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Northland College to Host 7th Annual Wis...

ASHLAND, Wis. – Northland College will host the 7th Annual Wisconsin Local Food Summit Feb.1-2. The focus of the 2013 summit is “Common Ground: Everyone Eats!” The Wisconsin Local Food Network (WLFN) is sponsoring the event. The Wisconsin Local Food Network chose the Chequamegon Bay region as the location for this year’s summit because of the area’s commitment to growing a local foods economy. Nathan Engstrom, regional sustainability coordinator at Northland College, will share information about its Local Foods Initiative. The initiative seeks to...
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USDA Celebrates Bird Health Awareness We...

Spring is quickly approaching, and so is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Bird Health Awareness Week. Bird Health Awareness Week, February 24 through March 2, 2013, helps promote healthy practices for raising backyard birds. More and more people, from urban neighborhoods to the countryside, are raising their own backyard flocks. Since spring ushers in chicks’ season, the time when baby chicks and other baby birds begin hatching from their shells, the 2013 Bird Health Awareness Week will focus on these new additions to the country’s backyard flocks. Whether you are new...
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Ahead Of Sec Nomination Iwf Releases A “...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama will nominated Mary Jo White to succeed Elisse Walter as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This comes on the heels of heavy criticism from liberal feminist organizations, like the National Organization of Women (NOW), who have demanded to know “President Obama, Where are all the women?” and expressed “[t]here is no doubt that qualified women exist for each and every position [he] will be called to fill.” The Independent Women’s Forum today released a “Binder of Women Candidates for High Office,” – a...
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Snyder: 14 Companies To Invest $1.1 Bill...

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder  announced the Michigan Strategic Fund’s approval of state incentives to support 14 business expansions that are expected to generate more than $1.1 billion in investments and add 4,590 jobs in Michigan. “Our reinvention of Michigan is all about more and better jobs for families and bright futures for our children,” Snyder said. “At the end of the day, that’s what this announcement really means. The fact that these companies are choosing to stay and grow in Michigan reinforces our well-earned reputation as America’s comeback state. The...
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Smithsonian Looks at the Evolution of Me...

Programs Examine Origins of Mexican Food and Latino Contributions to Food Production January 29, 2013 The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian Latino Center will present two programs related to Mexican American food and the production of food in America, including a look at the bracero (guest worker) farm labor program. The programs are offered in conjunction with the museum’s newest exhibition, “FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950–2000,” which features 70 years of Latino food history, from a circa 1940...