Indiana Crops Off to a Good Start in Most Areas

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Crops Off to a Good Start in Most Areas SHARE Indiana Crops off to a Good Start in Most AreasAccording to USDA, 64% of Indiana corn was rated as good to excellent. Early indications are we have a good crop underway. Eric Miller, agronomist with Pioneer, says early planted crops are looking good even with a cold, wet month of April.“I am watching crops planted May 7th and 8th, just before the weekend freeze; but everything planted before then is coming up fine,” he said.More sunny days are needed to get this crop catch up.“We need to keep the heat coming and with adequate moisture to keep this crop moving along,” said Miller. “We need to catch up from the lack of growing degree days in April.”Overall, Miller says growers are very pleased with how planting has gone and are optimistic about possible yields. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 27, 2020 Facebook Twitter Indiana Crops Off to a Good Start in Most Areas Previous articleH-2A Positions Increase Five-Fold Since 2005Next articleFarmers Need More out of Next Payroll Protection Plan Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Government threatens Oxbridge with sanctions over access

first_imgThe Government’s new higher education regulator has threatened Oxford University with sanctions if it fails to improve access outcomes.The Office for Students (OfS) has demanded both Oxbridge universities follow up on a proposed “robust evaluation” of current spending on bursaries for undergraduates from disadvantaged backgrounds.The two universities were among only three higher education institutions given specific conditions for admittance to the new list of registered higher education providers. The OfS said it had “concerns” about Oxbridge’s financial support and “high levels of spend” on students.The regulator’s predecessor, the Office For Fair Access, has previously expressed doubt about the effectiveness of Oxbridge bursaries.The OfS’ Director of Fair Access and Participation, Chris Millward, told Times Higher Education that both universities would be vulnerable to sanctions and fines if they do not meet previous promises of improvement by the time evaluations of progress are submitted next February. Millward said: “If you look at the evidence on access on whatever measure, you see that Oxford and Cambridge have the biggest challenge, and so for that reason we set the highest expectations in relation to their plans and the activity they say they are doing to deliver to improve equality.”He also noted: “They have for some time continued to invest a very substantial proportion [of widening access spending] in bursaries for students, and that’s not wrong necessarily, but what we really do need to know is [whether] the investment they are delivering will deal with the big challenge they have around access.”A spokesman from Oxford University told THE that bursaries, hardship provision, and tuition fee reduction were “encouraging disadvantaged students to apply to oxford and helping them thrive in their studies here”, and said that the university was “well ahead of February’s deadline” for a full evaluation.The only other educational institution to have conditions placed on its registration with the Office for Students was the Royal Northern College of Music.last_img read more

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Grahame Lesh’s Midnight North Releases Free Live Album From Terrapin Crossroads

first_imgAmericana group Midnight North are fan favorites at the Terrapin Crossroads venue, and for good reason. The group continues to entice with great original music capturing the spirit of the folk genre. While catching them live is the best way to experience their magic, the band has offered up the next best thing: Live At Terrapin Crossroads.The new live album features 11 tracks culled from Midnight North’s best performances at TXR. Those tracks feature a great mixture between original music with a handful of Grateful Dead covers, as well as one unreleased track called “Roamin’.” Featuring Grahame Lesh (son of Phil Lesh), Elliott Peck, Alex Jordan, Connor Croonn and Alex Koford, Midnight North is only getting bigger and better as they continue to play!The album is available via Bandcamp, with a name your price download. You can also stream it below!<a href=”http://midnightnorth.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-terrapin-crossroads”>Live at Terrapin Crossroads by Midnight North</a>last_img read more

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