Emergency Grazing of CRP Acres for 22 Counties in Indiana

first_img By Gary Truitt – Jul 13, 2012 Facebook Twitter FultonMonroe BrownKnoxOwen DuboisMartinWabash CassKosciuskoPike SHARE GibsonNoble DecaturLawrenceSullivan Home Indiana Agriculture News Emergency Grazing of CRP Acres for 22 Counties in Indianacenter_img Emergency Grazing of CRP Acres for 22 Counties in Indiana “It is imperative eligible producers who are interested in emergency grazing of CRP request written approval from the local FSA office before grazing the acreage,” said Wickard.  “Producers must also obtain a modified conservation plan from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that outlines permitted grazing practices.  There will be a 10 percent annual payment reduction for CRP acres used for grazing under these emergency provisions, which was reduced from 25 percent recently by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.”Source: Indiana FSA DaviessLaGrangePosey AllenHuntingtonOrange Facebook Twitter SHARE  Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Julia A. Wickard today announced that 22 counties are authorized for emergency grazing of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The Indiana State FSA Office reviewed the provisions for the emergency haying and grazing and made a number of recommendations to the national office.  These recommendations were based on local FSA County Committee and concurrence of Indiana Conservation and Agricultural Partners.  At the present time haying of CRP is not authorized until the end of the primary nesting date which is either July 16th or August 2nd depending on the age of the CRP contract.The counties approved for CRP emergency grazing are:  Previous articleStutzman from Indiana Votes No on Farm BillNext articleSeed Consultants Market Comments Gary Wilhelmi Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Chris Dutton to retire from GMP, Mary Powell named CEO

first_imgMARY POWELL DESIGNATED AS GREEN MOUNTAIN POWER’SNEXT PRESIDENT AND CEO—– CEO Chris Dutton to retire August 2008 —-COLCHESTER, VT.December 4, 2007.. Mary G. Powell, 47, will become Green Mountain Power’s nextPresident and Chief Executive Officer in August 2008 when CEO Chris Dutton retires after 11years leading the Vermont electric utility, it was announced today. “We are extremely pleased that Mary Powell will succeed Chris Dutton as Green MountainPower’s new CEO, thus bringing to fruition a leadership transition plan started five years ago,”said Robert Tessier, Chair of the Green Mountain Power Board of Directors.”Mary has been a key driver in the restructuring of Green Mountain Power from a traditionalelectric utility to a high performing company that is now noted for using technology to drivecustomer satisfaction and to produce consistently strong financial results,” Mr. Tessier said inmaking known the GMP Board’s choice for a new CEO.With her promotion to the CEO position, Ms. Powell will become a member of the GreenMountain Power Board of Directors. Mr. Dutton will remain as a member of the Board followinghis retirement as CEO.Ms. Powell joined Green Mountain Power in 1998 after experience as a business owner and inbusiness management at the executive level in both the public and private sector. “I am ready and eager for this new leadership challenge to continue to create customer value andto build on the work that I have done in my 10-year association with Chris Dutton,” Ms. Powellsaid. “My focus will be further building and leveraging a strong technology platform forcustomer delivery in order to provide superior and reliable electric service in a world that is morecomplex and that demands a lighter environmental footprint. The effective replacement of ourHydro Quebec and Vermont Yankee contracts is a key focus of our leadership team and will beone of the most important decisions we make for our customers in the next decade. We plan todo that in a way that balances the needs of all stakeholders, including the climate.” Mr. Dutton, 59, said he was delighted that an executive development and leadership transitionprocess begun in 2002 has resulted in Mary’s elevation as GMP’s new CEO. “Mary Powell is quite simply one of the most talented and innovative leaders I have ever met.She is fearless as she embraces change and new thinking. Mary will lead Green Mountain Powerwith distinction and her strong common sense and clear thinking will also be an importantleadership voice for Vermont,” Mr. Dutton predicted.In announcing the future Green Mountain Power leadership, Mr. Tessier said that it was theimpressive results under Chris Dutton’s 11-year tenure as CEO that brought GMP to theattention of Gaz Metro, the Montreal-based gas distribution utility that acquired GMP earlier thisyear. “The work that Chris and his team have done in Vermont is the kind of management andleadership approach that we want as Gaz Metro seeks to expand its footprint in the NortheastUnited States,” Mr. Tessier said. “We know that with Mary Powell as Green Mountain Power’s CEO, we have the nextgeneration of leadership that fulfills our long-term strategies,” Mr. Tessier added. During Ms. Powell’s tenure at Green Mountain Power, the 92,000-customer electric distribution,transmission and utility services utility has developed three core business values: deliveringsafe, fast and effective service; being environmentally responsible; and being profitable. Green Mountain Power has been recognized for its corporate responsibility, as one of the bestplaces to work in Vermont, for its safe work environment, and in March 2003 Business Weekmagazine listed GMP on its list of top-performing small-cap companies.In February 2004, Ms. Powell was recognized by Fast Company magazine as one of the top fiftybusiness leaders in the United States for the work she led reinventing a traditional utilitycompany.Prior to joining Green Mountain Power, Ms. Powell most recently served as Senior VicePresident of Community Banking for KeyBank in Vermont. Prior to escaping to the GreenMountains, Ms. Powell worked for The Reserve Fund in New York City as the AssociateDirector of Operations. She also worked in the Human Resources Department for the State ofVermont.Ms. Powell lives in South Hero with her husband and daughter.Green Mountain Power (www.greenmountainpower.biz(link is external)) is an electric utility owned by NorthernNew England Energy Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gaz Métro, a leading Québecenergy company with a long history of investment in Vermont. Green Mountain Powertransmits, distributes and sells electricity and utility construction services in the State of Vermontin a service territory with approximately one quarter of Vermont’s population. It servesapproximately 92,000 customers.- 30 –last_img read more

