Winter meeting chatter: Sugar is sweet, prices are sour

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After the 2016 Winter Agronomy Meetings for Seed Consultants there were major parts of the discussion that resonated throughout Ohio, including the need to be creative in order to be profitable this year. As farmers at the meetings put sugar in their coffee, agronomists were suggesting putting sugar on their fields.“With commodity prices and input cost being where they are right now, growers need to find ways to increase yields while keeping overhead down,” said Mike Earley, Director of Replicated Testing for Seed Consultants. “Our years of testing show that farmers can get those results by applying foliar applications of sugar to corn and soybeans at for $2.50 an acre versus $30 to $40 for fungicide, and we are getting huge returns on investment.”This sugar application is done at the V5 to V6 stage on corn and R1 on soybeans at 5 pounds per acre.“Some do choose to put that sugar on with fungicide or you can put it on with your last application of herbicides,” Earley said. “Overall, it is a very economical way to increase yields.”During their testing of sugar as part of a field script, Seed Consultants has seen yield bumps up to 30 bushels to the acre in corn and a 3-4 bushel increase in soybeans. That’s still a nice return on a minimal investment and something more and more of Seed Consultants’ customers are willing take a look at, in a year when convincing farmers to add anything to the cost of production is a challenge.“Most of the farmers I am talking with are trying to find any way possible to trim the fat heading into planting season,” said Dan Fox, a seedsman with Seed Consultants. “Now that some comfortable years for income are well behind us, producers are really fine tuning their bottom line to try to keep their operations in the black.”Due to rising taxes on farm land, rent prices aren’t showing much mercy on that balance sheet and Fox said that some producers will want to cut fertilizer first, which may be the easiest thing to do but it is the wrong thing to do for a successful 2016 crop.last_img read more

American Farmland Trust targets soil health through Conservation Innovation Grant

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest American Farmland Trust was awarded a highly competitive 2018 Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Authorized by the 2002 Farm Bill, CIG helps develop the tools, technologies and strategies to support next-generation conservation efforts on working lands.“Through programs like the Conservation Innovation Grants Program, we’re fueling the development of new and exciting tools and technologies, helping farmers improve their agricultural and conservation outcomes,” said Leonard Jordan, NRCS Acting Chief.The grant will fund a new AFT project called “Accelerating Soil Health Adoption by Quantifying Economic and Environmental Outcomes & Overcoming Barriers on Rented Land” that is designed to give farmers and landowners the quantitative evidence they need to make better conservation decisions.One barrier to wider use of soil health practices that improve water, save soil, protect climate, and often increase profit has been limited quantitative data proving their benefits.AFT will work in six watersheds across five states (California, Illinois, Ohio, New York and Virginia) to quantify the benefits experienced by 24 farmers who have already implemented soil health practices like reduced tillage, cover crops, nutrient management, crop rotation and more.The data collected will be used to produce economic case studies that include soil health, water quality and greenhouse gas outcomes experienced by the successful soil health farmers. The case studies will be used to encourage other farmers and non-operating landowners to implement environmentally sound farming practices more quickly and in greater numbers. The project also aims to foster better conversations and lease arrangements between farmers and non-operating landowners to better share in the risk and rewards of investing in soil health practices.“We are thrilled and honored to have been chosen to receive the NRCS CIG grant. At AFT, we hope this new quantitative evidence helps farmers and landowners agree to adopt soil health practices on more land sooner, and with that decision, to reap the benefits of greater productivity, increased profitability and environmental improvement,” said Michelle Perez, director of AFT’s water initiative.last_img read more

