By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaFewer Georgia dairy farmers, extended drought and rising fuel prices have driven the cost of a gallon of milk higher than a gallon of gasoline, says a University of Georgia economist. In January, milk cost $3.29 per gallon in most stores. It now costs $3.99. That’s a 20 percent increase, said Tommie Shepherd, an economist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The price increase comes in part from a seasonal reduction in the milk supply, he said. Dairy cows produce less milk during hot summer months. But, this year’s natural slow-down coupled with sharp increases in production costs resulted in steep prices at the dairy counter. They will likely go even higher.Drought withers grazing grubDrought conditions contributed to rising milk production costs here and around the region. “Cattle that normally would be eating grass are being fed as if it were winter,” said Tom Thompson, a Georgia dairyman and president of the Georgia Milk Producers. The invigorated ethanol industry also contributed to higher milk prices, he said. Feed is the major cost of milk production. And corn is a primary feed ingredient. “Our nation’s drive for energy independence has resulted in a tremendous expansion of corn-based ethanol plants,” Thompson said. “This has raised the price of corn, and other feed ingredients, by a minimum of 50 percent.”Raising fuel costs have also affected dairymen’s transportation costs.“The farmer pays the cost to deliver the milk to the processing plant,” Thompson said. “He also pays some of the costs to import milk the plants need that he’s not able to provide.”Fluid milk prices set recordOn the positive side for farmers, the price they get for fluid milk is up. “Fluid milk prices are tied to milk production and commodity prices for products that are made from milk, like cheese, butter, powder and whey,” Shepherd said. “USDA surveys those prices and determines a minimum milk price for farmers.”Last month, fluid milk prices were a record-high $21 per hundred pounds. (A gallon of milk weights 8.6 pounds.) Next month, Shepherd predicts fluid milk prices close to $25 per hundred pounds. Milk, cheese, butter costs more“If history is any guide, wholesale milk prices will continue to go up,” he said. “Consumers can expect prices in the mid $4 range for store brands, and up to $7 a gallon for premium brands, by September.”Milk product prices are also on the rise. Cheese is averaging $2 per pound and butter is at $1.50 per pound, he said.Another critical factor in the high price of milk is fewer dairy farmers staying in business. They either can’t make a living or retire with no one to take over the dairy.In 2000, Georgia had 408 dairy farmers. Today, only 273 remain. Thompson estimates if the trend continues at this rate, “virtually no dairies will exist in the Southeast in 10 years.” Population up, production down“We lose about 5 percent a year,” Shepherd said. “The ones that stay in business tend to grow larger, but we still lose 2 percent of our production a year.”USDA reports Southeast milk production declined by 3.6 percent per year over the past six years. Thompson says that while the Southeast’s population is among the fastest growing nationally, milk production isn’t keeping up. In fact, “milk production is decreasing at one of the highest rates in the country and is now deficit year round,” he said.About half of Georgia’s milk production is shipped to Florida. It’s replaced by milk shipped here from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Indiana. Georgia imports more than 1,000 tankers of milk monthly, Thompson said. Farmers pay the freight costs to their farms and from their farms. “No wonder many dairymen have decided it’s just not worth it,” he said.
