first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *WASHINGTON D.C. – Unlike past seasons, DeMarcus Cousins has not charted out any individual benchmarks. After spending nearly the past year rehabbing his left Achilles tendon, Cousins simply wanted to prove he could return to the court and play effectively.“My main goal is to get my minutes up per game,” Cousins said, “and find my rhythm in the game.” T …last_img read more

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!SAN ANTONIO — Unlike his previous left Achilles injury that nearly sidelined him for an entire year, DeMarcus Cousins’ latest ailment does not appear to be serious.The Warriors said that the results of an MRI taken Monday on his sore right foot came back clean. Nonetheless, the Warriors (47-21) have officially ruled him out for Monday’s game against the San …last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest “Farm Service Agency is running out of Direct Operating Loan (DOL) and Guaranteed Operating Loan (GOL) Fiscal Year 2016 funding in June, with a third of the fiscal year still remaining. This substantial shortfall will leave many beginning farmers, and others who cannot be fully serviced by commercial credit under current price conditions, without the loans they need to stay in business. It will also create a backlog and long waiting list for Fiscal Year 2017.”This was the beginning of a letter sent to congressional appropriators from groups including the American Bankers Association, Farm Credit Council, Independent Community Bankers of America, National Association of Credit Specialists, National Farmers Union, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, National Young Farmers Coalition and Opportunity Finance Network. These organizations share the concern about the possibility that farmers and lenders within the agricultural community, counting on FSA loans or guarantees, could see a delay in funding due to a higher than usual volume of interest for those available funds, thus tapping the FSA well dry.Current loan availability depends on the state. FSA grants states each their own allocation so some states may run out of funds before others. So, what does the situation look like for Ohio?“We have not run out of funds here yet, but we certainly could,” said Steve Mauer, Ohio FSA Executive Director. “We’ve had a lot of demand for our loan programs and that is simply indicative of the farm economy.”“When things start to get tight in any particular allocation category then the funds will begin to be pooled nationally which we have seen happen, but we still have control of some of our other state allocations.”If more allocations begin to run out, farmers could see a delay in loans granted for this year and a waiting list for loans granted for 2017, but this wouldn’t be a first.“This is not new to the agency,” Mauer said. “When we run out of money nationally to support our loan making, then we have to wait until somebody appropriates more money.”FSA’s fiscal year still has some time left in it as it runs until the end of September.Despite the possibility of funds not being available at their usual times, Mauer said that doesn’t mean that they won’t be accepting applications from farmers looking for loans. Local FSA offices will still have the ability to approve loans, but they may not be able to fund them until more money is made available.last_img read more