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

Debbie Leonetti, age 62, of Holton

first_imgDeborah (Debbie) Diane Leonetti, age 62, of Holton passed away on Saturday May 19, 2018 at Norton’s Hospital in Louisville.  Debbie was born on September 8, 1955 the daughter of the late Robert and Ann (Keeton) Johnson.  She grew up in Osgood along with her brothers and sister.Debbie was a lady that took great pride in herself and her family.  Family to her was the center of her being and she always wanted to be there for them.  The one thing you could always be certain of is where you stood with her as she would make it clear.  She was a talented cook and loved to decorate and was a meticulous housekeeper.  She had the charisma and charm to maintain familial authority and her family loved her for it. Her wit and laughter were adored by family and friends.She will be deeply missed by her husband Lou. Debbie and Lou were married on August 11, 2011 and enjoyed their time together.  Other survivors include sons Steve (Priscilla) McGrew of North Vernon, Jonathon Hoeferkamp of Aurora, Aaron (Ashley) Hoeferkamp of Versailles, Ronnie Hoeferkamp of Madison, and daughter, Mindy Hoeferkamp of Holton; step children: Daniel (Abby) Leonetti of Osgood and Meredith Copeland of Greensburg; grandchildren: Steven, Isaiah, Charley, Joelie, Brittany, Julian, Sophia, and Cooper; brothers: Robert Terry of Corydon, Michael (Pam) of Osgood, Greg of North Vernon,  and Tim (Liz) of Osgood, and sister, Tammy (Mike) Rork of Osgood.  She was preceded in death by sister, Barb Mayo of Kentucky.Visitation will be held on Wednesday May 23, 2018 from 11 am. – 2 p.m. at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood, with funeral services being held at 2 p.m. also at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery in Madison.  Memorials can be given to the American Kidney Foundation in care of the funeral home.last_img read more