NFU Issues Priorities for Farm Bill Conference Committee

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first_imgFurther high priorities include establishing fixed reference prices for commodity programs, enacting an inventory management tool as part of the dairy safety net, providing $900 million in mandatory funding for renewable energy efforts, opposition to adverse amendments to Country-of-Origin Labeling, and including adequate funding levels for the Farmers Market and Local Foods Promotion Program. “Rescinding permanent law would remove the incentive to update and reauthorize the farm bill, leaving conservation, renewable energy, rural development, research, trade and other provisions without authority to continue,” said Johnson. Home Indiana Agriculture News NFU Issues Priorities for Farm Bill Conference Committee NFU Issues Priorities for Farm Bill Conference Committee SHARE  National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter today to the members of Congress recently named to the 2013 Farm Bill conference committee outlining NFU’s priorities for the final version of the legislation. “NFU is pleased to see the farm bill process move forward with the appointment of conferees,” said Johnson. “As you and other conferees begin formulating your positions on important farm bill conference issues, I urge you to consider the priorities of U.S. family farmers, ranchers, rural communities and hungry Americans.” The letter outlined key issues such as maintaining farm bill permanent law, as enacted in 1938 and 1949, which provide a regular requirement for Congress to update and review farm and related policy. By Gary Truitt – Oct 15, 2013 Facebook Twitter The letter also highlighted 18 other important farm bill issues on which NFU has taken a position. “I urge the conference committee to take swift action so that we can ensure certainty for all Americans with a new farm bill signed into law before the end of the year,” said Johnson. Click here to read the letter. Previous articleU.S. Government Will Fine Texas Fertilizer PlantNext articleACE Concerned EPA May Give in to Oil Lobby Pressure Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more


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first_imgNews News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says May 3, 2021 Find out more RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Reporters Without Borders today made available a photograph of slain Afghan driver and fixer Sayed Agha and called on the media to publish it as a tribute to his contribution to press freedom. The photo was obtained thanks to British journalist Thomas Coghlan, who worked with Agha.Taliban under the command of Mullah Dadullah falsely accused Agha of spying and cut his throat after taking him prisoner along with Italian journalist Daniele Mastrogiacomo, for whom he was working. The Taliban returned the body to his family on 24 March. Another Afghan journalist employed by Mastrogiacomo, Adjmal Nasqhbandi, is still being held by the Taliban.”The drivers, interpreters and fixers working for foreign journalists in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan have for years been paying dearly for the cause of press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is important to pay them homage, and one way of doing this is to put a face to those who have died while doing their job in dangerous conditions.”The organisation added: “We appeal to the Afghan and international media to pay tribute to Agha by publishing his photograph.” June 2, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News RSF_en Newscenter_img March 11, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation Receive email alerts to go further Follow the news on Afghanistan Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” AfghanistanAsia – Pacific March 28, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media urged to publish photo in homage to slain Afghan fixerlast_img read more


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first_imgColumbus, IN—If you planned to visit the Kohl’s in Columbus for some 24-hour shopping, you might want to hold that thought.  The Columbus Fire Department was dispatched to Kohl’s on Saturday after a fire alarm manual pull lever was activated. Firefighters arrived on the scene and found an activated sprinkler head discharging water near the front of the store.A large volume of water was released from a single sprinkler head above a drop ceiling causing portions of the ceiling to collapse onto the floor, drenching merchandise racks near the cashier area. The entrance floor was flooded with about one-half inch of water.Firefighters turned off the water system, as well as the electric service to the building for safety purposes. CFD advised the store to remain closed until damages can be fully assessed and repairs can be completed. Kohl’s said it may not open again for a few days.Investigators say that the incident likely occurred as a result of a faulty sprinkler head.last_img read more


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first_img[Jen Small/ The Badger Herald] Junior Deme Morales had a big weekend, recording a team high 17 kills and 13 digs in UW’s Friday matchup with Kansas.The Wisconsin volleyball team came in as not only host to, but as a favorite to win the InnTowner Invitational. The Badgers started play Friday against Kansas with a perfect 6-0 record and a new No. 25 ranking. Although they finished second with a 2-1 record for the tournament, UW had to fight through injuries to get to that point. After losing senior Annemarie Hickey earlier in the week, and juniors Courtney Thomas and Dominique Thompson playing through injuries, the Badgers needed someone to step up.That someone was junior Deme Morales.Filling in as outside hitter for the injured Hickey, Morales began her explosive weekend Friday, recording a team high 17 kills and 13 digs. She set career highs in both of those categories as well total attacks, 47, and blocks, four. Head coach Kelly Sheffield was happy with the way Morales stepped up on such short notice.“We had to change our lineup about 48 hours ago,” Sheffield said after losing Hickey for the weekend. “I thought Deme Morales was really, really good tonight. She’s a warrior, has a heart of a lion.”“It felt awesome,” Morales said on having such a big Friday night. “I know I need to get that going sooner if we want our team to excel.”And excel is what Morales and the rest of the Badgers did Saturday. Bouncing back from the loss to Kansas, UW had a four set win over Milwaukee and a three set win against Bowling Green to close out the tournament with a record of 2-1.Saturday, Morales continued her strong performance with 12 kills and 13 digs against Milwaukee, before closing out the tournament with another eight kills and eight digs against Bowling Green. Her three game performance earned her all-tournament honors alongside teammate, junior setter Ellen Chapman.After such a promising weekend from Morales, she will be looking to build on her performance as the team heads into its final nonconference tournament this weekend and Big Ten play. Effort and being a team player will help her do that.“Selling out every game,” Morales said about how she’ll continue her success for the rest of the season. “Trying to help out my teammates and be as much of a team player as I can be every single game.”Carlini makes home debutThe InnTowner Invitational was also the first chance for Badger fans in Madison to see 2012 Gatorade National Player of the Year Lauren Carlini. The freshman setter led the Badgers with 44 assists per game and managed to add on 14 digs per game. Despite playing in earlier games this season, Carlini was anxious to play her first game at the Field House.“I usually don’t get butterflies before I play, but today I definitely had some butterflies…not in a nervous way, just anxious,” Carlini said. “The crowd especially was amazing, and the atmosphere felt awesome.”Carlini’s presence was especially felt in the second game against Milwaukee as she turned in a 50-kill, 20-dig performance. Sheffield was happy with how Carlini played but knows she has some things to work on as well.“I thought she had her moments where she was really good, and then there were other moments where she looks like it was her third college match,” Sheffield said. “She’s awfully, awfully talented. She and I will watch some film, and there will be some things that she wished she hadn’t done, but that’s part of the growing process.”After the tournament was over, Sheffield raved about Carlini’s work ethic.“[Carlini] is a perfectionist, she wants to be great,” Sheffield said. “She studies the game. We had two matches today and she’s up there watching film of not just opponents, but studying herself. She was in video; probably watched two or three hours of video today on top of the two matches. She’s trying to be really good.”If the InnTowner Tournament is any indication, Carlini could become a crucial cog in the team as they look to begin a challenging Big Ten schedule in the coming weeks.last_img read more