With just a few legislative working days remaining in 2013, the likelihood of a new farm bill is waning, leaving farmers in limbo once again, a Purdue Extension farm policy expert says. The Farm Bill Conference Committee, composed of congressional representatives from the Senate and House, has been working since October but as yet has failed to agree on what should be in the bill. House Speaker John Boehner has said that his chamber will recess Friday (Dec. 13) until the new year. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Dec 9, 2013 Previous articleWTO Ministerial Agreement Gateway to World Ag Trade ReformNext articleEthanol Group to Host RFS Comment Webinar Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter The rapidly approaching deadline could mean legislators would again extend the five-year 2008 farm bill – either for the short term or long run. They previously extended it for one year, and that extension expired Sept. 30.”Extensions of the 2008 farm bill ranging from one month to two years have been discussed,” Keeney said. “The shorter is far more likely as a stopgap to allow the farm bill conference committee to finalize its report and present it to the chambers to vote.” Such an extension would prevent the jump in dairy prices until a new, long-term bill could be passed.What the extension wouldn’t do is give farmers any more certainty about what farm regulations will entail in coming years. “As we close out the year, it seems that the most farm and agribusiness decision-makers can hope for before the end of the year is continued signs of progress and a declared timeline for the conference committee to finish its work in early 2014,” Keeney said. “Farmers already will be making their planting decisions for the 2014 crop with the uncertainty of markets and weather. The odds would seem to favor that those unknowns will be compounded by the uncertainty of the regulations and support mechanisms that govern the agricultural economy via the farm bill – just as they were for the 2013 crop year.” SHARE Lack of Farm Bill Leaves Farmers to face Uncertainty in 2014 According to Keeney, a new farm bill passed quickly in 2014 would necessarily be closer to the Senate version, which includes smaller reductions in nutrition assistance and a greater reliance on historical planting for determining subsidy payments. The Obama administration has declared a preference for the Senate version and would likely threaten a veto to any law that reduced nutrition spending by more than $1 billion per year. While public statements indicate that progress is being made toward resolution and passage, Keeney cautioned that this Congress has been difficult to gauge. “After a fall session that included a government shutdown over failures in budget negotiations, we can’t assume that entrenched positions on reducing spending in the farm bill have softened and that the bill will move smoothly to passage – especially with Congress set to renew the debate over the budget and debt ceiling in mid-January,” he said. Facebook Twitter The Senate and the House have each passed their own vastly different versions. Dairy support programs, the subsidy payment basis and nutrition assistance have been the most heavily debated issues. “With the start of fiscal year 2014 on Oct. 1, authorization for previous farm legislation written in 2008 has already lapsed, triggering a reversion to farm subsidy laws first enacted in the mid-20th century,” said Roman Keeney, an associate professor of agricultural economics. “With the 2013 crop just harvested being the last that is subject to the 2008 law, farmers are left making plans for their 2014 crops with uncertainty about the rules and regulations that will govern the farm commodity system.” But farmers won’t be the only ones affected by a lapse in farm policy. With no farm bill before Jan. 1, milk procurement prices could double. According to Keeney, that could sharply increase dairy product prices at the grocery store within just a month. Home Indiana Agriculture News Lack of Farm Bill Leaves Farmers to face Uncertainty in 2014
NewsIt’s all about healthy eatingBy admin – May 26, 2011 611 So here’s a few tips to get the kids in the kitchen Start them young with simple, fun tasks. Let them do messy things, decorate and be artistic, begin their own recipe file of things they like to make and eat. To help them get started you may want to invest in a sturdy stool to raise them to a safe level when small.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Remember to include food safety lessons – the importance of washing hands, bacteria in uncooked foods, very hot surfaces and saucepans, handles should always be turned in, knives are sharp etc.Get some colourful mixing bowls and utensils – child size if you can, and don’t forget an apron – every serious cook needs one!Don’t try to avoid a mess otherwise you will become frustrated – just accept that they will make a mess and that it can be cleaned up easily afterwards!Start with easy recipes and progress onto more advanced ones as their skills develop – don’t expect a three course meal on the first day of cooking with your kids.Teach them to clean up as they go along, and to keep their work surface organised.Patience is the order of the day, just take your time, guide them along the way, supervise weighing and measuring until you are sure they have got it right, and give them plenty of positive encouragement and praise no matter what the end product turns out like! Email Facebook Twitter Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin Print Previous articleParmigiano-Reggiano Savoury SnapsNext articleLee challenges Vera to rematch admin