The fanciful idea has been mooted by French source Foot Mercato, who claim that Klopp is looking at a loan deal with an option to buy for the powerful midfielder. The article claims the relationship between Ndombele and boss Jose Mourinho has “deteriorated to the point of no return” after the Portuguese boss’ comments on the Mauricio Pochettino signing earlier in the season. Ndombele became the club’s record signing last summer after Tottenham forked out an initial £55.45million for his signature prior to add-ons. Mourinho though did not waste any time publicly stating what he thought about the former Lyon man.Advertisement The Spurs boss claimed in January that the 23-year-old was “always injured.” “He has to know he has to do much better and know I cannot keep giving him opportunities to play because the team is much more important,” he then said of the player after a woeful display against Burnley. That has led to Ndombele looking for a way out, as per the source, and Liverpool have, apparently reignited their interest in “recent days”. read also:Ndombele leaning towards Tottenham exit As cited by the report, Klopp hardly needs a player in the mould Ndombele with Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Giorgio Wijnaldum already on board. However, James Milner, 34, will not be around much longer and Naby Keita has not had the impact Klopp would have wanted. That leads the outlet to claim that Klopp is looking to push through a season-long loan deal, and a “large purchase option” may well be tempting for Mourinho and Daniel Levy. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, is exploring the idea of signing Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, according to a report. Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t Explain10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Inventions That Make Us Question HumanityWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way read more
220 – Dalton Holt (24-12) place is unknown and scored 6.00 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Jon Yates (Buhler) 34-7 won by fall over Dalton Holt (Wellington) 24-12 (Fall 3:14)Cons. Round 1 – Dalton Holt (Wellington) 24-12 won by fall over Gage Clark (Chanute) 22-13 (Fall 1:49)Cons. Round 2 – Dalton Holt (Wellington) 24-12 won by fall over Kyle Marks (Concordia) 32-17 (Fall 2:17)Cons. Round 3 – Tanner Foulk (Osawatomie) 37-10 won by decision over Dalton Holt (Wellington) 24-12 (Dec 8-4) 285 – Tyson Hodson (27-14) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Kainon Clark (Spring Hill) 36-9 won by fall over Tyson Hodson (Wellington) 27-14 (Fall 3:58)Cons. Round 1 – Ethan Jay (Colby) 31-13 won by fall over Tyson Hodson (Wellington) 27-14 (Fall 0:12) 170 – Chance Hain (19-13) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Josh Miller (DeSoto) 27-9 won by tech fall over Chance Hain (Wellington) 19-13 (TF-1.5 4:09 (17-1))Cons. 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Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down David Troutman · 336 weeks ago Great job to the entire wrestling team and the coaching staff. Great season to be proud of. Report Reply 0 replies · active 336 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Grandma · 336 weeks ago Congratulations boys. You gave every thing your heart had. Proud of ya Report Reply 0 replies · active 336 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Catfish Charlie · 336 weeks ago Great job Crusaders. Great season and great things yet to come. Report Reply 0 replies · active 336 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Overall results: Class 4A at Bicentennial Center, SalinaFinal Team ScoresHolton 114, Chanute 76, Smoky Valley 72, Prairie View 62, Colby 61.5, Columbus 53, Andale 51, Pratt 50.5, Ulysses 49, Bonner Springs 48, Buhler 48, El Dorado 48, Tonganoxie 48, Augusta 46, Andover Central 45, Spring Hill 43, KC Sumner 42, Fort Scott 40.5, Mulvane 39.5, Abilene 38.5, Jefferson West 38, Goodland 33, Basehor-Linwood 32, Ottawa 31, Baldwin 30, Concordia30, Clearwater 29.5, Winfield 28.5, Paola 24, Wellington 24, Atchison 22, DeSoto 20.5, Wamego 19, Burlington 18, Royal Valley 18, Rose Hill 18, Independence 17, Iola 16.5, Hugoton 15, Russell 14, Scott Community 14, Anderson County 10.5, Chapman 10, Clay Center 10, Osawatomie 10, Santa Fe Trail 10, KC Piper 4, Larned 4, Bishop Miege 4, Parsons 3, Perry-Lecompton 2, Frontenac 1, McPherson 1.Individual Finals106 â€” 1. Corbin Nirschi, Basehor-Linwood, def. Tate Carney, Colby, 18-7; 3. Emmanuel Browne, KC Sumner, def. Bryce Garcia, Andale, 6-2; 5. Tyler Flood, Paola, def. Tate