The Net Delusion: A Review

first_imgTags:#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Gesticulating Morozov photo by Nurgeldy | samizdat via Raquel Baranow | quadriga photo by Martin | Slacker poster from Wikipedia | Da Vinci drawing from Wikimedia Commons Opportunities and VulnerabilitiesAs the founder of the Committee to Protect Bloggers, the first organization devoted to the safety and liberty of bloggers worldwide, I was always acutely aware of how vulnerable social media users were. The majority of people we found who were getting arrested initially were doing so because they made no effort to hide their names, believing that what they were doing was in some sense “private.” Not only was it not private, the truth was that governments were watching the web. These days, tech savvy oppressors use filtering, special state security investigators and an invariably friendly relationship with the (largely American) creators of this technology to hunt down and seize those trouble-makers who do not have the politesse to write out their full name. So Morozov’s notion that both the public and diplomats overemphasize the power of the social web to effect democratic change may seem discordant given the Jasmine Uprising that has (perhaps) successfully changed Tunisia and Egypt. But I don’t think it is. Here’s why:Although some in those countries, most prominently Wael Ghonim, have advertised how much Facebook in particular was instrumental in effecting the changes there, most of their compatriots it seems do not. I think their compatriots were right. Not because the people were the agents of change, although they were. But because the social tools were used not as mysterious planes of soul-changing existence through which the people or country passed, but as communications tools that amplified and extended what the people were already doing. In this respect, the social web is extremely important to democratic change. Of course it is. Communication is paramount. But it’s important because it is, used well, an extremely effective tool not article of faith. Samizdat OK. Back to the book. Morozov makes the argument that the current belief in the redemptive effects of communications technologies comes from the U.S. experience of the cold war, in which copy machines and fax machines were smuggled into the U.S.S.R. That, combined with the enduring fiction that Reagan, and not the “structural conditions and the inherent contradictions of the Soviet system” were responsible for that country’s downfall, has led the diplomats and politicians of the U.S. to the belief that next generation technology and a strong leader will do the same thing for Islamist states and post-colonial dictatorships. That belief, Morozov claims, is unrealistic. I agree. Further, I believe that if your mission is change, as well as preservation of life, extension of liberty (whether domestically or internationally) and you favor your hugable ideology over effectiveness, you’re in the wrong business. Even those who are self-declared pragmatists can number among those Morozov calls “Internet centrists,” people who place the tool over the cultural and political contexts necessary for real change. Those folks can retard change toward democracy as much as any of the ideologically ham-strung. This combination of cyber-utopianists and Internet centrists create what the author calls the Net Delusion. His book attempts to salvage the Internet as a tool for social change by acknowledging this delusion. Morozov examines Iran’s “green revolution,” as a case study for overemphasizing the effect of the social web and efforts of change. He mentions the empathy that witnessing the protests with less mediation than normal gave people a feeling of investment. “(S)uch networked intimacy may have also greatly inflated popular expectations of what it could actually achieve.”What it actually achieved was, arguably, not much, not on the ground for those who took part. Yet the discussion of Twitter, of how this was a “Twitter revolution” was widespread and non-stop. Panem et Circenses In his chapter “Orwell’s Favorite Lolcat,” Morozov points up a thing we tend to gloss over if we spend any time online reading, or participating in, instances of democratic change. Most people don’t. And even we do not spend most of our time doing any such thing. If I have a minute, am I more likely to read Foreign Policy or the Libyan Twitter stream; or am I more likely to read a quick post on io9? The latter. And I’m not alone. For most governments, and perhaps repressive ones more than others, the use of the Internet as a modern arena for ludicrous and distracting ludi is a salvation.The Western notion that informational outreach to repressed nations would create revolution is, Morozov says, off-base. The wall between “I’d like those blue jeans” and “I’m willing to risk jail and torture” is extremely high. Not to mention the fact that, if information as a whole is tainted, you probably aren’t going to accept a new information stream from that same tainted well. The Anti-Bloggers FundIran and China have large, competent cadres of technical types and hackers who serve the state. Some search out, shame, report and censor their fellows. Others engage in more overt attacks, country-to-country. Egypt had, at least prior to its uprising, a group called the Anti-Facebook Police. The Cuban government called upon its “journalists” to man the PR ramparts. And Nigeria tried to set up the