Yes, Hoosier Farmers Contribute to that Thanksgiving Feast

first_imgTurkey (16 lb.)$25.12$22.56$25.99+ 15% Whipping cream (½ pint)$1.95$1.88$1.96– 4% Sweet potatoes (3 lb.)$3.21$3.12$3.24+ 4% Whole milk (gal.)$2.69$2.19$2.16– 1% Name Sym Last Change Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Pie shell, 9 in. (2 per package)$2.40$2.45$2.38– 3% Peas (16 oz. package)$1.07$1.64$1.60– 2.5% TOTAL$50.33$46.81$50.88+ 9% Yes, Hoosier Farmers Contribute to that Thanksgiving Feast Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 By Andy Eubank – Nov 22, 2017 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Yes, Hoosier Farmers Contribute to that Thanksgiving Feast Relish tray (1 lb. mixed carrots, celery)$0.80$0.69$0.80+ 16% *The change column is comparing 2016 and 2017 prices exclusively.INFB’s survey is part of a national survey coordinated annually by the American Farm Bureau Federation. A total of 141 volunteer shoppers in 39 states participated this year. While Indiana’s average meal price increased this year, the national average meal cost decreased. The national meal average is $49.12 which is approximately 3 percent less than this year’s Indiana average.“For the second consecutive year, the [national] cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined,” AFBF director of market intelligence Dr. John Newton said. “Even as America’s family farmers and ranchers continue to face economic challenges, they remain committed to providing a safe, abundant and affordable food supply for consumers at Thanksgiving and throughout the year.”Shoppers with an eye for bargains in all areas of the country should be able to purchase individual menu items at prices comparable to the Farm Bureau survey averages. Another option for busy families without a lot of time to cook, such as the many farmers still completing this year’s harvest, is ready-to-eat Thanksgiving meals for up to 10 people, with all the trimmings, which are available at many supermarkets for around $50 to $75.“As a member of an Indiana farm family, I am honored to help produce the food that families gather around for Thanksgiving celebrations each year,” said Chism, who farms in Howard County.INFB and AFBF’s 2017 Thanksgiving market basket prices track closely with the government’s Consumer Price Index for food eaten at home.Sources: INFB and AFBF Indiana Farm Bureau Thanksgiving Survey201520162017Change* STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Misc. ingredients (coffee, plus items necessary to prepare the meal, such as butter, evaporated milk, onions, eggs, sugar and flour)$3.18$2.81$2.72– 3%center_img Stuffing (14 oz. package)$2.54$2.44$2.81+ 15% Cranberries (fresh, 12 oz. package)$2.09$2.16$2.14– 1% Pumpkin pie filling mix (30 oz. can)$3.19$2.73$3.11+ 14% Facebook Twitter Previous articleMaking Plans, Making Changes for 2018Next articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for November 22, 2017 Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States All quotes are delayed snapshots SHARE Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 SHARE Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Indiana-Thanksgiving-feastIn the new Farm Bureau Thanksgiving market basket surveys, Hoosiers will pay more for their Thanksgiving meal compared to a year ago while the national average cost of the meal declined. In Indiana, a basic Thanksgiving dinner for 10 which includes 12 traditional food items rose from just under $47 dollars last year to $50.88 this year. The meal totals about $5.08 per person served, and Indiana Farm Bureau second vice president Isabella Chism said the percentage of that going back to farmers keeps declining.“In the mid-70’s, we were told that the farmer gets about one-third of every dollar spent on food whether you’re fixing at home or eating at a restaurant,” she told HAT. “Today that number is sixteen percent, so sixteen cents of every dollar you spend on your groceries or at a restaurant goes to the farmer. All the rest goes to different parts of the food industry.”You can thank American farmers for the $5 turkey dinner, and Indiana farmers are contributing also.“Yes, they are whether it’s through the corn or soybean that’s fed to the turkeys, the turkeys that we raise, the dairy farmers that produce the milk, the whipping cream that we purchased today, or ice cream if you add to it.”The market basket survey averages prices secured by 37 Indiana volunteer shoppers who collected prices at their own local grocery store. HAT accompanied Chism on her trip to a Kokomo grocery store.“Now we’re looking at something that we grow in Indiana. In fact, we’re ranked third in turkey production, and fifteen percent of the soybean meal that is fed to livestock is consumed by turkeys. It just shows how we’re all connected, soybean growers, turkey growers.” (watch the YouTube video)Volunteer shoppers are asked to look for the best possible prices, without taking advantage of special promotional coupons or purchase deals.While 2017 prices are approximately 9 percent higher than 2016’s market basket at $46.81, this year’s prices are only 1 percent higher than prices in 2015. Last year, prices saw a decrease of around 7 percent overall, making the 2016 market basket the lowest recorded since 2010. In 2013, 2014 and 2015, the prices showed a steady increase each year – 2017 prices trend similarly.The market basket price of $50.88 includes a 16-pound turkey, the ingredients for stuffing and a pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, rolls, peas, a carrot and celery veggie tray, whole milk, cranberries and miscellaneous baking items such as eggs, sugar and butter.While some items on the holiday shopping list declined in cost, the main factor in the overall price increase was the 16-pound turkey, being the most expensive item on the list, which increased 15 percent, or just over $3, this year. Stuffing, pumpkin pie filling and the veggie tray also saw significant increases in price.“Despite the modest increase in Indiana, consumers continue to see affordable prices for turkey this year, due to its large inventory across the country,” explained Chism, also chair of the Women’s Leadership Committee. “Indiana has a lot to do with that, since our state ranks so high in turkey production.”The items that Indiana shoppers can expect to pay less for this year include rolls, peas, whipping cream and pie shells. The price for whole milk and cranberries remained relatively unchanged. Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Rolls (12 oz./12 per package)$2.09$2.14$1.97– 8% Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 last_img read more

