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Oregon Floral Farms Continues to Grow in More Ways than One
Fri, 29 May 2009, 15:18:58 EDT Edited by Liisa Sullivan
OREGON CITY, Ore., May 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- This year, Oregon Floral Farms celebrates its tenth year of supplying custom and creatively hand-tied organic floral bouquets to customers throughout the region. And, as they continue to grow flowers, so does their business grow. While their hand-tied organic floral bouquets have received much attention over the past 10 years, they have evolved into a supplier of conventional/mainstream and hand-tied bouquets as well.
Plangarden's Garden Design and Planning Software Offers Interactive Version of Obama Family Vegetable Garden at the White House
Tue, 24 Mar 2009, 14:45:21 EST Edited by Carly Zander
HALF MOON BAY, Calif., March 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Just after First Lady, Michelle Obama, broke ground for the White House vegetable garden, Plangarden released an online interactive version of the Obama's organic garden layout. The interactive vegetable garden layout was built using the new 2.0 version of Plangarden's garden design software. The White House vegetable garden is irregularly-shaped. Plangarden utilized the new rotate features to recreate even the stepping stones and non-square edges of the garden beds.
Trees With Meaning Wins USDA Approval for First U.S. Release of Authentic Olive Trees from The Holy Land
Tue, 17 Mar 2009, 07:00:47 EST Edited by Debra Tone
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With a hard-earned U.S. Department of Agriculture signoff now in hand, Trees With Meaning Inc. becomes one of the first companies in the U.S. approved to bring living olive trees from Israel to the North American market. For owners-and brothers-Bruno and Jerome Schneider, building the company was an intricate business challenge requiring four years of negotiations, planning and inspired persistence.
Flax Council of Canada Announces GRAS Status Determined for Flax in U.S.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009, 13:00:38 EST Edited by Carly Zander
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Flax Council of Canada announced that a panel of experts determined in January 2009 that whole and milled flax seed be given Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status. Expected within six months is a letter of 'no objection,' finalizing GRAS status for flax by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Gaining this status expands opportunities for flax use by food manufacturers worldwide.
Biotronics, Inc., Announces Future Pork Grading Rivaling Beef, Ultrasound Technology Seen as a Major Advance in Online Pork Grading
Mon, 24 Nov 2008, 15:13:49 EST Edited by Carly Zander
AMES, Iowa, Nov. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Biotronics, Inc., a food animal ultrasound research and development company recently received a $150,000 Demonstration Grant from the Iowa Department of Economic Development. According to Doyle Wilson, President of the Company, these dollars supplement a $350,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant they have received to develop and test their first commercial prototype system to measure the amount of intramuscular fat, commonly called marbling, in the pork loin of carcasses in the packing plant.
May is Prime Time to Plant Home Vineyard
Mon, 05 May 2008, 09:31:41 GMT Edited by Carly Zander
JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y., May 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For those dreaming of installing a small vineyard at their home, Vinescapes Inc. announces May is rush time. Plants must be in the ground before June 2, which makes this the busiest time of the year for the home vineyard industry. Those who miss this crucial window can prepare the vineyard this season by installing the trellising, testing and amending the soil.
Plangarden's Vegetable Gardening Software Expands Web 2.0 Social Networking Features
Thu, 27 Mar 2008, 14:12:13 GMT Edited by Carly Zander
HALF MOON BAY, Calif., March 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Plangarden enhances its drag-and-drop online vegetable gardening software by expanding features for its rapidly growing community of vegetable gardeners. The new Web 2.0 social networking features enable vegetable garden enthusiasts from all over the world to interact over a 'virtual backyard fence' where they can ask or swap advice.
Biodiesel Joint Venture with Mindanao Lumad Tribes Will Bolster Community Development
Wed, 12 Mar 2008, 13:32:22 GMT Edited by Carly Zander
DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines, and MONTEREY, Calif., March 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Supreme Council of Datus Alimaong has reached agreement with Monterey, CA-based Abundant Biofuels Corporation to develop more than 1.2 million acres of ancestral domain for production of biodiesel from Jatropha curcas in underused Lumad lands on the island of Mindanao.
