Ethanol, the Key to Recovery of the Farm Economy

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Ethanol, the Key to Recovery of the Farm Economy SHARE By Gary Truitt – Feb 22, 2017 Facebook Twitter Ethanol, the Key to Recovery of the Farm Economy Ethanol, the Key to Recovery of the Farm EconomyMatt MerrittThe U.S. ethanol industry added $42.1 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product and supported nearly 340,000 jobs in 2016, according to a just released study. The report suggests that continued  growth of the renewables sector is the key to recovery  in the farm economy. Matt Merritt, with POET, the nation’s largest ethanol producer and operator of the majority of ethanol plants in Indiana, says the key to turning the current dismal farm economy around is growth in the ethanol sector, “Ethanol can play the most important role in overcoming the challenges that face rural America.”Merritt points to history as his proof, “When the ethanol industry was growing and expanding, land prices were going up, corn prices were going up, that is when farm incomes were going up. I don’t think it is a coincidence that when the ethanol industry stopped growing that is when ag producers started facing their challenges.”“The importance of the ethanol industry to agriculture and rural economies is particularly notable,” the study found. According to the analysis, the production and use of 15.25 billion gallons of ethanol last year also:contributed nearly $14.4 billion to the U.S. economy from manufacturing;added more than $22.5 billion in income for American households;generated an estimated $4.9 billion in tax revenue to the Federal Treasury and $3.6 billion in revenue to state and local governments;displaced 510 million barrels of imported oil, keeping $20.1 billion in the U.S. economy.“As these figures show, growth of the U.S. ethanol industry clearly ripples throughout our economy,” said Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen. “Our industry produced nearly 340,000 jobs last year and displaced more than 500 million barrels of imported oil, bringing well-paid jobs to local communities that are helping a domestic energy industry. The footprint of the U.S. ethanol sector touches every consumer in every city. This study provides definitive proof that the U.S. ethanol industry is helping to power the country’s economic engine.”“The ethanol industry is a strong contributor to the U.S. economy, bringing jobs and tax revenue, while helping to displace imported oil,” said Economist John Urbanchuk, the study’s author and a managing partner at ABF Economics. “Continued growth and expansion of the ethanol industry through new technologies and feedstocks will enhance the industry’s position as the original creator of green jobs, and will enable America to make further strides toward energy independence.”Merritt urged all farmers to support renewable fuels as a way of bringing profitability back to the farm economy, “We are pushing e-15 into the marketplace. We need to get the product in front of consumer so they can see the great benefits.”  He added, while e-15 is slow to penetrate the Midwest, it is going very well in large East Coast gasoline markets. SHARE Previous articleFighting Corn and Soybean Disease in 2017Next articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for February 23, 2017 Gary Truitt Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Indiana’s Rick Clark Named ‘Farmer of the Year’ at Sustainable Ag…

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana’s Rick Clark Named ‘Farmer of the Year’ at Sustainable Ag Summit SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Nov 24, 2019 Indiana’s Rick Clark Named ‘Farmer of the Year’ at Sustainable Ag Summit Facebook Twitter Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture honored the recipients of the 2019 Sustainability Leadership Awards on the eve of the fifth annual Sustainable Agriculture Summit held in Indianapolis last week.Rick Clark, a fifth generation farmer from Williamsport, Indiana, was named the 2019 Farmer of the Year.Presented as the capstone of the Alliance’s fall meeting, these awards are given to farmers, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through their efforts to advance continuous improvement in the sustainability of U.S. commodity crop production.In a press release, Field to Market had this to say about Clark:“Honoring the outstanding contributions of a farmer who is committed to advancing sustainable agriculture through conservation and stewardship efforts on their farm and sharing best practices with their peers, this year’s Farmer of the Year Award recognizes Indiana corn and soy farmer Rick Clark for his leadership and dedication to conservation. As Field to Market’s highest honor for commodity crop producers, this distinctive award celebrates Clark’s commitment to delivering continuous improvement in soil health and related sustainable outcomes.Clark’s dedication to soil health has resulted in a powerful impact on the sustainability of his operation, and inspired peers and partners in the supply chain to rally around the critical importance of soil health. His pursuit of innovation and passion for conservation is illustrated by a rigorous, systematic approach to maximizing the health of his soil, delivering tangible benefits on his land which will leaves a powerful legacy in sustaining future generations of his family.”Clark was also honored earlier this year by the American Soybean Association as their Northeast Region Conservation Legacy Award recipient.Hear from Clark in this February interview about the conservation practices he employs on his farm in the HAT Soil Health Podcast presented by the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative. SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarmers Employing More Farm Workers, Paying Higher Wages than in 2018Next articleNew Soy-based Motor Oil Created by Indianapolis Based Company Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Indiana Farm Bureau Donates to Gleaners Food Bank in Response to…

