Vilwock Discusses New Farm Bureau Farm Bill Plan

first_img Previous articleCorn Seeding Rate among Growers’ Tough DecisionsNext articleA Busy Tuesday for Crop Insurance Promotion Gary Truitt Listen to the interview with Don VilwockInterview with Don Vilwock on Farm Bill Plan Vilwock hopes this proposal will jumpstart the Farm Bill debate and will spur Congress into taking action on farm policy.   AFBF farm policy specialist Mary Kay Thatcher says it will still be difficult to get Congress to act on a Farm Bill, “I think it’s incredibly important that we get it done this year. We talked last year about the fact that it was going to be a whole lot more difficult, and indeed it is. We just have less money to be able to spend.” Vilwock Discusses New Farm Bureau Farm Bill Plan SHARE By Gary Truitt – Apr 9, 2013 Facebook Twitter SHARE Vilwock Discusses New Farm Bureau Farm Bill Plan Thatcher says getting the Farm Bill done with an adequate safety net for the nation’s farmers is good for the nation’s consumers and taxpayers, too. She stated, “Farmers and ranchers are putting in hundreds of dollars of inputs into every acre of land and they don’t know what the weather is going to be. So they have to have a good insurance program to make sure that they’re not putting in hundreds of dollars per acre investment and potentially getting nothing out of it like we had the drought that came through last year. Most people in the country will also tell you that they care where their food comes from. They’re worried is the food that they’re eating from foreign countries as safe as it is here. And unfortunately we’re only able to inspect about 1 percent of the products that come in from overseas and so we really don’t know that indeed we are ensuring that. Most consumers would like to buy local, would like to have family-sized farmers viable and in this country.” Facebook Twitter Don Vilwock,The board of the nation’s largest general farm organization has sent a Farm Bill proposal up to Capitol Hill.  The American Farm Bureau plan could be a big help to House and Senate agriculture committees, which are starting over writing a Farm Bill from scratch since they weren’t able to get one passed last year. Edwardsport, IN farmer Don Vilwock, President of the Indiana Farm Bureau and a member of the AFBF board of directors, told HAT a new Farm Bill plan was needed to address the new smaller budget we have in 2013 vs. 2012, “Compared to the Bill we were considering last year, $23 billion has to come out of that proposal.” He said the driving force in the Farm Bill debate this year is “The budget, the budget, the budget.”Crop insurance remains the central part of the commodity title, but AFBF has changed its position on the farm safety net, “We did back away from the deep loss concept we had in our plan last year and moved more toward the shallow loss program that many other farm and commodity groups favored.”  He feels the plan is not perfect, but is one that Indiana farmers can live with.  The plan also calls for all commodities to take an equal share of cuts in federal support, a compromise that Vilwock said was not easy to reach, “None of the members of the board really liked the plan we voted on which I think makes it a good compromise.” Home News Feed Vilwock Discusses New Farm Bureau Farm Bill Planlast_img read more

One of UK’s leading proptech platforms faces going into administration

first_imgHostmaker, one of the UK’s most high profile Airbnb property management companies, faces going into administration, it has been revealed.The company behind the business, Flying Jamon Limited, has filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators at the High Court, The Times has reported, giving it until early March to keep the business afloat.Hostmaker says it is in talks with several investors. Founded six years ago by former hotel industry strategist Nakul Sharma (left), it has raised £30 million during two funding rounds.Armed with this cash, the business has expanded from London into Thailand, France, Spain, Italy and Portugal.Its model is to offer property owners and landlords the ability to rent their properties out via Airbnb using Hostmaker’s digital platform, while Hostmaker outsources and manages each booking.Investors have got excited about platforms such as Hostmaker because, by piggy-backing the rise of Airbnb and other short-lets platforms, it was clear they could make significant margins and gain volume quickly.But gaining market share and instruction proved to be expensive, as its most recent accounts show for 2018. That year Flying Jamon spent £9.9 million generating a £12 million turnover but had administrative expenses of £16 million and therefore made a loss of £14.3 million.Hostmaker also got into hot water last year when its aggressive tube advertising was criticised for suggesting landlords should abandon long-term lets for short-term ones.The company told The Negotiator at the time that it wanted to apologise for the tone of the ads and recognised that it was misguided.Read more about Hostmaker.Hostmaker airbnb February 25, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » One of UK’s leading proptech platforms faces going into administration previous nextProptechOne of UK’s leading proptech platforms faces going into administrationHostmaker raised £30 million from two funding rounds and hoped to become a global platform for landlords and homeowners wanting to rent out properties on Airbnb at arms length, for a fee.Nigel Lewis25th February 202003,970 Viewslast_img read more

