Indiana Harvest Off to a Good Start with Dry Weather

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Harvest Off to a Good Start with Dry Weather Indiana Harvest Off to a Good Start with Dry Weather Previous articleTV Ads urges Congress to act on RVP legislationNext articleSouthern Indiana Corn Dying Prematurely Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Mild weather patterns allowed harvest to progress and farmers to begin planting cover crops, according to Greg Matli, Indiana State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Temperatures across the State remained above average for the week, which helped to dry out the fields somewhat. The statewide average temperature was 70.3 degrees, 4.1 degrees above normal.Spotty rain showers came in over the weekend, slowing harvest down in areas that received increased precipitation. Statewide precipitation averaged 1.01 inches, above average by 0.26 inches. There were 5.1 days available for fieldwork for the week ending September 18, up 0.6 days from the previous week.The warm temperatures and moderate rainfall has kept most pastures lush. Those that had previously flooded from excess moisture remained saturated, but growers expect it to be in good condition through fall. Cutting and baling of hay and alfalfa has begun to wind down. Winter wheat planting progress continued to be slow as farmers get the beans off the fields.Corn matured was 48% complete in the North, 60% in Central and 65% in the South. Corn harvested for grain was 3% complete in the North, 6% in Central, and 17% in the South. Corn harvested for silage was 74% complete in the North, 63% in Central, and 75% in the South. Corn harvest continues to make slow progress, partially due to the humid conditions keeping the moisture content above the optimal level.Some farmers have reported white mold and diplodia ear rot. Corn rated in good to excellent condition was 74% in the North, 78% in Central, and 63% in the South.Soybeans dropping leaves were 49% complete in the North, 51% in Central, and 29% in the South. Soybeans were 3% harvested in the North, 2% in Central, and 1% in the South. Harvest is just beginning throughout the state for beans. Farmers have reported that many fields continue to have high weed pressure, which has led to lodging and an increased risk for mold. Soybeans rated in good to excellent condition was 78% in the North, 79% in Central, and 64% in the South. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Sep 20, 2016 last_img read more

Andrew Rannells & Lena Hall Go Glam in New Hedwig Portrait from Squigs

first_img Lena Hall Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 The Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch continues to tear down walls at the Belasco Theatre, but there’s a new sugar daddy satisfying our sweet tooth: stage and screen star Andrew Rannells. Resident Artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson stopped by a recent performance to catch the Tony nominee wigging out, and penned this sketch of the new star alongside Tony winner Lena Hall as Yitzhak. Take a look out Squigs’ latest work of art, then catch Rannells and Hall for yourself in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco Theatre. Star Files Hedwig and the Angry Inch View Comments Related Shows Andrew Rannells About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.last_img read more

Italians consign England to fourth place in Scotland

first_img Despite having high hopes of winning the European Boys Team Championships for the first time in a decade, England’s youngsters lost their third-place match 4½ – 2½ to Italy at Murcar Links in Scotland. After losing both morning foursomes, the young England team had a hill to climb but only Jack Singh Brar and Marco Penge won their singles while Ashton Turner secured a half in the bottom game. Turner and Harry Ellis were always up against it against Federico Zucchetti and Lorenzo Scalise in the first foursomes and eventually went down 4 and 3 but Bradley Moore and Singh Brar took Renato Paratore and Guido Migliozzi to the final green before bowing out by 1 hole. Migliozzi added to England’s agony by taking the top single 2 and 1 against Adam Chapman, which meant Italy needed just one more win for overall victory. But England were not going down without a fight and Singh Brar got home 2 and 1 against Paratore while Penge edged home by 1 hole over Teodoro Soldati. However, Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli secured Italy’s vital point when he beat Moore by 1 hole, while the bottom game between Zucchetti and Turner was halved. 13 Jul 2013 Italians consign England to fourth place in Scotland last_img read more

Bottoms, Saunders lead girls to win over Westinghouse

first_imgAllderdice got down by six at halftime and their coach, Dave Walchesky, expressed displeasure in the way his team played in the first half.“In staging a comeback, we knew we would have to trust our leaders,” he said. “That was the worst half that we’d played all year. I think it was nerves. We weren’t finishing with passes and shots. After a while, it just looked like we were spinning our wheels out there.”Bottom realized when the second half came she would have to lead her team to the crown.“My dad was sitting in the first row and all I could hear was what he was saying, after a while,” Bottoms said. “There were so many people and it made us so nervous. But it was when I made a couple of plays in the third quarter that helped me realize what was at stake and I wouldn’t go down without a fight.”Shanese Nelson’s 14 points led the Bulldogs who are no stranger to the championship. Their coach, Phyllis Jones, has been to more consecutive title games than any active coach in the league. She was unavailable for comment.(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected]) DRIVING UPCOURT—Allderdice’s Janay Bottoms drives upcourt against Kayla Key of Westinghouse. Bottoms scored 12 points to lead the Lady Dragons to a 38-34 win over the Lady Bulldogs in the City League championship game at Peabody. by Malik VincentFor New Pittsburgh Courier Allderdice came out and preserved their unmarked 17-0 City League record to claim their second-straight title over Westinghouse, 38-34, on Saturday.They were led by Janay Bottom’s 12 points, while Lanise Sanders and Sydnee Abernathy each added nine for the Dragons.last_img read more

