Shumlin announces approval of federal farm disaster assistance for every county

first_imgGovernor Peter Shumlin announced today that the US Department of Agriculture has approved the administration’s request for natural disaster declaration assistance for farmers in all 14 counties in Vermont (Lamoille, Washington and Windham were named as contiguous disaster areas) to help with damage costs from storms and heavy rainfall that began in April. ‘I appreciate Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack approving this request, and hope farmers who lost crops and equipment in the spring and summer storms will move quickly to seek emergency loan assistance from the Farm Service Agency,’ the Governor said. The Governor also thanked Vermont’s congressional delegation ‘ Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Peter Welch ‘ who helped secure storm-related federal assistance for farmers and communities from the spring storms and Tropical Storm Irene. The spring flooding forced many farmers to delay planting, and early season crops were flooded.  Eligible farmers can apply for two types of assistance. First, farmers have eight months to apply for the federal loans through the Farm Service Agency, which will be available immediately with an interest rate of below four percent. The loans can be used to restore or replace essential property, pay all or part of production costs associated with the disaster year, pay essential family living expenses, reorganize the farming operation; and refinance certain debts. Second, the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program will provide assistance in 2012 to farmers who meet certain loss qualifications (a 10 percent production loss affecting one crop of economic significance due to a disaster on a farm in 2011 in a disaster county).  There are other requirements to qualify, and sign-up dates have not been announced yet. Farmers should contact the USDA Farm Services Agency for both emergency loans and supplemental revenue assistance. ‘This is wonderful news about the declaration ‘ it’s another piece of the puzzle to help Vermont farmers comes back stronger than ever,’ said Vermont Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross, who spent the day touring the state with Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ‘It’s great to be with Deputy Secretary Merrigan, who knows Vermont well from her time with Sen. Patrick Leahy and is now visiting our state,’ he added. The declaration reflects damage that began during heavy rain on April 1. Eleven counties were deemed natural disaster areas, with three others also eligible for aid as contiguous disaster areas. Governor’s office. 9.26.2011last_img read more

Updated 2020 NFL Draft order: Giants jump ahead of victorious Jets, Dolphins, Falcons

first_imgAt this point in 2019, six teams — the Bengals, Redskins, Giants, Dolphins, Jets and Falcons — and maybe more can consider their seasons lost. Yet half of those teams won their games in Week 10, a purely sweet feeling for the coaches and players for those teams but a bittersweet feeling for anybody in Miami, New York and Atlanta who is already thinking about next year’s selection process.MORE: SN’s latest 2020 mock draftThe Bengals, meanwhile, cemented their status as the NFL’s worst team Sunday when the Ryan Finley-led squad got obliterated by the division-rival Ravens. Cincinnati’s top competition for the No. 1 overall pick, Washington, was idle in Week 10. The Redskins draw the Jets next week, so their tanking tactics will be put to the test.Below is the latest NFL Draft order for 2020, updated through Sunday’s Week 10 games.2020 NFL Draft orderCincinnati Bengals (0-9)Washington Redskins (1-8)New York Giants (2-8)Miami Dolphins (2-7)New York Jets (2-7)Atlanta Falcons (2-7)Cleveland Browns (3-6)Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6)Denver Broncos (3-6)Arizona Cardinals  (3-6-1)Detroit Lions  (3-5-1)Los Angeles Chargers (4-6)Jacksonville Jaguars (4-5)Oakland Raiders (via 4-5 Chicago Bears)Tennessee Titans (5-5)Philadelphia Eagles (5-4)Oakland Raiders (5-4)Indianapolis Colts (5-4)Carolina Panthers (5-4)Jacksonville Jaguars (via 5-4 Los Angeles Rams)(Picks 21-32 consist of teams currently in the NFL playoff picture.) Over the last seven weeks of the season, the Bengals will play the Raiders, Steelers, Jets, Browns, Patriots, Dolphins and Browns again. If the Jets and Dolphins teams of Week 10 are the teams that show up against Cincinnati, then chances are the Bengals will secure the No. 1 overall pick come season’s end.In Sporting News’ latest mock draft, we have the Bengals selecting LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick. At No. 2, we have the Redskins sticking with Dwayne Haskins at QB and opting for Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas.The Giants, who before Sunday’s results were slated to pick sixth overall, were connected to Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy. The Giants’ Week 10 loss to the Jets on Sunday resulted in what was described by SNY as a “very angry looking” Giants owner John Mara.Smile, John. You now have a top-three pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.last_img read more

One down for Tottenham and now three games to play before start of season

first_img1 Tottenham have three games to play in the International Champions Cup Tottenham were in Hong Kong to play Kitchee SC at the end of May for an end of season friendly. They won 4-1 and now have three big games ahead of them.22 July: v PSG (Florida, USA) – International Champions Cup25 July: v Roma (New Jersey, USA) – International Champions Cup29 July: v Manchester City (Tennessee, USA) – International Champions CupEvery Tottenham Premier League game for the 2017/18 revealedSuper Computer predicts table after five Premier League gameslast_img