KXEO Sports Report 9/21/2023 – KXEO

The Kansas City Chiefs are just a couple of days away from their Week 3 match up with the Chicago Bears. Head coach Andy Reid announced five players who are battling injuries yesterday (Wednesday). The collection of players includes running back Isiah Pacheco, receivers Richie James and Kadarius Toney, as well as linebackers Nick Bolton…

Meet Bihar’s Crorepati Sabziwala: Kaushlendra Kumar’s Journey – IIM Passout Decided To Start Vegetable Business, Then Miracles Happened | India News | Zee News

Kaushalendra Kumar proudly embraces his Bihari identity as the core of his being, making him an inspirational icon for Bihar’s startup ecosystem. Hailing from the scenic district of Nalanda in Bihar, Kaushalendra’s journey began at a Navodaya Vidyalaya, where he laid the foundation for his remarkable future. Upon completing his school education, he pursued agricultural engineering in the vibrant state of Gujarat. Though his heart yearned for an admission to the prestigious IIT, fate had other plans, and he couldn’t crack the entrance exam. Undeterred by this setback, Kaushalendra set his sights on the next challenge – a Master’s in Business Administration from the prestigious IIM Ahmedabad, where he earned a coveted gold medal.

Choosing a Different Path

Rather than succumbing to the allure of a corporate job, Kaushalendra took a path less traveled and decided to return to his roots in Bihar. Fuelled by a passionate vision, he embarked on a mission to bridge the gap between vegetable vendors and the market. Through his entrepreneurial venture, he brought this vision to life, and today, his company boasts an impressive multi-million-dollar turnover.

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Empowering Rural India with Hope and Aspirations

Kaushalendra, like every bright-eyed child from rural India, faced numerous challenges on his path to success. His unwavering determination and refusal to accept defeat fueled his resolve to make a difference. Witnessing the lack of respect and recognition that Bihar and its people received outside their home state, Kaushalendra was resolute in changing this perception.

From Agriculture to Agri-Startup

Following his studies in agricultural engineering, Kaushalendra commenced his professional journey in Junagadh, Gujarat. Subsequently, he received an offer to work as an irrigation system designer at an Israeli MNC. Driven by self-reliance and ingenuity, he completed the project ahead of schedule without seeking much external assistance. Impressed by his competence, his superiors relocated him to a small village in Andhra Pradesh, where a project was progressing at a sluggish pace.

Turning Failure into a Turning Point

Though Kaushalendra achieved academic excellence, the inability to crack the IIT entrance exam left his father disheartened, especially when a friend’s son secured admission to the prestigious institute. Nevertheless, Kaushalendra firmly believes that his failure to crack the IIT exam was serendipitous, leading him towards the opportunities meant for his unique journey.

Taking a Leap of Faith and Founding a Company

Unsatisfied with his job and seeking positive change, Kaushalendra hired a young Muslim boy with limited knowledge of Telugu, paying him an equal salary to serve as an interpreter. Fearlessly relying on his own intellect, he revamped the entire project without seeking external technical assistance. While some seniors were skeptical, Kaushalendra proved his mettle and overcame all challenges. When his request for a promotion at his original office was denied, he chose to resign without fear, taking the first step towards transforming his life.

Founding a Company with His Brother

In 2008, alongside his brother, Kaushalendra established “Kaushalya Foundation,” a company that facilitated connections between vegetable vendors in a retail chain. The company also focused on maintaining high-quality services for its partners. Though farmers initially had reservations, Kaushalendra’s unwavering efforts and dedication earned their trust. Today, his company enjoys a multi-million-dollar turnover and continues to thrive.

Kaushalendra’s extraordinary journey from a humble village in Bihar to becoming an IIM gold medalist and a successful entrepreneur is a testament to the power of determination and hard work. Beyond creating a flourishing business, he has empowered rural India by inspiring hope and aspirations in countless others.

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Swank Farms Experience opens Oct. 1 with HopTober Fest

As the days become shorter, trees start to change their colors and the crisp of fall appears in the morning air, that means many San Benito County residents’ favorite seasonal pastimes are on the horizon. That includes the many events, activities and farmstand shopping opportunities on tap at Swank Farms just northeast of Hollister.

Swank Farms, which offers the autumnal Swank Farms Experience, will open to visitors on Oct. 1, kicking off the season with HopTober Fest—a celebration of craft beers featuring local breweries, live music and all the farm’s family-friendly games and activities. 

Dick Swank, owner of Swank Farms, said this year’s fall experience at the 4751 Pacheco Pass Highway venue plans to offer visitors an increasing variety of activities. On a recent tour of the farm, Swank pointed out the corn maze—with a new design this year—as well as the you-pick sunflower garden, pumpkin patch, goat pen (where younger visitors can go “fishing for goats”), cow train and a variety of kids’ activities, including Slide Mountain and two giant jumping pillows. 

New at Swank Farms Experience this year is a Trial of Lights toward the rear of the property, a nighttime excursion that will include family-friendly frights as Halloween approaches. 

“The goal is to have a really fun experience,” Swank said. 

Parents will have plenty of things to do as well, from live music throughout the season, to photo opportunities and local food and beverages, Swank explained. 

Swank has owned and operated Swank Farms for about 24 years—much of that time with his late wife, Bonnie, who designed the farm’s new barn that serves as an event center and gathering spot for visitors. 

“Fishing for goats” is one of many activities at the Swank Farm Experience on Pacheco Pass Highway during the fall season. Photo: Michael Moore

For HopTober Fest, patrons will be able to purchase tasting tickets that give them an opportunity to sample from a variety of beers crafted by local brewers—including Swank Farms’ own beverages.  

In addition to the fall season experience, Swank Farms continues to grow and sell produce year-round on just over 100 acres, according to the farm’s website. They sell their produce at a seasonal open-air market and farmers markets throughout the Bay Area and Central Coast. 

The venue also hosts weddings and other events throughout the year. 

“It’s been fun. The community has really supported us, and we appreciate it,” Dick Swank said. 

Swank Farms Experience is open 10am-10pm on weekends and other select days through the end of October, starting Oct. 1. Tickets are available at the farm and on the Swank Farms website, . 

Dick Swank walks through Swank Farms’ pumpkin patch to observe how the crop is coming along before the farm opens to visitors on Oct. 1.
Photo: Michael Moore

Fantasy football superflex rankings 2023: Week 4 QB, RB, WR, TE – ESPN

13. Joe Burrow, Bengals (QB8): Still looks compromised, but how can a fantasy manager sit him?

14. Anthony Richardson, Colts (QB9): Concussion cost him Week 3, but he says he will play this week.

15. Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals (WR4)

16. Travis Kelce, Chiefs (TE1)

17. Keenan Allen, Chargers (WR5): With Mike Williams (knee) out for the season, expect more targets, and defensive attention.

