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2009-10-04 11:00:00

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Aid praised family farmers for their ingenuity and perseverance at its sold-out benefit concert held today at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo., just outside of St. Louis. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, joined by artists performing at Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic, held up the innovation and commitment of family farmers in a call for food and...

2009-09-29 13:57:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear announced today that it will be a sponsor and the official t-shirt supplier of Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic in St. Louis on October 4 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization that has raised nearly $36 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. "Farm Aid's mission of sustaining family farms is extremely important to us. We are the largest domestic buyer of...

2009-09-28 12:20:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Time Inc. and Hearst Enterprises, a division of Hearst Corporation, will work with small- and medium-sized landowners in Maine to help them achieve third-party forest certification and provide an important increase in the amount of certified fiber available in the state. The joint announcement was made today by Guy Gleysteen, senior vice president of production at Time Inc., and David Schirmer, vice president and general manager of Hearst Enterprises....

2009-09-22 11:36:00

ROY, Wash., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- What does "certified organic" really mean and why does it matter - or does it? Find out at Wilcox Farms' third annual Harvest Fest, where visitors will also enjoy native dance and drama performed by the Nisqually Tribe, free omelets cooked and served by the Wilcox family, tractor and hay wagon rides and more on Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilcox Farms, 40400 Harts Lake Valley Road, in Roy. In conjunction with the event, Wilcox Farms will also...

2009-08-18 12:05:00

Centennial, Bicentennial Farms Honored at Penn State's Ag Progress Days ROCK SPRINGS, Pa., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four families that have been farming the same land for more than a century were recognized today by Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, the state's largest outdoor agricultural event. Wolff presented families from Bradford and Lehigh counties with bicentennial farm awards, and families from Allegheny and Franklin counties with...

2009-06-23 09:43:00

Low milk prices paid to family farmers threaten livelihoods, regional economies SOMERVILLE, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 13,200 Americans signed on to Farm Aid's petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this month, which called on Secretary Tom Vilsack to take immediate action to stop the loss of dairy farmers due to low milk prices. According to Farm Aid and its supporters, the dairy crisis is threatening the health of local and regional economies and...

2009-05-26 17:52:00

100 year-old Northwest company joins Tacoma mayor, public library in bringing greater awareness to eating food grown locally ROY, Wash., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Omelets don't get any more fresh than cooked up right on the farm where the eggs were produced and gathered. Try one for yourself when Wilcox Farms, in conjunction with Tacoma's community reading initiative "Tacoma Reads Together," hosts a free omelet feed this Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the family and meet the...

2009-05-18 15:07:00

Farm Aid petition calls on Secretary Vilsack to set fair price for dairy farmers Somerville, Mass., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The drastic drop in milk prices paid to farmers over the past year has led to an unprecedented crisis for dairy farmers who, on average, are being paid less than half the cost of production. Low prices and high production costs threaten to push nearly one-third of dairy farmers off their land over the next couple of months, strengthening corporate control of...

2009-05-12 15:51:00

Venerable Northwest brand celebrates success as fourth generation, family-operated business ROY, Wash., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- This year marks the 100th anniversary of Wilcox Family Farms. While the brand and its products have changed slightly over the years, the Wilcox family commitment to quality has not - and the Northwest egg producer is proud to celebrate a century of farming and entrepreneurial business operations that have helped uniquely shape the Pacific Northwest. Wilcox Farms...

2009-03-20 13:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff recognized the vital role farmers and agribusinesses play in the lives of Pennsylvanians today as he helped unveil the Seem Family Seed Farm Incubator Project in Allentown, Lehigh County. The visit marked today's observance of National Agriculture Day. Governor Edward G. Rendell also proclaimed today "Agriculture Day" in Pennsylvania as part of National Agriculture Week, which runs from March 15-21....


Latest Farms Reference Libraries

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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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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