Buffett Says Hunger and Conservation Are Related

first_imgMr. Buffett currently serves on the corporate boards of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., an investment holding company; Lindsay Corporation, a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of agricultural irrigation products; and Sloan Implement, a privately owned distributor of John Deere agricultural equipment. Mr. Buffett has served on the boards of Archer Daniels Midland Company, a leading global food processor; Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world; and ConAgra Foods, one of North America’s largest food service manufacturers and retail food suppliers. He serves or has served on numerous non profit boards. [audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/02/buffettwrap.mp3|titles=Buffett Says Hunger and Conservation Are Related] By Gary Truitt – Feb 6, 2012 Howard BuffettThe annual Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry drew a super bowl sized crowd to the State Fairgrounds on Saturday. The keynote speaker was Howard Buffett, President of the Howard G Buffett Foundation, an organization dedicated to solving hunger and promoting soil conservation.  In his remarks, he chastised farm groups for not making conservation a higher priority and urged the farmers  in attendance to donate the profits from 1 acre of their land to local food banks to help fight hunger. Buffett claimed that farmers were not doing enough to conserve soil and made a strong case for the use of cover crops as a way to hold the soil in place as well as to increase soil fertility and crop production. Buffett Says Hunger and Conservation Are Related He warned farmers that they have to get serious about soil and water conservation or the regulators will mandate changes that may not be good for agriculture. He said the settlement of the Chesapeake Bay case should serve as a wake-up call for Midwestern states.  Buffett said that 41% of all US watersheds drain into the Mississippi River, so those states will be prime targets for those who want to regulate agricultural production, “Farmers need to get better educated and quickly.  They will need to change the way they do some things.”  He urged farmers to be proactive and be part of the solution so that it will be something that is good for agriculture, “Otherwise we could lose the ability to use productive tools on our land.”  Buffett praised the work that Purdue is doing to give growers the tools they need to increase productivity and protect natural resources. SHARE Facebook Twitter About Howard Buffett center_img Howard G. Buffett grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and has been active in business, politics, philanthropy, agriculture, conservation and photography. He currently spends the majority of his time managing the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation. Mr. Buffett operates a 1,240-acre (502 ha) family farm in central Illinois, manages a 400-acre (162 ha) family-owned farm in eastern Nebraska, and oversees two foundation-operated research farms: 1,300 (526 ha) acres in Illinois and 9,200 acres (3,723 ha) in South Africa. Mr. Buffett has served in a number of public positions. In 1989, he was elected to the Douglas County Board of Commissioners in Nebraska, he has served on two Office of the United States Trade Representative committees, and as Chairman of the Nebraska Ethanol Authority and Development Board. Mr. Buffett also has served in senior executive positions at Archer Daniels Midland Company and the GSI Group. Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/02/buffettwrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS SHARE After his remarks, he told HAT the real solution to hunger is giving people the resources to feed themselves, “In the end, it s about jobs and having an economy that will allow individuals to support themselves; I mean you can’t give away anything forever.”  But, in the mean time, he said finding the federal funds to support the food stamp program and conservation programs is a must. He admitted that, ironically, increases in funding for food programs have come at the expense of funding for conservation programs. Buffett admitted finding support for both these program areas in Washington is difficult, “I have never seen the political landscape so polarized in my lifetime.” He said investing in conservation is investing in the future and that is hard as well in Washington these days, “We have to grow up and get over some of this stuff and figure out how we are going to fund the important things that government should fund.” He says two of those things include taking care of the less fortunate in our society and insuring agricultural production well into the future. Home News Feed Buffett Says Hunger and Conservation Are Related Facebook Twitter Previous articleEPA Questioned by Cattlemen on CAFO Reporting RuleNext articleBiodiesel Awards Presented Gary Truittlast_img read more

