Gary Wilhelmi 6/12/2012 PM Comment

first_img1:17 updateFunds sell grainsBeans a bit better on old crop carry overDow up 81Crude $ .50 higherDollar steadyDAX up .3%What we are doing is marking time as Europe remains in disarrayOPEC to meet but will not likely be a big market moving event SHARE Grain and soybeansFunds sell grains and buy beansS/D report was not dramaticConditions off 5-6% in both corn and beansForecast looks cooler and maybe wetterWeather patterns often change with change of seasons which is upon usNo corn and soybean surveys until AugustWheat survey little changed at 2.23 bCorn exports trimmed 50 m reflecting the current slow pace of businessDollar remains range bound so is not motivationalOnly minor adjustments to S American bean productionLivestockCattle offers are at $124 in the southBoxed beef steady with choice $15 over select unusually wideHoliday meat features Wednesday but no dramatic alteration is expectedIt looks like good eating weatherWatch slaughter pace in cattle (650,000?)Pork cutout strong but futures sold lowerFinancialDow up 162 points on the speculation of a further Fed stimulus effortPresident of Chicago Fed hints at accommodative policy continuationRecord high interest rates on Italian and Spanish bondsSpain at 6.7% up from 5.5 a few months ago as their bonds are junkBoeing up 3.5% on ratings hikePPI Wednesday and CPI ThursdayFOMC pending and OPEC meetings is in the offingCrude oil little changed as demand remains stodgyGold firms about $15 but that is nothing for goldEuro 1.25 steadyGreek election SundayFOMC meeting pending FinancialItalian and Spanish interest rates higher on multiplying uncertaintyEuropean stocks in fluxEuro back down to 1.25Dollar in range at 82.49Crude eases more on demand concerns at $82.45 off $ .25Gold quiet at $1591Dow called a bit better and opened up 43 pointsPPI report and next is CPIFOMC, Supreme Court Obama care decision, Greek election EU summit all yet this monthLivestockCattle offered at $125Watch show list size, boxed beef and slaughterChoice beef at $198 at consumer resistance levelChoice-select beef spread out to $14.50Pork cutout gains $2.59 with loins up $2.87, hams $ .84 and bellies jump $3.41Watch holiday features tomorrowSlaughter 130,000 cattle up 7000 from last week and 386,000 hogsGrain and soybeansConditions 66 % good to excellent down from 72% and beans 60% down from 66% and both were as expectedWheat harvest at 35% with Kansas at 44% doneSpring wheat condition shaved by 3% but still at 75% g-xClear skies over the Midwest with moderate temperaturesIf forecast comes true crop conditions will erode again next weekS/D reports are subjective projections and no survey estimate will ne out on beans and corn until AugustOver 50% of corn and soybean are in goods to excellent conditionWinter production survey shows crop off 1%Watch the market action for a true reaction to the report as so many brokers just talk out of their positionCorn exports off 50 million was not a surpriseNeutral to slightly negative in corn and bean s and mildly favorable wheat Facebook Twitter SHARE 10:44 updateSpanish and Italian bond rates hit new highs and that is a key signal of trouble and the worth of their crumbling societiesKazakhstangrain export at new record high of 14 MTMinimal movement on neutral S/D reportMeats Menander with pork cuts firm and beef waiting on show list numbers, boxed trade and slaughtercenter_img Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 12, 2012 Gary Wilhelmi 6/12/2012 PM Comment Home Market Market Watch Gary Wilhelmi 6/12/2012 PM Comment Previous articleWill there be a USDA Early June Surprise?Next articleEnvironmental, and Advanced Biofuel groups Urge Congress to Protect the RFS Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

DuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 9/11/17

first_img By Gary Truitt – Sep 11, 2017 Facebook Twitter DuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 9/11/17Highly variable is the way to describe early harvest results as harvest activity has begun in NW Indiana. Ryan Piel, with DuPont Pioneer, says results have been all over the place so far, but not as disappointing as some had anticipated, “I thought the soybeans would be disappointing, especially the early planted ones, but they have not. Yields seem to be coming in with some respectable yields considering the year we have had.” SHARE Home News Feed DuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 9/11/17 Facebook Twitter DuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 9/11/17 Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for September 12, 2017 Gary Truitt SHARElast_img read more

Grains in All Forms Exports on Track To Set New Record

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Grains in All Forms Exports on Track To Set New Record Grains in All Forms Exports on Track To Set New Record U.S. exports of grain in all forms are on track to set a new record in 2017/2018, with two months of sales left to report, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and analysis by the U.S. Grains Council. During the first ten months of the marketing year, September 2017 to June 2018, the United States exported 98.3 million metric tons, or 38.7 billion bushels, of grain in all forms, up two percent year-over-year from last year’s record-setting pace. The feed grains in all forms calculation helps capture how much of U.S. coarse grain production is actually used in the world market by including the corn equivalent of co-products like ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles, as well as beef, pork and poultry meat exports.Mike Dwyer, Grains Council chief economist, predicts grains in all forms exports could top 116 million metric tons, or 4.57 billion bushels, by the end of the marketing year. USGC says that achievement would come “despite a tumultuous trade environment, serving as a reminder of the resiliency” of U.S. exports and of the quality and price competitiveness of U.S. coarse grains and co-products.Source: NAFB News Service By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 9, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleAugust Weather Looks Good for Soybean Pod Fill on the HAT Thursday Morning EditionNext articleIASWCD Announces Recipients of 2018 River Friendly Farmer Award Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Former police officer, 72, arrested in decades-old ‘Golden State Killer’ case

