Peach Music Festival has been given a lot of difficult situations to navigate around, but somehow they keep coming through with news that impresses fans beyond their initial lineup. Drummer Mark Hill of The Floozies is unable to attend their set this evening, but will be replaced by The String Cheese Incident‘s own Jason Hann instead. The Floozies’ Facebook post reads: “Alright peach fest people. Mark can’t make it tonight because he’s becoming a father. So Jason Hann from The String Cheese Incident will be filling in on drums. So many effing feelings right now.” Congratulations, Mark!The announcement comes atop the exciting news that Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, and Oteil Burbridge will be performing a special set on Sunday, as will Rich Robinson Band and an extended set from Gov’t Mule. These week-of announcements are a result of the unfortunate situations surrounding Gregg Allman‘s health, which ultimately led him to cancel the rest of his tour, with multiple sets at Peach included. Get better, Gregg!
Who says only kids have snow days? In the Mountain State, winter means the rolling hills transform into a playground for adults (with plenty for the kids, too.)Explore everything from simple sledding to world-class skiing and snowboarding in the mountain wilderness. Here are the best winter adventures:Skiing & More1. Canaan Valley Resort State ParkBest for: A remote winter wilderness escapeTucked into the beauty of the Mountain State’s wildest landscapes, Canaan Valley Resort State Park’s snowy scenery is lined with 47 carved out trails for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. The less adventurous can swoosh down the bunny hills on inner tubes, or ice skate. 2. Winterplace Resort Best for: A romantic, relaxing retreatEnjoy an extra-long day of Winterplace tubing, skiing or stunting in the snowboarding terrain parks, exploring into the moonlit evening hours. Then stow away in a cozy cabin, or in the luxury of the nearby Resort at Glade Springs, where you can relax at the spa or sprawling leisure center.3. Snowshoe MountainBest for: An all-inclusive getawayEnjoy 1,500 vertical feet of Snowshoe Mountain skiing, snowboarding, inner tubing, freestyle terrain park stunts, and backcountry snowmobile or RZR rides. Kids can play in the outdoor pool (yes, in the winter— it’s heated!) while you relax in the sauna or hot tub. Stroll the streets of the mountaintop village for unique dining and shopping.4. Timberline Four Season ResortBest for: Wild play and fun nightlifeTake the finely groomed paths or trails less traveled, through the untamed, wooded snow glades. Timberline has slopes for all skill levels, from short, simple runs to some of the most advanced trails in the region. After conquering the winter wilderness, enjoy the eclectic live entertainment at Timbers Pub & Fireside Grill.5. Oglebay ResortBest for: A holiday trip with the family Circle around Oglebay Resort’s fire pits to share tales as the sun sets on a day of skiing the slopes and boarding over the snow jumps. Add a holiday sparkle to your little ones’ eyes with the intricate Festival of Lights displays illuminating the mountain, the playful critters at the Good Zoo, and skating at the nearby ice rink.Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoeing6. White GrassBest for: A budget-friendly vacationMiles of carefully manicured, open mountain trail— all for you! Near the lively small towns of Thomas & Davis, White Grass offers big excitement for only a little investment. Never cross-country skied before? A $6 lesson will teach you all you need to know in 15 minutes!7. Pipestem Resort State ParkBest for: Experienced cross-country skiersMother Nature is the only one who grooms Pipestem’s 7 rugged ski trails! Roam the golf course or the rim of the gorge in their winter beauty before relaxing at the lodge or in your own personal cottage. 8. Alpine Lake ResortBest for: Carefree cross-country trekkingTuck into a remote Alpine lakeside chalet for a leisurely cross-country skiing or snowshoeing escape. Enjoy the calm mountain mornings and stunning lakeside scenery from this secluded haven.9.Elk River Touring CenterBest for: A remote, scenic ski tripHave you driven along the stunning Highland Scenic Highway? Come enjoy it as a winter wonderland. The untamed trails criss-cross the snow-blanketed route along the National Forest grounds. Stay on the farmstead at the quaint mountain inn. 10. Blackwater Falls State ParkBest for: A unique winter viewDid you know the powerful falls at Blackwater State Park freeze completely during the winter? Take in the marvel of this frozen wonder with a visit to the full-service sledding and cross-country ski center. The winter fun extends beyond the slopes. Find all the best winter events, activities and more in the Mountain State at gotowv.com/winter.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. March 15, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year.Although more than 200,000 producers have enrolled to date, FSA anticipates 1.5 million producers will enroll for ARC and PLC. By enrolling soon, producers can beat the rush as the deadline nears.ARC and PLC provide financial protections to farmers from substantial drops in crop prices or revenues and are vital economic safety nets for most American farms.The programs cover the following commodities: barley, canola, large and small chickpeas, corn, crambe, flaxseed, grain sorghum, lentils, mustard seed, oats, peanuts, dry peas, rapeseed, long grain rice, medium and short grain rice, safflower seed, seed cotton, sesame, soybeans, sunflower seed and wheat. Until March 15, producers who have not yet enrolled in ARC or PLC for 2019 can enroll for both 2019 and 2020 during the same visit to an FSA county office unless yield updates are requested. Additionally, farm owners have a one-time opportunity to update PLC payment yields that take effect beginning with crop year 2020. If the owner accompanies the producer to the office, the yield update and enrollments may be completed during the same office visit.