Adjunct Faculty – EMS

first_imgDescription/Job SummaryThe emergency medical technician instructor is responsible for:The course instructionAny interim or additional emergency medical technicianinstructors assisting with the courseRequired QualificationsMinimum QualificationsBe 21 years or olderHave a high school diploma or general education diploma (GED)verified by the sponsoring agencyHave 3 years experience in the emergency servicesPossess the ability to perform all tasks required for theteachingIs currently certified as an MICRB Level II emergency servicesinstructor who has successfully:Completed at least 12 hours of an emergency medical technicianinstructor skills development courseHas at least 3 consecutive years of experience as an emergencymedical technician or higherMaintains a Maryland EMS certification or licensed as anemergency medical technician or higherHas current knowledge of the Maryland Medical Protocols forEmergency Medical Services Providers*Please upload license or certifications under ‘Other Documents’*last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook8Tweet0Pin0My name is Abby, I am 6 ½ years old, and I love everyone and everything!  I enjoy walks, car rides, playing in the play yards with other dogs & volunteers!  I also like kids and cats. I am currently looking for a family that is willing to work with some of my environmental, climate, food allergies. I must find a family or person who lives in a warmer climate, either east of the mountains, or south. This climate would be ideal for me, and I would no longer suffer from the allergies. I am a yellow lab and will make the perfect companion and family member for years to come. I hope to meet you soon! Paws crossed and waiting!Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org, Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road. For more information, email us at [email protected]  or call the shelter at 360-432-3091.last_img

Bombers blast past J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsFreshman point guard Garrett Perry had a breakout game as the L.V. Rogers Bombers blasted the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks 76-44 in Kootenay High School Boy’s Basketball League action Thursday night at the Hangar.Perry checked in with 20 points, but it was his fine distribution of the ball that caught the attention of Bomber head coach Blair D’Andrea.“Garrett stepped up at the point guard position,” D’Andrea said. “He hasn’t been playing with a lot of confidence of late but tonight he distributed the ball well and hit a lot of his shots.”“He deserved the 20 points he got tonight,” he added.Bombers turned a close game early into an easy win, especially after struggling Tuesday against Mount Sentinel Wildcats.Jason D’Andrea led all scorers with 24 points, including three from three-point land. John Zak had 18 points before spraining an ankle.Maverick Seed was a force on the boards for LVR. Jesse Zak also left the game with an ankle injury.“I’m happy with my UN (United Nations) team on the bench,” D’Andrea said with a chuckle. “They (David Chen, Jae Tak and Leonard Batubura) all chipped in with valuable floor time.”LVR is idle until Feb. 4-5 when the Bombers host a four-team tournament. The event is combined with four girls teams.On the boy’s side are Mount Sentinel, Selkirk Storm of Kimberley and Kalamalka Lakers of [email protected]last_img read more

PSG see off Monaco to seal fifth straight League Cup

first_imgKylian Mbappe was a constant menace and perhaps the difference between the two sides, as his current team beat his former club for the second successive final after last year’s 4-1 victory.“Tonight there was a great Kylian on the other side, he was the difference in the game,” said Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim.“I think we played with the right attitude, always tried to look for a goal after the penalty.”The capital club’s win also extended their all-time record amount of League Cup crowns to eight and stretched their winning streak in domestic Cup competitions to 40 matches since a French Cup defeat by Montpellier in January 2014.The holders were awarded a spot-kick after only four minutes, as Polish centre-back Kamil Glik brought down Mbappe.After a three-minute wait for the decision to be confirmed by VAR, Cavani stepped up to beat Subasic and grab his 34th goal of the season.Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring during their French Ligue 3-0 victory over Monaco on March 31, 2018.Monaco responded well and Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans fired over after some quick build-up play.But PSG doubled their advantage in the 21st minute as Mbappe set Di Maria through on goal with a wonderful pass, and the Argentinian international fired a low shot under goalkeeper Subasic to score for the third League Cup final in a row.Rony Lopes wasted a golden opportunity for Monaco to halve the deficit as he chipped wide with only PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp to beat.Just seconds later it was Cavani’s turn to squander a magnificent chance, miskicking off target after Mbappe had laid the ball on a plate for him with the goal gaping.Trapp’s blushes were spared shortly afterwards, as after his error allowed a Radamel Falcao header to drop into the net, VAR ruled the goal out for offside.Jardim’s Monaco put up a much better fight than 12 months ago, and Portuguese winger Lopes came agonisingly close early in the second half when his curling effort flicked the top of the crossbar.Mbappe, who joined PSG from Monaco in a 180-million-euro deal last year, continued to look dangerous but proved wasteful in front of goal as he prodded past the post just two minutes after Subasic had saved at his feet.But the 19-year-old continued to create opportunities, and it was his jinking run which ended with Cavani slotting into the corner.The striker has now scored eight goals in French League Cup finals, after previous doubles in 2014, 2015 and last year.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint Germain players celebrate after winning the French Ligue One with a 3-0 win over Monaco on March 31, 2018.BORDEAUX, France, Apr 1- Paris Saint-Germain claimed their fifth consecutive French League Cup title as an Edinson Cavani double helped them ease to a 3-0 victory over Monaco in Saturday’s final at Bordeaux.The Uruguayan gave PSG an eighth-minute lead from the penalty spot after a lengthy delay for a video assistant referee review, before Angel Di Maria beat Danijel Subasic at his near post to make it two and Cavani completed the scoring late on.last_img read more