‘Southern Charm’ Cast Predicts Who Will Get Married, Have a Baby Next

first_img– Advertisement – Spilling the sweet tea! Southern Charm’s Shep Rose, Craig Conover and Leva Bonaparte weighed in on which of their castmates could tie the knot first in Us Weekly’s “Southern Charm Confessions” video.The trio exclusively told Us who they’d pick to get married next among the Bravo cast — pointing to Shep and Craig as frontrunners.- Advertisement – The Bourbon and Bubbles co-owner added: “Craig’s getting into adulthood. He’s spreading his little wings.”When it comes to who will have a child next, the Sewing Down South designer picked former costar Thomas Ravenel, before switching to Austen Kroll.“I would like to say me, but I think it’ll end up being Kathryn [Dennis],” Leva, who has a 2-year-old son with husband Lamar, explained.- Advertisement – The trio also revealed their choices for best dressed cast member over the years with Shep, 40, and Craig both pointing to the Delaware native.“I say Craig is kinds of stylish. I don’t agree with some of his style choices, but I think he’s pretty stylish,” the Shep Gear creator said.Leva, for her part, identified Kathryn, 29, as the worst dressed … at times.Southern Charm Cast Predict Who Will Get Married Have Baby Next“Kathryn’s a hit or miss. Sometimes she’s like glorious and other times you’re like, [woah]. That’s here thing,” she told Us. “She’s like a Sour Patch Kid, you never know what you’re going to get.”Leva continued: “She’s very authentic with her fashion, because you never know what you’re going to get. You’re in the nail salon and she’s in a dominatrix outfit and you’re like, ‘What’s happening?’”For more Southern Charm cast confessions, including which cast member is the life of the party, check out Us Weekly’s video above. Plus, see which Bravo show each reality star would want to do a crossover with and which Housewife they’d date.Southern Charm airs Thursdays on Bravo at 9 p.m. ET.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! “Somehow it might be Shep, which is crazy. A full reversal,” Craig, 31, said. “I would pick Shep.”Shep, however, admitted he doesn’t know who will walk down the aisle, joking, “I hope no one.”Southern Charm Cast Predict Who Will Get Married Have Baby NextLeva Bonaparte, John Pringle, Kathryn Dennis, Shep Rose, Austen Kroll, Madison LeCroy and Craig Conover John Valkos/Tommy Garcia/BravoLeva, who is new to the cast in season 7, picked Craig, noting that she’s met his “current woman friend” and she’s “really sweet, really beautiful, very quiet.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Martinsville race offers NASCAR fewer package questions, more great racing