first_img SHARE Indiana Farm Bureau Donates to Gleaners Food Bank in Response to COVID-19 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE By Indiana Farm Bureau – Mar 30, 2020 Hoosiers are already feeling the economic strain caused by COVID-19. In response, Indiana’s largest general farm organization, Indiana Farm Bureau, has donated $5,000 to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. to help provide food to those affected by this pandemic.Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is the largest food bank and hunger relief charity in the state, serving one-third of the one million Hoosiers vulnerable to food insecurity in Indiana. INFB’s funds will go directly to helping Hoosiers in need at a time when food banks are seeing a significant increase in patronage due to unemployment and school closings related to COVID-19.Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana has more than doubled its distribution at its onsite pantry and is adding mobile pantries in communities across its service area. They’ve also partnered with Indianapolis Public Schools to ensure that families, who need help, receive it.“With many businesses being closed, many Hoosiers are left without a steady income to support their families,” said Randy Kron, INFB president. “While almost everyone, including the farming community, is already starting to feel the economic strain caused by this pandemic, it’s heartwarming to see people giving back to their communities. Indiana Farm Bureau is happy to be able to give a small gift to help feed our community during this tough time.”INFB members across the state are also using their time and resources to support their communities, including health care workers in need of the proper supplies to stay safe while caring for patients.“We’re hearing stories of members sewing masks and hospital gowns for health care facilities and nursing homes in their hometowns,” said Kron. “We even have farmers who are donating the protective gear, like spare masks and chemical suits, to local hospitals to provided much-needed safety right now. I’m proud, but not surprised, that Farm Bureau members are stepping up to support their neighbors, even when they’re faced with challenges themselves.”This is the second time within the last year that INFB has supported Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Last March, INFB and all 92 county Farm Bureau together donated 50 tons of food to Gleaners and other food banks across the state in celebration of its 100th anniversary. Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Bureau Donates to Gleaners Food Bank in Response to COVID-19 Previous articleIndiana Co-Ops Dealing With Virus Disruptions and What the Stimulus Means for Ag on the HAT Monday Morning EditionNext articleNPPC Cancels 2020 World Pork Expo Indiana Farm Bureaulast_img read more

Preventing Nutrient Deficiencies on Lighter Soil Types by Sampling This Fall

first_imgTerry Jones, Dairyland Seed agronomist, says this past season, he’s been seeing issues with lighter soils that need to be addressed now that harvest is wrapping up.“I did a lot of soil testing and diagnosing issues in those particular fields,” said Jones. “The same thing kept reoccurring in multiple locations. We had deficiencies in the secondary nutrients—sulfur, calcium, magnesium—and also lower pH on those lighter soil types.”He said soil sampling should be done this fall, and to focus on those deficiencies in lighter soils.“The deficiencies are quite obvious,” said Jones. “If you maintain the levels of secondary nutrients in your soil on those lighter soil types, it will enhance the drought tolerance of a crop and improve standability. Potash fertilizer has chlorine in it, and that helps regulate water within the plant. There’s definite advantages of taking care of those lighter soil types.”Those lighter soils might need to be spoon-fed once or twice a year because they likely won’t hold nutrients.“Sometimes it gets away from people and it really shows up in dry years,” he said.Jones added that it’s also not too late to consider fall herbicides to take care of weeds growing in the soil.“By controlling weeds now, it makes spring a lot easier for burndown programs,” he said. “It also goes a long way to eliminate egg-laying sites for certain insects. It also breaks the life cycle in soybean cyst nematodes [because] some winter annuals are actually a host.”Talk with your local Dairyland Seed agronomist for more information. Preventing Nutrient Deficiencies on Lighter Soil Types by Sampling This Fall SHARE Audio Playerhttps://www.michiganagtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Making-Sure-Your-Lighter-Soil-Has-Proper-Nutrients-Now-That-Harvest-is-Nearly-Complete.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter SHAREcenter_img By Ashley Davenport – Nov 6, 2020 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Preventing Nutrient Deficiencies on Lighter Soil Types by Sampling This Fall Previous articlePlanning the Optimum Seed Package for 2021 and More Perfect Weather on the HAT Friday PodcastNext articleStrength In Soybeans Being Driven by Census Numbers, South American Dryness Ashley Davenportlast_img read more

