Still a Fourth of Indiana Corn Crop to Harvest

first_img SHARE SHARE Rain this week slowed harvesting and tilling across the state according to the Indiana Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The corn and soybean harvests are nearing completion and could be finished quickly if farmers are given a period of dry weather, according to reports. Minimal lodging damage in corn was reported after strong winds on Thursday. Winter wheat remained in good condition.FIELD CROPS REPORTThere were 3.8 days suitable for field work during the week. Seventy-four percent of the corn acreage has been harvested compared with 88 percent last year and 72 percent for the 5-year average. By area 77 percent of the corn crop is harvested in the north, 72 percent in the central region, and 76 percent in the south. Moisture content of harvested corn is averaging about 18 percent.Eighty-eight percent of the soybean acreage has been harvested compared to 88 percent last year and 87 percent for the 5-year average. By area 91 percent of the soybean acreage is harvested in the north, 92 percent in the central region, and 72 percent in the south. Moisture content of harvested soybeans is averaging about 13 percent.Ninety-one percent of the winter wheat acreage has been planted compared to 92 percent last year and 87 percent for the 5-year average. Seventy-two percent of the winter wheat acreage has emerged compared to 70 percent last year and 61 percent for the 5-year average. Seventy-three percent of the winter wheat acreage is in good to excellent condition compared to 72 percent last year at this time.LIVESTOCK, PASTURE AND RANGE REPORTPasture condition was rated 49 percent good to excellent. Livestock remained in mostly good condition due to better than usual pasture conditions for this time of year. Home Indiana Agriculture News Still a Fourth of Indiana Corn Crop to Harvest Facebook Twitter Previous articleCLA Says Report Shows Need to Fix Pesticide Regulatory ProcessNext articleLower Corn Price May Trigger More Crop Insurance Claims Andy Eubank Still a Fourth of Indiana Corn Crop to Harvest Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Nov 4, 2013 last_img read more

“Justice for Deyda Hydara” radio spot launched in run-up to African Union summit in Banjul

first_img Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom News August 6, 2020 Find out more Organisation News Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder Receive email alerts GambiaAfrica Reporters Without Borders appealed today to radio stations broadcasting in Africa to regularly transmit a short radio spot about the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara from now until the end of a two-day African Union summit in Banjul on 2 July. “My father was killed just a hundred yards from a police barracks a year and a half ago. Since then, the government has done nothing to identify his murderers,” Baba says in the spot. Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Reporters Without Borders appealed today to radio stations broadcasting in Africa to regularly transmit a short radio spot about the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara from now until the end of a two-day African Union summit in Banjul on 2 July.The Gambia correspondent of Reporters Without Borders and Agence France-Presse and co-editor of the tri-weekly The Point, Hydara was gunned down in Banjul exactly 18 months ago, on 16 December 2004. Less than 30 seconds long, the spot was prepared by Reporters Without Borders and Hydara’s son, Baba Hydara.“My father was one of the Gambia’s greatest journalists,” Baba says in the spot. “He was killed just a hundred yards from a police barracks a year and a half ago. Since then, the government has done nothing to identify his murderers. Justice for Deyda Hydara!”The spot concludes with this comment by Reporters Without Borders: “As the African Union holds a summit in Banjul, Reporters Without Borders points out that the Gambia is one of the most hostile countries in Africa for journalists.”The spot can be downloaded in MP3 format in both English and French from the Reporters Without Borders website (www.rsf.org).In June 2005, Reporters Without Borders appealed to radios broadcasting in Africa to point out that the only thing the Gambian government had done in the six months since Hydara’s murder was to try to discredit him.Reporters Without Borders today also hailed the courageous position on Hydara’s murder taken in the US Congress by Representative Adam Schiff (Democrat, California’s 29th district). Schiff said: “Mr. Speaker, I rise today to mark the 18-month anniversary of a tragic event that is symptomatic of the deterioration of press freedom in the Gambia and elsewhere.”He added: “Resistance to impunity is essential to maintain civil peace and demonstrate a commitment to democratic values. In a time when repeated anonymous attacks against media professionals have created tense relations between the state and the media in many countries, Deyda Hydara’s unrequited murder is deeply worrisome to those who are committed to democracy and justice in Africa. I hope that the Gambian Government will take this occasion to reverse its record on press freedom and set an example for the rest of the region.”Schiff will also write to Gambian President Yahya Jammeh expressing support for the call by Reporters Without Borders and the Gambia Press Union (the country’s main journalists’ association) for the creation of an independent commission to investigate Hydara’s murder.The letter says: “As the Gambia prepares to host the Summit of the Chiefs of State of the African Union (AU) in July and hold an important presidential election in September, I urge you to reaffirm your government’s commitment to human rights and press freedom.” GambiaAfrica RSF_en News Follow the news on Gambia June 16, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Justice for Deyda Hydara” radio spot launched in run-up to African Union summit in Banjul Help by sharing this information January 27, 2020 Find out more to go further News July 23, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more