Fyfe rescues Nelson as Leafs edge Rebels 3-2.

first_imgThe Leafs out shot the Rebels 41-21 making a winner out of netminder Patrick Ostermann.Nelson, improving to 7-5 on the season and 4-2 in October, moves to within four points of second-place Castlegar in Murdoch Division standings.Beaver Valley is tied with Castlegar for the lead in the Murdoch Division, but the Rebels have played one more game.The Leafs return home to host Grand Forks Border Bruins Friday at the NDCC Arena.Puck drop is 7 p.m.Sunday, North Okanagan Knights invade the NDCC Arena for a 2:30 p.m. contest.Castlegar host North Okanagan Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Complex Arena. Tyler Fyfe had a goal and an assist to lead the Nelson Leafs to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Castlegar Rebels in Murdoch Division action Wednesday night in the Sunflower City.Fyfe, who came to the Leafs late last season, scored the winning goal unassisted with just over two minutes remaining in the third period.Nicholas Ketola and Rayce Miller also scored for the Leafs, which led 1-0 after one period.Tayden Woods and Nick Headrick replied for the Rebels.last_img read more


first_imgBOUNDARY WARSTHE boundary dispute between Letterkenny Gaels and St Eunan’s is to be debated at Letterkenny Council next week. Cllr Tadgh Culbert has put forward a motion calling on “all relevant clubs and all administrators to desist from dividing a community we have all worked so hard to build.”FINE APPEAL Glenswilly and Naomh Conaill GAA clubs are to appeal €2,500 fines imposed by the CCC are a fight involving players in July. Two Naomh Conaill players were also banned from playing for eight weeks.CRIME WAVEBurglaries in Letterkenny are up 34 per cent on last year, new figures show. However less than one in five are solved.BOXING CONCERN Concerns are being expressed about ‘white collar’ boxing bouts, amid fears someone may be seriously hurt. A 28-year-old man ended up in hospital for two nights last weekend after being knocked out in a charity bout at the Milford Inn.FIREWORKSGardai have issued their annual warning about the illegal use of fireworks.LARKIN POINTS THE FINGER!Cllr Dessie Larkin has welcomed a reduction in the fee paid by businesses to erect ‘finger signs’. Council will now charge €50 instead of the previous €650. GARDA STATIONS CLOSEDCllr PJ Blake insists many rural Garda stations are ‘practically closed anyway’ saying the part-time nature of some of them should never have been allowed to happen.DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF…DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF…DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF was last modified: October 6th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ausport Online

first_imgAttached is Ausport Online, the Australian Sports Commission’s monthly newsletter that keeps you up to date with all of the latest news and events in Australian sport.Touch Football Australia’s Technical Coordinator Tara Steel is even quoted about her involvement in the ASC Coaching and Officiating Workshop.Related Filesausport_online-pdflast_img

Conservatives cut 127 million from onreserve housing Liberals

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA—The Conservative government has cut $127 million from First Nations reserve housing since 2008, the Liberals charged in the House of Commons Tuesday.Toronto Liberal MP and Aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett said the latest government numbers show that money invested for First Nations reserve housing is hundreds of millions of dollars below 2008 levels.“How can the minister defend that yesterday’s budget cuts funding to Aboriginal housing by $127 million below budget 2008, before the(Economic Action Plan),” said Bennett, referring to the government’s stimulus program. “Where is the concerted action?”Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan appeared to have been caught off guard by the question and had no specific response.“Our government is building on its impressive record in major investments and unprecedented collaboration with Aboriginals to increase educational outcomes for First Nations children and to address priority areas such as water and waste water infrastructure,” said Duncan.Former Liberal leader and Quebec Liberal MP Stephane Dion then discarded his planned question and pounced on Duncan, demanding an answer.“Could the minister respond to the question?” said Dion.Duncan simply repeated some of the highlights in the budget, including funding to help First Nations bands manage reserve lands, deal with the division of on-reserve assets following divorces or deaths, and investments to complete the last leg of the Dempster Highway in the Northwest Territories.“It got good reviews from the national Aboriginal leaders and that’s good for Canadians,” said Duncan.Duncan’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comments on the Liberal’s claim.Bennett said in a separate interview that the cut is based on Public Accounts numbers from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for spending on-reserve housing.The numbers showed that CMHC spent $282.325 million in 2008-2009, and $156.340 million in 2011-2012.Bennett said the spending may have gone up during the government’s Economic Action Plan stimulus spending, but the latest numbers show that on-reserve housing has been hit with a cut.She said it was surprising Duncan couldn’t respond to the claim.“He has to defend what he thinks is more important than housing on-reserve and why money got stolen from there and moved somewhere else,” said Bennett. “I hope they understand that we are serious and if he can explain it, great.”last_img read more