18. Stefon Diggs, Bills (WR6)

19. Bijan Robinson, Falcons (RB3): Nary a rushing touchdown so far, but they are coming. Lots of them are coming.

20. Tony Pollard, Cowboys (RB4): Leads all running backs with 74 touches.

21. Travis Etienne Jr., Jaguars (RB5)

22. Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars (QB10): Perhaps another trip to London will get this offense back on track.

23. Russell Wilson, Broncos (QB11): Perhaps you want to ignore him, but Broncos visit the Bears this week!

24. Justin Fields, Bears (QB12): Um, did you see the Broncos allow 70 points? Something has to give in this matchup.

25. Deebo Samuel, 49ers (WR7)

26. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Lions (WR8)

27. Geno Smith, Seahawks (QB13)

28. Brock Purdy, 49ers (QB14): Purdy tossed three touchdown passes against Cardinals late last season.

29. Daniel Jones, Giants (QB15): Doesn’t have to face 49ers D this week. Good time to invest.

30. Deshaun Watson, Browns (QB16)

31. Jordan Love, Packers (QB17): Only one QB who has started all three games has fewer completions (Ryan Tannehill).

32. Jimmy Garoppolo, Raiders (QB18): Concussion is reminder that Garoppolo is not the most durable fellow.

33. Derrick Henry, Titans (RB6): Have to assume he bounces back from terrible Week 3 outing. Do not panic yet.

34. Kyren Williams, Rams (RB7)

35. Jahmyr Gibbs, Lions (RB8)

36. Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins (WR9): Concussion cost him Week 3 as well, but Dolphins expect him to return this week.

37. A.J. Brown, Eagles (WR10): No complaints about his targets after Monday night.

38. Chris Olave, Saints (WR11)

39. DeVonta Smith, Eagles (WR12)

40. Kenny Pickett, Steelers (QB19)

41. Dak Prescott, Cowboys (QB20): Only one interception so far, but this does not look like the standout 2021 version of Prescott.

42. Matthew Stafford, Rams (QB21)

43. Josh Jacobs, Raiders (RB9): He’s getting all the volume, but not much else. He’s had fun versus Chargers before, though.

44. Kenneth Walker III, Seahawks (RB10)

45. Aaron Jones, Packers (RB11): Hamstring injury has cost him a pair of games, but this week looks better, even on Thursday night.

46. Puka Nacua, Rams (WR13): Fantasy managers disappointed he saw only seven targets on Monday.

47. DK Metcalf, Seahawks (WR14)

48. Alexander Mattison, Vikings (RB12): Looked solid in Week 3, so perhaps he keeps most of the volume, even with Cam Akers aboard.

49. Miles Sanders, Panthers (RB13)

50. C.J. Stroud, Texans (QB22): Averaging better than 300 passing yards per week, and still no interceptions.

51. Jared Goff, Lions (QB23)

52. Bryce Young, Panthers (QB24)

53. Sam Howell, Commanders (QB25)

54. Jameis Winston, Saints (QB26): Likely fill-in while Derek Carr (shoulder) heals up, and certainly not lacking in receiving options.

55. Tee Higgins, Bengals (WR15): One good game, two rough ones. He may be slipping out of WR2 status.

56. CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys (WR16): No need to worry yet. Touchdowns should be there soon.

57. Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers (WR17)

58. Calvin Ridley, Jaguars (WR18): So many players facing former teams this week, and Ridley should be motivated.

59. Michael Pittman Jr., Colts (WR19)

60. Amari Cooper, Browns (WR20)

61. T.J. Hockenson, Vikings (TE2): Only seven players, regardless of position, have more receptions.

62. Mike Evans, Buccaneers (WR21): Touchdowns in each game so far, and it’s not exactly Tom Brady at quarterback.

63. Ryan Tannehill, Titans (QB27): Titans have to consider a QB change if Tannehill can’t play better.

64. Mac Jones, Patriots (QB28)

65. Baker Mayfield, Buccaneers (QB29)

66. Desmond Ridder, Falcons (QB30)

67. Joe Mixon, Bengals (RB14)

68. James Cook, Bills (RB15): Third in rushing yards, and he’s catching passes, but will touchdowns be a problem?

69. Raheem Mostert, Dolphins (RB16): Keep expectations in check since the Bills play far better defense than the Broncos.

70. Mark Andrews, Ravens (TE3)

71. Garrett Wilson, Jets (WR22): Overcame poor quarterback play last season, so do not give up on him yet.

72. Courtland Sutton, Broncos (WR23): Can reasonably ask which Broncos WR is the preferred one at this point.

73. Jerry Jeudy, Broncos (WR24)

74. Jakobi Meyers, Raiders (WR25)

75. Alvin Kamara, Saints (RB17): Suspension over, and we remind you Kamara has averaged 71 receptions in his six seasons.

76. James Conner, Cardinals (RB18): Downgrade in QB has clearly not hurt Conner’s effectiveness.

77. Zack Moss, Colts (RB19): Running great, will start again this week, but Jonathan Taylor should play soon.

78. Isiah Pacheco, Chiefs (RB20)

79. D’Andre Swift, Eagles (RB21): Perhaps Eagles really will let Swift get most of the touches while he is thriving.

80. Joshua Dobbs, Cardinals (QB31)

81. Zach Wilson, Jets (QB32)

82. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks (WR26)

83. DJ Moore, Bears (WR27): Touchdown catches at the end of blowout losses still count for the same points.

84. George Pickens, Steelers (WR28): Modest production so far, but you know the best is pending.

85. Nico Collins, Texans (WR29)

86. Elijah Moore, Browns (WR30): Same number of targets as Amari Cooper so far.

87. Zay Flowers, Ravens (WR31): Only 10 players have more than his 21 receptions.

88. DeAndre Hopkins, Titans (WR32)

89. Brian Robinson Jr., Commanders (RB22)

90. Javonte Williams, Broncos (RB23)

91. Jerome Ford, Browns (RB24): Three touchdowns in two weeks, but he has left the door open for a timeshare.

92. Dameon Pierce, Texans (RB25)

93. Najee Harris, Steelers (RB26): The targets and receptions are not there, so this is not whom we expected.

94. Khalil Herbert, Bears (RB27)

95. Rhamondre Stevenson, Patriots (RB28): Certainly has not looked like the 2022 version so far. Already slipped from RB2 status.

96. Rachaad White, Buccaneers (RB29)

97. De’Von Achane, Dolphins (RB30): Quiet the first two weeks, and now he is a superstar everyone covets. Interesting week ahead.

98. Terry McLaurin, Commanders (WR33)

99. Adam Thielen, Panthers (WR34): Another player looking to make a point versus his former team.

100. Christian Kirk, Jaguars (WR35)

101. Chris Godwin, Buccaneers (WR36)

102. Gabe Davis, Bills (WR37)

103. Marquise Brown, Cardinals (WR38)

104. George Kittle, 49ers (TE4)

105. Sam LaPorta, Lions (TE5): Yeah, it did not take long for this rookie to become a top fantasy option at his position.

