A farm is an area of land that is devoted primarily to agricultural processes with the primary objective of producing food and other crops; it is the basic facility in food production. The name is used for specialised units such as arable farms, vegetable farms, fruit farms, dairy, pig and poultry farms, and land used for the production of natural fibres, biofuel and other commodities. It includes ranches, feedlots, orchards, plantations and estates, smallholdings and hobby farms, and includes the farmhouse and agricultural buildings as well as the land. In modern times the term has been extended so as to include such industrial operations as wind farms and fish farms, both of which can operate on land or sea.
Farming originated independently in different parts of the world as hunter gatherer societies transitioned to food production rather than food capture. It may have started about 12,000 years ago with the domestication of livestock in the Fertile Crescent in western Asia, soon to be followed by the cultivation of crops. Modern units tend to specialise in the crops or livestock best suited to the region, with their finished products being sold for the retail market or for further processing, with farm products being traded around the world.
Marshall Naify (March 23, 1920 – April 19, 2000) was a motion picture and media tycoon who was a long-term chairman of the board of United Artists and later became founder and co-chairman of the board of Todd-AO, the largest independent post-production sound studio in the United States which worked on Apollo 13 and other major films.
Son of a Lebanese immigrant, who was originally a Jordanian from the al-Naber family, Naify built a movie theater empire beginning in 1912. Marshall Naify worked in the theater business nearly all his life. Marshall Naify and his brother Robert Naify were members of The Forbes 400 beginning in 1987 with an estimated combined net worth of $4.3 billion. They merged the family's theater chain with United Artists Theater Circuit and eventually became the majority shareholders. They sold that company in 1986 to John Malone's Telecommunications Inc. (TCI) for cash and stock. The Naify brothers were also pioneers in the cable television industry, entering the business in the 1950s.
In peacetime the rank of Full General is reserved for the Commander of Finnish Defence Forces. Sometimes a General's branch of service is indicated in the rank. So far Finland has had seventeen of jalkaväenkenraali (General of Infantry), a few of jääkärikenraali (Jägergeneral), two of ratsuväenkenraali (General of Cavalry) and one tykistönkenraali (General of Artillery). Marshal Mannerheim himself was the other one of the two Generals of Cavalry before his promotion to Field Marshal.
The General was inaugurated in 1937, and carried coaches and Pullmans. It received some new lightweight equipment in 1938 as part of the fleet of modernism, but it was mostly heavyweight until 1940. It was the only "Fleet of Modernism" train to be streamlined without an observation car. It lost its coaches when the Advance General was inaugurated in 1940. It was re-equipped with lightweight sleeping cars from both the pre-war Broadway, and new cars from post-war orders. At this time, it also carried the Broadway's pre-war observation cars. In 1951 the General lost its all-Pullman status when it was combined with the all-coach Trail Blazer for non-peak travel periods only. In 1952 this consolidation became permanent, and by 1960, the Trail Blazer name was dropped. In 1967 the General was renamed the Broadway Limited when that train lost its numbers and all-Pullman status.
The birds will be taken from an unidentified egg farm which is due to close its doors mid-year before the ban on battery cages is introduced next year. FranklinFarmSanctuary Founder Sally Hart said she "will do whatever it takes" to ensure each of the Brown Shavers are freed before time runs out.
FreyaMorgan, 57, said the 10 crimes on her north Bedfordshire farm in 2020 included hare coursing and fly-tipping ... As well as spending about £8,000 putting up about 50 lockable gates to fields and tracks on the farm, she has dug ditches "as a physical barrier" and erected a £4,000 electric entrance gate.
According to web sources, custom slaughterhouses produce meat for the farm owner only and not the general public ... Such was not the case for BloodFarm in Groton, which dealt with animal cruelty concerns from USDA inspectors late last year and is no longer in operation.
When given a chance to voice their opinions, the “women seemed to have a more holistic approach to agroforestry, farms, animals and life in general.” Patil repeatedly faces the unsurprising situations of women taking a back seat in the farming process, stringently playing restrictive traditional roles that keep them within home and hearth.
Former Angels general manager ... Reagins was his right-hand man as manager of baseball operations, quickly displaying a knack for scouting but also forming personal connections with prospects throughout the farm system. "He was so good at handling people," recalled former Angels general manager Bill Stoneman.
The “sold out” sign hanging in front of Disneyland on reopening day comes with a very important asterisk ... At least you can at the moment ... Fans that logged onto the Disneyland website at 8 a.m ... The good news ... The bad news ... Knott’s BerryFarm will be bringing up the rear with passholders returning on May 6 and the general public welcomed back on May 21. .
The NebraskaFarmBureauFoundation selected two recipients for the FFA Advisor of the Year award ... The mission of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation is to engage youth, educators, and the general public to promote an understanding of the vital importance of agriculture in the lives of all Nebraskans.
Environmental activists say a new report shows the widespread destruction caused by intensive dairy farming ... describes the explosion of intensive farming ... "To improve, for example, farming effluent management, exclude stock from waterways and improve farming practices generally.
The Coldwater Planning Commission is set to begin work this month on an animal control ordinance after complaints about farm animals in the city ... The township bans all farm animals on residential property of less than an acre ... The department operates under Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices for Site Selection and Odor Control.
Simmons, 39, doesn't fit the farming stereotype ... It’s so easy to get on their level,” said Simmons, who often invites local children to his farm to teach them about raising livestock and growing crops ... For Pate's FarmMarket owner, new Fayetteville store is a lifelong dream come true ... McGowan has been farming for about 58 years.
Former Angels general manager ... Reagins was his right-hand man as manager of baseball operations, quickly displaying a knack for scouting but also forming personal connections with prospects throughout the farm system. “He was so good at handling people,” recalled former Angels general manager Bill Stoneman.