Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Safety Net Program Payments for 2018 Have StartedWASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2019 – Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. Meanwhile, producers who enrolled farms for the 2018 crop year have started receiving more than $1.5 billion for covered commodities for which payments were triggered under such programs.“These two programs provide income support to help producers manage the ups and downs in revenues and prices,” said Richard Fordyce, Administrator of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). “USDA is here to support the economic stability of American agricultural producers by helping them maintain their competitive edge in times of economic stress. We encourage producers to consider enrolling in one of these programs.”ARC provides income support payments on historical base acres when actual crop revenue declines below a specified guaranteed level. PLC provides income support payments on historical base acres when the effective price for a covered commodity falls below its reference price. The 2018 Farm Bill reauthorized and updated both programs.Signup for the 2020 crop year closes June 30, 2020, while signup for the 2019 crop year closes March 15, 2020. Producers who have not yet enrolled for 2019 can enroll for both 2019 and 2020 during the same visit to an FSA county office.ARC and PLC have options for the farm operator who is actively farming the land as well as the owner of the land. Farm owners also have a one-time opportunity to update PLC payment yields beginning with crop year 2020. If the farm owner and producer visit the FSA county office together, FSA can also update yield information during that visit.Covered commodities include barley, canola, large and small chickpeas, corn, crambe, flaxseed, grain sorghum, lentils, mustard seed, oats, peanuts, dry peas, rapeseed, long grain rice, medium and short grain rice, safflower seed, seed cotton, sesame, soybeans, sunflower seed and wheat. 2018 Crop Year ARC and PLC PaymentsFSA began processing payments last week for 2018 ARC-County (ARC-CO) and PLC on covered commodities that met payment triggers on enrolled farms in the 2018 crop year. In addition to the $1.5 billion now in process, FSA anticipates it will issue another $1 billion in November once USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service publishes additional commodity prices for the 2018 crop.Producers who had 2018 covered commodities enrolled in ARC-CO can visit www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc for payment rates applicable to their county and each covered commodity. For farms and covered commodities enrolled in 2018 PLC, the following crops met payment triggers: barley, canola, corn, dry peas, grain sorghum, lentils, peanuts, and wheat.Oats and soybeans did not meet 2018 PLC payment triggers.2018 PLC payment rates for the following covered commodities have not been determined: crambe, flaxseed, large and small chickpeas, long and medium grain rice, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, seed cotton, sesame seed, sunflower seed and temperate Japonica rice.More InformationOn December 20, 2018, President Trump signed into law the 2018 Farm Bill, which provides income support, certainty and stability to our nation’s farmers, ranchers and land stewards by enhancing farm support programs, improving crop insurance, maintaining disaster programs and promoting and supporting voluntary conservation.For more information on ARC and PLC including two online decision tools that assist producers in making enrollment and election decisions specific to their operations, visit the ARC and PLC webpage.For additional questions and assistance, contact your local USDA service center. To locate your local FSA office, visit farmers.gov/service-locator.
FILE – In this Dec. 8, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray holds the Heisman Trophy after winning the award in New York. Before picking football over baseball, Kyler Murray got some advice from another famous two-sport star. Tim Tebow says he told Murray to follow his heart when deciding between the Oakland Athletics and pursuing an NFL career. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Before picking football over baseball, Kyler Murray got some advice from another famous two-sport star.One Heisman Trophy winner to another.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Tebow, now an outfielder in the Mets’ farm system, has made impressive strides as a baseball player since his NFL career with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets from 2010-12 ended. To the surprise of many, he became an All-Star at Double-A last season and is ticketed for Triple-A Syracuse in April to begin his third full season of professional baseball.After the baseball draft last year, Murray agreed to a minor league contract with Oakland for a $4.66 million signing bonus.The deal called for him to receive $1.5 million after approval last summer by Major League Baseball and $3.16 million on March 1. He must return six-sevenths of the money he received, or $1,285,714.“You know what? Don’t do it for your agents, or your friends and sometimes necessarily even your family,” Tebow recalled telling Murray. “Do it for what’s on your heart, and don’t let other people define you. You’re going to have all these coaches that you look up to and everybody else that’s going to tell you what they think, but what’s most important is following your heart and your passion. And so, I don’t know, hopefully he did that.”Murray hopes to be a high pick in the NFL draft, which begins April 25, and he could be. He is not a prototypical NFL quarterback, perhaps generously listed at 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds, but his combination of speed, passing skills and scrambling ability make him an intriguing prospect.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants RJ Barrett has triple-double, Duke beats NC State ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Tim Tebow says he told Murray to follow his heart when deciding between the Oakland Athletics and pursuing an NFL career. Murray, who won the Heisman last year in his lone season as Oklahoma’s starting quarterback, announced Monday he was fully committing to the gridiron despite being selected ninth overall in the 2018 amateur baseball draft.After arriving Saturday at the New York Mets’ spring training camp, Tebow said he interviewed Murray a few months ago in his job as a college football television analyst and the two have gotten to know each other.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesTebow, a former NFL quarterback, won the 2007 Heisman Trophy at Florida.“Kyler, I think he’s a really good young man, and I think this was a really tough decision for him,” Tebow said. “He loves two sports and I can really relate to that. And he went with something that he’s been really good at lately and dominating in. When we talked about it, and we did talk about that, I just gave him the advice to follow your heart. Whatever you’re passionate about.” MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments read more
Congratulations to the following teams who won titles at the 2013 Queensland Junior State Championships in Rockhampton on the weekend. Results:12’s Girls South Queensland (3) defeated Brisbane City (1)Player of the Series – Laura-Jan Cashman (South Queensland)Player of the Final – Laura-Jan Cashman (South Queensland)12’s Boys Central Queensland (5) defeated South Queensland (3)Player of the Series – Drew Price (South Queensland)Player of the Final – Aaron Moore (Central Queensland)14’s Girls South Queensland (4) defeated South West Queensland (3) *Drop OffPlayer of the Series – Sara Annakin (South Queensland)Player of the Final – Hannah Hegedus (South West Queensland)14’s Boys South West Queensland (7) defeated Sunshine Coast (6) *Drop OffPlayer of the Final – Ty Titasey (South West Queensland)Player of the Final – Jack Wright (Sunshine Coast)16’s Girls Central Queensland (7) defeated Sunshine Coast (3)Player of the Series – Tamika Upton (Central Queensland)Player of Final – Madison Black (Central Queensland)16’s BoysSouth Queensland (9) defeated Central Queensland (8) *Drop OffPlayer of the Series – Jaiden Pohutuhutu (South Queensland)Player of the Final – Damon Moore (Central Queensland)Congratulations to South Queensland who also won the Shuker/Williams Regional Championship.For more information about the event, please visit www.qldtouch.com.au.Related LinksQLD JSC results read more
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Arsenal boss Wenger linked with AC Milanby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is being linked with AC Milan.Wenger and Claudio Ranieri have been linked with the AC Milan head coach role by various Italian outlets following their poor start to the season under Marco Giampaolo, says Sky Sports.Milan lost 3-1 at home to Fiorentina on Sunday – their fourth defeat in their opening six Serie A games – and despite the club backing Giampaolo, it did not stop Italian media from speculating on a replacement.Gazzetta dello Sport listed Rudi Garcia and Leicester’s 2016 Premier League winner Ranieri, both currently without a club, as the leading candidates. while Wenger and ex-Roma and Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti were also mentioned.
Conor Hourihane says Aston Villa must build on victory over Norwichby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane says they must build on victory over Norwich City.Dean Smith’s men will return to action when they host Brighton, aiming to record back-to-back victories in the top flight for the first time since May, 2015.Villa won 5-1 at Norwich to record their second league win of the season and Hourihane believes it will have boosted confidence levels in the dressing room.He said: “We felt we hadn’t got the points we deserved over the previous couple of weeks but everything just went for us at Norwich, we are delighted.“Hopefully we can use it as a launchpad.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
2016 will bring just another challenging schedule for Coach Saban and his team to navigate. Nick Saban just does not rest. One day after winning his fourth national championship in seven seasons, the Alabama head coach was on the horn recruiting. Five-star linebacker Lyndell “Mack” Wilson tweeted that he received a call from Saban on Tuesday. When Coach Saban gives you a phone call the day after he win the BCS National Championship . #ExtremelyBlessed #RollTide— Feb The Month (@Iam__MW3) January 12, 2016The No. 1 outside linebacker in the 2016 class, Wilson is considered to be an Alabama lean, so this little phone call could go a long way.
Catherine O’Hara Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: That said, if you haven’t seen Schitt’s Creek, there’s never been a better time to start watching. On February 25, O’Hara will join stars Eugene and Dan Levy, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire and Noah Reid at the Sony Centre for Schitt’s Creek: Up Close & Personal, where they’ll talk about everything from the production process to behind-the-scenes stories.The latter should be plentiful: the fifth season premieres on CBC on January 8, and will only add another layer to the story of Johnny (Eugene Levy), Moira Rose (O’Hara) and their kids, David and Alexis (Dan and Murphy) as they attempt to get their lives back together in the eponymous small town after losing their family fortune at the hands of their business manager. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement SCHITT’S CREEK (Eugene Levy and Dan Levy). Season five premieres January 8 on CBC at 9 pm and streams on CBC Gem. SCHITT’S CREEK: UP CLOSE & PERSONAL at Sony Centre (1 Front East), February 25. Doors 7 pm, all ages. $50-$135. ticketmaster.ca.Six days before Christmas, I hopped on the phone and spoke to Catherine O’Hara about appetizers. Specifically, we spoke about the fact that my choice to serve them in lieu of a proper Christmas dinner would likely prove to be more difficult than just making a bird – and O’Hara would know because she planned to host 22 people for the holiday, and over the course of her life has learned how to delegate kitchen duties, read recipes and enjoy cooking.Which is something I could’ve spoken to her about for hours. But of course, I could’ve talked to her about anything for hours: O’Hara is a comedy and acting legend, whose work on SCTV, Home Alone, Best In Show, and Schitt’s Creek has earned her accolades from fans and peers – as well as the Order of Canada. Twitter read more
Shaneen Robinson APTN National NewsFire authorities in Fort McMcMurray, Alta., say that over 80 percent of the city was saved from the flames that have left 88,000 people homeless.On Sunday, a wildfire ripped through the oil centre of Alta., and surrounding communities, including First Nations, forcing a frantic evacuation.Now people are learning to cope until they’re allowed to go home.Here is Shaneen’s story from Sunday with evacuees who are wondering what comes next. [email protected]
MONTREAL – WSP Global Inc. says its third-quarter profit climbed compared with a year ago as revenue also improved.The engineering firm (TSX:WSP) says it earned $72.6 million or 71 cents per share for the quarter, up from $62.9 million or 63 cents per share a year ago.Revenue totalled $1.64 billion, up from $1.55 billion in the same quarter last year.The financial results came as WSP works to grow its business around the world.The company announced last week it has a deal to acquire Consultoria Colombiana S.A., a 1,000-employee consulting firm based in Colombia, that will expand the Canadian firm’s presence in Latin America.The deal follows an agreement earlier this year to acquire Opus International Consultants Ltd. in New Zealand.
“Active transportation is good for our health, environment and communities. For years, people have been asking for better, more healthy options to get around. We’ve listened, and we’re taking new steps to help people move, commute and connect more easily and safely.”This strategy was developed after a provincewide consultation where residents provided feedback on ways the Province can support communities to improve active transportation.For more information on this new CleanBC strategy, you can visit cleanbc.gov.bc.ca/active. VICTORIA, B.C. – The Ministry of Transportation and CleanBC is setting a new strategy across the Province to boost safe and accessible active transportation.According to the Government, as part of the CleanBC plan, this new strategy – Move, Commute, Connect – aims to provide a cleaner, more active transportation, connecting British Columbians to where they need to go.Minister of Transportation, Claire Trevena, says residents have been asking for healthier ways of commuting and this new strategy will help provide those options. read more