Southland Sends 125 XC Athletes to NCAA South Central Regionals

first_imgFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A total of 125 student-athletes from 11 member institutions are set to represent the Southland Conference at the 2019 NCAA South Central Regional Cross Country Championships Friday morning. Events will be hosted by the University of Arkansas at AgriPark on the Razorbacks’ campus.The women’s 6k event is slated for an 11 a.m. CT start time, while the men’s 10k race will begin at noon. The top two finishing teams of each event will automatically qualify for the national championships. Four of the top individuals of each event, who do not finish on a qualifying team, will also advance to the national championships. Among each of the men’s and women’s divisions, the remaining 13 at-large teams and two additional individuals will be selected by the NCAA Division I Cross Country Subcommittee. The NCAA national championships will be hosted by Indiana State University Saturday, Nov. 23 at Lavern Gibson Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind.Abilene Christian, UIW, McNeese and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi lead the way with eight participants each heading into the men’s regional championship. Lamar and Stephen F. Austin will compete with seven runners apiece, followed by six competitors from Nicholls and five runners from Southeastern Louisiana. New Orleans and Sam Houston State will each compete with two runners.The Lamar men will look to continue their success from the Southland Championship where they claimed a first-place team finish along with a first-place individual finish by junior Jordan Rowe. Rowe crossed the finish line at the conference championship with a 24:01.7 clip in the 8k race. The Cardinals enter the regional championship ranked fourth in the latest South Central regional poll.Nicholls and Stephen F. Austin lead the way on the women’s side with nine runners each to mark the largest rosters among competing Southland teams. Abilene Christian, Central Arkansas, UIW and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will take on the field with eight runners apiece. McNeese has entered seven participants, while New Orleans rounds out the Southland representatives with two runners.The Bears are riding a high heading into Friday’s event after capturing their first Southland Conference title in program history. Central Arkansas landed five runners among the top-20 finishers to defeat SFA by a six-point margin at the conference championship.Arina Kleshchukova will also be in attendance for the Privateers after claiming Athlete of the Year honors at the Southland Championship. Kleshchukova has grabbed four first-place individual finishes this season, the latest coming at the Southland Championship where she clocked in at 20:50.5 in the 6k race.For complete race-day details, visit the 2019 NCAA South Central Regional Championships homepage. Southland Conference Women’s Entries (64)Abilene Christian (8) – Briahna Gerlach, Carnley Graham, Hannah Marut, Loren Rivera, Irene Rono, Sarah Wagler, Grace White, Lindsey WhiteCentral Arkansas (8) – Bekah Bostian, Julia Clark, Casey Gore, Gracie Hyde, Tamara Reeves, Sara Steimel, Kennedy Timmerman, Erin WoodwardUIW (8) – Ivette Alcanter, Dominique Allen, Maryn DeMaio, Alia Henderson, Megan Hernandez, Maddie Marrone, Alexis Quintero, Katherine RamirezLamar (5) – Katie Astin, Julie Emmerson, Faith Outing, Mya Taylor, Katy WhiteoakMcNeese (7) – Bonnie Andres, Jessica Fox, Ciara Gilroy, Sophie Grabner, Alissa Lander, Marta Lukijaniuk, Holley RobertsNew Orleans (2) – Arina Kleshchukova, Anna MartinNicholls (9) – Eleana Callejas, Skyler Goodman, Willow Johnson, Faith Keter, Joyce Kiplagat, Augusta Marie Christensen, Lara Reifers, Elsa Rijpstra, Myah RobichauxStephen F. Austin (9) – Isabel Borrego, Meredith Clayton, Madison Compass, Claire Crone, LaSean Davis, Megan Eichler, Kelsey Ramirez, Taryn Surratt, Rachel TaylorTexas A&M-Corpus Christi (8) – Alana Blankenship, Valentina Campos, Cambria Clark, Aeriel Garcia, Quin Johnson, Ashley King, Marissa Martinez, Jasmine Perez Southland Conference Men’s Entries (61)Abilene Christian (8) – Levi Chambers, Seth Crockett, Colton Gates, Trevon Hardy, Kevin Kipkosgei, Denis Lagat, Conner Miller, Gabriel TrevinoUIW (8) – Ryan Garza, Christopher Gonzalez, Spencer Herbstritt, Cash Kunkel, Aldo Nava, Nathan Perez, Steven Quintanilla, Armando VillarrealLamar (7) – Matthew Arnold, Liam Burthem, Kyle Garcia, Jack Gooch, Harry Halford, Declan Neary, Jordan RoweMcNeese (8) – Miguel Lopez-Barrera, Joey Croft, Aaron Gilliam, Luke Horgan, Henry Kiplagat, Markus Kopp, Damian O’Boyle, Daniel SainaNew Orleans (2) – David Hidalgo, Kolyn SaltzmanNicholls (6) – Hunter Batt, Tyler Granger, Olari Livingston, Octavio Vasquez Tilley, Preston Whisenhunt, Dustin WorleySam Houston State (2) – Andrew Bosquez, Austin ZirkelSoutheastern Louisiana (5) – Zachary Barthel, Anthony Cordero, Adam Cortez, Shea Foster, Thom ReyndersStephen F. Austin (7) – Pedro Fores, Parker Jones, Titus Kiplagat, Ben Murphy, Maxwell Murphy, Michael Urbina, Yoel YoelTexas A&M-Corpus Christi (8) – Andrew Gandy, Hunter Haas, Brandon Hutto, Matthew Lara, Juan Salinas, Marek Spriesterbach, Tristan Stellmach, Isaac Vargaslast_img read more

