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2009-12-10 12:18:00

Additional 3,332 Acres Preserved on 31 Farms in 19 Counties HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's nation-leading farmland preservation program today set aside an additional 3,332 acres on 31 farms for permanent agricultural production, acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced. In the program's 21-year history, 428,708 acres on 3,928 farms have been preserved for agricultural use in perpetuity, safeguarding them from development. "Preserving...

2009-12-09 09:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From sheep shearing and cow milking to mushroom munching and milkshake sipping, the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show will offer something to interest every visitor, said acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. The 94th show is set for Jan. 9-16 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. Visitors will be able to see 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits, and 270 commercial exhibitors during the eight-day...

2009-12-02 18:31:08

For many people "rural" is synonymous with low incomes, limited economic opportunity, and poor schools. However, a recent study at the University of Illinois found that much of rural America is actually prosperous, particularly in the Midwest and Plains. Note: High resolution digital files of maps and a photo are available for use with this article at http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/news/News_Photos/prosperity/ The study analyzed unemployment rates, poverty rates, high school drop-out rates, and...

2009-08-18 16:22:51

A U.S. Department of Agriculture study released Tuesday linked economic success in rural communities to broadband Internet access. The study, Broadband Internet's Value for Rural America, compared employment growth and non-farm earnings in various communities, and tied that data to the time the communities were first able to access the Internet with broadband connections. Highlighted by access to on line educational opportunities, telemedicine and telehealth, rural America has shared in the...

2009-06-30 09:27:00

Online map identifies rural areas with most driving fatalities in time for July 4th travel MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rural transportation safety experts at the University of Minnesota today launched a new national service to help drivers identify the most dangerous portions of upcoming trips as drivers hit the nation's roads for the Fourth of July holiday, which is considered the most dangerous travel day of the year. SafeRoadMaps.org is a service...

2009-06-02 11:29:41

An infectious disease striking a large city may seem like a disastrous scenario -- millions of people sharing apartment buildings, crammed on buses and trains and brushing past one another on crowded sidewalks. A group of Kansas State University engineers is finding that a truly disastrous epidemic scenario could also take place in the wide-open spaces of the Great Plains. Caterina Scoglio, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is leading an Epicenter research project...

2009-05-21 13:10:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has provided $215 million in competitive funding to improve services specifically designed for Veterans in rural and highly rural areas. "This funding signals a substantial expansion of services addressing the health care needs of our rural Veterans," Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki said. "These funds will allow VA to establish new outpatient clinics, expand collaborations with federal and...

2009-05-12 15:51:00

Venerable Northwest brand celebrates success as fourth generation, family-operated business ROY, Wash., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- This year marks the 100th anniversary of Wilcox Family Farms. While the brand and its products have changed slightly over the years, the Wilcox family commitment to quality has not - and the Northwest egg producer is proud to celebrate a century of farming and entrepreneurial business operations that have helped uniquely shape the Pacific Northwest. Wilcox Farms...

2009-02-02 08:22:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHAT: The new Health Workforce Information Center, www.healthworkforceinfo.org, will provide free access to the most recent resources on the nation's health workforce in one easy-to-use online location. As shortages of physicians, nurses and allied health personnel grow worse, information available through the center will help policy makers, hospitals and schools develop strategies to meet future workforce demands. Funded by the U.S. Department...

2009-01-09 13:52:00

Peake: Down Payment on Expansion of Services WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has provided $21.7 million to its regional health care systems to improve services specifically designed for veterans in rural areas. "This special allocation is the latest down payment on VA's commitment to meet the needs of veterans living in rural areas," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. James B. Peake. "VA will take to our rural veterans the health...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.