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Page 4 of Agriculture News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Japanese Delegation tours Alegria Farm to learn about High Efficiency Hydroponic Vertical Farming Process

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Huntington Beach Sister City Association and its delegation of 25 adults from sister city Anjo, Japan, toured Alegria Farm on Sunday October 7, it was announced by Erik Cutter, Managing Director of Alegria Fresh. Learning about Alegria’s innovative new farming method that employs the Verti-Gro(R) System provided the delegation with nutrition-rich knowledge to bring back to Japan.

Olamendi’s Express Fresh and Natural Mexican Cuisine Partners with Alegria Farm to Offer ‘Farm-to-Table in Minutes’ Salads

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Sept. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alegria Fresh has joined leading local restaurateur Carlos Olamendi in a groundbreaking new partnership to feature Alegria Farm’s same-day harvested salad greens at Olamendi’s Express in Mission Viejo, it was announced today by Erik Cutter, Managing Director of Alegria Farm.

Oklahoma Wine Grape Harvest and Celebration Nears

DRUMRIGHT, Okla., Aug. 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tidal School Vineyards has set its seventh annual ‘A Walk in the Clouds’ harvest and festival for Saturday, September 8. This annual celebration of grape growing, winemaking, music, food, and fun includes picking grapes, stomping grapes, live music, and a wine brunch. But most important, the grapes begin their journey to become the Tidal School Winery’s estate grown wines.

EnviroIngenuity Brings Energy Efficient Vertical Farming Process and Locally-Grown Food to Laguna Beach

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Aug. 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Local entrepreneur Erik Cutter has bought the farm – literally. EnviroIngenuity today announced the phase one completion of Alegria Farm, Orange County’s first hydroponic vertical farm. Engaged in the promotion of sustainable technologies, EnviroIngenuity has brought a new farming system to the west coast.

EnviroIngenuity Announces Solar-Powered Hydroponic Vertical Farm at Bluebird Canyon Family Farm

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., July 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, EnviroIngenuity’s Urban Hydroponic Vertical Farming Division announced the completion of Laguna Beach’s first solar-powered, hydroponic vertical farm. It is located on the private Bluebird Canyon Family Farm property, the first urban organic farm in Laguna Beach with a view of the Pacific.

Green Planet Productions Films EnviroIngenuity’s Hydroponic Vertical Farms for Sustainability Feature

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., July 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, EnviroIngenuity’s Hydroponic Vertical Farming Division announced its participation in a Green Planet Productions special feature on sustainable living.

EnviroIngenuity Announces Plans for Hydroponic Vertical Farm Demonstration Center in Laguna Beach

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., May 29, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EnviroIngenuity’s urban hydroponic vertical farming division today announced plans to develop a hydroponic vertical farming demonstration center in Laguna Beach. The Verti-Gro(R) system, featured at the Epcot(R) theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida for the last 16 years, will be employed at the new demonstration facility.

Gems Group Positions for Future with Sage ERP X3 and Southeast Computer Solutions

MIAMI, Fla., April 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Southeast Computer Solutions (southeastcomputers.com) announced today that it has sold its first Sage ERP X3 software solution to Miami-based Gems Group.

Health Experts Advocate for Patients to Heal and Prevent Disease through Locally-Grown Natural Foods

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., April 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EnviroIngenuity today added two health experts to its urban hydroponic vertical farming division. Dr. Dave Williams and Dr. Steven Dreyer join EnviroIngenuity.

United Wholesale Mortgage Expands Product Profile to Include USDA Loans

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., March 29, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), a national wholesale mortgage lender operating in 47 states, announced the addition of USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) loans to enhance its existing government platform of FHA and VA loan programs. UWM is currently recognized throughout the broker community as a top government lender and one of the largest-producing wholesale lenders in the country.

School Food Gardens get Glass Greenhouses

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When a local Hillcrest resident asked EcoHouse to remodel his 60 foot sunroom, architect and custom home builder Rodney Collins suggested donating the glassed room to local educational gardens. Not only will the material be reused, but the local food system movement will benefit by better educating our school children and producing good food for the schools and the local farmers markets.

