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

Limerick lights up a year sure to remember

first_img#SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK certainly was a lady this New Year’s Eve and she looked amazing as the city welcomed 2014 and it’s status as city of culture with all the celebration and ceremony it deserved.Packed with revelers braving the chill and the odd rain shower, the New Year’s Eve celebrations included a fairytale pageant parade, a stunning fireworks display over the River Shannon before the highlight event at Merchants Quay where Dolores O’Riordan performed live with the Irish Chamber Orchestra at an open air extravaganza.Joined by music sensations The Strypes and The Coronas, the performance of Limerick’s biggest music export and rock star was beamed to homes by RTE in conjunction with a countdown show in Dublin.2,500 lucky fans enjoyed other musical delights from SOAK and Armies.Earlier, performers from Music Generation took to Arthur’s Quay to perform the City of Culture song.Limerick’s year as the national City of Culture was welcomed and showcased with the biggest party the city has seen to date and kick starts a year of events spring boarding the city to heights of positivity.www.limerickcityofculture.ie has more information on upcoming events and details of the year long celebrations.Here’s to a year to remember and the positive legacy sure to remain in its wake. Previous articleHappy New Year – the only way is upNext articleBetting tips with PaddyPower admin TAGSfeaturedfull-imageMusic Limerick Advertisement Twitter Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Print Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick center_img No vaccines in Limerick yet #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Facebook NewsBreaking newsLimerick lights up a year sure to rememberBy admin – January 1, 2014 605 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email WhatsApplast_img read more

DS5: Protecting Homeowners From Fraud

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2020-06-25 Mike Albanese DS5: Protecting Homeowners From Fraud The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Media, News, Webcasts Share Save Subscribe Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img The latest episode of DS5: Inside the Industry features an exclusive interview with Mike Eckrote, SVP Quality Control, with Planet Home Lending.Eckrote will discuss how homeowners can protect themselves from fraud. He will also delve into how the mortgage industry and mortgage servicers have changed since the last downturn.You can watch the video at the embed below or at the following link. Home / Daily Dose / DS5: Protecting Homeowners From Fraud Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago June 25, 2020 1,173 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: 2020 Five Star Conference Going Virtual Next: Increasing Productivity for Mortgage Servicers Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

First years participate in Belles Beginnings at SMC

first_imgOver the weekend, Saint Mary’s Class of 2019 participated in Belles Beginnings, the College’s orientation program, to help ease students into college life along with the peer mentoring program. Student body president Kaitlyn Baker said Belles Beginnings provides students with resources and knowledge to help them move from high school students to college women while giving them the opportunity to meet other first years.Belles Beginnings commenced Thursday when the newest members of the College moved into their residence halls, Baker said. A matriculation ceremony, small group meetings hosted by Peer Mentors, and the presentation of Sex Signals took place Friday, followed by different presentations regarding campus life, study abroad and other important topics on Saturday. The evening culminated in PlayFair and Domerfest on Saturday night.“The events throughout the weekend allowed students to meet each other in large group settings to bond as a class and in smaller groups to get to know each other as individuals,” Baker said.Senior Maranda Pennington works as a peer mentor to first year students. As a mentor, she helps the first-year students transition to the College by offering advice and answering any questions they might have about academics, student life or anything about Saint Mary’s, she said.Pennington said she hopes students learn that “it’s more than okay to ask questions and feel a little clueless at times.” She also hopes students learned Saint Mary’s students are surrounded by wonderful peers and professors who want to help them become successful women. “It helps so much [to have a peer mentor] because they’re actually getting a student perspective on everything rather than just being preached at by staff,” Pennington said. “It’s easier for them to relate and talk to someone who has gone through it and is closer to their age. … The first few weeks of college are such a stressful and vulnerable time. Having a peer mentor to support you in any way they can through that process is vital.”During the weekend, students split their time between their peer mentors and various other programming sessions. With their peer mentors, first years participated in small group discussions and ice breakers to get to know each other, Pennington said. “Overall, I tried to keep the environment very relaxed because I know how nervous they probably were,” Pennington said. “I’m really excited to show my students why I love Saint Mary’s so much and also help them be successful and happy here.”First-year student Emily Scott said she wanted to come to the College because of the strong community feeling. Scott said she “found that you meet new friends more easily when you’re not necessarily looking for friends. They kind of come to you.”Nina Hartman, also a first year, said she learned more during orientation than she thought she would.“Not only have I learned important information like how to stay safe and take care of myself, I also learned what the greatness and importance of being a Belle really is through getting to know new classmates during peer mentor meetings, Mass, Domerfest and many more fun activities,” Hartman said.Hartman said she is excited to join the community at Saint Mary’s.“Not only is the campus beautiful, but the people here are beautiful as well, inside and out,” Hartman said. “Everybody is so kind and welcoming, which I love. I really can’t imagine myself anywhere else but here for college. The Saint Mary’s community is one that I’ve been wanting to join for a long time now, and I’m ecstatic that I can finally be called a Belle.”Tags: Belles Beginnings, Class of 2019last_img read more