Celebrities, Civil Rights Leaders Rally To Stop 86-Year-Old Black Farmer From Losing 500 Acre Family Farm

Health insurance giant UnitedHealthcare® set to auction off the Black-owned farm

This ordeal is killing me, at 86-years-old I never imagine losing the one thing my family worked so hard for and is a part of our family legacy.”

— Lee Holley, Farm Owner

DALLAS, TX, USA, February 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — An African American farmer and his brothers from Omaha, Texas, are pleading for the public’s help to stop the farm they pooled their money together to purchase in 1968 from being auctioned off after a dispute with UnitedHealthcare® that has nothing to do with the farmers or their farm. The attempt to seize the farm amidst a President approved statewide winter emergency and the global pandemic has gotten the attention of celebrities and civil rights leaders who are lending their voice and social media platforms to bring attention to the issue.

86-year-old cattle farmer Lee Holley and his two brothers, Willie and Rudolph, say they have fought off racism and death threats over the years from people who have not supported seeing the 500-acre property in the hands of an African-American family. But they can’t fight off a lawsuit by the healthcare giant threatening to destroy the family’s legacy and everything they have lived and worked for over the years.

“Our family is heartbroken over this,” said Holley. “This farm is everything we have and the only life my brothers and I have known. We have raised our children and grandchildren here, and we would do anything to save it.”

The lawsuit with United healthcare is over medical claims involving Lee’s 60-year-old daughter, Dr. Lisa Holley, an anesthesiologist from Dallas. UnitedHealthcare® alleges that they overpaid for surgeries she billed through her medical practice, LH Medical, which Dr. Holley disputes. A two-million-dollar default judgment by the court opened up an opportunity for UnitedHealthcare® to come after everything, including the family farm. Dr. Holley says it is held in a family trust and should not be a part of this settlement.

“This feels like a modern-day lynching,” said Dr. Holley. “African American’s never got their 40-acres and a mule, and here you have a family who had to fight all kinds of racism to buy this farmland in the middle of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. It is even harder to keep it, only now to watch it stolen over a financial matter having nothing to do with the farm.

Lee Holley believes this is part of a larger conspiracy to rob Black Farmers of their land. This month, the Senate announced The Justice for Black Farmers Act to protect remaining Black farmers from losing their land. The act will provide land grants to create a new generation of Black farmers, restore the land base lost, and implement systemic reforms to help family farmers across the United States. According to US Senator Cory Booker, there were nearly one million Black farmers in the United States in 1920. Unfortunately, due to the history of discrimination, it is estimated that there are less than 50,000 remaining Black farmers.

“This should be criminal,” said Holley. “This ordeal is killing me; at 86-years-old I never imagine losing the one thing my family worked so hard for and is a part of our family legacy. If I had the money to pay United Healthcare myself, I would, but I am an elderly farmer trying to fight a healthcare giant.” My family and I are not asking for a handout; we are merely praying for a miracle,”

A crowdfund has been established by a notable, award-winning journalist and founder of iWomanTV, Cathleen Trigg-Jones, to shine a national spotlight on the issue and help the family raise money to save the farm.

A sheriff’s auction for the farm is scheduled for March 2, 2021, at 10 AM on the Morris County Courthouse’s steps in Omaha, Texas.

Nikkia T MCCLAIN
Tene Nicole, Marketing and Public Relations
+1 646-244-2140
email us here

Help Save Black Owned Farm From Auction!


Source: EIN Presswire

To Return Falcons to Their Original Habitat..Hadad Program Applauded by Falconry Experts

Mark Upton, the executive secretary of the IAF

Hadad program was founded in 2020 by the SFC

IAF :We would like to support this project in any way we can, through our world-wide knowledge base of raptor conservation projects.”

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, February 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ —

A top official at the International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey (IAF) applauded the Hadad Program founded by the Saudi Falcons Club (SFC) and described it as “a fantastic project”. In an interview Mark Upton, the executive secretary of the IAF said “We would like to support this project in any way we can, through our world-wide knowledge base of raptor conservation projects.” He added that the program “fulfills the conservation and heritage aspirations of falconers around the world.”

This environmental initiative he elaborated aims at the “reintroduction of local falcons within the Kingdom and migratory falcons in Central Asia and releasing them back into their original natural habitats.”

