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hinkdad - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
There is quite a bit of parking downtown. We are just spoiled here in Quincy because it is all free and most people think it is a crime to have to walk more than half a block anywhere.
qfingers - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Revitalization of the downtown area is supposed to bring in more visitors and more spending...therefore more sales tax $$. So the city does get some extra $$ from that. And when the TIF expires the added property value will lower tax rates for the rest of us. That's the idea of it.
GuyFawkes10 - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
My point
UrKidsWillPay - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
There are actually ways to create "hard" parking that has grass or other vegetation growing through it. Menards even carrys one version. This allows you to have parking that doesn't look like another black ocean and it doesn't turn into mud with every rain like a lawn would. I think this type of "green" parking lot would be the most suitable use of this property. You need the extra parking…
Stupid_Dems - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'm still waiting for someone to tell me what's in it for the city? What does the city get financially from the project? The empty lot is not costing us anything now. We have money for the Hobart people but we can't even keep the trees alive in downtown Quincy.

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Farm prices, including livestock, up in April

5 months ago from cattlenetwork.com

Prices received for most farm products moved higher in April, and they advanced at a rate exceeding that for prices paid by farmers, according to the USDA’s Farm Prices report released April 30. The preliminary All Farm Products Index of Prices Received by Farmers in April increased by four points, or 3.6 percent from March and is up 8 points, or 7.5 percent, from April 2013. The report lists the April index at 115, compared to a baseline of 100 in 2011.

The April Index of Prices Paid for commodities and services, interest, taxes, and farm wages, is at 112. The index is up two points, or 1.8 percent from March and six points, or 5.7 percent above April 2013.

As for livestock, the April index for all livestock and products stood at 133, up 3.1 percent from March and 23 percent higher than a year ago. The index for meat animals, also at 133, was up 3.1 percent from last month and up 27 percent from a year ago. The April beef cattle price of $149 per hundredweight increased $1.00 from last month and is $24.00 higher than April 2013.

The April dairy index, at 127, is up 1.6 percent from a month ago and 31 percent higher than April last year. The April all milk price of $25.50 per hundredweight is up 30 cents from last month and $6.00 above April 2013.

In contrast, prices received for feed grains generally have declined over the past year. The April index, at 79, is up 3.9 percent from last month but 32 percent below a year ago. The corn price, at $4.73 per bushel, is up 22 cents from last month but $2.24 below April 2013. Sorghum grain, at $8.41 per hundredweight, is 17 cents above March but $3.19 below April last year.

View the April Farm Prices report from USDA.


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