Luis Gaya signs new deal at Valencia

first_imgJose Luis Gaya has signed a new five-year contract at Valencia that will see him remain with the club until June 2023The club website made the announcement on Tuesday with Gaya having agreed on a release clause of €100m as part of his new deal with Los Che.Since making his debut in October 2012, the left-back has become a regular of the sides in the past four seasons in La Liga.The 22-year-old has had an excellent campaign under Marcelino Garcia Toral and has now successfully put aside the injury troubles he had been struggling with over recent seasons.“Very excited to continue for five more years as a Valencian. Thanks to the club for the trust they have placed in me,” Gaya wrote on Twitter.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Muy ilusionado por seguir cinco años más como valencianista. Gracias al club por la confianza que han depositado en mi. #2023 #amunt?? pic.twitter.com/XtLOHaoYSe— Jose Luis Gayà Peña (@jose_gaya) May 22, 2018The Spanish defender has played 106 times for Valencia in his five years with the senior side and the previous release he had on his old contract was €50m, that he had signed in 2015.last_img read more

Keane believes Everton will play this weekend like Premier League games

first_imgAs Blues are stepping up their preparations for the 2018-19 Premier League campaign, Michael Keane declares Everton will play their Algarve Football Cup clashes this weekend “like they were Premier League games.”Everton will face Ligue 1 side Lille on Saturday before taking on Portuguese champions Porto the following evening. Keane is confident the squad will head into this weekend’s games with the same mindset as they would approach a top-flight clash.“I think all the games will provide different tests for us,” he told Everton Tv.“Bury might have been a bit more physical while it will be more technical out in Portugal. “They’re all parts of the game that we expect from Premier League teams, so they’re good tests in their own way. We’ll treat them all like they are Premier League games and get as much out of them as we can.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“You’ve got to build up the game time and we’ve got a big squad at the minute, so everybody’s got to get minutes on the pitch and get that game time in,” he explained.“Hopefully, these games allow us to do that.“We’re going to keep getting stronger tests and play against better players and that will prepare us better for the Premier League.”last_img read more

UCL must be Juves priority – Del Piero

first_imgAlessandro Del Piero believes the UEFA Champions League must be Juventus’ priority in the upcoming season.Juventus and Italy Legend believes the Champions League must be his former team’s main objective this season. The Turin giants have dominated Italian football for a long while now, winning the Scudetto for the last seven seasons and also the Coppa Italia on the last four occasions.However, the Bianconeri are yet to lift the Champions League trophy since 1996, losing the final on two occasions in the last three years. The club have completed the €100million signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid as they plan an all-out assault on the European front.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“It’s a very important addition. Juventus were already strong but I’m sure he (Ronaldo) will give them an edge in the Champions League.” Del Piero said, according to Football Italia.“Winning the Champions League must now be a priority for the club.”When asked about the never-ending debate over Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Del Piero said: “I would pay to spend one day training alongside him.”last_img read more

Pjanic to ink new Juve deal

first_imgJuventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic is close to signing a new deal with the club, according to Football Italia.The Bosnia international is expected to put pen to paper on a new deal that would see his salary rise to €7million per year whilst keeping him at the club until the summer of 2022.Reports in the Italian media suggests that the paperwork have already been finalized and the contract would be signed on Thursday.Pjanic had three years left on his previous contract and the new deal extends his contract by just one year but offers him a significant pay rise.The midfielder will now earn €7m which gives him parity with Paulo Dybala.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Both players still earn less compared to what Cristiano Ronaldo earns which is around €30million per year.Pjanic joined Juventus from AS Roma in the summer of 2016 after the Turin club activated his €32million release clause.The 28-year-old is one of the highly sort after playmakers in Europe with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain rumored to be interested in his services.last_img read more