Upton elaborated that volunteers, veterinary experts, international scientists, and Saudi falconers will work together to meet the objectives of the program. He added, “We can only emphasize how important it is that this project is supported by those who wish to maintain the heritage and continuation of traditional falconry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and beyond.”

Having a falconer father who once visited the region, Upton is personally excited about Hadad program, wishing his father is “looking down on it with great enthusiasm.”
According to him falconers were the first to notice the declining number of Peregrine Falcons in the sixties due to the misuse of agricultural chemicals. Hence, they were the first to successfully boost the falcon population and introduce falcons in Europe and North America where they have been extinct.
Now, the numbers of Peregrine Falcons are increasing more than ever before. Falconers have been in the forefront of conversational projects to protecting raptors and their prey that lost their natural habitats.

Upton stressed the IAF is dedicated to the preservation of the ancient art of falconry, and that the association has been involved in the acceptance of falconry as a UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage of mankind. Founded in 1968 by a small group of falconry clubs from Europe, Japan, and US the IAF now represents thousands of falconers from over 80 countries around the world, including Saudi Arabia.

Hadad program was founded in 2020 by the SFC. The program is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia that aims to reintroduce local and migratory falcons to their original habitats, increase the falcon population, and strengthen the Kingdom’s pioneering role in protecting the wildlife and natural environment as part of the transformative Vision 2030.

abdulrahman alabsi
SFC
email us here

IAF :We would like to support this project in any way we can, through our world-wide knowledge base of raptor conservation projects.”


Source: EIN Presswire

SoCal Based Landscaper Launches New Educational YouTube Series

On Location with The Harvest Lab

The Harvest Lab

What is Mulch?

Harvest Landscape Enterprises Inc., Launches "The Harvest Lab" dedicated to environmental awareness and conservation

Finding a better way to do business and positively impact our environment and the communities we serve is critical to my definition of success. YouTube is a great way to accomplish this.”

— Steven Schinhofen, CEO

ANAHEIM, CA, UNITED STATES, February 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Want to learn why mulch is necessary, how bees impact our environment, or what happens to cute critters when our trees are trimmed?

Harvest Landscape Enterprises, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of a new YouTube Series called "The Harvest Lab." Each month will feature a new episode on topics that highlight environmental awareness and conservation. The videos will feature deep-dive interviews with experts in their prospective fields shot on location in Southern California. Both Amanda Gray, VP of Marketing, and Sierra Schinhofen, Social Media Manager of Harvest Landscape Enterprises, host this upbeat, quirky, and educational YouTube Series.

"As a business owner, finding a better way to do business and positively impact our environment and the communities we serve is critical to my definition of success. For that reason, I continually encourage my team to innovate wherever possible," said Steven Schinhofen, CEO of Harvest Landscape. Harvest Landscape's VP of marketing shared, "When the Corona Virus hit, many of us had to pivot quickly and engage in ways with our clients that are relevant and continue to provide value. What's great about this series is that it is full of interesting facts and is filmed in a short-format so that it is quickly digestible for our busy client's schedules."

About Harvest Landscape Enterprises, Inc.: Harvest Landscape, headquartered in Anaheim, California, is focused on providing comprehensive landscape maintenance solutions through skilled technicians, technology, and a sustainable approach for homeowner's associations and commercial properties throughout Southern California.

For more information about Harvest Landscape, please visit us at www.HLEI.us or contact Amanda Gray at Amanda.gray@hlei.us.

Amanda Gray
Harvest Landscape Enterprises, Inc.
714-450-5849
email us here

Thank You Very MULCH!


Source: EIN Presswire

Businesses Declare Historic Victory with Permanent Fracking Ban in the Delaware River Basin

It is time to celebrate this historic victory, resolving to protect our environment and communities now and in the future, to build an equitable, sustainable economy fueled by renewable energy.”

— Bob Rossi, NYSBC

ALBANY, NEW YORK, USA, February 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The four-state Delaware River BasinCommission (DRBC) voted Thursday to permanently ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing—known commonly as fracking—after over a decade since the DRBC imposed a moratorium and years of public and private sector pressure and mounting evidence of the negative impacts from hundreds of scientific studies.

For the past several years, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) has convened the New York Sustainable Business Council (NYSBC), New Jersey Sustainable Business Council (NJSBC), Delaware Sustainable Business Council (DSBC), and Pennsylvania business leaders in an effort to protect the Delaware River Basin and the regional economy dependent on its water. We applaud the DRBC for this momentous decision.

