110 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 All wills made through Make a Will Online to now undergo solicitor check Tagged with: legacies 109 total views, 1 views today All wills made through Make a Will Online’s free online service will now be checked by a qualified solicitor.The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) recently approved a scheme to allow Make A Will Online to hire qualified solicitors to check all wills made. The service charges individuals £29.50 for a will, and £39.50 for a pair. However, charities that partner with Make a Will Online can offer a free will service to their supporters and cover the costs themselves. A supporter wanting to make a will then goes to the unique part of the website built for the charity partner and completes a will-making questionnaire, which also includes various prompts to leave a gift to the charity. The supporter does not pay for the will although they are invited to make a voluntary donation to the charity to cover the cost.When the supporter completes the process, their will is checked by a solicitor and then sent to them. At the end of the month, Make a Will Online invoices the charity for wills made by their supporters, with charities charged just the advertised £29.50 for a single will or £39.50 for a pair of wills made by their supporters. This covers the provision of analytics on supporter behaviour, including when gifts are pledged and how much is pledged, a supporter and charity helpline, and each will being checked by a qualified solicitor.Director Alex Hammond said: “We’re delighted to break down the barriers to quality legal advice to charity supporters. We set up ten years ago to make sure nobody need die without a will. Last year we launched free charity wills and analytics service. We gather useful information on their supporters’ pledges. Now supporters have the peace of mind that their wills are checked by a solicitor.”Make A Will Online’s first solicitor Oliver Asha added: Advertisement “All solicitors benefit from intense training: at university, law school, as a trainee solicitor and extensive post qualification training. Bringing these skills to the public via an easy to use online platform is a ground-breaking innovation. We are looking forward to a new era of innovation and democratising legal services.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 14 February 2019 | News
Peterson said manager Luis Rojas called him the morning of the start, telling him he was officially getting the ball. He said his excitement began during warm-ups, and he didn’t begin to relax until the first out which didn’t happen how he expected it to. The 24-year-old lefty took the mound at Fenway Park without his wife, family or friends in attendance, but said he could feel their support from across the country. Peterson pitched 5 2/3 innings, scattering seven hits and allowing two runs. “It’s definitely a nerve-racking situation in my debut with the bases loaded and no outs, especially against that lineup,” said Peterson. “I mean just trying to focus on my breath and focus on what I needed to do was the biggest thing I needed to do to stay calm in that moment.” “I’ve worked so hard to get to that point, but now it’s about working hard to stay here in the big leagues,” said Peterson. “Achieving one goal is just opening the door to a whole bunch of new goals for me.” After originally getting drafted by the Red Sox out of high school in 2014, getting the start at Fenway held extra weight for him. “Since I was a little kid dreaming about that moment, I didn’t dream about it with no fans and in a pandemic,” said Peterson. Former Rumble Pony Pete Alonso shared encouraging words with Peterson as they left the field after the first inning, causing Peterson to break out in a smile captured by the cameras. Peterson said his wife’s friend turned it into a GIF. Peterson followed his first out with his first MLB strikeout – getting J.D. Martinez to go down swinging. “To have him be the first strikeout, it helped me relax even more.” Peterson went on to strike out Martinez again in the third inning. He finished the game with three strikeouts. “No matter what my debut was going to be special obviously, but doing it at Fenway versus somewhere that I don’t have really have any sort of connection or anything, it definitely heightened the moment for me and I was more excited,” he said. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. Peterson said he still hasn’t fully processed his debut, and parts of it are blurry. He spent time today watching big moments back and hearing perspective from his family and friends who have pointed out things he didn’t realize at the time – like his first pitch. “I tried to take as much as I could in once Luis took the ball and I was walking off,” he said. “Once I got on the bench I had like a permanent smile on my face, it was a dream come true.” The only trouble Peterson ran into came in the third. A bases loaded, no-outs situation resulted in Peterson allowing just one run. (WBNG) — David Peterson never anticipated his Major League Baseball debut to take place the way it did. With the hardest part out of the way, Peterson is ready to get back out on the mound. “I had no clue how bad it was until one of my friends posted a story and I was like ‘wow, that was out there.'” “In all the times I’ve had dreams about my MLB debut, I’ve never dreamed of giving up a single off the wall and the guy getting thrown out at second for my first out,” said Peterson. “Pete said something to me and I said something back and it was just a little exchange there. Basically just I got out of my first inning and he’s really good at doing that, keeping it light.”