Anti-Bloggers Fund. “(It was) intended to raise a new generation of pro-government bloggers to engage in online battles with anti-government opponents.” There are people who fear change, others who believe in the ideology or family that’s in charge of their countries, or fear those who they believe would fill the vacuum. Still others simply need the cash. The social web allows a repressive government to employ people to muddy the social media waters. In other words, social communications technologies are a double-edged sword and governments have long ago lost any reticence they may have had to swing it. Slacktivism At the Committee to Protect Bloggers, we quickly discovered that the blogosphere was good for one important thing, one unimportant thing and little else. The important thing was quickly attracting attention to the plight of an imprisoned or threatened blogger. The unimportant thing was racking up clicks on a petition. The “little else” we did was not a function of the distributed nature of the blogosphere but old-fashioned activism. For instance, we found – through friends and phone calls – an attorney from Shirin Ebadi’s Nobel Prize-winning practice willing to represent a young Iranian accused of “immorality” (he had posted satirical pictures of Iran’s leaders). This was not a crowdsourced activity. By definition, it could never be. Raising awareness to a point where coverage by news organs of social media users’ troubles is common was a good thing. But it was what it was. It was limited. People will click a button to “free” someone. It makes them feel good. But has button-pushing ever freed anyone? I think it’s the longer-term activities, that use the social web as a tool to, again, amplify and extend the reach of the people behind them, that creates change. The efforts by governments like the U.S. to encourage the formation of Facebook groups devoted to democratic change are on a par with a business telling its social media specialist, “Do us up one of them ‘viral videos.’” Wishing does not make it so. If the social web has a role to play in change it is, again, probably in the area of communicating information to a group of people predisposed to positively receive that change. This happened recently in Tunisia and Egypt. It is not happening to speak of in Saudi Arabia. The reason is, it is not Facebook per se that makes a difference, it is the people in their specific context. Technology is NeutralIn his conclusion, Morozov warns against the “banal” belief that technology can be neutral. “(C)ertain technologies, by their very constitution, are more likely to to produce certain social and political outcomes than other technologies.”We are obliged to regard the “affordances” of these technologies. Affordances are the perceived qualities of action inherent in objects or technologies, such as the affordance of sitting a chair possesses. Comparing the affordances in a technology should give us an idea as to its overall utility, or danger. Morozov rejects the notion that the technology itself is neutral, that it depends wholly on who is using it for its ethical coloring. “(U)nder no circumstances should we be giving technologies – whether it’s the Internet or mobile phones – a free pass on ethics.”Asserting that “because it can be done, it will be done” technologically, Morozov warns policymakers, and us as adjuncts to them, to analyze the affordances of information technology prior to promoting them as tools for democratic change. When we examine issues of democratic change, stop the cyber-utopianism, stop the Internet centricity and stop to consider the implications of what a product or process can do. In other words, stop believing and start examining. While you may be able to believe a non-existent thing into being, you cannot believe an untrue thing into truth. If we wish to encourage the creation of native democracies, we may wish to spend carefully on training and strategy (on people, in other words) instead of blindly on machines. Morozov’s “cyber-realism” encourages thoughtful consideration not of sociological ideas, but of specific situations and how a given technology might effect them. The former, in the end, are hard to get wrong, given their squishy vagueness. The latter, in the end, are hard to get right, but when you do, you change the world. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Evgeny Morozov‘s book, “The Net Delusion,” is a condemnation of what he calls “cyber-utopianism.” This is the belief that the social web is so sui generis that its essential difference alone will save those who use it from repression and tyranny. Indeed, it may have seemed like that at the beginning. But as even third-rate tin-horn dictators learn from the pioneers in the field of online tyranny, these technologies have become as much a tool of oppression as they ever were of liberation. The problem is, much of the public, and a great many influential western politicians and diplomats, still believe it is the way and the light. I should, at this point, state for the record that I am a terrible book reviewer. I love books but I hate reviewing them. This book has glowered at me across the expanse of my desk for weeks. I admire people who can make tidy little essays based on the books they read. That’s not me and that’s not this review. I’m going to examine the book and say what I think. Don’t expect more. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… curt hopkinslast_img read more

Create new watchdog to review border agency RCMP federal report recommends

first_imgOTTAWA – The Trudeau government should create a new watchdog to handle public complaints about the Canada Border Services Agency, says a federally commissioned report.The report, prepared for Public Safety Canada, also recommends the proposed body be able to look into trends and any systemic problems at the border services agency.The new watchdog, the Canada Law Enforcement Review Commission, would scrutinize both the border agency and the RCMP, given the frequent overlap between the two enforcement organizations.The June 2017 report by former Privy Council Office chief Mel Cappe, now a professor at the University of Toronto, was obtained by The Canadian Press through the Access to Information Act.Scott Bardsley, a spokesman for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, would not comment directly on Cappe’s recommendations, but said the government is working on legislation to create an “appropriate mechanism” to review CBSA officer conduct and handle complaints.“The government is committed to ensuring that our border services are world class and worthy of the trust of Canadians.”The border agency’s thousands of employees manage the flow of about 100 million travellers — as well as some 16 million commercial shipments — entering Canada annually. They collect, analyze and distribute information concerning people and goods at border points, air terminals and seaports.Border officers can stop travellers for questioning, take blood and breath samples, and search, detain and arrest citizens and non-citizens without a warrant. The border agency faces tough questions about its role in immigration detention following in-custody deaths.The agency’s internal recourse directorate handles complaints from the public, and other bodies including the courts, the federal privacy commissioner and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal examine various concerns about the agency’s work.But the border agency is not overseen by a dedicated, independent review or complaints body.Civil libertarians, refugee lawyers and committees of both the House of Commons and Senate have called in recent years for stronger arm’s-length monitoring.The Liberals have taken steps to keep closer tabs on the border agency’s national security activities by creating a special committee of parliamentarians to review federal security services and proposing a super-watchdog of civilian experts to complement that work.The body Cappe proposes would fill remaining gaps by providing independent scrutiny of the border agency’s law-enforcement activities and addressing complaints from travellers.The new watchdog could look at everything from a shipper’s concern about foot-dragging on a customs decision to the treatment of mentally ill immigrants.Cappe notes that in 2015 there were fewer than 2,400 complaints about border officer actions from travellers. “The need for review is not based on evidence of a misdirected or broken agency. Rather, it is the principles of accountability and transparency that suggest the need for a new review body.”The proposed body would roll in existing powers of the civilian review and complaints commission for the RCMP.It would cover the policies and actions of the Mounties and border agency, with power to initiate reviews. The minister and the two agency heads would also be able to direct or request reviews from the commission.It should have authority to share information with other review bodies and the ability to “follow the thread” of evidence, Cappe says.The commission, with a chair and four or five commissioners, would have power to compel documents and witnesses, as well as authority to dismiss frivolous complaints. Cappe suggests it issue non-binding recommendations to the RCMP and border agency to preserve the accountability of the agencies.In addition, the border agency should publish service standards or codes of conduct for officers and establish a public advisory committee to assist management, Cappe says.— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

Do you have a newborn baby but have nowhere to put it

first_imgMany people believe that baby boxes are also a safer alternative to a crib and can help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), but to this point, there has not been enough research to prove this theory. One reason many have adopted the baby box idea is due to Finland’s low infant mortality rate which sits at 1.7 deaths per 1000 babies. This number is compared to the global rate which is 30.5 deaths per 1000 babies.Residents looking to receive a baby box must complete the online course www.babyboxuniversity.com. For more information visit the baby box website or contact the North Peace Child Care Resource and Referral at (250)785-5701.Baby Box Flyer. Photo by FSJ Family Friendly Early Year’s Facebook Page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John’s Family Friendly Coalition has partnered with the North Peace Child Care Resource and Referral to bring residents baby boxes.A baby box is a box with a thin mattress and fitted sheet for newborn babies. The box also includes a bag of starter items like diapers and wipes. The beauty of the baby box program is that all boxes are free of charge.Baby boxes originated in Finland as a cheap and easy way to keep parents from having their newborn baby sleep in their bed. Baby boxes are essentially a temporary crib for families who don’t own or can’t afford one.last_img read more

Newlycrowned Thai king carried in elaborate royal procession

first_imgBangkok: Thailand’s newly-crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn was carried by soldiers on a gilded palanquin through the streets of Bangkok Sunday, in front of crowds who craned to witness the historic event. The king, Rama X of the Chakri dynasty, wore a bejewelled robe and broad-brimmed hat with a feather on the second of three days of pageantry and royal splendour. The 7-kilometre procession brings the public into close proximity with the 66-year-old monarch for the first time, two years after he ascended the throne in an increasingly assertive reign. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportIt started around 5pm (1000 GMT) at the grand palace in Bangkok’s old quarter as trumpets blared, soldiers shouted commands and cannons fired a 21-gun salute. Thais wearing yellow shirts — the royal colour — and carrying hats and umbrellas to protect against temperatures reaching 36 degrees Celsius filled the streets outside with many clutching portraits of Vajiralongkorn and shouting “Long live the King!” “It may be my first and last chance to see this,” 57-year-old street Nattriya Siripattana said ahead of the first ceremony of its kind in 69 years. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe three-day coronation, which started Saturday, is the first since Vajiralongkorn’s adored and revered father was crowned in 1950. The highlight of Saturday’s sombre ceremonies was the King’s anointment with holy water, before he placed the 7.3 kilogram (16 lbs) golden tiered crown on his head. Early Sunday, the king bestowed royal titles on family members who crawled to his throne in a striking show of deference to the monarch, who was joined by his new Queen Suthida. The queen, 40, was deputy commander of the king’s royal guard before her marriage to Vajiralongkorn, which was announced days before the coronation. During the procession, she marched in red and black uniform next to the palanquin. Thailand’s monarchy is swaddled in ritual, protocol and hierarchy all orbiting around the king, who is viewed as a demigod. During the hours-long procession Thais will have the opportunity to “pay homage” to the king who will also stop at several major temples to pray before large gilded Buddha images. On the ground authorities sprayed mists of water over the crowds whose numbers were bolstered by droves of “Jit Arsa” — or “Spirit Volunteers” — intended to project a show of devotion and fealty to the monarchy. But soaring temperatures threatened to thin out the numbers. Vajiralongkorn ascended the throne in 2016 after the death of his father Bhumibol Adulyadej. The elaborate coronation ceremonies have been broadcast on live television and include a network of the powerful and influential in Thailand. Junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who seized power in a 2014 coup, took part in many of the key rituals, including the procession. The king and queen stayed the previous night in the royal residence, where a Siamese cat and a white rooster were placed on a pillow as part of housewarming rituals intended to bring good tidings. One of the family members to receive royal titles was 14-year-old Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, who knelt and prostrated in front of his father as he was anointed with water.The teenager is the king’s son from his third marriage. He has six other children, including four sons from two previous wives. Criticism or in-depth discussion of the royal family in Thailand is guarded by harsh lese-majeste rules that carry up to 15 years in prison. All media must self-censor and the country’s lively social media platforms have been subdued. But the dazzling display of the primacy of the monarchy in Thai life belies a simmering political crisis held over from elections in March. The junta that seized power in 2014 and has vowed to defend the monarchy is aiming to return to power through the ballot box. Its proxy party has claimed the popular vote. But a coalition of anti-military parties says it has shored up a majority in the lower house. Full results are not expected until May 9, a delay that has frustrated many Thais. “When the event (coronation) is finished we will have to focus on politics,” said Titipol Phakdeewanich, a lecturer at Ubon Ratchathani University.Since ascending the throne the king has taken several assertive moves, including bringing the assets of the Crown Property Bureau under his direct control.Though the royal family is nominally above politics, the king issued an election-eve message calling on Thais to vote for “good people” against those who create “chaos”. And in February, he scuttled the prime ministerial bid of his older sister Princess Ubolratana with an anti-junta party.last_img read more

Gee adheres to students seating gripes hopes for louder environment at Schott

Despite continuous requests for more student seating in the Horseshoe, OSU President E. Gordon Gee said he wants to see more support for other Buckeye sports before he will consider upping the allotment of student football tickets.   With that goal in mind, the university announced in late August it will move 800 of the student seats at the Schottenstein Center from behind the baskets to behind the benches and scorer’s table for some men’s basketball games in the upcoming season. “We need to create an environment in which our basketball programs have the same kind of intensity as our football program or other things,” Gee told The Lantern on Oct. 6. “So we needed to make the change, too, because the students made a very important point to me, ‘Well you know if you’re just sitting behind there and (they) have you sitting there in the middle, you’re not a very good fan, Mr. President.’” Gee took the students’ words to heart, as he and fellow faculty members will vacate their previous seats behind the benches for all-Big Ten contests and an additional non-conference game this season to make room for what Gee hopes to be a more boisterous NutHouse student section.     “Now I have every expectation that we’re going to have a ring of fire around our court and I’ll be very disappointed if every game is not sold out by our students,” Gee said. So far, so good. When men’s basketball tickets were released last week, tickets sold out in two hours. Although the 1,400 tickets available to students this year were a drop from last year’s total, senior forward David Lighty said the move could provide a big boost for the team. “I think that’s going to help us out a lot,” Lighty said. “We feed off the crowd. Big plays happen and they are loud and rowdy. … That’s just going to get us excited. I think it’s going to be a good thing for us.” Schools such as the University of Michigan and Michigan State University already have a similar type of seating arrangement. Lighty said he is glad OSU pulled the trigger on the adjustment. “You go to Michigan State and they have a whole student section in the bottom bowl, and my parents are sitting with the students going crazy,” Lighty said. “It’s a more suitable atmosphere for college basketball and something that gives the fan a better experience and makes them want to come and get more excited.” As the students move closer to the action than ever before, senior guard Jon Diebler said he hopes they will have the arena rocking.    “I think we have a great student fan base,” Diebler said. “I think they are excited about the new seating because I think they might feel more into the game instead of being on the ends.” Having become accustomed to verbal lashings from opposing student sections, junior guard William Buford said he hopes the seating change will entice the Buckeye students to return the favor to visiting squads.       “I don’t really pay attention to them too much, but I hope that it will mess with the opposite team,” Buford said. “We get dogged everywhere we go, so they need to do something.” read more

