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first_imgNEW YORK — Giants Shaun Anderson has pitched in just four major league games, but he has already earned the attention and respect of the top rookie hitter in the National League.Mets slugger Pete Alonso thought the world of Anderson long before either player reached the majors.“I’m definitely looking forward to facing a buddy,” said Alonso, who was teammates with Anderson at the University of Florida. “It’s awesome that me and him are here right now. It seems so far away, but three years …last_img read more

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.SAN FRANCISCO — When Bruce Bochy rides off into the sunset this offseason, he won’t be doing it in a brand new SUV.The Giants planned to give one lucky fan at Sunday’s season finale a Toyota Rav4 to wrap up Fan Appreciation Day.Neither Bochy nor any of the Giants fans in attendance to support him on Sunday won the giveaway contest. As if the Dodgers’ ride to the postseason couldn’t get any smoother, the …last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is placing renewed focus on caring for the vital soils of the United States with a new Soil Health Division“We’re getting back to our roots and our basics. NRCS was born 80 years ago, created in the wake of the Dust Bowl. Our focus then was sharing our knowledge of farming and soil conservation practices with farmers to help improve the health of their soils. We have recently come full circle and are back to the principles of soil health and looking beyond the physical and chemical properties to the biological properties,” said Jason Weller, NRCS chief. “We are looking at all of the biota that live below the surface that help support the food production for those of us who live above the surface of the soil.”Rather than addressing the health of the nation’s soils from Washington, D.C., the NRCS is targeting resources for soil health in the field.“It is about first educating our own employees by giving them the skills and training they need to work with farmers and ranchers to help with their overall cropping and grazing systems. Also importantly we are providing training to our Soil and Water Conservation District partners, and, most crucially, our customers — farmers and ranchers,” Weller said. “We are starting to hire and recruit some of the nation’s best soil scientists, agronomists and resource conservationists to get out in the field. Importantly, this division is not based in Washington, D.C. — 99% of the employees are out in the field where they belong. There we can provide one-on-one service for farmers and training opportunities for our own staff.”Weller feels this emphasis on soil health at the NRCS will further enhance the USDA’s overall commitment to caring for natural resources.“The most valuable asset a farmer has is the soil. We can look at how to use different types of tillage, other farm inputs, manure management and other inputs, chemistry, nutrient management, and drainage management in a holistic look at how you manage the soils,” he said. “We have learned through science that by improving the overall health of your soils, it will help maintain or boost yields. We can’t do this without interest and engagement from the ag community. The innovation and leadership starts with farmers.”last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Built and sustained with the hard work of rural west Ohio, Celina Industries is a unique company involved in nearly all facets of the custom textile business. One division of their diversified offerings is Agri-Barrier, a product that’s making a name for itself across the countryside for quality barn curtains with multiple technologies suited best for the conditions that farmers need it to weather.In this video, we take a look around their hi-tech factory where their products are made, as well as a trip to the countryside to see their barn curtains in action.last_img read more

first_imgAndrea Pirlo Pirlo says goodbye to fans after career comes to an end Goal Last updated 2 years ago 22:57 11/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andrea Pirlo New York City FC Getty New York City New York City v Columbus Crew Juventus Milan MLS Serie A The World Cup winner played the final game of a glittering career and bowed out with a message to his supporters and team-mates  Andrea Pirlo has thanked New York City FC fans for their support after he played the last game of his career on Sunday.The 38-year-old midfielder made a late substitute appearance as NYCFC were eliminated from the MLS playoffs by the Columbus Crew.The former AC Milan and Juventus star had already confirmed he would be bringing an end to his career when his contract ends in December, but with no games left this season for New York City, he has kicked his last ball in professional football. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player A winner of six Serie A titles, two Champions League crowns and a World Cup, the Italy legend bowed out with a special message for team-mates and fans.”Last match in MLS. As my time in NYFC comes to an end I would like to say few words,” he wrote on social media.”I want to thank everybody for the kindness and support they have shown me in this incredible city. Thank you to the amazing supporters, thank you to the coaching staff and everybody that work behind the scene, thank you to my teammates.”Not only my adventure in NY comes to an end but my journey as a football player as well, that is why I would like to take the opportunity to thank my family and my children for the support and love they always give me, every team that I had the honor to play for, every teammate I have been pleased to play alongside, all the people that made my career such incredible and last but not least, all the fans around the world that always showed me support.pic.twitter.com/6TY539vB9z— Andrea Pirlo (@Pirlo_official) November 6, 2017″You will always be on my side and in my heart.”Pirlo has already been linked with a move into coaching, with reports claiming he could head to Chelsea to become Antonio Conte’s assistant.However, he said in October that he still has to decide on what is next.”I’ll do something else, I’ll be back in Italy in December,” he said. “Work with Conte? They say things, I have some ideas, but give me time to decide.”last_img read more