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first_img Data released by the Department of Agriculture indicates net farm income could rise 10 percent this year to roughly $69 billion, following a 16 percent decline in 2018. But American Farm Bureau Federation Chief Economist John Newton says these early projections offer a best-case scenario.“It’s important for folks to remember that this is a very, very early estimate of what farm income could look like in 2019. USDA assumes in this forecast record production of livestock products, they assume trend yields for many of the major field crops, and they also assume slightly higher prices for many of the commodities, except for pork and soybeans.”Newton says there are many uncertainties that could change this outlook.“The expectation is for slightly higher farm income in 2019, but this is still a really early estimate. A number of uncertainties remain when you think about weather conditions, you think about acreage allocations, and ultimately, we need to see these tariffs removed for us to continue to serve those key export markets.”He says the forecast also shows a low return on assets for farmers and ranchers.“USDA’s most recent projections have U.S. farmer, on average, return to assets of about 1.3 percent. That’s about half what you would get from the U.S. Treasury equities, and well below the average rate of return for many other financial instruments. And this is at a level that we haven’t seen since the ‘80s and 2000s. So, return on assets remains very, very low.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Economists Explain USDA’s Early Projections for Increased Farm Income in ’19 Economists Explain USDA’s Early Projections for Increased Farm Income in ’19 SHARE By NAFB News Service – Mar 10, 2019 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleCommentary: It is National Ag Day, AgainNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for March 11, 2019 NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

first_imgJamaica’s Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange, says she’s confident that the future of Jamaica’s track and field is in good hands following “the exceptional performances of the national team at the IAAF World Under 20 Championships” which ended on Sunday in Tampere, Finland.Jamaica finished second on the medals table with four gold, five silver and three bronze for a total of 12 medals.  Kenya finished at the top of the medals table with six gold, four silver and one bronze for a total of 11 medals.Particularly please with Brianna Williams performance Grange said she was particularly pleased with the performance of 16-year-old Briana Williams who secured the sprint double on Saturday after winning the 200M in a championship record of 22.50.  Williams had earlier won the 100M in a time of 11.16.“Briana is just 16 years old and she has been able to dominate athletes who are older than she is and deliver so well for Jamaica.  She is already an extraordinary athlete and we look forward to watching and supporting her for many years to come.  I had the opportunity to speak with Briana’s mother to offer sincerest congratulations on behalf of the nation and I look forward to welcoming home Briana and all the members of this very good youth team,” said Minister Grange.Williams has emulated Jamaica’s track superstar Veronica Campbell Brown in becoming one of the youngest athletes to take the sprint double at the prestigious championships.Continues to world’s sprint capital“There is no doubt that Jamaica continues to be sprint capital of the world. The performances of our young team solidify that position. I am happy to see that we are reaping rich dividends from the investment of resources, energy and time that has been put into our track and field program by all our stakeholders,” said Grange.She  also congratulated Kai Chang winner of the Discus Throw; Damion Thomas who won the 110M Hurdles; Orlando Bennett silver medalist in 100M Hurdles; Britany Anderson silver medalist in 100M Hurdles; Shiann Salmon silver medalist in the 400M Hurdles; the men’s 4x100M team who got silver in their event; the women’s 4X400M team who got the bronze; Wayne Pinnock bronze medalist in the Long Jump; and Chantz Sawyers bronze medalist in the 400 meeters.The Minister offered special encouragement to rising star Christopher Taylor who finished second in the 400 meters:“Christopher is a young athlete, a very special athlete who has been having a wonderful season over 100 and 200 meters, especially.  I am very proud of his performance in the 400 meters and this experience will help to propel him as he continues to shine for Jamaica.“I take this opportunity to commend all members of the Jamaica team that represented our country so well in Finland. We are proud of you and anticipate even greater performances in the future.”last_img read more