Ramos on Ronaldos award snub He does what he wants

first_imgSergio Ramos says that ex-Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo “does what he wants” after failing to show up for the UEFA awards ceremony on ThursdayThe 33-year-old was a no-show at Monaco on Thursday night as former Real teammate Luka Modric beat him to the UEFA Player of the Year award.Although Ronaldo did not go empty-handed after being voted the Champions League’s Forward of the Season.Former teammates Ramos and Keylor Navas were each awarded the best defender and goalkeeper awards respectively.But still, Ramos had expected to see Ronaldo at Monaco.Although he did suggest that it was typical Ronaldo behaviour.“We found out practically when the microphones were being set up and we were surprised,” said Ramos, via Goal.“But he does what he wants.”Juntos hemos alzado la decimotercera al cielo de Madrid y nuestro escudo al cielo de la historia.Gracias equipo, cuerpo técnico, presidente, club y afición.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Together we have lifted the @ChampionsLeague to the sky of Madrid and our badge to the the sky of history. Thank you all! pic.twitter.com/9U1kviBgLE— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) May 27, 2018Ramos led Real Madrid to a 13th European crown last season and the club’s third in succession.“Being the captain is a great privilege and a responsibility to lead a great group with different cultures,” he said.“Apart from being team-mates, it is important to be a family; we have always felt that way and it is the key to success.“We hope it lasts a while longer, because this is a golden age full of legendary players and I hope we can continue many years of celebrating these type of titles.”The 32-year-old’s encounter with Mohamed Salah also grabbed the headlines.last_img read more

Allardyce Sergio Busquets is no better than Eric Dier

first_imgBarcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is over-rated and proved on Monday night that he is no better than Tottenham’s Eric Dier, says Sam AllardyceBusquets’ impact for Spain was limited in their shock 3-2 home defeat to England at the Estadio Benito Villamarín.The 30-year-old playmaker, who recently penned a new long-term deal at Barcelona, had been expected to be a major threat for England.But it was instead English counterpart Dier who starred with the Spurs man breaking up Spain’s passing game as the Three Lions stormed into an early three-goal lead.“The praise about Busquets must be stopped, it was never evident last night, he looked out of sorts,” former England coach Allardyce told talkSPORT.“He’s no better or worse than Eric Dier, for me.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“Busquets is a sitting midfield player who breaks up play, intercepts, passes it very quickly and is intelligent. That’s what he is. He’s not much more than that, but he gets a lot of praise for it.“Whereas Eric Dier does a similar job, but sometimes gets loads of criticism for it.“He [Dier] has got the capability of being that.“Busquets has been a great player for Spain and Barcelona, don’t get me wrong. He’s a very effective player and is the first pick for every manager because he plays such a simple game.“But we laud him as a genius, whereas our own we don’t, we criticise. Eric Dier was far better than Busquets last night.”last_img read more

Klopp to face suspensions and injuries among players ahead of Merseyside

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed he’s facing suspension and injuries to players ahead of the visit of Everton.The Reds go into Sunday’s Merseyside derby on the back of a 2-1 loss to French champions, Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.Klopp has some selection headache to deal with, particularly in the middle of the park, with Jordan Henderson suspended and his side’s lack of creativity in midfield particularly obvious.Ahead of a busy run of fixtures in December, the former Borussia Dortmund manager also hopes his team will have some luck.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“If we stay fit and we can choose to rest players that would be great. If not, we will struggle a little bit,” Klopp said, according to FourFourTwo.“December, January, you need to be a little bit lucky with injuries. That’s how it is. Then you can build on it in February and so on.”“You always have a few problems but that doesn’t mean anything. It would just be cool if we came through with the right results and a fully fit squad.”Liverpool can reduce the gap between them and league leaders Manchester City back to two points with a win on Sunday.last_img read more

Lampard says everyone should fight racism

first_imgThe Derby County manager saw how a Brentford season-ticket holder was arrested on suspicion of directing racist abuse at Duane Holmes.On Saturday, Derby County’s Duane Holmes was racially abused during the match against Brentford.A man was quickly arrested by the police on suspicion of directing racist abuse to the Derby midfielder during their 3-3 draw at Griffin Park.And today, Derby’s manager Frank Lampard has thanked Brentford and has said how he hopes everyone can fight against racism.“He [Duane Holmes] is OK. He was upset at the time, which is understandable, but now he’s okay, it’s up to the authorities to deal with it now,” Lampard said according to Sky Sports.“This is not just a problem for football. It’s everywhere. They are trying to find better ways to deal with these things.”Frank Lampard, Chelsea, Premier LeagueFrank Lampard admits Chelsea may struggle for top-six spot Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Chelsea manager Frank Lampard couldn’t offer any guarantees on a top-six finish this season due to the strong competition.“I have to say Brentford were great about it, so let’s not say anything more, they were fantastic and very supportive,” he added.“I know that incident has been dealt with by authorities so we are pleased with that.”“We have a crowd and fans that are backing us every single match, and they’ve done it throughout the season and the last three seasons I’ve been here in a very, very good way. So I hope they will do that again on Wednesday [against Ipswich],” said Brentford coach Thomas Frank.“Everybody knows what we are standing for at the club; we want to say no to racism and discrimination – it’s the same thing going forward.”“We had a big evening, Thursday night with Brentford Football Club, it was a big chat about racism and discrimination,” he said.“It’s a big area for us to do everything we can do in our local community, and how can we help everybody else to get more educated through the club.”last_img read more

