Facebook Twitter Previous articleCorn and Soybean Growers Helped by Boost in Meat ExportsNext articleAg Economy Barometer Stable, but Farmers Less Optimistic About Future American Farm Bureau Federation SHARE By American Farm Bureau Federation – Aug 4, 2020 Mixed News on Farm Bankruptcies Amid Pandemic Farm bankruptcies increased 8% over a 12-month period, with 580 filings from June 2019 to June 2020. A six-month comparison, however, shows the number of new Chapter 12 filings slowing. Several contributing factors are likely at play as farmers struggle to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Midwest, Northwest and Southeast were hardest hit, representing 80% of the filings across the U.S. Wisconsin led the nation with 69 filings, followed by 38 in Nebraska. Georgia and Minnesota each had 36 filings.A closer examination of the numbers shows that while year-over-year filings increased for the month of June, filings slowed during the first six months of 2020 compared to the first half of 2019. The latest AFBF Market Intel, written jointly with the Association of Chapter 12 Trustees, shows from January to June 2020, there were 284 new Chapter 12 bankruptcy cases, 10 fewer than the same time in 2019. The reduction in filings coincides with aid distributed in the CARES Act that compensates farmers and ranchers for losses incurred from January through mid-April of this year. According to the Association of Chapter 12 Trustees, approximately 60% of farm bankruptcies are successfully completed – the highest successful percentage of all the reorganization chapters.“Every farm bankruptcy potentially represents the end of a family’s dream,” said American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. “The fact that we saw bankruptcy filings slow in the first six months of 2020 shows how important the economic stimulus alongside the food and agricultural aid from the CARES Act have been in keeping farms above water, but the economic impact of the pandemic is far from over. It’s imperative that Congress addresses the challenges facing farmers and ranchers in current coronavirus relief legislation.”As of August 3, $6.8 billion in CFAP payments have been delivered to farmers and ranchers. Many farmers, particularly those who are not regularly eligible for aid, have not applied for assistance or may not know the assistance is available. Farmers can learn more about coronavirus assistance at www.farmers.gov/cfap.AFBF Chief Economist John Newton said, “The bankruptcy numbers don’t tell the whole story. The fact that the bankruptcy process is now virtual probably contributed to a decline in numbers. CARES Act assistance was also a bandage that slowed the bleeding on many farms, but those protections will soon expire. Without more help we could expect to see filings begin to rise again.” SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Mixed News on Farm Bankruptcies Amid Pandemic
News Reporters Without Borders notes that three detained representatives of the Media Monitoring Project of Zimbabwe – advocacy officers Fadzai December and Molly Chimhanda and Gilbert Mabusa, a member of its Public Information Rights Forum Committee – were released on bail on 16 December in the southern city of Gwanda.Arrested on 5 December, the three human rights activists were granted bail of $50 each by Justice Nicholas Mathonsi of the High CourtHowever, they still face charges of “participating in a gathering with intent to promote public violence, breaches of the peace or bigotry”. They are also accused of undermining the authority of, or insulting, President Robert Mugabe. They are due to appear in court again on 15 January.In another case, freelance journalist Tapfuma Machakaire was taken in for questioning on 16 December in Bulawayo while he was covering a meeting of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions. He was reported to have been arrested for taking photographs while the police were dispersing the meeting. He was released several hours later without charge. Reports December 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Detained Media Monitoring Project staff freed on bail to go further RSF_en ——— 8.12.11 – New crackdown targets Daily News and Media Monitoring ProjectReporters Without Borders is outraged and alarmed by a new crackdown in the past week on independent news media and free speech activists in Zimbabwe. The offices of the Media Monitoring Project of Zimbabwe (MMPZ) were raided, its director was arrested and three of its members are still being held in the southwest of the country. Two journalists with The Daily News, an independent Harare-based newspaper, were also detained for several hours.