Growers Look Ahead to 2019; Corn and Soybean Price Outlook

first_img Previous articleLittle Room for Farm Bill in Lame DuckNext articleCommodity Classic a Farmer Event Worth Attending Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Growers Look Ahead to 2019; Corn and Soybean Price Outlook Growers Look Ahead to 2019; Corn and Soybean Price OutlookAs growers wrap up the 2018 harvest, many are already looking forward to the 2019 growing season. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about next year. Will there be a farm bill? Will we be able to come to an agreement with China and end the trade war? Jackson Takach, Director of Economic Research and Business Innovation at Farmer Mac, doesn’t have the answer to those questions, but he gave his best guess for an outlook of soybean prices for 2019.“If we can open up trade with China, I see a lot of room for soybean prices to run up; 20% or maybe even as high as 25% increase in soybean prices. Absent a deal with China, I think they’re going to hover right around the $7-$8 range.”He adds that without the China deal more growers will opt for more corn and wheat acres. His outlook for corn in 2019 is in the $3 average range.“We’re at $3.25 to $3.50 now for the national average, take a quarter out of that. For wheat prices, certainly in the $4-$5 range. It’s definitely a possibility if more people switch back into wheat, especially the upper plains, so North Dakota and South Dakota. I’ve heard people say, ‘I’m never going soybeans again because they’ve been so traumatized by the pull out of all this trade action in soybeans.’ So, those people go back into wheat, you could see that pressure come back into the wheat market down to $4.”Takach said one thing you can count on for 2019 is higher operating loan costs.“For every quarter point that the fed raises, the farmer is going to feel that in their operating line. Probably not so much in their land loan as those tend to be fixed for longer periods of time, but the operating loans are going to be up for renewal every year and that interest rate is going to go up with the announcement of the fed. So, if the fed raises, farmers are going to pay more. It’s going to be passed through almost 100 percent to the farmer.Takach spoke with reporters at the 2018 Ag Bankers Association National Conference in Omaha. SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Nov 13, 2018 Home Indiana Agriculture News Growers Look Ahead to 2019; Corn and Soybean Price Outlooklast_img read more

Gardai believe missing Drogheda teenager may be in Donegal

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Google+ Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Gardai believe a missing teenager from Drogheda may be in Donegal.16 year old Samuel Milosiu, was last seen in the Drogheda area on January 10th.He is described as being 5’8″ with black hair, of slim build with brown eyes.Gardai say Samuel could be in the Ballybofey area.It is not known what he was wearing when he went missing.Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to contact Gardai in Drogheda on 041 987 4200 . Pinterest Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Previous articleStriking nurses say situation at LUH is “out of control”Next articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday January 30th News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai believe missing Drogheda teenager may be in Donegal By News Highland – January 30, 2019 last_img read more

Lady Chargers Battle Lady Tigers In MHC Play

first_imgND JV beat Triton Central 25-23, 22-25, 15-10.Lainey Crites had 7 assists. Jenna Geis 2 blocks and 9 kills. Abby Hartman 2 blocks.ND Varsity lost to TC in 3.  25-17, 25-22, 25-9.Kara Muckerheide had 11 assists and 13 digs. Maddy Day 15 kills . Erica Gauck 14 digs and 4 kills. Erika Kramer 10 kills. Olivia Bohman 4 kills.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Ashley Gauck.last_img