Ohio State womens hockey suffers winless weekend against North Dakota

OSU senior forward Taylor Kuehl (6) takes a shot on goal during a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost, 5-3. Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternThe Ohio State women’s hockey team snapped a losing streak, but couldn’t find a win during its weekend series against the University of North Dakota.On Saturday, UND (6-7-2, 4-6-2) claimed a 4-3 win over the Buckeyes (7-7-1, 5-6-1-1).The Buckeyes outshot and outscored UND in the first two periods of play. Then, in the third period UND claimed the game by scoring three straight goals before OSU came within one with seconds to play.In the first period, senior forward Kayla Sullivan scored a goal at 6:18 to put OSU in the lead, 1-0. UND later tied the game at 1-1 after a goal before the end of the period.The Buckeyes took the lead back in the second period when senior forward Taylor Kuehl scored off a power play. The tally was Kuehl’s fourth goal in the last three games.UND started the third period down 2-1. They quickly responded with a goal from junior forward Shannon Kaiser, who scored her first goal of the season. Kaiser’s goal beat Buckeye redshirt-junior goalie Stacy Danczak to tie the game at two.Less than a minute later UND scored to put it up 3-2. The team extended its lead to 4-2 later in the period.The Buckeyes weren’t giving up though. With less than two minutes remaining OSU pulled Danczak for an extra attacker. With a six-on-five advantage, the Buckeyes scored.Senior defenseman Kari Schmitt scored with only 10 seconds remaining in the period. Without enough time for the Buckeyes to take the game, they fell short.OSU outshot UND, 27-21 and Danczak racked up a total of 17 saves.In the Friday evening game, OSU scored a goal with two seconds remaining in the third period to tie the game and send it into overtime.The Buckeyes went on to win a three round shootout, 1-0.Sophomore forward Claudia Kelpler kept the Buckeyes in the game when she scored the goal to bring the game back to even. Already having scored earlier in the period, this goal was Kepler’s second of the game and fifth of the season.UND took the first and second periods of the game. They scored one goal in each period to take a 2-0 lead over the Buckeyes.However, OSU was able to rally late in the third period to put it back in the game.The Buckeyes outshot UND 26-18.OSU is set to head back on the road once again for a matchup against Robert Morris. The game is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. in Pittsburgh, Pa. read more

Huesca wants to be the first La Liga team to play

first_imgThe team’s president has volunteered his club to play an official match in the United States this seasonSociedad Deportiva Huesca is a small team playing for the first time in La Liga, the top level of the Spanish football.With a stadium supporting only 5,500 supporters, the team is doing everything it can to grow its fan base.And president Jose Antonio Martin Otin might have found the answer.After La Liga reported to sign a 15-year deal taking at least one official La Liga match to the United States, Huesca says they want in.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.“Huesca has made an offer to the LFP to be one of the teams that play the game in the United States, as long as there’s an agreement with the players in Spain,” Martin Otin told ESPN as reported by Four Four Two.“If there’s an agreement with the players, Huesca have told the LFP president to keep us in mind when it comes to playing this game. We would love to be involved in it.”Huesca opened up their 2018-2019 campaign with a win at Eibar.They later tied 2-2 against Athletic Bilbao.And this Sunday they will visit the Camp Nou to play against Barcelona.last_img read more