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ISDA Selects Projects for Use of Specialty Crop Funds
Specialty crop projects across Idaho will soon receive funding from the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, thanks to the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The State of Idaho allocated $865,672.94 from the federal program to projects that will enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops.
The Department announced a competitive grant process in January and began accepting...
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Governor Lynch, Local Retailers Remind Massachusetts Shoppers New Hampshire is Sales Tax Free 365 Days a Year
CONCORD - Governor John Lynch today joined local retailers and business owners to remind Massachusetts residents that they don't have to restrict their shopping to Massachusetts' two-day "sales tax holiday" because they can shop tax-free in New Hampshire 365 days a year.
"In New Hampshire, we believe you should be able to shop on your own time, not on the schedule of state government,"...
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GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES FIRST RENEWABLE ENERGY TAX ABATEMENT
Construction and facility jobs will be created
Carson City - Governor Jim Gibbons today announced a major step in the future of renewable energy in Nevada. Nevada Energy Commissioner Dr. Hatice Gecol has awarded the first renewable energy tax abatements of $10.4 million to Ormat Technologies, Inc., a Reno-based Corporation. The award will allow the company to create 60 new construction jobs in the Pershing County area.
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Healthy School Fundraiser Supports Idaho Farmers
BOISE - Fall is the height of harvest season in Idaho. Why not celebrate this year's harvest with a fundraiser featuring fresh Idaho apples, pears, Idaho's famous potatoes, and other locally produced specialty products and gift items? The Idaho Department of Agriculture's Idaho Preferred program offers a unique and easy fundraiser program that features 14 healthy products grown and made in Idaho with...
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Register now for fall Historic Preservation courses
Plymouth State University is offering three courses this fall semester that lead to a Certificate in Historic Preservation.
The Certificate in Historic Preservation program focuses on instilling a fundamental understanding of preservation issues and challenges while providing skills and training for those who work for community preservation organizations and agencies, or in aligned...
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GOVERNOR PATRICK SIGNS LEGISLATION TO SUPPORT NUTRITION IN SCHOOLS
Departments of Public Health, Elementary and Secondary Education, Legislature and health advocates achieve decade-long effort to promote healthier eating habits among school children
BOSTON - Governor Deval Patrick today signed into law legislation ensuring that only foods that meet established nutritional standards are sold in public schools during school hours. The law, "An Act Relative to School...
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CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE TO DISCUSS STATE WATER PLAN AND "CAP AND TRADE" AT JULY 28 MEETING
SACRAMENTO - The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will address national offset programs and the California Water Plan Update 2009 at its Wednesday, July 28, 2010 meeting in Sacramento. The meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 'N' Street - Main Auditorium, Sacramento, CA 95814.
"The global dialogue on...
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Public Hearings Scheduled to Make Ag Enterprise Areas Official
MADISON--Two public hearings will be held in August, the next step in the process needed to officially designate Wisconsin's first Agricultural Enterprise Areas.
Twelve areas of mostly agricultural land covering nearly 200,000 acres will be the focus of the hearings sponsored by the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. An agricultural enterprise area or AEA has...
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Historic Dunvegan Fresh Air Market offers the best of the Peace Country
Fairview... Discover unique crafts, gifts and homemade products from the Peace Country during Historic Dunvegan Provincial Park's 17th annual Fresh Air Market on Sunday, August 1.
The market will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be activities and crafts for children. Throughout the day, visitors can experience Canada's fur trade, missionary and Aboriginal history through...
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