More than 30 pupils from St Eunan’s National School in Laghey joined other children for a morning of Izak9 maths workshop activities, celebrating Maths Week, the all-island festival of maths and numeracy. Developed by mathematician Franz Schlindwein, Izak9 uses cubes populated with combinations of colours, numbers and shapes providing unlimited access to the skills of the maths curriculum.Children work together in small groups where the learning is open, visual, shared, rich and curious. Maths Week Ireland is the annual all-island festival dedicated to raising awareness and appreciation of maths and numeracy among young people, parents and the wider population.Over 400,000 people, including students and the general public, will take part in events this week, across the island, focused on driving home the benefits of maths and all the opportunities it brings for individuals, society and the economy.Co-ordinated by Calmast, Waterford Institute of Technology’s STEM Engagement Centre, Maths Week is funded through the SFI Discover Programme, the Department of Education and Skills, the Department for the Economy Northern Ireland and tech firm Xilinx. It is run with more than 50 partner organisations including universities, institutes of technology, libraries, schools, training colleges, visitor centres and employers.Research carried out for Maths Week Ireland 2019 shows that a majority of parents believe their child’s attitude to maths is more positive than their own when they were the same age, while 86% of people believe maths is important in creating future career opportunities for their children. Sums all add up for Donegal pupils during Maths Week! was last modified: October 18th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Humboldt State football lost its first home game of its final season 38-13 to visiting Western Oregon, Saturday night at the Redwood Bowl.The Jacks offense started slow and after a three and out punted on their first drive. The Lumberjacks defense started strong, however, and stuffed a third down rushing attempt to force the Wolves into a fourth down decision. Western Oregon elected to go for it on fourth down and converted with a short pass from Ty Currie to Thomas Wright. Six plays later …
The Australian crash investigator has released the first video animation (below) of the ocean floor where MH370 is believed to lie.The Australian Transport Safety Bureau search teams have now mapped 200,000sq kms of the ocean floor off Perth, Western Australia. Before the new underwater search for MH370 could begin, it was necessary to accurately map the sea floor to ensure that the search is undertaken safely and effectively. Bathymetry survey vessels have spent months, scanning the sea floor with multibeam sonar to gather detailed, high-resolution data. The data has revealed many seabed features for the first time. This computer-animated ‘flythrough’ shows a visualisation of some of the sea floor terrain in the search area.To this time however, only 9000sq km –or 5 per cent – of the ocean floor that has been mapped has been searched by ships towing side-scan sonar looking for wreckage.In fact one ship, the Fugro Equator, continues to conduct bathymetric survey work in the search area.Two ships – the GO Phoenix and Furgo Discovery – are now searching for MH370 with the side-scan sonar which can operate to depths of 6000m.Last month the chief of the world’s largest international airline expressed grave concerns that MH370 will be given up as lost as part of an international cover-up.Tim Clark, President of Emirates, told AirlineRatings.com yesterday that he has been inundated by grieving relatives, and theorists pressuring him to continue the pursuit of the truth. Read:Airline Chief says MH370 a coverup “Many mathematicians have done extensive calculations and have detailed them in their emails to me,” said Mr Clark. “None believe the current hypothesis.”“We cannot allow MH370 to become a “National Geographic” mystery. “We must get to the truth.”Also last month Australia’s crash investigator dismissed reports that there is disagreement among the expert teams that are calculating the search area for MH370.The Australian Transport Safety Bureau chief commissioner, Martin Dolan, said that there were two priority search areas for MH370 because the five teams had been using differing methodologies to calculate the likely flight paths of the aircraft based on satellite communications data.
