What Will Be Different About This Farm Bill

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Feb 16, 2017 Home Indiana Agriculture News What Will Be Different About This Farm Bill Facebook Twitter What Will Be Different About This Farm BillChuck ConnerThe writing of the new Farm Bill has officially begun with the House holding hearings this week.  There will be a lot that is the same in this new Farm Bill, but a few things that will be different. Chuck Conner, with the Council of Farmer Cooperatives, has participated in the crafting of more Farm Bills than just about anyone else alive. He told HAT this new Farm Bill will have several new features. For example, trade programs will be a much bigger factor this time around, “This will be a Farm Bill that is about how do we help farmers through some pretty tough times. Trade is a key component of that. Our Export market is about the only outlet for improving prices for commodities.”Conner, a native Hoosier and former Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, says the conservation title of the new Farm Bill will also have a different approach, “We have a leadership time in place both in Congress and at the administration that believes in cooperative conservation.” He defines that as using conservation assistance to come alongside producers and help them make changes for the good in their operations. “This is different than the leadership we have had the past few years that favored a government regulator showing up at a farm with a switch in hand and telling a famer what he is going to do,” said Conner.As for the commodity title, Conner sees only minor changes, “Most farmers are happy with the ARC program; there are a few problems, however, and we need to fix those.” He also said the dairy and cotton programs need to be addressed.The nutrition title will get a lot of attention in this farm Bill, according to Conner, because this Farm Bill cannot pass without the support of non-farm lawmakers. Previous articleThe Indiana Soybean Checkoff is Calling YouNext articleAll Quiet at GSI Farm Machinery Show Exhibit Gary Truitt What Will Be Different About This Farm Bill SHARElast_img read more

Early goals lead soccer to victory over Texas Tech

first_imgSam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Women’s Basketball falls in regular-season finale against Texas Linkedin ReddIt Facebook printForwards Messiah Bright and Grace Collins each scored in the first nine minutes, as No. 6 TCU soccer defeated Texas Tech 2-0 on Friday night to stay undefeated on the season.“We knew that they might throw something at us a little bit different and they did with their shape,” head coach Eric Bell said. “Fortunately for us, we were able to get two goals relatively quickly against their shape. It was a good cushion for us to help us settle down and start playing TCU soccer.”TCU scored the goals on their first two shots of the game. The first was in the fifth minute as Payton Crews found Bright for her first goal of the season.Four minutes after Bright scored, Collins put another one in the net to give the Frogs a commanding 2-0 lead.Texas Tech made an effort to respond, but goalie Emily Alvarado stopped all eight of the Red Raider’s shots to record her 17th career shutout.“I’m happy with the overall performance,” Bell said. “We get another shutout. Emily [Alvarado] does a good job. The backline and the front six do a good job preventing shots and fighting. It wasn’t the prettiest, but it is a good win for us.” For the first time since 2018, TCU is unbeaten through five games. The win Friday was also the 100th overall win at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.“Texas Tech is a good team,” Bell said. “The record doesn’t show that, but they are well-coached, and they are going to be prepared. They threw something at us that our kids were able to handle, so I’m proud of our group for dealing with it.”TCU will now begin a three-game road trip starting at Kansas. The game is set for Thursday, Oct. 22, and will be televised on Big 12 Now on ESPN+. Twitter + posts Women’s basketball falls in Big 12 Championship quarterfinals to Baylor Previous articleStrong effort not enough as volleyball swept in series with West VirginiaNext articleTCU will not open as a polling location this year Sam Fristachi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Gracie Collins celebrates with her teammates after extending the TCU lead to 2-0 against Texas Tech. (Jack Wallace/Staff Photographer) Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Women’s Basketball on three-game skid after loss to Oklahoma Linkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Facebook Women’s Basketball falls to Kansas State in overtime loss Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Sam Fristachi Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Samantha Fristachi is a senior from Massapequa, New York. She is a journalism and sports broadcasting major and a business minor. She hopes to be a sports broadcaster on ESPN one day. ReddItlast_img read more

Dancing for Hailey – A Large Turnout for a Great Cause

first_imgThere was a large turnout of supporters for a fun filled event for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, an organization that raises funds and awareness for childhood cancer research, in memory of Hailey Parker.Hailey Parker was an 11 year old OC summer resident who loved to dance and loved ice cream. She lost her battle to brain cancer in October 2015, and her friends organize this event to remember her and the things she enjoyed in a town she loved.The crowd enjoyed fantastic weatherThis year’s event featured a wide variety of entertainment and goodies for the family:Free Yoasis Treats for each dancerLemonade StandOCFD Fire TruckHot Dogs from Varsity Inn, Pretzels from EHT Philly Pretzel Company and Donuts from Dot’s PastriesMermaid and Pirate Face Painting by Bowfish KidsNail Painting by e11even studio salonFlower Crown Making by Bohemian MamaWood Painting by Peace of WoodPhoto BoothAppearances by the Nor’Easters and OC CelebritiesThis years goal was to beat last years fundraising mark of $12,500.  At the time of publication, we do not have the official tally for the event.  You still have the opportunity to help.Angelique Matlack paints the face of a happy child in attendance If you couldn’t make it today, you can still contribute to the cause online: https://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1312420 The Outstanding Volunteers who Helped Make the Event a Successlast_img read more