Farm of the Future Opens to the Public on Saturday, March 17

TEMECULA, Calif., March 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Temecula Valley Strawberry Farms, Southern California’s first commercial hydroponic urban vertical farm, partners with EnviroIngenuity to promote new production techniques. On Saturday, March 17, 2012, the public will experience the future of farming at the grand opening of Temecula Valley Strawberry Farms, Southern California’s first hydroponic vertical strawberry farm.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Awards iFOS Multi-Year Contract to Provide Professional Support Services for Financial Computer Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS), LLC, announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Agency has awarded a multi-year contract to provide application development, maintenance and support for the agency national financial systems.

Verti-Gro Partners with EnviroIngenuity

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Feb. 7, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EnviroIngenuity today announced a partnership with Verti-Gro(R) to represent and promote hydroponic vertical farming systems throughout Southern California. Verti-Gro, Inc. designs and manufactures cost-effective, high density hydroponic growing systems. It offers stacked towers to suit large-scale commercial production needs which can be downsized for residential use and Community Supported Agriculture.

EnviroIngenuity Launches Vertical Farming Division

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Jan. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EnviroIngenuity today announced its vertical farming division, which is developing vertical farming processes in Southern California to enable individuals and communities to grow their own food in urban areas.

Adopt an Olive Tree and Help to Alleviate World Hunger and Strengthen Communities

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass., Dec. 5, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the spirit of the holidays, Tre Olive is donating $5.00 for each olive tree adoption order it receives from December 1 through December 25 to the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF). The donations will be used to support FTPF’s work to plant fruit trees in low-income communities around the world.

Nonprofit Biodiesel Distributor Delivers 10 Millionth Gallon of Biodiesel Blend

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Oct. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Energy Cooperative, a member-owned nonprofit, announced today the delivery of their 10 millionth gallon of biodiesel blended fuel. The delivery went to Krapf Bus Companies, a local private bus contractor for school districts. These 10 million gallons of biodiesel blends have resulted in the use of nearly 1.5 million gallons of domestically-produced fuel and significant emission reductions for many regulated pollutants.

Idaho Dairy Producers Double Scholarship Plans to Help 15 Students Pursue Their Dreams

TWIN FALLS, Idaho, Oct. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When the dairy producer leaders of the United Dairymen of Idaho (UDI) and its two branches – the Idaho Dairy Products Commission and the Idaho Dairymen’s Association – agreed to establish a scholarship program this year, they intended to award $1,500 scholarships to seven deserving students of Idaho dairy farm families.

Rep. Simpson Champions Bill to Strengthen Future for Idaho Dairy Producers

TWIN FALLS, Idaho, Sept. 28, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Idaho Dairymen’s Association (IDA) applauded Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) for taking a strong stand on behalf of the dairy industry as lead Republican proponent of the Dairy Security Act of 2011. Last Friday, the new dairy bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by House Agriculture Committee’s Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN).

Soy Labs and Missouri Plant Science Center in Governor’s Spotlight for Innovative and Economic Development

MEXICO, Mo., Sept. 20, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, whose job-creation strategy has focused on investing in science, technology and innovation, and encouraging and incentivizing entrepreneurship, selected Soy Labs and the Missouri Plant Science Center on Friday, as the site to discuss the importance of the Missouri House passing the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act (MOSIRA) as part of the Made in Missouri Jobs Package.

Back-to-Back Hospice du Rhone Syrah Shoot-Out Wins for Westerhold Family Vineyards and Winemaker Russell Bevan

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bennett Valley AVA — For the second year in a row Westerhold Family Vineyards and Winemaker Russell Bevan have earned the right to take home the highly coveted barrel trophy and ‘Coat du Rhone’ blazer in the 2011 Syrah Shoot-Out at the Hospice du Rhone celebration held in Paso Robles, California.

Bay Area Students Tackle 21st Century Challenges at The Ninth Annual World Affairs Challenge

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, April 16th, 2011, nearly 700 middle and high school students, teachers, volunteers, parents, and community leaders from around the Bay Area will convene at San Francisco State University to participate in The Ninth Annual World Affairs Challenge™, hosted by global education non-profit World Savvy in partnership with San Francisco State University’s College of Education.

Solution Recovery Services and Corn LP Enter Into a COSS (Corn Oil Separation System) Purchase Agreement

DEXTER, Mich. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Solution Recovery Services (SRS) announced today that it has signed a purchase agreement with Corn LP to supply their COSS (Corn Oil Separation System) at Corn LP’s 55 million gallon ethanol plant in Goldfield, Iowa.