first_imgSacramento Police Department(LOS ANGELES) — A 72-year-old former police officer has been arrested in the decades-old “Golden State Killer” case in California, according to officials in Sacramento.The “Golden State Killer” is believed to have killed at least 12 people, raped at least 45 people and committed multiple home burglaries in the 1970s and 1980s in crime sprees throughout California.His “reign of terror,” Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said Wednesday, spanned from the Sacramento area in Northern California down to Orange County in Southern California.The suspected serial killer, Joseph James DeAngelo, was surprised when he was confronted by officers and arrested on Tuesday afternoon in Citrus Heights in Sacramento County, said Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones. DeAngelo was taken into custody without incident.DeAngelo’s name never came up in the investigation until last week, Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said.It was discarded DNA that confirmed, “We had our man,” Jones said at a news conference Wednesday.“We found the needle in the haystack,” Schubert said.DeAngelo, who has adult children, was a police officer in Exeter in central California from 1973 to 1976, officials said. He was then a police officer in Auburn in Northern California from 1976 to 1979 until he was fired, officials said.DeAngelo was fired in 1979 after he allegedly stole a hammer and a can of dog repellent, The Associated Press reported, citing Auburn Journal articles from the time.“For over 40 years, countless victims have waited for justice,” Schubert said. “Over these years, hundreds of individuals have sought justice for these victims and their families.”An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday and a complaint was filed charging DeAngelo with two counts of murder with special circumstances for the murder of a Sacramento couple in 1978, said Schubert. He was also charged with the capital murders of a couple killed in March 1980 in Ventura County, California. The crimes span 10 counties; charges are expected in more counties soon.The terror started with burglaries and rapes in the Sacramento suburbs in summer 1976.He would break into his victims’ homes by prying open a window or door while they slept, the FBI said.He would then shine a flashlight into their faces, tie them up, ransack the house, and rape female victims, the FBI said.Sometimes he would take jewelry, identification, cash, and coins from the victims’ homes.Some victims said the suspect called them after the crimes, the FBI said.In 1978, the Golden State Killer was believed to have shot and killed a couple walking their dog in the Sacramento area.That crime was followed by rapes in the Northern California area, including Stockton, Modesto, Davis, and the East Bay.Between 1979 and 1981, the Golden State Killer was suspected of rapes and murders in Southern California. The FBI said the victims were tied up in the same way and had their homes ransacked in the same way as the Sacramento area victims.The final crime tied to the Golden State Killer was the May 1986 rape and murder of an 18-year-old woman in the Southern California city of Irvine, the FBI said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Funeral homes face ‘heart-wrenching’ new normal under coronavirus

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — Funeral homes are learning to navigate a new normal of mourning under the novel coronavirus pandemic, as long-cherished embraces have been barred and memorials must be limited in size and scope.For Thomas Pirro Jr., a funeral director in Syracuse, New York, not being able to comfort mourners has been one of the most challenging aspects.“To see someone standing by themselves sobbing is heart wrenching,” Pirro told ABC News on Saturday. “Losing a loved one is stressful and emotional under normal circumstances. To add this — the safe-distance factor and limited number of people that are allowed — it’s much more stressful and more emotional than ever.”As the coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to spread rapidly throughout the United States, states have responded by closing non-essential businesses, postponing public gatherings and urging the public to practice social distancing, which means individuals should leave 6 feet between themselves and others.Whether funeral homes are deemed essential businesses is determined state by state. The National Funeral Directors Association put out guidance for homes that remained open to limit memorials to immediate family.Pirro said that often means just children, spouses or partners, siblings and parents, though they still adhere to guidance from the White House of limiting any sort of gathering to 10 people or fewer. And in moments when Pirro said he would normally embrace someone or find a way to offer comfort, he now finds himself maintaining distance.“There are people who are so emotional that, normally, if I knew them or had met them, that would be a situation that I would embrace them or hug them,” he said. “That can’t happen now.”It’s no different in other hard-hit countries, such as Italy, where photos have shown just one family member attending a funeral.In Austria, streaming services have been utilized for funerals after the government temporarily banned any gatherings of more than five people. The new guidelines in the U.S. have also prompted many families to stream services.Bruce Likly, the president of Tribucast, a company that provides streaming services to funeral homes, said that in the last week he has seen upwards of 30 directors register for his system each day — about five times what he normally sees.In New York, the state with the most cases in the U.S., there has been a spike in utilizing streaming services, according to Mike Lanotte, executive director of the state’s association.Pirro said at his funeral home in Syracuse, out of 12 funerals administered last week, 10 chose to stream the service in some way for family members who wouldn’t be allowed in.“For the most part, people understand,” Pirro said, “because, obviously, everyone’s going through it. That being said, grieving this way is that much more difficult.”Steve Karboski, who owns a funeral home in Utica, said most recent funerals there haven’t been coronavirus related.“A lot of people are having a hard time. I don’t want to say they feel like they’re punished, but it’s hard for them to comprehend that they can’t do what they want to do,” he said.Like other funeral directors, he has opted to make streaming an option, whether it be through a service, Facebook Live or Facetime.Karboski remembered a memorial he organized last week. A former member of the U.S. military had died, and his daughter, who lives in Rochester, wanted to be there but chose to stay home.He ended up videoing the folding of the flags and gun salute to send to her.It’s in those moments, Karboski said, when he feels connected to families more than ever before.“Funeral directors and funeral home staff have now become even more in the depths of grief,” he said. “It’s not as if friends or family are coming over. We’re with them.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