“Businesses in poisoned environments struggle against workplace absenteeism, reduced productivity, employee turnover, and increased healthcare costs—and to what benefit?” asked Bob Rossi, Executive Director of NYSBC. “The only long term beneficiaries of fracking are the oil and gas executives who live nowhere near the fracking sites. We should instead be investing in our states’ growing renewable energy companies. They are employing local labor, spending money locally, and strengthening our regional economy in this time of economic crisis.”
The DRBC is an interstate agency with 5 ex officio members: the governors of the four basin states (New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware) plus a federal representative from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Since it formed in 2013, NYSBC has been working on the fracking issue in partnership with ASBC. NYSBC’s collaborative effort to engage over 1,000 business leaders to demand a ban on fracking in New York that helped lead to New York’s Governor Cuomo ban on December 17th, 2014.

Today represents another critical milestone in US history. While the Delaware River Basin fracking ban will protect the water for 15 million people, it also sets an important precedent that we need to build on to protect more watersheds and regional economies, because clean water is good for business. As highlighted in ASBC’s Business Case for Supporting Clean Water in the Delaware River Watershed, “the waterway contributes over $22 billion in annual economic activity and supports 600,000 direct and indirect jobs, with $10 billion in wages.”

“ASBC’s 2015 report The Business Case for Rethinking Fracking clearly demonstrated an economic case for transitioning from fracking to renewable energy, which would create more jobs per unit energy than natural gas and other fossil fuels and protect business from disruptions due to climate change,” said David Levine, President and Cofounder of ASBC. “This decision helps us establish next steps.”

###

The New York Sustainable Business Council (NYSBC) is an alliance of over 2,000 businesses and business networks committed to advancing a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy in New York State.

The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) partners with business organizations and companies to advocate for solutions and policies that support an equitable, sustainable, stakeholder economy. ASBC represents over 250,000 sustainable businesses in a wide range of industries and geographies.

Bob Rossi
New York Sustainable Business Council
+1 607-592-2222
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Louisiana Youth Aim to Provide Solutions to Food Insecurity Issues

LA 4-H Tech Club

Members of the LA 4-H Tech Club.

Where's the Food Project

The “Where’s The Food?” survey will help source food and solve food insecurity.

GIS Industry-Based Certification Program

GGI offers the only GIS Industry-Based Certification Program

Nationwide the 4-H members are offering opportunities for students to tackle real food problems in their communities, including food insecurity.

GGI provides students with opportunities to learn about GIS Technology and solve real world problems.

The National 4-H Geospatial Leadership team presents “Where’s the Food?” at National Youth Healthy Living Summit

The "Where's the Food?" Survey features maps that visualize community problems and solutions to improve health, nutrition, and safety in the areas where they live.”

— Katherine Winchester, LA 4-H Tech Club Team Lead

BATON ROUGE, LA, UNITED STATES , February 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — As part of the National 4-H GIS Leadership Team, the LA 4-H Tech Club presented its project, "Where's the Food?," at the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living, from February 12 – 15. The National 4-H Youth Summit Series (held virtually in 2021) brings together high school students for three days of hands-on activities and workshops led by leaders and educators in these fields. Designed for grades 9 through 12, the summit provides the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to address today’s issues facing nutrition education, physical fitness, wellness and emotional well-being.

The National 4-H Geospatial Leadership team, made up of youth who provide leadership by adopting new geospatial innovations such as GIS, GPS, and remote sensing to local needs, adopted "Where's the Food?" as their national team project. Youth Delegates from Louisiana (LA), North Caroline (NC), New York (NY), and Tennessee (TN) are working to define the problem and identify solutions.

Millions of youth and families are going to bed hungry every night due to the Covid-19 health emergency. In response, 4-H Action Teams are emerging to help by tackling "Food Insecurity" in their communities. Youth teams in Louisiana, North Carolina, New York, and Tennessee rallied to take action in their communities. Helping people find healthy food in their area became their priority. Their movement travels under the flag, "Where's the Food?"

Katherine Winchester, the project lead member of the 4-H Tech Club in Louisiana, described the team's 2021 entry at the summit. “The Where's the Food Survey features maps that visualize community problems and solutions to improve health, nutrition, and safety in the areas where they live," she said. “The application was used to help us better visualize the local, 'food access' problems facing students, families, communities, producers, processors, distributors, and consumers. We help youth, and their families understand the needs and alternatives to community problems (substance abuse, obesity, and food access)." To view nationwide data, visit the ArcGIS Dashboard or bit.ly/DashboardWhereIsTheFood.

