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2014-06-17 23:04:28

The Maryland Soybean Board is accepting proposals for funding projects in the areas of soybean promotion and use. Salisbury, MD. (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Got any bright ideas on how to use soybeans, or soy byproducts? Or new ideas on promoting “the magic bean” which continues to win acclaim as a major health food? If so, the Maryland Soybean Board would like to hear from you. The all-farmer board, which administers the national soybean checkoff program, in Maryland, is accepting...

2014-02-26 12:27:27

Beef University Boosts Foodservice and Retail Professionals' Beef Knowledge DENVER, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beef Checkoff Program unveiled a new web-based platform for its popular training program, Beef University. For nearly a decade, foodservice and retail professionals have relied on checkoff training tools to educate staff on how beef is brought to market, from farm to fork. Beef University educates retailers and foodservice operators on all facets of beef from...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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