106. Darren Waller, Giants (TE6)

107. Evan Engram, Jaguars (TE7): No Jaguar has more receptions, and no Jaguar has more receiving yards. Interesting.

108. Tank Dell, Texans (WR39)

109. Tutu Atwell, Rams (WR40)

110. Christian Watson, Packers (WR41)

111. Joshua Palmer, Chargers (WR42): Easy to forget he caught 72 passes last season, and now he moves up depth chart.

112. Jordan Addison, Vikings (WR43)

113. Ezekiel Elliott, Patriots (RB31): Seems like the type of fellow who would love to embarrass his former team.

114. Matt Breida, Giants (RB32): Someone has to run the ball until Saquon Barkley returns.

115. Zay Jones, Jaguars (WR44)

116. Kendrick Bourne, Patriots (WR45)

117. Drake London, Falcons (WR46)

118. Michael Thomas, Saints (WR47)

119. Jayden Reed, Packers (WR48)

120. Josh Downs, Colts (WR49)

121. Jahan Dotson, Commanders (WR50)

122. Roschon Johnson, Bears (RB33)

123. Tyler Allgeier, Falcons (RB34)

124. Breece Hall, Jets (RB35)

125. Jaylen Warren, Steelers (RB36)

126. Kenneth Gainwell, Eagles (RB37)

127. AJ Dillon, Packers (RB38)

128. Joshua Kelley, Chargers (RB39)

129. Justice Hill, Ravens (RB40)

130. DJ Chark Jr., Panthers (WR51)

131. Calvin Austin III, Steelers (WR52)

132. DeVante Parker, Patriots (WR53)

133. Darius Slayton, Giants (WR54)

134. Brandin Cooks, Cowboys (WR55)

135. Romeo Doubs, Packers (WR56)

136. Dallas Goedert, Eagles (TE8)

137. Pat Freiermuth, Steelers (TE9)

138. Kyle Pitts, Falcons (TE10)

139. Kareem Hunt, Browns (RB41)

140. Gary Brightwell, Giants (RB42)

141. Samaje Perine, Broncos (RB43)

142. Tyjae Spears, Titans (RB44)

143. Dalvin Cook, Jets (RB45)

144. Devin Singletary, Texans (RB46)

145. Gus Edwards, Ravens (RB47)

146. Jerick McKinnon, Chiefs (RB48)

147. Van Jefferson, Rams (WR57)

148. Robert Woods, Texans (WR58)

149. Treylon Burks, Titans (WR59)

PREVIEW: Winterhawks at Rockets 9/23/23

Portland Winterhawks at Kelowna Rockets

Date | Time  Sat., Sept. 23, 2023 | 7:05 pm
Video Stream CHL TV
Radio  104.7 The Lizard + Rocket Fan App
Live Stats WHL Box Score
Live Updates @Kelowna_Rockets on X (formally Twitter)


The Kelowna Rockets will kick off their 2023-24 regular season on Saturday night when they host the Portland Winterhawks at Prospera Place at 7:05 pm. It’s the fourth time that the Rockets have opened their season against the Winterhawks since relocating to Kelowna in 1995.

“I think we’ve seen some excitement from our young players during the preseason,” said Rockets president and general manager Bruce Hamilton about his team’s training camp and pre-season. “I thought Kykkanen was very good for us. Hiroki Gojsic and Tij Iginla have some real upside that’s going to be exciting once we have more of our veteran players back in the lineup with them.

“I’m excited about our team, it will be nice to get our guys back who are away, in particular Andrew Cristall. It’s disappointing in the sense that they’re not here for the home opener, but I would think next week we will have everyone back.”

In addition to it being the home opener, prior to puck drop the Rockets will be honoring the Kelowna RCMP, the Fire Chiefs from West Kelowna, Wilson’s Landing, North Westside, Lake Country and the Kelowna Fire Department for all of their hard work during the recent wildfires in a special on-ice ceremony before the home opener this Saturday.

Saturday’s contest is the lone game of the weekend for the Rockets, they’ll then be off until Saturday, September 30th when they’ll host the Western Hockey League’s newest team, the Wenatchee Wild.

Meanwhile, the Winterhawks will open their season on the road Friday night against the Wild.


Single-game tickets for all Rockets games are on sale at Select Your Tickets.

Tickets for Rockets games are only available at Select Your Tickets, they are the official provider of Rockets tickets. To view pricing and a seating map please click here.

Tickets can be purchased:

  • By calling Select Your Tickets at 250-762-5050
  • Or by visiting the Select Your Tickets box office at the Prospera Place box office. The box office is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and opens at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday home game days.


Earlier this week the Rockets set their roster for opening night, which features fourteen forwards, eight defencemen and two goaltenders. To view the roster please click here.

  • Max Graham, Tij Iginla, Ty Hurley, Michael Cicek, Trae Johnson, Hiroki Gojsic, Landon Cowper, Ethan Mittelsteadt and Jake Pilon were all acquired via trade
  • Marek Rocak is the lone European player on the roster currently, he was selected 43rd overall in the first round of the 2022 CHL Import Draft
  • Jackson Gillespie is the only 16-year-old on the roster, he was picked 17th overall in the 2022 U.S. Priority Draft
  • Dylan Wightman was listed by Kelowna

Andrew Cristall (WSH), Jari Kykkanen (CAL) and Jackson DeSouza (DET) will be unavailable to the Rockets this weekend as they’re attending NHL camps.

With Kykkanen still away, the Rockets have recalled 2007-born Nathan Kam as an affiliate – he will wear Jari’s 30 for the game. It’s expected that 2006-born Jake Pilon will be in net for Kelowna this weekend, it will be his first appearance in a WHL regular-season game.

The Rockets will be without defenceman Caden Price who is out week-to-week with a lower-body injury and forward Marcus Pacheco who is out two-to-four weeks with a lower-body injury. The Rockets injury report is updated weekly and can be viewed here.


As a 20-year-old import player, Gabriel Szturc has a few options of where he can play this season. He could play professionally in Europe or sign in the American Hockey League, he could also be assigned to Kelowna to spend his overage season with the Rockets.

Szturc was invited as an undrafted free agent to play for the Tampa Bay Lightning in their rookie tournament, he has since been invited to their main camp.



Radio broadcast

Rockets games will be broadcast on 104.7 FM the Lizard this season with Regan Bartel calling all of the action.

Don’t forget to download the RocketFAN app and visit  for more exclusive Rockets content from Pattison. Fans can stream the radio broadcast of all Rockets games on the app.

Click here to download RocketFAN on Google Play

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Online video stream

All Rockets games will be available on WHL Live.  WHL Live on is available to fans anywhere in the world, providing high-quality streaming of WHL games on Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV platforms, via mobile with iOS and Android, and on web using Safari or Google Chrome web browsers. Visit  for complete details and subscription options.