To create the maps, team members Katherine Winchester, Susanna Shields, Izzy Gruner (St. Joseph Academy), Jane Zaruba (Home Schooled) and Vibriyogn Epuri (Southeastern University of Louisiana) utilized data from SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs) to show food locations with hotspots for Food Stamps/EBT Cards and a census tract that revealed both low-income and low-access criteria. Winchester, a sophomore student at the Saint Joseph’s Academy, said the project's goal was to make and share available maps with the community to help people find healthy food, especially during the Covid-19 health emergency and beyond. School closings, transportation limitations, and food providers were disrupted by the Covid-19 health emergency, especially in low-income and remote rural areas.

To advance their goals, youth interviewed local health and public safety officials in their community to identify critical problems and how youth might help. During the LA 4-H Tech Club Team’s interview with Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome of the City of Baton Rouge, the need for a food security plan was discussed. Mayor-President Broome invited the club members for a follow up interview to continue discussion on this important and pressing topic.

Anyone interested in answering the critical question, "Where's the Food?" can find the answer through mapping tools that the students developed. Individuals can access these maps with their handheld electronic devices and desktop computers.

To learn more about this fantastic youth work or for students wishing to join the club, contact: Vibriyogn Epuri, founding member of the Louisiana 4-H Tech Club, at la4htechclub@ gmail.com or call Global Geospatial Institute 225-939-1091. GGI, under the direction of Fran Harvey, GISP, sponsors the Louisiana 4-H Tech Club on the state and national level. For more information, visit www.gginstitute.org/educational-outreach.

About 4-H and Global Geospatial Institute (GGI)

4-H is a community of America's youth who learn leadership, citizenship, and life skills through non-formal, research-based experimental education activities. The Louisiana 4-H, Youth Development Program, offers youth opportunities to interact with science, engineering, and technology through hands-on demonstrations, problem-solving, personal in-depth projects, and career exploration. In partnership with LSU Ag Center 4-H and GGI offers education sessions to increase awareness about GIS, flying drones, and more.

Fran Harvey
Global Geospatial Institute
+1 225-939-1091
adminassistant@gginstitute.org
Visit us on social media:
Facebook
LinkedIn

LA 4-H Tech Club works with GIS and Global Geospatial Institute to discover, plan and provide solutions to world problems.


Source: EIN Presswire

Businesses Declare Victory: Fracking Banned in the Delaware River Basin

ASBC, NY, NJ, and DE SBCs and PA businesses applaud historic decision following years of advocacy

It is time to celebrate this historic victory, resolving to protect our environment and communities now and in the future, to build an equitable, sustainable economy fueled by renewable energy.”

— Bob Rossi, NYSBC

WEST TRENTON, NEW JERSEY, USA, February 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The multistate Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) voted to ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing—known commonly as fracking—after over a decade since the DRBC imposed a moratorium and years of public and private sector pressure and mounting evidence of the negative impacts from hundreds of scientific studies.

For the past several years, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) has convened the New York Sustainable Business Council (NYSBC), New Jersey Sustainable Business Council (NJSBC), Delaware Sustainable Business Council (DSBC), and Pennsylvania business leaders in an effort to protect the Delaware River Basin and the regional economy dependent on its water. We applaud the DRBC for this momentous decision.

“Businesses in poisoned environments struggle against workplace absenteeism, reduced productivity, employee turnover, and increased healthcare costs—and to what benefit?” asks Bob Rossi, Executive Director of NYSBC. “The only long term beneficiaries of fracking are the oil and gas executives who live nowhere near the fracking sites. We should instead be investing in our states’ growing renewable energy companies. They are employing local labor, spending money locally, and strengthening our regional economy in this time of economic crisis.”
The DRBC is an interstate agency with 5 ex officio members: the governors of the four basin states (New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware) plus a federal representative from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Since it formed in 2013, NYSBC has been working on the fracking issue in partnership with ASBC. NYSBC’s collaborative effort to engage over 1,000 business leaders to demand a ban on fracking in New York that helped lead to New York’s Governor Cuomo ban on December 17th, 2014.

