Governor calls emergency dairy summit

first_img### WHEN:      Tuesday, June 13, 2006,12:00 p.m. Roger Allbee, director of Farm Service Agency said preliminary estimatesof crop loss approach twenty million dollars.  This number will be updated ascounties continue to assess the damage. Burlington, Vt.-Governor Jim Douglas has announcedthat his administration, working with the Vermont Milk Commission, is organizing an Emergency Dairy Summit to discuss all availablemeans to help farmers in the near term so that they can weather what theGovernor calls a ‘perfect storm’ of circumstances. WHERE:    Universityof Vermont, WatermanBuilding, Burlington This morning Governor Douglas also signed a letter to U.S. Agriculture SecretaryMike Johanns requesting Emergency Disaster Designation, which paves the way fordirect financial relief for farmers.  “Our Agency of Agriculture willwork with USDA’s Farm Service Agency to complete the paperwork and damageassessments necessary to carry out this request,” Douglassaid.center_img Governor Douglas to Call Emergency Dairy SummitAlso Seeks Federal Emergency Relief “Low milk prices, high fuel and energy cost and poor crop, or insome cases destroyed crops, due to extended spring rains are contributing towhat is now a clear crisis situation for Vermont’sdairy farmers,” Governor Douglas said.  “Because of this perfectstorm of events, I have directed my Secretary of Administration, Mike Smith towork closely with my entire cabinet in coordination with our partners in thefederal government and Vermont’scongressional delegation to provide assistance to all Vermont farmers.”  WHAT:      Governorto Call Emergency Dairy Summit Jason GibbsGovernorsCommunications Director109 State Street ¨ The Pavilion ¨ Montpelier,VT 05609-0101 ¨ www.vermont.gov/governor(link is external)Telephone: 802.828.3333 ¨ Fax: 802.828.3339 ¨ TDD: 802.828.3345last_img read more

Enosoregbe, Other Nigerians Face Tough Opposition in 2nd Round

first_imgLAGOS GOV’S CUP TENNISNigerian players face tough oppositions in their second round matches as they aimed for the top prize of the second leg (Futures 6) of the ongoing Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship.Clifford Enosoregbe will battle Tunisian Moez Echargui in one of the matches at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan today. Sylvester Emmanuel will have his hands full in his match against the tournament number one seed in the men’s singles, Enrique Lopez-Perez from Spain. Thomas Otu will play against number 8 seed, Polish Maciej Smola, while Joseph Imeh Ubon will face Boy Westerhof from the The Netherlands, who is the tournament number 6 seed.Mohammed Mohammed will slug it out against Sasi Kumar Mukund of India.In other fixtures of the men’s singles in the second round, Gianni Mina of France will battle Fokina Davidovich from Spain.In the women’s singles, top seed, Greek Valetini Grammatikopoulou will play against Fanny Ostlund from Sweden, runner up in the first leg final, Conny Perrin faces Alexandra Riley, Rosalie Van Der Hoek of The Netherlands will battle Andrianjaftrimo Tessah from France. Lyra Shroff of India will fight against Ukraine’s Valeriya Strakhova, while Harmony Tan of France will battle Fatma Al-Nabhani from Omar. Slovakia’s Tadeja Majeric will face Akilah James of GrenadaMeanwhile, the concluding first round matches decided on Tuesday saw Nigerian players failing to meet up to expectations. Henry Atseye lost to Calvin Hemery in straight set of 0-6,3-6,Edward Christopher Anefu was beaten 2-6,4-6 by Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain,while Christian Paul lost 2-6,4-6 to Gianni Mina of France.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more