SHOOTING EARLY Fathers Day on Bible Street in Provo…one man dead

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 Jun 2015 – A 24 year man from Over back, Grand Turk was killed and the motive is unclear from the shooting which happened around midnight.What we are learning is that this may have been an argument that spilled over from a confrontation at the ZanziBar last night.From car chase to cutlass chase to a victim being struck by a car to shots being fired at a moving car; the series of events seemed to play out like the wild, wild, west.The deceased is reportedly the son of a popular Provo mechanic and worked once at the Provo Intl Airport.Its another heartwrenching situation for Grand Turk.The man hit by the car we understand was taken to hospital and there is no word on his condition.Police have issued no info on this matter as yet. Manhunt on for Kim’s Crescent killer, Bahamas police report two other shootings Related Items:father’s day, shooting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Police Investigate shooting in Providenciales; two escape injury Recommended for you Police involved shooting in Lewis Yard, details scantlast_img read more

GOVERNOR DISCUSSES DELANOS GAMEPLAN FOR OLYMPIC MEDALS

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 12, 2016 – His Excellency the Governor issued the following after meeting with Delano Williams, his mother, and Mrs Rita Gardiner BEM in Grand Turk on Tuesday, 6 September, on his return from the Rio Olympics.“I was pleased Delano was able to find an hour in his busy post-Olympics schedule to come round to Waterloo on 6 September to talk about his experiences in Rio, and his plans. He confirmed my view that, while the disqualification had been a devastating experience for him and his team mates, he had picked himself up from it with enormous determination. Delano left me in no doubt of his aim to compete in the Olympics again in four years time in Japan, and we discussed some of the key events en route to that goal. I said that I hoped I might have the opportunity to see him competing live in the World Championships in London next year. We also discussed his participation in the Brisbane Commonwealth Games in 2018, which will be another important step on the way to the Olympics.“We also exchanged ideas about sponsorship on top of the important contributions he receives from Flow and Nike, and I made a few suggestions for him to consider. I was delighted that Delano indicated his support again for Footsteps4Good across TCI later this month, and that he hoped to participate in one of the legs of it on Provo, which can support his Foundation.“I am in no doubt that Delano is a fantastic role model for the young of Turks and Caicos, and a great international ambassador for the country.  He has picked himself up with extraordinary resilience from the disappointments of Rio, and I’m confident all of Turks and Caicos will be able to celebrate his victories as he pursues his aim of Olympic medals.” – HE Peter Beckingham Related Items:Delano sets his sights on Japan Olympics, Governor meets with Delano Williams and mother, Governor talks sponsorship for Delano Williams, what’s next for Delano Williamslast_img read more

Grim reports migrants drown in attempt to land illegally in TCI

first_img Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticNewsMedia #HaitianSloopTragedy Related Items:#HaitianSloopTragedy, #MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 24, 2017 – Police and Immigration officials have their hands full right now as they are coping with drownings, the rescue and the capture of suspected Haitian migrants.  A wooden boat is seen crashed on shore; said to have capsized on the reef due to high surf and rough seas linked to a cold front moving in.A report from the scene to Magnetic Media is that there is a vigorous on land chase of illegals who reportedly managed to swim ashore.  Grim reports also as there are said to be no survivors found among the bodies being pulled from the sea by Police search and rescue in this newest Haitian sloop tragedy.  Bodies were pulled out of the water but there is no count as yet.Roads are blocked to the public and the situation is fluid, with information and circumstances changing by the second.center_img Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Recommended for youlast_img read more

