Candidates for Governor Talk Agriculture

first_img Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Name Sym Last Change Facebook Twitter Minor Changes in June WASDE Report All quotes are delayed snapshots Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Previous articleFarmers Urged to Talk TPP with Congressmen During RecessNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Candidates for Governor Talk Agriculture Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Candidates for Governor Talk AgricultureEric HolcombIndiana’s candidates for Governor both met with some of our state’s top farmers and farm leaders to outline their vision for the future of the state and Indiana agriculture. For GOP candidate Eric Holcomb, it was day one of his campaign for governor having just been placed on the ballot on Tuesday by a special Republican committee.   He said  improving Indiana’s infrastructure is one of his top priorities, but was short on details on how this effort will be funded, “We will fix this problem when the General Assembly convenes in January, and I feel everything is on the table when it comes to funding.”John GreggDemocrat John Gregg also supported infrastructure improvements, but  did outline specific funding options he would support that did not involve a tax increase. He also called for improving rural broadband coverage in Indiana, “Our platform outlines improving broadband coverage in Indiana including how to pay for it.”Both men said they support growth of the Indiana livestock sector, renewable fuels, the RFS, and the Indiana Grown program. Both spoke of Indiana’s growing reputation as a place of innovation in life sciences and praised the work of the AgriNovus organization.  In fact, it was hard to find any difference between the two candidates on key agricultural issues.  The most noticeable difference between the candidates was in their style of campaigning. During a meeting with reporters, Holcomb stressed his political experience and work with Governors Pence and Daniels. Gregg downplayed his lengthy political career and stressed his ability to relate to Hoosiers.Holcomb said he will be naming a Lt. Governor running mate within the next 10 days and that it will be someone who supports agriculture. He added he is casting a wide net to find just the right person, “I want someone who is willing to work every day to make this state better.”Gregg stressed his Southern Indiana rural roots and knowledge of agriculture in his pitch to get traditionally republican farmers to vote democratic this year, “I don’t farm for a living, but I live on a farm. I manage my farm and my mother’s farm. I get it. I know what you want, and I challenge you to look beyond those party labels.”Holcomb stressed that, as Lt. Governor for the past 4 months, he understands agriculture and Hoosier ag groups and, as Governor,  will be a strong spokesman for continued growth, “I will share the importance of agriculture not only to our economy but to our future.”Gregg stressed that his commonsense approach is something that farmers will identify with, “I am the one candidate that comes from a farm background. I will talk about it and be a partner with you.”The Ag Policy Forum is an annual event presented by the Indiana Corn Growers Association and the Indiana Soybean Alliance. Both men made opening remarks to the 200 farmers and farmer leaders who were in attendance and then participated in a panel discussion with moderator Gerry Dick. The event also featured a presentation by representatives of Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana Pork, the Agribusiness Council of Indiana, and Indiana Soybean Alliance.  They outlined the top policy priorities for Indiana agriculture. SHARE Facebook Twitter Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jul 28, 2016 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Home Indiana Agriculture News Candidates for Governor Talk Agriculture Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

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The staggering toll of noncommunicable diseases

first_imgChronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, are the leading cause of death worldwide, with the burden falling heaviest in low- and middle-income countries. A new article by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers outlines the global burden of chronic, or noncommunicable, diseases and proposes ways in which national leaders and heads of international organizations can develop systems to cope with these long-term conditions that the authors call the “dominant global public health challenge of the 21st century.”The article was published October 3, 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine as part of a series on global health edited by co-author David Hunter, Vincent L. Gregory Professor in Cancer Prevention and Dean for Academic Affairs at HSPH, and Harvey Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine and former dean of HSPH.According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, noncommunicable diseases contributed to 36 million deaths globally in 2008, accounting for 63% of 57 million total deaths. The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010 estimated that mortality due to noncommunicable diseases increased from 57% of total deaths in 1990 to 65% in 2010. About 80% of deaths related to noncommunicable diseases occur in low- and middle-income countries. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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