Agriculture

Agriculture, also called farming or husbandry, is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinals and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the development of civilization. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. The history of agriculture dates back thousands of years, and its development has been driven and defined by greatly different climates, cultures, and technologies.
Posts about Agriculture
    • Update on saving a historic California vineyard: the news is good

      If you already know what I’m talking about, the good news is that the California DWR plans to preserve the Jose vineyard when it renovates the surrounding marshland. If that didn’t make sense to you, keep reading. This past March, a small hullaballoo arose in response to a California Department of Water Resources plan to reconstruct a tidal marsh in Eastern Contra Costa Coun ...

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    • Champagne growers brick up government building

      More than a thousand Champagne grape growers this week joined with farmers for street protests against execssive tax that led to activists bricking up the entrance to a local government headquarters. Image: France Bleu Farmers' unions across France had called for a day of protest on Wednsday (5 November) against excessive taxes and regulation in the agriculture sector.

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    • Giving thanks for Olianas Italian wine!

      Cherry Corn Bread Stuffing INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 lbs. frozen sweet cherries, thawed 1 lb. sweet or hot Italian sausage (or turkey sausage) 1/4 cup butter 1 large onion 4 stalks celery, diced 6 cups crumbled day old corn bread 1 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary Freshly ground pepper to taste DIRECTIONS:Drain cherries in a sieve ...

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  • Germany North Wine Tour by ombiasy, 2014

    … in this former GDR area, recount their stories of reviving an economic and agriculture waste land after German reunification, is living history and worthy of a spy thriller 07:30 pm Dinner at Hotel-Restaurant Unstruttal in Freyburg. DAY 2: Friday, September 05 10:00 am Winery tour and tasting at winery Winzerhof Gussek in Naumburg, Saale-Unstrut. We were…

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  • NEWS FETCH – November 17, 2014

    …TOP NEWS 3 Bil Gallons Of Calif Frack Waste Injected into Clean Aquifers Why Does California Hate Wineries? Western Growers Frustrated By Union Port Slowdowns Banfi’s Philip di Belardino Dies at 68 Chevy Buys Carbon Credits from Working Ranch Lands Field of weeds: Could agriculture crisis crop up from herbicide resistance? Take control of your […]…

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  • Champagne growers 'exasperated' with social charges

    …-Champagne and were part of co-ordinated action by agriculture workers across France. The Champenois are better known for prestige cuvees than political activism, and their willingness to protest highlights uneasy relations between France’s wine industry and the current government. ‘Winemakers are exasperated,’ said Benoit Tarlant, of his eponymous…

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  • The Hustle.

    … scribbling or typing away? 6) As the day goes on, the bag gets heavier, though in theory as you pour tastes the bag should be getting lighter, which leaves you both fatigued and mystified. (I chose this bag to begin my career as a schnook. My mom found it in Mexico; she was the first person to suggested that I work in the wine business. She died…

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  • Ana Fabiano & The Wonders of Rioja

    … of sustainable agriculture, using no pesticides or herbicides. In the past, producers used to produce their wines using a blend of grapes from the different region of Rioja but now they generally use grapes from a single region. That makes a difference as each region has its own unique flavor profile. For example, Rioja Alavesa creates wines…

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  • Wining with Pere Ventura...

    … Tresor Brut Reserva - 40% Xarél-lo, 40% Macabeo, 20% Parellada. This traditional blend of Spanish grapes come from 15-year-old vines grown on chalky, high elevation (1115 feet) soil. Aged on its lees for 24-30 months, the wine is only 11.5% abv, with a lovely balance of bubbles, freshness and flavor. Its creamy mouthfeel and fresh character made…

    Goddess of Winein Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Dionysus and the Food Revolution

    … [be] consumed surrounded by art, photography and video installations that gives the experience a cultural and geographical context – the faces, hands, toil and plants and animals that enable us to eat. Traditionally, it has always been that way when people produced their own food, and only in modern urban life have the two – food and agriculture…

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  • Flavor! Napa Valley 2014 DISCOUNT TICKETS

    … will be provided in partnership with Festival del Sole. Cost: $75 Terroir to Table: A Sustainable Brunch Celebrate the abundance of sustainable agriculture in Napa Valley with a feast presented by Chef Trevor Kunk (CIA ’03) of PRESS and four esteemed Napa Green-certified winemakers. Guests will meet several of Napa Valley’s artisan purveyors and growers…

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  • 006 TWL Podcast: David Sides of Austin Vineyards

    … in acreage by the year. There are several varieties growing including both hybrid and Vitis vinifera grapes. Tempranillo, Viognier, Tannat, Vermentino, and Blanc du Bois are some of the predominant grapes growing on property. David Sides Please remember to let us know what you want to hear on the Texas Wine Lover podcast because we want to bring topics that are of interest to you. Please sit back, relax, and enjoy the podcast. Subscribe on iTunes Listen on Stitcher …

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  • Militant French winemakers strike social security building

    … of Languedoc's militant winemaker group, Comite d'Action Viticole - sometimes also known as Comite Regionale d'Action Viticole. Using the cover of darkness, vandals also spray-painted 'Le Foll dehors' on the sides of the building, showing they want French agriculture minister Stephane Le Foll out of office. No one was reported hurt, but the incident…

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  • Are Family Farms the Answer?

    … — bankrupts the land, our food, our nation and our future. I don’t doubt the value of small farms as a way of life or the vision of sustainability that infuses Nelson’s writing. But I wonder if small farms are capable of feeding the planet. Is large-scale, industrial agriculture necessary for producing the massive amounts of food required for feeding…

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  • A Seriously Useful Guide on Biodynamic Wines

    …: Bonnie Doon Red & White wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains, CA Benzinger Family Winery Red & White wines from Sonoma, CA Bonterra Vineyards by Fetzer Winery Red wines from Mendocino County, CA Michel Chapoutier Red & White wines from the Rhône Valley, France Nicolas Joly White wines from the Loire Valley, France –one…

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  • John Duval creates ageworthy Syrah at Long Shadows Vintners

    John Duval, left, of Penfolds Grange fame, relies on Yakima Valley grower Dick Boushey to produce much of the Syrah he makes under the Sequel brand for Long Shadows Vintners in Walla Walla, Wash. (Photo courtesy of Long Shadows Vintners) WALLA WALLA, Wash. — It took 32 hours of travel for Australian winemaker John Duval to reach Walla Walla, but one of the world’s famous Syra ...

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  • Wine Enthusiast Names New York "Wine Region of the Year!"

    … throughout the state. "'Diversity is our strength, Unity is our power.' That has been our mantra for 30 years, and this award reflects that combination," said Trezise. "This has been a group effort, and this recognition belongs to all the individuals and organizations which have contributed to the advancement of our industry." "This award is also…

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