Policy Over Products on Day 2 of Farm Progress Show

first_img Policy Over Products on Day 2 of Farm Progress Show Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Name Sym Last Change Home Indiana Agriculture News Policy Over Products on Day 2 of Farm Progress Show Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana’s Mauer again a Pig Farmer of the Year FinalistNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR All quotes are delayed snapshots Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 SHARE SHARE By Gary Truitt – Aug 31, 2017 Facebook Twitter Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Policy Over Products on Day 2 of Farm Progress ShowAgricultural policy took the spotlight over agricultural products on day 2 of the farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL. The leadership of the U.S. House Ag Committee held a Farm Bill listening session to get farmer input on what should be in the next Farm Bill. Committee Chairman Michael Conaway and Ranking Member Collin Peterson along with several other committee and members of the committee listened to several hours of testimony from Illinois farmers on what their priorities are for the next Farm Bill. “There is no better place to gather insight and feedback about the challenges in farm country and how we can improve ag policy in the next farm bill than right here in Decatur. I appreciated hearing the heartfelt comments of so many producers and thank everyone who was able to join us today,” said Chairman Conaway.“Today’s listening session was a continuation of the Agriculture Committee’s efforts to hear directly from the varied interests, across all regions of the country, who are impacted by the farm bill. The Committee will be able to take this information back to Washington to help us write a new farm bill that addresses current challenges,” said Ranking Member Peterson.Meanwhile, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was touring the farm show and spoke to a large audience at the ADM tent. He tried to reassure farmers who are worried about the Trump administration’s stance on trade, “The President fully understands what we have on the line in agriculture when it comes to trade.” He said the President wants trade agreements that are balanced and fair to both the agricultural and manufacturing sectors of the U.S. economy. “I am hoping we can get new trade deals, including NAFTA, to the satisfaction of our ag community,” Perdue added.The Secretary also lashed out of Congress for the lack of confirmations of top USDA officials, “I needed Steve Censky, on board as my deputy 2 months ago. I have also nominated Ted McKinney as our Undersecretary for trade out here on the million mile club right away, knocking on doors all over this planet finding place we can sell our agricultural products.”Perdue said he is trying to reform and transform the USDA but the lack of quick Congressional action is slowing this process, “We would not have a rural development leader if I had waited for the Senate to confirm one. But I have Anne Hazlett from Indiana on the job, and she is making transformative changes in rural development programs and is helping to lead this inner agency task force on rural prosperity.” The Secretary also outlined the efforts and resources the USDA has in place for providing help and assistance to the farmers and rural communities in Texas hit by the hurricane and catastrophic flooding.While at the farm show, Perdue met with several farm group leaders and discussed particular aspects of farm policy including possible changes to the farm safety net. Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 last_img read more

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Red Kettle campaign kicks off this weekend

first_imgSkip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen “Our Red Kettle sponsors will get our 2014 campaign off to a great start and we appreciate their support just as we appreciate the support of everyone who drops a dollar or a dime in the kettle,” May said.The Pike County’s Gold Kettle campaign is set for Dec. 13 and local celebrities will ring the bell for those in need in their community.May said volunteers are always needed as bell ringers.“If you’ve never been a bell ringer, you’ll be surprised how much it means to see the generosity of the people of our community and to be a part of helping so many people in so many ways all year long,” May said. “We encourage churches, organizations, clubs, school groups, youth groups and individuals to be apart of this year’s Red Kettle campaign. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.”To volunteer as a bell ringer for the Pike County Salvation Army this Christmas season, call May at 334-808-1069. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content Red Kettle campaign kicks off this weekend The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author “Because Thanksgiving comes so late this year, we will have a short Red Kettle season,” May said. “But we believe that the people of Pike County will continue to give generously.”John Danner, Food World manager, said that Food World is proud to support the Red Kettle campaign.“We’ve been doing this for a long time,” Danner said. “Hearing the Salvation Army bells ringing is part of the Christmas tradition. A lot of people look forward to the Red Kettle campaign. Those bells are among the sounds of the season. I enjoy hearing them. It’s what Christmas is all about, giving to those less fortunate.”May said this year’s Red Kettle campaign has gotten a boost from its Red Kettle sponsors, Court Referral and Drug Court Services (Dennis Griffith), KW Plastics, Sanders Lead, First National Bank, Troy Exchange Club, Troy Bank & Trust and Horn Beverage. May expressed appreciation to Food World, Walmart and Piggly Wiggly 231 in Troy and Piggly Wiggly in Brundidge for their continued support of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign.“We are excited that Santa Claus will kick off our 2014 fundraising campaign as a bell ringer,” May said. “Santa Claus is the spirit of giving and we so much appreciate his support.’The ringing of the Salvation Army bells will begin at Walmart on Nov. 29. Published 6:29 pm Friday, November 15, 2013 Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Adopt-a-resident program offers joy to seniors this holiday season Adoptions are wonderful events – for the new parents and their child. But there are other adoptions that are meaningful… read more Santa Claus will make a short stop in Troy today to kick off the Pike County Salvation Army’s 2014 Red Kettle campaign at Food World and Piggly Wiggly 231.Kim May, Pike County Salvation Army director, said local businesses that allow the Salvation Army bells to be rung at their locations are vital to the success of the annual fundraising campaign.“If we don’t have places to ring the bells, then we can’t collect donations that are used to assist people in need in our own county,” May said. “All of the money that is donated to the Red Kettle campaign in Pike County stays right at here at home to help friends and neighbors during their time of need.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