Saint Mary’s Belles for Life presents ‘Respect Life Week’

first_imgThis week, Saint Mary’s club Belles for Life is presenting their annual “Respect Life Week.”The club’s social media commissioner, sophomore Morgan Chichester explained that “Respect Life Week” is designed to honor life.“Respect Life Week” is put on by Belles for Life and is just a week to celebrate all stages of life, starting from natural conception, on campus and present opportunities and information to cultivate a culture of life,” she said.There are a variety of events planned for the week, including talks and movies, senior Katherine Dunn, president of Belles for Life, said.“Yesterday Suzy Younger came and gave a talk about and NaPro technology and how to track women’s cycles,” Dunn said. “Today, we are showing a documentary called ‘I Lived on Parker Avenue’ about adoption at 8 p.m. in Spes Unica 145. On Wednesday, we will be having a talk from a representative from Students for Life of America called Apologetics 201 in Vander Vennet at 7 p.m.”Other events will include tables where students can learn about various resources pertaining to the club’s mission.”Today, there will be tabling event with information for pregnant and parenting resources for Saint Mary’s students,“ Dunn said. ”On Wednesday we will have a tabling event in the student atrium and it’s going to ask people when human rights begin. We’ll have a timeline from conception to birth and we’ll just have conversations with people. On Thursday we will have another tabling event on library green or in Spes Unica if it’s cold outside, where we will have a chalkboard and people write why they are pro-life. We are also encouraging all club members to wear their apparel on Thursday. On Friday, just to celebrate life there will be free balloons.”The planning process for this year’s “Respect Life Week” was a team effort.”The Belles for Life commissioners came together and everyone took an event and we bounced ideas off each other,“ Dunn said. ”Some events we’ve done in the past and others are newer.“When planning, the club also tried to make sure the events focused on a variety of issues concerning the pro-life cause.”We don’t want to solely focus on abortion all the time, so we tried to have a variety of events,“ Dunn said.Dunn said that students should attend the events to form new perspectives on what it means to be pro-life.”If you don’t identify as pro-life, I think you should attend to see what the pro-life cause is because I think most of these events people could get on board with,“ she said. ”If you’re pro-life, I think you need to be pro-life in more facets of your life than just going to the March for Life or saying that you are pro-life.“Chichester said students should attend the events to expand their perspective.”Students should attend these events to show support for being pro-life on campus, to gain different prospectives, to learn from different people, and overall just empowering women and celebrating life,” she said.Dunn said she believes the week is great way to ponder what it means to be pro-life.”I think this week is a great way to reflect on what being pro-life actually means and what it means to pro life in every day life,“ she said.Chichester said that the week is important because it provides support for community members.”It is an empowering week learning from different people but also standing up for what you believe in and cultivating life on campus,“ she said. ”It is also important to let pregnant and parenting students on campus know that they’re not alone, that we stand by them and that there are resources to help them.“Tags: Belles for Life, Respect Life Week, saint mary’slast_img read more

Governor Douglas appoints David R Fenster Addison County state’s attorney

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas today announced the appointment of David R. Fenster as Addison County State s Attorney.  David is replacing John T Quinn who retired last month. Fenster has been in private law practice in with the firm Barr, Sternberg, Moss, Lawrence, Silver, Saltonstall & Fenster, PC, in Bennington, Vermont since July of 2005.  Before joining the firm he was Deputy State s Attorney with the Bennington State s Attorney s office for more than eleven years.  Fenster was educated at the University of Vermont where he received a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology and a minor in Psychology.  He received his JD degree Cum Laude from Cardozo School of Law in New York, NY. I am pleased to announce the appointment of David to this position in my home county, said Governor Douglas.  I believe his eleven years in the Bennington State s Attorney s office as well as his years in private practice give him the experience necessary to keep Addison County a safe place to live and raise a family.   I want to thank Governor Douglas for having the confidence in me to do this important job, said Fenster.  I am committed to working as hard as I can with my partners in the law enforcement community to ensure that the people of Addison County are safe.David has served the state and his community as a member of the Board of Managers for the Vermont Bar Association, the Board of Governors of the Vermont Association for Justice, past President of the Bennington Bar Association.  He also serves as Secretary of Norshaft Little League and is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.David is married to Katree Fenster and has two children, Riley age 11 and Ian age 9. ###last_img read more

