USDA’s First ’21 Farm Income Forecast Lower Than ’20 but Still…

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By USDA Communications – Feb 8, 2021 Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA’s First ’21 Farm Income Forecast Lower Than ’20 but Still Above… Previous articleCall for 2021 Purdue Women in Agriculture Award NominationsNext articleHAT Market Analysis for 2/8/21 with John Zanker of Risk Management Commodities USDA Communications When it comes to farm income in 2021 according to USDA’s first forecast, “We’re going to have another above average year,” even though farm income will be lower than it was last year. That according to USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer.USDA is forecasting net cash farm income this year at $128.3 billion, down almost 6% from last year. Meyer says this will be an unusual year as commodity prices will be much higher, but overall farm income will still fall.“Because government payments are trailing off, assumed to trail off, from things like Coronavirus Food Assistance (CFAP) and Market Facilitation payments of the prior years,” says Meyer.Farmers are likely to get 45% less in government payments compared to last year.Meanwhile, farmers will sell more product at mostly higher prices.“Total cash receipts up $20.4 billion, up $11.8 billion for crops and up $8.6 billion for livestock.”That is primarily driven by the rising prices for hogs on the livestock side and corn and beans on the crop side. USDA’s First ’21 Farm Income Forecast Lower Than ’20 but Still Above Average Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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1988 CARICOM Basketball Championship was the best ever

first_imgTHE 7th CARICOM Basketball Championship was hosted by Guyana in August 1988. The NationalSports Hall, the venue that hosted the inaugural tournament in 1981 once again played host to theCaribbean Premier Hoop Championship.Trinidad &Tobago won the men’schampionship, while Suriname took home the female honours.At the presentation of awards, newly elected president of the Caribbean Basketball confederationMr. Gilmore Steward of Barbados proudly announced that the 1988 tournament was the bestever since the inaugural championship in 1981.In the male championship final Trinidad &Tobago defeated the mighty Bahamas 106 to 67. Theoutstanding players for the champs were:- skipper and MVP Deryck (Cornbread) James, GarnettStewart, Anthony Tannis, Lennox Sobers, Patrick Joseph and Bertrand Brisbane.Game # 1 – Guyana vs SurinameGuyana won 90 to 74, Auric Tappin 21 pts, Gavin Cummings 15 pts, 10 rebs, Heinrod David 12pts, Nigel Hinds 11pts. For Suriname Marilana Zalman 18 pts, Captain Iaacs Campbell 10 pts.Trinidad & Tobago vs JamaicaTrinidad & Tobago won 79 to 44, for Trinidad Skipper Deryck James 15 pts, Bertrand Brisbane13 pts, for Jamaica Dave Johnson 13 pts.Bahamas vs Antigua & BarbudaBahamas won 75 to 67, for Bahamas Keith Roy Russel 20 pts, Hilton Pinder 15 pts, Jeff(Cheese) Pinder 12 pts, 11 rebs. For Antigua Wayne Harris 14 pts, Deon Joseph 13 pts 11 rebs.Barbados vs ArubaBarbados won 90 to 65, for Barbados Dwight Ruse 17 pts, Hallam Stuart 11 pts, Dale Weeks 11pts. For Aruba Deon Gumbs 17 pts, Rayburn Didber 8 pts, Orlando Maxwell 8 pts.Guyana vs Antigua & BarbudaAntigua & Barbuda won 77 to 55, for Antigua Deon Joseph 13 pts, Wayne Harris 13 pts, CarlKnight 8 pts. For Guyana Auric Tappin 25 pts, Skipper Leon Christian 8 pts.Barbados vs JamaicaBarbados won 62 to 54.. (Charwayne Walker)last_img read more

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The Marston Center Celebrates Lucky 13

first_imgSubmitted by Leslie Demich for The Marston CenterThe Marston CenterBasking in the shade of aspen, Douglas fir and cedar, the beautiful Marston Center in Lacey is marking its 13th anniversary this month.  With almost 40 independent health and wellness practitioners, The Marston Center has become a regional healing Mecca over the years.“We have attracted a quality and diversity of expertise among our practitioners that is unavailable elsewhere in the area,” according to Randy Marston, co-owner of the building and personal coach.Clients from as far away as Mount Vernon, Seattle and Bremerton make their way to The Marston Center for expert care ranging from mental health counseling to massage, and from acupuncture to nutrition counseling.  There’s even a hair salon and a personal trainer on site.“We started The Marston Center with a vision of warmth and welcome for practitioners and their clients,” building owner and personal coach Randy Marston said.  “The décor, the building layout and design, even the parking lot are all arranged to create a sense of calm and ease.”Practitioners located in the center especially appreciate owners Randy and Michael Marston.  Some have been a part of The Marston Center from the start.  They attribute much of their satisfaction with the location to the mindset of the owners.“They don’t require a lease, yet they guarantee the rent for three years,” according to massage therapist Todd McLendon.  “There’s free internet and free utilities – even free use of the building equipment, including the copy machine, fax and laundry facilities.”“They brought in a professional painter to prepare my office to my specifications at no cost to me,” reports Cathy Rivers, an expert leadership coach specializing in Human Design™.  “I work with clients all over the country by phone and internet, but having an inviting office where I can meet face-to-face with local clients means the world to me.”“The work I do is very unusual, so I rely entirely on word-of-mouth marketing,” says Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner and Instructor Leslie Demich.  “The cross referral opportunities here at The Marston Center have contributed significantly to the growth of my client base.”The offices in The Marston Center are in such demand there is often a waiting list, but tenants say it’s worth it.  “I wouldn’t want my office to be anywhere else,” says mental health therapist Juanita Evans.  “It’s quiet, but really friendly.  Just right for my clients.”The Marston Center is located at 677 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey, WA, near St. Martin’s University and the the new east campus of South Puget Sound Community College.  Businesses interested in relocating to The Marston Center can reach Randy Marston at 360-352-9443. Facebook65Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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DC United deny MBU historic first