Leeds United back in EPL after 16-year absence

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Leeds United returned to the Premier League after a 16-year absence on Friday as West Bromwich Albion’s loss at Huddersfield Town guaranteed them a top-two finish in the Championship.A huge favour from Leeds’ Yorkshire neighbours, who won 2-1, meant the celebrations could start in earnest at Elland Road. The club’s Italian owner Andrea Radrizzani will also be toasting promotion which is worth an estimated 170 million pounds.Leeds have 87 points with two games remaining, five more than second-placed West Brom who slumped to defeat at the John Smith’s Stadium on Friday with one game left.Leeds are six points ahead of third-placed Brentford, who have also played 44, and a point from their last two matches will ensure Marcelo Bielsa’s team rejoin the elite as champions.They could even claim the second-tier title on Saturday if Brentford fail to win at Stoke City.The success will be doubly sweet for Leeds who missed out on promotion last season in the playoffs despite looking favourites for automatic promotion for much of the campaign. It also comes less than a week after the death of one of the club’s greatest players — England World Cup-winning centre-half Jack Charlton.Three times English champions, Leeds were relegated from the Premier League in 2004 after hitting financial trouble and being forced to sell a host of big-name players such as Robbie Keane, Jonathan Woodgate and Lee Bowyer.The problems were only just starting though and after three years in the Championship they slipped to the third tier and into administration with the future of the club in doubt.While they eventually regained their place in the Championship in 2010 they never really challenged for promotion until the enigmatic Bielsa took charge in 2018.They have been transformed under the former Argentina coach and can now look forward to renewing old rivalries with the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Leeds UnitedLiverpoolManchester UnitedWest Bromlast_img read more

NBA free agency 2019: List of best available free agents as market continues to shrink

first_imgNBA FREE AGENCY 2019: Follow SN’s live rumors trackerWhich free agents are still on the board?Here’s a breakdown of the top players at each position searching for landing spots.NBA free agency: Available point guardsPlayerStatusTrey BurkeUnrestricted free agentJeremy LinUnrestricted free agentJerian GrantUnrestricted free agentJerryd BaylessUnrestricted free agentShaun LivingstonUnrestricted free agentNBA free agency: Available shooting guardsPlayerStatusLance StephensonUnrestricted free agentJustin HolidayUnrestricted free agentIman ShumpertUnrestricted free agentVince CarterUnrestricted free agentJamal CrawfordUnrestricted free agentJodie MeeksUnrestricted free agentNBA free agency: Available forwardsPlayerStatusKenneth FariedUnrestricted free agentThabo SefoloshaUnrestricted free agentCarmelo AnthonyUnrestricted free agentTrey LylesUnrestricted free agentJonas JerebkoUnrestricted free agentNBA free agency: Available centersPlayerStatusNene HilarioUnrestricted free agentPau GasolUnrestricted free agentJoakim NoahUnrestricted free agentZaza PachuliaUnrestricted free agentAmir JohnsonUnrestricted free agent NBA teams spent more than $3 billion within the first few hours of free agency. Yes, billion, with a giant “B.”That means the free agent market is shrinking every day. General managers looking to fill out their rosters need to move quickly.last_img read more

Derochie, Sookro help Hawks outlast Rebels 7-6 to square Murdoch

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsChris Derochie and Ryon Sookro combined for nine points to spark the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a 7-6 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Rebels Saturday in Castlegar.The win evens the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Final at 1-1. Game three is Monday in Fruitvale.Beaver Valley held period leads of 3-1 and 5-2. The Hawks increased the margin to 7-3 in the third before the Rebels scored three times to make the score close.Colton Donselaar and Sookro each scored twice to pace the Hawks with Derek Lashuk, Keanan Patershuk and Mason Spear added singles. Derochie finished the game with five assists.Spencer Brodt scored twice for the Rebels with Stuart Walton, Jamie Vlanich, Tyler Robinson and Jesse Knowler each scoring singles.Michael Vlanich faced 38 shots to register the win in goal for Beaver Valley. Cole Buckley survived 38 minutes in goal before being replaced by backup Alex Ross.Special teams proved to be the difference as Beaver Valley scored four times on the power play. The Rebels scored once on the power play and with Knowler beating Vlanich with a shorthanded tally.Friday, Castlegar scored five times in the opening period to dump the Hawks 6-2.Knowler, Erik Wentzel, Walton, Jamie Vlanich, Diego Bartlett and Tyler Anderson scored singles for the winners. Tyler Collins and Dallas Calvin replied for the Hawks.Buckley had a much easier time in the Rebel goal to register the win. Zach Perehudoff played two periods before being replaced by Vlanich in the Beaver Valley goal.AROUND THE LEAGUE: Creston Valley is proving to be a much tough opponent that the Fernie Ghostriders hoped for as the Thunder Cats dumped the Eddie Mountain Division champs 5-2 Saturday in Fernie. Five different players shared in the scoring for Creston. . . .Osoyoos Coyotes hold a 2-0 lead in the Okanagan Division final while defending KIJHL Champ Revelstoke Grizzlies lead the Kamloops Storm 2-0 in the Shuswap Division [email protected]ly.comlast_img read more


