Harvest 2019 is Going to be a Challenge

first_img Facebook Twitter Harvest 2019 is Going to be a Challenge SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Oct 3, 2019 Harvest 2019 is Going to be a ChallengeJust about every part of this year’s growing season has been a challenge from planting to weed control. Harvest will be no different.The 2019 harvest is slowly getting underway in some parts of the state. It’s going to be a difficult one for many reasons, but primarily because of the extreme variability in crop development.Lance Shepherd, with Pioneer, says, “We are definitely going to be harvesting different moisture levels in corn and even in soybeans. So, the drying process will be much different this year since moisture levels will vary widely in different parts of the field.”Brain Bush, a Pioneer agronomist in SE Indiana, told HAT that in his area moisture levels differ widely from one end of a row to the other.While very few growers are expecting record yields, Shepherd believes that it will not be that bad considering what the crop has been through.“Many growers will agree that they did not plan into ideal conditions this spring, yet I see yields as rather good considering that this crop has been through,” he states.Early yield numbers in SE Indiana have been very disappointing. Shepherd feels yields in NE Indiana will be better.“I still think we are going to be in the 160bpa to 180bpa on corn. I don’t think we will be breaking any records in 2019.”He added that harvest activity in the NE has been spotty but is expected to ramp up this weekend and into next week. Home Indiana Agriculture News Harvest 2019 is Going to be a Challenge Previous articleNortheast Indiana Harvest update and Corn, Soybean Market Rally Comes to a Halt on the HAT Thursday Morning EditionNext articleUsing a Mix of Maturities will be a 2019 Season Takeaway Gary Truittlast_img read more

DAA’s monopoly bad for the country

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email NewsDAA’s monopoly bad for the countryBy Staff Reporter – May 23, 2017 1498 Advertisement LIMERICK Chamber has said that the DAA’s monopoly is bad for the country in its National Planning Framework submission.Allowing unregulated market domination by Dublin Airport is not in the national interest and will add further to its monopolistic position, one of the country’s largest business representative groups has stated.Limerick Chamber, the largest chamber in the Mid West and third largest in the country, has said that aviation must be one of the key focus areas for the government if it is to redress the current economic imbalance that is causing the divide between the Dublin region and the rest of the country to widen at an alarming rate and, at the same time, causing congestion and uncompetitiveness in the capital.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In its submission to the National Planning Framework, ‘Ireland 2040 – Our Plan’, which has been described by Chamber CEO James Ring as a pivotal framework for the future of the nation, the Chamber said that in the long-term, regional cities on the western half of the island will play a key role in rebalancing the national economy but policy must be put in place to direct that correction.Two key areas highlighted in the Chamber submission for promotion under the NPF were Shannon Airport and the Shannon Estuary. It is the single most important piece of planning in the interest of the wider nation that any government will take on in our lifetime. Minister Coveney must be congratulated on initiating this but we have to get it right.