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Harris offers diversity, excitement for US Latino voters

first_imgAggressive Florida campaign In 2016, Trump won 30 percent of Latino voters, mostly Cuban Americans, who tend to vote Republican, but also military veterans and Central American evangelicals. Many of these groups are concentrated in the key battleground state of Florida. Christian Ulvert, a Democratic Party strategist in Miami, said his party was nevertheless winning over younger Cuban Americans, as well as Colombian immigrants and the large numbers of Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida after their home island was devastated by Hurricane Maria in 2017.  Ulvert said that with many voters undecided, his party was planning an “aggressive” campaign and that Harris is “a great asset.”Her record as a senator “fighting for access to health care, fighting for immigration reform and justice for our immigrant families, carries a lot of weight with Hispanic voters,” he said.The issue of Venezuela looms large among some Latino voters in Florida, and Trump has dubbed the country’s Socialist leader Nicolas Maduro a dictator.Harris has echoed that language and even promised to offer Venezuelans sheltering in the United States permission to stay while their country remains mired in political and economic chaos.She has stopped short however of backing the military intervention that many Venezuelan hardliners in Florida are calling for, and which they think Trump may ultimately support.  For the first time, people with roots in Latin America will be the largest minority bloc in the US presidential election, with an estimated 32 million eligible voters, or 13.3 percent of the total, according to the Pew Institute.In 2018 elections, when Trump’s Republican Party lost control of the House of Representatives, 69 percent of Latino votes went to Democrats.Christine Marie Sierra, professor emeritus of political science at the University of New Mexico, told AFP that Latino voters were already inclined to back the Democrats, but Harris “may change the enthusiasm level, which then translates into higher voting rates, which then translates to possible wins in a close election.”A recent poll showed that 59 percent of Latino voters in key battleground states were fired up about Harris’s selection as running mate, and 52 percent said her name on the ticket made them more likely to vote for 77-year-old former vice president Biden. “Tell me who you walk with, and I’ll tell you who you are,” proclaimed the first bilingual Spanish and English campaign ad by Democrat Joe Biden after he announced his running mate would be Senator Kamala Harris. “An ally, a champion of the Latino community,” the ad said of the vice presidential hopeful. A woman of color and daughter of immigrants, Harris can whip up enthusiasm among Latino voters, many of whom are turned off President Donald Trump. Immigration issues Trump, under fire for his chaotic response to the coronavirus pandemic and the economic crash it caused, has returned to his anti-immigration crusade to pump up his base and push for another term. “He doesn’t see immigrants as humans,” said Juan Escalante, a Venezuela activist covered by DACA, a program set up by former president Barack Obama to regularize the immigration status of hundreds of thousands of people who had arrived in the US illegally as children.Trump has tried to scrap the program.Biden has undergone close scrutiny of his role overseeing the Obama administration’s deportation of almost three million undocumented migrants, which has led some critics to call him the “deporter in chief.””His record on immigration may not be the best, but today he is showing people that he is trying to put forward real solutions and solve past errors,” said Escalante, a political scientist. In the Democratic primaries, progressive Bernie Sanders garnered more support from Latinos, in part because he proposed ending deportations and getting rid of the much-feared immigration police, ICE.   Biden, a moderate, did not go that far, but he has promised to protect DACA, push legislation to legalize the status of some 11 million undocumented migrants and reverse harsh asylum rules set up by Trump, which limit intake and obliges applicants to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed. “Stopping the Trump agenda would be enough to get the Latino vote for Biden, Harris,” Sierra said.center_img “Harris’s selection is an opportunity for Biden to capitalize on the Latino vote and mobilize young Latino voters,” said Anais Lopez, an analyst for Latino Decisions, which conducted the poll.Harris, the daughter of a Jamaican father and Indian mother, would be the first woman and the first person of color to occupy the office of vice president if Biden wins on November 3.  Topics :last_img read more