Biotronics, Inc. Announces a Noninvasive Instrument That Can Determine Pork Loin Marbling Level in Milliseconds

AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Extended online tests of a newly developed instrument grading system for pork carcasses demonstrate its ability to differentiate pork loins relative to marbling levels. Researchers have long shown that marbling in the pork loin adds significantly to juiciness and flavor of chops.

Handcrafted Chicken Coops Offers Affordable Solutions for Backyard Chicken Farmers

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new home-farming trend sweeping North America is seeing chicken coops and small flocks of chickens appearing in suburban backyards. In support of this home-grown movement, Handcrafted Chicken Coops is offering affordable, portable chicken coops to backyard and urban chicken farmers.

Food for Consumption and Food for Energy is a Complete Combination, says Henry Oliver Ford

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mr. Henry Oliver Ford has just completed the initial phase of the Ghana Sugar Project. Mr. Ford is the managing director for World Food, the firm that is owner of the project. Henry Oliver is overseeing this massive one-hundred and twenty thousand acre sugar farm and refinery.

Henry Oliver Ford says, ‘It’s Time to Provide Some Relief’

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Henry Oliver Ford of WFAO is on a mission. Submerged in poverty, millions of African farmers and their families are victims of food insecurity. Today, subsistence farming is the lot of millions of Africans. The farmers in Ghana Africa need access to improved technologies in order to meet their food needs, increase their crop yields, and hopefully, sell to local, regional, and even international markets.

Feeding a Country in 2 days – The World Food Association (WFAO)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A local corporation is feeding an African country. World Food Association Organization S.A. Inc. (WFAO), will be shipping over 285,000 meals to Ghana thanks to the efforts of the 45 member team here in West Palm Beach and their leading management team based in Sao Paulo Brazil. On February 20 and 21, WFAO will be packaging 42,000 pounds of high-quality rice, sugar and vegetables that are fortified with vitamins and minerals.

Agricultural Expertise Needed to Feed, Fuel World’s Skyrocketing Demands for Food, Energy

LEXINGTON, Ky. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As National Teach Ag Day on February 25 nears, communities across the nation are asked to consider the teachers that will be needed to prepare students for the increasing number and complexity of agriculture-related jobs expected to be available in the United States. ‘Perhaps most importantly – we will need qualified teachers to prepare students for these increasingly sophisticated professions,’ said Jay Jackman, Ph.D., executive director of the National Association of Agricultural Educators.

Bokashicycle Announces First Successful Full-Scale Commercial Fermentation Process

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the U.S. alone, annually, more than 30 million tons of food waste is sent to landfills. Less than three percent of that waste is diverted from landfills, primarily through composting, producing greenhouse gases and heat. Bokashicycle offers a safer and more economic alternative. By implementing the bokashicycle, commercial operations can divert tons of waste away from landfills and compost sites, converting that waste into high-quality fertilizer.

Spend More Time Gardening and Less Time Composting with Compost Bags

BALTIMORE, Md. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Are you concerned about the environment, but tired of traditional composting methods? Fear not. Less Work Gardening Inc. announces a new product that allows residential gardeners to speed up the composting process while actually spending less time doing it. Made in the U.S., these Compost Comfort(R) Compost Bags promote quicker composting through air and moisture – the keys to composting – and makes aeration as easy as 1-2-3.

Oregon Floral Farms Continues to Grow in More Ways than One

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

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

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.

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.

Bokashicycle Delivers Safer and More Effective Alternative to Traditional Composting

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To many, the idea of composting sounds like a positive environmental behavior, but according to Lawrence Green, M.D., Ph.D. and founder of Bokashicycle, it may be doing more harm than good. Bokashicycle is the totally natural way to reduce, reuse and recycle organic waste. It heals the planet by reducing greenhouse gases.

Biotronics, Inc., Announces Future Pork Grading Rivaling Beef, Ultrasound Technology Seen as a Major Advance in Online Pork Grading

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.

Plangarden’s Vegetable Gardening Software Expands Web 2.0 Social Networking Features

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.

Cengea Solutions Inc. acquires Inform Network for Systems Management Limited

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.

Plangarden Launches First Web-Based Vegetable Garden Design Application

HALF MOON BAY, CA – Apr. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Plangarden launches the first vegetable garden design application that runs on the Web. Vegetable gardeners can easily and quickly create a visual layout of their garden and populate it with vegetables. And because Plangarden.com is a Web-based application, users can choose to make their ‘virtual gardens’ viewable to others in the Plangarden community to exchange gardening advice.