first_imgFine Gael TD for Donegal North East, Joe McHugh TD, has said that Sinn Féin’s pre-budget submission is a “fairytale” based on two fundamental principles which contradict each other.“Sinn Féin’s pre-budget submission is a 40-page fairytale based on two central planks that cancel each other out,” said Deputy McHugh today.“The submission includes a major job creation plan to be funded to the tune of €1.7bn by the European Investment Bank. Separately, the Sinn Féin plan proposes that the Irish State should not pay out on Anglo Irish Bank promissory notes.” He said the EU/IMF/ECB troika has made it clear that Ireland must meet legacy Ango Irish Bank obligations if the State wishes to continue with the bailout programme. The European Investment Bank is the European Union’s Bank, and its credit will not be available to Ireland if there is a default on the promissory notes, he argued.“So this Sinn Féin document contradicts itself from the very beginning. It contains long passages setting out the Party’s opposition to austerity in the Republic of Ireland. Yet the Sinn Féin leadership in Stormont sanctioned the closure of the A&E unit at Belfast City Hospital earlier this month,” said McHugh.“The document proposes that €5.1bn of the National Pension Reserve Fund should be used for investment; today there is just €5.3bn in the Fund. This is more flip-flopping from Sinn Féin on the Pension Fund; if the Party had its way in the February 2011 general election the NPRF would be almost gone by now; its general election manifesto last February proposed using the NPRF to run the State for the remainder of 2011.“Fine Gael TDs are working hard with our Party’s representatives in Government to ensure that Budget 2012 will be a responsible and fair investment in the future of Irish citizens. This Sinn Féin proposal is a distraction that highlights the Party’s make-believe economic policy, and the hypocrisy of its separate approaches to economic problems in Northern Ireland and the Republic.” SINN FÉIN PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION IS A 40-PAGE FAIRYTALE FULL OF CONTRADICTIONS – MCHUGH was last modified: November 15th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:budget submissiondeputy joe mchughFine GaelSinn Feinlast_img read more

