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2010-10-02 11:00:00

Nelson, Mellencamp, Young and Matthews headline historic benefit festival in heart of "America's Dairyland" MILWAUKEE, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family farmers are growing hope for America, according to the artists, issue experts and advocates gathered here to mark Farm Aid's 25th year. "We never intended to be here this long," said Farm Aid president and founder Willie Nelson, "but we know our country needs family farmers, and we will be here as long as family farmers need us....

2010-09-30 17:00:00

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals invalidates key portions of Ohio Dept. of Agriculture rule and protects consumers' and producers' rights to truthful information on organic product labels WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today ruled in favor of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) in a landmark case that would have prevented consumers in Ohio from knowing whether products on grocery store shelves were produced without...

2010-09-30 15:50:00

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals invalidates key portions of Ohio Dept. of Agriculture rule and protects consumers' and producers' rights to truthful information on organic product labels WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today ruled in favor of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) in a landmark case that would have prevented consumers in Ohio from knowing whether products on grocery store shelves were produced without...

2010-09-14 12:42:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The October issue of Cooking Light (www.CookingLight.com) features the brand's first-ever Taste Test Awards - "The Tasties." The editors tested 200 food products and came up with the best-tasting winners in 32 categories. Twenty-six of the categories feature grocery store products while six showcase artisanal standouts. The issue hits newsstands September 17th. To qualify in the grocery categories, foods had to be available in major markets nationwide....

2010-08-11 07:05:00

Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Tweedy, Band of Horses, The BoDeans, Amos Lee and Robert Francis to Join Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews at Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America MILWAUKEE, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid today announced an expanded lineup that crosses genres for its 25th anniversary music and food festival on Saturday, October 2, at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff...

2010-05-25 11:00:00

LA FARGE, Wis., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kincaid's lupine, an endangered wildflower in the state of Washington, will be the center of attention at the fourth annual Lupine Pasture Walk. In celebration of the plant's unexpected success at an organic dairy farm in Lewis County, a free public event will be held on Saturday, June 12, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Baw-Faw Grange Hall, located at 995 Boistfort Rd., in Curtis, Wash. (Photo:...

2010-05-04 06:00:00

CAMBRIA, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharm Solutions Inc. has announced USDA National Organic Program Certification for its newest bio-herbicide product: Pharm Solutions Organic Weed Killer, the only herbicide to carry the USDA Organic Seal. This fast acting, non-selective, burn down organic weed and grass killer contains organic oils and organic surfactants. Results can be seen in a matter of hours after application. "We have worked tirelessly to bring this Certified Organic Herbicide...

2009-10-22 12:55:00

LA FARGE, Wis., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, an Organic Valley purchase at Ray's Food Place presents an opportunity to play a role in the restoration of waterways and protection of the local environment. Organic Valley and Ray's Food Place are proud to launch a program with EcoUnit, a new shopper rewards program that awards customers with EcoUnit credits that can be redeemed to support local stewardship projects like tree planting, river restoration, removal of invasive...

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...

2009-09-24 12:30:00

LA FARGE, Wis., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic Valley, America's largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation's leading organic brands, today launched the first online calculator that shows consumers the toxic burden prevented by their choices of organic vs. non-organic and "natural" foods. The calculator is available at www.organicvalley.coop. Much like an online shopping experience, the Organic Valley calculator invites visitors to put their favorite Organic Valley...


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.'