Ag Groups Ready to Work Together to Defend Crop Insurance

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Ag Groups Ready to Work Together to Defend Crop Insurance Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter The message was consistent with a letter that more than 30 groups sent to Congressional committees last week expressing disappointment in the president’s budget proposal that undermined crop insurance. The groups encouraged Congressional leaders to look elsewhere when they prepare their own budget plans. In the letter, they explained “budget levels currently in place for crop insurance ensure the affordability and availability of risk protection, while maintaining the viability of private-sector delivery.” Ag Groups Ready to Work Together to Defend Crop Insurance SHARE Representatives of various agricultural groups in Washington, D.C. voiced support for crop insurance during the annual meeting of the American Association of Crop Insurers and the National Crop Insurance Services. The session was designed to give crop insurers perspective not only from Capitol Hill, but also from farmers across the country. “We want crop insurance for all commodities in all states. It’s very clear every commodity wants to have crop insurance,” said American Farm Bureau Federation’s Mary Kay Thatcher. “Our farming members are by and large very happy with the crop insurance options in front of them,” added Bev Paul of the American Soybean Association. Indeed, these three tenets of affordability, availability, and viability were mentioned as the key to keeping the crop insurance system working effectively and efficiently. Another takeaway from panelists was the importance of sticking together and building alliances to make sure crop insurers can continue to offer a variety of options to farmers. “Our focus in the years to come will be defending what we have,” said Robbie Minnich of the National Cotton Council of America. By Gary Truitt – Feb 10, 2015 SHARE Previous articleStorage Issues Top Crop Seminar AgendaNext articleUSDA Announces Funding for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Gary Truittlast_img read more

Outdoor Education Offered This Summer Through Steinbeck Country Program

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Business News Subscribe Education Outdoor Education Offered This Summer Through Steinbeck Country Program By Gilbert Rivera, Publications Supervisor Published on Friday, June 19, 2015 | 10:56 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website center_img Top of the News HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Author John Steinbeck lauded the lush, Central California coastal lands as the “valley of the world.” And this summer, Pasadena City College students will have the chance to experience them firsthand and at the same time gain academic credit.Beginning this second summer session, PCC students enrolled in “Steinbeck Country” will be given the opportunity to explore different ecosystems, collaborate on projects, and camp for a week (July 9 to July 15) in the same region the literary giant penned about early in his prodigious career. This “living classroom” program is offered as a cohort where students will be able to gain credit through English 1B and Environmental Sciences 1 courses.Some of the points of natural and literary interest that will be visited include: the Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly, the coastal redwood forest, Big Sur, Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Jeffers’ Tor House in Carmel.“Camping with a group is so much fun,” said Dr. Krista Walter, PCC associate professor of English. “But something truly amazing happens on this program. Experiential learning in nature is transformative. Students tell me their lives are changed.”A fee of $200 is required to cover the costs of the trip, which include transportation, admission fees, campgrounds, and food. Students enrolled in the cohort must be eligible for both courses and may not take any other classes during the dates of the program. Honors credit is also available to students enrolled in the PCC Honors Program.Space is limited. For more information, visit www.steinbeckcountry.weebly.com or contact Walter at [email protected] or professor Erika Catanese at [email protected] Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more