Hoosier Farmers Assess Damage from Weekend Monsoon

first_img By Gary Truitt – May 31, 2015 Home Market Hoosier Farmers Assess Damage from Weekend Monsoon Facebook Twitter Hoosier Farmers Assess Damage from Weekend Monsoon SHARE “We needed some rain but not this much,” said one Indiana farmer about the storms that dumped from 1-5 inches of rain across the state over the weekend. Reports ranged from 1.7 inches in Davies County to 2 inches in Montgomery and Allen Counties, 3 inches in Newton County and parts of Howard County got upwards of 4 inches.  The National Weather Service reported hail and 60 mph winds in Hancock and Madison Counties Saturday afternoon.  In many of these fields, corn was just emerging and the pounding rain literally beat the young plants back into the ground.  Some fields with corn in the V4 and V5 stage saw the plants totally submerged under standing water.flooded field in Montgomery County“Fields totaling 800 acres were ugly, the east field was the ugliest. Whipping up whitecaps on the deepest parts,” reported Donya Lester from Montgomery Country, “Corn had come up beautifully, but was very small. Beans were just popping the last few days. No estimate on replant. Another 400 acres just north of that farm is saturated.” Miami County farmer Jeanette Merritt told HAT, “Our fields in Miami County had 2.25 inches. Some of our fields in Howard County had over 4 inches of rain.” As is often the case with Indiana rain, some farms got very little precipitation. Isabella Chism, 2nd Vice President of Indiana Farm Bureau, reported, “3.5 inches in northwestern Howard County. Water standing in places. Just 8 miles west of us only got 0.7inches.”  Jonathan Sparks said, “Anywhere from 0.7 to 2.75″ in Hancock County. Anywhere from no pounding to a lot of standing water.”Most growers reached by HAT indicated replanting would be needed, but a full assessment would be made in a few days when things dried out. Lynn Teel, in White County, indicated some of the lighter soils could be ready to be worked or replanted in the next day or two. Generally, rain totals were less in Southern Indiana. Some growers in this area had just completed planting and were thankful for the moisture. Indiana Farm Bureau President Don Villwock posted on his Facebook page, “Mixed emotions in that we have 1 day of soybeans left to plant. But every acre that was in the ground needed a drink. Plus the farm team needed a break. I know some farmer friends got too much rain too quick and some didn’t get enough. So goes the life of a farmer.”Overnight futures markets were generally unaffected by the weather, and corn and soybean prices continued to move lower. The market is convinced that there is a big crop out there and that this setback may not be enough to raise concerns. The weather forecast for the week indicates good drying conditions for much of Indiana. HAT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin says, ” A dry week is heading our way. We see no rain in the forecast today through Friday. With temps warming, we should see decent drying. We look for max evaporation rates up to 0.25” per day. Sunshine will be dominant through the week.” Facebook Twitter Previous articleEPA Proposed RFS Rule Falls ShortNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt SHARElast_img read more

Developments at Croom and St Itas

first_imgA NEW surgical centre and outpatient facility at Croom orthopaedic hospital along with an increase in the number of long-stay patient beds at St. Ita’s Hospital in Newcastlewest are among developments planned by the HSE in Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Confirmation that work is to proceed at both hospitals was welcomed this week by Limerick Fine Gael TD Patrick O’Donovan who said that this was as a result of discussions with the Department of Health and the HSE over many months.“Earlier this year, I organised a very productive meeting between Health Minister Leo Varadkar and representatives of the medical team in Croom. Before that, I facilitated a visit by the former Minister James Reilly to St. Ita’s where he met with the Hospital staff and representatives of the Friends of St. Ita’s.“Over the last number of months, I have met with the HSE in the Mid West on a number of occasions in relation to both hospitals to impress upon them the need for investment in the facilities and I am glad now to see that plans are being developed for both locations.”Deputy O’Donovan was told that the plans are at a very early stage “but I believe that the most important thing is that by working with the representatives and volunteers attached to both St. Ita’s and Croom, we have been able to get the HSE to see the value of prioritising the two hospitals for investment.“This initial phase of the process is probably the most important. Without a plan, money cannot be allocated from the HSE budget, so the fact that they have agreed to start this work and already have detailed proposals being put together is very positive.“The next steps will also be challenging where we have to fight for our share of the national HSE capital budget, but I am confident based on the commitment of the HSE locally that working together we can convince the HSE nationally to make these investments”, he added. Previous articleAmbulance crew shortages force stand-downsNext articleGardai arrest suspect in Newcastle West assault Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp Facebook Print Advertisementcenter_img NewsCommunityDevelopments at Croom and St ItasBy Bernie English – August 25, 2015 1149 Linkedin Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Low-GI health boost