Cengea Solutions Inc. acquires Inform Network for Systems Management Limited
Tue, 05 Feb 2008, 09:11:28 GMT Edited by Carly Zander
VANCOUVER, B.C. Canada - Feb. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Cengea Solutions Inc. announces today that it has acquired the assets of Inform Network for Systems Management Limited. Cengea and Inform have been the two dominant suppliers of spatially enabled information systems to the forest products industry in Canada and have had growing success in providing systems to the forest products industry in the United States.
Haywood County Tomatoes Travel the Internet
Thu, 31 Jan 2008, 13:24:26 GMT Edited by Carly Zander
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. - Jan. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Haywood County tomatoes are now traveling worldwide, thanks to a short web-based video recently produced by the Buy Haywood Market Development Project. While the Buy Haywood project often draws parallels with other place-based promotional efforts, like Vidalia Onions, this new marketing effort has more in common with the California Raisin ads. (VIDEO)
Senators, Environmentalists, Forestry Experts from Across the Nation Share Groundbreaking Input on Catastrophic Storms and Urban Forests
Mon, 18 Jun 2007, 20:19:00 GMT Edited by Chris Simmons
BILOXI, Miss. - June 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) hosted a groundbreaking public forum in Biloxi, Mississippi on June 6, 2007 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. 'We gathered more than 40 experts and ordinary citizens from around the country to share ideas, best practices and first-person accounts.'
Major Greenhouse Grower Re-Develops in South Carolina
Wed, 06 Jun 2007, 23:59:00 GMT Edited by Chris Simmons
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - June 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In 1947 Amon Baucom started a landscaping business with little more than a wheelbarrow and a shovel. Sixty years later Baucom's Nursery, the great grandchild of Amon Baucom's landscaping enterprise, is still a family oriented business, and a consistent ranking as one of the top 100 greenhouse growers in the U.S.
Nation's First Plant Conservation Day Established for May 18th to Recognize and Celebrate the Importance of the World's Flora
Wed, 17 May 2006, 22:23:00 GMT Edited by Carly M. Zander
BROOKLYN, NY - May 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Botanic Gardens Conservation International announced today that botanic gardens and zoos across the U.S. are celebrating the importance of plants to people and the planet on the nation's first Plant Conservation Day, May 18.
Colorado Machinery Doubles in Size through Mergers
Thu, 20 Apr 2006, 19:15:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Apr. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Colorado Machinery LLC has completed a merger that increases its store total from five to nine and broadens its product mix and geographic reach. On April 8, 2006, the Colorado Springs-based construction equipment company merged with Romer Mercantile, based in Holly and Lamar, Colo., and with Bi-State Machinery Co. Inc., based in Greeley and Ft Collins, Colo.
Buildings Stand Up to Multiple Hurricanes - Valuables Stored in Metal Buildings Weather the Storms
Wed, 12 Oct 2005, 02:44 EDT Edited by Christopher Simmons
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL - Oct. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Catastrophic hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Cindy, and Dennis left a trail of destruction throughout the southeastern United States, damaging thousands of traditional building types. U.S. Buildings received overwhelmingly positive feedback from building customers as well as countless referrals from customers whose arch type steel buildings stood up to the storms, according to Marketing Director, Steve Tosch.
New Almanac Predicts Early Spring, Low Wheat Harvest and Frequent Insomnia in 2006
Wed, 17 Aug 2005, 08:51 EDT Edited by Christopher Simmons
TORONTO, Ontario - August 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Ginseng Press announces the release of 'The Chinese Almanac 2006.' The almanac predicts, among other things, that this coming winter will be mild and spring will arrive early, but spring and summer will be abnormally cool. Beans and corn will grow well but wheat will not. Insomnia and heart problems will be common health concerns.