first_imgJust the way Ryan Preece likes it.”It’s going to look like any short track across the United States,” the driver of the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet said Wednesday on a conference call when Sporting News asked whether the aforementioned doubt is eradicated by the 0.526-mile oval, as opposed to a bigger track at which the aero package is a major factor. “I think being able to go to a short track, where everything’s that much tighter, it’s going to make for great racing.”MORE: Full NASCAR Cup Series scheduleAs they will in all NASCAR Cup Series races in 2019, cars in Sunday’s race at Martinsville will run with the new base package that includes a taller spoiler, a longer front splitter and a wider radiator pan compared to last year’s package. But the cars will not have the air ducts or the smaller tapered spacers that are reserved for use at oval tracks longer than 1.2 miles.In simple terms, that means the cars will run the package that produces roughly 750 horsepower, not the one that produces roughly 550 horsepower and has generated mixed reviews through three races this season.Not that horsepower is much of a factor when it comes to the kind of entertainment a short-track race can provide.”There’s races where I’m in a modified that have 450, 500 horsepower, and we put on great racing,” Preece said. “Hopefully we can all just look at the racing, or approach the weekend as if it’s just any other race and not focus on a different package.”Preece, a 28-year-old Cup series rookie, has a short track-heavy background having cut his teeth racing midget cars in New England. Back in 2008, he earned his first Whelen Modified Tour race win at Martinsville, a track at which his current JTG Daugherty race team tends to enjoy.Of course, most tend to enjoy races at Martinsville Speedway, which NASCAR has visited annually since 1949. They tend to enjoy the style of short-track racing in general, no matter the era of NASCAR and no matter the setup of the cars. Leave it to NASCAR’s oldest track to provide a temporary relief from what some consider the sport’s most modern impairment.Over the last month, teams, drivers and fans alike have entered race weekends at Atlanta, Las Vegas, Phoenix and California with at least some degree of doubt about how the Monster Energy Cup Series races would look and feel under the varying rules and aerodynamics packages that are new in 2019. But as NASCAR heads for Martinsville Speedway and Sunday’s STP 500, the expectation is some good, old-fashioned short track racing. No surprises. MORE: Schedule for packages at Cup racesSo even though Fox NASCAR’s TV ratings do not support the idea that 2019 Cup Series races have been negatively impacted by a new rules package, for those who don’t like the guessing game ahead of each event, the Martinsville race will feel like a break; a return to normality, of sorts.”I don’t expect any different,” Preece said.last_img read more

Suspected Arsonist Screams “You Die” Before Starting a Fire that Kills 30 in Japan

first_imgDozens of people survived, but were injured in the fire. The suspected arsonist is among the injured according to authorities.KyoAni was founded in 1981 and has produced popular animation shows including K-On and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.The studio also released a standalone feature anime A Silent Voice, in 2016.One of KyoAni’s series, Violet Evergarden, was picked up by Netflix for a global market. A suspected case of arson is under investigation in Japan where over 30 people are believed dead and many more injured in a huge fire set at an animation studio. Police say the suspect poured some type of fuel around the anime studio and then set it on fire screaming “You die!”Kyoto Animation is known as KyoAni and makes popular television shows and publishes anime books.last_img

NEW TRIAL DATE SET FOR ACCUSED KILLER OF MOLLIE TIBBETTS

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

Some get alarmed on hearing Om cow Modi

first_imgMathura: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday hit out at critics who argue that the mention of words ‘Om’ and ‘cow’ takes India centuries back, saying they are hell-bent on damaging the country. Modi took the jibe at as he launched a nationwide programme here to save livestock from the foot and mouth disease, delivering 600 million vaccine shots to farm animals over the next several years. Beginning with Radhey, Radhey, a customary greeting in the Brajbhoomi’ around Mathura, Modi promoted cleanliness, spoke against single-use plastic and invoked the 9/11 attack on America this day 18 years ago to indirectly condemn Pakistan for nurturing terrorism. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”There is a country called Rwanda in Africa. I had gone there. In Rwanda, there is a unique programme, where the government gives cows to villages with the condition that the first female calf born to the cow is taken back and given to those who do not have a cow,” he said. “This way a chain operates. And their endeavour is that in Rwanda every household should have a cow, milk production and animal rearing, which forms the base of the economy. I have myself seen how a network to earn livelihood through a cow has Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&Kbeen established there,” Modi said. “But it is unfortunate that in our country the moment the word ‘Om’ falls on the ears of some people, they get alarmed (‘baal khadhe ho jaate hai’),” he said. “They also get alarmed by the word ‘cow’. They feel as if that the country has gone back to the 16th or the 17th century, he said. Mocking this gyan (wisdom) of the critics, he said such people are hell-bent on damaging the country. He wondered whether anyone can imagine an economy without animal husbandry. “In the life of rural India, animal husbandry is very valuable. Can a family in a village survive without it? But I don’t know why some people get an electric shock on hearing the word,” Modi said. He said environment and livestock were always at the core of India’s economic thought and philosophy. And hence, be it Swachh Bharat or Jal Jeevan Mission or promoting agriculture and animal husbandry, we always try to maintain a balance between nature and economy.” In his 40-minute speech, the prime minister also brought up the terror attack on America this day in 2001.last_img read more