Today—February 25th, 2021—represents another critical milestone in US history. While the Delaware River Basin fracking ban will protect the water for 15 million people, it also sets an important precedent that we need to build on to protect more watersheds and regional economies, because clean water is good for business. As highlighted in ASBC’s Business Case for Supporting Clean Water in the Delaware River Watershed, “the waterway contributes over $22 billion in annual economic activity and supports 600,000 direct and indirect jobs, with $10 billion in wages.”

“ASBC’s 2015 report The Business Case for Rethinking Fracking clearly demonstrated an economic case for transitioning from fracking to renewable energy, which would create more jobs per unit energy than natural gas and other fossil fuels and protect business from disruptions due to climate change,” says David Levine, President and Cofounder of ASBC. “This decision helps us establish next steps.”

###

The New York Sustainable Business Council (NYSBC) is an alliance of over 2,000 businesses and business networks committed to advancing a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy in New York State.

The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) partners with business organizations and companies to advocate for solutions and policies that support an equitable, sustainable, stakeholder economy. ASBC represents over 250,000 sustainable businesses in a wide range of industries and geographies.

Bob Rossi
New York Sustainable Business Council
+1 607-592-2222
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

The Eastern Colorado Bank – keeping that Friendly, Community Bank Feeling as they Continue to Grow

The Eastern Colorado Bank - logo

Greg J. Weed, CEO, The Eastern Colorado Bank

Greg J. Weed, CEO, The Eastern Colorado Bank

CEOCFO Magazine logo

CEOCFO Magazine interviews The Eastern Colorado Bank CEO Mr. Greg J. Weed on the Company’s mantra of Your Friendly Bank®

Your Friendly Bank®, someone said that somewhere along the way and it stuck, it is our website, our mantra and what makes us different.”

— Greg J. Weed

CHEYENNE WELLS, COLORADO, US, February 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — CEOCFO Magazine, an independent business and investor publication that highlights important technologies and companies, today announced an interview with Mr. Greg J. Weed, CEO of The Eastern Colorado Bank, a Cheyenne Wells, Colorado-based community bank.

(https://www.ceocfointerviews.com/theeasterncoloradobank21.html)

“Your Friendly Bank®, someone said that somewhere along the way and it stuck, it is our website, our mantra and what makes us different,” said Mr. Weed during the interview with CEOCFO’s Senior Editor Lynn Fosse. Continuing his thoughts on one of the key messages about The Eastern Colorado Bank, Mr. Weed said, “Until just recently it had been a small community bank in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado. In the last 20 years we have expanded to other places but from 1944 until 2000, we were just a single branch bank, servicing the one community and the only bank in town. Our culture has been to the service of the community because that is all we did for so many years.”

In the interview, Mr. Weed explained how they transfer service to the community as the bank has continued to expand and grow, “It has been really hard but we have been able to do it so far and it will always be a challenge going forward. We have been able to grow people within the system that are familiar with our culture and deploy those people to the branches. When we talk about expansion it is always a major factor in the decision process. We are very visible in the branches trying to make this a priority. I spend a lot of time on the road talking to our bankers, trying to make sure that they get how we treat people and how we service them a little differently than your big banks.”

Asked about who their primary customers are, Mr. Weed replied, “When you are a community bank you do a little bit of everything. Eastern Colorado is predominantly an agricultural-based economy, so small business farmers are our main customers and we do the consumer accounts, car loans, home loans and all that goes along with that. But there are fewer people in these small towns so that is not a lot of accounts. But it takes a lot of money to run a farm with equipment, cattle and real estate, it keeps us busy.”
Explaining changes to that customer focus, Mr. Weed continued, “In 2003, after a major drought, we decided we needed to diversify ourselves a little better and went into Colorado Springs, Colorado with the idea of servicing small businesses and take the Your Friendly Bank® approach into a metro area in a setting where you don’t see that very much. It has been a great experience and we have built long term relationships with people that want that small town, honest approach to banking. We say “always do what you said you would do”. Recently we have expanded into residential lending and wealth management. We try not to give a customer a reason to visit a too big to fail bank or mega credit union.”

As to what they understand that sets them apart, Mr. Weed told CEOCFO, “One thing that makes us a little different is our understanding of agriculture, the increased capital needs and slow business cycle. Financing a farm is different than any other business and understanding that is a real advantage. When you only raise one crop per year it takes a long time in a down cycle but the up cycle may last for quite a while. A couple bad quarters in our economy is a recession, in farming that is called winter and is not even one business cycle. It is much different from other businesses and you have to be there to understand it.”