ONLINE 50/50

The Kelowna Rockets online 50/50 is back for the 2022-23 season!

The online 50/50 will give fans in Rockets fans located in British Columbia and those who are attending the game the chance to win during every Rockets home game this season. The 50/50 will also raise important dollars for the Kelowna Minor Hockey Association.

Tickets will be available for purchase on all game days starting at 9 a.m. PT and end at the start of the third period on the same day.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the online 50/50 and purchase tickets.


Printed lineup sheets will not be available at games this season, they can be accessed online by visiting the game day program.

The Game Day Program will be available in the same spot, it comes complete with game notes, stats, team rosters and entry forms for the Rockets intermission contests.

The sheet and program will be uploaded by 3:00 p.m. on game days

Six and twelve game Mini Packs for the Kelowna Rockets season are now on sale through Select Your Tickets. To learn how to save on walk-up tickets and use the flexibility of a Mini Pack click here

NFL Week 3 injury reports: Joe Burrow questionable for Bengals; Austin Ekeler, Jaylen Waddle ruled out – CBSSports.com

It’s starting to feel like this season, more than any in recent memory, has an unusually large number of injuries, specifically to big-name players. As we head into Week 3, we have already seen New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb and Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins have their seasons ended early. 

Other star players, including Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, are currently dealing with injuries that may impact their availability for Week 3 and beyond. A pair of rookie quarterbacks also won’t take the field, as the Colts’ Anthony Richardson and  Panthers’ Bryce Young will also be out for Sunday, as will Chargers running back Austin Ekeler and Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle.

Here’s a full look at each team’s final injury report for Week 3:  

Falcons at Lions

The Falcons appear to have Okudah returning this week, as he was listed as questionable but was a full participant in Friday’s practice. He’s prepared to make his season debut Sunday. Patterson is a limited participant Friday, so he appears to be a game-time decision. Troy Andersen was cleared from concussion protocol, so no injury designation for the linebacker.

The Lions have a bunch of players out, but St. Brown was a full participant in Friday’s practice. He should be good to go for Sunday. Reynolds was also a full participant. With Montgomery out, Jahmyr Gibbs and Craig Reynolds are expected to carry the load at running back. The Lions will also have two starting linemen out. 

Chargers at Vikings

No Ekeler this week for the Chargers, as he missed Friday’s practice and was ruled out for Sunday. Joshua Kelley will get the start at running back again. Bosa was limited Friday, so he’ll be a game-time decision. Henley and Rumph were full participants. 

Davenport will miss Sunday’s game after leaving in Week 2 with an ankle injury after four snaps. Bradbury missed the Week 2 loss to the Eagles, but has a chance to play this week. Tackle Christian Darrisaw (ankle), linebacker Jordan Hicks (shin) and safety Josh Metellus (shoulder) did not receive injury designations. 

Saints at Packers

No Kendre Miller on the injury report, so the Saints will be relying on him to carry the workload at running back without Williams, who was placed on IR. Adebo was added to the injury report Friday and did not practice, so his status is uncertain for Sunday. 

The Packers are typically cautious with injuries, which makes the statuses of Jones and Watson uncertain for this week. Both players were limited Friday and are expected to be game-time decisions again. A.J. Dillon would be the No. 1 running back and rookie Jayden Reed would get more snaps at wide receiver if Jones and Watson are out again. 

Texans at Jaguars 

Tunsil did not travel with the team to Jacksonville and has since been downgraded to out after initially being listed by the Texans as questionable. Stingley has also since been placed on injured reserve.

All the Jaguars players who are questionable were limited in Friday’s practice. With Jones out, more targets could be coming Calvin Ridley’s and Christian Kirk’s way. Same with Evan Engram. 

Broncos at Dolphins

Frank Clark and Justin Simmons are officially out after not practicing all week. Mike Purcell was upgraded from a non-participant to a limited participant.

After initially listing him as question, the Dolphins have since downgraded wideout Jaylen Waddle for Sunday’s matchup against Denver due to a concussion. In a corresponding move, the team elevated Robbie Chosen from the practice squad. 

Titans at Browns

DeAndre Hopkins was a full participant on Wednesday, a limited participant on Thursday and did not practice on Friday. 

The Browns only have one player out on Sunday and James Huds

Bills at Commanders

No injuries for the Bills. Everyone is fully healthy and was a full participant in practice Friday. 

Thomas didn’t clear concussion protocol after his scary hit from Kareem Jackson last week, so he’ll be out for Sunday. John Bates and Cole Turner are the tight ends on the depth chart. On Saturday, the Commanders upgraded the statuses of both wideout Curtis Samuel (illness) and safety Kam Curl (illness) after initially being listed as questionable on Friday. Now, they carry no designation and will play in Week 3.

Colts at Ravens

Richardson is out for Sunday’s game after not practicing Friday, remaining in concussion protocol. Gardner Minshew will get the start on Sunday, as he practiced with the first team leading up to the game. Kelly, the team’s starting center, is also in concussion protocol and is out for Sunday. Wesley French is listed as the team’s backup center. Nelson was a full participant Friday while Moore was limited, so Moore’s status will be worth watching Sunday. 

The Ravens have seven (yes, seven) starters out for Sunday’s clash with the Colts. With Hill out, expect more carries for Gus Edwards, with Melvin Gordon getting a practice squad call up. Zay Flowers, Rashod Bateman and Nelson Agholor will receiver more targets with Beckham unavailable. Rock Ya-Sin and Daryl Worley are on the second team behind Humphrey and Williams in the secondary. 

Patriots at Jets

New England downgraded Jonathan Jones and Sidy Sow on Saturday after they were both limited during Friday’s practice. DeVante Parker and Trent Brown have been removed from the injury report, so they’ll play Sunday. 

The Jets downgraded Duane Brown from questionable to out on Saturday after the left tackle was unable to practice throughout the week. Now, Zach Wilson will be without his starting blindside tackle as he takes on New England’s pass rush. Meanwhile, John Franklin-Myers and Greg Zuerlein were both full participants during Friday’s practice. 

Panthers at Seahawks 

Panthers rookie quarterback Bryce Young will not play in Week 3 due to an ankle injury. That means Andy Dalton will get the start at quarterback. Houston was a full participant Friday, so it’s likely he plays against Seattle. Brian Burns (ankle) and Miles Sanders (pectoral) were full participants Friday and not given an injury designation.

Bears at Chiefs

The Bears’ biggest status on the injury report was Darnell Mooney (knee), who was not given an injury designation. Jackson did not practice all week, so his status will likely be finalized in Saturday’s walkthrough. 

Isiah Pacheco and Kadarius Toney were limited on Friday after both being non-participants on Wednesday. Toney did not practice on Thursday, while the running back was limited that day as well.