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Bumgarner came into Friday night with a 20-inning scoreless streak at AT&T Park. He also is 15-10 lifetime against the Dodgers and has allowed them a .227 batting average over the years. “But they’ve got so much depth over there, it’s tough to get a matchup against them,” Bochy said.David Freese, a Dodger for less than a month, brought a 7-for-15 worksheet into Friday’s game against Bumgarner. Kiké Hernandez, who has four homers in 36 at-bats against Bumgarner, was leading off.Hernandez then got three singles off Bumgarner and is now 19-for-40 lifetime against him. Justin Turner followed the third single with a home run that put the Dodgers up 3-1, and Bumgarner left after six innings and 112 pitches.However, Yasiel Puig was not in the lineup, a disappointment for those who have enjoyed their annual staredowns.“They got 40 guys over there, so we don’t need any bench-clearings tonight,” Bochy said. “We’re outnumbered.” The Giants are having a miserable season by their standards, although it hasn’t affected their attendance, fourth-best in baseball.They came in 73-86 and have hit .220 since the All-Star break. No one has finished a season like that since the 1974 Padres (.214), and the Giants have no current player with more than 54 runs batted in. The club has already fired General Manager Bobby Evans.San Francisco is 39 games below .500 since it won the 2014 World Series, its third in a five-year span. It traded for Andrew McCutchen in a vain attempt to maintain appearances, and now McCutchen plays for the Yankees.Still, the opportunity to deal the Dodgers a blue offseason, or at least to deny them a sixth consecutive NL West title, still resonates.“I think it’s good for the young players to experience it,” Bochy said. “They’re playing in games that mean something, and there’s excitement, and there’s even a little pressure.”Plus, there’s an old-time ethic in holding up your end during a pennant race. Bochy maintained Bumgarner would have started Friday against the Rockies as well as the Dodgers.There was a little grumbling in Dodger circles over the supine way the Phillies approached their series in Colorado, losing all four games. But the Phillies played the best lineups they could. Maybe they weren’t grinding, but the Dodgers shouldn’t have needed their help.This evoked memories of 1993, when there wasn’t a wild-card, and San Francisco was in the process of winning 103 games. However, it was in the same division as Atlanta, which got to feast on Colorado in its final weekend. This is back when starting pitching was actually valued, and the Braves rolled out Steve Avery, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine.Related Articles SAN FRANCISCO — Originally, Madison Bumgarner’s pitching turn was Wednesday. Then the Dodgers’ world turned.Two losses in Arizona loosened the Dodgers’ hammerlock on the National League West. The weekend in San Francisco would not be devoted to filling up box scores with names of extra men.It would instead determine where, when and whether the Dodgers would take their meticulously-planned operation into the playoffs. Bumgarner, the Giants left-hander who peers across the diamond at the Dodgers like a hunter views a 7-point buck, wanted to be a part of their complications.“We’ve been talking about it for a while,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said before the three-game series began Friday night. “We wanted to get a start for (Casey) Kelly, and do you want him to start against the Dodgers Friday or against San Diego Wednesday? So you want to do the right thing.” Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Meanwhile, the Giants had four at Dodger Stadium, against a Dodgers team that was flailing to finish at .500.Tommy Lasorda implored the Dodgers on Sunday morning to go out there and beat the Giants because of Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges, etc. And they did, beating up on Salomon Torres and winning 12-1.But there’s a part of the story that the Dodgers leave out. The Giants won the first three games of that series. They won a game that featured a starting pitching matchup of Bryan Hickerson vs. Orel Hershiser, and they won another one when Lasorda decided it would be no problem if young Omar Daal faced Barry Bonds with first base open.The Giants finished the season 14-3 and set an 88-year high for wins. Their season ended right there, with Hershiser taunting the Giants and Matt Williams promising to try to hit every line drive up the middle thereafter with Hershiser on the mound.Now they gather again. “It’s fitting,” said Dave Roberts, the Dodgers manager, hoping it won’t be too tight.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more

first_imgLeBron, calling T Lue after the Frank Vogel hire: pic.twitter.com/QrQwDfo9SU— Mpho Koaho 🏁 (@MphoAK) May 11, 2019 “11 years from now I’ll be coaching you … Just watch.” pic.twitter.com/HwqDx70O04— ESPN (@espn) May 11, 2019 Reaction: Jason Kidd during Frank Vogel’s entire tenure pic.twitter.com/QJ61pnhNZ3— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) May 11, 2019 The Lakers feel good about the addition of Kidd but the move did raise eyebrows within the NBA Twitter community: At a young age, Vogel could have been considered a basketball prodigy.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jason Kidd fer sure the security blanket for when Vogel gets canned 2 months in— Sandor Clegane (@JacobIsABeasstt) May 11, 2019 Frank Vogel agreed to become the Los Angeles Lakers’ next head coach, days after Tyronn Lue decided to remove himself as a candidate for the position.The team’s desire to add Jason Kidd to the coaching staff was one of several factors that pushed Lue away from the job, according to reports.That did not deter Vogel from taking the job and adding Kidd on as an assistant coach.Lakers hiring Frank Vogel as next head coach, Jason Kidd as an assistantlast_img read more