Elites and their fakery

first_imgIn his provocative tract “Has the West Lost It”, thinker-diplomat Kishore Mahbubani makes a very interesting observation regarding Western elites and the carriers of their thoughts and articulation in the West. Mahbubani writes, “Western elites, who remain the most globally influential elites, believe that they understand the world better than anyone else. They display little humility when they write in the pages of the New York Times or the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal or the Economist or when they speak on the BBC and CNN. Most of these elites remain convinced that they are right. Yet they are now distrusted by their masses, who sense in their daily lives the emergence of a new world that the elites either pretend is not happening or dismiss…” Also Read – A special kind of bondThere could not have been a better description of the predicament of the elites and of their instruments for propagating a certain biased world view. The elites, both in the west and in the east, largely lead a deracinated existence and the lines that they espouse, most often fail to reflect realities of their surroundings and aspirations of the majority of the people of their society. They are clearly delinked from the subaltern thought, emotion and yearnings. Also Read – Insider threat managementThis same set of western elites and their extension groups in India had decried the advent of Modi as heralding the end of democracy in India. They had failed to read or had deliberately ignored the fact that the “masses” had voted Modi in the first term because they thought that the narrative and plan he presented would credibly alter their lives. The same set of elites across continents then predicted in 2019 that Modi would be routed, that his rout was necessary for the future of Indian democracy. Again they had pathetically misread the mood of the masses, who had clearly sensed in their daily lives, in the five years that Modi led, the “emergence of a new world.” As they had done in 2014 – displaying the bad spirit of a loser – in 2019 too, they blamed the people of India for choosing Modi and for displaying an immature political sense. They think it fit to castigate the voters of the world’s largest democracy on their electoral choice and their preference of their leader! Mahbubani has a word of advice for the Western elites, but it applies equally to the Indian elite, he says that they “need to develop a good understanding of this new era that is emerging forcefully, and work with their own populations to formulate thoughtful and pragmatic policy responses that will help everyone prepare for the great changes that have begun, and which will only gain further momentum through the twenty-first century…” Both, the Western elites and the Indian elites are incapable of doing this because they have already condemned their populations on the electoral choices that they have made. The Indian elites, in this respect, are completely disconnected from the reality and are incapable of accepting the fact that a new era is emerging forcefully and that Modi has already been firmly designated as the symbol of that era. This is their dilemma, they are unable to read the subaltern narrative, are incapable of identifying with it and are repeatedly failing to evolve a counter narrative to Modi. All that they have been reduced to doing is to peddle fake stories, to push subversive elements and to scatter untruths with the hope that some of it will someday gain winds in some international quarters! Coming to Kashmir and the abrogation of the vexatious Article 370, one clearly sees how the Western elites and their megaphones such as the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Al Jazeera, Reuters, have been repeatedly indulging in fakery and peddling a narrative that is patently dishonest, while being soft, supportive of and sympathetic to the narrative of terror and of separatism. These Western elite mouthpieces and their counterparts in India refuse to realise that a new era is forcefully emerging in Kashmir, it is an era in which the narrative of the region will finally be shaped and directed by the common population of the area and not by the political oligarchs, the separatists cohorts and their agents who alone had been the beneficiaries of this separating article in the Constitution. It is was indeed astounding to see how the Wall Street Journal in a fake story on August 28, propounded that ‘clampdown’ in Kashmir had turned hospitals into ‘graveyards.’ The story was promptly tweeted and circulated on social media by that other Western elite-driven organisation – Human Rights Watch and its director, one Ken Roth, with the aim of trying to reinforce a fake narrative which has repeatedly tried to prove that Modi’s government has unleashed repression on the people of Jammu-Kashmir. Primarily because of social media again, and because of conscientious journalists and impartial and yet dynamic civil administrators in the state, the myth of the hospital turning into ‘graveyards’ was soon exposed. That the healthcare system is running well and hospitals in the state are functioning normally and benefitting a large number of ordinary citizens was soon demonstrated with adequate evidence from the ground. This is but one instance. In the last month, ever since Article 370 was neutralised, there has been a deluge of fake stories, with both the BBC and Al Jazeera sharing images and stories which are concocted. It, however, augurs well that these have been repeatedly exposed. These Western media platforms have now emerged as the foremost champions of the separatist narrative. It almost seems as if they are competing with Pakistan’s fake news units which have been working overtime, trying to reinforce a diabolic narrative of Kashmir. There is essentially no difference between these media centres purportedly running from free democracies and the propaganda machines of a rogue state like Pakistan. This in itself ought to make us reflect on the nature of these platforms. Interestingly, records show that some of them have always played a dubious role when it came to Kashmir, the New York Times, for example, on July 5, 1953, “published a map, hinting at independent status for the Valley…”. Around that time Clement Attlee too had publicly stated, that “Kashmir should neither belong to India nor to Pakistan but should be independent.” A section of the Western elites and their mouthpieces, thus, have almost always adopted a motivated stance when it came to Kashmir. In the historic debate in the Lok Sabha in 1964, on the private member’s bill for the abrogation of Article 370 brought in by Prakash Vir Shastri and which saw support for the move from across the political spectrum, K Hanumanthaia, legendary leader from Karnataka, the state’s second chief minister and sometime Union minister, made a very forceful intervention. He argued that, “Even if the top leadership is nervous about the opinion that exists [on abrogation of 370] in the west or east, they are not our masters. It is not they who have to dictate what is to be done by this Government. It is the responsibility of this House to direct this Government as to what to do and what not to do. If you escape from this responsibility [of removing 370] it will not be in the democratic traditions.” While the great Hanumanthaia’s party has been taking a stand on 370 which only aids India’s adversaries, Narendra Modi not only took the historic decision of abrogating the Article without any fear of international opinion, not only did he not come under any international pressure but after the decision was taken, he displayed an astute international sense of diplomacy and balance and veered round international opinion in support of India’s move. While Pakistan, the Congress party, Western and Indian elites continue to find themselves increasingly isolated on this issue. (The author is Director, Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more