Cowboys at Cardinals

Diggs will be placed on injured reserve soon, as he’s out for the season with a knee injury (ACL). The Cowboys had a walkthrough on Friday, so this practice report is an estimation. Martin has not practiced all week, so he’ll be a game-time decision for Sunday. No Brandon Cooks on the injury report for the Cowboys. On Saturday, the club did add tackle Tyron Smith to the injury report listing him as questionable with a knee injury.

Fotu has been limited in practice all week, so his status will be determined on Sunday. Kevin Strong is the backup nose tackle if Fotu has to miss the Cowboys tilt. Watkins and Woods also start for Arizona, so the Cardinals will be down a pass rusher and off-ball linebacker this week. Krys Branes is projected to get the nod to start for Woods. 

Steelers at Raiders

The Steelers are thin at wide receiver with Olszewski out and Diontae Johnson on injured reserve, so George Pickens and Allen Robinson will have to step up in their absence. Tight end Pat Freiermuth is expected to see more targets as well. 

Wilson is the only one with a game designation for Sunday for the Raiders. Wilson did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday and was limited on Friday.

Eagles at Buccaneers: Monday night

Philadelphia ruled out Quez Watkins after he was unable to practice on Saturday. Running back Boston Scott was a limited participant during the final practice of the week, but likely did not clear concussion protocol, which has him sidelined for Week 3. Terrell Edmunds, who was dealing with an illness, was back at practice as a full participant and carries no designation.

On the Buccaneers side, Tampa Bay ruled out Dennis and Kancey after neither was able to practice throughout the week. White, who appeared on the injury report midweek with a groin injury, was limited again on Saturday.

Rams at Bengals: Monday night

Puka Nacua is the only player listed on Los Angeles’ final injury report. While the breakout receiver is listed as questionable, head coach Sean McVay told reporters on Saturday that he is expected to play on Monday night.

Quarterback Joe Burrow is the biggest question mark heading into Monday night. He is officially listed as questionable and the Bengals have added multiple quarterbacks to their practice squad as insurance. If Burrow, who was limited on Friday and Saturday, does not play, Jake Browning would get the starting nod. 

Revolutionizing Water Management in Farming: The Role of Agricultural Consultants

The world faces significant challenges when it comes to water management in agriculture. With increasing demands, water scarcity, and the need for improved efficiency, finding innovative solutions is crucial. Agricultural consultants play a pivotal role in revolutionizing water management practices on farms. These experts bring their knowledge and expertise to optimize crop production, enhance farm management techniques, and improve water efficiency. In this article, we will explore the role of agricultural consultants in transforming water management in farming and the advancements they bring to the table. Additionally, we will highlight the benefits of efficient water management and the potential for collaboration between agricultural consultants and regulatory bodies. Let’s dive in and discover how these experts are changing the game for the betterment of agriculture and the environment.

Global Water Challenges in Agriculture

Water is an essential resource for agriculture, playing a critical role in crop production and food security. However, the global agricultural sector faces several challenges in regard to water scarcity, water use efficiency, and increasing demands. Let’s delve into each of these challenges and understand their implications.

Water Scarcity

Water scarcity is a pressing issue that affects agricultural practices worldwide. Here are some key points to consider:

  • Agriculture accounts for a staggering 70% of global freshwater withdrawals[1]. This highlights the heavy reliance on water resources for irrigation and other farming activities.
  • Intensive groundwater pumping for irrigation has led to the depletion of water sources in many regions[2]. This unsustainable practice exacerbates water scarcity and poses a threat to long-term agricultural sustainability.

Water Use Efficiency

Efficient use of water is crucial to optimize agricultural productivity while minimizing water wastage. Unfortunately, water use efficiency in agriculture remains below satisfactory levels in several countries. Consider the following facts:

  • In many countries, water use efficiency in agriculture is below 50%[3]. This means that a significant portion of the water used for irrigation does not reach the intended plants, leading to unnecessary water loss.
  • Improving water use efficiency through techniques such as drip irrigation, precision farming, and proper water management can help conserve water resources and increase agricultural productivity.

Increasing Demands

The demand for agricultural products is on the rise due to population growth, urbanization, and changing dietary patterns. Meeting these demands poses significant challenges to the already strained water resources. Consider the following points:

  • To meet future food demands, it is often necessary to develop groundwater resources for irrigation purposes. However, this practice must be balanced with sustainable management to prevent overexploitation of water sources[4].
  • In the United States, irrigation alone accounts for a staggering 42% of water use[5]. As water demands continue to increase, finding innovative methods to manage water resources efficiently is crucial.

In conclusion, addressing the global water challenges in agriculture requires a multi-faceted approach. Promoting sustainable water use practices, implementing efficient irrigation techniques, and managing water resources responsibly are some of the key steps towards ensuring the long-term viability of agriculture while safeguarding our water supplies.

[1] Source 1: FAO Water

[2] Source 2: World Wildlife Fund

[3] Source 3: FAO Water

[4] Source 4: United States Geological Survey

[5] Source 5: United States Geological Survey

Innovative Solutions for Water Management

Water scarcity is a global concern, and efficient water management has become an imminent necessity. Fortunately, there are innovative solutions available that can help tackle this issue effectively. Two of these cutting-edge solutions are drip irrigation and automated control technology in irrigation systems. Let’s explore how these advancements can revolutionize water management and contribute to sustainable practices.

Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation is a modern technique that delivers water directly to the plant roots in a slow and precise manner. This method uses a network of tubes or pipes with emitters that release water droplets right at the base of the plants. Unlike traditional irrigation techniques that spray water over a large area, drip irrigation focuses on targeted watering, thereby minimizing water wastage.

Here are some key benefits of drip irrigation:

  • Water Efficiency: Drip irrigation can reduce water use by up to 40% compared to conventional sprinkler systems. By delivering water directly to the plant roots, it minimizes evaporation and runoff, ensuring that every drop counts.
  • Improved Plant Health: With precise water delivery, plants receive the right amount of moisture they need, enhancing their growth and overall health. This technique also reduces the risk of foliage diseases caused by excess moisture on the leaves.
  • Weed Control: By minimizing water distribution to the areas between the plants, drip irrigation helps suppress weed growth. It ensures that water only reaches the plants, reducing competition for resources and allowing for more effective weed control methods.

Automated Control Technology

Automated control technology is another game-changer in water management. These advanced systems utilize sensors and real-time data to optimize irrigation practices, maximizing efficiency and minimizing water waste. Here’s how automated control technology can revolutionize water management:

  • Precise Watering: By monitoring soil moisture levels, weather conditions, and plant needs, automated control technology ensures that water is delivered precisely when and where it’s needed. This intelligent system adjusts watering schedules and durations based on real-time data, optimizing water usage without compromising plant health.
  • Water Conservation: The use of automated control technology significantly reduces water waste. By automatically shutting off irrigation systems during rain events or when soil moisture is sufficient, it prevents overwatering and conserves this precious resource.
  • Remote Monitoring and Control: These systems can be accessed and controlled remotely through smartphones or computers. This feature offers convenience to farmers or landscape managers, allowing them to monitor the irrigation system’s performance and make adjustments anytime, anywhere.