first_imgA new trial date has been set for a former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the abduction and stabbing death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa.Trial for 24-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera will take place on September 3rd in the Poweshiek County courthouse in Montezuma.The trial had been set for April 16th but defense attorneys said they needed more time to go through a massive investigation file from prosecutors.Rivera is charged in the killing of Tibbetts, a University of Iowa student who disappeared while out for a run July 18 in Brooklyn, Iowa.Investigators recovered her body a month later in a cornfield.A medical examiner has said Tibbetts was stabbed to death.Rivera is a Mexican national who has been accused of being in the country illegally.He worked at a dairy farm a few miles from where Tibbetts disappeared.last_img

Mike Gundy Refuses to Acknowledge OSU as a Two-Loss Team

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Oklahoma State moved to 5-2 on the season after a 44-20 road victory against the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, but don’t tell Mike Gundy his team has two losses.The Cowboys suffered their first “loss” of the season in a home contest against the Central Michigan Chippewas, who were incorrectly awarded an untimed down that ultimately resulted in a hail mary touchdown.Even though all 10 officials were suspended and the outcome wasn’t reversed, it doesn’t mean that Mike Gundy has to acknowledge it. Here’s the exchange that took place in his press conference with a reporter on Monday:Reporter: “Do you, particularly this is a game that can really raise your season Mike, after two losses.”Mike Gundy: “One loss.”Reporter: “One you shouldn’t have won, and one you didn’t win.”Mike Gundy: “That’s right, one loss.”Here’s the full video on the exchange below:last_img read more

Mudslides isolate 300 tourists in Alaska national park

first_imgDenali National Park: Three hundred tourists are stranded in a national park in Alaska after heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from a culvert to damage a road. The superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve closed Denali Park Road to all traffic at mile 30 on Friday. The road is the only one inside the vast park. The National Park Service said in a news release it anticipates reopening the road Saturday. The park service says officials are working to ensure the safety and comfort of those effected. Shuttle buses are gathering people at the Toklat Rest Area temporarily while road crews continue to address hazard areas. Similar debris flows led to daylong traffic restrictions last week. Continued heavy rains since kept the road and surrounding tundra saturated with water. (AP)last_img

Alberta politicians rejoice over Court decision against the provinces bitumen shipment restrictions

first_imgVANCOUVER – The B.C. Court of Appeal says the province cannot restrict oil shipments through its borders, in a decision that marks a win for the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.#BREAKING Unconstitutional: In a unanimous decision by the B.C. Court of Appeal, a panel of judges has ruled B.C. cannot move ahead with a law to allow it to control the flow of heavy oil moving through its borders. #cdnpoli #bcpoli— Martin MacMahon (@martinmacmahon) May 24, 2019The province filed a constitutional reference question to the court that asked whether it had the authority to create a permitting regime for companies that wished to increase their flow of diluted bitumen.A five-judge Appeal Court panel agreed unanimously that B.C.’s proposed legislation was not constitutional because it interferes with the federal government’s exclusive jurisdiction over interprovincial pipelines.The news is welcome to Alberta politicians who fought this proposed law when it was introduced.“When the B.C. government threatened to block our oil, we used the wine ban to force them to court,” said NDP leader Rachel Notley. “We worked hard to talk directly to British Columbians about the importance of Canada’s energy industry and today, the majority are in support of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The case for the pipeline just got stronger and investor certainty in Alberta along with it. Turns out BC’s toolbox was more Fisher Price than DeWalt.”Premier Jason Kenney also responded, calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to push the pipeline project forwardIt’s official: Courts have unanimously ruled that B.C. has no authority to ban Alberta oil in a [email protected], it’s time for you to do the right thing. Stand up for Alberta and all of Canada and build #TMX, now. pic.twitter.com/uhePPNx0qd— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) May 24, 2019last_img read more