Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
Multiple pressures are being exerted on the agriculture sector, including the need to meet rising demand for food and fiber, resource degradation, and a variety of environmental changes (Section 5.3.2).
Agricultural impacts, response, and adaptation are discussed concurrently because they are inseparable parts of the calculus of the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate change.
Agriculture in the 20th century accomplished the remarkable achievement of increasing food supply at a faster rate than growth in demand, despite rapidly growing populations and per capita incomes.
www.grida.no /climate/ipcc_tar/wg2/208.htm   (1458 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online: AGRICULTURE
Agricultural practices on the small farm, which typically ranged in size from 120 to 160 acres, varied from purely pastoral to a combination of pastoral, crop, and garden farming.
A prime example of the impact of agricultural research was demonstrated with the emergence of grain sorghum as a major Texas commercial crop.
Agricultural receipts of approximately $12 billion combined with agribusinesses to add about $40 billion to the state's economy, thus making Texas one of the leading farm states.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/AA/ama1.html   (5769 words)

  
 EPA : Global Warming : Impacts : Agriculture
Developing the ability to confidently estimate the impacts of climate change on agriculture is critically important.
While we focus on the impacts on U.S. agriculture resources, it is important to note that the global situation appears to be much less reassuring.
Agriculture, per se, accounts for less than 5% of the national GDP, giving us considerably more flexibility to adapt than most other countries.
yosemite.epa.gov /oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/ImpactsAgriculture.html   (491 words)

  
 Agriculture
Food-borne exposure to agricultural and environmental chemicals is of great public concern and, owing to the development of sensitive methods of detection, trace amounts of potentially harmful chemicals can be detected in many foods.
In both cases their use needs to be properly managed to reduce the risk of possible contamination of agricultural produce with pathogens (harmful bacteria, especially E. coli 0157) and to avoid the possible contamination of ground and surface waters.
Sustainable agriculture aims to farm foods in a manner that is efficient and productive while conserving and improving the environment and local communities.
www.eufic.org /en/quickfacts/food_agriculture.htm   (2587 words)

  
 Agriculture News
Agriculture News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker, right, addresses the media as Daniel Rice, Director of the New York State Food Laboratory, listens at a press conference in Albany, N.Y. on Friday, March...
Agriculture officials in New York now know it was rat poison in the pet food that caused the deaths of sixteen cats and dogs.
www.topix.net /science/agriculture   (1469 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Global Insight - Agriculture Analysis Global Insight analyzes economics of the agriculture sector at the global, country, and commodity levels; and evaluates agricultural and trade policies across commodities and countries.
DTN Agriculture DTN is the industry’s choice for news, weather and market information.
Agriculture News and Information Agricultural news and rural information in Western United States.
technorati.com /tag/agriculture   (516 words)

  
 Agriculture: Agriculture Education (AGE)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Students in the agriculture education sequence enroll in teacher preparation courses as well as a variety of agriculture courses.
The agriculture education teacher is often an expert at cross-curriculum education, relating many subject areas to agricultural studies.
The agriculture teacher uses classroom and laboratory instruction as well as supervised work-based experiences to prepare students for advanced study in agriculture.
www.agriculture.ilstu.edu /und_prog/age.shtml   (435 words)

  
 Maine Department of Agriculture: Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources is the State’s lead agency dealing with all aspects of the food system from the field to the table.
The Department maintains a mission of fostering opportunities for the agriculture community and of promoting stewardship of Maine’s natural resources.
Agriculture in the state has developed into a diverse industry.
www.maine.gov /agriculture/index.shtml   (306 words)

  
 Rainforest Alliance: Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainable agriculture is at the center of the Rainforest Alliance’s efforts to conserve ecosystems by protecting healthy soils, rivers and wildlife and by promoting dignified living conditions for farm workers and neighboring rural communities.
Agriculture occupies approximately one third of the Earth’s total landscape and uses more land and freshwater than any other human activity in the world.
Because of agriculture’s widespread influence, the Rainforest Alliance works directly with those who use the land, primarily farmers, to promote economically viable, environmentally sound and socially equitable agriculture.
www.rainforest-alliance.org /programs/agriculture/index.html   (253 words)