Addressing how The Eastern Colorado Bank stays on the list of the top healthiest banks in the country, Mr. Weed responded, "We have good management that are not overreaching. We are trying to stick to what we know, not take big risks, not living quarter to quarter. We can make investments for the long term, those are the things that make for a solid bank, not to mention the fact that it is a family-owned bank. This is not just an investment for us, this is what we do, so we take it very seriously and we do not take large risks that would jeopardize that future.”

For more information:
Lynn Fosse
Senior Editor
CEOCFO Magazine
352-431-3400
lf@ceocfomail.com

Lynn Fosse, Senior Editor
CEOCFO Magazine
+1 352-431-3400
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

3 Rivers Biotech’s Genie Lab Now Open for Business

Genetics Centre of Excellence (Genie Lab) Commences Commercial Operations with Virus/Pathogen Testing and Genetic Fingerprinting for the Cannabis Industry

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, February 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — 3 Rivers Biotech Ltd. (“3 Rivers”) today announced the opening of its Genetic Centre of Excellence (“Genie Lab”). This facility provides genetic fingerprinting, as well as tests for pathogenic viruses and fungi specific to cannabis and hemp. Bookings for sample kits and testing are now available, with sample intake commencing March 15th, 2021.

One of the most effective ways of increasing product quality and facility yield is to ensure that the starting materials (mothers, seeds, or clones) are vigorous and free from disease. To address this concern, Genie Lab has developed a proprietary suite of testing services that will diagnose plant health. If any disease is present, remediation can be achieved through the tissue culture and micropropagation services offered by 3 Rivers, resulting in true Generation Zero starting materials. Once restored back to an optimal state of health and expression (cannabinoid/terpene profiles), ongoing micropropagation and genetic fingerprinting services allow for a certified, virus-free, disease-free, and ID-verified product every time at price points that are competitive with or below traditional propagation.

Dr. Jack Munz, Head of Operations at Genie Labs stated, “Pathogens have a very significant and quantifiably negative impact on the economic returns of grow operations. These pathogens are also much more prevalent in cannabis than most people realize. Random testing of over 50 cannabis cultivars in active production showed the presence of known pathogenic viruses in over 80% of samples, including Hop Latent Viroid. Rapid and frequent testing, combined with remedial action, such as plant tissue culture-based clean-up, will be critical to overcoming this impact. With the Genie Lab now open for business, we provide a foundational service for cultivators to improve the quality and yield of their products, thereby mitigating risk and enhancing the economic value of their operations.”

The same virus issues that are hampering the nascent cannabis and hemp industries have been witnessed and remediated in other crops, including strawberry and potato. Through vigilant testing and cleanup/rejuvenation of plant stock through tissue culture, the strawberry and potato industries saw a huge increase in plant growth and yield. These analogous industries give us insight into the economic impact of virus problems in cannabis and hemp, with all the historic evidence pointing to virus-free plants disrupting the status quo, as it did with strawberries, potatoes, sugarcane, and numerous other high-value crops.

3 Rivers has licensed facilities in Canada the U.S., so that samples can easily be received and processed in both markets.

About Genie Lab
Genie Lab is a plant healthcare company that is focused on helping growers across the agricultural industry to accurately determine if they have plants that are suffering from virus and pathogen issues, and if their prized genetics are drifting over time. Our proprietary technology and reach throughout the cannabis, hemp, and agricultural industries gives us great insights into what problems are occurring, and how to remediate those issues.

www.genielabtesting.com

About 3 Rivers
3 Rivers Biotech is a plant biotechnology company specializing in hemp tissue culture to provide premium pathogen-free, pesticide-free, vigorous plants to cultivators and late-stage nurseries across the United States and Internationally. We eliminate the risks and variables of commercial cultivation by providing our customers with stable genetics and vigorous, disease-free clones. Our experienced team, with over 50 million plants supplied and counting, has been focused on perfecting plant propagation for decades. Our partnerships with existing large-scale tissue culture facilities provides us with the ability to scale and ship millions of plants globally. We are not breeders but work with industry-leading breeders to provide our partners with elite genetics across the entire horticultural industry.

www.3riversbiotech.com

Forward Looking Information
This press release includes “forward-looking statements”, including forecasts, estimates, expectations and objectives for future operations that are subject to several assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of 3 Rivers and/or Genie Lab. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed, and actual future results may vary materially.