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With the long, rancorous and tumultuous 2016 campaign behind us, the farm policy world will soon turn its eyes to the next farm bill. It is difficult at this early stage to fully gauge how the election results will impact the legislation or the process. Elections always have consequences but it is difficult to discern if or how the outlook for a farm bill has been altered. Looking to historical precedentsThe last time a farm bill was written by a unified Republican Federal government was 1954. Dwight D. Eisenhower had been elected president in 1952 and his immense popularity brought with it strong majorities in the House and Senate. By 1954, the Korean War had ended and the Commodity Credit Corporation was taking on massive Federal surplus of price-supported commodities such as cotton and wheat. Farm commodity policy was operating under the high, fixed parity support system Congress put in place during World War II and continued in 1949. President Eisenhower and his Secretary of Agriculture, Ezra Taft Benson, fought to reform farm programs but faced resistance in Congress, especially from Southern Democrats. The President and his allies were able to win some minor reforms in the parity loan rate but it cost them politically in the mid-term elections. Republicans in Congress lost seats and their majority in the 1954 midterm elections after passing the farm bill. At the time, some credited losses in rural districts to backlash against their attempts to change farm policy. Democrats would go on to hold the House of Representatives for 40 years (1954 to 1994).There are likely too many differences between 2016 and 1954 to make much of an effective historical comparison. It is notable, however, that the reform efforts begun by Eisenhower in 1954 were eventually embraced by much of the farm community. Furthermore, the policy and political foundation of today’s farm bill is far different than those of the 50s. One of the biggest differences involves the Congressional budget disciplines that were first put in place in 1974. Additionally, farm policy of the earlier era lacked the coalitions with nutrition and conservation interests that have been built over time and added critical votes for farm bills.Similarities can be drawn to Ronald Reagan’s election in 1980; President Reagan had to deal with a Democratic House of Representatives. Food stamps had been merged with farm programs in the 1973 Farm Bill and further expanded in 1977. Reagan’s first efforts to make changes came right away in 1981 and involved using the budget process to cut down the size of government, federal spending and pass tax cuts. He purposefully used the budget to try and break apart the farm bill coalition to make it easier to cut and reform all programs. Expanded production, embargoes, inflation and other economic problems had led many farmers into difficult times and bankruptcy. The unfolding farm financial crisis limited President Reagan’s ability to reform farm programs. Also, Southern Democrats in Congress cut a deal with the President to back the budget and tax cuts in return for his agreement to save support programs for their crops. Congress ended up increasing target prices and farm program spending.A third historical precedent is, of course, the 1996 Farm Bill. Republicans won a majority in Congress in 1994, including their first House majority in 40 years, but they had to contend with President Clinton. They also quickly turned to the budget process to try and bring about major changes to a wide swath of Federal policies, including food stamps and farm policy. The efforts resulted in a government shutdown and bitter partisan fights, but it also produced significant reforms of farm programs. The 1996 Farm Bill decoupled farm programs with seven-year fixed income support payments on fixed acres. It also captured baseline in the budget process and protected it from further cuts by Congress. An uncertain political landscape for the next farm billThe above historical examples help shape early stage thinking about the next farm bill debate but the political landscape is more important and it is far from certain. Historically, Republican Presidents and Congresses have used the budget process to push for reforms and substantial changes in Federal policies, including farm bills. Even before the election, it was expected that the Congressional budget process and baseline would play a substantial role. The election results would appear to reinforce the view of a primary role for the budget process.Farm bills did not play any notable role in the presidential campaign discussions, so there is little from that process to inform the discussion. There were two indicators on farm bill matters but they directly conflict. The Republican Party platform explicitly focused on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), stating that its policy would be to restore work requirements to the program and “to correct a mistake made when the Food Stamp program was first created in 1964, separate the administration of SNAP from the Department of Agriculture.” A representative of President-elect Trump’s campaign, however, indicated in a forum held by the Farm Foundation that SNAP should remain a part of the farm bill.The position of the Republican Congress indicates stronger alignment with the Republican platform but a possible divide between the House and the Senate. For example, Speaker Paul Ryan repeatedly argued for a specific policy agenda throughout the campaign and it also emphasized work requirements for SNAP. During the previous effort, moreover, the House was the scene of a very bitter partisan debate over SNAP that resulted in the farm bill’s initial defeat on the House floor. Much of that controversy involved work requirements and splitting SNAP from the rest of the bill. The House Agriculture Committee has also held numerous hearings on the “Past, Present and Future of SNAP” since the 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law.The 2014 Farm Bill debate in the Senate did not feature a similarly disruptive fight over SNAP, but it was also controlled by Democrats at the time. Institutionally, the Senate tends to be far more consensus driven and Senators typically answer to a broader constituent base. Senior Republican Senators such as Chairman Pat Roberts and Thad Cochran have a long history with the farm program-food stamp/SNAP coalition, as well as its importance in their states and for the farm bill itself. Much of their position and influence, however, may be determined by the process for the farm bill. Specifically, whether it is considered through regular order or is included in a budget reconciliation effort.The process question is important. If Republicans want to move fast, cut spending and revise Federal programs the budget reconciliation process provides a mechanism to do so — one that is powerful because budget reconciliation bills are protected in the Congressional process. Such an effort would focus on reducing mandatory spending from entitlement programs. SNAP is the largest of those in the Ag Committee jurisdiction but farm programs, crop insurance and conservation programs could also be included. Efforts to cut those programs, however, could run into difficulties with struggling farmers.The return of sustained low crop prices could bring pressure to increase assistance to farmers, as will the demand by the cotton industry to return cotton base to the farm support system. There may also be demands for expanding conservation assistance. Expanding programs and assistance to farmers would be difficult in a budget reconciliation process. It would be made more so if it were accompanied by controversial reductions to SNAP. The damage to that important coalition may be irreparable, without which farm programs, crop insurance and conservation would be vulnerable to attacks from the same opponents. The most straightforward path in the short term could have long-term consequences. Conclusion without clarityThe next farm bill will undoubtedly be shaped by the election results but exactly how is unclear. History can provide some perspective and precedent, but the current political landscape and the process will be the biggest determinants. Both tend to indicate that reforming programs and reducing Federal expenditures will remain leading drivers for the next farm bill debate. The bigger questions remain how these matters will shape programs and policies.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Marion CountyCorn: We found ourselves in 20 inch corn and had to figure out how to calculate this field. Once we Googled it, we were good to go. Wind has goose-necked some of this crop and there was some water damage in low lying areas, but the color was good and overall health was A-O.K. Saw some bird damage as well and Grey on the lower leaves. Our yield guess here is 180.Soybeans: This clod of dirt that came up with one of the soybeans plants tells a story of a dry period here. This farmers upped the population. Some Frogeye and Brown Spot and very minimal beetle feeding. Nodes were 2 inches apart and canopy was 39 inches high. We rate this field as Good.Overall County Observations – For how dry our fields were here, there have been some heavy rains in this county. Corn was farther along than we have seen and we will only see more developed corn tomorrow as we head south.Click on the pictures for a better lookMarion CountyMarion CountyMarion CountyMarion CountyMarion CountyMarion CountyMarion CountyMarion CountyWyandot CountyCorn: Pretty impressive stand here with nice color and less disease pressure than we have seen in a few stops. Some Grey but no insect feeding. Ear fill was nice but emergence was a bit uneven with several skips. Our yield guess is 191.Soybeans: This no-till field, planted in 15 