Bill Signing, Economy, National Issues, Press Release, Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today commended the U.S. House and Senate for approving the federal Farm Bill, legislation that provides funding and guidelines for farm and food programs in the United States.“The Farm Bill is critical to ensuring that the agriculture industry and all who depend on it have access to the programs, supports, and services needed to continue operations,” said Governor Wolf. “Provisions that will protect our workforce, expand our opportunities, and preserve our industry are welcomed and appreciated. My administration has made significant investments in agriculture, and Pennsylvania is primed to capitalize on those investments. The addition of the passage of this legislation will further position us for future success.”The legislation contains a number of positive aspects for Pennsylvania agriculture. Two provisions are particularly notable. The first strengthens support for dairy farmers by offering reduced premiums and new coverage levels for milk produced under the new Dairy Risk Management program. The second removes hemp as a schedule 1 drug under federal law, allowing states to create programs for the cultivation of hemp for commercial purposes.“Support for Pennsylvania’s farmers – whether dairy, organic, or vegetable – is made readily available in the approved Farm Bill,” said Sec. Redding. “What’s more, the provisions found within the bill also include support for low-income Pennsylvanians, consumers, the environment, and our communities.”Redding also praised aspects of the final bill related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which maintains current requirements for recipients, and includes language that would provide permanent funding of programs that support farmers markets and organic farmers. He also applauded increases in funding for conservation efforts and workforce and education opportunities, and continued support for programs that help rural communities and businesses thrive, including broadband access and local food systems. Additionally, the legislation includes protections for crop insurance, helping farmers purchase policies to protect them from devastating weather conditions. The Farm Bill also includes a significant increase in federal funding for farmland preservation nationwide through the federal Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), with Pennsylvania poised to access these funds over the next four years.Finally, the bill includes $20 million for a Farm-to-Food Bank program modeled after Pennsylvania’s successful Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS). This program provides an efficient mechanism for the agricultural industry to donate safe, wholesome food products while being reimbursed for the costs involved in harvesting, processing, packaging, and transportation.Over the past four years, the Wolf Administration has invested more than $50 million in agriculture-related economic development projects; increased support for workforce development and agricultural education to help prepare students and workers for the thousands of anticipated job openings in the industry over the next decade; and signed historic legislation that has created new markets for farmers and lowered their tax burdens. The administration is working to expand broadband access to hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, creating jobs while improving infrastructure statewide, especially in rural communities.Learn more about Pennsylvania’s strategies and investments in growing the agriculture and food industry at agriculture.pa.gov. Pennsylvania Applauds Bi-Partisan Approval of Federal Farm Bill SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 13, 2018
An artists impression of one of the homes available at Pointcorp’s Amity development in Narangba.Pointcorp director Chris Vitale said they chose Narangba for several reasons, including the fact that it sat within the fastest growing council region in Queensland – Moreton Bay.“The region has robust population growth statistics, good infrastructure, and our site is within easy reach of North Lakes and its shopping precinct,” he said.“We are the second rail stop from Petrie and will be close to the under-construction University of Sunshine Coast campus, which is expected to support 6000 jobs and 10,000 students. It was also an attractive location for buyers and investors as many of the nearby developments are almost complete.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoAn artists impression of one of the homes available at Pointcorp’s Amity development in Narangba.The latest Census data shows Narangba’s population grew by almost 14.5 per cent between 2011 and 2016, with state leaders tipping a 40 per cent population growth within 20 years. The area is popular with families, with a median age of 32 years – five years less than the state average.Residents also reported a slightly higher employment rate, with workers taking home almost $100 a week more than their Queensland counterparts.Mr Vitale said he hoped first home buyers, in particular, would take a look at the development, with renters in nearby developments paying as much if not more than they would in mortgage repayments at Amity. “That is why we are offering a range of packages starting from $398,000 up to $650,000 … so we can attract a diverse range of interest,” he said. Artists impression of Amity at NarangbaJust 34km north of Brisbane, this suburb of rural origins is undergoing a residential renaissance.Amity – a joint venture between Pointcorp and the Dahua Group – will deliver 467 house and land packages over 10 stages at Narangba, with an expected end value of $222 million.It marks a coming of age for Narangba, which has, until relatively recently, taken a back seat to North Lakes and Mango Hill. Since opening its display village on October 17, the developer has been inundated with inquiries, receiving 159 calls within the first week. An artists impression of one of the homes available at Pointcorp’s Amity development in Narangba.The development will be constructed with families in mind, with lush green parklands, pathways and architecturally-designed homes to be key features.Its proximity to the CBD (38km), the Sunshine Coast (70km) and Westfield North Lakes, Costco and Ikea (9km), plus the airport, education facilities, major transport corridors, and Moreton Bay, are also expected to be major drawcards. The homes have been architecturally-designed with premium finishes.High ceilings and elegant flooring flow throughout, connecting indoors with outdoors and living space with landscaped gardens, maximising sunlight and views.Outside, individual landscaped gardens will connect to create idyllic landscapes.Development manager Chris Rivers said civil works had started at the site, with the individual lots expected to be marked out by the end of January.“We expect actual house building to start early next year, with the first homes completed around May or June, everything going to plan.”Mr Vitale said interest in the development had already been very strong, with the first contract issued on October 23.“I would expect about 20 more within the fortnight,” he said.
And the US President wasted no time in responding to Tyson’s frightening power and blistering hand speed as he took to social media to encourage the boxing legend.On Twitter, he wrote: “Keep punching Mike!” The former world heavyweight champion posted an explosive clip of his training ahead of a return to boxing in the form of a charity fight. “I’ve been working out, I’ve been trying to get in the ring, I think I’m going to box some exhibitions and get in shape.“I want to go to the gym and get in shape to be able to box three or four-round exhibitions for some charities and stuff. Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year “That’s been tough, my body is really jacked up and really sore from hitting the mitts. “I do two hours on cardio, I do the bike and the treadmill for an hour, then I do some light weights, 300, 250 reps.Read Also: La Liga: Atletico confirm COVID-19 testing date ahead of return“Then I start my day with the boxing thing, I go in there and hit the mits, 30 minutes, 25 minutes, start getting in better condition.“I’m start to put those combinations together. I’m in pain, I feel like three guys kicked the s**t out of me.” Donald Trump has become the latest high-profile personality to react to Mike Tyson’s terrifying training footage.Advertisement Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “Some charity exhibitions, make some money, help some homeless and drug-affected motherf**ker like me. ‘Iron’ Mike hasn’t fought in 15 years and last stepped inside the squared circle in 2005, when he suffered a stoppage defeat to Kevin McBride.But the 53-year-old is eyeing a return to the sport. Speaking with rapper T.I, he revealed: “I’ve been hitting the mitts for the last week.