By NAFB News Service – Jun 17, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News Analysts Predict Eight Million Acres to go Unplanted Facebook Twitter Previous articleUSTR Holding China Tariff HearingsNext articleThe HAT Soil Health Podcast- Tough Decisions to Make and Cover Crop Seed in Tight Supply NAFB News Service U.S. farmers this year may not plant roughly eight million acres due to wet conditions. Industry analysts polled by Bloomberg News say farmers are expected to forgo planting on 2.2 million acres of soybeans, and 6.7 million acres of corn. The Midwest is facing another seven-day forecast of near-daily rain chances, continuing the wettest 12-month period on record. For soybeans, the 2.2. million unplanted acres are just below a 2.23-million-acre record set in 2015. Last week, the Department of Agriculture cut its corn planting and production forecast, but made no changes to soybeans, making note that there are still some windows of opportunity to plant soybeans.Monday, the USDA weekly Crop Progress report showed farmers had planted an estimated 83 percent of corn, and 60 percent of soybeans this spring. USDA reports 62 percent corn and 34 percent of soybeans have emerged. For this time of year, the five-year average shows corn plantings are usually finished with 93 percent of soybeans planted. Facebook Twitter SHARE Analysts Predict Eight Million Acres to go Unplanted SHARE
“Georgia 4-H takes great pride in equipping youth to be workforce ready,” said Arch Smith, UGA Extension 4-H & Youth Development State Program Leader. “Workforce development is a key component of the experience of 4-H Project Achievement. We consider this yet another invaluable opportunity to serve as a resource to our partners in education.” The career pathways curricula became important to Georgia’s schools during the 2012-2013 school year when Georgia abandoned the Adequately Yearly Progress rating system set up by the “No Child Left Behind” act for the College and Career Ready Performance Index. This new accountability tool rates schools on a 100 point scale, taking into account factors including test scores, teacher affectivness and, for the first time, whether the school provides college and career path education to students. UGA Extension agents who work in fields ranging from agriculture to family and consumers sciences and Georgia 4-H have participated in career fairs in school acros the state, sharing information about their careers and the myriad of STEM and public service careers available through the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and College of Family and Consumer Sciences. As schools build and refine their career pathway education programs as part of Georgia’s College and Career Ready Performance Index, UGA Extension agents in each county are ready to help. Georgia 4-H has developed lesson plans for students in fifth grade exploring careers in finance, information technology, marketing and government and public administration. Forty Georgia 4-H programs have adopted these lessons as part of the career awareness curriculum for elementary schools. For more informationa about ways UGA Extension can help support career pathways planning at your local school, please email [email protected] or call your local UGA Extension agent.
ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth girls’ tennis team ended its regular season on a high note.Ellsworth (7-5) defeated Foxcroft (4-7) 3-2 on Saturday.For singles, Alexa Grant of Ellsworth beat Maddie Fadley 8-1; Lexi Raymond of Foxcroft beat Samantha Mason 8-1; and Victoria Page-Jackson of Ellsworth beat Alice Russo 9-7.For doubles, Elena Russo and Sophie Kurzius of Foxcroft beat Kelsie Boyer and Avery Jester 8-6; and Olivia Robidoux and Miriam Nelson of Ellsworth beat Emily Curtis and Hannah Vainio 8-2.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGIRLS’ TENNISTuesday, May 24John Bapst (11-1) 3, MDI (10-2) 2Monday, May 23DI-S (5-7) 5, Sumner (1-10)Saturday, May 21GSA (9-2) 5, Sumner 0Wednesday, May 18GSA 4, DI-S 1MDI 5, WA (3-9) 0Orono (11-0) 5, Sumner 0BOYS’ TENNISTuesday, May 24John Bapst (12-0) 3, MDI (7-5) 2Monday, May 23GSA (10-1) 4, Ellsworth (2-10) 1DI-S (9-3) 5, Sumner (5-6)Saturday, May 21Ellsworth 4, Foxcroft (6-5) 1GSA (10-1) 5, Sumner 0Wednesday, May 18GSA 4, DI-S 1MDI 5, WA (3-9) 0Orono (8-3) 5, Sumner 0
Cristiano Ronaldo (left) told Matthijs de Ligt (right) he should join Juventus this summer Plenty of clubs are interested in De Ligt and perhaps Juventus will throw their hat in the ring He helped his boyhood side to a domestic double and they came within seconds of reaching the Champions League final before Tottenham scored a last-gasp winner in the semi-finals.Manchester United and Barcelona have both been heavily linked with De Ligt and Liverpool are also understood to be interested.Whether or not Ronaldo’s comments were in jest remain to be seen but the Dutchman is to weigh up his options.‘Now I will go on vacation, I’ll think carefully about what is best for me and then I’ll decide. For a young player like me, it’s important to go to a club where I can play consistently. That’s the main issue,’ he concluded. ‘He asked me to come to Juventus,’ the 19-year-old told NOS. ‘I was a little shocked by that question, that’s why I laughed. I didn’t understand him at first.De Ligt and Virgil van Dijk formed a solid partnership at the back for Ronald Koeman’s side but Goncalo Guedes scored the decisive goal.The young central defender has a host of top European clubs chasing him this summer and it seems inevitable that he will leave Ajax. Ronaldo was clearly impressed by the powerful young central defender in the Nations League Cristiano Ronaldo told Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt to join Juventus in the wake of Portugal’s UEFA Nations League win over Holland.De Ligt’s side suffered a 1-0 defeat at the Estadio Dragao but he was seen laughing with Ronaldo after the final whistle.When asked what the conversation was about, he revealed that the legendary forward was trying to recruit him for the Italian champions.