Foton rides diesel engine to victory over Cocolife

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “After the first match, all people start saying that maybe Foton is a very strong team,” said Branislav.Branislav emphasized that his players have yet to reach their full potential after three of them failed to meet his expectations.“It’s good that we won 3-1. But you saw that three players didn’t play the same level during our first match,” he said.Americans Tai Manu-Olevao and Taylor Fae Milton tallied 16 and 15 markers, respectively, for the Asset Managers, who took their second-straight setback in the tournament bankrolled by Cignal, Mikasa, Senoh, Mueller, Grand Sport, Rebisco, Island Rose, Cloudfone, UCPB Gen and Asics.Cignal and Petron, two powerhouse squads tipped to challenge Foton, were playing at press time.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? CONTRIBUTED PHOTOReigning champion Foton needed a little time to heat up before cruising to a 20-25, 25-17, 28-26, 25-18 victory over Cocolife in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Saturday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Serbian import Sara Klisura and Jaja Santiago spewed fire from all angles to tow the Tornadoes to their second straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments MOST READ In this win, Foton needed to warm up its engine before going full rev on its foes.And Klisura was at the forefront of the onslaught, finishing with 17 kills and five blocks for 22 points while Santiago uncorked 16 kills, three blocks and a pair of service aces.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMontenegrin Dragana Perunicic added 14 markers.Despite the win, Foton head coach Moro Branislav was still far from satisfied with his wards’ accomplishment. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set In people’s hearts, Ginebra always has a home Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Giuliani: `I do not get into debates with the Pope’

first_imgThis is not the first time Catholic politicians have faced a dilemma over the abortion issue. When Democrat John Kerry was running for President in 2004, St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke forbade him from taking Communion in his archdiocese. The abortion issue was already hounding Giuliani before he came to conservative Alabama, where he said again that he was personally opposed to abortion but believed ultimately “there has to be a right to choose,” a stance some have criticized as trying to have it both ways. “I’d have more respect for him if he just explained to me why he is pro-choice, rather than trying to stay in the middle,” said Brett Whitehead, 37, a general contractor and elected member of the Tuscaloosa County, Ala., school board who opposes abortion. “You can’t be one thing in New York and another in Tuscaloosa.” Whitehead was reacting after listening to Giuliani address a breakfast gathering of the Tuscaloosa County Republican Party about the economy. Others in the crowd said they were willing to look beyond Giuliani’s pro-choice views because they see him as the Republican with the best shot of winning. “I want to cast my vote where it will count,” said Charlie Martin, 48, a music director at a local Baptist church. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Issues like that, for me, are between me and my confessor,” he said. During his flight to Brazil Wednesday, the Pope told reporters he supports excommunicating Catholic politicians who recently legalized abortion in Mexico. “It is part of the \ code. It is based simply on the principle that the killing of an innocent human child is incompatible with going in Communion with the body of Christ,” Benedict said. When Giuliani was mayor, he loudly criticized the Vatican for getting involved in abortion politics, blasting Pope John Paul II in 1996 for condemning then-President Bill Clinton’s veto of a ban on so-called partial-birth abortions. “Such direct involvement in politics is not a good idea because I think it confuses people,” Giuliani said then. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Pope Benedict condemned politicians – like Rudy Giuliani – who support abortion rights and said Wednesday they should be excommunicated from the church. Giuliani, who took on the Vatican over abortion when he was mayor, declined to fire back Wednesday. “First of all, I do not get into debates with the Pope,” a smiling Giuliani told reporters here. “That is not a good idea, and not just because I am a Catholic.” But on a more serious note, the pro-choice Republican said if elected president he won’t be taking his cues from the Pope and will defy Benedict and other Catholic prelates who demand pro-choice Catholic politicians be denied Communion. last_img read more