Incorporating innovative solutions like drip irrigation and automated control technology in water management practices can have a profound impact on water conservation efforts. By reducing water waste and improving efficiency, these advancements contribute to a sustainable future. It’s time to embrace these technologies and work towards a more water-conscious world.

The Role of Agricultural Consultants


When it comes to the world of agriculture, there are countless factors that influence the success of a farm. From weather conditions to soil health to resource management, farmers have to navigate a multitude of challenges.

This is where agricultural consultants come in. These professionals, armed with specialized knowledge and expertise, play a crucial role in helping farmers optimize their crop production, improve overall farm management, and enhance water efficiency. Let’s take a closer look at the invaluable contributions of agricultural consultants in these areas.

Optimizing Crop Production

Agricultural consultants are well-versed in the intricacies of crop production. They understand the unique requirements of different crops and can provide tailored advice to maximize yields. Here’s how they contribute to optimizing crop production:

  • Crop Management: Agricultural consultants offer guidance on various aspects of crop management, such as selecting the right varieties for specific growing conditions, implementing effective pest and disease management strategies, and ensuring proper fertilization and irrigation practices.
  • Soil Health: Consultants assess soil health by conducting thorough soil tests and analyses. Based on the results, they recommend appropriate soil amendments and practices to enhance fertility, minimize erosion, and improve overall soil structure.
  • Resource Conservation: Recognizing the importance of sustainable agriculture, agricultural consultants advise farmers on conservation practices. This includes strategies to minimize water usage, prevent nutrient runoff, and promote biodiversity on the farm.

Improving Farm Management

Efficient farm management is essential for the success and profitability of any agricultural operation. Agricultural consultants offer valuable insights and recommendations to help farmers improve their management practices. Here’s how they contribute:

  • Land Optimization: Consultants assist farmers in maximizing their land’s productivity. They analyze factors like soil type, topography, and drainage patterns to develop customized crop rotation plans, implement precision agriculture techniques, and optimize field layouts for efficient machinery use.
  • Energy Efficiency: Agricultural consultants help farmers identify energy-saving opportunities, such as adopting energy-efficient equipment, implementing renewable energy solutions like solar power, and optimizing energy consumption during various farm processes.
  • Business Planning and Risk Management: Consultants support farmers in developing long-term business plans and risk management strategies. They analyze market trends, evaluate financial performance, and identify opportunities for diversification, ensuring a sustainable and resilient business model.

Enhancing Water Efficiency

Water scarcity is a global concern, particularly in agriculture, where water is a precious resource. Agricultural consultants play a vital role in helping farmers enhance water efficiency on their farms. Here’s how they contribute:

  • Irrigation Systems: Consultants evaluate existing irrigation systems and recommend improvements to minimize water waste. They assist in the design and implementation of efficient irrigation methods like drip irrigation, precision sprinklers, and automated systems that use sensors to optimize water usage.
  • Water Management: By conducting thorough water assessments, agricultural consultants help farmers determine their optimal water needs based on crop type, climate conditions, and soil moisture. They also advise on water recycling techniques, rainwater harvesting, and optimal water storage practices.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Water regulations can be complex. Agricultural consultants keep abreast of water regulations and assist farmers in understanding and meeting compliance requirements to avoid penalties and ensure sustainable water usage.

In conclusion, agricultural consultants play a crucial role in optimizing crop production, improving farm management, and enhancing water efficiency. Their expertise and guidance help farmers overcome challenges, increase productivity, and contribute to a sustainable agricultural future. With their assistance, farmers can navigate the complex world of agriculture with confidence and make informed decisions for the long-term success of their farms.

Advancements in Water Management

Water management in agriculture has come a long way in recent years, thanks to several advancements. These innovations have not only improved efficiency but also helped in conserving precious water resources. In this article, we will explore some exciting developments in water management that are revolutionizing the farming industry.

Sensor Integration

One of the key advancements in water management is the integration of sensors into irrigation systems. These sensors provide real-time awareness of soil moisture levels and allow farmers to irrigate their fields precisely when and where it is needed. Here are a few key benefits of sensor integration:

  • Efficient Water Usage: By monitoring soil moisture levels, farmers can avoid overwatering their crops, leading to significant water conservation.
  • Prevention of Water Stress: Sensors help farmers identify instances of water stress in their crops, allowing them to take immediate action to prevent yield loss.
  • Cost Savings: By optimizing irrigation schedules, farmers can reduce their water bills and save on energy costs.

Precision Farming

Another exciting development in water management is the adoption of precision farming techniques. Precision farming involves the use of remote sensing technologies and advanced equipment to monitor and manage agricultural practices with precision. Here’s how precision farming is contributing to improved water management:

  • Mapping and Analysis: With remote sensing technologies like satellite imagery and drones, farmers can accurately map their fields and assess crop health, water stress, and nutrient requirements.
  • Variable Rate Irrigation: Precision farming enables farmers to apply water and nutrients precisely where they are needed, based on the specific requirements of different areas within the field. This reduces water wastage and promotes optimal plant growth.
  • Automated Systems: Advanced irrigation systems equipped with precision farming technologies can automatically adjust water application based on real-time data, ensuring that crops receive the right amount of water at the right time.

Data Analytics

Data analytics is playing a crucial role in optimizing water management practices in agriculture. By collecting and analyzing data from various sources, farmers can make informed decisions to enhance water efficiency. Here’s how data analytics is making a difference:

  • Weather Pattern Analysis: By analyzing historical weather data, farmers can gain insights into seasonal rainfall patterns and adjust their irrigation schedules accordingly.
  • Crop Water Requirement Prediction: Data analytics helps farmers predict the water requirements of different crops at different growth stages, allowing them to plan irrigation schedules more effectively.
  • Decision Support Systems: Advanced software tools based on data analytics provide farmers with recommendations on irrigation scheduling, optimized water usage, and water resource management.

In conclusion, advancements in sensor integration, precision farming, and data analytics have transformed water management in agriculture. These technologies are empowering farmers to make better irrigation decisions, conserve water, and ensure sustainable agricultural practices. With further research and development, we can expect even more innovative solutions to address water scarcity challenges in the future.

Additional Information:

  • Sensors integrated into irrigation systems provide real-time awareness of soil moisture levels.
  • Precision farming, remote sensing, and data analytics are advancing water management in agriculture.

Benefits of Efficient Water Management

Water is a precious resource that is essential for life and plays a crucial role in agriculture. Efficient water management practices not only contribute to increased crop yields but also have a positive impact on sustainable agriculture and environmental protection. In this section, we will explore the various benefits of implementing efficient water management techniques on farms.