GE slashes dividend takes 22 billion charge in 3Q

first_imgGeneral Electric slashed its quarterly dividend and announced it will restructure its power business, as the industrial conglomerate struggles with sagging profits and a spate of bad news.The company announced a $22 billion charge in its power division and swung to a third-quarter loss that was bigger than most industry analysts had expected.The company on Tuesday cut its dividend to a penny, from 12 cents per share, a move that could hurt individual investors who rely on income from dividends.But cutting the dividend will allow the company to keep about $3.9 billion in cash each year, the company said.“It has become clear to us that we need to simplify the business structure,” said GE CEO Larry Culp in a conference call with investors.“GE has considerable strengths. The talent here is real. The technology is special. And the global reach of the GE brand and our global relationships are truly impressive. But GE needs to change. Our team knows this,” said Culp, who last month replaced John Flannery as CEO after only a year on the job.The Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice are both investigating GE’s $22 billion write-down, said GE Chief Financial Officer Jamie Miller, adding to ongoing investigations into previous problems at GE. The SEC was already looking into how GE took a $15 billion hit after a subsidiary, North American Life & Health, miscalculated the cost for the care of people who lived longer than projected. And the company said in February that the Justice Department may take action in connection to an investigation into GE’s subprime mortgage loans business.Miller said the $22 billion charge was largely the result of GE’s acquisition of Alstom. GE bought the French company’s power and grid business in 2015 just before the gas turbine market peaked.“This team’s been through a lot the last several years,” Culp said. “The company perhaps doesn’t enjoy the reputation in certain corners that we once did. But people here are committed to embracing that reality and changing it.”The company said it is splitting its power business into two separate divisions: a gas-focused division that combines its gas product and services groups and a second unit that will include steam, grid solutions, nuclear and power conversion.“This is a good opportunity for us to frankly manage this franchise better than we have,” Culp said.The planned split could indicate that GE is considering spinning off all but the gas-related parts of its power business, said Josh Aguilar, equity analyst at Morningstar.“It still has a future,” Aguilar said of GE’s core gas turbine business. “It helps with the intermittency with renewables.”On the dividend cut, the only surprise was that GE kept it at all, Aguilar said, but “unfortunately sometimes you have to go through some short term pain for some short term gain.”GE had been paying a dividend of 12 cents since December 2017, when it was cut from 24 cents, according to FactSet. Before that, former CEO Jeffrey Immelt cut the dividend from 31 cents to 10 cents in 2009, which was the first time the company had reduced its dividend in decades.For the period ended Sept. 30, GE lost $22.8 million, or $2.63 per share. A year earlier the Boston company earned $1.3 million, or 16 cents per share.Excluding the $22 billion charge tied to its power business and other items, earnings were 14 cents per share, which was 7 cents short of expectations, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research.Revenue declined to $29.57 billion from $30.66 billion, which was also short of expectations.GE will likely miss its full-year earnings targets due to problems with the power division, Miller said.In morning trading, GE shares added a dime to $11.26._____Elements of this story were generated by Automated Insights ( using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on GE at read more

Proposed changes on Medicare drugs but would costs go down

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Trump administration is proposing changes to Medicare’s prescription drug benefit that would affect people’s costs over the next few years.Officials say their goal is to lower costs and modernize Medicare, the government health insurance program that covers about 60 million seniors and disabled people. Some proposals could create winners and losers among seniors, insurers, middlemen and drugmakers.The changes include more leeway for insurers to exclude a specific drug in Medicare’s six “protected classes” of medications. Also, use of e-prescribing would grow.And insurers could require “step therapy” for drugs given in a doctor’s office, which means patients first have to try a lower-cost drug.The administration also wants changes to Medicare rules so rebates from drugmakers get passed on to beneficiaries at the pharmacy.Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Presslast_img read more