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HAT Awards 4-H Scholarship During 4-H Week in Indiana

first_img By Gary Truitt – Oct 4, 2016 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News HAT Awards 4-H Scholarship During 4-H Week in Indiana Indiana Governor Mike Pence issued a proclamation declaring October 3 – 7 as 4-H Week in Indiana. This week, Hoosier Ag Today announced the presentation of a communications scholarship as part of the Indiana 4-H Congress.  Samantha Shank, of Elkhart County, was the recipient the scholarship which was presented a recognition luncheon on Saturday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.Ms. Shank is a freshman at Bethel College whose future plans include being an entrepreneur and professional blogger. “Communications is important for the future of agriculture and rural America, and we want to invest in effective future communicators,” said Gary Truitt, president of Hoosier Ag Today. This scholarship was one of 36 presented in a wide variety leadership areas by the Indiana 4-H Foundation.   Hoosier Ag Today has a long history of sponsoring the communications scholarship that has, over the years, been presented to a very diverse group of young people from across the state.The Indiana 4-H program is strong and growing. A component of Purdue Extension, it is one of the state’s largest youth organizations, with more than 130,000 active members representing all 92 counties. Nationwide, more than 6 million young people, 540,000 adult volunteers, 3,500 professionals, and more than 60 million alumni participate in 4-H education and enrichment activities, including after-school programs, camps, workshops, and special events.Although 4-H has a rich history associated with agricultural activities, the organization also has much to offer young people in urban communities, especially in emerging STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. According to Renee McKee, Indiana 4-H youth development program leader, “We are very pleased that our 2017 4-H enrollment opened on October 1 and coincides with this year’s 4-H week activities, including the National 4-H Youth Science Day Drone Discovery program.”About Hoosier Ag TodayHoosier Ag Today was founded in 2006 for the specific purpose of serving the informational needs of the Hoosier agricultural community.  HAT currently has 65 radio stations broadcasting its programs.  In addition, HAT operates a multi-media web site, smartphone app, and publishes a daily e-mail newsletter.  In 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2016 Hoosier Ag Today was rated the most listened to farm radio network in Indiana by Ag Media Research.  Hoosier Ag Today is represented nationally by J.L. Farmakis, Inc.ContactGary R [email protected] Facebook Twitter Previous articleSoybean Processor Investing $30 Million at Port of Indiana-Mount VernonNext articleLate Planted Corn May Yield Better than Expected Gary Truitt HAT Awards 4-H Scholarship During 4-H Week in Indiana SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Bears in Control Going into Plantings Report

first_img By Gary Truitt – Mar 31, 2017 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Bears in Control Going into Plantings Report Bears in Control Going into Plantings ReportFriday’s quarterly grain stocks and planting intentions reports will set the tone for the market for the next few months. The Bears have been in control, and corn and soybean prices have been under pressure for the past few weeks. Disappointing export numbers on Thursday help put the trade in a definite funk heading into the reports that will be released at Mid-day. Corn acres are expected to be between 90-92MA while soybeans are expected to be between 86-89MA. Grain stocks look to be about 90 million bushels for corn and 88 million bushels for soybeans.Doug Werling, with Bower Trading, says the market is expecting bearish reports, so, if that is what we get, we could see a move to the up side, “Sort of a sell the rumor and buy the fact scenario.” Werling feels that, if the stocks numbers are less than expected, it might give the bulls something to get excited about, “There is still some good demand out there. Ethanol production is at a record pace, our exports for corn are good, and feed demand here in the U.S. looks good.”In years past where weather has dictated what actually gets planted, there is sometimes a significant difference between the March estimates and the June planted acreage reports. Mike Silver, with Kokomo grain, told HAT, “In the last 20 years, the March intentions for corn have been higher than the actually planted acreage 8 times and lower 12 times.  For soybeans the difference between the March intentions report and the June planted acreage report are equal with 10 times being higher and 10 times lower.” Werling says this year there may not be much of a change, “We would have to see a big jump in corn prices in order for guys to want to switch from soybeans to corn.”Most traders and analysts agree there is a great deal of uncertainty about this year’s reports and a good deal of market volatility is likely.  Price limits for tomorrow are: 25 cents on corn, 30 cents for Kansas City Hard Red Wheat and Chicago Soft Red Winter Wheat, 60 cents on Minneapolis Wheat, and 70 cents on Soybeans.HAT will have the numbers at mid-day and analysis this afternoon and Monday morning on this web site. Bears in Control Going into Plantings Report Previous articlePerdue Nomination Poised for Full Senate VoteNext articleAnnual Soy Competition is a Major Commitment of Indiana Soybean Gary Truittlast_img read more

