West Central Indiana Beans get Boost from Rains

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News West Central Indiana Beans get Boost from Rains SHARE By Andy Eubank – Aug 22, 2012 Facebook Twitter West Central Indiana Beans get Boost from Rains Harvest is around the corner for Indiana farmer David Virgin in Montgomery County and now that some significant rains have moved in to rescue his soybeans, he is optimistic about one part of the grain operation. Corn is an entirely different issue as it is for so many in the Midwest.In a HAT field update Virgin said the rains totaled about 6 inches in the last 3 weeks.“It was a little too late for the corn but it will help out on the test weight. It is going to save some beans. We had beans in the pods looking pretty sickly and the rains brought them on, so we could generate a little bit of a bean crop now.”And just how close is harvest?“Our intentions right now are to next week get the combine heads out. Probably the day after Labor Day we’re going to get into some clay knobs. That corn is pretty well dead and starting to fall over, so it’s going to be a fiddle mode for a week or two. We’ve got some beans turning and we’re probably 2 weeks out on our first beans yet.”Virgin said, as we heard on the Pro Farmer Crop Tour, corn stalks aren’t in good shape.“It’s deteriorating rapidly. We’ve also noticed we’ve got mold and stuff going on in some of the ears. So everything in our opinion is going to have to go through the grain dryer this fall and if it’s 25% or less we’re going to start going after it.”[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/David-Virgin-August-update.mp3|titles=David Virgin August update]The good news this year for Virgin is there hasn’t been too much in the way of pests.Hear the HAT Field Update at the Agronomy page, sponsored by Advanced Ag Solutions.Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/David-Virgin-August-update.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Previous articleField Update from West Central IndianaNext articleSmartStax® Standing Strong Despite Heavy Corn Rootworm Pressure Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Wisconsin school’s ban on T-shirts depicting guns prompts federal lawsuit

first_imgsmolaw11/iStock(MILWAUKEE) — A Wisconsin high school has been hit with a federal lawsuit alleging it is violating the constitutional rights of two students by forbidding them from wearing T-shirts on campus that depict guns in a “non-threatening, non-violent manner.”The lawsuit was filed in Milwaukee federal court by the mothers of two students at Kettle Moraine High School in Wales, Wisconsin, who are self-described gun enthusiasts, avid hunters and supporters of the Second Amendment right to bear arms. “An image of a gun on a shirt, you know — there’s a giant leap of faith to get from that to an actual school shooting. I mean, there’s just not any correlation between those two,” John Monroe, an attorney for the students’ mothers, Tara Lloyd and Kimberly Newhouse, told ABC affiliate WISN-TV in Milwaukee.Monroe said his clients are not seeking any monetary damages, but are requesting a permanent injunction prohibiting the school from barring the students from wearing T-shirts that depict “firearms in a non-violent, non-threatening manner.”Beth Kaminski, the principal of Kettle Moraine High School, is named as a defendant in the lawsuit.On Feb. 19, according to the suit filed on Thursday, Kaminski allegedly had Lloyd’s son removed from class and brought to her office because he was wearing a T-shirt bearing the inscription “Wisconsin Carry, Inc.” and the gun-rights organization’s logo of a handgun partly tucked behind the inscription as if it were a holster.Kaminski and her associate principal allegedly informed Lloyd’s son that the school’s dress code “prohibits wearing anything threatening, violent and illegal, such as drugs and alcohol,” and told him to cover his T-shirt with his jacket, according to the suit.On the same day, Newhouse’s son was also called to the principal’s office and told to cover up his T-shirt, which was inscribed with the words “Pew Professional” and depicted the outline of an AR-15 style rifle, according to the suit. The word “pew” is used to denote the sound made by “real or futuristic firearms when they are discharged,” the lawsuit states.Both students were allegedly told by the principal and associate principal that making them cover up their T-shirts was not a violation of their First Amendment right to free speech, according to the suit.Kaminski, according to the suit, later followed up in an email to Newhouse, writing, “We do not allow students to wear clothes that depict guns” and told her that her son would not be allowed to wear such clothing to school in the future.“The shirts are not threatening, violent, or illegal, and they do not depict drugs or alcohol,” the lawsuit reads. “The dress code does not provide objective criteria by which plaintiffs can determine what clothing is restricted.”In a statement to WISN, a spokesperson for the Kettle Moraine School District defended Kaminski, saying school officials have “legitimate concerns in preventing school violence.”“Wearing shirts with images of weapons is not an issue of free speech, and it can be respectfully regulated by the District,” the spokesperson said.In 2019, there were back-to-back school shootings in Wisconsin. One of the shootings occurred at a high school just eight miles from Kettle Moraine High School in Waukesha, where on Dec. 3 a school resource officer shot and wounded a 17-year-old student who allegedly pointed a pellet gun at classmate’s head.The other school shooting occurred on Dec. 4 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, about 80 miles from Kettle Moraine High School, where another school resource officer shot and wounded a 16-year-old student who allegedly stabbed him.Monroe said precedent has already been established in Wisconsin on the issue of whether T-shirts depicting guns are protected under the First Amendment.In November 2018, Monroe represented Matthew Schoenecker, a student at Markesan High School in Markesan, Wisconsin, who was barred from wearing to school a T-shirt with guns and other weapons spelling out the word love.Schoenecker filed a federal lawsuit claiming his First Amendment rights were violated. A federal judge rejected the school principal’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit and granted the student a preliminary injunction, ruling the student would likely prevail based on the merits of his case against the principal.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more