Alton, Illinois - The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new partnership agreement today that will provide a clearer picture of the benefits of farmers' conservation practices on the quality of our Nation's water.  Working together, USDA's NRCS and DOI's USGS will quantify the benefits of voluntary agricultural practices at a watershed scale.  This information will strengthen the effectiveness of state and federal nutrient reduction strategies while protecting the privacy of individual farmers. 

Detroit, Michigan (NAPSI) - One hundred and twenty-five years ago, the Michelin brothers founded a tire company inFrance that would grow to become a global leader in innovation and quality.

Newberg, Oregon (NAPSI) - Frontier Communications (NADAQ: FTR) and DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) have launched America’s Best Communities, a $10 million prize competition to stimulate growth and revitalization in small cities and towns across Frontier’s 27-state footprint.

Kansas City, Kansas (NAPSI) - While flu season in the U.S. historically starts in October, most of us don’t think about it until either we get sick or a family member or co-worker does, and by then, it may be too late. One of the few facts about flu season is that it’s always unpredictable and may peak at any time in the fall, winter or even spring months.

Houston, Texas (NAPSI) - If your family is like most, you want a college education for your children today, 75 percent of Americans have their eyes set on a college education. That's a good thing. Over a lifetime, college graduates average about a million dollars more than high school graduates.

Colorado Springs, Colorado - (NAPSI) - The next time you watch a home improvement show on TV and think “I can do that,” consider this: Through the Do Good With Wood Award program, you may earn national recognition for your creativity with wood combined with your community spirit.

Seattle, Washington (NAPSI) - Many are surprised to learn that permanent life insurance can provide more than standard financial protection for their family. That may explain why, despite being one of the most flexible financial solutions available, it tends to be underused. In fact, according to Northwestern Mutual’s 2014 Planning & Progress Study, just slightly less than a quarter of Americans currently hold a permanent life insurance policy.