SMC professor authors play about history of the College

first_imgLast night, first-year students at Saint Mary’s gathered together in O’Laughlin Auditorium to view the staged reading of “Like A Mighty Tree: A Short History of Formidable Women,” a play written and directed by Susan Baxter, senior lecturer of communication studies.Becki Jeren | The Observer Baxter said she wrote “Like A Mighty Tree” after Susan Vanek, associate dean for advising, asked her if she would write a play about the history of the College and its early years.Baxter said she received a faculty development grant from the Center for Academic Innovation to write the play. She said they reached out to alumnae and students to collect stories of Sr. Madeleva Wolff, the College’s president during the 60s.“We got alumnae to write in about their memories about her, because a lot of her students and people that knew her were still alive. We got floods of wonderful memories,” Baxter said.The play goes through various time periods, Baxter said. One section features Wolff in a fictitious scenario where she is at freshman convocation, meetings she used to have with first years to discuss various subjects.Baxter said other parts of the play follow the struggles of the original four sisters of the Holy Cross and the struggles of the Holy Cross founders, including Fr. Moreau’s commissioning the first four sisters of the Holy Cross, the founding of Saint Mary’s in 1844, moving the campus back and forth between South Bend and Bertrand and Mother Angela’s serving in the Civil War.Baxter said she only used secondary sources, not primary sources, because there was so much information to include in the historical play.“I didn’t even get to college archives. … The challenge in writing it was not to find enough; the challenge was, ‘What do I leave out?’ Because there’s so many amazing things that these sisters who founded Saint Mary’s did,” she said.Baxter said each year, first-year students are asked, “Why are you here?” She said she hoped the play would help students be able to answer that question.“As I began to take these stories apart, Sister Madeleva’s included, I think before you answer that question you have to know what ‘here’ is,” Baxter said. “What is this place?’ It is not just another college. There is a pervasive spirituality here that’s sometimes challenging and sometimes quite liberal in its thought, and I don’t mean that in a political way I mean by constantly asking questions.“So that’s what I am hoping first years will understand about this place, it is unique,” she said. “… iIt isn’t like some of these other places that you can more easily put your finger on where you are. There’s a heritage here that affects the future.”At the end of the play there is a litany of some of the hundreds of places the Sisters of the Holy Cross established around the world over the years, Baxter said.“Fr. Moreau says, ‘Holy Cross will grow like a mighty tree,’ and there’s this three-branched tree and as each apostolate is read, a branch has to grow on the tree for it to spread out,” she said.Baxter said the heroic sisters she described in her play not as the exception for the Sisters of the Holy Cross, but rather the norm.“As incredible as I think these stories are, I can’t wait to see what [the Sisters of the Holy Cross] do next,” she said. “I think that these extraordinary people as they come in and out of the Saint Mary’s realm, we don’t notice that until their legacies are put together. I’m not sure people knew how extraordinary Sr. Madeleva was, or Mother Angela, until all the stories come together.”Tags: A Mighty Tree, Basil Moreau, Play, saint mary’s, Sister Madeleva, Sisters of the Holy Cross, SMC, Sr. Madeleva Wolfflast_img read more

Fullback Davis out for season due to lower-body injury

first_imgSyracuse fullback Myles Davis is out for the 2012 season after undergoing surgery on a lower-body injury, Syracuse athletics announced in a press release Tuesday.Davis, a freshman, didn’t participate in drills for most of training camp, working off to the side with Will Hicks, assistant athletics director for athletic performance. He was listed second on the preseason depth chart behind starter Clay Cleveland.When coach Doug Marrone released his two-deep depth chart Saturday, he said Davis was “banged up” and probably wouldn’t be available.Now, Davis will officially miss a second-straight season because of injury.Davis was a linebacker in high school but moved to fullback when he arrived at Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe sat out all of the 2011 season after tearing the ACL and meniscus in his left knee while playing for Milford Academy the previous fall. In his limited time at Milford, Davis recorded 10.5 tackles.Davis was a highly regarded linebacker out of Penn Hills High School in Verona, Pa. Rivals.com rated Davis as No. 14 in the Prep School Top 50 after his senior season, in which he made 91 tackles, three sacks and recorded one interception.Cleveland is now the definitive starter at fullback for Syracuse, and Carl Cutler will move from tight end to become Cleveland’s backup. Marrone said Saturday that Cutler — who has battled injuries himself while at Syracuse — provides a solid option at fullback with Davis out of the picture. Comments Published on August 29, 2012 at 3:11 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Group stage draw for the Europa League made

first_imgEverton are in a tough group.They will play Lyon, the Italian team Atalanta and the Cypriot side Apollon Limassol in Pool E. Photo © Pixabay Arsenal are facing two mid week 3,000 mile round trips in the Europa League this season.The group stage draw has placed the Gunners in Pool H alongside the Belarusian club Bate Borisov (PR: Bat-tay Boris-sof) and Red Star Belgrade of Serbia.Arsene Wenger’s team will also play Cologne.last_img