Corn Growers Applauds Senate Passage of WRRDA, Urges Presidential Action

first_img SHARE By Gary Truitt – May 22, 2014 SHARE Facebook Twitter NCGA also hopes Congress will soon address a proposed increase to the diesel fuel user fee which would provide additional revenue to the Inland Waterways Trust Fund. By increasing this tax between six and nine cents per gallon of fuel, the industries using the waterways would be able to provide needed funds for the improvement and maintenance of the infrastructure on which they rely. For additional information on the content of the bill, click here. Home Indiana Agriculture News Corn Growers Applauds Senate Passage of WRRDA, Urges Presidential Action NCGA specifically thanks the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, notably Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Ranking Member David Vitter (R-Okla.), for bringing this negotiated bill to the floor of the Senate and for working to ensure its passage. Corn Growers Applauds Senate Passage of WRRDA, Urges Presidential Action The National Corn Growers Association praised the U.S. Senate for its vote today passing the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 with a 91-to-7 vote. Now, NCGA urges the President to sign this final reauthorization bill into law and thus improve the reliability and efficiency of the U.S. inland waterways system. “Today, our representatives in the Senate took a concrete step toward repairing and improving our inland waterways through a vote that again showed overwhelming bipartisan approval for WRRDA,” said NCGA President Martin Barbre. “We must improve our infrastructure, and we must do it now. Our locks and dams transport our cargoes today but were built in the 1920s and 1930s to accommodate far smaller loads and far less river traffic. For farmers in particular, it is crucial as more than 60 percent of the nation’s grain exports are transported by barge. The need is urgent; U.S. farmers and businesses rely upon this transportation channel to create economic opportunities at home and supply markets abroad.” Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndy 500 Rookies Appreciate Milk and Other Traditions at IMSNext articleNCBA Opposes President Obama’s Land Grab Gary Truittlast_img read more

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles To Preach The Gospel Of Love On New Year’s Eve

first_imgThe soulful funk outfit Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles have had an exciting year worth celebrating, and will close out 2018 on a strong note later this month with a New Year’s Eve performance at Cervantes’ Other Side in Denver, CO.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Share In-The-Round Live Video Of “Trade It All” [Pro-Shot]The seven-piece ensemble, including church-reared Hammond organ virtuoso Cory Henry, Nicholas Semrad (synthesizer), Adam Agati (guitar), Taron Locket (drums), Sharay Reed (bass), Denise Stoudmire (vocals), and Tiffany Stevenson (vocals), are no strangers to the road, having toured together throughout the U.S. and internationally, hitting festivals such as Brooklyn Comes Alive, Indy Jazz Festival, SF Jazz, Montreux Jazz Festival, Okeechobee, Electric Forest, North Sea Jazz, Love Supreme Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, and more.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Bring Their Soulful Revelry To NPR’s Tiny Desk [Watch]Earlier this year, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles released their first full-length EP Art Of Love. Recorded in Henry’s hometown of Brooklyn, NY, Art Of Love was tracked live to capture the incomparable energy of The Funk Apostles’ live shows and to channel the warm analog vibes of the 1970s. Henry’s unparalleled artistic design shines brightly on Art Of Love, as the musical Jedi both composed and produced the album’s intricate arrangements. That’s not to say that the album is lacking a live aesthetic, as The Funk Apostles worked with minimal rehearsal and several tracks are first-take recordings.Regarding his recent recording process, Cory Henry expressed,The human voice is so powerful. When I’m singing, it’s like this extra way of connecting and communicating with people beyond what I can do just playing the organ. I’m able to convey these messages that are really important and meaningful to me through my words. Being front and center like this every night, it’s a challenge, but I’m up for it.Check out the recently released pro-shot video of Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles’ in-the-round arrangement of “Trade It All”, from Art of Love, at Hollywood, California’s Sayers Club back in early October for a glimpse into the group’s infectious energy.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles – “Trade It All” – Live From Sayers Club[Video: Cory Henry]Also in October, Henry and his Apostles released the video for their three-song performance at NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, which featured “Love Will Find A Way”; the opening track from their 2018 EP, Art of Love; and the EP’s closing track, “Send Me A Sign”. The entire performance, like any Cory Henry performance, feels spiritually invigorating.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles – NPR Tiny Desk Concert[Video: NPR Music]Do not miss this chance to see Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles live on New Year’s Eve in Colorado. For ticketing and more information on Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles’ upcoming Cervantes’ New Year’s Eve show, head to the event page here.For a chance to win two tickets to Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles’ upcoming NYE show, enter the contest below:last_img read more

Syracuse to retire career sacks leader Tim Green’s No. 72 as he fights ALS

first_img Related News “I humbly accept this great honor not on behalf of myself but on behalf of Coach Mac (Syracuse coaching legend Dick MacPherson), his entire coaching staff, including strength coach Mike Woicik, my teammates and of course — George O’Leary,” Green said, referring to the former Syracuse assistant.”Without them, any success I had on the football field would not have been possible. “I also want my fellow Syracuse Orange fans to know how much I have enjoyed their kindness and support through the years. This recognition is especially sweet because it comes during another era of rebirth to greatness for the SU football program. I want to thank John Wildhack and the current administration for this incredible tribute.” Green, who is Syracuse’s all-time sacks leader, revealed in November he is battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He has a slow-progressing version of the disease and has started a foundation called Tackle ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital for research on ALS.”Tim’s courage and optimism in dealing with ALS is truly inspiring,” Wildhack said. “It is only fitting that a person of his achievement be celebrated at one of the most-anticipated home games in recent history.” During his time at Syracuse (1982-85), Green recorded 45.5 sacks and 341 career tackles, the most for a lineman in school history. He played eight seasons in the NFL with the Falcons.center_img Syracuse legend Tim Green will be honored next season with the retirement of his No. 72 jersey.Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack made the announcement Tuesday and said the ceremony will be Sept. 14, which is the school’s home opener against Clemson. Syracuse football icon Tim Green reveals he has ALSlast_img read more