Withington, Goodland, 16-5.113 â€” 1. Josiah Seaton, Bonner Springs, pinned Trae Foreman, Pratt, 5:20; 3. Jake Goldenstein, Augusta, pinned Nick Ornelas, Chanute, :42; 5. Case Pemberton, Prairie View, def. Zach Eck, Andale, 4-2.120 â€” 1. Cesar Regalado, Pratt, def. Anthony Scantlin, Mulvane, 2-1; 3. D.J. Ballard, Bonner Springs, def. Curtis Burnett, Independence, 6-2; 5. Zach Miller, Ulysses, def. Tucker Schreiner, Jefferson West, 4-2.126 â€” 1. Donte Boose, KC Sumner, def. Caysen Smith, Abilene, 8-3; 3. Dalton Carley, Wamego, def. Reno Hughey, Eldorado, inj. 3:33; 5. Colby Johnson, Burlington, def. Dakota Rodd, Andover Central, 12-2.132 â€” 1. Trevor Smith, Winfield, def. Dacota Motter, El Dorado, 11-2; 3. Adam Cole, Chanute, pinned Clayton Himpel, Tonganoxie, :24. 5. Jonah Lutz, Holton, pinned Dannon Brake, Prairie View, 3:33.138 â€” 1. Tyler Mies, Andale, def. Jake Wilson, Rose Hill, 5-3; 3. Connor Penka, Mulvane, def. Tucker Clark, Baldwin, 6-4; 5. Justin Rieschick, Holton, def. Chase Prester, Russell, 5-0.145 â€” 1. Jacob Durossette, Fort Scott, def. Kaleb Konitzer, Prairie View, 3-2; 3. Brady Vogel, Chanute, def. Jon Pratt, Baldwin, 3-2; 5. Andrew Pelkey, Wellington, def. Nic Augustin, Andover Central, inj.152 â€” 1. Lucas Lovvorn, Holton, def. Asher Huseman, Tonganoxie, 5-0; 3. Paul Suhr, Andover Central, def. Scott Whitson, Buhler, 11-6; 5. Connor Patton, Paola, pinned Gage Armstrong, 4:03.160 â€” 1. Taylor Watkins, Columbus, def. Andrew Rieschcik, Holton, 7-3; 3. John Hughes, Fort Scott, def. John Peden, Goodland, 4-3; 5. Curtis Rylant, Clearwater, pinned Colton Clayborn, Augusta, 1:46.170 â€” 1. Austin Cook, Smoky Valley, def. Tyler Harris, Atchison, 8-4; 3. Warren Kropp, Scott Community, def. Blake Hampton, Spring HIll, 3-2; 5. Mason Baum, Holton, def. Chance Ogden, Royal Valley, 3-0.182 â€” 1. Jace McDown, Columbus, def. Andrew Taylor, Colby, 5-2; 3. Spencer Bird, Smoky Valley, def. Darick Jones, Clearwater, 2-1; 5. Lee Koch, Anderson County, def. Cordell Dunlop, Prairie View, 6-2.195 â€” 1. Dalton Weidl, Ottawa, def. Skyler Hittle, Concordia, 6-2; 3. Bryce Misenhelter, Iola, def. Dylan Thompson, Spring Hill, 2-0; 5. Bradley Campbell, Hugoton, def. Taylon Lamkin, Wellington, 4-2.220 â€” 1. Otto Orosco, Ulysses, def. Jon Yates, Buhler, 5-1; 3. Austin Hart, Colby, def. Chandler Carter, DeSoto, 3-1 SV-1; 5. Zeke Kissinger, Tonganoxie, def. Tanner Foulk, Osawatomie, 1-0.285 â€” 1. Justin Scott, Jeff West, pinned Cooper Zeller, Holton, :54; 3. Brix Brickey, Smoky Valley, pinned Kainon Clark, Spring Hill, 2:11; 5. Jason Zook, Chapman, def. Jordan Drybread, Chanute, by inj. 2014 KSHSAA 4A Championships Results for Wellington145 – Andrew Pelkey (29-8) placed 5th and scored 11.00 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 29-8 won by decision over Braxton McCluskey (KC-Bishop Ward) 22-13 (Dec 8-3)Quarterfinal – Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 29-8 won by decision over Brady Vogel (Chanute) 32-14 (Dec 3-2)Semifinal – Kaleb Konitzer (LaCygne-Prairie View) 44-6 won by major decision over Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 29-8 (MD 9-1)Cons. Semi – Jon Pratt (Baldwin) 38-14 won by decision over Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 29-8 (Dec 5-0)5th Place Match – Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 29-8 won by injury default over Nic Augustin (Andover Central) 30-10 (Inj. 0:00) by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” In the end, the 2013-14 Wellington High School wrestling year can be described as the most successful for a varsity squad since the Russ Decker era in the early 1990s.For the first time since 2007, Wellington got two state placers in the state tournament. Andrew Pelkey at 145 placed fifth and Taylan Lamkin placed sixth in the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament in Salina.Taylan Lamkin finishes sixth in Salina.Andrew Pelkey finishes fifth in Salina.Lamkin was the two-time state placer since the Decker era.Wellington sent five wrestlers to state for the first time since 2005. Chance Hain at 170, Dalton Holt at 220, and Tyson Hodson at heavyweight joined Pelkey and Lamkin on the big trip.From a dual