Planting Window Opening Up Next Week

first_img Planting Window Opening Up Next Week SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Planting Window Opening Up Next Week Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – May 6, 2021 Previous articleBiden Administration Announces America the Beautiful ProposalNext articleMoth Trap Captures “Springing” Up, Currently Other “Worms” Being Found Eric Pfeiffer SHARE Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/planting-wx-050721-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.It looks like a planting window will finally open up across the state next week. It’s time now for our planting weather forecast presented by Seed Genetics Direct: The Eastern Corn Belt’s fastest growing independent seed company. Visit seedgeneticsdirect.com for pricing and more information.HAT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin says the near-term forecast isn’t all that exciting for many. After a cloudy Friday that will limit dry down,“Saturday, we start with sunshine, but we’ll see clouds build into southern Indiana overnight Saturday night through Sunday. It looks like we’re on track to pick up anywhere from a quarter to an inch and a half of rain over areas in central and southern Indiana. I’m going to put the line at US 24 southward- it might be a little bit farther north than that- but far northern tier counties will miss out on that moisture as it goes right on through Sunday mid-day and early afternoon.”Martin’s forecast calls for significantly better weather next week with dry conditions beginning overnight Sunday night.“We stay sunny, warm, and dry Monday through Saturday of next week. That’s right- I’m calling for an entire week of wide-open weather for planting. How quickly you can get back at it depends on where you’re at in relation to the rain that comes through this weekend. Southern Indiana, that will see some of the highest rain totals, you’re going to have to wait a little bit longer, but northern Indiana sees little or no rain, or even central Indiana this toward the lower end of the range, could be at it sooner rather than later. Temperatures are not exceptionally warm but will be normal to slightly above especially from midweek on.”Martin’s full planting weather forecast can be sent to your inbox each Saturday during planting season by signing up to receive our daily e-newsletter at hoosieragtoday.com.The planting weather forecast is also brought to you by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance.last_img read more