For more information

Kevin Mehr
3 Rivers Biotech Ltd.
info@3riversbiotech.com


Source: EIN Presswire

Clark County Commission to Vote on Resolution to Condemn Wildlife Killing Contests

Wildlife Killing Contests Advertisements in Nevada

On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, the Clark County Commission will vote on a resolution to condemn Wildlife Killing Contests in Nevada.

This resolution conveys the values of not only the Clark County Commission but the will of the people of our community, who want to keep our public lands free from these dangerous contests.”

— Commissioner Justin Jones

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, February 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, the Clark County Commission will vote on a resolution to condemn Wildlife Killing Contests in Nevada. The resolution was brought for discussion in early February by Commissioner Justin Jones and received broad support from all members of the Commission. The AWA-sponsored measure also earned support from the Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter and the Center for Biological Diversity.

“The Clark County Commission is on the verge of passing an important resolution to condemn inhumane Wildlife Killing Contests in our state,” Annoula Wylderich, said Nevada director of Animal Wellness Action. “This is the biggest jurisdiction in our state and it’s my hope that every county in Nevada takes action to root out this form of needless cruelty to wildlife.”

“Residents and visitors to Clark County use our extensive public lands for hiking, rock climbing, and other outdoor activities that require a healthy environment, and the activities of killing contest attendees pose a threat to their safety and well-being,” Shelbie Swartz, a Nevada-based wildlife advocate for Animal Wellness Action. “These killing contests are an affront to anyone who cares about wildlife in our state, whether you are an avid hunter or a devoted animal welfare activist.”

“This resolution conveys the values of not only the Clark County Commission but the will of the people of our community, who want to keep our public lands free from these dangerous contests and protect our wildlife from these cruel competitions,” Commissioner Jones said. “With this resolution, we send a signal to the Nevada Department of Wildlife that we support them if and when they choose to stand against these contests and uphold scientifically-based wildlife management programs.”

Nevada’s neighboring states have banned these contests in recent years, which has driven contest participants and organizers to flock to Nevada, one of the last states in the Southwest that allows these contests to persist. In these contests, teams of two or single shooters head out at dawn to kill as many coyotes, fox, rabbits, bobcats, or other small mammals as they can, to win prizes such as belt buckles, guns, or monetary awards. They typically throw away the animals and leave lead ammunition strewn on public lands for other wildlife to ingest. The spent lead ammunition courses through the food chain, poisoning and killing abundant and endangered wildlife alike.

In the past few years, more than 24 wildlife killing contests have occurred in Nevada, including in and around Clark County, with four hosting their weigh-ins and “celebrations” in Las Vegas and Henderson. The killing happens across the entire state, with participants encouraged to kill on public lands such as BLM and USFS lands. Recently, competitions have migrated to an app-based system where a virtual check-in system allows for “anyone with a smartphone” to compete, allowing killing to occur anywhere.

Marty Irby
Animal Wellness Action
+1 202-821-5686
email us here
Visit us on social media:
Facebook
Twitter


Source: EIN Presswire

New Keyless Latching HUB for 2021

Keyless Latching HUB 2SDB-L

New Keyless Latching HUB for 2021
HUB 2SDB-L

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, February 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — USP has always set the standard for HUB quality throughout the industry. The full HUB line is manufactured with gold, silver and copper for maximum conductivity and corrosion resistance, with a current rating of 10 Amps, and a voltage rating of 125/250 volts. Button Locating Ridges are a HUB ™ exclusive. U.S. and World patents pending.

HUB-2SDB Hold-Up Buttons are a revolutionary product from the leader in the Emergency Hold-Up Buttons. With its compact size, sturdy construction, and solid electronics, HUB2SDB applications span everything from life-threatening notification to equipment emergency stop.
​They provide all of the added security of a latching switch with none of the hassle of reset tools and keys.

HUB-2SDB-L Push On-Push Off Hold Up Button
Push On/Push Off
No Reset Tool Required
DPDT with 6 Screw Terminals
12A @ 125VAC, 10A @ 250VAC, 1/2HP @ 125/250VAC
37C to 82C (-35F to 180F) Operating Temperature
Tactile Operation
100,000 (minimum) Service Life
UL/ULC
2.5" x 2.25" x 1.0" Two Part Housing with Button Locator Finger Guide
3-Point Mounting Holes for Under Counter, Wall, or Machine Mounting
Hand Soldered and Made in USA

Ted Greene President
United Security Products, Inc
+1 800-227-1592
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire