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Indiana Make It With Wool Competition set for Aug. 1

first_img Following a year of holding the contest virtually, the Indiana Make It With Wool Competition will return at the Indiana State Fair on Aug. 1.The competition will be in the Indiana Arts Building, with judging check-in at 9 a.m. ET and the public fashion show at 2 p.m. ET. Individuals interested must submit their entry applications by July 1. Wool fabric testing required for entry can be completed after that date.Anyone with questions should contact Indiana MIWW Director Robyn Heine at 317-416-4545. The guidelines, entry forms and fee information for all MIWW categories can be found on the Indiana Make It With Wool Facebook page (@IndianaMIWW) or the Indiana Sheep Association website.Indiana’s MIWW contest is designed to focus attention on the beauty and versatility of wool as a fabric. Contestants compete in one of four age categories: Pre-teen (ages 12 and under), junior (ages 13-16), senior (ages 17-24) and adult (ages 25 and older). In addition to garment categories, MIWW also offers the categories “Made for Others,” “Home Décor,” and “Wearable Accessories.”The MIWW contest is sponsored by the Indiana Sheep Association and the Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program.The Indiana Sheep Association is one of the oldest livestock organizations in Indiana. It was originally founded as the Indiana Wool Growers Association in 1876 to encourage local shepherds to come together to share ideas and expertise, to promote lamb and wool in the state, and to educate our communities about the value of sheep and the sheep industry.The Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program was created to support educational, promotional and research efforts involving sheep in Indiana. Funds for the council are collected from the sale of all sheep in Indiana – 0.5% of the net market price of each sheep sold. All funds collected by stockyards, sale managers, producers and others should be sent to the council’s business office at Purdue. More information is on the ISA website. Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Make It With Wool Competition set for Aug. 1 SHARE Indiana Make It With Wool Competition set for Aug. 1 Facebook Twitter By Purdue University News Service – Apr 27, 2021 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleGovernor Vetoes SEA 303Next articlePoultry Health Management School to go Virtual Purdue University News Servicelast_img read more

Japan eyes fresh $1.1t stimulus to combat pandemic pain

first_imgIn the meeting with ruling party lawmakers, Abe said the government will separately provide up to 140 trillion yen in financial assistance to firms hit by the pandemic.Japan compiled a record 117 trillion yen stimulus package in April that centered on cash payouts to households and steps to cope with the immediate damage from the pandemic.Given the widening fallout from the virus, Abe had ordered his cabinet to compile on Wednesday another stimulus plan funded by a second extra budget for the current fiscal year.Japan’s economy slipped into recession for the first time in 4.5 years in the last quarter, putting the nation on course for its deepest postwar slump as the virus hurts businesses.Topics : Japan will compile a fresh stimulus package worth US$1.1 trillion that will include a sizable amount of direct spending to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic, a draft of the budget obtained by Reuters showed on Wednesday.The stimulus, which will be funded partly by a second extra budget, will be on top of a $1.1 trillion package already rolled out last month, putting the total amount Japan spends to combat the virus fallout at 234 trillion yen – roughly 40 percent of Japan’s gross domestic product.The government’s 117 trillion yen ($1.1 trillion) in fresh stimulus, to be compiled on Wednesday, will include 33 trillion yen in direct spending, the draft showed. To fund the costs, Japan will issue an additional 31.9 trillion yen in government bonds under the second supplementary budget for the current fiscal year ending in March 2021, according to the draft.“We must protect business and employment by any means in the face of the tough road ahead. We must also take all necessary measures to prepare for another wave of epidemic,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in a meeting with ruling party lawmakers on Wednesday.Government officials have said the new package will include steps such as an increased medical spending, aid to firms struggling to pay rent, support for students who lost part-time jobs, and more subsidies to companies hit by slumping sales.In the second extra budget, the government will also set aside 10 trillion yen in reserves that can be tapped for emergency spending, the draft showed.last_img read more