first_imgGround-breaking research has made a link between the consumption of low-glycaemic index (GI) bread and the prevention of Type 2 diabetes. The research also shows that low-GI bread contributes to a reduced risk of heart disease.The year-long study, entitled The Effect of Low-GI Bread on Glucose Response, was carried out by Professor Jeya Henry, head of food science and nutrition at Oxford Brookes University, with Dr Helen Lightowler of the same university.”Consumption of bread in the UK is very important,” Henry told British Baker. “We wanted to marry science with something very practical and that’s what prompted us to do the research.It certainly does not mean that consumers should avoid eating high-GI, but it does prove the additional health benefits of low-GI bread.”The independently validated research was published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition on Thursday, November 30.It claimed that the “results demonstrated how a simple dietary change can favourably alter blood glucose concentrations.Such small modifications to diet, if adopted in the long term, could improve glucose control and consequently reduce the risk of chronic disease in both diabetic and non-diabetic individuals.”GI ranks carbohydrates according to their effect on blood glucose levels. Low-GI foods produce only small fluctuations in blood glucose and insulin levels.Henry tested this by giving ten subjects identical diets in two separate 24 hour periods – toast for breakfast and sandwiches for lunch and supper.The only difference was that ordinary white bread, with a high-GI rating of 71, was replaced by bread with a low GI-rating of 54.The low-GI breads used were Warburtons’ All-in-One and bread made with Bakels’ Country Oven Multiseed concentrate.This change in diet, consistently reduced the blood glucose after meals, through the night, and the ’fasting glucose level’ the next morning, which is important in reducing the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.”This is the beginning of a series of studies that will benefit the industry,” said Henry. “We are looking at how bakery might be used to reduce hunger and provide a mechanism to lower cholesterol.”last_img read more

Spread The Word Colorado Music Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

first_imgReturning to Denver, CO for the sixth straight year, the exciting Spread The Word Music Festival has just announced their lineup for the upcoming 2018 event. Taking place from May 11th through the 13th at the Fox Street Compound, the festival will see a headlining performance from the the Jeff Austin Band (former leader of Yonder Mountain String Band), A-Mac & The Height (2 shows), Bass Physics, another headliner TBA, as well as a late-night Everyone Orchestra conducted by Matt Butler at Cervantes.The full billing includes Tatanka, Skydyed, Eminence Ensemble, Grant farm, Great American Taxi, Evanoff, Cycles, Tnertle, Lucid Vision, Whitewater Ramble, Dead Floyd, Rastasaurus, The Sweet Lillies. Aaron Bordas, Spectacle, Mikey Thunder, Trufeelz, Homepage Spaceship, and so many more! Check out the full lineup below, and head to the festival’s official website for more information.last_img read more

India’s largest power company planning 5GW mega solar park

first_imgIndia’s largest power company planning 5GW mega solar park FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:India’s NTPC Ltd. plans to set up a 5-gigawatt solar park in the western state of Gujarat, which would be the biggest in the country, as the top electricity generator shifts toward cleaner energy.A site has been identified for the project, which is expected to cost as much as 250 billion rupees ($3.5 billion) and begin operations by 2024, according to a company official, who asked not to be named as the plan isn’t public yet. The company may also invite bids from developers to set up projects in the park.The plan is part of the NTPC’s aim to build 32 gigawatts of renewable capacity by 2032 and reduce the share of fossil fuels in its energy mix to 70% from about 96% now. Government regulations to cap emissions from coal-fired power plants, which increase the costs of building such projects, have also prompted the New Delhi-based company to turn to green energy for growth.In addition, the generator is considering building a new 500-megawatt hydropower project in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, where it already operates one such plant, according to the official.Prime Minister Narendra Modi is targeting 175 gigawatts of renewable capacity in the South Asian nation by 2022, more than double the 80.6 gigawatts today. However, that goal has come under threat from contract breaches and payment delays by some distribution utilities, as well as sluggish foreign investment in the nation’s renewable energy sector.More: India’s top electricity generator to build mega solar parklast_img read more

The single biggest difference between leaders and managers

first_imgI’m not dogmatic when it comes to distinguishing the difference between leadership and management. In fact, I think the difference between leadership and management is often over-exaggerated. I’m sure you’re familiar with the common refrains:Leaders do the right thing; managers do things rightLeaders lead people; managers manage workLeaders establish the vision; managers implement itLeaders are originals; managers are copiesLeaders have a long-range perspective; managers have a short-term viewLeaders inspire and motivate; managers plan, organize, and coordinateI could list a dozen more but you get the picture. Yes, there is a kernel of truth in these statements. There are certain activities that are more germane to one function or the other, but by and large, the practice of leadership and management overlap significantly. Leaders have to manage and managers have to lead. We have to learn to do them both well because they are much more similar than they are different. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Wildlife agency rescues ensnared tiger in Riau pulp plantation

first_imgThe agency dispatched a rescue team, which included medical personnel, at 7 p.m.After traveling over land and water for more than two hours, the team joined the field officers of Region I section of BKSDA Riau and the workers of RAPP at the RAPP office.“That night, the team prepared to carry out an evacuation the next morning,” Suharyono said.The team arrived at the tiger’s location at 12:30 p.m. “They immediately anesthetized the tiger, cut the wire trap ensnaring the tiger’s leg and gave first aid to the open wound on the tiger’s right front leg,” said Suharyono.The female tiger is 1.7 meters long and is estimated to be between 3 and 5 years old.“We estimated that the tiger had been trapped for three days as its wounds are pretty severe. Therefore, we decided to evacuate the tiger [instead of releasing the animal],” he said.The tiger was sent to be treated at the Sumatran Tiger Rehabilitation Center (PRHSD) in Dharmasraya regency, West Sumatra. (aly)Topics : The Riau Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Riau) rescued a female Sumatran tiger that had been severely wounded by a poacher’s snare at a pulp plantation in Pelalawan regency, Riau on Sunday.The agency received a report on the snared tiger from the PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) Estate Meranti on Saturday afternoon, after the company’s field officers found the tiger on the outskirts of the plantation.“The field officers [of RAPP] kept an eye on the tiger’s condition from a safe distance,” BKSDA Riau head Suharyono said on Monday.last_img read more