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2014-08-05 12:23:32

National nonprofit celebrates Farmers' Market Week by helping farmers improve animal welfare CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) awarded nearly $60,000 in grants to farmers located across the country to help them transition to pasture-based systems, improve the marketing of their humane products, and enrich the conditions in which their farm animals are raised. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140805/133608 24 farmers...

2014-08-01 23:04:07

Farmers’ Markets are seeing an enormous, nationwide resurgence as consumers focus on buying and eating local produce. While many of the sellers at these markets are simply looking to make extra money, others are finding long-term, sustainable success through careful planning, a service one-leading business planning company is proud to announce increased support for in the second half of 2014. (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 "Many small farmers and even home crafters and specialty food...

2014-07-25 23:08:43

JCHC Senior Living Community offers sustainably grown fruits and vegetables plus fresh flowers weekly. As part of Tuv Ha’Aretz CSA program, residents enjoy fresh produce while supporting local farmers. Whippany, N.J. (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Residents of the Lester Senior Housing Community (http://jchcorp.org/lester-senior-housing-whippany-nj-community-life/) have a new convenience to enjoy all summer with the opening of its Friday Farmers Market in its Country Store. The senior living...

2014-07-24 00:21:18

Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Jack White to headline Farm Aid 2014 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre RALEIGH, N.C., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid announced today that its annual benefit festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, N.C., with tickets on sale to the public on Friday, Aug. 1. "In North Carolina and across the Southeast, family farmers have struggled to stay on the land, but they...

2014-07-07 12:30:16

Foundation Also Announces Leadership Changes WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grameen Foundation today announced the appointment of Nelson Mattos and Eleanor Wagner to its board of directors. It has also made key changes to its leadership team, with Hillary Miller-Wise, Camilla Nestor and Steve Wardle taking on new roles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130712/DC46632LOGO Nelson Mattos' 30-year career as a technical executive includes serving as Google's...

2014-06-30 23:20:05

Kiva.org and Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Ltd. Launch “Change is in Your Hands" Campaign to Alleviate Poverty Through Entrepreneurship in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 June 30, 2014 — As the world continues to watch events of trauma, hope, conflict, innovation and resilience unfold throughout the Middle East, Kiva.org and Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Ltd. have partnered to launch “Change is in Your Hands.” The campaign...

2014-06-30 08:24:26

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists from land-grant universities in 12 central U.S. states have entered into a partnership with the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Hypoxia Task Force to support state and national efforts to reduce water pollution and help to maintain the productivity and vitality of American agriculture. The participating land-grant universities include: the University of Arkansas, University of Illinois, Iowa State University, University...

2014-06-24 23:17:45

Food activists, community builders and online educators, Gary Heine and Valerie Kausen, organized this free, online telesummit July 7-14. Their conversations with Ocean Robbins, Will Allen, Paul Gautschi, Erika Allen, Joel Salatin, Vandana Shiva, Paul Stamets and Marjory Wildcraft, along with 25+ other healthy food lovers, activists and growers will be broadcast to get more people growing food now and to understand how this makes their communities stronger. Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB)...

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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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