Bridging Yield Gap

One of the primary benefits of proper water management is its ability to bridge the yield gap between different farmers. By ensuring that crops receive the right amount of water at the right time, farmers can optimize their production and achieve better yields. Here are some ways in which efficient water management can help bridge this gap:

  • Improved crop health: Proper irrigation techniques and scheduling ensure that crops receive an adequate water supply, which in turn promotes healthy plant growth and reduces the risk of diseases and pests.
  • Enhanced nutrient uptake: Water management practices such as precision irrigation allow farmers to deliver water and nutrients directly to the plant’s root zone, resulting in better nutrient uptake and utilization by the crops.
  • Reduced water stress: By providing crops with sufficient water supply during critical growth stages, water stress can be minimized, leading to improved crop development and higher yields.

Sustainable Agriculture

Efficient water management also plays a vital role in promoting sustainable agriculture. By using water resources responsibly and optimizing their usage, farmers can minimize their environmental impact and preserve water for future generations. Here are a few ways in which efficient water management contributes to sustainable agriculture:

  • Water conservation: Implementing techniques like drip irrigation, mulching, and rainwater harvesting helps conserve water by reducing evaporation and runoff, ultimately leading to better water use efficiency on farms.
  • Energy savings: Adopting efficient irrigation systems allows farmers to save energy by reducing water pumping requirements, resulting in lower operating costs and reduced carbon emissions.
  • Soil health: Proper water management techniques prevent excessive watering, which can lead to soil erosion and nutrient leaching. By maintaining soil moisture at optimal levels, farmers can preserve soil health and fertility.

Environmental Protection

In addition to its impact on agriculture, efficient water management practices also contribute to environmental protection. Good agricultural practices not only safeguard water resources but also protect biodiversity and maintain the overall ecological balance. Here are some ways in which efficient water management promotes environmental conservation:

  • Preservation of water bodies: Proper irrigation practices help prevent excessive water extraction from rivers, lakes, and groundwater sources, ensuring their long-term sustainability and minimizing the risk of depletion.
  • Protection of aquatic ecosystems: Implementing water management techniques that reduce runoff and leaching of agricultural chemicals helps prevent water pollution, preserving the health and biodiversity of nearby aquatic ecosystems.
  • Conservation of natural habitats: Efficient water management practices minimize the need for expanding agricultural land into natural habitats, reducing deforestation and maintaining ecological balance.

Efficient water management practices have far-reaching benefits in bridging the yield gap, promoting sustainable agriculture, and protecting the environment. By adopting these practices, farmers can optimize their crop yields, reduce environmental impact, and contribute to the long-term sustainability of our agricultural systems.

Expertise of Agricultural Consultants

When it comes to modern agriculture, farmers face a myriad of challenges. From optimizing crop yield to implementing sustainable practices, there are many factors to consider. Fortunately, agricultural consultants are there to provide the expertise and guidance needed to overcome these obstacles.

Agricultural consultants bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. They work closely with farmers, addressing their unique needs and offering customized solutions. Let’s dive deeper into their areas of expertise:

Technical Advice and Support

When farmers encounter issues with pests, diseases, or soil fertility, agricultural consultants step in to provide technical advice and support. These experts have a deep understanding of plant physiology, entomology, and soil science. They conduct thorough assessments and diagnostics to identify the root causes of problems, and then devise effective strategies to mitigate them.

With their knowledge of the latest agricultural technologies, consultants can also advise farmers on the most suitable equipment and machinery to achieve optimal results. They stay updated on the newest advancements in precision farming, crop management, and irrigation systems. By harnessing the power of technology, consultants help farmers improve efficiency and reduce costs.

Design and Implementation

Another crucial aspect of agricultural consulting is the design and implementation of agricultural systems. Consultants collaborate with farmers to create comprehensive plans tailored to their specific land and crops. For example, they assist with the layout and design of irrigation systems, taking into account factors such as water availability, terrain, and crop water requirements.

Additionally, agricultural consultants can provide guidance on farm infrastructure, such as the construction of storage facilities or the optimization of production areas. They consider factors like logistics, safety standards, and environmental regulations to ensure that farms operate efficiently and sustainably.

Climate Change Strategies

In today’s rapidly changing climate, agricultural consultants play a vital role in helping farmers adapt to new conditions and mitigate the impact of climate change. They provide valuable insights and recommendations on sustainable practices that reduce carbon emissions and conserve resources.

Consultants advise on the implementation of climate-smart farming techniques, such as precision agriculture, agroforestry, and conservation agriculture. They also assist in the adoption of renewable energy solutions, like solar panels or wind turbines, to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Furthermore, agricultural consultants help farmers develop contingency plans and risk management strategies to mitigate the potential effects of extreme weather events, such as droughts or floods. By analyzing historical data and climate projections, they help farmers make informed decisions and adapt their practices accordingly.

With their technical expertise and deep understanding of the agricultural industry, agricultural consultants are invaluable partners for farmers. They provide the necessary guidance and support to optimize farming operations, implement sustainable practices, and navigate the challenges of a changing climate.

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Government Regulations and Collaborations

Government regulations play a vital role in ensuring the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of various industries. When it comes to engineering practice, there are specific regulatory boards that administer laws and standards to govern the profession. These regulations are in place to protect not only the professionals but also the general public who benefit from their work.

Regulatory Boards

Regulatory boards are responsible for overseeing the engineering practice and ensuring that engineers adhere to ethical guidelines and standards. These boards set licensing requirements, conduct examinations, and issue licenses to qualified individuals. By doing so, they ensure that only competent and qualified engineers are permitted to practice, thereby safeguarding public health and safety.

In the field of water management and efficiency, there are regulatory boards that specifically focus on regulating and monitoring water-related projects. These boards establish regulations to prevent pollution, ensure sustainable water use, and enforce proper water management practices. They work in collaboration with other government agencies and stakeholders to develop and implement policies that address the complex challenges of water management.

Training Programs and Materials

To enhance water management and efficiency, training programs and materials are developed to equip engineers with the necessary knowledge and skills. These programs focus on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Water conservation techniques: Training programs educate engineers on strategies to minimize water waste, such as the use of efficient irrigation systems, rainwater harvesting, and low-flow fixtures.
  • Technological advancements: Engineers need to stay updated with the latest technological advancements in water management. Training programs provide them with insights into innovative tools, software, and equipment that can improve efficiency and effectiveness in water-related projects.
  • Regulatory compliance: Given the complex nature of water management regulations, training programs help engineers understand and comply with relevant laws and standards. This ensures that their projects meet legal requirements and avoid potential penalties or legal disputes.
  • Collaborative approaches: Collaboration is crucial in addressing water management challenges. Training programs often emphasize the importance of collaboration between different stakeholders, including engineers, government agencies, and community representatives. By fostering collaboration, engineers can develop holistic and sustainable solutions to water-related issues.

