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"Farmland" From Academy Award-Winning Director James Moll Makes Its Streaming Debut on Hulu

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Moll's feature length documentary, Farmland, is now available to stream on the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service. Beginning today, Farmland will be available exclusively on the platform for four weeks - providing viewers with the opportunity to stream Farmland from their connected TVs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, laptops, tablets and mobile devices.

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Facing Likely Defeat, EPA Abandons Key Farm Case in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 22, 2014 -- The EPA’s decision not to appeal a key federal ruling in favor of West Virginia farmer Lois Alt highlights the cynicism that drives the agency’s water agenda, the American Farm Bureau said today.

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WVU Extension Service launches ‘W.Va. Agritourism Initiative’

Helping local farmers create and profit from farm-based tourism opportunities is the idea behind West Virginia University Extension Service’s new Agritourism Initiative – a training program for aspiring and beginning agritourism operators.

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West Virginia Farm PAC Announces Endorsements for 2014 General Election

BUCKHANNON, WV – The West Virginia Farm PAC has announced its endorsements for the 2014 general election on November 4, 2014. In addition to endorsements for the West Virginia legislative races, West Virginia Farm PAC is endorsing the following candidates: U.S. Senate: Shelley Moore Capito (R); U.S. House of Representatives, District 1: David McKinley (R); District 2: Alex Mooney (R); District 3: Evan Jenkins (R).

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West Virginia Farm Bureau Offers New Polaris Benefit to Members

Starting July 1, 2014, eligible West Virginia Farm Bureau members will be able to take advantage of a new discount program with Polaris Industries. The roll-out of the new three-year program with Polaris, the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, demonstrates Farm Bureau’s continued investment in exceeding member expectations.

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EPA Rule Will Upend Farming and Livelihoods, Farm Bureau Says

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2014-A new Environmental Protection Agency rule will illegally expand EPA jurisdiction to millions of acres of once-unregulated farm land, exposing farmers to fines and penalties for ordinary farming activities, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress today.

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Noted Economist Finds EPA Analysis of Water Rule Flawed

Washington, D.C., May 28, 2014–The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Water Act rule is rife with errors, lacks transparency and would greatly expand strict federal control over land that was previously not regulated by the federal government, according to a report by economist and University of California-Berkley faculty member Dr. David Sunding.

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DEP Asking Tank Owners to Begin Registration Process Now

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking for help to streamline the registration process for aboveground storage tanks by requesting that tank owners who aren’t already signed up for online registration do so starting immediately.

Senate Bill 373, the Aboveground Storage Tank Act, was passed by the Legislature following a January chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water of approximately 300,000 state residents in nine counties.

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Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding EPA’s Proposed ‘Waters’ Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 2014 – “Last week, the American Farm Bureau Federation carefully reviewed EPA’s March 25 release of the ‘waters of the U.S.’ proposed rule. The results of our review are dismaying.

“The EPA proposal poses a serious threat to farmers, ranchers and other landowners. Under EPA’s proposed new rule, waters – even ditches – are regulated even if they are miles from the nearest ‘navigable’ waters. Indeed, so-called ‘waters’ are regulated even if they aren’t wet most of the time. EPA says its new rule will reduce uncertainty, and that much seems to be true: there isn’t much uncertainty if most every feature where water flows or stands after a rainfall is federally regulated.

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Wood County FB Annual Meeting

9/15/2014 - 4-H Campgrounds dining hall, Butcher Bend Rd, Parkersburg. 6 PM. For more info call Janet Wigal, 304 ...

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