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2014-06-23 23:08:28

DMG Productions explores agricultural finance. St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 AgriBank announced today that it and several of its affiliated Farm Credit Associations will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer, airing later this year on RFD-TV. AgriBank is a wholesale bank that provides funding to 17 retail Farm Credit Associations that lend to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners. AgStar Financial Services, FCS Financial, Farm Credit Services of...

2014-05-27 15:50:30

University of New Hampshire When it comes to the factors that can send low-income rural families into a downward spiral, health issues and relationship changes appear to be major trigger events. When it comes to the factors that can send low-income rural families into a downward spiral, health issues and relationship changes appear to be major trigger events. Fortunately, support networks – in particular, extended families – can help ease these poverty spells, according to new...

The Added Value of Local Food Hubs
2014-05-21 03:31:02

By Julie Cohen, UC Santa Barbara A case study of UCSB’s residential dining services shows that serving local and sustainable produce benefits the community at large As the largest purchaser of wholesale produce in Santa Barbara County, UC Santa Barbara’s residential dining services provided the perfect avenue for a pilot project incorporating local pesticide-free or certified organic produce into an institutional setting. The idea was conceived almost 10 years ago, when a group...

2014-05-17 23:01:54

Funding, Other Initiatives Will Support Growth in Urban Food Production and Delivery Systems LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 Seedstock today applauded the USDA’s recent announcement of a historic $78 million investment in local and regional food systems as further recognition of the growth and importance of urban, sustainable agriculture in the United States. Seedstock, the nation’s leading social venture promoting the development of robust and sustainable local food systems,...

2014-05-16 12:29:11

For the third year in a row, Kings offers customers locally grown, farm-fresh produce delivered from farm to store within 24 hours PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kings Food Markets (Kings) continues its tradition of bringing customers the freshest, highest-quality ingredients with the 2014 launch of its exclusive 24 Hour Just Picked Promise on Friday, May 23. The 24 Hour Just Picked Promise is Kings' commitment to make locally grown, farm-fresh fruits, vegetables and...

2014-04-29 23:20:46

The 2014 Farmers Market season will feature a Wednesday market from 2-6 p.m. at the Heritage Center on Steinwehr Avenue to better accommodate working patrons. Gettysburg, PA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The Adams County Farmers’ Market Association, ACFMA, recently announced the relocation of the Wednesday market to a more convenient location at the Gettysburg Heritage Center at 297 Steinwehr Ave. This new downtown location positions the farmers market in the business district of Gettysburg...

2014-04-24 23:04:18

What CPA’s Need to Know About Health Care Reform Park City, UT (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published a new overview of what CPA’s need to know about health care reform. According to Zane Benefits’ website, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires CPAs, Tax Advisors, and Accountants to be experts on the key provisions of health care reform. As a result, CPA's are becoming one of the "go-to" professionals for health...

2014-04-23 16:00:45

Cooperative Extension is “one-stop shop” for community education and outreach, MU researcher says Research shows that wealth inequality creates barriers to community development, due to the widespread effects of poverty. A report by the United Nations Children’s Fund shows that more than one in five children in the United States falls below the poverty line. Although many organizations address poverty, they often serve similar demographics and may compete for clients and resources....

2014-04-19 23:02:42

A new era has initiated for Grameen Solutions Ltd. (“GSL”). GSL recently has collaborated with Denmark based Company “CodersTrust”. This event took place in Copenhagen in the presence of Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group and Morten Lund, Co-investor of Skype, ZYB. (PRWEB) April 19, 2014 A new era has initiated for Grameen Solutions Ltd. (GSL) with GSL’s collaboration with Denmark based Company CodersTrust. The partnership was announced before Sir Richard Branson,...

2014-04-10 23:03:43

USDA NAREEE Appointment Represents Rural Economic Development Topeka, KS (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointment of eight individuals, including Twilya L'Ecuyer with CURE Group, to serve on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board. The NAREEE Advisory Board advises the Secretary of Agriculture and land-grant colleges and universities on top national priorities and policies for...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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