Christmastime promotion for Hotelier Stacy Cox named CEO of TCHTA

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #StacyCoxpromotedtoCEOofTCHTA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 21, 2017 – Providenciales – A promotion in time for Christmas for Stacy Cox, formerly the Executive Director of the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association; Cox who continues to excel as a true hotel industry professional is now the CEO or the organization, known also as the TCHTA.A native of the Bahamas and a citizen of the Turks and Caicos Islands, she brings 20+ years of hospitality experience to the TCHTA and she also serves as the key liaison to the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the current President of its Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE).Nikheel Advani, President of the TCHTA said in a statement issued just before Christmas that, “Stacy brings that rare combination savvy, sophistication and a forward-looking view of the industry that we need to succeed.    A proven advocate who works well with those across the industry, Stacy is more than ready to take the next step in leadership.   This title change is a natural evolution that recognizes Stacy’s successively growing responsibilities here at the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association.”Stacy Cox joined the TCHTA as its Executive Director in 2011.#MagneticMediaNews#StacyCoxpromotedtoCEOofTCHTA Christmastime promotion for Hotelier, Stacy Cox named CEO of TCHTAlast_img read more

Lenglet aims to score in El Clasico

first_imgBarcelona defender Clement Lenglet has vowed to make up for missed chances against Inter Milan with a goal in the El Clasico on Sunday.The French defender is yet to open his account for the Spanish Champions despite netting four times for Sevilla last season.“The chances missed are frustrating, but I aim to now score on Sunday,” Lenglet told reporters, as cited by Football Espana.“The performance here (against) Inter was very pleasing but we promise that Sunday will be totally different, we know this will be one of our most important games of the season.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We need to look to take control of the game in a similar manner and that will mean we enhance what we can do and stop opponents from doing damage to us.“We were balanced in defence and attack, we hope to continue on this path.”Barcelona strengthened their grip at the top of the group standings after beating Inter 2-0 and will be hoping to compound the woes of arch-rivals Madrid when they square up on Sunday.last_img read more

Seedorf opens up on lonely days as Milan boss

first_imgClarence Seedorf recently revealed he was a lonely man on the sidelines during his managerial career as AC Milan Coach and hit out at Filippo Inzaghi’s preferential treatment.Seedorf was instrumental in turning the fortunes of the club around midway through the 2013-14 campaign, in his debut coaching role after retirement.However, the former Madrid player was overlooked for Inzaghi, who lasted the following season despite leading the Rossoneri to their worst Serie A finish for 18 years.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“The advantage of being a great player lasts a week in the dugout. After that, the substance is needed,” the Cameroon boss told Football Italia via Mediaset.“I recorded some excellent numbers. Milan were in trouble and I came to help him. I was very lonely during that period, but we nonetheless built a group to record some important numbers: we picked up 35 points in 19 games, with an acceptable style of play.“I was ready to start the new season, but the club made other decisions. I wanted Inzaghi’s luck of continuing to lose yet being able to stay on.”last_img read more

Kroos adds to Madrids injury woes

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has been ruled out of action for around three to four weeks with an adductor problem.Kroos injured his adductor in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at home to Real Sociedad and further compounded the club’s woes with other key players equally facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.“Following tests carried out on our player Toni Kroos today by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a grade 2 tear of the adductor muscle in his left leg,” the club revealed in a statement on Monday.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“His recovery will be monitored.” according to quotes cited via the Evening Standard.The German midfielder is set to miss the Liga games against Betis, Sevilla and Espanyol, as well as the two-legged Copa del Rey last-16 tie versus Leganes, but he should be back for the knockout stages of the Champions League next month as Madrid face Ajax home and away.Other players missing out of action are Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz and Marcos Llorente.last_img read more