inch rows, was very clean. Phytothera Root Rot is starting to show up here and some Brown Stem Rot in a few plants. Canopy height was 42 inches and nodes were 2.5 inches apart. No insect pressure to speak of. We rate this field as Good.Overall County Observation – Same story, different county. The only difference is a little more firing on the corn. We are finding ourselves trying to find things to look for because almost every stop is the same. Consistently good.For a closer look, click on the photosWyandot CountyWyandot CountyWyandot CountyWyandot CountyWyandot CountyWyandot CountyWyandot CountyWyandot CountyCrawford CountyCorn: May 18th was the planting date here. This is 107 day corn and it is healthy at this point. Only disease was found on the lower leaf. During pollination it got hot in this area and some tip back is happening as a result. Spacing was good and it is in early dent now. Our yield number here is 203.Soybeans: They have had two 1-inch rain events in August so the soil is looking good, but one more rain will do the trick for these May 4th planted beans. Tallest we have seen so far with a canopy of 52 inches. Distance between nodes was 3 inches. Saw some Brown Leaf Spot and some insect feeding, but when it is all said and done these will yield nicely. We rate this field as Good to Excellent.Overall County Observations – More good crops that have had steady rain all growing season. Beans looks good all the way down Route 4.Click on the pictures for a closer lookCrawford CountyCrawford CountyCrawford CountyCrawford CountyCrawford CountyCrawford CountyCrawford CountyCrawford CountySeneca CountyCorn: We met the farmer of these fields and found out the planting date was May 8th. They got quite a bit of rain after that and then dried up and have gotten some whistle wetters after than, but nothing significant. Ear set was high here and disease and insect pressures were non existent. Our yield estimate here is 201.Soybeans: Beans were planted on May 9th and as you can see by the pictures, our 2 scouts found two very different spots of the field. We haven’t seen this kind of variability all day in the same field. Canopy height was 42 inches and distance between nodes was 2 inches. This field does need a shot of rain to help finish it off. We rate this field as Good to Excellent.Overall County Observation – This has been one of the drier counties of the day. Bean leaves were starting to flip in the heat of the day.Click on the pictures to get a closer lookSeneca CountySeneca CountySeneca CountySeneca CountySeneca CountySeneca CountySeneca CountySeneca CountyHuron CountyCorn: By far, the best looking field of corn we have seen today. The farmer told us he Y-dropped this field. Our sample doesn’t do the field justice, in our opinion, and it will be interesting to see after harvest just what this field was able to do. This plot is in early dent and the insect and disease pressure is very low. Ears filled out to the tip and there is still moisture in the soil. Our yield calc is 191.Soybeans: These tall beans were very well podded and clean, despite no application other than weed control. Canopy height was 38 inches and there were 2.5 inches between nodes. One of the healthiest beans we have seen on Day 1. We rate this field as excellent.Overall County Observation – Adequate moisture here will show the benefits at harvest. A lot of yards are being mowed today around here so lack of rain has not been an issue this growing season.Click on the pictures for a closer lookHuron County20180815_134215-660×440Huron CountyHuron CountyHuron County20180815_134215-660×440Huron CountyHuron County Ashland CountyCorn: This is the most significant tip-back we have seen so far today. Disease and insect pressures were low in this field. This field is in the dent stage and coming along. Our yield guess is 187.Soybeans: This field has overall good color and the ground has seen some moisture recently. Canopy is 34 inches high and the distance between nodes is 3 inches. Very low levels of Bacterial Leaf Blight and low amounts of insect feeding here. Pods are filling nicely and there are still some blooming happening. We rate this field as Good to Excellent.Overall County Observations – Rains here recently have helped and will help beans as they finish up. Timing of pollination may be a determent here with aborted kernels showing up.Click on the pictures for a closer lookWayne CountyWayne CountyWayne CountyWayne CountyWayne CountyWayne CountyWayne CountyWayne CountyWayne CountyCorn: Grey Leaf Spot was heavy below the ear and moving above the ear. It was heavy enough to have some effect on yields. The coons also had their way with this spot in the field. Pollination issues were also noticed here and tip back was also taking place. Our yield estimate is 176.Soybeans: More evidence of rain here with some spots of phytothera in low lying areas. Pods are filling nicely here and the only insects we saw were a very small number of Bean Leaf Beetle. Canopy height was 36 inches