Dairy MPP Signup Deadline Arrives

first_img Facebook Twitter Dairy MPP Signup Deadline Arrives Facebook Twitter Previous articleE15 Restrictions Begin Today as Fuel Prices Climb HigherNext articleRainy Weekends Sandwich a Dry Week Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News Dairy MPP Signup Deadline Arrives SHARE SHARE Dairy-MPP-deadline-is-hereA USDA official says the new and improved Dairy Margin Protection Program is worth a last-minute look by dairy producers, but signup time is running out. Producers have just a few hours to decide whether or not it is for them. Producers have shied away from the old program, saying it did not pay them anything and was too expensive.Undersecretary of Agriculture Bill Northey said this program is retroactive to the first of the year, “and right now where we’re at, folks are such that they earned a margin in February, March and April, probably enough to pay for their premium if they’re the right sized producer, or a producer with less than 5 million pounds of production.”So, it’s almost a no-brainer for many dairy operators. Northey says many of those operators have been losing money over the last year or two. The new MPP will not make them whole he says, “but this will help take the edge off. In the meantime, we hope in the future those margins will widen out and producers will be profitable without an insurance program kicking in. But, it’s sure important to try and get some insurance if that will work to help you in the future as well as for the past four or five months.”The deadline for signup is today, June 1st at the close of business. So, the best option at this point is to call your local office before Friday’s close, get on the signup appointment register, and you’ll be allowed to sign up later.Source: USDA By Andy Eubank – Jun 1, 2018 last_img read more

Libya’s election to head the UN Human Rights Commission “a disgrace”

first_img News LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News January 20, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Libya’s election to head the UN Human Rights Commission “a disgrace” RSF_en to go further December 17, 2019 Find out more Press freedom is non-existent in Libya. The written and broadcast media are completely controlled by the regime and no criticism of Col. Gaddafi, the “Guide” is allowed. One journalist, Abdullah Ali al-Sanussi al-Darrat, was jailed in 1973 but nothing has been heard of him since then – where he is being held or even whether he is still alive. Follow the news on Libya Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation News June 24, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom Reporters Without Borders called Libya’s election today as new head of the UN Human Rights Commission “a disgrace.” What credibility can this body have when it is chaired by the representative of a country that abuses such rights every day? News Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Reporters Without Borders called Libya’s election today as new head of the UN Human Rights Commission “a disgrace.” “What credibility can this body have when it is chaired by the representative of a country that abuses such rights every day?” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “This election proves, as if there was any doubt, that the Commission serves to cover up the abuses of its members through dirty deals. The composition of the Commission this year is a good example. Fourteen of its 53 members represent countries that violate press freedom every day,” Ménard said. The only window Libyans have on the outside world is through the Internet and satellite TV, which are permitted. Visas for foreign journalists are rarely granted.The latest attack on press freedom involved six foreign journalists – one from the French TV station I-Télévision, a photographer from the French news agency Agence France-Presse, two journalists of the British paper The Sunday Times, an American freelance and an Israeli-American freelance.The group arrived in Tripoli on 4 January to report on the story of Tecca Zendik, a young American who took part in the Miss Networld contest held in Libya last November. At the ceremony, she had wept when Col. Gaddafi criticised the United States. To make it up to her, he invited her to return to Libya this month to receive a Libyan passport and appointment as honorary Libyan consul in the US.Libyan officials refused to allow the Israeli-American journalist, Daphne Barak (a cousin of former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak), to enter the country when she presented her Israeli passport and she was deported the next day. According to Patrice Vanoni with I-Télévision, the Miss Networld organiser, Omar Harfush, had assured her beforehand that she could enter the country with her Israeli passport. Omar Harfush, told Reporters Without Borders that Barak had assured him she would present her American passport. The next day, when the AFP photographer wanted to leave the country a few days earlier than scheduled, he was told he would have to wait. The group was not allowed to leave until 10 January, two days later than planned. “They threatened us and kept us against our will,” said the I-Télévision journalist, Patrice Vanoni. Unidentified plainclothes officials told them they could not have their passports, which had been taken on arrival, until the film footage and photographs they had taken of Barak’s arrival at the airport had been destroyed.”When we threatened to complain to the French embassy that we were being held hostage, they arranged a meeting for us with Col. Gaddafi” said Vanoni. After the film had been destroyed, their passports were returned and they were allowed to leave the country. However, the AFP photographer said they had been able to save “some material they wanted to keep.” Help by sharing this information February 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

More arrests of journalists and intellectuals, families threatened

first_img June 9, 2021 Find out more October 6, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 More arrests of journalists and intellectuals, families threatened IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information to go further RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iran June 11, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Organisation News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Two journalists, Mehdi Afsharnik of the newspaper Etemad and Ali Akrami, who works for several newspapers, were arrested at their home yesterday by police who carried out a search and confiscated personal effects. A third journalist, Mohammad Hidari, was arrested at his work place. The reasons for their arrests and where they are being held are not yet known.At the same time, several other journalists have been summoned and interrogated by intelligence ministry officials in recent days.Amid allegations of corruption and hit by the international economic downturn, the Islamic Republic has been resorting to all possible means to silence its critics – censoring newspapers, controlling online content, arresting journalists and in some cases threatening their relatives.Peter Horrocks, the head of global news at the BBC, reported yesterday that relatives and friends of around 10 Iranians who work in London for BBC Persian Television had been harassed by the Iranian authorities following the broadcast of a documentary about the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.Horrocks said they were summoned for questioning, passports were confiscated and some were banned from leaving the country.This is not the first time that the regime has threatened the families of exile journalists or used this kind of intimidation as a form of blackmail in an attempt to manipulate media.Reporters Without Borders knows of more than 50 cases of threats, arrests and harassment of families of journalists in Iran. In an unprecedented exodus, more than 250 journalists and bloggers have fled the country since the disputed presidential election of June 2009. The families of most of the journalists working for independent media abroad have been threatened by the regime’s various intelligence services. Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election News News March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

City to Hold Study Session on CEQA Transportation Analysis

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