Juve pull eight points clear, Napoli held by lowly Chievo

first_imgNapoli are now eight points behind Juventus, who beat SPAL 2-0 on Saturday with goals from in-form Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Mandzukic.“There’s no point looking at the Serie A table now. We’ll look and evaluate at the halfway point,” said Ancelotti.Inter Milan are a further point back in third following their comfortable 3-0 win over second-from-bottom Frosinone.Joaquin Correa snatched a last-gasp 1-1 draw with AC Milan for Lazio as both teams lost ground on the top three. The club from the capital are fourth but five points behind Inter, whose local rivals Milan are a further point back in fifth.Ancelotti’s side were frustrated by the side from Verona, who were playing their first game under new coach Domenico Di Carlo. He is their third manager this season after Lorenzo D’Anna was sacked in October and before him, former Italy boss Gian Piero Ventura, who quit after just four games.“We were too bland in everything we did today — in construction, ball recovery and finishing, which allowed Chievo to play a defensive game,” Ancelotti said.“But it was a good test ahead of Wednesday’s match against the Red Star. The tactical theme against Red Star will be the same.”Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino pulled off some fine saves, but was largely helped by Napoli’s wastefulness in front of goal.A curling shot from Lorenzo Insigne hit the post after 75 minutes and towering Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly missed a chance to snatch a late winner when his overhead kick from a corner shot flew just wide.“We’ve rediscovered the Chievo spirit,” said Di Carlo, whose side now have one point from 13 games after being deducted three for false accounting.– Correa rescues Lazio –Lazio and AC Milan lost ground on the top three with a 1-1 draw. © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTECorrea came off the bench to slot home for Lazio four minutes into added time and cancel out Franck Kessie’s deflected 78th-minute opener.Lazio had dominated the game in the Stadio Olimpico with Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma denying Ciro Immobile and Brazilian Wallace as the visitors struggled in the absence of suspended Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain.Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic netted after 28 minutes but it was ruled offside.Milan thought they had grabbed the three points when they broke through 12 minutes from time, Kessie beating Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha with a shot which took a deflection off Wallace.But Lazio stole a point in the final attack with Correa volleying a low angled shot past Donnarumma.Mid-table Sampdoria held city rivals Genoa 1-1 in the first derby since the bridge disaster which killed 43 in August.Fabio Quagliarella headed in for Sampdoria after eight minutes before Poland’s Krzysztof Piatek equalised from the spot on 17 minutes, to overtake Ronaldo at the top of the Serie A scorers’ list with ten goals.Earlier Parma, back in Serie A this season for the first time since 2015 after three straight promotions, beat Sassuolo 2-1 to overtake their local rivals in the table and move into the Europa League places in sixth with 20 points.Gervinho opened the scoring at the Stadio Tardini, with Bruno Alves adding a second after 25 minutes.Khouma Babacar pulled one back for Sassuolo from the spot after 36 minutes.Empoli came from two goals down to end Atalanta’s four-match winning streak with a last-gasp 3-2 win which moves them out of the relegation zone at the expense of Bologna, who held Fiorentina 0-0.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bottom club Chievo took a point from Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli. © AFP / Carlo HermannMILAN, Italy, Nov 26 – Juventus’ bid for an eighth consecutive Serie A title were boosted on Saturday after title-chasing Napoli’s ambitions took a knock with a goalless draw against bottom club Chievo.Carlo Ancelotti’s second-placed side needed a win to maintain the six-point gap between them and leaders Juventus, but could not find a way past Chievo in the Stadio San Paulo just days before they host Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League.last_img read more