New York State Auto Dealers Tout New COOL-SPACE as Coolest Thing Since the Air Conditioner
Thu, 28 Jul 2005, 01:59 EDT Edited by Christopher Simmons
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - July 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The New York State Automobile Dealers Association has endorsed Norki Energy System's new COOL-SPACE(TM) Portable Evaporative Cooler. The NYSADA applauded the newest product of the Poughkeepsie, New York Company in its recent industry newsletter. The article touted COOL-SPACE as an economical solution to work spaces that are challenging to keep cool, 'yielding happier employees during the hot summer months.'
Long Term Care Consumes 'an Acre a Month,' But Affordable Insurance Can Save the Farm, Experts Say
Mon, 18 Jul 2005, 11:10 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
KIRKLAND, Wash. - July 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The mounting cost of long term care has become a "monster" that is devouring acre after acre of the nation's prime cropland, pasture, and woodlands. So says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners, LLC, the nation's leading long-term care insurance brokerage representing multiple carriers. It's a problem that affects agricultural families in every state, not just the farm belt.
Inside the Mega-Dairy: New Study Will Reveal How They Do Business - Huge Dairy Farms Operate Much Differently Than Traditional Dairies
Mon, 9 May 2005, 01:16 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - May 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A new study from Entira (www.entira.net), 'Inside the Mega Dairy: Management Strategy and Decision-Making Structure,' will reveal how top managers in this important segment of the agricultural market think and operate.
By News Article Editor: Christopher Simmons
Tekron, Inc. Announces Plan to Convert Major Canadian Dairy Farm into Self-Sufficient Energy Park
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and ONTARIO, Canada - Dec. 23, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Tekron, Inc. (OTC BB: TKRN) today announced that it is in the final stages of developing a plan to process dairy waste from several major Ontario farms into energy. A key component to the plan would be the potential to create an energy self-sufficient dairy farm. While working with Transdynamics Engineering Limited, a Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of waste recycling and handling equipment for more than two decades, Tekron plans on submitting the completed proposal in early 2005.
By News Article Editor: Christopher Simmons
Nestle Inc. Philippines and PMEWMB Launch Historic $63 Million Dollar Mission Project to Plant Thousands of Churches and Increase the Livelihood for 100,000 Filipinos Over the Next 3 Years
HAYWARD, Calif. - December 1, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The Pentecostal Methodist Evangelical World Missions Board (PMEWMB - www.pmewmb.com), under the leadership of Harvard Divinity School SLI alums Chairman Bishop Willie Anderson and Vice-Chair Bishop Jeptah Aniceto, has partnered with Nestle Philippines Inc. to aid in Philippine President Arroyo's vision for more agri-business development.
By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
Montgomery Scientist Discovers New Palm
MIAMI, FL - November 16, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- On an expedition to Brazil in 1994, Dr. Larry Noblick of the Montgomery Botanical Center in Coral Gables, Florida, discovered a previously unknown species of palm that he has named Syagrus vermicularis. Dr. Noblick's discovery was recently confirmed by his full scientific description published in the September 2004 issue of Palms, a peer-reviewed journal of the International Palm Society.
By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
New Product to Organically Treat Your Trees - There Are No Side-Effects or Waiting Periods Before You Can Enjoy The Environment As With Chemicals
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - July 8, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- "Don't spray chemicals on
our valley!" is the hue and cry heard throughout the Big Bear Valley, says Organic Tree
Care (www.organictreecare.com), a local company owned by Bill Irwin. There is real
concern among residents about the use of the chemical carbaryl by the U.S. Forest
Service to treat bark beetle infested trees. Tree & Plant Rescue, a firm in Cardiff,
California has a new product out that is organic in origin and completely
News Article Editor: Christopher L. Simmons
Institute for Culture and Ecology (IFCAE) National Study Finds Forest Biodiversity And Harvesters Neglected By Forest Management
Possible major economic and environmental loss
Portland, OR - April 13, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Researchers at the nonprofit
Institute for Culture and Ecology based in Portland, Oregon received a grant from the
National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry to study the relationship
between biodiversity conservation, forest management, and nontimber forest products
(NTFPs) such as mushrooms, medicinal plants, and floral greens, and thousands of other
wild forest species harvested from the nation's forests.
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