Aprifood | Dried Apricot Producer and Exporter in Malatya

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MALATYA, BATTALGAZI, TURKEY, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — All You Need To Know About Aprifood Agricultural Industry Limited

Aprifood agricultural industry limited was found in the year 1995 with the sole objective to produce high-quality apricots for the masses. It was founded by Mr. Fikret IMIR who is currently the chairman of the company. The brand's whole and sole purpose are to produce very high-grade Malatya Dried Apricots which are already famous for their international quality and standards to the present world market. Aprifood produce Dried Apricots , Sun Dried Apricots , Diced Dried Apricots .

Having decades of experience in hand, the company continues to produce apricots in Malatya in quality-oriented work performed by an experienced team. All the products that are manufactured by Aprifood Agricultural Industry Limited come in accordance with TS 485 standards following both US AND EU norms. Furthermore, the company is Kosher , ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 22000 , A grade BRC certificated

Overall Quality Policy Of Aprifood Agricultural Industry Limited

In the current competitive scenario, all the customer expectations and demands are continuously deepening and changing. In order to meet all these criteria, Aprifood industry has come with several steps and ideas.

• In the very first place, the company is working hard to meet the end needs of its customers continuously on time.
• The company is following developments and innovations closely and is also trying to keep hygiene conditions under control.
• In order to strengthen its position all the way to the top, the brand is striving to improve its services, products, and the overall effectiveness of the quality management systems.
• The company also undergoes continuous training in order to create a team spirit and improve the personal talents of the employees by also benefitting them in the best effective way.

The Formation, Method, And Processing Of Dried Apricots By Aprifood Agricultural Industry Limited

All our Dried Apricots are produced organically in the Malatya region of Turkey. One of the key features that distinguish their products from their competitors is the wonderful aroma and the sweet taste. All the Apricots of Aprifood industries are usually harvested in the month of July and once done they are further filled in crates and are placed in different treatment chambers in order to get sulfurized.

Then these the harvested apricots are exposed to sulfur dioxide fumes helping in further purification from harmful bacterias and insects. Moreover, all the apricots that absorb sulfur fumes have a nice appearance in yellow and light orange color.

After conducting all these processes the apricots then undergoes natural resting under the sun for approximately three to four days. Once done, the seeds of these apricots are manually extracted by the factory employees. Then these dried apricots are further ready to be processed and to be marketed by the villagers.

All the raw products of the company are purchased directly from the farmers and undergo strict quality control and workmanship.

Finally, all the processed apricots are subjected to a final check by the company’s food engineers and are put into durable and robust cardboard boxes that are suitable for transportation. Being one of the largest Dried Apricots Exporters in the country Aprifood maintains strict hygiene protocols and the products are packed in polystyrene packages covered with film stretch. In case, you want to know more about any of their products or offerings don’t forget to have a glance at their web site

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Animal Wellness Action Applauds Bryan County Sheriff for Raiding Major Cockfighting Pit in Texoma Region

Cockfighting Match

Dozens of major cockfighting kingpins continue to operate in the Sooner State.

There’s nothing good about strapping knives or curved ice picks to the legs of animals, putting them in a pit, and watching them carve each other up just for human amusement and illegal gambling.”

— Wayne Pacelle

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, UNITED STATES, March 4, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Oklahoma City — Animal Wellness Action (AWA) applauded Bryan County Sheriff Johnny Christian and a local tipster for collaborating to put a stop to a major cockfight in Allison that occurred on Saturday night. According to the sheriff’s office, 200 to 300 individuals scattered after deputies found a cockfighting derby in progress. KXII-TV in Sherman, Texas reports one arrest so far, but a continuing investigation by the sheriff’s office.

The site of this raid is not far from the old Texoma Gamefowl Club, which was shuttered after voters approved a ban on cockfighting by ballot initiative in November 2002.

“Sheriff Christian provided a service to the community by stopping a cockfighting operation in progress,” said Wayne Pacelle, president of Animal Wellness Action. “There’s nothing good about strapping knives or curved ice picks to the legs of animals, putting them in a pit, and watching them carve each other up just for human amusement and illegal gambling.

This incident is the latest evidence of widespread cockfighting and trafficking of fighting animals in the Sooner State, despite a state law making it a felony to stage fights between birds or even to train or possess them for fighting. Cockfighting and possession of fighting animals, along with transporting them across state lines, is also a felony under federal law.

In 2020, AWA and the Animal Wellness Foundation (AWF) announced the results of a major investigation showing a major cockfighting industry openly operating in the state. Former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, co-chair of the National Law Enforcement Council of AWA and AW, provided evidence to three U.S. Attorneys in Oklahoma about 21 individuals operating major cockfighting complexes in the state. Included in that cache of information are 13 videos made by a Philippines-based broadcaster featuring Oklahoma-based cockfighters who marketed their birds to other cockfighters in the broadcasts.

Thus far, federal authorities have not announced any action against the alleged perpetrators.

AWA and AWF revealed that Oklahoma is home to some of the biggest traffickers of fighting animals in the United States. Nine Oklahoma cockfighters shipped 3356 animals to Guam for fighting purposes over a recent three-year period, according to an investigation conducted by the organizations. Through public records requests to the Guam Department of Agriculture, AWF and AWA obtained nearly 2,500 pages of avian shipping records dated November 2016 to September 2019, with more than 500 shipments. Oklahoman cockfighters accounted for more than a third of all birds illegally shipped to Guam.

AWA and AWF are continuing their investigations. Mr., Pacelle reminds Oklahoma citizens that Animal Wellness Action provides a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of any individual for involvement in illegal cockfighting activities.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all. Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies, and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies, and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Folk Rockers Turn Farmers

The Ormewoods in their home in Roswell, GA

The Ormewoods in their home in Roswell, GA.

Claire's experience in her store Bennett's Market & Deli Inspired Her to Start Growing Food For Her Family of Four

Claire’s experience in her store Bennett’s Market & Deli Inspired Her to Start Growing Food For Her Family of Four

The remaining homegrown pickles that started the challenge

The remaining homegrown pickles that started the challenge

Folk rock duo turns their creative energies to growing food for a family of four during pandemic and is documenting it on YouTube.

I was not very optimistic about this project. But we kept going because we literally had nowhere to go and nothing to do during quarantine and it was fun to be creating together.”

— Don McCollister

ROSWELL, GA, USA, March 4, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Folk rock duo The Ormewoods, Don McCollister and Claire Pearson, kicked off the 2020 music festival season last March by headlining a show in Piedmont Park in downtown Atlanta. Little did they know when they left the stage, that their first gig of the year would also be their last for more than a year. And they definitely could not have predicted that in one year's time, they would be documenting on YouTube their attempt to grow food for a family of 4.

Claire owns two market delis in downtown Atlanta and began to experience first hand food shortages and supply chain issues. "There were a few months in the beginning of the pandemic where it was really scary. My business partner and I were able to order toilet paper when no one else could get it so we started sending a free roll with every delivery order" says Pearson. "It made Don and me think about the possibility of food shortages both personally and for the store which led to the idea of growing our own."

The Ormewoods had recently moved to the Atlanta suburbs and were sitting on almost an acre of land – a huge difference from their former city lot in Southeast Atlanta where they had grown vegetables for fun in a small bed and containers. Don, a two time Grammy winning audio engineer and music producer, also happens to be a woodworker, and he got to work building raised beds and designing an irrigation system.

"Until I met Claire, I killed anything and everything I ever tried to grow. I was hopeful Claire could carry us but soon after we got two beds full of tomatoes, she confused our homemade sanitizer bottle for our organic fertilizer and sprayed bleach on every plant killing everything. We call it the bleach massacre. So it's safe to say, I was not very optimistic about this project. But we kept going because we literally had nowhere to go and nothing to do during quarantine," says McCollister. "And it was fun."

Despite the slow start, they got a bumper crop of cucumbers and started making pickles. "We had to learn how to can because we could not possibly eat all those cucumbers. We decided that we probably had enough to last us a year – which we did. We are still eating last summer's pickles," says Pearson.

The couple originally thought they would eat what they grew as they harvested it but their little garden outperformed their wildest expectations. Not wanting the food to go to waste, they challenged themselves to preserve it with the hope that they might be able to have fresh veggies for a whole year. Their stock is running low but in addition to pickles they still have some homemade tomato sauce, oregano, rosemary oil, jalapenos and pickled beets just in time to be replaced by this year's growing season crops. With these successes also came failures. All of their cantaloupe were eaten by pests, the corn never got full size, carrots were woody and blueberries were all eaten by birds.

The pair was learning a lot watching YouTube videos. When 2021 came around, and gigs were still not looking possible, they decided that documenting their journey to grow food for a year, the second time, was a way to stay connected to their fan base and work together creatively. They also realized that there aren't a lot of people on YouTube like them doing this and maybe there was a need for this content.

"We have so many favorite channels but none of them are really like us. The people we watch are farmers, homesteaders and home schoolers with big families. A lot of them have grown up living on the land or had the dream to. That's not our story. We grew up in the suburbs, me in Dunwoody and Claire outside of Jacksonville, FL, with zero gardening experience. In fact, when we moved up here, Claire did NOT want a yard because of the upkeep," says McCollister. "So for us to show our learning journey, our successes and failures in an urban setting starting from scratch, might really inspire other people like us who want to do this on a smaller scale than what you currently see but don't know how. "

The pair is posting a garden tour every Sunday and a behind the scenes video every Thursday on their YouTube channel – The Ormewoods. Subscribe to keep up with them and follow along. Also, you can find them on their favorite social media platform Instagram @ormewoods.

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UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the UNFSS underscores the role of LATAM and the Caribbean at the global event

Agnes Kalibata, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit; and Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA.

Invited by IICA Director General, Agnes Kalibata—former Minister of Agriculture of Rwanda, now leading the UNFSS —spoke with media editors from 10 countries.

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA, March 4, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Agnes Kalibata, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit, held a joint video conference with the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), speaking with more than 15 journalists from Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States and Spain. She discussed the significance of the global event that is seeking to lay the groundwork for positive changes in food production and consumption.

Kalibata emphasized that the Summit, which will take place at the end of September, is aiming to ensure the provision of safe and nutritious food for all; a shift towards sustainable consumption patterns; improved nature-positive production; the advancement of equitable livelihoods and distribution of value; and the building of resilience to climate vulnerabilities.

She therefore urged journalists to widely disseminate these messages to ensure that all people in the world are clear about what is at stake.

“It all comes together in one plate, in which we are trying to make sure that the food we eat is healthy for our bodies, is healthy for the planet, and advances the well-being of mankind. I invite you to join me in encouraging people to look at what is at stake. Food systems definitely contribute to our food and health, but they are also becoming a challenge from the economic and climate change perspective”, pointed out Kalibata.

The UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy stressed that, “We cannot pretend that these things are not happening or turn a blind eye and look away, assuming that these challenges do not exist. We cannot say there are no people that are living in hunger, when we have so much food that is being produced; and Covid-19 has escalated these problems, making the situation more complicated than before”.

Kalibata explained that the 2021 Food Systems Summit is not trying to “negotiate anything beyond the millennium goals”, but it is calling on science to analyze matters that are coming forward as possible solutions and engaging in dialogue at the local level in more than 100 countries prior to the crucial event, given that food systems cannot be globalized. They have country-specific differences and contexts, and it is at the national level where many of the requisite solutions for their transformation should arise.

“I am a faithful believer in science”, she said, “and in how policy can change society; they are closely related. Policies that are science-based and agile, can be scaled up to assist millions of people; and technological advancements can solve problems”, she specified.

During the conference, which also included the participation of decorated scientist, Ohio State University Professor and 2020 World Food Prize laureate, Rattan Lal, the Special Envoy stressed that trade barriers that are not based on science or environmental concerns affect food security. Thus, the Summit’s role is also to “explain what we are doing, the health of people, access to food and the well-being of the planet; and to create an understanding on different levels that our actions in one part of the world affect another. And it’s the same thing with climate change”.

During the discussion, the IICA Director General underscored the opportunity that the 2021 Food Systems Summit represents for the Americas – a forum where its voice must be heard, given its pivotal role in global food security. As the major global food exporting region, it accounts for 13.8% of global food trade.

IICA is a member of the Summit Champions Network, one of the four main support structures of the global meeting.

Otero agreed with Kalibata on the importance of science to policy- and decision-making. He also emphasized the importance of allowing farmers a central role in the discussions, given that family farming represent the vast majority of total agricultural production units (approximately 75%) in the Western Hemisphere.

“We require sound public policies to generate private investments and to empower agricultural producers; that is key. We need to ensure that they can be extremely profitable, which is the only way that families can exist in rural areas, without degrading the soil, while adopting good practices and producing healthy and high-quality food for consumers. As such, we at IICA maintain that farmers should be our first concern; they are critical. We also agree that public policies should be grounded in science and in the notion that family farming is part of the solution and not the problem”, he added.

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IICA is the specialized agency for agriculture in the Inter-American system, with a mission to encourage, promote and support its 34 Member States in their efforts to achieve agricultural development and rural well-being through international technical cooperation of excellence.

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How to Fix Rock Salt Damage to Plants and Lawns

Salt Damaged Rhododendron

Rhododendron, Azalea, Boxwoods, and Hollies are particularly susceptible to salt damage.

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Giroud Tree and Lawn explains why rock salt can be harmful to landscapes and how homeowners can fix the damage.

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA, UNITED STATES, March 4, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Philadelphia area has experienced a lot of snow this winter, and that means rock salt is everywhere. While rock salt makes roads and walkways safer, homeowners need to consider how these chemicals can harm landscapes.

Rock Salt Seeps into the Soil

Rock salt is a mixture of a few different chemicals, and sodium chloride makes up a vast majority of it. Sodium chloride dissolves into melting ice and snow, much like table salt would if you put a spoonful of it into a glass of water. This saltwater will runoff from driveways and the road right into lawns and flowerbeds. Plants and grass then absorb the toxic chemicals through their roots. Over time, this can cause serious, and sometimes fatal results for prized perennials, shrubs, and grass.

Brine and Salt Spray can Lead to Winter Burn

Beware of the roadside dangers! Snowplows have been scraping load after load of salty snow off the road and onto lawns, which can kill grass, especially at the edges. Additionally, passing cars splash that toxic saltwater combo onto any plants close to the roadside. Evergreens will absorb the saltwater through their leaves causing winter burn to set in.

Combating the Rock Salt Damage

Homeowners can’t control which salt products their municipalities use on the roads to melt ice and snow. However, when it comes to their own driveway and walkways, homeowners should choose one that doesn’t contain sodium chloride. According to a report compiled by Purdue University, Calcium Chloride is an effective alternative and works in very low temperatures. Also, if perennials and shrubs are close to the road, wrap them in burlap to protect them from salt spray.

If homeowners see damage to plants and shrubs, they should call an ISA Certified Arborist right away. There are many high-risk plants, including rhododendron, hollies, azaleas, and boxwoods. An arborist may recommend pruning out damaged branches and deep root fertilizer feedings to strengthen the plant’s roots.

Damage to the lawn can be repaired with fertilizer treatments, so homeowners should contact a lawn care expert to evaluate any browning, especially at the driveway and walkway edges.

For more information, visit https://www.giroudtree.com/blog/blog-salt-damage-hidden-danger/

About Giroud Tree and Lawn
Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, lawn care, and mosquito and tick control programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal, traditional and 100% organic lawn programs, and mosquito and tick control. Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health. The company is Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and Better Business Bureau. The “Giroud Treework for Charity” program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites, and other non-profit organizations located in the Company’s service area. For more information, visit the company website at http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.

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Oregon US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate Urges a Navy Veteran with Lung Cancer in Oregon-Who Also Had Navy Asbestos Exposure to Call Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Get Compensated-It May Exceed $100,000

"We are on a mission to make certain a Navy Veteran or person who had heavy exposure to asbestos decades ago and who now has lung cancer-gets compensated. ”

— Oregon US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate

PORTLAND , OREGON, USA, March 4, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Oregon US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate is urging a Navy Veteran with lung cancer anywhere in Oregon to please call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303-if he had significant exposure to asbestos prior to 1982 on a navy ship, submarine or at a navy shipyard. Financial compensation for a person like this might exceed $100,000 and the financial claim does not involve suing the navy. The typical person the Advocate is attempting to identify served in the navy in the 1950s, 1960s or 1970s. It does not matter if the person smoked cigarettes as Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste is always happy to discuss.

The Advocate says, "We are on a mission to make certain a Navy Veteran or person who had heavy exposure to asbestos decades ago and who now has lung cancer-gets compensated. Most people who had asbestos exposure at work or while they were in the service never get compensated-even though the $30 billion dollar-asbestos trust funds were set up for them too. If the person we have just described sounds like your husband, dad or friend please ask them to call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303. We think you will be glad you did." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Oregon US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate’s free services are available to people with asbestos exposure lung cancer or mesothelioma in Portland, Eugene, Salem, Gresham, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Bend, Medford, Springfield, Corvallis or anywhere in Oregon. https://Oregon.USNavyLungCancer.Com

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Oregon include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, factory workers, truck building workers, maritime workers, pulp and paper mill workers, public utility workers, plumbers, electricians, welders, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. In most instances, the diagnosed person’s exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. www.karstvonoiste.com/

According to the American Cancer Society for nonsmokers who have been exposed to asbestos in their workplace the risk of lung cancer is five times that of unexposed workers. https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/statistics/index.htm.

The US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate says, “If your husband, dad, coworker or neighbor has just been diagnosed with lung cancer and you know they had significant exposure to asbestos in the navy, at a shipyard or while working at a factory, at power plant, public utility, or as a plumber, electrician welder, mechanic or any kind of skilled trades group in any state please have them call us anytime at 800-714-0303. Most people like this never get compensated-even though the asbestos trust funds were set up for them too. We are trying to change this sad fact.” https://USNavyLungCancer.Com

States with the highest incidence of lung cancer include Kentucky, West Virginia, Maine, Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Alabama, and Delaware. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For more information about asbestos exposure lung cancer and mesothelioma please visit the CDC’s website on these topics: https://www.atsdr.cdcgov/asbestos/health_effects_asbestos.html.

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South Florida Estate With Acreage to Auction via Concierge Auctions in Cooperation with Sotheby’s International Realty

Reimagine luxury living with this impeccable 30-acre property and the immaculate lifestyle it offers, or combine the adjacent 20-acre parcel for an unheard of 50-acre South Florida equestrian estate.

Reimagine luxury living with this impeccable 30-acre property and the immaculate lifestyle it offers, or combine the adjacent 20-acre parcel for an unheard of 50-acre South Florida equestrian estate.

Tucked into the exquisite gated community of Ranch Colony, no feature or comfort was spared in the careful construction of this sprawling Mediterranean-style paradise.

Tucked into the exquisite gated community of Ranch Colony, no feature or comfort was spared in the careful construction of this sprawling Mediterranean-style paradise.

Old-world ambiance and classical details are perfectly paired with modern convenience and technology for ultimate luxury.

Old-world ambiance and classical details are perfectly paired with modern convenience and technology for ultimate luxury.

The 10,691 square foot stable at the heart of the property is both perfectly suited for its present use as an equestrian haven, and flexible enough to be converted if required.

The 10,691 square foot stable at the heart of the property is both perfectly suited for its present use as an equestrian haven, and flexible enough to be converted if required.

The property boasts its own practice jumping bank and numerous on-site riding trails, or explore 20,000+ acres of the surrounding preserves with their riding trails, community trails, and parks.

The property boasts its own practice jumping bank and numerous on-site riding trails, or explore 20,000+ acres of the surrounding preserves with their riding trails, community trails, and parks.

Concierge Auctions has an incredible presence in South Florida. We’re excited to pair our resources to get this 50-acre equestrian property the exposure it deserves and find the perfect buyer”

— Todd Peter, listing agent

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 3, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Located within the exquisite gated community of Ranch Colony, 19700 SE Mack Dairy Road will auction next month via Concierge Auctions in cooperation with Todd Peter of Sotheby’s International Realty. Currently listed for $13.85 million, the property will sell No Reserve to the highest bidder, either separately or collectively with an additional 20-acre parcel, currently listed for $1.3 million. Bidding is scheduled to be held on April 9–13 via Concierge Auctions’ online marketplace, ConciergeAuctions.com, allowing buyers to bid digitally from anywhere in the world.

“Concierge Auctions has an incredible presence in South Florida; it just makes sense to partner with them for this opportunity,” stated Peter. “We’re excited to pair our resources to get this unheard of 50-acre equestrian property the exposure it deserves and ultimately find the perfect buyer.”

No feature or comfort was spared in the careful construction of the sprawling Mediterranean-style paradise. Old-world ambiance and classical details are perfectly paired with modern convenience and technology for ultimate luxury. Indoor-outdoor entertaining has never been easier than within its spacious alfresco living areas, like the first floor great room with retractable screen loggia opening to a pier on the property’s private four-acre fishing lake. Look out at the sprawling acreage from the third floor observation lounge with its massive covered deck, balcony, and full bar.

The 10,691 square foot stable at the heart of the property is both perfectly suited for its present use as an equestrian haven, and flexible enough to be converted if required. The all-concrete construction technique allows the first floor interior space to be easily expanded from 5,700± square feet to 8,400± square feet. Imagine a car showroom or workshop for an automobile collector, or a breathtaking studio for any variety of artist. The community of Ranch Colony is renowned for being equestrian-friendly, and this acreage is a spectacular testament to its deserved reputation. The stable was designed with as much care and attention to detail as the main house itself. Air conditioning and poured rubber flooring throughout the first floor working interior offer comfort and convenience. Eight spacious 12×12-foot stalls can be converted to 12×24-feet for breeding operation. Two large wash racks, air-conditioned tack room with laundry and full bath, air-conditioned feed room, and 12×32-foot hay and shavings room offer all the space one could need for a first-class experience. The property boasts its own practice jumping bank and numerous on-site riding trails, or explore 20,000+ acres of the surrounding preserves with their riding trails, community trails, and parks. With so many picturesque offerings for riding, training, and care within and immediately surrounding the property, there is no more welcoming of a haven for an equestrian of any level to call home.

“One of the benefits of working with Concierge Auctions is being able to sell our property on our timeline,” stated the seller. “We value our time and working with their team has enabled us to have a clear plan for the next steps in our lives. This property is a unique opportunity to own a substantial amount of acreage within an exclusive, gated community with proximity to prestigious golf clubs and the equestrian community.”

Ranch Colony is a spectacular 2,000-acre gated community which boasts its own private airpark, two championship golf courses, and an equestrian center. Just four miles west of the Florida Turnpike, it is close enough to the I-95 to enjoy the conveniences of busier areas of Florida without sacrificing any of the quiet and tranquil seclusion that the community offers. Wander the property to spot a fantastic variety of flora and fauna, including wild turkey, deer, otters, eagles, ospreys, and more. Play 18 holes at Old Trail or The Dye Preserve, the latter of which borders the property itself along the western side, and is home to some of the top touring professionals on the PGA and LPGA tours. A quick 25 minutes will bring you to PGA National Golf Club itself. The city of Jupiter is only 15 minutes from your front door, with the host of restaurants, shopping, and vibrant nightlife it offers. Reach Palm Beach in 35 minutes, or Stuart in 40 minutes. Fly a personal plane into nearby North County Airport or land only 30 minutes away at Palm Beach International Airport.

19700 SE Mack Dairy Road and the adjoining acreage are available for showings daily by appointment and for private virtual showings.
As part of Concierge Auctions' Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closing will result in a new home built for a family in need.

Concierge Auctions offers a commission to the buyers' representing real estate agents. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, including property details, exclusive virtual tour, diligence documents, and more, visit ConciergeAuctions.com or call +1.212.202.2940.

About Concierge Auctions
Concierge Auctions is the world’s largest luxury real estate auction firm with a state-of-the-art digital marketing, property preview, and bidding platform. The firm matches sellers of one-of-a-kind properties with the most high-net-worth property connoisseurs on the planet. Sellers gain unmatched reach, speed, and certainty. Buyers get incredible deals. Agents earn their commission in 30 days. Since its inception in 2008, Concierge Auctions has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the highest-priced homes ever achieved at auction, and grown its activity in 44 U.S. states/territories and 29 countries. The firm owns the most comprehensive and intelligent database of high-net-worth real estate buyers and sellers in the industry, and has contributed more than 300 homes to-date as part of its Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes™, which guarantees that for every property the company sells, a new home is funded for a family in need. For more information visit ConciergeAuctions.com.

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Exploring the Secrets of Native Seeds & Their Resilience to Climate Change

alt="Aerial view with snow of 180-acre research project area at Grant Woods in Ingleside, Ill."

An aerial view of the 180-acre research project area at Grant Woods in Ingleside, Ill. (Photo ©Mike Borkowski)

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The native seed mix spread here contains seeds sourced from southern Illinois and Kentucky. (Photo by ©Mike Borkowski)

Growing Through Change: Sourcing Climate-Resilient Seed for Ecological Restoration

Research is necessary to learn how we can better preserve plant vitality and protect native ecosystems as climates change.”

— Pati Vitt, Ph.D.

LIBERTYVILLE, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, March 3, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The garden adage “right plant, right place” may be the latest tool in the toolbox for conservation ecologists and land restoration specialists working to help plant communities adapt to climate change.

“Research is necessary to learn how we can better preserve plant vitality and protect native ecosystems as climates change,” said Pati Vitt, Ph.D., manager of restoration ecology with the Lake County Forest Preserve District in Libertyville, Ill. “Growing plants from native seeds that adapt to change across typical provenance boundaries can foster resilience.”

Across the country and around the globe, climate change is influencing the health of native plants, impacting the resiliency of natural communities, and bringing uncharted technical challenges to land and habitat restoration initiatives.

“With warmer winters and more drought-prone summers, these changes have been gradual over the last 100 years and will greatly affect the next 100,” Vitt said. “We need to understand when and how to update our ecological management practices to ensure plants and native communities remain healthy and resilient.”

For her part, Vitt is leading on-the-ground research to determine if using source-identified seeds from more southern and distant regions is as, or more, successful than the standard purchasing practices often used by the growing industry to source native seeds. Findings from her work will present timely opportunities for researchers, conservation ecologists, restoration specialists, plant breeders, seed producers and native plant growers specializing in commercial applications.

“Key findings will inform habitat restoration techniques and may have implications for other natural and planted areas,” Vitt said. “Outcomes will also inform best practices for native plant growers and provide fresh marketplace opportunities for retailers and consumers.”

At the heart of this project are 180 acres of retired Illinois farmland where, late last fall, a massive 800 pounds of native grass seeds from Kentucky and southern Illinois were planted. The land is located within Grant Woods Forest Preserve, about an hour northwest of Chicago in Ingleside, Ill. The large-scale planting followed more than a year of planning and preparation, which included hands-on habitat restoration and months of sourcing enough bulk native seed necessary to cover the acreage – a tricky challenge that Vitt sought creative ways to overcome.

Brush removal and cover crop plantings, followed by installation of native grass seed, were completed first, along with restoring the hydrological integrity of the agricultural land by disabling drainage tiles. Native grass seed now covers the former agricultural land, with one-third of the acreage planted in seed sourced locally. Two-thirds are planted in seed sourced from downstate Illinois and areas of Kentucky.

“A challenging issue for conservation organizations throughout the region, as well as restoration ecologists and others within the industry, is how we source seeds for restoration activities,” Vitt said. To address the issue and learn from one another, a virtual workshop presented by the Lake County Forest Preserves last September drew 124 participants from across the Midwest and the broader United States, as well as Argentina, Australia, Canada and Germany. Of particular interest are the findings of a pre-workshop survey, which provided an overview of participants’ bulk seed sourcing strategies.

“By far, the participants noted that most of their on-the-ground restoration projects were in natural areas, especially in forest preserves or conservation districts, state and regional park systems, and private conservation land trusts,” Vitt said. “The scale of restoration projects varied from 1 acre to more than 100 acres, with an average size of 33 acres.”

Most organizations said they currently use more than one source in their restoration projects (67%) and tend to use more than one vendor or producer to source seeds for a single project (72% sourced from between one and three producers). While most organizations don’t engage in a formal competitive bid process (63%), they do have formal guidelines or policies that direct their sourcing strategies (66%).

“But by and large, participants’ sourcing guidelines for bulk seed do not currently consider climate resilience explicitly,” Vitt said. “Only 33% of respondents said their guidelines do consider it. I think our workshop was successful in raising awareness among industry influencers who can help bring about change.”

The workshop, “Growing Through Change: Sourcing Climate-Resilient Seed for Ecological Restoration” is available to view on YouTube at https://bit.ly/38j1q33. In addition to Vitt, notable speakers included Julie Etterson, Ph.D., professor at the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and principal scientist at Project Baseline, as well as Anna Bucharova, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Group, Institute of Landscape Ecology, Münster, and Jennifer Ogle, coordinator of the Arkansas Native Seed Program and collections manager at the University of Arkansas Herbarium.