“We have an economy about to tip over on one side almost and the NPF is the opportunity to redress that. At the 100th anniversary commemorations of the birth of our greatest innovator and visionary from this region, Brendan O’Regan, this week we saw a video clip of him from 2004 in which he talked then about the struggle between the capital and the rest of the country. He talked about how Ireland’s greatness in the future depends on a successful outcome to that struggle as otherwise we damage the whole country by a congested capital that makes the capital itself an unpleasant place to live also. It’s amazing that 13 years on, not alone have we not corrected that but it’s getting worse. So now, with the NPF, we have the chance to get it right.“To do that we must create policy that will create an environment for the regions to fulfil their potential, create greater opportunity in the regions, relieve the burden from Dublin and make Dublin, as Dr. O’Regan suggested, a better place to live.“There’s a direct correlation between airport growth and regional growth. Right now, the DAA monopoly is mopping up the growth, with 86% of the market up from 81% five years ago. In the meantime, Cork’s market share has dropped alarming from 10% to 6.5% and Shannon to a lesser degree, from 5.9% to 5.5%. If the regions are to grow, which is essential, these airports must grow their market share. If they don’t, it can only lead to more growth in and pressure on Dublin and less growth in the regions. It must be dealt with,” he said.The Chamber submission calls for current aviation policy to be updated and aligned with the objectives of the NPF. “If the NPF is to be the guiding document for the development of our country, with a focus on supporting effective regional development and our second tier cities, it is vital that the 2015 National Aviation Policy should be updated to align with it.“Currently, much of the growth in passenger numbers is centred on Dublin Airport, which is further adding to its monopolistic position. Unregulated growth of Dublin Airport’s market share will not be in the national interest and will require careful regulation in the future if the Limerick, Galway and Cork cities are to drive their regions’ development in terms of attracting FDI, developing tourism and supporting indigenous industry.”Separately, recognising the importance of the Shannon Estuary, the submission proposes that the road network between Foynes (the country’s largest bulk port), Limerick and Dublin is upgraded and the disused rail-link to it reinstated. It also proposes that the NPF recognizes and supports the potential of a number of key Shannon Estuary as major investment locations, in particular, the site at Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, where a proposed LNG facility has the potential to create 650 construction jobs as well as 100 permanent jobs once completed and be a major addition to Ireland’s energy infrastructure.The development of the M20 between Cork and Limerick was highlighted as a major infrastructure requirement to support second tier cities and complete the Atlantic Corridor. It also recommends revitalising city centres and supporting city development plans, in particular Limerick 2030, to transform disused space and create Living Cities, support rural areas as they seek to diversify their economic base and address the ongoing delay in rolling out broadband. TAGSDAALIMERICK ChamberMid WestShannon airport Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins Twittercenter_img Linkedin WhatsApp Aer Lingus announcement for Shannon base – Limerick Chamber statement Print One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Previous articleNew beginnings for VTOS craft and design studentsNext articleFriars’ Gate to premiere Janey Dillis Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowelast_img read more

