Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Aug 18, 2014 SHARE Facebook Twitter Monday was day one of the 2014 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour and the eastern tour group cut a swath from central Ohio to central Indiana before calling it a day. Twelve groups of crop scouts made the trip and nearly 60 participants were involved. One of this is Ohio farm broadcaster Ty Higgins from the Ohio Ag Net and he shared details of first day averages for estimated corn yield in Indiana.“As far as my route we’re looking at an average of 186.2 bushels per acre. We measure beans in a 3 foot by 3 foot square and count the pods in that area, and we got an average of 1168 for the Hoosier state. I will tell you the yields are there. We saw everything from 165 to 205, but we did see a lot of dry ground as well, a lot of cracks. One crack I can recall was an inch thick and about 8 inches deep.”He told HAT the yield is there for now as the ears are good now, but “if you do not get rain in the state, at least the east central part of the state in the next couple of days to a week, we’re going to start seeing some tip back on those ears and yield loss because of that in the weeks to come.”Higgins said the key word in Ohio this year is variation and that was in plain site Monday. The corn average was 168.2 bushels per acre for the Ohio corn fields and 1037 pods in a 3 x 3 square of soybeans.The Tuesday tour picks up in central Indiana and moves west across the state and into Illinois.(Photo caption: Emporia, Indiana was our last stop and we once again found some ground that could use a drink soon. The beans had a higher pop but a lower pod count below 1000. The corn had the biggest ears we have seen today, but the field overall had some pockets of baron stalks. By the looks of the ears it should have been over 200, but the ear count brought our number down to 154 bushels per acre)HAT thanks Ty Higgins and Ohio Ag Net for the update and photo. Hear more from Ty here:Ty tour update 1 Indiana East Central Pro Farmer Tour corn at 186 BPA SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana East Central Pro Farmer Tour corn at 186 BPA Previous articleThree “I” States Have Best Corn in the USNext articleTyson Plans to Find Other Export Markets after China Bans Andy Eubank
Related Shows View Comments The legendary magic duo Penn and Teller stopped by The Tonight Show on August 4 to share some laughs and illusions with Jimmy Fallon. The two conclude their Broadway stint at the Marquis Theatre on August 16, and according to Penn Jillette, Las Vegas is more than ready to have them back: “When they name the theater after you and paint your picture 300 feet tall on the side of the hotel, and you tell them you want to go to a different place and do a show for a while, they get angry.” The two then proceeded to pull a bunny out of a hat. Sure, it’s cliché, but with these two, you should already know to expect the unexpected. Check it out below! Penn & Teller Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 16, 2015
More than 40,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year in Georgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and nearly 15,000 die. The exact cause of cancer is unknown. But there are ways to help prevent this deadly disease. “More and more, research on chronic diseases has shown that what we eat and how active we are influences our risk for these diseases and even our chances for recovery or effective long-term management if we become ill,” said Connie Crawley, a nutrition expert with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. “Overall, a plant-based diet that emphasizes whole grains, fruits and vegetables, low-fat or non-fat dairy foods and small amounts of nuts and vegetable oils seems to be the most protective.”UGA Extension agents across the state routinely hold classes to teach people about cancer and what steps they can take to limit their risk for it. Eating well and leading a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of cancer by up to 50 percent, according to the National Cancer Institute.Cooking class“We teach families how they can eat healthy, but still eat well, while improving their health and reducing their risk for chronic disease,” said Denise Everson, UGA Extension Family and Consumer Sciences agent in Oconee County.Nancy Dennis came to one of Everson’s classes to help her family. “I have a 12-year-old son, and he is a getting to be a little bigger. I don’t want him to have obesity issues as he grows,” Dennis said. “I need to learn how to cook healthier and change my eating habits.” Manage risk“We are exposed to carcinogens everyday,” Everson told the class. “There are no miracle foods or proven causes. We only know what makes developing cancer less likely.” Eating saturated fats, or those found in whole milk products and meat and poultry skins, can increase cholesterol levels. Everson recommended consuming unsaturated fats like those found in vegetable oils or omega-3 fatty acids found in fish such as salmon or tuna. To cut fat and cholesterol, Crawley says to: Bake, broil, boil or grill food. Choose lean cuts of meat like loin, leg or round cuts.Remove skin from poultry. Eat vegetables, whole grains or fruits. Eat fish twice a week. Season food with fat-free broth or herbs and spices instead of fatty meats or butter. Choose low-fat and non-fat dairy foods. Use ground turkey breast and ground chicken breast. Eat less lunchmeats and prepared meats. Replace whole eggs in recipes with egg whites or egg substitute. Choose “light” or “heart healthy” menu items when dining out. Knowing portion size, Crawley said, is important. A portion of vegetables, fruit or grains is half a cup, or about a handful. Meat portions should be 3 ounces, or the size of a deck of cards. A ping pong ball is the size of a portion of peanut butter, or 2 tablespoons. Get MovingGet moving 30 minutes or more every day. “For cancer, the more vigorous and regular the physical activity is, the better the reduction in risk,” Crawley said. “For most other chronic diseases, moderate activity for about 30 to 60 minutes seems to be enough.” Plan well to make slow, realistic changes. “We learn to crave sweet and salty foods, and we can change our habits,” Everson said. “The simple steps we take today, improved eating habits and an active lifestyle, can decrease our risk for chronic disease and improve our overall well-being.”For more information on healthy life choices or similar classes in your area, contact a local UGA Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.
Olivo lunged at Guerrero during a pitching change in the seventh inning of the Isotopes’ game against the Salt Lake Bees on Tuesday morning, apparently upset over Guerrero’s attempt at a tag during a stolen base earlier in the inning.Olivo went after Guerrero again in the Albuquerque dugout between innings. The 35-year-old catcher bit off part of Guerrero’s ear as the fight escalated. Teammates, coaches and even an umpire tried to break up the fracas, causing a delay in the game.The injury comes at an inopportune time for the 27-year-old infielder, who played the last two games at shortstop after spending the offseason and all of spring training preparing for a job at second base. Guerrero leads the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate with a .376 batting average. He had also recently been taking ground balls at third base.Guerrero signed a four-year, $28 million contract with the Dodgers last October after successfully defecting from Cuba.With Guerrero shelved, shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena was recalled from Double-A Chattanooga to take the big-league roster spot of injured third baseman Juan Uribe. Arruebarrena, a Cuban defector who is considered major-league ready in the field, hit safely in six of his last seven games at Chattanooga to raise his batting average to .208. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero remained in a Salt Lake City-area hospital Wednesday, one day after a portion of his left ear was bitten off by Albuquerque Isotopes teammate Miguel Olivo.Guerrero hasn’t decided whether or not to press criminal charges against Olivo, according to a source, and might not for some time as he continues to recuperate. Guerrero required plastic surgery Tuesday to re-attach the missing portion of his ear.The injury is considered long-term; according to one report he could miss up to five weeks. In the meantime, Olivo was suspended Wednesday by the Isotopes “pending the completion of an investigation into the dugout altercation during yesterday’s game at Salt Lake.” The Dodgers signed Arruebarrena to a five-year, $25 million contract in February. He didn’t appear in Wednesday’s game.Uribe strained his right hamstring running the bases Tuesday and was placed on the 15-day disabled list.Also …The Dodgers made one other transaction Wednesday, optioning right-handed reliever Chris Withrow to Triple-A to make room for starter Hyun-Jin Ryu on the active roster.Withrow has a 2.95 ERA in 20 appearances with the Dodgers this season, while limiting opponents to a .143 batting average with 28 strikeouts in 21.1 innings. He’s also walked at least one batter in 11 of his last 15 appearances.
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