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Farmland Partners Adds Former USDA Economist

After serving more than 30 years in the federal government, Dr. Joseph Glauber has been appointed as an independent director to ag real estate firm Farmland Partners Inc. Dr. Glauber has been active in the agricultural industry since the early 1980s and began working for the USDA in 1984. In addition, Dr. Glauber chaired the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Board... Read More

Where does the disruptive potential of the Internet of Things reside? (VIDEO)

10 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

John Seely Brown, Independent Co-Chairman, Deloitte LLP Center for the Edge shares his perspectives in this brief video filmed at a recent workshop comprised of 20 business executives and thought leaders on the Internet of Things (IoT). Show More Summary

GROWMARK Report on Perception & Commodity Pricing

A new report from GROWMARK Research demonstrates how commodity market capital flows distort our perception of the effect that news has on commodity prices. “News, Money and Prices” shows that money flows constitute an independent causal force on prices that have a life of their own; they represent additional demand. Often, it is not the news causing prices to rise;... Read More

Public Policy Forum

The Public Policy Forum is a private, non-profit, independent research organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of public policy decision-making in southeast Wisconsin.

Vermont’s child care providers to remain non-unionized

By Bruce Parker, Watchdog.org Child care providers in Vermont will remain independent for another year as the American Federation of Teachers has chosen not to appeal the Labor Relations Board’s certification of a December vote against unionization.

Montana Reporter Hit by SUV

KXLH political reporter Sanjay Talwani is recovering after being hit by an SUV Thursday. \"I’m a wreck. I can barely move,\" Talwani told the Independent Record. “Apparently I have no broken bones, but my back, knees and shoulders are really hammered.” Vicki Taborsky was driving the SUV westbound on Sixth Avenue at 4:45 p.m. Show More Summary

Betting on The Guardian

when you’re a media pundit. No sooner had Alan Rusbridger announced he would retire as editor in chief of The Guardian than speculation kicked off over who would replace him. So far, The Independent has touted online editor in chief Janine Gibson as frontrunner. The UK’s Spectator puts Guardian US head Katharine Viner “not far behind.” But media prognosticators...

Monday Morning Splash

What’s Happening — Politico Playbook Cocktails with Mike Allen and Senior Advisor to the President Dan Pfeiffer at the W Hotel, 5:30 p.m. — The Fed in the 21st Century: Independence, Governance, and Accountability at the Brookings Institute,...Show More Summary

KMCI Adds 7AM Weekday Newscast

Kansas City independent station KMCI is adding an hour-long 7:00 a.m. newscast to its program lineup. “41 Action News Today on 38 The Spot” will be anchored by Patrick Fazio and Lindsay Shively, along with meteorologist Kalee DionneShow More Summary

Streaming Music Income Is Greater Than Downloads In 24 Territories

Income from streaming music has passed downloads in 24 countries, according to a new study by independent music conglomerate [PIAS]. Increasingly, that trend is extending to key music markets. "We’ve now started to see streaming income overtake downloads in key markets. France is a prime example – it overtook downloads...

Showdown over the future of independent documentaries at PBS

POV executive producer Simon Kilmurry, filmmaker Dawn Porter and WNET VP for programming Stephen Segaller at PBS' New York listening tour (POV Docs) The scene was New York’s SVA Theater in Chelsea and the battle was over a proposal to shift two beloved PBS documentary programs to a secondary station. Mikel Ellcessor, moderator for the day, tried his best...

The End of Freedom in America

The America that has existed from the days of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, when its sovereignty was acknowledged by a treaty with England 1783, and its founding in 1788 with the ratification of the Constitution is no more. The America for which thousands fought and gave their lives is no more. That America […]

Why Reaching an Audience of Almost No One is Actually a Good Thing

Dispensing best practices for establishing, reaching, and growing your tribe, Seth Godin, an entrepreneur, marketer, and keynote speaker, speaks to the spirit of independent musicians and music industry professionals more than one might originally suspect. The chances that everyone is going to applaud you, never mind even become aware you...

2d ACR on parade near Russian border

The Washington Post reports that troopers of the 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment paraded through the streets of Narva, Estonia just a few hundred meters from the Russian border on the occasion of Estonia’s Independence Day; Russia has long complained bitterly about NATO expansion, saying that the Cold War defense alliance was a major security threat […]

An Interesting Article

Drudge links today to what I consider an interesting article from the UK newspaper The Independent.  It’s about Dennis Rader – the Witchita, KS, “BTK killer”.   The title is, “How psychopaths hide in plain sight.” The article is fairly short, so yes: it definitely is “psychology lite” and lacking in details.  Still, while reading it […]

Darlingside, John Fullbright, California Honeydrops Among New Music Seminar's Top 100 Artist on the Verge Class of 2015

The New Music Seminar has announced it's Artist on the Verge (AOV) Class of 2015. The 100 artists comprising this year's class have showed positive career momentum and remain unsigned to any major or major independent label. Artists are carefully selected by NMS A&R committee comprised of NMS partners, A&R...

A Call for Much Bigger Electricity Markets

In 1996 the FERC issued its landmark Orders 888 and 889, creating a framework for competitive wholesale electricity markets. This coincided with the development of independent organizations that would operate utility-owned transmission networks under a single “open access transmission tariff.” read more

Energy self-sufficient residential area thanks to hybrid collectors

Until 2018, overall 4,000 living and working spaces of the Swiss district “Suurstoffi” are scheduled to be independent from the electricity grid. This is thanks to a smart energy concept using photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, heat pumps and geothermal energy. Show More Summary

Will public school teachers become "independent contractors"?

An interesting article: Why we are all becoming independent contractors (Nation of Change, Feb. 23, 2015). My comment, posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/02/23/becoming-independent-contractors/ Many college professors are now...Show More Summary

Contemporary Ceramics Studio Association Renews Retail Minded Partnership

Parker, Colorado (February 24, 2015) – The Contemporary Ceramics Studio Association (CCSA) and Retail Minded have renewed their premier level partnership in an effort to better support the independent businesses and retailers within the CCSA. Show More Summary

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