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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...

2014-03-26 16:26:34

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grameen Foundation has announced a new $500,000 matching campaign to support its Last Mile Initiative, a five-year campaign to help 1 million poor people living in rural Latin America improve their lives. The dollar-for-dollar match is backed by Florida philanthropist David Russell and his wife, Susan. Launched in 2011, with significant support from Dallas-based Chiapas International, the Last Mile Campaign focuses on giving...

2014-03-13 12:22:04

Consumers willing to pay more for locally produced foods and want companies to provide more sustainable food options BOSTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans are willing to sacrifice variety and dollars in order to eat more consciously, according to the 2014 Cone Communications Food Issues Trend Tracker. Although family satisfaction reigns supreme (97%), shoppers consider health and nutrition (93%) and sustainability (77%) important factors when deciding what to buy....

2014-02-27 23:34:35

Permaculture (permanent-culture) is a design approach to thinking and living on the planet. Program is offered in February, 2014. Bahamas, Caribbean (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Permaculture (permanent-culture) is a design approach to thinking and living on the planet. For more information, please visit: http://sivanandabahamas.org/course.php?course_id=3893&id=1#m Permaculture designing and thinking simply asks the question “what does it take for us as humans to live in genuine...


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