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Ferris extends Ulster contract

first_img Ferris’ contract with Ulster and the Irish Rugby Football Union had been due to expire on June 30, and he had been widely linked with a move to a club in Japan. Ulster rugby director David Humphries said: “Stephen has had a difficult year with the injuries that he has suffered, but when he is fit, there is no doubt that he is one of the best back-row forwards in the game. “Stephen is passionate about playing for Ulster and Ireland and our aim in giving him this contract extension is to provide him with the best possible care to enable him to get back playing.” Ferris, who has 35 caps to his name, added: “I am delighted that I can continue my recovery and rehab from injury within the Ulster Rugby set-up. “I believe that working with the medical team at Ulster, along with the excellent strength and conditioning coaches, offers me the best chance of regaining full fitness and of representing Ulster and Ireland again.” Press Association Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris will remain with Ulster until at least the end of this year after agreeing a contract extension which will allow him to regain full fitness after his ankle injury.center_img The 27-year-old missed the majority of last season with the injury he suffered last November, which has required three operations, the most recent in May. He is expected to miss the first four months of next season, meaning he is unlikely to play for Ireland or Ulster prior to his new six-month contract expiring, but will instead look to complete his rehabilitation. last_img read more

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WHS Daily Bulletin: Brass Quartet, flute soloist get high ratings at State Music Festival

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments •Volleyball girls- Camp Forms, Fundraising forms and money need to be turned into the office. • Students in art, agriculture, business, construction and FACS classes are showcasing their work on Wednesday from 6 – 8 in the commons. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be drawings for cash prizes and food made by the students in culinary classes. And, don’t miss Kiss the Pig. •Help the Library create the ultimate young adult reading list by scanning the QR Codes on the flyers around the school. Let the Library know what books you want to read!  You can also go to: http://goo.gl/forms/yElq1CUx2b •BPA is holding a Kiss the Pig Contest to help raise money for Nationals in Anaheim California. There will be cans set up in Mrs. Case’s room and in the office. The person who has the most money will be kissing the pig at the 4th Annual CTE Showcase on April 29th. We encourage you to help us out and attend the showcase. •Seniors: You can turn in pictures for the Graduation video until May 1st. We will not accept any pictures after May 1st unless previous arrangements are made. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, April 27, 2015:Monday• Softball at WHS vs Buhler 4:30 p.m.• JV Tennis at WHS 3 p.m.• Senior InterviewsTuesday• Tennis at Augusta 3 p.m.• JV Tennis at Circle 3 p.m.• Senior Interviews• Drama BanquetWednesday• Senior Meeting- 10 a.m.• CTE Showcase• Senior InterviewsThursday• JV Tennis at Winfield 10 a.m.• JV Golf at Tex Consolver 1 p.m.• Baseball at WHS vs. Winfield 4 p.m.• Softball at WHS vs. Winfield 4:30 p.m.• Varsity Golf at Hesston Golf Park 1 p.m.• Senior InterviewsFriday• Track at WHS 3:15 p.m.• FFA BanquetSunday• Baccalaureate -2 at First United Methodist ChurchTODAY’S LUNCH: Taco Soup, Tortilla Chips, Fresh Broccoli, Chilled Pears, Snickerdoodle and Milk Tuesday’s  Lunch:   Crispito with Red Sauce, Romaine and Tomato, Golden Corn, Chilled Peaches, Cheesy Bread Stick and Milk. Today’s News•Money for International Thespian conference needs to be turned in this morning. RSVP’s for the drama banquet must be turned in today if you want to eat at the banquet tomorrow. Thespian Induction fees must be paid by no later than tomorrow.center_img •There will be a Driver’s Education meeting on April 29th at 3:15 p.m. at the Middle School in the Little Theatre.  Please stop by the office, or speak with Mr. Wilmoth for more information. •Congratulations to Shayna Templeton, Jaryn Lloyd, Austin Nefzger and Haley Farley for receiving a 2 (excellent) rating for the brass Quartet performance at the state music festival on Saturday. Also congratulations to Marisa Black for earning a 1 (superior) rating for her flute solo. Today is:National Babe Ruth DayNational Tell a Story DayNational Prime Rib DayFollow us on Twitter. •Seniors: Please plan on attending the Senior meeting on Wednesday, April 29th at 10 a.m. in the auditorium. You will receive information regarding Baccalaureate, marching practice, graduation and your checkout forms. •Senior Parents: If you are interested in purchasing a senior ad in the yearbook, contact Ms. Ford at ktfordatusd353.com.last_img read more