Which Donegal retailers made it through to final of Ireland’s Retailer Awards?

first_imgThe winners of Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards 2016 will be announced at a special ceremony next Thursday in the luxurious Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin. The awards will be hosted by presenter Gráinne Seoige.Impressively, five Donegal retailers have made the cut in this extremely competitive competition by blowing judges away with their high level of customer service and attention to detail.The nominations are… Glenties Services, Top / Gala have got through to the finals in the Newcomer of the Year category along with McGettigan’s Applegreen of Lifford. Doherty’s Topaz in Muff is in the finals for the Forecourt Category 2 with 1101-1750 square foot category.The Mace Dry Arch Complex in Letterkenny is one of the leaders as a best site with a license to sell alcohol, along with Topin’s Topaz in Letterkenny.Annette and Eddie Tobin won Ireland’s Overall Top Convenience Store last year – can they do it again this year?Tobin’s has also been nominated for the overall Best Forecourt Facilities award!Well done to all and good luck! Which Donegal retailers made it through to final of Ireland’s Retailer Awards? was last modified: September 5th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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) Tags:2016double tree hilton hotelEDDIE TOBINGrainne SeoigeIreland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards 2016retailer awardstobins letterkennylast_img read more

GAA NEWS: URRIS DELIVER BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE IN VICTORY OVER RED HUGH’S

first_imgUris GAA News:SENIOR & RESERVES FOOTBALL: Both teams played Red Hugh’s at home on Saturday night with both recording excellent wins.Reserve match : Urris 5-06, Red Hugh’s 0-04. Senior Match: Urris 1-11 Red Hughs 0-05. Well done to all the lads and the management team, Senior team that played: Damien Friel, Gary Doherty, Sean Mc Daid, Kieran Doherty, Mickey Grant, James Cooke, Aaron Friel, Danny Devlin, John Mc Carron, Conor Bradley, Kevin Mc Laughlin, Alan Friel, Declan Grant, Peter Devlin, Ryan Doherty (J). Subs used. Damien Harkin for M Grant, Conor Brennan for C Bradley and Ryan Doherty (R) for P Devlin. Next match is home to Downings on Saturday night games at 5pm and 6.30pm.  LADIES FOOTBALL: The ladies had no match at the weekend. Next fixture is away to Glenswilly. Please check our Facebook page for date and time. MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday April 16th. No Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn: 10, 15, 19 & 24. €15 winners: Eoin Cooney, “Tir Na Nog”, Crossconnell, Chloe & Rebecca Mc Gilloway, Roxtown, Benny Donaghey, Magheramore, Hannah Toland, Cleagh and Karen Mulhern, Blarney, Co Cork. Jackpot next week €980. Thanks to all our Lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw.  Gaeltacht Scholarship: The club has been awarded a partial scholarship (probably about €150) which can be put towards Gaeltacht stays in the following Rannafast, Lochanuir or Teileann. Anyone interested please contact club secretary David Hession on 0860538537 and we will put names into a draw if enough interest. U12 Go Games: The U12 team home to Moville on Tuesday night at 6.30pm. U10 Boys & Girls Training: Training for the U10 boys and girls in Straid every Friday from 4pm to 5pm. U6 & U8 : Training every Saturday from 11am to 12 noon, please note out in Straid now. BOOT EXCHANGE SCHEME: for Under-age players now up and running: In these times of financial constraints on families the club has introduced this exchange programme-old football boots in good condition that children have out grown can be dropped in or exchanged for a bigger/smaller pair as required. A minimum donation of €5 to the club for the boots that are taken away. Please contact Nichola Lagan on 0866030736 for further information . All boots can be dropped off at all Under-age training/matches now. BINGO: Club bingo every Thursday night in St Mary’s Hall, Clonmany at 9pmGAA NEWS: URRIS DELIVER BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE IN VICTORY OVER RED HUGH’S was last modified: April 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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) Tags:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more

