By Andy Eubank – Jan 11, 2015 Facebook Twitter Farm Bureau Still Laser Focused on WOTUS Facebook Twitter SHARE Stallman Villwock on WOTUSNearly 5,000 of the nation’s farmers are gathered in San Diego for the annual convention of American Farm Bureau, and during his Sunday morning address President Bob Stallman went right to work identifying the work the largest farm group in the country needs to continue as they fight over-regulation.“As damaging as the weather or economic winds can be, farmers’ and ranchers’ biggest challenges these days seem to come from their government. Over the past year, Farm Bureau members have come together like never before to fight the attempt to regulate nearly every drop of rainwater that falls. Under their Waters of the U.S. proposed rule, agencies want to sweep into federal jurisdiction, vast numbers of small, isolated wetlands, ponds and, yes, ditches.”Following the address Indiana Farm Bureau President Don Villwock said he is still concerned about the proposed Waters of the U.S. despite legislation passed by Congress recently that would prevent funding of that rule’s implementation.“I don’t trust EPA to come out or revise their rules even with all the comments that they got,” he told HAT. “I really think it’s a critical issue and I still say it’s the biggest land grab by United States government in the history of this country. It’s not good for agriculture, it’s not good for the environment, and it’s sure not good for consumers.”And he said Indiana members should still be vocal on the issue.“Well I just think it’s critical every time they have the opportunity to visit with their legislators, even with their neighbors and the press back home in Indiana that they bring it up that we are opposed to the definition of navigable waters which I think all of us grew up thinking that’s a place where you can take a boat, a canoe, or a kayak. In the Corps of Engineers’ mind, or EPA’s mind, that could be a stream that is just as large as your little finger.”In other Indiana convention news, Jeremy Barron advanced to the sweet 16 round of Young Farmer Discussion Meet competition and finds out Monday if he advances to the final four. Previous articleGuard Your Freedom, the Lawmakers are Back in TownNext articleUSDA Report Could Be Non-Event Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bureau Still Laser Focused on WOTUS SHARE
Délifrance UK (Leicester) has launched a sweet-tasting, round flatbread inspired by a 19th century recipe from Lapland.The Polar Bread is of Swedish origin, but French bakers have adopted the ‘pain polaire’, as it is known across the channel, and its popularity as a sandwich carrier has boomed. The bread enables bakers to offer a new sandwich concept that can be open-topped like a pizza or toasted for a hot sandwich option.
But Pulis reiterated the Baggies were unlikely to reject a monster bid for the 22-year-old after turning down Tottenham’s first approach. “I want to keep him and the club want to keep him but it’s market forces,” he said. “I’m sure Tottenham wanted to keep Bale and Manchester United wanted to keep Ronaldo so I’m not stupid enough to say ‘I’m not doing this’ or ‘I’m not doing that’. “Never say never, especially in football. I understand what goes on.” The Baggies rejected a bid for the striker from Tottenham this week but he is expected to face Chelsea on Sunday. Pulis has been open in his praise for the England Under-21 forward, who scored 20 goals last season to earn a call up to Roy Hodgson’s senior side. Boss Tony Pulis has told Saido Berahino to focus on his job at West Brom and forget any transfer talk. And, ahead of Sunday’s visit of the Barclays Premier League champions, the Baggies head coach wants him to concentrate on Chelsea. “I just had a chat with him on the pitch when we were training on Monday or Tuesday and told him what I thought,” he said. “I told him not to get wrapped up in all the hype, concentrate on his football and let the other people deal with the stuff that’s going on because he can’t affect it. “He’s a young lad and he might need some protection, we will see. “He has handled it very well at the moment. “The only advice I’ve given him is to concentrate on his football and try to improve himself as a footballer. “God has given him a great gift and he can’t waste it. “Lots of people have done that in the past and I just hope he’s not one of them.” Press Association