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Overwhelming Response to Emergency Cover Crop Assistance

first_img Previous articleOil Prices Fall After Unexpected Supply IncreaseNext articleTippecanoe County Farmers Featured as New Vendors at Purdue Football Games Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Overwhelming Response to Emergency Cover Crop Assistance SHARE Facebook Twitter The Posey County Soil and Water Conservation District on behalf of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) received an overwhelming response to the emergency cover crop cost share assistance available for landowners located in the D4 (exceptional drought) classified counties as of August 14, 2012, designated  by the U.S. Drought Monitor Fast Track Designation process. More than 200 inquiries were received from area landowners and farmers in less than 24-hours. No further applicants will be accepted.The evaluation is underway and the funds will be dispersed among the D4 counties including: Clay, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vigo and Warrick.“We want to thank our farmers for their quick response to leverage resources to preserve and build soil health or provide livestock growers an additional source of forage,” said Indiana Agriculture Director, Joe Kelsay. “I also want to stress our appreciate for the partnership with our Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and especially Posey County for fielding these calls and assuring all D4 counties are represented.”Recipients of the emergency cover crop cost sharing assistance will be notified by phone the week of September 17. Criteria for receiving these funds include but are not limited to the following:Must not be receiving cover crop drought assistance funds through NRCS’s Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP), Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP), or other related cover crop drought assistance programLand must be located in a D4 classified county as of August 14, 2012Cost share incentive will be a flat rate of $30 per acre·         Cost share assistance is limited to 100 acres per producerCover crop seeding may be grazed or cut for forage feed if needed after it has reached adequate growthIndiana NRCS Technical Guide specifications for cover crop seeding (340) or forage planting (512) will be followed depending on intended useCost share incentive may only be used for costs directly associated with establishment of cover crops such as seed, planting, etc.For additional resources on our state’s efforts in response to the 2012 Drought, visit www.in.gov/drought/.Source: ISDA Home Indiana Agriculture News Overwhelming Response to Emergency Cover Crop Assistance By Andy Eubank – Sep 13, 2012 SHARElast_img read more

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Pasadena Apartment Building Preserved as Affordable Senior Housing

first_imgA 61-unit Pasadena apartment building will be preserved as affordable senior housing following the completion of a $31.2 million transaction announced Monday by Standard Communities.Under the plan, the Villa Raymond Apartments, 455 N. Raymond Ave., will remain low-cost housing for senior citizens for decades to come, Standard Communities said in a written statement.The transaction was financed through tax-exempt bonds through the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee, as well as federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits provided by the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, the company said.“Completed in partnership with HUD, CDLAC, TCAC, and the nonprofit Housing On Merit, this $31.2 million transaction will preserve the affordability of all 61 units at Villa Raymond for the next 55 years,” according to the statement. “A comprehensive renovation program will invest more than $5 million to modernize unit interiors, upgrade building systems, improve accessibility features and enhance the property’s amenity spaces. In addition, residents will now have access to a comprehensive suite of services and programming, such as health and wellness programs, at no cost.”Affordable senior housing is sorely needed in the region, said Standard Communities Chief Investment Officer Robert Koerner.“There is a shortage of affordable senior apartments in the Los Angeles area, and we believe everyone, regardless of age or income level, deserves to have a place to call home. Standard is pleased to provide beautiful, safe homes for seniors in Pasadena,” said Koerner.Standard Communities Director of West Coast Production Geoff Moen added that the current cost of building makes preserving affordable senior housing vital.“With the significant cost of new construction in Southern California, the importance of being able to preserve existing affordable housing units at communities such as Villa Raymond is critical to the economic and social health of Pasadena and the Los Angeles metropolitan area in general,” Moen said.Standard Communities, which is the affordable housing division of Standard Companies, has now created or preserved roughly 2,600 units of affordable housing in California, and more than 9,300 nationwide, the company said.More information about Standard Communities is available online at standard-communities.com. Community News Pasadena Apartment Building Preserved as Affordable Senior Housing STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, November 2, 2020 | 6:18 pm More Cool Stuff Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Tips For Dating As A Single DadHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

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Hermit crabs, humans and crowded house markets

first_imgThere is a complex and dynamic interrelationhip between hermit crabs, humans and the coastal environment. Hermit crab homes (shells) are often hard to come by, but humans are helping out by piling middens of shells and rubbish on beachers. Hermit crabs are useful to humans as fishing bait, pets and living wasted disposal systems, and so useful to other animals that they may even be hijacked.last_img

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Tree-planting time

first_imgThese trees all have a broad range of adaptability and providegreat features for the landscape. Now, let’s get busy and get thatfall tree planting project under way.(Jim Midcap is a Cooperative Extension horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.) By Jim MidcapUniversity of GeorgiaThe tree-planting season is here. Let’s not put it off anylonger. You can miss years of tree growth by waiting for theperfect time or mood.Fall is the best time to plant because new trees have all winterto establish new roots. Soils are wetter in winter, andtemperatures are cooler, while the plants are much less active.These are ideal conditions for getting plants off to a greatstart.To successfully plant a tree in your landscape, first select thebest place to plant it. Select a site that’s big enough for atree to develop. A large, mature tree will need 30 to 40 feet ofspace. Small trees will need 15 to 20 feet. So the amount of roomyou have will determine the kind of tree you should plant.Think aheadRemember to base your planting-site decision on the tree’s maturesize. All those baby trees in 7-gallon containers don’t grow upto be the same size. Some grow into large trees and others intosmall ones. Not all of your space should be planted to trees,either. You need some sunny, open areas and shady nooks.Trees are a long-term investment. You need trees that can surviveand grow with few problems. Always select and plant trees thatare cold-hardy, heat- and drought-tolerant and pest-resistant. Anadapted large tree on a good site with a little care should live50 to 100 years.You plant trees for your own reasons. You may need some fast shadeto cool the drive or air-conditioner unit. You may want to improveyour landscape with spring flowers or brilliant orange fall color.You may need to screen your neighbor with an evergreen planting.All of these are good reasons to select a tree to fit the spaceand need of the site.SuggestionsHere are some trees that can fill your special needs: Good trees that grow fast and provide shade include the redmaple, Shumard oak, willow oak and lacebark elm. Some smallertrees with rapid growth are trident maple and the tree-form crapemyrtles, such as Natchez, Dynamite and Sioux.Trees with outstanding fall color include Legacy sugar maple,Chinese pistache, ginkgo and native sourwood.Look for outstanding spring flowers in our native redbud andflowering dogwoods. The Kousa dogwood, Okame cherry and Chinesefringe tree are outstanding small flowering trees, too.last_img read more

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