Official Trump USDA Pick Set for Thursday Announcement

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for January 19, 2016 Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Jan 18, 2017 Official Trump USDA Pick Set for Thursday AnnouncementMedia reports surfaced late Wednesday that the official announcement of a new Secretary of Agriculture will be made on Thursday.  Indications are that it will be former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue. His name was one of the first to surface as a possible pick for the USDA post, following his trip to Trump Tower in late November. His selection will satisfy the agriculture industry’s request for someone with farming experience.There was frustration at the Fort Wayne Farm Show on Wednesday over the lack of an announcement of a new Secretary of Agriculture. Randy Kron, president of  Indiana Farm Bureau, told HAT, “It is time to get it done.”Jim BanksNewly elected 3rd district congressman Jim Banks, who visited the show on Wednesday, was confident the President-elect would make a good choice, “I am optimistic and hopeful he will pick a person who will put farmers and the farming community first.”  He said he is supportive of the nominees President-elect Trump has made to date, “I am pleased with the direction Mr. Trump has set out to take with the EPA and other government agencies.”  Banks said his first vote in Congress was to limit the growth of government regulations.Chris HurtPurdue Ag Economist Chris Hurt, who delivered an economic outlook for 2017 at the show, said the changes coming in Washington will have an impact on the farm economy, “Trade is the number 1 concern. Some of the harshest comments Mr. Trump has made are aimed at China and Mexico, our No. 1 and No. 3 agricultural trading partners.” He added that, as a businessman, he hopes the new President will understand the value and importance of trade, but said the uncertainty over future trade policy is a cloud over the farm economy.Jason HendersonAssistant Dean of the College of Agriculture Jason Henderson told HAT the Trump election has given farmers a feeling of confidence and increased optimism about 2017. He cited the recent Purdue/CME Agriculture Barometer which showed a significant jump in farmer optimism after the November election. Yet, the delay in naming a new head of USDA caused concern and raised fears that agriculture is not a top priority of the new administration.Hoosier Ag Today coverage of the Fort Wayne Farm Show is made possible by Brodbeck Seeds and Farm Credit Mid-America. Home Indiana Agriculture News Official Trump USDA Pick Set for Thursday Announcement SHARE Facebook Twitter Official Trump USDA Pick Set for Thursday Announcement SHARElast_img read more

HMS Duncan Hosts England Football Internationals

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Duncan Hosts England Football Internationals View post tag: Defence Share this article View post tag: Football September 19, 2013 View post tag: England HMS Duncan Hosts England Football Internationals Training & Education View post tag: Internationals View post tag: Defense The Royal Navy’s newest warship played host to two England football stars ahead of their World Cup qualifier next week.England ladies internationals Alex Scott and Jordan Nobbs were welcomed on board Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan at Portsmouth Naval Base.They are expected to feature in the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ 2015 qualifier against Turkey on September 26 at Fratton Park, home of Portsmouth FC.The stars were greeted by members of the Royal Navy Women’s Football Team and HMS Duncan crew members and took part in a photo shoot and impromptu kickabout on the ship’s flight deck.Alex Scott said, “It has been fantastic to come down to Portsmouth and get such an amazing reception.We really enjoyed going on board HMS Duncan and meeting members of the crew and Royal Navy football team.”Members of the Armed Forces are being offered discounted tickets of £2.50 for the Turkey match.The game coincides with HMS Duncan’s commissioning ceremony at the Naval Base, marking the ship’s transition into front-line service.Duncan is the sixth and last of the Navy’s new-generation Type 45s.[mappress]Press Release, September 19, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: hosts View post tag: HMS View post tag: Naval View post tag: Duncan View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navylast_img read more

WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch uses an automatic Swiss-made movement » Gadget Flow

first_img– Advertisement – The WTIF sapphire-crystal-case watch has a truly unique look. With a watch case that’s made entirely of sapphire crystal, it is a transparent timepiece. What’s more, with its Swiss-made automatic movement, the WTIF timepiece provides long-lasting reliability and accuracy. Plus, this sapphire crystal watch even has a 5 ATM water-resistance rating, so you know it can handle going about your day-to-day life with ease. Choose from a variety of colors that match your mood, and you’ll enjoy the changeable leather strap and mesh band. This means you can ensure your sapphire-crystal-case watch matches your style and where you’re going, whether it’s a formal or casual event. What’s more, this elegant timepiece may consist of high-end materials, but it doesn’t require a high-end price. You’ll get a wearable conversation piece that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.last_img read more

Barcelona Players ‘Willing to Delay Pay’ to Help Re-sign Neymar

first_imgPique said players told the club they would accept delays to pay to help the club meet Financial Fair Play rules.“We were ready to adjust our contracts,” Pique told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.“We weren’t going to contribute money, but we were going to make things easier by allowing some payments to be made in the second or third year instead of the first.”Barcelona spent more than £200m in the summer, including deals for midfielder Frenkie de Jong from Ajax and Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.Financial Fair Play rules, which prevent clubs from spending beyond their means, were understood to be one of the issues Barcelona would have had to have overcome to sign forward Neymar.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Barcelona’s players offered to accept delays to their pay if it would help the club re-sign forward Neymar in the summer, defender Gerard Pique announced Thursday.Barcelona did “everything possible” to sign the Brazil international but a move did not materialise.Neymar left Barcelona for Paris St-Germain for a world record fee of 222m euros (£200m) in 2017.last_img read more