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead continued their run of east coast shows as part of the Dead-inspired jam band’s ongoing 2019 winter tour with a sold-out performance at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ on Friday. The performance provided fans with a mix of Dead favorites, an abundance of teases, a Springsteen cover, and a special guest sit-in from notable multi-instrumentalist, Stuart Bogie.The night’s opening set saw the band get the show going with “Mama Tried”, and continued with “Brown Eyed Women” featuring a tease of “Tennessee Jed” from pianist Marco Benevento on the latter. The set continued with the band transitioning into “Good Lovin’”, which included a tease of John Coltrane‘s “Love Supreme” from pianist Marco Benevento. The show kept rolling with “The Wheel”, followed by a performance of “He’s Gone” with another “Tennessee Jed” tease. The band closed the first half of the show with a lively rendition of “Jack Straw”.The quintet returned to the stage to open up their second set by immediately diving into “Truckin” with a “New Speedway Boogie” tease courtesy of guitarist Tom Hamilton. The band continued right into a jam themed around “Born Cross-Eyed”, which transitioned into “Viola Lee Blues” with Scott Metzger providing another tease of “Good Lovin’” from earlier in the show. Metzger then took the sold-out theater into a rendition of “Throwing Stones” before the band jammed their way through the Bob Weir-sung tune. Following “Stones”, JRAD kept the second half energy going with a mix of “Row Jimmy” and “Estimated Prophet”, before closing out with “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo”, which consisted of more Dead teases of “Tennessee Jed” and “Crazy Fingers”.The band returned for a two-song encore starting with “Box of Rain” in honor of Dead bassist Phil Lesh‘s 79th birthday on Friday, before reviving their cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born To Run” for the first time since April 2017. The latter even saw the band welcoming out Stuart Bogie to play some sax on their version of the Springsteen classic.Fans can check out some of the photos from Friday’s sold-out show in the gallery below, courtesy of Ken Spielman.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead continue their winter run with a sold-out show at Masonic Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday night. Fans can head to the band’s website for ticket and tour info.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Wellmont Theater | Montclair, NJ | 3/15/2019Set One: Mama Tried, Brown Eyed Women @ -> Good Lovin’ (The Rascals cover) # -> The Wheel -> He’s Gone $ -> Jack StrawSet Two: Truckin % -> Born Cross-Eyed Jam -> Viola Lee Blues ^ > Throwing Stones -> Jam -> Throwing Stones Reprise, Row Jimmy, Estimated Prophet * > Mississippi Half Step +Encore: Box Of Rain @@, Born To Run (Bruce Springsteen cover) ##Show Notes:@ Tennessee Jed Tease (MB) & a He’s Gone Jam# “Love Supreme” (John Coltrane) Tease (MB)$ “Tennessee Jed” Tease (TH)% “New Speedway” Tease (TH)^ “Good Lovin’” (The Rascals) Tease (SM)& “Terrapin Station” Tease (TH)* “Lost Sailor” Teases (Band), and a “Terrapin” Tease (TH)+ “Tennessee Jed” Tease (SM) and a “Crazy Fingers” Tease (Band)@@ Dedicated to Phil Lesh by JR on Phil’s Birthday## w/ Stuart Bogie on Sax, with the house lights on, Not Played By Almost Dead since 2017-04-29, 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, CO, a gap of 79 ShowsJoe Russo’s Almost Dead | Wellmont Theater | Montclair, NJ | 3/15/2019 | Photos: Ken Spielman Load remaining images
Okagbare whose season is gradually gathering momentum to peak at the Rio2016 Games two days ago at the Sóstói Stadion in Budapest, Hungary ducked inside 11 seconds for the first time this 2016. The time was aided by a massive 2.6 metres per second tail wind which makes it illegal for record purposes.It no doubt is heartwarming to athletics officials in the country even though her season’s best remains the 11.02 seconds she ran in Sapele last week to win her seventh 100m title at the All Nigeria Athletics Championships.Double Commonwealth Games triple jump champion, Tosin Oke is Nigeria’s lone flag bearer at the London Meet.He is one of only 14 athletes that have hit and gone beyond 17.00m so far this season confirmed for the event at the event.A look at the schedule of the athletics events of the Rio2016 also showed Okagbare may be forced to choose between competing in either the long jump or 200m events to avoid a repetition of the stress that made her miss the podium at the 2013 IAAF World Championship in Moscow, Russia.Okagbare won a silver in the long jump event and failed to fulfill expectations in the blue ribband event, finishing sixth (11.04 seconds) in the 100m final.She is listed by the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) for three individual events and the 4x100m relays at the Games.But the timetable of Rio2016 revealed that both the long jump and 200m events will start on the same day.The 200m semi-final and the qualification jumps for the long jump final will both come up on the evening of August 16 (Day 5 of the athletics events) while the finals for both events will be held the next evening, August 17.Meanwhile, Stephen Mozia on Monday in Andújar, a Spanish municipality in the province of Jaén, in Andalusia improved the national shot put record for the second time this year.Mozia, the Cornel University, USA Engineering graduate threw a distance of 20.82m, nine centimetre above the 20.73m record he set in Lexington, Kentucky, USA on May 7.The two-time Nigeria champion in the shot put came into national reckoning in 2014 when, as a student in the USA he broke Chima Ugwu’s 20.26m national record set on July 22, 2000 in Lagos.He first put a distance of 20.38m on May 29, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA before improving it to 20.46m on June 11.That same year he rewrote the national shot put indoor record with a throw of 20.79m and this year, January 30 to be precise in Nashville, Tennessee in the USA became the first Nigerian to hit the 21m mark when he improved his national record to 21.11mA former American junior international, Mozia changed allegiance to Nigeria in 2014, just in time for him to compete at the IAAF World Indoor Championships at the Sopot Arena in Poland where he failed to make the final.He returned to the World Indoor Championships arena this year at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, USA and ended up in 12th place.Last month he won a pair of bronze medals in the shot put and discus events at the 20th African Championships in Athletics in Durban, South Africa.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram * Mozia Sets New National Shot Put RecordNigeria’s sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor will be conspicuously absent when top athletes file out at this weekend’s money spinning London Diamond League.The provisional entry list of athletes for the meet released on Monday showed that Okagbare who ran her fastest ever 100m race of 10.79 at the meet to set a new continental record three years ago was missing.