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2014-10-23 16:22:23

AHOSKIE, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced today that Roanoke Electric Membership Cooperative has received one of the first loans from a new program of the Rural Utilities Service to finance improvements to the energy performance of utility customers' homes and businesses. "We are proud to be among the first to benefit from this new RUS program because our cooperative is committed to delivering affordable energy...

2014-10-22 23:02:14

HUD, USDA, and Council on Foundations honor work of place-based foundations Washington, DC and Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Across the nation, community foundations, private foundations, and corporate giving programs work to improve neighborhoods and the lives of the people who live in them. Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Council on Foundations announced the 2014 winners of the Secretaries’...

2014-10-21 16:30:00

New rule largely outsources poultry inspection, endangering health of consumers WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to block implementation of a new poultry inspection system that will impede federal inspection of chicken and turkey carcasses, potentially resulting in diseased or tainted poultry being sold to consumers....

2014-10-20 12:23:52

Ad Buy Runs in The New Yorker, Scientific American, Harpers and Others; Science Magazine Rejects Advertorial, Writing: "We're concerned about... getting into a battle with the GMO industry" VISTA, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This month, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, is running a full page advertorial by company president David Bronner entitled, "Herbicide and Insecticide Use on GMO Crops...

2014-10-06 23:09:13

Earth's Enrichments takes its USDA Certified Organic Skin Care Collection to the next level this holiday season with the introduction of Organic Lip Balms, Organic Body Balms, Organic Sugar Scrubs, and Organic Bath Salts. These new products will complement its highly coveted Organic Bar Soaps. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 Earth’s Enrichments is a body and skin care company that prides itself on being health conscious and environmentally friendly. Its USDA Certified...

2014-10-06 23:03:24

Encirca℠ Services Environmental Response Units Offer a Better Base to Build From Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 In February, the University of Missouri, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), and DuPont Pioneer announced an innovative collaboration to pool soil mapping resources, predictive technologies and expertise. The collaboration offers growers a step-change in sustainable crop production through better recommendations for nitrogen...

2014-10-03 12:22:15

DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will hold the next State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on Oct. 16, 2014. The STAC is invited to recommend natural resource priorities for NRCS California to consider as the Agency implements Farm Bill conservation programs in fiscal year 2015. The meeting will be held at the USDA building in Davis from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. "We always look forward to these...

2014-10-01 12:33:45

Nineteen PureTemp phase change materials, with temperature ranges from 39 to 154 degrees Fahrenheit, have been designated as 100 percent biobased. MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Entropy Solutions Inc.'s PureTemp phase change material has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Certified Biobased Product Label. The label verifies that the amount of renewable biobased material in the product meets or exceeds levels set by the USDA. Photo -...

2014-09-29 23:02:50

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency selects DRT Strategies as the sole prime contractor for its’ five-year, $100M Blanket Purchase Agreement to provide program management and support services to the agency’s Information Technology Services Division. Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 DRT Strategies, Inc. (DRT) (http://www.drtstrategies.com), a leading provider of technology and management consulting services and solutions to government and commercial...

2014-09-22 20:21:02

DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced the winning proposals funded for 2014 California Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) in the state level competition. Five projects have been awarded more than $324,000 to develop conservation approaches to benefit wildlife and native plants, conserve water, and improve farm resource management. "CIG invests in innovative, on-the-ground conservation...


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Brangus Cattle
2014-07-12 11:06:20

The Brangus is a breed of beef cattle that originated in 1912 in the United States. It was developed by crossing the Angus cattle and Brahman cattle by the Brangus organization that was formed in 1949. The early development of the Brangus was achieved by the USDA at their Experiment Station in Jeanerette, Louisiana. The intent of the Brangus was to have a desirable beef cattle with the natural ability to thrive in adverse conditions from the Brahman. During the 1930s experimental breeding...

2012-06-14 08:08:15

Symbol: USFI61 Group: Lichen Family: Parmeliaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   USCA5 Usnea caucasica Vain.   USDA Usnea dasypoga auct.   USES Usnea esthonica Rasanen   USFL2 Usnea flagellata Mot.   USSU61 Usnea sublaxa Vain. Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales...

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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