Frogs take on Texas Tech in Big 12 opener

first_imgGrant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Twitter ReddIt ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) escapes a tackle attempt by SMU’s Jackson Mitchell (44) in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. Boykin threw for 454 yards and five touchdowns and added a highlight scoring run when he ducked out of a sack as third-ranked TCU held on for a 56-37 victory over SMU on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Facebook Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ printWith seven defensive starters missing, the last thing the TCU football team needs is to face a prolific air-raid offense.But when the Horned Frogs head to Lubbock to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders this Saturday, that’s exactly what they’ll find.The Red Raiders are lead by third-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury and sophomore quarterback Patrick Mahomes.Mahomes comes in as a vastly improved player. He has nine passing touchdowns this season to go along with four on the ground, and has yet to be sacked this season.Texas Tech likes to pass early and often. The Red Raiders have thrown 130 passes in three games and are ranked seventh for most passes in the nation.Luckily, the TCU offense is firing on all cylinders and should be able to compensate for any defensive lapses. With defensive linemen Mike Tuaua, Davion Pierson and James McFarland all out for this game, the Frogs will have to improve their pass rush after SMU quarterback Matt Davis scrambled his way through the TCU defense last week.TCU head coach Gary Patterson said after the SMU game that he expects the offense to carry the load this season due to the injury bug that has plagued the defense. Patterson said it seems that Heisman candidate quarterback Trevone Boykin and company are more than up to the task.Boykin has 985 yards passing and 148 yards rushing this season for a combined total of 1,133 yards. Running back Aaron Green has been a consistent producer on the ground, averaging six yards per carry.The wide receiver trio of Ty Slanina, Josh Doctson and Kolby Listenbee has combined for 35 catches for 630 yards, giving Boykin a variety of options.TCU will face Texas Tech at a crucial point in the season.The Frogs enter the game tied for third place in the AP poll with Ole Miss, while the Coaches’ Poll has TCU in sole second place, behind Ohio State.The Frogs were in sole possession of third place in the AP rankings before last week’s games. A less-than-perfect showing against SMU combined with the mounting injuries and Ole Miss’s win at Alabama dropped TCU into a tie.In addition to the national rankings implications, the Tech matchup marks the transition into Big 12 conference play. After a joint championship with Baylor last year, the Frogs are gunning for a sole title in 2015.A win in Lubbock, one of the toughest places to play in the conference, would be a nice way to move into the remainder of the season.The game will also serve as a litmus test for the ability of the patchwork defense, which has had little time to work cohesively as a unit in actual competition.If the Frogs can escape Tech with a win and limit Mahomes’s production on offense, TCU fans should feel a little more at ease about their defensive woes.Predictions:While beating Texas Tech on the road is no easy feat, TCU has the offensive firepower to withstand the air-raid onslaught that Kingsbury will look to deploy. It’s going to be a back-and-forth shootout, but the Frogs will be 4-0 come Sunday.TCU 56, Texas Tech 45.Kickoff is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. from Jones AT&T Stadium. Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Facebook Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Twitter Linkedin + posts Linkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Previous articleAundre Dean takes football from the field to the big screenNext articleCultural district to host festival honoring the arts Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grant McGalliard Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU students receive evacuation text by mistakelast_img read more

The109: Development plan revealed for Berry Street

first_imgLinkedin TCU students finish intramural season, enjoy indoor soccer Previous articleTexas human trafficking problem raises concernsNext articleIce Girls bring heat to club hockey matches Mitchell Stehly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Linkedin Plans for the Berry/University area address the rapid growth of nearby TCU. Paschal catcher commits to TCU Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ Development plan revealed for Berry/University, some express opposition It’s “Next Man Up” For TCU Football ReddIt + posts center_img Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook Mitchell Stehly TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless printThis story first appeared on the109, TCU student media’s news site covering the 76109 ZIP code. Bike lanes, sidewalk improvements, diverse housing options and a new storm water draining system are among the latest proposals to improve parts of Berry Street.The plan, which was presented Thursday evening at a meeting at University United Methodist Church, also calls for more work on University Drive south of Berry Street.Katy O’Meilia, a senior planner with the city, said the Berry Street development should help improve the area’s image.The city needs to overcome the “perception problem” of what has come to be known as “scary Berry,” she said.“You feel like you’re in a completely different part of the city,” O’Meilia said.Jennifer Frank, a Fort Worth resident who attended the meeting, was one of many who opposed the plan.Frank said she fears the area would end up like West Seventh Street, which boasts high-density buildings like those proposed for Berry Street and University Drive.“It’s an urban nightmare,” she said.In addition to the street improvements, O’Meilia talked about a proposed train station at the corner of Berry Street and Cleburne Road. The train station would be part of a 27-mile commuter rail system called Tex Rail that will stretch from downtown Fort Worth to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.O’Meilia said the lack of landscaping – trees and greenery in the area – is “striking” when compared to the recent improvements made on Berry Street west of McCart Avenue.She also talked about renovations to South University Drive to the Bluebonnet Circle area. O’Meilia said the area needs “proper urban form.”The plan is still in its preliminary stages. ReddIt Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/last_img read more

Fort Worth responds to increasing trash build-up

first_imgprintJust before the sun rises, garbage trucks are released to roam the streets and gather curbside trash. Once full, these trucks drive to the Southeast Landfill, where they climb up a hill of compressed waste to dump the day’s delivery on top of about 40 years of Fort Worth garbage. From shredded tires to dirt-covered stuffed animals, this landfill has it all.The total Fort Worth population has increased by 14.7 percent since 2010. Thus, the total generation of municipal waste has been increasing.But the Fort Worth City Council plans to cut the amount of trash going into the landfill by 40 percent.The Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan, adopted on Sept. 12 and scheduled to remain in effect until 2037, plans to use recycling and other methods to reduce the size of and preserve the city’s landfill.The Southeast Landfill was built in 1976-1977, is operated by Republic Services, and covers 303 acres — that’s larger than TCU’s 272 acres. It is the only destination for Fort Worth trash.Starting in 2005, the landfill allowed trash to be piled vertically above the ground like mini mountains, and at the current rate, the landfill will be full in an estimated 22 to 23 years. At present volume, the landfill takes between 3,000 and 4,000 tons of waste per day; 10 years ago, it could only take about 800 tons per day due to restrictions on filling the trash above ground.“Back in the day, they didn’t allow trash to go above ground, but they know now you can fill it vertically,” said Southeast Landfill operations supervisor Jane Berry. “So you’re creating a pyramid.”The city has identified several alternative ways of handling waste at the landfill in the mid-to-long term:Expand the landfillIdentify and develop Fort Worth’s next landfillBuild a dual stream transfer station at the landfill for trans-loading waste and recyclables by tractor trailer or railroadCreate a public‐private landfill developmentPush for improved recycling, waste reduction and composting effortsThe previous city landfill, the Fort Worth Regional Landfill, filled a space of about 100 acres of trash and closed in 1995. Now the old landfill is a grassy hill in northeast Fort Worth.When the Southeast Landfill is full and no longer usable, the trash will be sealed shut and vegetation will be planted over the top.Landfill CostAccording to Berry, the replacement for a landfill can take seven to ten years to plan and the development can be very costly.“Operating a landfill is extremely expensive — just the permit is millions of dollars,” she said.In 2017, the total Solid Waste Fund for the city is $63,448,352. The Solid Waste Fund will be provided income from collection of the city’s solid waste and other sources in the city manager’s budget.It is $82 for a resident of Fort Worth to bring their trash to the landfill, and the city garbage trucks negotiate their price. At the Southeast Landfill, $3,579,352 will be paid in 2017 just for the landfill lease revenue.Other expenses include vehicles that Republic Services operates at the landfill such as:Two articulated dump trucksOne excavatorOne motor graderThree, soon to be four, landfill compactorsSix track dozersLandfill compactors are driven up and down the trash piles every day from open to close to tightly pack in the trash. These compactors are replaced every five years and the $40,000 tires are replaced every six months.Ground Water PollutionThe city landfill hasn’t had any ground water contamination, but it continues to protect against pollution with ground water monitoring wells and a slurry wall.“Back in the day, they put landfills by rivers and creeks and these contaminated the water,” Berry said. “Modern landfills have a very strict criterion for lining it, and the slurry wall in a landfill will prevent liquid from going in and out of the landfill.”According to Berry, the landfill cannot have more than one foot of water underneath it. Ground water is intensely monitored at the landfill and if there’s any deviants in ground water, Republic Services ups their testing.Gas EmissionThe current landfill gas management plan is designed to reduce landfill gases released into the atmosphere by using wells and a flare. Extraction wells pull out gas from the landfill and send it through tubes underground to the flare. The 45-foot tall flare burns off the gas by shooting it through a tube and into the air.“You can see clear flames at night,” Berry said. “But the flare is 98.9 percent destructive efficiency, meaning it can’t pollute the air.”Future LandfillWhen the city begins to look for a new site for a future landfill, there is an abundance of restrictions. Before a landfill can be built, an environmental impact study must be done to determine:The area of land for the landfillThe composition of the underlying soil and bedrockThe surface water in the areaThe impact on the local environment and animalsThe historical value of the proposed areaThe construction begins after the study is complete, money is raised and the permit is granted.Waste Drop-Off StationsSome trash goes to drop-off stations before being taken to the landfill. Four drop-off stations take waste such as trash, tree limbs and brush, recyclable materials, household chemicals and other donated items.Household chemicals station at the Brennan Drop-off Station. (Photo by Elizabeth Hinz.)Brennan Drop-off Station employee Jesus Ramirez said during the week, around 200 people drop off waste, and on the weekends around 400 or 500 people.To increase recycling at the landfill, Living Earth works under subcontract to Republic Services to produce mulch from trash. Tree branches, raw wood, leaves and grass clippings thrown away at the drop-off stations or the landfill are ground up to produce mulch that the landfill sells in bulk.Recycling bin at the Brennan Drop-off Station. (Photo by Elizabeth Hinz.)According to Berry, the landfill has been producing mulch for four or five years.“They don’t use any chemicals,” she said. “They use all-natural dyes.”Can at Brennan Drop-off Station containing branches that will be ground into mulch. (Photo by Elizabeth Hinz.)This alternative way of recycling is just one way Fort Worth plans to use trash to reduce the size of the city landfill. Facebook Facebook Elizabeth Hinz is a sophomore journalism major from Sugar Land, Texas. Twitter + posts Elizabeth Hinzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-hinz/ Cost of textbooks on the rise Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ReddIt Elizabeth Hinzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-hinz/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Previous articleHoroscope: October 30, 2017Next articleUpdate: Chancellor responds to white supremacy posters found outside of Tandy Hall Elizabeth Hinz RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Linkedin Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Recruitment brings college dance opportunities to Arlington Heights High School ReddIt Twitter Elizabeth Hinzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-hinz/ Study ranks TCU third for liquor-law violations per 10,000 students Elizabeth Hinz Supreme Court allows Birdville prayer case to stand Linkedin Elizabeth Hinzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-hinz/last_img read more