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Your Golf Travel announced as title sponsors of Brabazon Trophy

first_img13 May 2015 Your Golf Travel announced as title sponsors of Brabazon Trophy England Golf is delighted to announce that Your Golf Travel will be the title sponsor of its flagship men’s championship, the Brabazon Trophy.The agreement means that the 2015 champion will be re-presented with the trophy by Your Golf Travel ambassador, Lee Westwood.The Brabazon Trophy – the English men’s open amateur stroke play – is one of the majors of amateur golf and attracts entries from leading players around the world. This year it will be played at Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell) from 24-27 June.Your Golf Travel, the world’s largest golf travel company, are long-standing supporters of England Golf and its strategic plan. Raising Our Game aims to create a brighter future for the game, including creating more players, more members, stronger clubs and identifying and developing winning golfers.Andrew Harding, the co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Your Golf Travel, said: “We’re delighted to extend our relationship with England Golf to include title sponsorship of the Brabazon Trophy.“It is one of the premier events on the amateur calendar and we look forward to seeing some of the world’s best golfers take on Hollinwell in June. Additionally we’re also pleased to announce that Lee Westwood, Your Golf Travel ambassador, will present the trophy to the winner later in the year.”David Joy, the Chief Executive of England Golf, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Your Golf Travel as title sponsors of the Brabazon. We already work closely together to grow the game and this underlines our relationship and will help us to raise the profile both of the Brabazon Trophy and golf in England.”The field for the Brabazon is made up of exempt players and 60 who come through qualifying events. The southern qualifier was held this week and won by Ben Amor (Marlborough), a member of the England Golf A squad, who set a course record 65 at Liphook in Hampshire. The northern qualifier will be played on Tuesday at Clitheroe in Lancashire.Click here for more information about the Brabazon Trophy.Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

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Support for land beneficiaries

first_img18 February 2008South Africa and Belgium have developed a plan to provide crucial skills and access to resources to the beneficiaries – now numbering over 450 000 households – of South Africa’s land reform programme.The Department of Agriculture and Land Affairs, in collaboration with the Belgian Embassy in South Africa, will launch the plan, known as the settlement and implementation support (SIS) strategy, in Pretoria on Monday.With financial and technical support from the Belgian government, the department has developed the support strategy over two years, in a process that involved extensive consultation with land reform experts, researchers and consultants.The department believes the successful implementation of the strategy will make a huge contribution towards the sustainability of land reform in the country.Over 90% of claims settledBy August 2007, the Land Claims Commission had settled 93% of land claims lodged by claimants before the 31 December 1998 deadline. This represents a settlement of 74 559 of the 79 696 claims lodged.The commission is mandated to transfer 30% of commercial farm land to black beneficiaries by 2014, translating to about 25 million hectares of land.In October 2007, chief land claims commissioner Thozi Gwanya said the land that has been claimed by the government so far has cost the state close to R13-billion.To date, Gwanya said, 453 840 households have benefited from the restitution process, equating to some two million hectares of land that has been redistributed to claimants.Other land reform programmes, he said, have resulted in the transfer of a further two million hectares, pushing the final figure to four million hectares so far.“With regard to restitution, 80% of the claims lodged were urban claims,” Gwanya added. “We have settled urban claims financially to the value of about R5-billion.”Gwanya said there were 5 136 claims outstanding, of which most were rural claims. Of these, 73 cases were currently before the Land Claims Court.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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