  
 USAID - Agriculture
Increased agricultural productivity is an important goal for USAID in nearly all the countries in which we work.
Agribusiness, however, is largely responsible for shaping agricultural markets, processing products into different forms for different consumers, and assuring a timely flow of agricultural inputs and financing to support producers.
Agricultural cooperatives are often a useful form of farmer-owned business that enables small farmers to realize some of the benefits generally associated with larger-scale businesses.
www.usaid.gov /our_work/agriculture   (554 words)

  
 Agriculture - Wex
Agriculture includes soil preparation, seed planting, crop harvesting, gardening, horticulture, viticulture, apiculture (bee-raising), dairying, poultry, and ranching.Generally, laws grouped under the heading "agricultural law" relate to the production of the fruits of these activities as they are carried out in a commercial setting.
There are numerous federal statutes that subsidize, regulate or otherwise directly affect agricultural activity.
Several focus on agricultural workers: The Federal Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act provides protection for migrant and seasonal agricultural workers (29 U.S.C. §§ 1802 et seq.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/agriculture.html   (237 words)

  
 The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In particular, recent discoveries suggest that the adoption of agriculture, supposedly our most decisive step toward a better life, was in many ways a catastrophe from which we have never recovered.
Finally, the mere fact that agriculture encouraged people to clump together in crowded societies, many of which then carried on trade with other crowded societies, led to the spread of parasites and infectious disease.
When I eventually caught up with the villagers, the men were carrying light loads, while one small woman weighing less than the bag of rice was bent under it, supporting its weight by a cord across her temples.
www.agron.iastate.edu /courses/agron342/diamondmistake.html   (2633 words)

  
 Agriculture Chapter
The agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) largely administer the Federal programs that support America's farmers, ranchers, and foresters.
The agriculture maps of the National Atlas are designed not only to help you understand the crucial role America's farmers play in feeding the world, but also to help you appreciate their role as stewards of half of our Nation.
And we will bring you maps and articles that illustrate the dramatic changes in agricultural practices, economics, demographics, and technologies that could not be envisioned in the 1860s.
www.nationalatlas.gov /agriculture.html   (388 words)

  
 Agriculture - NIOSH Topic Page
The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in growing crops, raising animals, harvesting timber, and harvesting fish and other animals on a farm, ranch, or from their natural habitats.
The NIOSH Agricultural Centers were established by cooperative agreement to conduct research, education, and prevention projects to address the nation’s pressing agricultural health and safety problems.
It was developed to respond to Congress's concern that agricultural workers and their families experience a disproportionate share of disease and injury associated with the chemical, biological, physical, ergonomic, and psychological hazards of agriculture.
www.cdc.gov /niosh/topics/agriculture   (1691 words)

  
 University of Florida News - Agriculture
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s human population is growing but the state has fewer dairy farms and cows, according to University of Florida researchers, who say retailers may need to rely more on out-of-state milk in the summer and fall when local supplies run dry.
Researchers at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have developed a tomato with a full day’s worth of the nutrient in a single serving.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As investigators narrow the search for the source of E. coli-tainted spinach to just a few farms in three California counties, researchers suggest it may be just as important to examine how the plants acquired and carried the bacteria as it is to find the original point of contamination.
news.ufl.edu /research/agriculture   (626 words)

  
 Agriculture
Leading up the meeting, developing countries and agriculture exporting countries, such as the Cairns Group, demanded that developed nations move to liberalize their markets by phasing out export subsidies and massive domestic supports, both of which distort trade in agriculture products.
Particularly in the US and EU, the trade representatives also face pressure from strong agriculture lobbies who oppose the removal of the subsidies and supports that are the lifeline of the farming industry in those countries.
The 1994 Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) laid the groundwork for agriculture negotiations in the Doha Round.
www.cid.harvard.edu /cidtrade/issues/agriculture.html   (1267 words)

  
 Agriculture, Food and Fisheries:Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Government support to agriculture is far lower in the major emerging economies than on average in the developed countries of the OECD.
The problem is identified in a new OECD publication on Water and Agriculture: Sustainability, Markets and Policies, a collection of expert papers on how to improve water management in the farming sector.
Reinvigoration of the 2000-01 agricultural sector reform effort is needed.to release the full potential of commercial agriculture.
www.oecd.org /topic/0,2686,en_2649_37401_1_1_1_1_37401,00.html   (733 words)

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