In July the wheat is the great protagonist of the peasant work and, after the harvest and the threshing, the earth takes a period of deserved rest. We also take the opportunity to take a break, recharging mind and body. In Italy there is the habit, for most of the workers, of enjoying their holidays in August, a distant legacy of the Roman era in which time was marked by the work of the land and its needs. In this month we celebrate the “Ferragosto” (August 15th). The “Feriae Augusti” is a public holiday that dates back to the Roman Empire when the emperor Octavian Augustus established that the peasants should devote themselves to rest throughout August month, both because it came at the end of the laborious harvest and before the new sowing, and because August was a month full of festivities that celebrated the crops. With this new awareness, all we can do is to wish you happy holidays. We will get back full of energy from August 26th!
In the port of Yanbu (Saudi Arabia) we are completing an important and technologically advanced installation. The wheat storage silo, commissioned to Ocrim by the Haif Company for SAGO, will allow the automation of the process of receiving and storing imported wheat, directly from ships, with a capacity of 1000 T/h.Read more
The survey on the durum wheat genome sequence, recently appeared on Nature Genetics journal, was debated at the conference organized by CNR, CREA and the University of Bologna. A great result that will create new opportunities for the agri-food sector.Read more
For three days (5-7 July) the medieval heart of Milan hosted the “Villaggio contadino” (Village Farmer) of Coldiretti. Thousands of farmers from all Italy’s regions have transformed an area of 200 thousand square meters into a huge farm, an expression of productive excellences in the country. Among the exhibitors there were also Ocrim and Bonifiche Ferraresi with “Le Stagioni d’Italia” brand.Read more
Twenty months of intense work and major investments by the BF SPA group have given productivity back to the estate in Sardinia – 1,100 hectares of organic farming (wheat, legumes, vegetables and officinal herbs). On 7 June, the BF Sarde project was inaugurated with an open-day in the new headquarters in Marrubiu (Oristano, Italy).Read more