With a promising spring production season on the horizon, Vitt and her colleagues will continue to monitor the site closely, as they’ve done throughout the winter.

“We have 60 permanent monitoring plots in place for data collection,” she said. “This will ensure that we have the best evidence possible for how plants from different sources of commercially grown seed will fare now and over the upcoming decades.”

Support for the project is provided by the Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves, a private donor and the Wildlife Conservation Society Climate Adaptation Fund. Follow @LCFPD on social media and visit LCFPD.org to track the project’s progress.

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Sue Markgraf
GreenMark Media
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The FactoringClub Awards SouthStar Capital the “Best Factoring Company of 2021”

SouthStar Capital Best Factoring Company 2021

SouthStar Capital Awarded Best Factoring Company of 2021

SouthStar Capital's "Best Factoring Company of 2021" award is based on their integrity, value, proven track record, quality service, personal care, and passion.

CHARLESTON, SC, USA, March 3, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — SouthStar Capital, with headquarters in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, is excited to announce they have been awarded the “Best Factoring Company of 2021” by the FactoringClub, a premier online factoring resource in 31 states and 105 cities in the US and Canada. This award is based on SouthStar’s commitment to integrity, value, a proven track record, quality service, personal care, and passion. The FactoringClub’s award winning companies represent the cream of the crop in the factoring industry, based on great terms, solid customer service, and outstanding leadership.

Factoring is a form of business financing where a company leverages its accounts receivable to meet their immediate capital needs. The factor advances a percentage of the company’s outstanding invoice(s), this frees up the business’s cash flow, so they have the capital needed for such things as payroll or taking on larger jobs. Factoring is not a loan, so debt is not acquired.

SouthStar Capital is a private lender based in the greater Charleston, SC market, with offices throughout the US. They provide Factoring, as well as a broad range of other solutions, such as Asset Based Lending, Equipment Leasing, DIP Financing, Purchase Order Financing, and Government Contract Financing, to businesses nationwide. SouthStar has been in business for over 13 years, providing businesses with custom funding solutions that few factoring companies can match.

“We go beyond just providing working capital to our clients, we care about their success and take the time to understand their business. Our vast product offerings and industry experience allow us to provide the best solution for our client’s long-term growth.” says Bernard Linney, President at SouthStar Capital.

SouthStar caters to a wide range of industries, including, but not limited to, manufacturing, technology, staffing, government contractors, communications, distributors, transportation, business services, and startups.

For more information on their award or SouthStar Capital’s services, visit their website at www.southstar.com.

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Zalemark Holding Announces Appointment of Chief Operating Officer

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, March 3, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Zalemark Holding Company Inc. CEO Xia Wu is pleased to announce the appointment of Horace Bhopalsingh as Chief Operating Officer, effective March 1, 2021.

Mr. Bhopalsingh, a Canadian citizen, brings an extensive professional and business background to the company, holding the title of Chartered Certified Accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom, having attended internationally recognized business schools in the United Kingdom, France and Switzerland and having worked at senior management levels as Chief Financial Officer, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, in the consumer packaging industry (soft drinks, beer and distilled spirits) with major multinational corporations in the Caribbean, Europe, USA and Canada.

The company believes that Mr. Bhopalsingh’s knowledge, skill sets and broad experience will further enhance the performance, viability and growth of the diverse business enterprises of the company.

About Zalemark Holding Company Inc.

Zalemark Holding Company Inc., currently trading on the OTC Markets under the symbol “ZMRK”, is a U.S. public company, currently domiciled in the State of Delaware.

Zalemark and its current and planned future subsidiaries are focused on investing in targeted profitable industries including;
• Custom real estate development projects with targeted partners;
• Hospitality & tourism;
• Municipal transportation projects;
• Consumer Packaged Goods development and manufacturing for cannabis related products such as topical pain creams.

Our objective is to achieve steady, sustainable growth that delivers favorable returns for our shareholders. We will achieve our success through best-in-class management and operations.

Our expertise, experience and network of relationships with partners in our targeted industry sectors will ensure success and profitability.

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Zalemark Holding Company Inc.
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