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2014-01-29 23:00:43

Learn about new breakthroughs in anti-aging to help regain more youthful health, appearance and vitality. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 In “Decoding Longevity: Ending Aging as We Know It” (available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble), author and aging expert Dr. Bryant Villeponteau breaks down the aging process for readers, including the advancements in anti-aging science made over the last 20 years, and provides practical advice on preventing signs of aging and ensuring a...

2014-01-28 12:30:37

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Farmland Trust, the nation's largest organization devoted to farmland protection, calls on Congress to pass the new Farm Bill. The bill includes a number of American Farmland Trust's legislative priorities that will help preserve agricultural land, promote sound farming practices, and help keep farmers on the land. Among the key positions in the new Farm Bill AFT supports are: -- An investment of $2 billion in conservation...

2014-01-24 23:25:21

Marcus Books, the historical bookstore in Fillmore District, is facing the possibility of displacement. Fundrise, leading Real Estate Crowdfunding platform, is helping them raise $1 Million to buy back the property. San Fracisco, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 Fundrise is seeking accredited investors to help save a property with a historical bookstore known as Marcus Books and preserve affordable housing in downtown San Francisco. The campaign has been created with the goal of raising $1...

2014-01-23 23:02:16

Gabe Klein, the former transportation chief for the cities of Chicago and Washington, D.C. who is known for making cities less car-centric and more people-friendly, has been named a senior visiting fellow for the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Gabe Klein, the former transportation chief for the cities of Chicago and Washington, D.C. who is known for making cities less car-centric and more people-friendly, has been named a senior visiting fellow for...

2014-01-21 08:24:23

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The annual American Farmland Trust survey of state farm and ranch land protection programs shows a 19 percent increase in funding from 2011 to 2012, but funding levels are still 39 percent below where they were in 2008, according to Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO of AFT. "State budget cuts have hit agricultural land protection programs hard in the last five years, but our latest survey shows a very significant 19 percent...

2014-01-19 23:03:14

Blue Fire Media of Kalamazoo rebuilds Koviack website with cleaner look, responsive design. Three Rivers, MI (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 A major distributor of farm irrigation systems in Michigan released its new website in mid-January, designed by a Kalamazoo area web developer. Terry Koviack, president of Koviack Irrigation and Farm Services, recognized the company website needed a major overhaul. They turned to Blue Fire Media of Kalamazoo to redesign koviackirrigation.com to reflect the...

2014-01-17 12:25:31

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust today applauded Congressional action on the fiscal year 2014 omnibus appropriations bill which increases funding for conservation technical assistance and fully funds the Farm and Ranchland Protection Program, according to Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO of AFT. "The action by Congress to fully fund the Farm and Ranchland Protection Program is welcome news and reaffirms the federal government's commitment to...

2014-01-16 04:21:06

The results of a case study of optimized irrigation scheduling based on FIGARO's innovative algorithms which have resulted in significant water savings will be presented at the upcoming partners' meeting in Valencia, Spain VALENCIA, Spain, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FIGARO [http://www.figaro-irrigation.net/home/en ], an EU-funded international project focused on developing new precision technologies to improve irrigation management for the purpose of increasing water...

2014-01-14 08:35:28

MONTREAL, Jan. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Consumer Choice Award is thrilled to announce the 2013-2014 Top Service Providers in their respective sectors for the Greater Montreal Area. We would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to all this year's winners; your dedication to superior service has resonated with the people of the city of Montreal. Each year across Canada, Consumer Choice Award gathers opinions, perceptions and expectations through the responses of thousands of...

2014-01-09 12:25:11

QUÉBEC, Jan. 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - For its 60(th) edition, the Québec Winter Carnival, in cooperation with Loto-Québec, will offer Carnival-goers a clever mix of new activities and reinvented classics, spread out throughout the Québec area. Not only will Québec be completely Carnival from January 31(st) to February 16(th), but the city is now entering a pre-Carnival period! On January 31(st), the festivities of the world's biggest winter celebration will be launched with a huge...


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Integrated farming
2013-09-20 13:33:38

Integrated farming is the practice of growing crops and raising livestock simultaneously. Integrated farming is diversification at its best. One intense example of integrated farming can be found in China where fish farming has been integrated with raising livestock, along with growing agricultural crops, such as vegetables. Other examples of integrated farming include using pigs to clear fields of rocks and roots prior to planting a crop. Poultry is used to clean up rotten fruit and...

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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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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