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This and other National Lilac Publishing, LLC
online publications operate in the traditional manner of writing quality
content first to please readers, then adding appropriate advertisements
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monetary value to our site at all – including no request to them from us
for a reciprocal link. Some are non-profits and some, such as the USDA,
are government information sites that may have value to our readers.
We believe in the value of authentic
journalism and that this approach will pay off for both us and our
commerce partners in the end, allowing us to financially continue to
serve our readers. Our monetization comes from the sale of recommended books and our Zazzle account selling products of interest to farmers and gardeners. We are phasing out our Google ads and will retain only the Google website search feature. We have turned down many requests by others to publish their "advertisement disguised as an article" and we will continue to turn them down.