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Farm Debt Likely to Reach All-Time High in 2017

first_img Facebook Twitter Low commodity prices have made things tough by bringing down land values, tightening balance sheets, and increasing the stress level of America’s producers. Unfortunately, that means farmers are continuing to take on more debt. The amount of outstanding farm debt is likely to reach an all-time high this year. Brent Gloy, of Agricultural Economic Insights, says, if the debt level climbs another 5 percent from current levels, it will reach an all-time high. MILK online says, unlike the 1980s farm crisis, farm debt to asset ratios are still very low today in comparison. A Farmer Mac research expert says the amount of leverage on farms over the past several years remains low. USDA historical data shows that, in spite of that large amount of debt, farmers are still in good position. The Economic Research Service shows debt-to-asset ratio is 14 percent. During the 1980s, that same number reached a high of over 22 percent.The lowest point was back in 2012 at 11.3 percent. Farm prices were very volatile ahead of the 1980’s crash, which meant farmers did not have an opportunity to stockpile assets. Going into this downturn, record-high commodity prices helped farmers get their financial houses set up before prices tumbled.Source: NAFB News Service Farm Debt Likely to Reach All-Time High in 2017 Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Debt Likely to Reach All-Time High in 2017 SHARE Previous articleWomen in Agriculture Award Winners Share a Commitment to ConservationNext articleState Fair Celebration of Champions Honors 4-H Youth at Indiana Farmers Coliseum NAFB News Service By NAFB News Service – Aug 21, 2017 last_img read more

International organisations demand an end to impunity two years after the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta

first_img RSF Report: The assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and Malta’s deteriorating press freedom climate October 14, 2019 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information News Two years after the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta, on 16 October 2019, we, the undersigned international free expression, anti-corruption, and journalists’ organisations, once again demand an end to impunity for this heinous attack. October 16, 2019 International organisations demand an end to impunity two years after the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta RSF_en News Follow the news on Malta Malta: Intensification of pressure against The Shift after founder was awarded RSF press freedom award Six of our organisations took part in an international freedom of expression mission to Malta one year ago, where, at the highest levels of government, we raised our profound concerns about this case and the broader worrying free expression environment in Malta – which has fallen 30 places over the past two years and is now ranked 77th out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index.A full year after our mission, the Maltese authorities have failed to meaningfully address any of the serious concerns we raised, or fully implement any of the recommendations we outlined in our statement of findings as necessary steps towards ensuring justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia and concretely improving the broader freedom of expression situation in Malta.Following our mission, one member of our delegation was subjected to verbal abuse by the Maltese delegation before the United Nations (UN), in response to her advocacy for justice in the case, an incident which the UN noted in its report on reprisals. Another member of our delegation faced harassment at the Valletta protest memorial site during a subsequent country visit.Yet these unacceptable acts pale in comparison to the alarming attacks that have continued – and in some cases, escalated – against Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family, citizen journalists and activists who campaign for justice in the case, and professional journalists who continue to pursue public interest investigative reporting in Malta. We also note with deep concern the many vexatious defamation lawsuits that continue posthumously against Daphne Caruana Galizia, including suits brought by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and other senior officials, and the continued destruction of the Valletta protest memorial in her honour, on a daily basis under government orders.Although we welcomed the Maltese government’s long-overdue announcement on 20 September 2019 that a public inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination would finally be established, we emphasise that an inquiry must be fully independent and impartial. We share the concerns of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) with regard to both the terms of reference and the composition of the Board of Inquiry.While it does not replace the ultimate need for an independent and effective criminal investigation and prosecution, in light of the serious deficiencies of the current investigation, we believe that a public inquiry represents the best hope of achieving justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia and of ensuring the safety of journalists in Malta. We urge the Maltese government to move forward without further delay in establishing a truly independent and impartial public inquiry in line with PACE’s requirements. We further call on the Maltese government to cease ad hominem attacks on PACE Special Rapporteur Pieter Omtzigt and to cooperate with his mandate in accordance with Malta’s obligations as a Council of Europe Member State.Today, on 16 October 2019, we are gathering in vigils to remember Daphne Caruana Galizia and renew calls for justice in Valletta, London, Brussels, Berlin, and Vienna. We will continue our campaigning and our joint advocacy at international organisations such as PACE until all those involved in every aspect of this heinous attack are brought to justice – including the masterminds.We urge the Maltese authorities to ensure that this is the very last anniversary that passes without full justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia.Signed:Reporters Without Borders (RSF)ARTICLE 19Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)European Federation for Journalists (EFJ)IFEXIndex on CensorshipInternational Press Institute (IPI)PEN AmericaPEN InternationalScottish PENTransparency International to go further RSF marks two years since the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia with country mission to Malta and launch of new report MaltaEurope – Central Asia Council of EuropeWomenImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence News News MaltaEurope – Central Asia Council of EuropeWomenImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence October 15, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts October 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more