Man United set for stunning £4bn bid as Saudi Arabia Crown Prince plans takeover

first_imgAnd now, according to the Mirror, he is preparing a formal bid to be presented to the club.Bin Salman is hoping to entertain talks with Joel and Avram Glazer, the United owners, in the near future, though he has suffered a blow as the latter is believed to have pulled out of a visit to Riyadh to visit a forum due to the diplomatic fall-out over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Talks will have to be arranged for a later date, but it is said the Glazers will want any personal issues solved before they consider entering negotiations with Bin Salman. 1 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City whoops Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? predicted huge blow Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Manchester United are set for a stunning takeover bid as Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince prepares a £4billion offer for the club.Mohammad bin Salman, reportedly worth £850billion, has emerged as holding an interest in the Red Devils over the past couple of weeks. TOP WORK The Crown Price has a huge net worth, believed to be around £850billion gameday cracker #CFC and #ManCity are “artificial clubs” because of how they have built their success on foreign investment, says @SJOpinion10! 👀Do you think this is a fair comment? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/59kSQOAkqT— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 16, 2018 tense changes Earlier this month the first reports emerged linking the Crown Prince with investment in Man United, though the Old Trafford outfit quickly denied suggestions the Glazers are looking to sell the club they have owned since 2005.Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan joined talkSPORT this week to blast Man United over the supposed investment, suggesting the Red Devils would become another ‘artificial club’ like Manchester City, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain should a takeover go through. SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion revealed How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Most read in Premier Leaguelast_img read more

TEEN GANG BEHIND ATTACK IS ‘TERRORISING’ TOWN

first_imgA TEENAGE gang of thugs behind the armed robbery of two young men in Letterkenny are behind a ‘reign of terror’ in the town.Donegal Daily reported yesterday how the gang battered the two teenagers with batons and threatened them with machetes and swords.The gang robbed the young victims wallets and took their bank cards. One victim had a phone stolen which was believed to be worth €650. But the incident is just the latest in a series of incidents in Glencar.Gardaí have identified some of those involved in the robberies who have spread their terror among teenagers in schools in the town.A number of parents have told Donegal Daily that they believe many attacks have not even been reported, because of the scare tactics used by the gang to keep their victims silent.In the incident in Glencar the mother of one of the boys says they too have been warned not to speak to Gardaí. “Everyone knows exactly who these people are,” said one resident.“Our children can’t even go out of the house in case they are bullied, attacked or even worse.“It’s like a reign of terror. I’ve lived in Letterkenny all my life and these outsiders have taken over our town and turned parts of it into no-go zones for our children.”Several other parents made the same claims.“We’re not going to stand for this. The guards had better do their job and do it quickly,” said another resident. “We know you have to be careful these days but no teenager should have to worry about swords and machetes when they’re going out with their mates. It’s not on.”TEEN GANG BEHIND ATTACK IS ‘TERRORISING’ TOWN was last modified: November 27th, 2013 by John2Share 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)Tags:crimeglencarletterkennyswordsteenage gangslast_img read more

