AFBF: Coronavirus Aid Package Critical for Farmers

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News AFBF: Coronavirus Aid Package Critical for Farmers SHARE By American Farm Bureau Federation – Mar 25, 2020 Facebook Twitter SHARE The $2 trillion coronavirus aid package negotiated by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and agreed to by Senate leaders and the White House on Wednesday will help ensure farmers and ranchers are able to continue feeding America in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.The impact of COVID-19 on agriculture includes an unanticipated decline in commodity prices, a lack of new H-2A workers to the U.S., the likely closure of ethanol plants, the dramatic decline in full-service restaurant and school meal demand, and the reduction in direct-to-consumer sales.The agreement is reported to include a $14 billion increase in USDA’s borrowing authority under the Commodity Credit Corporation, consistent with a long history of the CCC being tapped to responsibly support agriculture in times of crisis. There will also be $9.5 billion to assist specialty crop producers, direct retail farmers and livestock operators.In a statement, American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall said the following:“Thanks to Leader McConnell and all the senators who diligently fought for farmers and ranchers to ensure they have our backs in the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. The aid to farmers in this package, including funding for the CCC and the Office of the Secretary, will allow USDA to begin crafting an appropriate relief program for agriculture.“America’s farmers and ranchers face enormous volatility as markets and supply chains rapidly react to changes, but I’ll say again that farmers and ranchers will not let Americans down. All members of Congress must understand that farmers have almost no control over the prices of the goods we produce, so fulfilling our commitment to America requires a team effort.“We urge swift passage and will continue working with Congress and the Administration to ensure there are sufficient resources to assist farmers, ranchers, rural communities and those in need in these very trying times.”Forty-eight agriculture groups joined Farm Bureau in calling on Congress to expand USDA’s borrowing authority under the Commodity Credit Corporation. Read the letter here. AFBF: Coronavirus Aid Package Critical for Farmers Facebook Twitter Previous articlePurdue Crop Chat Podcast Episode 2, COVID-19 ImplicationsNext articleRenewable Fuels Coalition Welcomes Decision to not Seek Re-Hearing of Tenth Circuit SRE Ruling American Farm Bureau Federationlast_img read more

Keith lines out for suicide patrol

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ TAGSCorbett Suicide Prevention PatrolsKeith EarlsMusic Limerick WhatsApp Keith Earls autobiography coming this October NewsLocal NewsKeith lines out for suicide patrolBy Alan Jacques – March 20, 2014 909 Breaking: Keith Earls Extends IRFU Contract Email Printcenter_img Mike Haley hails ‘unbelievable’ Keith Earls Facebook Linkedin Advertisement MUNSTER, Ireland and Lions rugby star Keith Earls has signed up to tackle the serious issue of suicide in Limerick as an ambassador for the Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol.The city suicide group that patrols the River Shannon made contact with the 26-year-old Moyross man through Munster head offices last month. And, according to Paul Hogan of the voluntary group, Earls was quick to pledge his support.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are about prevention but we are also about awareness. We have been asked to give lots of talks on the issue of suicide and the fact that Keith Earls has now given us his support will help raise our profile,” Mr Hogan said.“When we contacted Keith, he said he was well aware of the work we do. We are absolutely delighted to have such a well-known ambassador for our organisation. His support will help raise more awareness and the more we talk about this issue, the better,” he explained.The CSPP have been involved in over 80 interventions along the Shannon since setting up over a year ago. The volunteer suicide group have also launched a new helpline number — 085-2120987 — for families who might be concerned about a loved one who is missing.The group will hold a fundraising event at Limerick Greyhound Stadium on March 29 next. Tickets cost €10 and are available via the voluntary group’s facebook page. Previous articleWeekly Golf Notes 22/3/14Next articleLosses change everything for Limerick GAA Alan Jacques Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick ‘He’s one of the best players I’ve played with’ – Rory Best backs Keith Earls for Lions call last_img read more

Don’t make my car buying mistakes!

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,William Wille Will joined the Illinois Credit Union System in 1998, working first on the Illinois Credit Union League (ICUL) side of the organization. As PR Coordinator under the ICUL Service Corporation’… Web: Details It’s 4:30 on Saturday afternoon. Brooke is with her husband in the car dealer’s F&I office – and about to sign on the dotted line. She’s excited. Her new Lincoln MKZ is going to personify the style of a young, up and coming executive account manager.The only thought on Brooke’s mind is deciding which group of friends will be first to join them for a night on the town in her new set of wheels.That’s because this time it’s different. She is confident about the deal she is about make, right down to the ventilated front seats. It fits her lifestyle and budget. She has everything to make it happen right in the palm of her hand.Within moments, Brooke will grab the keys and drive home behind the wheel of her new luxury sedan. However, it has not always been a smooth finish to the winner’s circle.Car buying mistake: Letting others steer the test drive“My first car. It was shiny, red, and had plenty of that new car smell. What it didn’t have was an auxiliary jack so I could plug in and play my favorite iPod shuffle. Had the salesperson not been so busy blasting the A/C, yammering away, and had given me time for more than just a spin around the parking lot, I probably would have realized it was missing.”Car buying mistake: Hitting the off-ramp too soon“Where was the internet superhighway when I really needed it?! I barely had time to do business with the one dealer I purchased the car from. Talk to others and maybe get a better deal? No thanks! I was one and done. Little did I know that getting online quotes right on my phone from my credit union would have actually put me in the driver’s seat.”Car buying mistake: Emotions behind the wheel“Buying a car can be a lot like falling in love, but buyer’s remorse is what I really loathe. As much as I went head over heels for my last car, I quickly learned – afterwards — it was the wrong one for me. Seriously, how often was I really going to need room for seven passengers? I should have told my emotions to have a seat in the third row and let common sense take the wheel.”Car buying mistake: Accelerating quickly“OK, I know the sticker price. Let’s also talk list price. And oh yeah – I have a trade in! All I wanted to do was get this car buying thing over with as fast as possible and cruise on down the road with the windows open. You need to hit the brakes and negotiate the best deal one step at a time. Why give the dealer wiggle room? That profit belongs in your pocket!Car buying mistake: Driving for payments instead of price“I only had the time and energy for window shopping.  Little did I know it would have also paid off to look around for rates. So while I was able to hit my sweet spot for that monthly car payment, it also meant settling for the dealer’s financing, tacking another year on to my contract and paying 60 percent more in interest over the life of the loan. Ugh!”With CU Mobile Apps, your credit union is never farther away than a tap of your finger. Financial needs occur anytime, anywhere, including on the dealer’s lot or in their finance office. Members want complete access when they want it. CU Mobile Apps keeps you in front of your members and their loan shopping.Deliver convenience with a mobile solution. CU Mobile Apps provides credit unions with easy-to-use, customized mobile applications, such as a loan request form, which give members the convenience and connection they want, anytime. read more