Brevard hosts fair housing program

first_img Brevard hosts fair housing programDouglas R. Beam, Fair Housing Continuum, Inc., and Central Florida Legal Services, Inc., recently brought “2002 Fair Housing Litigation: Rights, Remedies, and Rewards” to Brevard County.John Relman, the author of Housing Discrimination Practice Manual, of the Washington, D.C., firm Relman & Associates, presented an the educational program. Relman identified the efforts to block affordable housing development in Florida as the most critical fight facing fair housing advocates in this young 21st century.The seminar was attended by 90 participants from across the state.Among the speakers were several names from the ranks of Brevard County leadership: Chief Judge Bruce Jacobus, Circuit Court Judge Lisa Davidson, Commissioner Jackie Colon, and President Morgan Laur Reinman of the Brevard County Bar. Florida Bar President Terry Russell was featured as the luncheon speaker discussing the housing problems confronting low income persons growing from stereotypes and prejudices which can be overcome by fair housing advocacy. May 15, 2002 Regular News Brevard hosts fair housing programlast_img read more

Ryan praises efforts of Tipp squad

first_imgTipperary manager Michael Ryan says there’s no substitute for hard work as the Premier continue their preparations for Sunday’s All Ireland Senior hurling semi-final against Galway.Tipp came through the back-door route while Galway have reached this stage after their Leinster championship win.The sides met in the League final in April where the Tribesmen ran out 3-21 to 14 point winners. Photo © Tipp FM Michael Ryan says the reigning All Ireland champions will be keen to avenge that defeat on Sunday but he’s well aware of the work that’s needed.Throw-in is at 4 o’clock on Sunday afternoon – Tipp FM s live coverage comes in association with Mulcahy Car Sales Ardcroney, Nenagh and Connolly Man O’Connell Street, Clonmel.last_img

2 people arrested after man’s body was found in Okeechobee County street

first_imgOkeechobee County police have arrested two people after officials found a 24-year-old man’s body in the street early Sunday morning.Sheriff officials said deputies responded to the scene on the 200 block of NE 14 Ave., where they found the body of Tohermain Rosier. Rosier was pronounced dead at the scene but cause of death is still unknown.31-year-old Derrick Levi Clay, and 25-year-old Cheyenne Mackenzie Smith, have been arrested and both face charges.Clay was charged with one count of murder. Smith was charged with one count of accessory after the fact.Officials say the investigation is ongoing.last_img

Survey Shows Most Licensed Teen Drivers Still Text While Driving

first_imgSubmitted by the State Farm Learning CenterA new State Farm survey, conducted in February by Harris Interactive, shows the majority of teens with driver’s licenses, 57 percent, admit to texting while driving, despite the widespread attention surrounding the dangers of this risky practice.  The State Farm survey was conducted by telephone in the United States among 652 14-17 year olds, including 280 who have a driver’s license or permit.  These results come from a follow-up to a 2010 State Farm survey, and the numbers are virtually unchanged.  Key findings in the 2012 survey include:Texting vs. Drinking and Driving – Teens Aren’t Getting the MessageDespite academic research indicating the consequences of texting while driving can be as severe as drunk driving, some teens still don’t see it that way.  In the survey, fewer teens view texting while driving as leading to fatal consequences as compared to drinking while driving. Of 14- to 17-year-olds who intend to have or already have a driver’s license, the survey found that 35 percent strongly agree that if they regularly text and drive they will be killed someday. In contrast, the majority of teens, 57percent, strongly agree that regularly drinking while driving will be fatal.The survey also showed that more teens think they could get into an accident when drinking while driving versus texting while driving. In the survey, of these same teens, 63 percent strongly agree they will get into an accident if they regularly text and drive. This compares with 83 percent who strongly agree they will get into an accident if they regularly drink and drive.Parents Play a Vital RoleThe survey affirms the vital role parents play in keeping their new drivers safe behind the wheel.  Teens who refrain from texting while driving were much more likely to report having frequent talks with their parents about safe driving.  In the survey, more teens who never text and drive talk to their parents very often or sometimes about driving (82%) compared to teens who do text and drive (67%).Talks Decline When Needed MostThe survey also revealed a sharp decline in parent/teen interactions about driving after the teen receives their driver’s license.  Teens who have a learner’s permit are more than twice as likely as those who already have a license to report that they talk very often with their parents about driving (46% vs. 22%).  This is despite the fact that the first year after receiving a license brings the highest lifetime crash risk.The conversation should not end when teens get their license, said Chris Mullen, Director of Technology Research at State Farm. Through this survey and other teen driver research, we know that ongoing parental involvement in the learning process is key to keeping teen drivers safe behind the wheel.About the SurveyThis survey was conducted by telephone within the United States between February 2 and 5, 2012 by Harris Interactive on behalf of State Farm among 652 U.S. 14-17 year olds (including 280 who have a driver’s license or permit and 362 who plan to get a driver’s license). Figures for age, sex, geographic region, and race/ethnicity were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population.For more information about teen driver safety and tools for new drivers, visit http://teendriving.statefarm.com/ Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more