first_imgNorth Carolina freshman punt returner Ryan Switzer (3) smiles as he trots off the field with guard Landon Turner (78) and wide receiver Roy Smith (81) after an NCAA football game against Pittsburgh on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Pittsburgh. Switzer returned two punts for touchdowns in North Carolina’s 34-27 win.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)by Will GravesAP Sports WriterPITTSBURGH (AP) – His team’s momentum gone and time winding down, North Carolina freshman punt returner Ryan Switzer saw the ball drift toward him and had just a single thought running through his mind.“I wasn’t going to fair catch that one,” Switzer said.Good call.Switzer hauled in the kick from Pittsburgh’s Matt Yakolic, darted left down the sideline then completely reversed field on his way to a 61-yard touchdown that lifted the streaking Tar Heels to a 34-27 win over the enigmatic Panthers.The score was Switzer’s second of the game and third in the last two weeks, both school records.“When I saw him go up the sideline, I was like, ‘He’s gone,’” North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams said. “I know what he can do. I’ve been on him all year. I told him, ‘When your time comes, just keep performing.”North Carolina (5-5, 4-3 ACC) needed Switzer to come through after blowing a 24-point second-half lead. The Tar Heels appeared to be in full control when Thomas Moore’s second field goal made it 27-3 with 12:51 to play in the third quarter.It disappeared over the next 20 minutes, as Pitt quarterback Tom Savage shook off a relentless North Carolina pass rush to lead a frantic rally. The Panthers tied it at 27 on James Conner’s 2-yard plunge with 8:52 to play. Pitt mounted one last drive after Switzer’s second score, but Conner was stuffed on fourth-and-1 at the North Carolina 26 with 1:10 to go and the Tar Heels escaped with their fourth straight victory after a 1-5 start.“We talk about adversity all the time and what you have to do with it,” North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said. “They didn’t blink and kept believing in each other.”Williams ran for two touchdowns to overcome a shaky day passing and the Tar Heels sacked Savage seven times, including 3˝ by defensive end Kareem Martin.“He’s a senior that understands we are running out of opportunities and he’s making the most out of every one of them,” Fedora said of Martin.Savage completed 23 of 38 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns for the Panthers (5-5, 2-4), both scores and more of the yards coming after he left the game briefly late in the second quarter with a left knee injury.He returned to start the second half and was promptly sacked and fumbled on his first pass attempt. The Tar Heels recovered and Moore’s second field goal seemed to have North Carolina firmly in control.Instead, the Panthers flirted with one of the greatest comebacks in program history.“I appreciate that he’s a warrior,” Pitt coach Paul Chryst said. “I appreciate what he does. I love the way he plays. He’s pretty even keeled and obviously competitive.”So, it turns out, are the Tar Heels, who have emerged from the ashes of a brutal first half of the season to move within a game of becoming bowl eligible.North Carolina came in surging, winning its previous three games by an average of 21 points. The Tar Heels seemed to be well on their way to another one, taking advantage of choppy play by the Panthers, who were hoping to avoid a letdown after rallying to beat Notre Dame last weekend.Chryst allowed he wasn’t sure how his team would respond after the biggest victory of his two-year tenure and was treated to another uneven performance in a season full of them.The Panthers marched 64 yards on the opening drive for a field goal and was deep in North Carolina territory on its second drive when Savage scrambled to his left and had the ball knocked out of his hand by Martin. Travis Hughes recovered and in an instant Pitt’s momentum vanished.North Carolina ripped off the game’s next 27 points.Williams was erratic when dropping back to throw, completing just 15 of 27 passes for 173 yards. He was dynamic, however, when tucking the ball under his right arm. He ran for 79 yards, including touchdown runs of 16 and 10 yards.For a long stretch, the Panthers had no answer as North Carolina’s rejuvenated defense, which was so abysmal earlier in the season associate head coach Vic Koennig said he was “disenchanted” by his group’s play, seemed to put a body on Savage after every snap.During one five-possession span in the second and third quarters, Savage endured six sacks, avoided another by intentionally grounding the ball by switching the ball to his left (non-throwing) hand and fell in a heap clutching his knee at the end of a lengthy scramble.Still, he hung around and put the Panthers in position to earn their sixth victory and become bowl eligible for the sixth straight season. That goal will have to wait until next week at the earliest thanks to Switzer.last_img read more

first_imgOAKLAND — The Raiders just learned how far away they are from the top of the AFC West Sunday.And they learned it in the blink of an eye.Patrick Mahomes got hot in the second quarter — about the same time Derek Carr cooled off — and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Raiders 28-10 before a sellout crowd at the Coliseum. CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device Carr and the Raiders built a 10-0 lead on their first two possessions, looking much like …last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest One of the requirements for the registration of XtendiMAx, Engenia, and FeXapan is the investigation of any non-performance (ineffective control) by the respective companies, which then has to be reported to the U.S. EPA. The goal of this reporting is apparently to try to track the development of resistance as soon as it occurs in a few fields, which would then allow time to modify practices so that the rate of resistance in other fields is slowed.  