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2014-09-14 23:02:07

A regional tour of over 40 family farms in Western NC takes place Sept 20&21. At Living Web Farms, participants will see traditional mountain agricultural techniques, learn cooking and farming skills, and can even enjoy a 4-course meal. Mills River, NC (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 Jeremy Griste prefers to do everything by hand. He’s the farm manager at the Mills River Educational Farm, a property overseen by Living Web Farms. The mission of Living Web Farms, a non-profit organization,...

2014-08-05 12:23:32

National nonprofit celebrates Farmers' Market Week by helping farmers improve animal welfare CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) awarded nearly $60,000 in grants to farmers located across the country to help them transition to pasture-based systems, improve the marketing of their humane products, and enrich the conditions in which their farm animals are raised. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140805/133608 24 farmers...

2014-06-30 23:17:52

“Reintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities” will examine economic, environmental and community benefits when developing a robust local food system. Farmers, entrepreneurs, investors, city planners, inventors, and agriculture suppliers must attend this conference. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The 3rd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference – “Reintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities” – will focus on the...

2014-06-11 12:22:58

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concerned that proposed cuts to federal agriculture conservation programs will have dire consequences for agriculture, the environment, and food security, more than 30 groups today urged Congress to honor the commitments made in the 2014 Farm Bill and restore hundreds of millions of dollars in additional cuts to critical conservation programs. In a letter sent today to House and Senate Appropriators, American Farmland Trust, National...

2014-06-05 16:29:54

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Agri-Women, the nation's largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women, is hosting its 21(st) Annual Symposium, "American Agriculture & the Integrity of America's Food Supply." This public forum will be held 9 a.m.-11 a.m., June 9, National Press Club, Washington, D.C. The symposium will present rural issues to consumers, regulators and the media. It is one of the featured events of American Agri-Women's annual...

2014-05-27 08:28:16

STOCKHOLM, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Feeding the world while safeguarding its resources This represents a vital challenge to which humanity must rise. Wide-ranging scientific findings show with growing certainty that the current food system poses serious problems of sustainability at several levels: environmental, economic, socio-cultural and nutritional public health. Today there are 7 billion mouths to feed and it is estimated that there will be more than 9...

The Added Value of Local Food Hubs
2014-05-21 03:31:02

By Julie Cohen, UC Santa Barbara A case study of UCSB’s residential dining services shows that serving local and sustainable produce benefits the community at large As the largest purchaser of wholesale produce in Santa Barbara County, UC Santa Barbara’s residential dining services provided the perfect avenue for a pilot project incorporating local pesticide-free or certified organic produce into an institutional setting. The idea was conceived almost 10 years ago, when a group...

2014-05-17 23:01:54

Funding, Other Initiatives Will Support Growth in Urban Food Production and Delivery Systems LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 Seedstock today applauded the USDA’s recent announcement of a historic $78 million investment in local and regional food systems as further recognition of the growth and importance of urban, sustainable agriculture in the United States. Seedstock, the nation’s leading social venture promoting the development of robust and sustainable local food systems,...

2014-05-11 23:00:33

The 2014 Farm Bill expanded support for small and beginning farmers with training and access to investment capital, which is expected to increase the available funds farmers have for precision agriculture equipment, making it more accessible to a wide range of farmers. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Precision Agriculture Systems and Services industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 11, 2014 Revenue for...

2014-04-15 23:11:14

ResearchMoz.us included new market research report " Global Grow Lights for Agriculture Market 2014-2020: Indsutry Size, Shares, Growth, Analysis, Trends And Forecast" to its huge collection of research reports. Browse full report at http://www.researchmoz.us/grow-lights-for-agriculture-market-shares-strategies-and-forecasts-worldwide-2014-to-2020-report.html. Albany, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Grow lights have become more sophisticated and less expensive to run as solar and wind...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'