perspective, Wellington finished 14-6, and losing only to Augusta in the Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Div. IV.And while Wellington is losing a slew of seniors, especially in the upper ranks, Wellington head wrestling coach Mitch McComb said the WHS program could be as competitive next season.But lets wrap up the news at state first. Wellington finished with 24 points which put it at 29th place. In some ways the tournament went accordingly for Wellington as did the seeding.Lamkin’s sixth place finish was about where he was ranked with the Feb. 25 Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association poll putting him at No. 5 at 195. He finished 34-8 in his senior year, and going 2-3 for the day. He opened the tournament with two hard-fought decision wins to put him in the championship semifinals against eventual state champion Dalton Weidl of Ottawa.Â He would lose that match 13-2 by major decision.Â He would then lose two decisions on Saturday to place sixth for the second consecutive year.Pelkey, 29-8, placed fifth as a junior and most certainly has high hopes for next season for the Crusaders. Pelkey went 3-2 and got off to a great start with a stunning 3-2 victory over Brady Vogel of Chanute in the championship second round.That set him up for the championship semifinals where he lost to Kaleb Konitzer of Prairie View 8-3.Pelkey would go 1-1 on Saturday getting fifth on an injury default. Interestingly, Vogel, the wrestler Pelkey beat would finish third.Dalton Holt at 220 went 2-2 for the weekend.Holt would go 2-2 for the weekend. He would lose his first match to Jon Yates of Buhler by pin. Yates would go on to the championship finals.Holt then would pin Clark of Chanute and Marks of Concordia before losing to Foulk of Osawatomie in the consolation semifinals, keeping him one round short from placing.Chance Hain was 0-2 for the weekend.Chance Hain would go 0-2 for the weekend at 170 but he has always had a flair for the dramatic all season and the state tournament was no exception. Hain lost to Caleb Parenti of Ottawa in the consolation first round in a wild 17-14 showdown. He lost on a disputed take-down no call controversy in the third period.Tyson Hodson at heavyweight finished the tournament 0-2.Tyson Hodson at heavyweight would go 0-2 getting pinned in both of his matches.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢The season aheadNow with the season completed the WHS program will look forward. Of the 14 weight classes, Wellington had 11 starters in regional competition in Winfield. Of those 11, six of them were starters. Pelkey will be the only returning state qualifier.On the surface, that looks like a lot of wrestling singlets to fill. But McComb said the wrestling program could be as successful or even better next year.Pelkey, of course, is returning. Aaron Fair and Joey Haydon, who both missed going to state by one match, will return. Graysen DeJarnett and Brad Wiens should also return.McComb said all of those wrestlers have potential of reaching state in 2015.There are also a few in the junior varsity ranks who should make immediate impact. Jason Noris, Vincent Ast,Â and Zach Bodkins should fill in nicely to fill the voids of this year’s graduating seniors.McComb said the key is to get some help in the lower ranks. Also, next year he hopes to get an established wrestler out who hasn’t been wrestling the past two seasons, but will be a senior.“We are now at the point with this program where we can have a winning tradition year in and year out,” McComb said. 195 – Taylon Lamkin (34-8) placed 6th and scored 7.00 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Taylon Lamkin (Wellington) 34-8 won by decision over Bradley VanHoose (Columbus) 25-15 (Dec 1-0)Quarterfinal – Taylon Lamkin (Wellington) 34-8 won by decision over Bradley Campbell (Hugoton) 39-13 (Dec 3-2)Semifinal – Dalton Weidl (Ottawa) 39-3 won by major decision over Taylon Lamkin (Wellington) 34-8 (MD 13-2)Cons. Semi – Bryce Misenhelter (Iola) 40-4 won by decision over Taylon Lamkin (Wellington) 34-8 (Dec 2-0)5th Place Match – Bradley Campbell (Hugoton) 39-13 won by decision over Taylon Lamkin (Wellington) 34-8 (Dec 4-2) read more