first_imgDino Williams was left a broken man after Montego Bay United (MBU) allowed DC United a three-goal comeback to deny them their first-ever win in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday night at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.MBU’s left midfield player JermaineWoozencroft, fired them into the lead just after the midway point of the first half, and Williams struck either side of the half to give the hosts what appeared to be a comfortable 3-0 lead.In what head coach Timothy Hankinson described as the best first half of any side he has coached, his MBU suffered badly in the second half and imploded, as Michael Farfan, Kofi Opare and Jairo Arrieta all scored to earn DC United a share of the points.’we should have won'”It was a game we should have won. We wanted to win and reverse that loss in DC,” a teary-eyed Williams said.”It’s hard to take because we had them,” he continued.Had them indeed; as Woozencroft controlled a quickly taken free-kick midway the DC United half by Dwayne Ambusley to drill a low shot past the advancing Andrew Dykstra in the DC United goal for the lead in the 27th.Then in the 30th, the rampaging Donovan Carey’s speed took him beyond his defender and found the centre forward in a pocket of space and Williams let fly a thunderous shot to beat Dykstra.Williams converted from the penalty spot just after the half-time interval, when Carey was brought down inside the area.Pride was on the line for the host, having already been dumped from advancing to the quarter-final stage of the league with losses to both DC United and Arabe Unido previously, but no one saw what was about to unfold.the comebackUnited, which had already sealed a place in the quarter-final round and were merely playing for seeding, responded to their coach’s half-time speech. Arrieta gave them belief when he responded quickest to MBU goalkeeper Jacomeno Barrett’s initial block to score.On the 79th minute marker, Opare netted, to further dent the MBU lead at 3-2 with a diving header at the far post.The comeback was complete when defender Perry Kitchen’s wayward shot found Farfan and the midfielder curled his shot inside the far post, leaving the home crowd and the MBU players disappointed.”A draw is an improvement against DC for us, but we are disappointed. The first half was simply beautiful football from us, but I think we suffered in the second half because of the lack of concentration,” said MBU’s Hankinson.”Dino and Woozecroft had a great game and Carey did well. It’s not always about winning these tournaments; it’s about learning and getting that experience,” stated Hankinson.MBU will end their fixtures in the Champions League with the return leg against Arabe Unido on October 22.last_img read more

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Humboldt State men’s basketball enters season finale hoping to make CCAA tournament

first_imgArcata >> The Humboldt State men’s basketball team entered the 2016-17 season with visions of continuing the program’s upward trajectory from the year before and subsequently competing for a conference title.Four months later, the Jacks enter the final game of the regular-season game of the campaign not knowing if their season will extend beyond this weekend.Humboldt State has one more chance to lock its place in the upcoming California Collegiate Athletic Association Postseason Tournament, …last_img

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The Only Thing Necessary

first_imgWhere do you draw the line?What do you stand for? What do you oppose with every fiber of your being?When will enough finally be enough?What has to happen for you to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves? Or for those who are afraid to speak for themselves? To whom will you lend your voice?What has to happen for you to forget what other people will think about you and for you to act for someone who can’t act on their own?When will you stand up for what is good and right, even though you may find yourself standing alone (though, I doubt you will stand alone for long).Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Good women, too.You have the power to do something. You have the power to say something. You can make a difference. The question is, “Will you?” Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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18 days agoTottenham confirm Lloris out until 2020

first_imgTottenham confirm Lloris out until 2020by Freddie Taylor18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham have confirmed Hugo Lloris will miss the rest of 2019.The French goalkeeper dislocated his elbow in a freak incident against Brighton on Saturday.In a statement, Tottenham said: “Hugo Lloris has undergone further assessment this morning after sustaining a dislocated elbow in our match against Brighton on Saturday.”The findings have shown that although surgery will not be required, our Club Captain has suffered ligament damage and is not expected to return to training before the end of 2019.”Hugo is currently in a brace and will now undergo a period of rest and rehabilitation under the supervision of our medical staff at Hotspur Way.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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