Musician AJ Croce talks on life and fathers impact in music

first_img Posted: January 3, 2018 January 3, 2018 Updated: 11:20 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe son of Jim Croce is carrying on his father’s musical legacy.Folk singer/songwriter A.J. Croce performed Wednesday night at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach as part of his new tour, playing songs from his new album, “Just Like Medicine.”KUSI’s Dave Scott was LIVE with more. , Musician A.J. Croce talks on life and father’s impact in music Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: AJ Croce FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Water Main Break Floods Loma Portal Neighborhood

first_img Posted: August 13, 2018 The public-works emergency in the area of Larga Circle, near Chatsworth Boulevard and Midway Drive, was reported about 2:30 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. KUSI Newsroom, A city engineer was called in to assess the stability of the slope from which the flooding emanated, fire department officials reported. Updated: 8:15 PM KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A ruptured water line on a hillside flooded a Loma Portal-area neighborhood Monday afternoon, forcing evacuations and leaving at least one home soaked and filled with mud. August 13, 2018 Authorities cleared people out of 10 homes in the area as city crews began working to halt the overflow, which left one or more homes inundated with up to a mud and water several feet deep. Water Main Break Floods Loma Portal Neighborhood Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Police investigating fatal shooting on boat in National City Marina

first_img KUSI Newsroom Police investigating fatal shooting on boat in National City Marina KUSI Newsroom, Posted: September 4, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter September 4, 2018 NATIONAL CITY (KUSI) – Police Tuesday were investigating a shooting that left one person dead on a boat docked at a National City pier.Dispatchers received reports around 4 a.m. of a shooting aboard a boat docked at Pier 32 Marina located at 3201 Marina Way, according to National City Police.The suspected intruder, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.Several boaters were evacuated as officers searched the area, police said. They were allowed to return to their boats shortly before 7:30 a.m.No other outstanding suspects were being sought in the incident, police said.Homicide detectives were called to the scene and were investigating the incident. last_img read more

Armed Services YMCA to hold inaugural Military Spouse Symposium

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 29, 2019 Armed Services YMCA to hold inaugural Military Spouse Symposium SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Armed Services YMCA will hold its inaugural Military Spouse Symposium Wednesday, offering local military spouses a chance to network and discuss the challenges they face.The event is open to spouses of active duty, reserve, Gold Star and retired military members and will feature various workshops, guest speakers, a resource fair and live entertainment. More than 200 military spouses are expected to attend the event, according to the organization. Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, the commander of U.S. Navy Region Southwest, will serve as the event’s main guest speaker.“According to the 2018 Blue Star Family Survey, the top stressors for military spouses are employment, child education and the impact of deployments on children,” said Tim Ney, the executive director of San Diego’s Armed Services YMCA. “The symposium helps connect our military spouses to vital resources to strengthen our military family.”The Military Spouse Symposium will be held at Murphy Canyon Chapel at 3200 Santo Road beginning at 8:30 a.m. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter May 29, 2019last_img read more

ASA Urges Continuation of Oilseed Payment Program for 2000

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Sunflower Association (NSA), and the U.S. Canola Association (USCA) are urging the U.S. House and Senate Agriculture Committees to authorize an oilseed payment program for 2000-crop oilseeds, similar to the oilseed payment program approved last year.”U.S. soybean and other oilseed producers continue to suffer from low prices,” said ASA President Marc Curtis, a soybean, corn, rice, wheat and milo producer from Leland, Miss. “Continuation of the oilseed payment program for 2000 is needed to provide important relief from low crop prices.”Payments under the program for 1999 oilseed crops will be about 14 cents per bushel for soybeans and 25 cents per hundredweight for other oilseeds.ASA and the other organizations strongly support providing additional economic loss assistance through a program similar to the oilseed payment program established for 1999 crops. The amount of assistance should be no less than the $475 million provided for 1999 crops in the FY-2000 Agriculture Appropriations legislation. The Agriculture Committees are being urged to include the payment program as part of the $1.64 billion in new budget authority and outlays for Specialty Crops provided in the Reserve Fund in the FY-2001 Budget Resolution. Additionally, approximately $5.5 billion has been provided in the FY-2001 Budget Resolution to make economic loss payments to producers of program crops, a level similar to last year.The groups are urging the committees to use the existing 1999 oilseed payment program framework with the addition of allowing 1999 certified acreage and proven yields as an alternative to either 1997 or 1998 production data for determining payments to producers who plant oilseeds in 2000.A joint letter from ASA, NSA, and USCA to the Chairmen and Ranking Minority Members of the Agriculture Committees said, “Our organizations continue to work to expand domestic and foreign markets for our crops in order to increase demand and raise prices and oilseed producer income. We greatly appreciate the interest and support of your Committees to maintain an adequate safety net for U.S. oilseed producers.”last_img read more