UPDATE: TCU should have known about Turpin’s New Mexico battery charge

first_imgFacebook What to watch during quarantine Twitter ReddIt Twitter Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Previous articleWhat we’re reading: A little early voting surpriseNext articleListen: Ball Don’t Lie: Preseason Predictions (Almost) Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/center_img + posts printUpdate: All of the March charges against KaVontae Turpin were filed on the same day and would have been on the same criminal complaint form, a Las Cruces Court Clerk said. Turpin was charged with a battery charge, a criminal damage to the property of a household member and interference with communications charge.“The football staff reviewed a commercial website that provides arrest records, but that account was incomplete,” the university said in a statement Tuesday evening. “Our team did not do enough to get the full story. We would not have allowed Turpin to play had we known about an outstanding arrest warrant.”This contradicts what head coach Gary Patterson said Tuesday afternoon. He said he was made aware of the out-of-state bench warrant issued against Turpin.“July was when his court date was and when the bench warrant was given,” said Patterson. “This is the information that I had. It didn’t say anything about anything else, didn’t say anything about anybody.”TCU has yet to respond with clarification of the contradicting statements.Patterson: ‘KaVontae will not be allowed on our football team anymore’Turpin played his last game as a Horned Frog Saturday.Following a day of revelations about allegations of domestic abuse, Patterson said Tuesday Turpin had been dismissed from the team.His dismissal completes several days of highs and lows for the wide receiver who played one of the best games in his career Saturday, only to find himself under arrest Sunday on a charge of assault with bodily injury to a family member.After Sunday’s arrest came revelations that Turpin was arrested for battery in March in Las Cruces, New Mexico.“KaVontae will not be allowed to be on our football team anymore,” said Patterson. “This is not something that will be tolerated.”In addition to March’s battery charge, Turpin was charged with criminal damage to household property under $1,000 and interference with communications.Patterson said an unnamed player told the coaching staff about Turpin’s spring break arrest.Patterson said the team was only aware of the property damage charges until Monday. He said the team saves every document they receive and the information he received said nothing about the assault.Patterson said he did not speak to Turpin after the spring break altercation. Instead, Turpin spoke with an assistant.“I would have liked to know more,” said Patterson.He added that Turpin did not reveal anything about the altercation to the team.Turpin’s arrest does not change how the football staff investigates their players.“The bottom line is if we know information, we’re going to do something about it,” said Patterson.TCU football staff was aware of New Mexico incident, unaware of assault chargesKaVontae Turpin was previously arrested in March for assault on a family member. Image courtesy of Las Cruces Magistrate Court.News of Turpin’s arrest in New Mexico during spring break didn’t come as a surprise to the TCU football staff.But on Tuesday, they said they weren’t aware of why he had been charged.The university said the information they reviewed only showed the property damage charge and that they did not know until Monday that the legal issues were unresolved.Turpin’s legal troubles reached Texas on Sunday when Fort Worth police arrested him on a charge of assault with bodily injury to a family member. Under Texas law, if people are in a dating or romantic relationship, they can be considered family members.Turpin was released from the Tarrant County jail Monday on a $1,000 bond. He has not responded to requests for comment.Turpin’s mother posted on a TCU facebook page and asked for “his true supporters” to keep her family in their prayers.Turpin’s mother on a TCU facebook page regarding her sonInitially, Coach Gary Patterson said Turpin was suspended for Saturday’s game. As of Tuesday, Patterson declared, “KaVontae Turpin will not be allowed to play on our football team anymore.”Turpin was charged March 15 with battery of a household member, criminal damage to a household property under $1,000 and interference with communications, according to the arrest affidavit from the Las Cruces Magistrate Court. Turpin pleaded not guilty to battery charges and household property damage.Battery of a household member consists of the unlawful application of force in a rude, insolent or angry manner.The Las Cruces Magistrate Court confirmed Monday there is a bench warrant out for Turpin’s arrest after he failed to appear in court in July for his pre-trial hearing. 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Soccer wins final regular season match

