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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 are currently playing… 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

Fire Blight Risk Increases With Warm, Wet Weekend

The warm, dry weather in recent days has helped move growth in apple and pear along. Orchards in Essex, Chatham-Kent, Middlesex, Elgin, Norfolk and Niagara regions are now reaching bloom.

Apple Pest Update

he cool, wet spring has made for what feels like a long start to the season. Many are reporting to be a few days to a week behind last year, which was also a late season in terms of growth. In all regions, growth stages are quite spread out depending on variety and proximity to water:

The Government of Canada Invests in Recreational and Commercial Fishing Harbours across Ontario

Communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. The communities of Bayfield, Lion’s Head, Port Elgin, Dyer’s Bay, Howdenvale, Meaford, Big Bay (North Keppel), White Cloud Island, Pembroke, and Silver Water in Ontario are welcoming important federal investments that will benefit their local harbour infrastructure.

Canada Expands Beef Access to Japan, Providing a Boost for Middle Class Farming Families

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Global Affairs Canada Maintaining and expanding market access for Canada’s high-quality agricultural products means greater export opportunities, the creation of good, middle-class jobs, and more money in the pockets of Canadian farmers.

Ontario Forage Expo 2019 “Hay Making in Motion”

The Ontario Forage Council, in conjunction with the Perth and Victoria County Soil and Crop Improvement Associations, are proud to announce Ontario Forage Expo 2019 - Forage Equipment Demonstrations and Trade Show.

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