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Pre-Market News Review: Natural Health Trends Corp. (NASDAQ:NHTC), Valley

Pre-Market News Review: Natural Health Trends Corp. (NASDAQ:NHTC), Valley
Natural Health Trends Corp., declared it is set to join the Russell Global Index, the Russell 3000(R) Index and the Russell Microcap Index when Russell Investments reconstitutes its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes after the close of
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Trade-Ideas: Natural Health Trends (NHTC) Is Today's "Dead Cat Bounce" Stock
Trade-Ideas LLC identified Natural Health Trends ( NHTC) as a "dead cat bounce" (down big yesterday but up big today) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Natural Health Trends as such a stock due to the
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Organic Valley Farmers and Employees “Cycling for Sustainability” Through 215 Miles of California Watershed April 19-25

La Farge, WI (PRWEB) April 17, 2015

Organic Valley, the nation?s largest cooperative of organic farmers, will participate in the United Nations? International Year of Soils by ?Cycling for Sustainability? through California watersheds. From April 19-25, Organic Valley farmer-owners and employees will travel 215 miles from Auburn, California, to the Sonoma coast, learning from experts along the way about the impact of agriculture on water and soil in California.

Hailing from as far as Maine, Wisconsin, Oregon, and Washington state, the cyclists have diverse backgrounds and interests in the event. The public is invited to join for segments of the journey.

The events along the route are open to the public and include a meeting with the American River Parkway Foundation to learn about the coexistence of agriculture and environmental conservation along the parkway; a tour of Antioch Dunes Wildlife Refuge to understand a grazing initiative using cows to control invasive species; and an evening of food, drink and conversation at a Grass Up! event at the David Brower Center featuring guest speakers from Pesticide Action Network, Seed Matters, and Organic Valley. RSVP at ov.coop/GrassUpSOS.

?Soil is the foundation for all of agriculture, and healthy soil is the first goal of organic agriculture,? says Mark Kopecky, Soils Agronomist, Organic Valley, who will be on the Tour. “When we work with the amazing community of living beings in the soil, we can grow good crops of healthy food and feed while, at the same time, benefiting our water, air and landscape.?

View the complete Cycling for Sustainability Tour itinerary at rootstock.coop/environmental-sustainability/cycling-for-sustainability-tour-itinerary. Follow the cyclists as they blog at rootstock.coop/tag/cycling-for-sustainability.

Jake Wedeberg, a participating young farmer from Wisconsin who is a key member of Organic Valley?s On-Farm Sustainability Committee and Generation Organic Executive Committee, is specifically interested in learning from the California experts about how the cooperative can innovate and implement best practices for soil and water on member-farms across the nation.

?While we typically have ample amounts of rain in Wisconsin, past droughts have had lasting financial implications and effects on our farming practices. As young organic farmers across the country look to the future and climate change, issues involving natural resources like soil and water will be central to our challenges. Our entire generation needs to learn what we can do now to prepare for the future.?

Speaking from the point of view of an older farmer is George Siemon, Organic Valley?s CEIEIO and one of the co-op?s founding farmers, is pleased with the efforts of these farmers. ?The daily, earth-healing work of Organic Valley is at the core of our mission. The continuous improvement of our business?s sustainability practices is our backbone.?

The public is invited to join the cyclists at any time during the Cycling for Sustainability Tour. View the itinerary here. They will be armed with video cameras to document their journey. Videos and images of the tour will post to Organic Valley?s Facebook and Twitter pages, and daily progress will be shared on Rootstock.coop, along with information about the cyclists and experts.

Organic Valley: Independent and Farmer-Owned

Organic Valley is America?s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation?s leading organic brands. Organized in 1988, it represents approximately 1,800 farmers in 36 states. Focused on its founding mission of saving family farms through organic farming, Organic Valley produces a variety of organic foods, including organic milk, soy, cheese, butter, spreads, creams, eggs, and produce, which are sold in supermarkets, natural foods stores and food cooperatives nationwide. With its regional model, milk is produced, bottled and distributed right in the region where it is farmed to ensure fewer miles from farm to table and to support our local economies. For further information visit http://www.organicvalley.coop. Organic Valley is also on Twitter @OrganicValley and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/OrganicValley.

IMEC, Valley Industrial Association to Host Manufacturing Matchmaking Event in Northern Illinois This Fall

Naperville, Illinois (PRWEB) July 18, 2014

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC), a statewide nonprofit economic development organization, and the Valley Industrial Association (VIA), a regional trade association for northern Illinois manufacturers, will host their first Manufacturing Matchmaking event for northern Illinois at the NIU Naperville campus on Wednesday, September 23, 2014. The event will give manufacturing organizations from across the state the opportunity to network with potential customers and suppliers for their manufacturing process by sharing information, samples and more.

?Following the success of our inaugural matchmaking event this spring for downstate companies, it was important to bring the same one-on-one opportunities to the wealth of manufacturing firms in northern Illinois,? said David Boulay, President of IMEC. ?Co-hosting the event with VIA to meet the needs of manufacturers just made sense ? they?ve been a great partner and friend of manufacturing in the area.?

Organizers of Manufacturing Matchmaking, or speed networking, will set up companies with up to seven introductory meetings for fifteen minutes each. This provides manufacturers with the opportunity to open doors and share information with companies they may not have met through regular sales and outreach channels.

?Partnering with IMEC to bring this opportunity to manufacturers in northern Illinois is a win-win for all involved,? said Cindy Tomei, President of VIA. ?In order to strengthen our regional economy, it makes sense for manufacturers to do business with others in the area. The success of this event can be the catalyst to similar programming in the future.?

The deadline to register is August 10, 2014 to accommodate the match facilitation process. All appointments are addressed on a first come, first served registration basis; organizers will try to accommodate all priority requests. For additional information, please visit http://www.imec.org/Events.cfm. Registration access is also available through the site.

The Manufacturing Matchmaking event is supported by the Made in Illinois program ? highlighting the diversity of products made in the state and celebrating the companies that manufacture them – http://www.imec.org/Made-In-Illinois.cfm.


About IMEC

IMEC was established in 1996 with the goal of improving the productivity and competitiveness of Illinois? small and mid-sized manufacturing firms. A non-profit economic development organization, IMEC is funded in part by the National Institute of Standards and Technology?s Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and through fees paid by Illinois manufacturers for IMEC?s services. IMEC has 11 offices statewide and 40 full-time manufacturing improvement specialists.

About Valley Industrial Association

The Valley Industrial Association (VIA) is exclusively for manufacturers and those businesses in Northern Illinois which serve manufacturing in the Fox Valley area, including Kane, Kendall, DeKalb and Western DuPage counties. A regional trade association for manufacturers, providing an environment for companies to connect locally with their peers and gain insightful business practices from companies they trust.

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