We encourage growers and consultants to take the time to scout for non-performance, within 14 days after application according to information from labels. Problems with control can be reported to the three companies via online sites or toll-free numbers as follows, or directly to company representatives.Monsanto (XtendiMax) – 1-844-RRXTENDBASF (Engenia) – www.Non-Performance.BASF.USDuPont (FeXapan) – 1-888-6-DUPONTProblems with off-target movement from spray particle drift or vapor drift (volatility) can be reported to the three companies the same way. We would encourage growers experiencing these problems to contact the companies or their representatives, but unlike non-performance, they are not required to investigate and report these to the USEPA. Given that these problems are usually the result of not following label guidelines or appropriate application practices, the primary contact would be the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Contact the ODA Pesticide and Fertilizer Regulation Section at 614-728-6987.last_img read more

first_imgTio, despite his hot shooting, said he still needs to adjust to playing in the UAAP and it just so happened he had the stroke against the Fighting Maroons.“I won’t say I already grasp the UAAP but at that moment I was feeling good so I had the confidence to shoot,” said Tio. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Tio was perfect from the field going 6-for-6 en route to 14 points in just 11 minutes as he helped Ateneo flatten University of the Philippines, 92-71, at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I was excited to play but I wasn’t thinking that I had to score this amount of points, I just wanted to make sure that I played correctly,” said Tio, who had 10 points in the fourth quarter alone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 5-foot-11 guard wasn’t able to play in Season 79 as he couldn’t secure a Philippine passport in time and was considered as a foreigner.Ateneo had Nigerian Chibueze Ikeh in the roster and the UAAP allows just one foreigner per roster.center_img SEA Games medal-winning PH sepak takraw team treated to hearty lunch Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo guard Tyler Tio had to sit out Season 79 due to his citizenship, and when Season 80 started he had to wait once again as his bum ankle wouldn’t allow him to play.So when he finally got the chance to hit the floor on Wednesday, the Canadian-born guard released his pent-up frustrations.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgEngland ‘He ran into my arm’ – Walker disappointed with penalty decision after England win Goal 04:56 6/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Kyle Walker, England Getty England World Cup Tunisia v England Tunisia The Man City star found himself on the wrong side of Wilmar Rondon in conceding a dubious first-half spot kick England defender Kyle Walker was bemused by the decision to give a penalty against him in the first half of the Three Lions’ World Cup triumph over Tunisia. Gareth Southgate’s men were pegged back after Harry Kane turned home for an early lead when referee Wilmar Rondon punished Walker’s challenge on Fakhreddine Ben Youssef. Ferjani Sassi made no mistake from the spot, and England were left to struggle against a resolute backline until Kane finally ensured three points with a last-minute header to make it 2-1.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move And after the final whistle the Manchester City man admitted he did not believe he deserved to be punished. “In the Premier League it probably wasn’t a foul, but in the World Cup it was,” he said to the BBC. “I got a call from Kieran (Trippier) to leave it so I tried to make myself as big as possible, and he ran into my arm.”We have worked hard and all of us deserve those three points.”We played some good stuff and created a lot in the first half. We are not the finished article. I’m not a big talker, I don’t like to voice my opinions but I said I will run and give everything for this team.”It’s good to win. A pat on the back for us.”There were ups and downs for me personally, but I think it (the result) just shows the work we have done for the last three weeks prior to the game. The important thing is we got the three points and it’s always nice to win it at the end.”Fellow defender Harry Maguire agreed that the penalty was “soft”, but praised his side’s resolve in bouncing back to take all three points. “The first half we should have been clear. We conceded a soft penalty – we knew we didn’t want to concede the next goal. We kept our shape and ‘H’ has done it again,” he said, referring to Kane’s double strike. Harry Kane England World Cup“It was really warm, we wanted to start really well and we did. We missed clear-cut chances that you don’t get much at this level.”We knew we’d get more chances and it’s come right at the death.”On Harry Kane not winning a penalty after he appeared to be wrestled to the ground in both the first and second half, Maguire said: “It was as much a penalty as they got. You know ‘H’ is always in the right place at the right time and when he gets that chance he’ll take it.”I had a couple of nervy passes in the first half – it’s a big occasion and your first game at this high pressure. You have to focus and concentrate and I feel I grew into the game.”It’s a massive three points and we can now build some momentum.”England will be back in action on Sunday, when they face Panama in the second round of Group G fixtures.last_img read more