and distance between nodes was 2 inches. There was still some growth at the top of these stems so the potential is still there. We rate this field as Good.Overall County Observations – More consistency in this part of the state but these farmers could use a shot of rain in the near term. SDS is starting to pop up in more and more fields in this area.Click on the pictures for a closer lookWayne CountyWayne CountyWayne CountyWayne CountyWayne CountyWayne CountyWayne CountyWayne CountyHolmes CountyCorn: At one point (or multiple points) of the growing season the received some heavy rains here and high soil erosion and weak stalks can attest to that. Along with some Northern Corn Leaf Blight, we also ran into some rust and Eyespot. Insect pressure was low and there was some tip back. Our yield guess is 177.Soybeans: Didn’t take two steps into this field and we saw some Frogeye and Downey, along with Bean Leaf Beetle and Japanese Beetle feeding. SDS was also found. Canopy height was 36 inches and distance between nodes wa 2 1/2 inches. There was a good, even stand in these 15 inch rows. We rate this field as Good.Overall County Observations – One thing we have noticed at our last two stops was how the soybean populations have been knocked back in this part of the state. That is allowing stalks to branch out very nicely. Fields are clean throughout the county. The quality of the crop has been very consistent.Click the pictures for a closer lookHolmes CountyHolmes CountyHolmes CountyHolmes CountyHolmes CountyHolmes CountyHolmes CountyHolmes CountyRichland CountyCorn: This area could use some rain and they might get some this evening. This field was planted on Memorial Day and in the milk stage. Ran into some pollination issues here, but overall this corn is in great shape with no disease or pests. Our yield guess here is 200.Soybeans: Population here was 145K and that explains a lot for how things has developed here. Top canopy was 48 inches with 2 inches between nodes. Very light Downy Mildew in this field and some beetles feeding. We counted several 4-bean pods and we rate this field as Excellent.Overall County Observations – Many of these fields were planted in the later window of May. They need a rain here, but all in all, crops are holding their own.For a closer look, click the picturesRichland CountyRichland CountyRichland CountyRichland CountyRichland CountyRichland CountyRichland CountyRichland CountyKnox CountyCorn: Our two samples here were vastly different and it was because one part of the field we stopped in were full of skips. Those are the types of things you can’t see from the road. With that said, the plant health was strong here and very little insect pressure. Some disease was noted on the lower leaves but the upper leaves were just fine. Tip back was definitely an issue. Our yield calc here is 157.Soybeans: Another tall field of beans here and they are healthy. The 15 inch row beans had a 43 inch canopy height and they were podded all the way to the top. No disease pressure, even on the lower leaves. No insects to see either. Easy to rate this field as Excellent.Overall County Observations: Many fields looked like they were planted late in this part of the state but giant rag has taken over many of the fields we drove by. As we have said many times already, beans are looking really nice.Click on the pictures for a closer lookKnox CountyKnox CountyKnox CountyKnox CountyKnox CountyKnox CountyKnox CountyKnox CountyMorrow CountyCorn: It is easy to see they have had more moisture here that parts just south of here. This field, in the dent stage, had some skips and had fired from early nitrogen loss and/or that excess rain. The stalks were extremely tall and due to the skips about 15% of them had a second ear. Our yield guess here is 167.Soybeans: These are the tallest beans we have seen thus far and the roots system was impressive. Canopy height was 40 inches and the distance between nodes was 2 inches. Disease pressure was light and only saw a few beetles throughout. We rate this field as good.Overall County Observations – There were a lot of wet spots as we drive through this county and noticeable weed control issues. Disease was mostly noticed on the lower leaves, also a result of early, heavy rains.Click on images for a closer lookMorrow CountyMorrow CountyMorrow CountyMorrow CountyMorrow CountyMorrow CountyMorrow CountyMorrow CountyLicking CountyCorn: Really nice corn here. No insect pressure to speak of and very little gray, charcoal and northern. Ear fill is excellent and stalk strength was great. A 20 around helped bump our calculation. Our yield estimate here is a solid 209.Soybeans: These soybeans have branched out very nicely and the field is very clean here. Canopy height was 33 inches and these was a average of 1.75 inches between nodes. We noticed some Frog Eye and Bacteria Leaf Blight, but very low impacts. Same goes for insect pressure. We rate this field as Excellent.General County Observations – We didn’t see as much