All 92 counties are eligible for disaster assistance

first_imgStatewide—Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced Friday that Indiana farmers are eligible for assistance under a secretarial natural disaster designation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.This was in response to a letter Gov. Holcomb sent to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in July, requesting assistance due to the excessive rain and flooding farmers experienced during planting season.Seventy-four counties were designated as primary natural disaster areas. USDA deferred its decision on the remaining 18 counties. However, since they border one or more of the primary disaster areas, they are considered contiguous disaster counties – allowing farm operators in those areas to be eligible for the same assistance.In order to qualify, farm operators must show at least a 30 percent loss in crop production or a physical loss to livestock, livestock products, real estate or chattel property. Farmers can borrow up to 100 percent of actual production or physical losses to a maximum amount of $500,000, according to USDA.In addition to emergency loans, farmers with existing FSA loans, who are unable to make their payments, may be eligible to have certain payments deferred. Farmers are encouraged to work with their local FSA office for assistance regarding payment forbearance or emergency disaster loans.last_img read more

Brazilian clubs battle for Mikel

first_imgRelatedPosts Stoke City manager salutes Mikel Global COVID-19 cases surpass 27m – Johns Hopkins Everton sign Brazil midfielder from Napoli Former Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, may seal a transfer deal with a South American side as another Brazilian club, Porto Alegre, have indicated interest in the combative midfielder. Porto Alegre, also known as Porto Alegre Futebol Clube, according to media reports, would slug it out with Botafogo for the signature of the former Chelsea star. Mikel terminated his contract with the Turkish club Trabzonspor in March amid the advance of the coronavirus pandemic. Porto Alegre, owned by former footballer and Ronaldinho’s brother, Roberto Assis, have to dislodge Botafogo with an improved offer. Botafogo offered Mikel a contract worth $2 million plus (N766 million) per 18 months. Check revealed that Porto Alegre, founded on June 10, 2003, has only Brazil nationality in their current squad. The club, founded as Lami Futebol Clube, won its first title same year of its formation.Tags: BrazilBrazillian ClubsJohn Obi Mikellast_img read more

Emma Russell sends Syracuse to ACC championship with game-winning overtime goal

first_imgAn overtime, game-winning goal from Emma Russell lofted No. 1-seed Syracuse (17-0, 6-0 Atlantic Coast) over No. 5-seed Virginia (14-5, 3-4 ACC), 3-2, on Friday afternoon in the ACC tournament semifinal game. Russell scored twice in the match and Alma Fenne added one goal of her own to help the Orange remain undefeated.Syracuse will now play the winner of No. 3 North Carolina and No. 7 Boston College Sunday at 1 p.m. for the ACC championship in Charlottesville, Virginia.The postseason heroics are nothing new for Russell, who’s now notched nine goals and two assists in six-career ACC tournament games.“Emma loves the ACC tournament,” said head coach Ange Bradley. “… We talked yesterday at practice and it’s like this is Christmas time for (her) … I was so glad she was able to do that and really helped us through this day.”The Orange jumped out to an early lead behind Fenne’s goal 9:30 into the first half. She netted a back-handed chop from the left of the cage that catapulted into the top right corner of the goal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOther than the score, Syracuse dominated the first half, taking 11 shots to Virginia’s one. Both teams managed two penalty-corner opportunities but were unable convert either in the opening 35 minutes.Russell scored a little over two minutes into the second half to give the Orange a comfortable two-goal cushion. Freshman Zoe Wilson assisted on the play with a baseline feed to give Russell an easy look.Virginia stormed back with two goals of its own in the second stanza to force overtime. Just more than 10 minutes into the latter 35 minutes, Virginia’s Caleigh Foust scored on an assist by Taylor Brown and Foust followed with an assist on the game-tying goal from Riley Tata.“We were up two at that point and I think we just got a little bit … relaxed,” Bradley said. “You can’t do that this time of year. You can’t relax until that final whistle blows.”Both teams traded blows in the waning minutes, pushing the ball up the field aggressively in last-ditch efforts to end the game in regulation, but nothing came of it.Headed into the 15-minute overtime period, Bradley’s message to her team was simple: Win. Syracuse started the period up a player for 40 seconds due to a Virginia yellow card and the emphasis was to notch a quick score.Virginia’s defense stifled the Orange’s advances until the game’s 77th minute. Laura Hurff ran the ball up the field 40 yards and forced Virginia’s goalkeeper Rebecca Holden out from the cage. Hurff fell to the turf directly in front of the goal where she would remain.Lies Lagerweij trailed the play to collect the rebound. She drove the baseline and found Russell on the backside of the goal for her second goal of the day.“It was awesome,” Bradley said. Published on November 6, 2015 at 4:51 pm Contact Liam: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Michigan’s individual tax filing season official begins

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisMichigan’s tax filing season officially begins today.Taxpayers can now begin filing their returns for the 2018 tax year. Deputy State treasurer Glenn White says all systems are operating normally, and electronic filing is the easiest and most convenient way to file returns. Printed tax forms will be available at public libraries, some northern Michigan post offices, Department of Health and Human Services offices, and treasury field offices. Treasurer White says in order to prevent cyber criminals from stealing returns, tax payers should file as early as possible. Free tax help is available for individuals with low income, disabilities, and those who are over age 60.For more information, visit irs.treasury.gov/free tax prep, or call 211.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: MICHIGAN, money, tax, taxesContinue ReadingPrevious Governor Whitmer asking residents to turn down heat to 65Next ‘You can be homeless in 80 degree…or -5 degree weather’last_img read more