Pesticides detected in Newcastle West and Foynes-Shannon Estuary drinking water supplies…

first_imgLimerickNewsPesticides detected in Newcastle West and Foynes-Shannon Estuary drinking water supplies in Co LimerickBy Staff Reporter – March 18, 2021 184 Previous articlePrimary school student wins competition to design a new Biodiversity Garden in ShannonNext articleUpton scores again as Ireland and Great Britain play out a draw in final game of series Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie FOURTEEN exceedances for pesticides including MCPA, Mecoprop and 2,4-D have been detected in the public drinking water supplies in Newcastle West and Foynes-Shannon Estuary during 2019 and 2020. These exceedances were detected as part of Irish Water’s public water supply monitoring programme. Both water supplies abstract raw water from the River Deel which is vulnerable to runoff from land. Users of any herbicide or pesticide products in the River Deel catchment are being asked to consider the vulnerability of the water supplies to pesticide contamination and the importance of this supply to the local homes and businesses in the community.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The National Pesticides and Drinking Water Action Group (NPDWAG) is asking the farming community, greens keepers, grounds keepers, and domestic users, to consider in each case whether they need to use pesticides at all. Minimising pesticide use not only helps to protect water quality but also has wider environmental benefits. For example, leaving areas unsprayed can help native flowering plant species to grow and support a range of insects including bees and other vital pollinators. One third of Ireland’s bee species are threatened with extinction and by helping the bee population survive and thrive we are also helping to protect our precious water sources. For more information on practical ways to help bees and other pollinators, check out the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan at www.pollinators.ieWhere pesticide use is considered necessary, the NPDWAG is working with the community to ensure that best practice measures to protect drinking water sources and biodiversity are always followed. Farmers and other landholders dealing with the challenge of tackling rushes should note that the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has developed new guidance on the sustainable management of rushes. The new approach is based on the concepts of containment or suppression, and aims to minimise the use of pesticides. More information on this can be obtained from your local farm advisor or on www.pcs.agriculture.gov.ie/sud/waterprotectionThe efforts to reduce the incidence and level of these detections are being coordinated by the NPDWAG. This group is chaired by the DAFM. All of the key stakeholders are represented in this group and include other Government departments and agencies; local authorities; industry representative bodies; farming organisations; water sector organisations; and amenity sector organisations. Deirdre O’Loughlin, Irish Water’s Regional Drinking Water Compliance Specialist said: “In Co Limerick, the exceedance of the drinking water regulations for MCPA, Triclopyr and 2,4-D were noted in both the Newcastle West and Foynes-Shannon Estuary public water supplies following routine sampling. While our consultation with the HSE has concluded that the levels seen do not represent a threat to public health, it is however undesirable and therefore imperative that users of pesticides are mindful of best practice when using herbicides or pesticides and seek out alternatives.”Adding to this, Dr Aidan Moody, DAFM and Chair of NPDWAG commented: “The continued engagement of all stakeholders, working in partnership, is needed to tackle this issue. Users of pesticides should always consider alternatives in the first instance and if pesticides are essential make sure that they are aware of the best practice measures that should be followed to protect water quality.”Recent drinking water monitoring results for Ireland show that a number of active substances contained in herbicide products used in agriculture, amenity and gardens, such as 2,4-D, fluroxypyr, clopyralid, MCPA, mecoprop and triclopyr, are being regularly detected.If pesticides have to be used, the basic steps to reduce risks to drinking water sources and the aquatic environment are:Choose the right pesticide product (note that products containing MCPA are NOT approved for use in weed-wipers.)Read and follow the product labelDetermine the right amount to purchase and useDon’t use pesticides if rain is forecast in the next 48 hoursMake sure you are aware of the location of all nearby water coursesComply with any buffer zone specified on the product label to protect the aquatic environment. Mark out the specified buffer zone from the edge of the river or lake or other water course and drainage ditchesAvoid spills, stay well back from open drains and rinse empty containers 3 times into the sprayer.Store and dispose of pesticides and their containers properly.Never fill a sprayer directly from a water course or carry out mixing, loading or other handling operations beside a water courseFurther guidance:A video on the best practice use and application of products containing MCPA can be viewed on Irish Water’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/xQqtZ7jifUsInformation leaflets on pesticide use are also available to download from the Teagasc website at teagasc.ie/environment/water-quality/assap-farming-for-water-quality/improving-my-water-quality/protecting-drinking-water-from-pesticides/A guide providing 10 easy steps towards responsible pesticide use in public and amenity and garden areas is available at pcs.agriculture.gov.ie/media/pesticides/content/sud/ResponsiblePesticideUsePublicAmenityGardenAreas200217.pdf Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener center_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash last_img read more