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first_imgKRIS UGARRIZA/Herald photoSophomore goaltender Scott Gudmandson’s 34-save shutout and Wisconsin men’s hockey team sweep of Michigan Tech Saturday night raised questions about goalie rotation at head coach Mike Eaves’ press conference Monday.Senior Shane Connelly entered the season as the Badgers’ top goalie, but Gudmandson has already seen action in three of UW’s 10 games this year.“There’s always that possibility,” Eaves said of a rotation between Connelly and Gudmandson. “It’s a funny thing with goaltenders. In our sport, even more so than baseball, where it’s kind of like that it’s an individual sport within a team sport. Although pitchers can’t go back-to-back nights, goaltenders can. The basic philosophy is to let the young man play, see how he plays, and then go from there.”The decision to give Gudmandson the start Saturday was a result of a great week of practice by the sophomore. However, this kind of practice is something that has to continue, according to Eaves.“I think for [Gudmandson], he’s got to really practice again like he did last week,” Eaves said. “That was the reason that he got the start, and it was one of those opportunities that we felt during the season that we could give him a start, because he needs to get some of those before Shane graduates.”Eaves also recalled the first few seasons of the senior Connelly, who was once in the position that Gudmandson currently finds himself in.“We talked about it the end of last year that he (Connelly) knew it was going to be this way,” Eaves said. “It’s very similar to his year when he was in this boat, and we had the same talk with Brian [Elliott] and he that we’ve had with [Scott] and Shane. So he knew coming in what it was going to be like. He’s actually lived through it, so he knows exactly what it feels like.”On the road againBeing on the road six out of their first eight games wasn’t easy for the Badgers, according to Eaves, whose team will once again hit the road to face off against Minnesota-Duluth this weekend.“It felt like we were riding uphill into the wind,” Eaves said of the early road stretch. “With saying that, as we go into these next eight games, it’s a very important time for us. We’ve got things going the way we want. We need to continue to improve and do some solid things over the next eight games.”Facing ranked opponents in Boston College, New Hampshire, Denver, Minnesota and North Dakota in the first eight games of the season was a tough way to open the season for Wisconsin. However, Eaves believes that valuable lessons are to be extracted from the team’s struggles in those opening games.“The thing about that stretch, we were in games that if we look back right now. … We had leads in the third period,” Eaves said. “But regardless of that, we seem to be out of those times with some real great lessons. We’re applying them right now. It’s helped us win these three games. And we just need to keep that measurement moving forward and to continue the growth by our people.”The tough schedule wasn’t the only challenge facing Eaves’ squad, however, as they had a hard time limiting their opponents’ shots on net.“A lot of our early season struggles were the fact that in our own zone, we struggled,” Eaves said. “If you take a look at our goals against up until the last three games, that was one of the weaknesses.”last_img read more

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