first_imgTwitter High school hoops: FWCD falls, Paschal and Arlington Heights win nail-biters Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award High school hoops: Paschal and FWCD fall, Arlington Heights wins road tilt Linkedin ReddIt Previous article‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ promotes domestic violence awarenessNext articleA week to forget: Horned Frogs fall to Jayhawks for first time in 21 years Nick Stephens RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Facebook Messiah Bright finds space against a Baylor defender on September 28, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ High school hoops: Paschal and Arlington Heights win, struggles continue for Country Day TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt Nick Stephens Facebook Nick is a senior journalism student from Cleveland, Ohio. He covers the TCU soccer team for TCU 360. Nick is an honors student and is minoring in music. Twitter Linkedin High school hoops: Arlington Heights and Country Day lose, Paschal survives printMessiah Bright finds space against a Baylor defender on September 28, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.A late game-winning goal gave TCU soccer a 3-2 victory Thursday over Oklahoma State in their final match of the regular season.The win was the third in a row for the Horned Frogs and gives them confidence heading into the Big 12 tournament.“We showed our character today,” said TCU head coach Eric Bell. “I thought in some tough times, we battled and fought to figure out a way to score goals.”Those tough times for the Frogs began in the seventh minute when Oklahoma State opened the scoring. Taylor Olson played a cross into Grace Yochum, who slid in and finished at the far post.Kayla Hill steps up and slots home a penalty kick against Pittsburgh on August 30, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.The score remained 1-0 until early in the second half when a 55th-minute corner kick from McKenzie Oliver caused some trouble. Karitas Tomasdottir hit the crossbar with the ensuing header, but the rebound fell right to Kayla Hill, who tapped it in to equalize.TCU took the lead in the 71st minute when Tayla Christensen received a pass from Yazmeen Ryan and finished for the first goal of her career.However, their lead was short-lived– Oklahoma State’s Rachel VanFossen was left unmarked in the 77th minute and found space to tie the match.The game-winner came in the 83rd minute when TCU’s Maddy Warren beat a defender and put a shot on goal. It was saved, but the deflection fell to Messiah Bright, who finished the chance for her fifth goal of the season.Where did she come from?! Messiah Bright cleans up the rebound for her fifth goal of the season! #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/dYndJckw1C— TCU Soccer (@TCUSoccer) October 26, 2018“This is a hard place to come in and play, and it’s always been that way,” Bell said. “Oklahoma State is a good team and I’m happy that we were able to come away with a win.”The win concludes the regular season for TCU. The Horned Frogs finished with a 12-4-2 record overall and went 5-3-1 in Big 12 play, resulting in a fourth-place finish.Next up for TCU is the Big 12 tournament, which begins Sunday. The Frogs will kick off the quarterfinals with a rematch against Texas Tech. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. in Kansas City. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/last_img read more

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