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2011-08-12 00:00:28

A consortium of community advocates, political leaders and farmers launched SAFE: "Save America's Food and Economy" - saveamericasfood.org - to protect farms and agriculture from the impact of H.R. 2164, otherwise known as the "Legal Workforce Act." Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 Advocates say H.R. 2164 immigration bill will hurt U.S. economy, farms and food supply. A consortium of community advocates, political leaders and farmers launched SAFE: "Save America's Food and Economy" -...

2011-07-22 00:01:00

Online program "ËœProducing Excellence' introduces America to our nation's hardworking farmers and ranchers. During its 95th anniversary year, Farm Credit will publish a series of customer profiles online at FarmCredit.com/ProducingExcellence that celebrate agribusiness leaders and entrepreneurs in American agriculture. Additionally, users can learn more about Farm Credit's 95-year legacy through an interactive historic timeline. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 21, 2011 Today, Farm Credit...

2011-07-21 12:18:00

KANSAS CITY, Kan., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Farm Aid and the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame announced that Farm Aid founder and president Willie Nelson will be inducted into the Agricultural Hall of Fame. Nelson will be honored in a ceremony to take place on the morning before Farm Aid's 2011 concert scheduled for August 13 at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. "We want to recognize Mr. Nelson for his long commitment to America's family...

2011-06-16 14:12:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An additional 1,469 acres of prime farmland on 16 farms have been protected through Pennsylvania's nationally recognized farmland preservation program, the Department of Agriculture said today. "Pennsylvania is the national leader in farmland preservation, and today 16 more families protected their land from development, ensuring it will continue to be farmed for many generations," said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. "I thank...

2011-05-26 00:00:28

Illinois Farm Families know that Moms have questions about farmers, farming, and how we grow your food. We're opening our doors, and inviting Chicago-area Moms to visit our farms, so we can answer your questions, and show you what really happens on today's farms. Visit watchusgrow.org and apply to be a Field Mom or subscribe to follow the Field Moms online as they tour our farms. Bloomington, Ill. (PRWEB) May 25, 2011 Illinois Farm Families understand that consumers have questions about how...

2011-05-02 13:11:00

Market Open Tuesdays and Fridays, May to November HARRISBURG, Pa., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Farmers Open Air Market will return to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center on May 3, providing Harrisburg-area residents and visitors an opportunity to purchase locally grown food directly from producers, acting Agriculture Secretary George Greig said today. The market will be open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday until November. "Farmers markets...


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Hill farming
2013-09-20 13:07:03

Hill farming involves using is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations. Farmers generally do not have access to winter fodder for their cattle, therefore, sheep farms are typical for such areas. Due to this restricted access, farmers move the herds to lower elevations for feeding. These specific farms are found in the North and South-Western areas of England, as well as the...

Hill Farming
2013-08-05 10:40:24

Hill farming is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations. Farmers do not have access to winter fodder for the cattle; therefore, sheep farms are typical for such areas. Due to this restricted access, farmers move the herds to lower elevations for feeding. These specific farms are found in the North and South-Western areas of England, as well as the highlands of Scotland. The harsh...

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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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