“Ever since the national unity government’s installation in February 2009, Zimbabwe has swung between spells of relative freedom and returns to the past,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This week’s intimidation, searches and harassment targeting independent media and those who defend free expression show that the authorities are taking a tougher line. They are trying to discourage journalists from doing their job and restrict their ability to inform the public.“Zimbabwean journalists enjoy no protection. The country’s draconian media legislation has not been relaxed. The police and intelligence services still cling to their old repressive tendencies. We urge the authorities to let journalists work, to free all of the MMPZ members still held, and to drop all the charges against them.”MMPZ director Andrew Moyse was arrested in his Harare office on 6 December by five members of the Law and Order section of the police on suspicion of “publishing or communicating falsehoods prejudicial to the state” under section 31 of the Codification and Reform Act. After being held for several hours at Harare police headquarters, he was released in the evening.The police seized documents, DVDs and videos in a search of MMPZ headquarters the same day. According to their search warrant, they were looking for material with information about an armed uprising in the west of the country in the 1980s.Three MMPZ representatives – Gilbert Mabusa, a member of its Public Information Rights Forum, and advocacy officers Fadzai December and Molly Chimhanda – were arrested in the southwestern city of Gwanda on 5 December for organizing a civic education workshop in Gwanda on 24 November.They have been charged with violating section 25 of the Public Order and Security Act by failing to notify the police of their intention to organize the workshop, although it was not a public meeting, and with “participating in a gathering with intent to promote public violence, breaches of the peace or bigotry” under the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act. They are also accused of distributing illegal material in the form of a DVD that urges the media to help ensure that elections are peaceful by providing fair, accurate and balanced coverage of the elections campaigns of the different parties.The three free speech activists have remained in custody ever since their arrest. A bail hearing is scheduled for tomorrow.The harassment of the MMPZ was preceded by police and judicial attempts to intimidate the staff of The Daily News. Reporter Xolisani Ncube was arrested at the newspaper at 9:15 a.m. on 2 December and was taken to Harare police headquarters. When editor Stanley Gama later went to police headquarters with his lawyer, Alec Muchadehama, in response to a summons, he was also arrested. Ncube and Gama were finally released that evening.They have been charged with libel under the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act in connection with an article about local government minister Ignatious Chombo that was published in early November and was headlined “Chombo brags about wealth.”Last month, the police ransacked the premises of The Standard on 11 November and, four days later, arrested editor Nevanji Madanhire and one of his reporters, Nqaba Matshazi, in connection with a 6 November article reporting that a health insurance company owned by Munyaradzi Kereke, a senior advisor to the governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, was facing collapse.The two journalists were brought before judge Sandra Mupindu and were released on bail pending trial on 20 December on charges of with stealing documents from the health insurance company and criminal defamation of Kereke. The police went back to The Standard on 18 November saying they wanted to speak to Madanhire in connection with an article published on 1 October.Kereke, the health insurance company owner, has meanwhile sued The Standard for 9 million dollars in damages.Photo of a news-vendor in Harare (Jekesai Njikizana / AFP) Help by sharing this information November 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Zimbabwe November 12, 2020 Find out more Organisation ZimbabweAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Receive email alerts News September 1, 2020 Find out more ZimbabweAfrica Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell
The Nigeria International currently leads the interceptions chart in the Premier League with 55, four more than Bournemouth defender Diego Rico who is on 51. He recently dropped to second in top tacklers’ race after being overtaken by Foxes teammate Ricardo Pereira who has now 90 as against Ndidi’s 85. Commenting on Ndidi’s return, former Super Eagles skipper amd coach Sunday Oliseh hailed him for his overall importance to Leicester’s cause this term. Read Also:Leicester boss hands Ndidi new ‘nickname’ after miraculous recovery from surgery “Wilfred “Superman” Ndidi is back in midfield & Leicester go back to winning ways in style, 4-1 ! Extremely happy for the young man. Personally feel he is the best defensive midfielder in the Premier league, so far this season, Oliseh wrote on his verified Twitter handle. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Super Eagles and Leicester City defensive midfielder, Godfrey Ndidi, has said he was excited to return to action after few weeks of nursing the knee injury. Wilfred Ndidi is all smiles at Leicester City’ “I Feel good to be back, slowly and steady we keep moving back to our Leicester ways … love it foxes.” he was quoted as saying on his official twitter handle. The Super Eagles star returned from a knee injury and was a 34th-minute replacement for injured Nampalys Mendy in Wednesday’s 4-1 victory over West Ham. He brought grit and solidity Leicester’s have lacked in his absence, completing one tackle, making one interception, and recorded 81% PA. Ndidi, 23, has been a key performer for the Foxes this term and his absence saw the Foxes’go on a 3-game winless streak. Brendan Rodgers’ men played a 1-1 draw in the Carabao Cup semifinal first leg tie against Aston Villa and also recorded back to back loses in the league, against Southampton and Burnley.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthFans Don’t Know What She Looks Like NowEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art
Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Latest Posts Bio Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth’s Emily Berry was named the Big East Girls Basketball Player of the Week for Week 5 by the Big East coaches.The Ellsworth Eagles were 2-1 this week, with wins over Hermon and Sumner and a loss to Calais in overtime.In those three games, Berry scored 50 points and grabbed 35 rebounds.MDI 71, Foxcroft 38This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAt, Dover-Foxcroft, Kelsey Shaw scored a game-high 24 points to lead Mount Desert Island to a win over Foxcroft on Tuesday night.The victory marks the team’s 12th win of the season.Sara Norberg and Sarah Phelps added 13 and 12 points for the MDI Trojans. Darcy Kanu chipped in 10 points.For Foxcroft, Grace Bickford and Madison Chadbourne each scored nine points for the Ponies.MDI (12-0) will host Hermon on Friday.Searsport 44, Sumner 41Taylor Davis led the Sumner Tigers with a game-high 13 points in their loss at Searsport on Tuesday.Karigen Coffin led Searsport with 11 points.Sumner (6-4) was scheduled to host Calais last night, Wednesday.Washington Academy 56, Bucksport 42At East Machias, Logan Huckins and Lauren Raye each scored 15 points to help Washington Academy defeat the Bucks on Tuesday.Emily Hunt led Bucksport with 12 points.Bucksport (1-10) will host Central tonight, Thursday.MDI 59, John Bapst 44At Bar Harbor, the MDI Trojans jumped out to a 10-point first-quarter lead and went on to beat John Bapst on Saturday.Kelsey Shaw and Maegan True each scored 17 points to lead MDI.Maegan True sparked the John Bapst Crusaders with 17 points.Ellsworth 47, Sumner 33At East Sullivan, the Ellsworth Eagles jumped out to an eight-point first-quarter lead en route to a win over the Sumner Tigers on Saturday.Emily Berry paced Ellsworth with 14 points, Madison Card added nine and Hailee Langley and Samantha Mason each netted eight.Taylor Davis scored 11 points to spark Sumner, and Kiandra Barnes chipped in with eight.Ellsworth (7-4) was scheduled to host Old Town last night, Wednesday.Machias 66, DI-S 40Machias beat DI-S at home on Friday.DI-S (4-7) will host Bangor Christian tonight, Thursday.Calais 67, Ellsworth 63At Calais, Maddy McVicar poured in a game-high 32 points for the Calais Blue Devils as they avenged their only loss of the season in overtime against the Ellsworth Eagles on Thursday.Calais’ Kaylee Johnson scored as time expired in regulation to send the game to overtime, where the Blue Devils outscored the Eagles 13-9.For Ellsworth, Emily Berry led the team with 26 points, and Maddy Card netted 13. Hailee Langley scored 11 points and grabbed 15 rebounds.Sumner 58, Bucksport 36At East Sullivan, Taya Moore and Taylor Davis each scored 15 points to lead Sumner past Bucksport on Thursday.Savanna Turner added 14 points for the winners, and Kiandra Barnes chipped in with 10.Breanna Coombs paced Bucksport with 14 points.Piscataquis 28, GSA 26Delani Bennett scored for Piscataquis with 3.5 seconds remaining to squeak out the victory over GSA on Thursday.Piscataquis scored the last six points of the game in the final two minutes and seven seconds to extend its winning streak to nine games.GSA’s Morgan Dauk led all scorers with 14 points for the Eagles.GSA (5-5) will play at Orono tonight, Thursday.MDI 65, Washington Academy 44At Bar Harbor, Kelsey Shaw poured in a game-high 22 points to lead MDI past Washington Academy on Thursday.Sierra Tapley tossed in 13 points for the MDI Trojans, and Keely McConomy contributed nine.For Washington Academy, Rylea Steeves led the team with 12 points.