first_imgMLB revised its 2020 regular season to 60 games because of the global COVID-19 outbreak. The campaign is now slated to run from July 23 through Sept. 27.The Blue Jays, Canada’s lone MLB club, will be playing all 60 of their games outside Canada. The federal government in Ottawa denied the club permission to play at Rogers Centre over concerns about frequent cross-border travel between Canada and the U.S.  Here is the Blue Jays’ full revised 2020 regular-season schedule, with dates, opponents and game times.Blue Jays 2020 schedule: Matchups, times, resultsDATEOPPONENTRESULT/TIMEJuly 24at RaysW, 6-3July 25at RaysL, 4-1July 26at RaysL, 6-5July 27at NationalsW, 4-1July 28at NationalsW, 5-1July 29at Nationals*L, 4-0 (10)July 30at Nationals*L, 6-4July 31at Phillies*PostponedAug. 1at Phillies*PostponedAug. 2at Phillies*PostponedAug. 4at BravesL, 10-1Aug. 5at BravesW, 2-1Aug. 6at BravesL, 4-3Aug. 7at Red SoxL, 5-3Aug. 8at Red SoxW, 2-1Aug. 9at Red SoxL, 5-3Aug. 11vs. MarlinsW, 5-4 (10)Aug. 12vs. Marlins6:37 p.m.Aug. 14vs. Rays6:37 p.m.Aug. 15vs. Rays6:37 p.m.Aug. 16vs. Rays3:07 p.m.Aug. 17at Orioles7:35 p.m.Aug. 18at Orioles7:35 p.m.Aug. 19at Orioles1:05 p.m.Aug. 20vs. Phillies (2)1:05 p.m.Aug. 21at Rays6:40 p.m.Aug. 22at Rays6:40 p.m.Aug. 23at Rays1:10 p.m.Aug. 24at Rays3:10 p.m.Aug. 25vs. Red Sox6:37 p.m.Aug. 26vs. Red Sox6:37 p.m.Aug. 27vs. Red Sox6:37 p.m.Aug. 28vs. Orioles6:37 p.m.Aug. 29vs. Orioles6:37 p.m.Aug. 30vs. Orioles3:07 p.m.Aug. 31vs. Orioles2:07 p.m.Sept. 1at Marlins6:40 p.m.Sept. 2at Marlins6:40 p.m.Sept. 3at Red Sox7:30 p.m.Sept. 4at Red Sox7:30 p.m.Sept. 5at Red Sox7:30 p.m.Sept. 6at Red Sox1:35 p.m.Sept. 7vs. Yankees6:37 p.m.Sept. 8vs. Yankees6:37 p.m.Sept. 9vs. Yankees6:37 p.m.Sept. 11vs. Mets6:37 p.m.Sept. 12vs. Mets6:37 p.m.Sept. 13vs. Mets3:07 p.m.Sept. 15at Yankees7:05 p.m.Sept. 16at Yankees7:05 p.m.Sept. 17at Yankees7:05 p.m.Sept. 18at Phillies (2)**4:05 p.m.Sept. 19at Phillies6:05 p.m.Sept. 20at PhilliesTBDSept. 21vs. Yankees6:37 p.m.Sept. 22vs. Yankees6:37 p.m.Sept. 23vs. Yankees6:37 p.m.Sept. 24vs. Yankees6:37 p.m.Sept. 25vs. Orioles6:37 p.m.Sept. 26vs. Orioles6:37 p.m.Sept. 27vs. Orioles3:07 p.m.* The Blue Jays will be designated as the home team.** The Blue Jays will be designated as the home team in Game 1. Where Toronto will play its designated home games finally became clear the day of its July 24 season opener and a less than a week before its July 29 “home” opener. The club announced that it will play the majority of its home games at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, N.Y., the home of the Jays’ Triple-A affiliate.Blue Jays To Stage Majority Of 2020 Home Games In Buffalo.— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 24, 2020The Jays announced two days later that their first “home” game will be Aug. 11 vs. the Marlins.Here’s your revised 2020 #BlueJays schedule.To accommodate necessary infrastructure modifications at Sahlen Field, we will play our first scheduled homestand on the road.— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 26, 2020The club had worked out an agreement with the Pirates to play at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, only to have the state of Pennsylvania deny it entry.As for the schedule itself: The Jays will face the other teams in the AL East (40 games total) and all five teams in the NL East (20 games) under the new format. That means there will be precious few breathers for a team that’s still in the developmental stage even though it added multiple veteran starting pitchers in the offseason (Hyun-Jin Ryu, Tanner Roark, Chase Anderson).MORE: Yankees, Dodgers listed as World Series betting favoriteslast_img read more