firing here as we did in Delaware. Maybe a little more moisture here. Beans looked really nice throughout the county.Click on the photos for a closer lookLicking CountyLicking CountyLicking CountyLicking CountyLicking CountyLicking CountyLicking CountyLicking CountyDelaware CountyCorn: We have a feeling we will see a lot of firing in corn over the next two days, but we won’t really know if that is because of deficiency or because of dry conditions early in the growing season. We have two Delaware County farmers on this route and they think the latter may be the case in this field. We saw some grey but very low amounts. Overall, this corn looks to be in good shape. Our yield guess here is 206.Soybeans: These beans were not as far along as we were expecting, so we talked with the farmer here and this field was planted after a hay crop. With that said, these beans have excellent potential. Canopy height was 29 inches and the distance between nodes was 3 inches. Minimal Frog Eye and Japanese Beetle feeding. We rate this field as Good.General County Observations – Premature firing due to dry conditions was noticed on multiple fields, but corn looks like it has recovered for the most part with more favorable conditions later in the season.Click on the photos for a closer lookDelaware CountyDelaware CountyDelaware CountyDelaware CountyDelaware CountyDelaware CountyDelaware CountyDelaware County
Over 46,000 people from Mandsaur and Neemuch districts were shifted to safer places by late Sunday even as heavy rain continued to lash the western region of Madhya Pradesh, a government spokesperson has announced. The Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rainfall in 10 districts, including Indore.The two neighbouring districts have received incessant rain since last few days and lives have been completely disrupted. “More than 45,000 people have been rescued from 100 to 125 villages in Mandsaur. Some of these villages have been fully vacated while there has been partial evacuation in others,” said Manoj Path joint director of Public Relations in a message on Sunday evening. In addition, 32,000 families in the catchment area of Indira Sagar and Sardar Sarovar dams are at risk of being inundated, with the water rising alarmingly in the two dams. There is no relief likely from the rain fury in the two districts till Monday evening, the Met office cautioned. Extremely heavy rainfall is forecast in part of Mandsaur, Neemuch, Agar Malwa and Alirajpur regions till Monday. Heavy rainfall might occur at few places in 10 districts, including Indore. Rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at most places in around 31 districts of the state, including Bhopal on Monday morning.Civil society organisations have appealed to the government of Madhya Pradesh to help rescue the affected families in the Narmada valley. Nisarpur near Barwani, which was meant to rehabilitate the project-affected families, is almost submerged with the rain continuing unabated. The previous BJP government, had, in an affidavit claimed before the Supreme Court that it would have completed the evacuation of all residing there. Rescue operations were in full swing, said a State government official from Neemuch. “We are keeping a close watch on the situation,” he added. Nearly 2,300 people were evacuated from the flooded Rampura town in Neemuch district after an alarming rise in the backwater level of Gandhi Sagar Dam in Mandsaur, he said.Rescuers kept a vigil during the night before bringing the flood-hit people to relief camps on Sunday, he said. Mandsaur received 218 mm rain while Manasa town in Neemuch got 243 mm rain in 24 hours ending Sunday morning, as per the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) office here.The Mandsaur district received total 1,927.8 mm rain from June 1 till date, against average rainfall of 742.1 mm, the Met said. Neemuch got total 1,569.7 mm rain so far this monsoon against 706.9 mm average. After heavy rains, 19 sluice gates of Gandhi Sagar Dam were opened and 4.93 lakh cusec water was being discharged, the dam project’s sub-divisional officer N.P. Dev said. The released water was gushing downstream to flood parts of Rajasthan. Intermittent showers on Sunday lashed several parts of Madhya Pradesh, which has so far received 33% more rain than the season’s average, the IMD said. The monsoon has weakened a bit in eastern Madhya Pradesh but is active in western parts of the state, IMD Bhopal office’s senior meteorologist G.D. Mishra said.The BJP wll launch a State-wide agitation from September 22 if the farmers’ who have lost their crops are not compensated by then, former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced on Sunday evening. He said the Congress government in the State should reach out to the people affected by the heavy downpour and added that Chief Minister Kamal Nath had not been visible in the State.The former Chief Minister also pledged to donate his one month salary as MLA for the people ravaged by the floods.