October 24, 2014

University of Illinois Library: Addition of Historic Agriculture Newspaper to Ag Digital Repository

From the U of I Library: A gift from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumna, M. Christine Wicklein Schwartz, through the T & C Schwartz Family Foundation, has made it possible to digitize issues of Farmer’s Weekly Review (Joliet, IL) from 1929 to 2010. This collection of historic agricultural newspapers is now accessible through Farm, […]

Agriculture: FAO Data Published as Linked Open Data

From the FAO Data Blog: FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), like many other large data producers (BBC, the Library of Congress, the US government, just to name just a few), has started publicizing its data as Linked Open Data. For example, the very first data set published by FAO was the […]

Reference: Economy: Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Costing More in 2011 (26th Annual Survey)

Here’s the complete announcement about the release of some statistics you hear/read about every year. From the American Farm Bureau Federation: The retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings increased about 13 percent this year, according to the American Farm Bureau […]

New Jersey Dept. of Agriculture Launches Database of More Than 2000 Vintage Photographs

From NJ.com: An online data – and image bank describing more than 7,000 vintage photographs produced by the Department of Agriculture to document farming in New Jersey from the late 19th century through the 1970s has been created. Of these, more than 2,000 photos have been scanned and are now publicly viewable in the image […]