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Pure profit: $830,000 in two weeks selling seed potatoes

Warning: Real potato farmers should stop reading here. This might ruin your week.



A San Francisco-based company just cleared $830,000 US in two weeks by selling seed potatoes. The potatoes are virtual but the money is very, very real.



Zynga is a developer of apps for Facebook and the iPhone. One of their biggest hits is... get this... a game about farming. Farmville lets users own and manage a virtual farm. Apparently it's very addictive. At least, the 20 million users who… Continue

Posted on October 30, 2009 at 5:34pm — 2 Comments

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At 4:45pm on September 25, 2009, John Beardsley said…
welcome Andrew. you still writing for country guide If you are i am obviously a less then regular reader! lol
 
 
 

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Something to ‘bark’ about: trees can improve farmland values

While strong environmental stewardship practices are already present across much of Ontario’s farmland, producers may now have an additional incentive to give back to the land.

‘A double-edged sword:’ horticultural industry faces pricing challenges

Ken Forth, a broccoli grower near Hamilton, Ont., is one of many producers worried about the potential consequences of the recent minimum wage increase.

Seed Synergy Partners Launch New Website And Release Green Paper

The Seed Synergy Collaboration Project has launched a new website, seedsynergy.net, and released a comprehensive Green Paper proposing a vision for the next generation seed system and inviting comments on it.

Farming in the North: groups promoting ag on Crown land

Across Canada, provincial and territorial governments have different procedures for people to follow in order to obtain access to Crown land.

Minister MacAulay promotes agricultural trade and NAFTA at the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show

Canada and the United States share deeply integrated economies and enjoy the largest bilateral trade and investment relationship in the world.

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