COMING HOME: Friends to gather at old country church

first_img BAND CAMP: Sound of the South rehearses for upcoming season Members of the Troy University Sound of the South hit the intramural field on campus Friday evening to rehearse sets… read more Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Sponsored Content COMING HOME: Friends to gather at old country church Print Article There’s always plenty of time for fellowship and a visit to the cemetery to remember and honor those whose lives were connected in some way to the church and the community, Boutwell said.The church and the community are steeped in local history.“China Grove was one of the first settled areas in Pike County,” Boutwell said. “Based on that, it is believed that Concord Primitive Baptist Church was established by the mid-1800s. The first church building would, in all likelihood, have been constructed of logs that were probably from trees cut on the property.”Unfortunately, no known records of the church have survived. If Thomas Wolf’s belief was right, then you really “can’t go home again.”But, if mistaken, even slightly, then going home again just might be possible.On Sunday, August 16 in the hinterlands of northeast Pike County, a group of believers will gather at historic Concord Primitive Baptist Church in China Grove to “go home again.” Published 3:00 am Monday, August 13, 2018 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author “The present building was built prior to 1900 and is called ‘the house’ – not the church,” Boutwell said. “I would suppose that’s because, in the early days, churches were often called the ‘church house.’ Those of us with ties to Concord Primitive Baptist Church call it ‘the house.’”When the church was built, there was no money to seal the building.“Money was tough back then,” Boutwell said. “Most of the people were farmers and they had few resources. So it was not until around 1900 that the church was sealed.”The construction of “the house” is unique in that it is one room with a ceiling that could be described as “primitively” vaulted. Whether that was done to improve the acoustics, for its aesthetic value or for some unknown reason, will perhaps never be known.“The church benches are rather unique,” Boutwell said. “They are made of wood slats and most of them are about 16 feet long. This was a Primitive Baptist Church, so the men sat on one side of the church and women sat on the other. There are shorter benches that were probably built for particular spaces or uses. The church held a lot of people and they sang without accompaniment. I imagine the walls of the church vibrated when they sang.”The congregation would have sung the hymns of Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts and other composers of hymns. Songs would have included “Arise My Soul Arise” and “Come Ye That Love the Lord.”Boutwell said the sermons surely were of the “fire and brimstone” kind.“I would have loved to have attended one of those early church services in that wonderful ol’ church,” she said. “But no services have been conducted in that church for at least 75 years.”Because of the close connection between the church and cemetery and the community, the cemetery became known as the Concord/China Grove Cemetery.The cemetery was in existence even before the church. Boutwell said people had to have a place to bury their loved ones so cemeteries were necessary. One grave in the cemetery was dated 1851.African American men and women, Confederate soldiers and World War II veterans are buried in the Concord/China Grove Cemetery. Baby boys and baby girls are buried there along with those whose lives were long. There are graves in the cemetery that are marked only by stones or hand-made bricks – “known only to God.”“What is so sad is that there are many unmarked graves,” Boutwell said. “No one knows how many unmarked graves there are or where they are. There are ways to locate unmarked graves. One day we might be able to locate the graves, but we’ll never know who is buried there.”On the third Sunday in August, those connected with the church, the cemetery and the community will come together and fellowship with dinner on the grounds. The “house” and the cemetery are taken care of by this group.“It’s a labor of love,” Boutwell said. “It’s important to us and those who come after us, that we maintain and protect what our ancestors left in our care. It’s important that others take up the torch and carry it forward.” Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Skip The third Sunday in August is the traditional date for homecoming at Concord Primitive Baptist Church. And those who come have strong ties to the church and to the community – “the ties that bind.”“All of us with ties to the church, to the China Grove Cemetery and to the community look forward to homecoming each year,” said Marsha Boutwell. “There’s just something special, something so meaningful, about gathering on the church grounds, under the old oak trees and sharing memories and stories with friends.”As with all homecomings, there’s dinner on the grounds and there’s also a short business meeting related to the upkeep of the cemetery. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

Thomas Meunier reveals transfer talks amid Arsenal and Man Utd speculation

first_img Comment Advertisement Advertisement Thomas Meunier has been linked with a move away from PSG (Picture: Getty)PSG defender Thomas Meunier has admitted that he has held talks with a dozen interested clubs since January amid speculation linking him to both Arsenal and Manchester United this summer.The 27-year-old has been linked with a £22m move away from PSG where he has spent the past three seasons with the Premier League tipped to be his next destination.Arsenal boss Unai Emery, who worked alongside Meunier during two seasons in the French capital, is particularly keen to sign the Belgian having encountered problems at right-back last season.Meunier has been coy over his future in recent weeks and hinted that he could leave PSG next summer on a free transfer should the club fail to receive a substantial bid for his services in the current transfer window.ADVERTISEMENT Thomas Meunier reveals transfer talks amid Arsenal and Man Utd speculation Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 4 Jun 2019 3:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link188Shares Unai Emery worked with Meunier at PSG (Picture: Getty)‘It’s something that could suit me,’ Meunier told Le Parisien when asked whether he could leave at the end of his contract next summer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I don’t think the club would make a lot of money from me, actually. I have a market value, but I’m a defender, I play one game out of three and I’m turning 28.‘It’s not like Adrien [Rabiot], who is worth €50m.’Although Arsenal and United appear to be the frontrunners to sign Meunier should he depart PSG, he insisted that a number of clubs have made contact over signing him.Meunier added: ‘There have been phone calls since January with interested clubs. There are a dozen clubs, all of which are in the top five of their leagues.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAlthough Meunier was not a guaranteed starter for Thomas Tuchel last season, he still made 31 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals and registering four assists.Emery is keen to sign Meunier to provide competition for Hector Bellerin while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has earmarked him as a possible successor to the departing Antonio Valencia.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorslast_img read more