Overall, government regulations and collaborations are integral components of achieving effective water management and efficiency. Regulatory boards ensure engineering practices are carried out in adherence to established standards, while training programs empower engineers with the knowledge and skills needed to tackle complex water-related challenges. By working together, engineers and regulatory bodies can make significant strides in promoting sustainable water management for the benefit of communities and the environment.

Additional Information: Regulatory boards administer laws governing engineering practice, while training programs and materials are developed to enhance water management and efficiency.


In conclusion, agricultural consultants play a crucial role in revolutionizing water management in farming. Through their expertise and guidance, they help optimize crop production, improve farm management practices, and enhance water efficiency. Their knowledge and support enable farmers to make informed decisions and implement sustainable irrigation practices, bridging the yield gap and protecting the environment.

With advancements in sensor integration, precision farming, and data analytics, agricultural consultants are able to provide technical advice and support, design and implement effective strategies, and adapt to the challenges posed by climate change. By collaborating with government regulations and participating in training programs, agricultural consultants contribute to the overall goal of efficient water management in agriculture.

To further enhance water management practices, companies like CropWater provide specialized tools and services for agricultural water management, helping farmers and decision-makers optimize irrigation practices and conserve water resources. Explore CropWater’s range of solutions here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the role of agricultural consultants in revolutionizing water management in farming?

    Agricultural consultants play a crucial role in revolutionizing water management in farming. They provide expert advice on efficient irrigation techniques, crop selection, soil moisture monitoring, and implementing sustainable water management systems.

  2. How can agricultural consultants help farmers in improving water conservation practices?

    Agricultural consultants can help farmers improve water conservation practices by conducting water audits, determining irrigation requirements, implementing precision irrigation systems, promoting drip irrigation, and educating farmers about water-saving practices.

  3. What are some common challenges faced by farmers in managing water resources?

    Some common challenges faced by farmers in managing water resources include limited water availability, water quality issues, inefficient irrigation systems, lack of knowledge about water-saving techniques, and unpredictable weather patterns.

  4. How do agricultural consultants assess water usage in farming operations?

    Agricultural consultants assess water usage in farming operations by conducting on-site evaluations, analyzing historical water usage data, monitoring soil moisture levels, and using advanced technologies like remote sensing and data analytics.

  5. Why is it important for farmers to seek guidance from agricultural consultants for water management practices?

    Seeking guidance from agricultural consultants for water management practices is important because they have specialized knowledge and experience in implementing efficient water management strategies. Their expertise can help farmers maximize water efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance sustainability.

Commanders can’t afford to bench fumble-prone RB Antonio Gibson – The Washington Post

Even though it was Gibson’s second fumble in the first three games — and even though it raised concerns that this season could resemble 2021, when Gibson led all NFL skill players with six fumbles — Coach Ron Rivera doesn’t seem inclined to bench the running back or otherwise discipline him.

Gibson remains one of the Commanders’ most explosive options in space. His uninspiring career stats reflect usage more than ability. In fact, this year, in a role emphasizing third downs and passing situations, he’s flashed the breakaway speed, defenders-on-skates agility and alignment flexibility that enticed Washington to draft him in the first place.

Gibson’s value is not a knock on fellow running backs Brian Robinson Jr. and Chris Rodriguez Jr. Robinson has been decisive and dynamic out of the backfield, and Rodriguez, a rookie, has thrown a couple good blocks in his six snaps this season. But Gibson, as a complement to Robinson on early downs or as a replacement for him on late ones, remains a critical part of the offense.

But the risks might be overstated. The fumble Sunday wasn’t caused by him not holding the ball high and tight between the tackles, a major issue in 2021. He’s not battling a major shin injury and carrying an immense load as the team’s top back, as he was in 2021. And he’s not handling the fumbles poorly, as he did during the preseason in 2022.

Overall, Gibson is not an excessive liability to put the ball on the ground. Since 2020, his 11 fumbles have come over 715 touches. The rate of 1.5 percent is above league average (0.9 percent) but the same as other skill players who haven’t earned such a reputation for fumbling. In fact, last season, Kansas City rookie running back Isiah Pacheco fumbled four times in 183 touches (2.2 percent), and the Chiefs stuck by him on the ride to the Super Bowl.

Dish: Hawaiian Pork Chops

Hawaiian Pork Chops


6 pork chops
Pineapple rings
Dried out prunes
1 pound. carrots, reduced right into sticks


Gently flour chops and also brownish in a little oil. Lay chops in cooking recipe. Leading each with a pineapple ring.
Area a dried out trim in each pineapple. Lay carrots apart of chops. Cover and also cook at 350 levels for concerning 1 hr

Gently flour chops as well as brownish in a little oil. Lay chops in cooking meal. Lay carrots apart of chops.

Suspect in 1987 killing of Vallejo boy named person of interest in Martinez cold case murder of 9-year-old Eric Coy – ABC7 San Francisco

MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) — Martinez police confirmed to ABC7 News that Fred Cain III, the suspect arrested last week in Oregon after prosecutors say they linked him by DNA to the 1987 murder and abduction of 6-year-old Jeremy Stoner in Vallejo, California, is now a person of interest in a Martinez murder.

The killing in Martinez happened less than a month before the Stoner killing in 1987. The victim was 9-year-old Eric Coy.

The boy was killed after leaving to go to his cousin and best friends house in Martinez, California.

“The boy was brutally murdered after leaving his house, stabbed with a blunt object,” said one ABC7 News report in 1987.

“For the last two days, that play site has been a grim searching zone for police,” said another ABC7 News report days later.

No one was ever convicted of the killing but now, less than a week after prosecutors say they used DNA to link Cain to the murder of Stoner, authorities in Martinez are taking notice. They’re working with the Solano County District Attorney’s office to learn more about Cain, and if he could also be linked to Coy’s murder.

“Is he an official suspect in the case?” asked ABC7 News reporter J.R. Stone.

“Right now, he is a person of interest,” replied Lt. Patrick Salamid.

Salamid has spent the last 11 years working Coy’s case.

“Left his house on Warren Street and took a short cut through Martinez Junior High, within about 15 minutes his body was found on the grounds of the Junior High. They found that Eric Coy had suffered multiple stab wounds,” said Lt. Salamid.

Cain’s family members, who ABC7 News spoke with Wednesday night, say they don’t believe Cain lived in Martinez at that time, but say he did live in the nearby East Bay town of Pacheco.

In Coy’s case, there was a suspect sketch but it never amounted to anything. The boy’s body was found near a pedestrian bridge that is no longer there today, as the area is now overgrown with ivy.

As for the case going forward-

“I’m always optimistic, and maybe some DNA or some biological evidence will exist in the future, whatever they reanalyze but I can tell you we’re not going to stop investigating this case,”

Law enforcement transferred Fred Cain III from Oregon, where he was arrested, to California on Wednesday.

He will face a judge for the first time in Solano County on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

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