NMPF offering decision-making tools for the Margin Protection Program in 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Milk Producers Federation has updated its Margin Protection Program website – futurefordairy.com – with new materials to assist dairy producers considering enrollment in the third year of the federal dairy safety net program. The enrollment period officially opened July 1 and ends September 30, 2016, for coverage in calendar year 2017. Farmers already participating in the program can change their coverage level during this three-month enrollment window.The Margin Protection Program (MPP) provides financial assistance to participating dairy producers when the margin — the difference between the price of milk and feed costs — falls below a coverage level selected by the producer. Dairy farmers can insure their farms on a sliding scale between $4 and $8 per hundredweight, deciding both how much of their production history to cover, and the level of margin to protect. The program, created in the 2014 farm bill, offers more extensive coverage for low-margin conditions than previous programs.“The poor margins in the first half of 2016 demonstrate that the Margin Protection Program can play an important role in helping America’s dairy farmers manage their financial risks,” said Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of NMPF.  “While we continue to examine ways to improve the program in the future, farmers need to carefully consider their risk management coverage options in 2017.”To better inform producers as they enroll in MPP, or choose different supplemental coverage levels, NMPF offers the following materials on the website’s Resources page:Overview of the Margin Protection Program A link to the MPP online calculatorHow to use the MPP online calculatorInformative PowerPoint presentation on MPPFrequently Asked QuestionsMPP Margin Spreadsheet of Milk and Feed Prices, 2007-2015At the request of NMPF, the USDA has made several improvements in the MPP program in the past year. One change announced by USDA in April ensures that farms enrolled in the program will receive catastrophic coverage at the basic, $4 per hundredweight margin level on 90% of their production history, even if a farmer purchases additional, supplemental coverage at a level of less than 90% of their production base. This should improve the flexibility of the program in offering effective risk management options to dairy farmers.The USDA also announced earlier this year that a farm’s production history can be restructured to accommodate new family members joining the dairy operation. This will accommodate the intergenerational transfer of production history for children, grandchildren and their spouses to join a dairy operation. Any dairy operation already enrolled in MPP that had an intergenerational transfer occur will have an opportunity during the 2017 annual coverage election period to increase the operation’s production history up to 4 million pounds per year.Those dairy farms that have already signed up for the MPP will remain in the program through 2018, as long as they pay the $100 administrative fee each year. Producers have the option of selecting a different coverage level during open enrollment each year.  Those enrolled in the MPP as of the start of 2015 will receive a 1.3% increase in their production history for 2017, reflecting the overall national increase in the nation’s milk supply since last year.According to the USDA, 54% of America’s 43,000 dairy farms are enrolled in the MPP, representing 80% of the nation’s milk supply.  The USDA also has its own website on the MPP.last_img read more

2017 National FFA Convention photo highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest National Chapter Award-Models of Excellence Finalists Otsego National Chapter Award-Premier Chapter FinalistsGrowing Leaders –Ridgemont National Chapter Award-Premier Chapter FinalistsBuilding Communities – Ridgemont American Star in Agribusiness Finalist – Shaun Wenrick, Anna American Star in Agriscience – Chrysta Beck, Pettisville Austin Shaffner, Jack Blaisdell, and Sam Shilling from the West Unity Chapter lingered in the Chevy display at the trade show with their favorite truck. Here are some of the impressive 25 national proficiency finalists from Ohio. Joel interviews proficiency finalist Jason Jenkins. Isaac Gable from the Delphos Chapter tries out running a loader on a John Deere simulator. Austin Tehan of the Southeastern Chapter ducks an obstacle at the Ford display in the trade show. Evan Callicoat presents to Ohio flag in the Second General Session in 2017 at the National FFA Convention. First General Session The Lorain County JVS Chapter prepares for the First General Session Seth Taylor from the Clyde Chapter played trombone in the FFA band. Dale talks with former state officer and 2017 American Degree recipient Kameron Rinehardt. The Highland FFA Chapter Dr. Steve A. Brown talked about the future of the FFA. The Bloom-Carroll FFA had fun in Indianapolis. Boxing champion Laila Ali was the keynote speaker Xienna Café hoisted herself up in the air with a sea of blue jackets behind her at the trade show. Photo credit to Davey Tree. 90th Annual National FFA Convention American Star in Agriscience winner – Chrysta Beck, Pettisville Members of the West Muskingum FFA enjoying the expo. Fairfield FFA members spent some time enjoying the FFA shopping mall. A busy piece of the expo was the FFA shopping mall. The Gallipolis FFA Chapter was staying busy on Thursday. Some of the Ohio State Officer Team stopped by to visit. Milan Pozderac (vice president at large); Evan Callicoat (reporter); Lane Heil, (vice president at large); and Ryan Matthews (president) have had a busy National Convention. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. Photo by National FFA. Joel interviews Agriscience Fair winners in Power, Structural and Technical Systems Division 4 Jared Hamilton and Joseph Glassmeyer from Felicity-Franklin. Agriscience Fair Plant Systems Division 3 winner Kayla Wyse from Pettisville Ridgemont FFA’s Stephanie Jolliff was recognized as an Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher. Mary Buehler, former president of the Ohio FFA Association, is the 2017 National Officer Candidate from Ohio. Diversified Livestock – Adam Blumenschein, Fairbanks Diversified Agricultural Production – Nole Gerfen, Ridgemont Agricultural Sales-Placement – Sierra Drewes, New Bremen Agricultural Communications – Kolt Buchenroth, Kenton-OHP Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-Entrepreneurship – Aaron Hendrich, Eaton-MVCTClast_img read more