AP Source: MLS looking at having all teams play in Orlando

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMajor League Soccer is looking at the possibility of resuming the season this summer with all teams playing in Orlando, Florida.Details are still under consideration, but a person with knowledge of the plan told The Associated Press that the league’s 26 teams and limited staff would likely be sheltered in a resort with games played without fans at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World.Teams could head to Florida as early as June 1 for training camps.The league suspended play on March 12 after teams had played just two games. Tags: Coronavirus/COVID-19/MLS/Real Salt Lake Associated Press Written by May 14, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local AP Source: MLS looking at having all teams play in Orlandolast_img read more

Adjunct Faculty – Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

first_imgAurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aurora University seeks talented adjunct faculty who are passionateabout teaching and learning. Adjunct faculty are qualifiedpart-time instructors offered teaching opportunities based oncourse demand and staffing.Aurora University is looking for qualified Instructors to teachgraduate courses in the Master of Arts in Curriculum andInstruction, particularly in leadership and curriculum.Please email resume or curriculum vitae, plus cover letter statingthe specific areas you are interested in teaching to:[email protected]last_img

No extra pay for Tesco bakers working anti-social hours

first_imgTesco has confirmed it is cutting pay for certain staff who work on Sundays, Bank Holidays, late nights and overtime.But the retailer also claimed that most staff would enjoy pay rises of up to 3.1%. As part of a two-year deal on pay, staff affected by the reductions in pay for working anti-social hours will get a one-off lump sum “transition payment”, worth 18 months of the difference in pay.The supermarket giant also announced a pay rise of up to 3.1% for all “established” colleagues across its UK stores from July.By way of explanation, a Tesco spokesperson said: “The pay rise of up to 3.1% and an hourly wage of at least £7.62 an hour will go to staff who have been with the retailer for nine months or more.”Around 90% of Tesco’s staff affected by the plans will get the full 3.1% rise, and the rest will get “something very close to that”.Understanding what’s importantMatt Davies, chief executive of Tesco UK and Republic of Ireland, said: “We’ve spent a lot of time working with Usdaw [The Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers] and colleague representatives to understand what’s important to colleagues.“Together, we’ve agreed one of the highest pay and benefits packages in retail for store colleagues, and introduced a simpler and fairer pay structure, including one approach to premium payments.“As well as an increase in pay, which puts our hourly rate well above the government’s National Living Wage, we remain absolutely committed to rewarding our colleagues with a pay and benefits package they really value, including a pension, colleague discount and 5% turnaround bonus.”Last week, it was announced that Tesco will be censured by the Groceries Code Adjudicator, following a year-long investigation into its supplier payment terms.last_img read more

Congreve named Moore Inventor Fellow

first_imgDan Congreve, Rowland Fellow at the Rowland Institute at Harvard, has been named one of the Moore Inventor Fellows. Launched in 2016 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law, the revolutionary prediction that anticipated the exponential growth of computing power, the program embraces the spirit of Gordon Moore’s passion for science and penchant for inventing.“The Moore Inventor Fellowship recognizes the quality of the individual, as well as the quality of the idea,” said Harvey V. Fineberg, president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, which awards the fellowships. “The ultimate goal is to convert the ideas into inventions that can change the world.”Congreve proposes to use upconversion to build a new approach to 3D printing. This process, which converts lower-energy light to higher-energy light, allows the printing of entire 3D volumes at once, allowing for rapid printing of microscale structures and enabling innovation across a number of challenging problems.“These young women and men are at early stages of their careers, when they most need funding for their ideas, but when it is most difficult to obtain,” explained Robert Kirshner, the foundation’s chief program officer for Science. “We want to capture opportunities that would otherwise be missed. We expect Moore Inventor Fellowships will give creative people the time and resources to develop their ideas and help open the path for invention inside academic institutions.”Other Moore Inventor 2019 Fellows are: Erin Fischell, assistant scientist, applied ocean physics and engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Ksenia Krasileva, assistant professor, plant and microbial biology, University of California, Berkeley; Chang Liu, assistant professor, biomedical engineering, University of California, Irvine; and Maiken Mikkelsen, associate professor, electrical and computer engineering, and physics, Duke University.This year, the foundation received more than 200 nominations, from which five fellows were selected. Each fellow receives a total of $825,000 over three years to drive their invention forward, including $50,000 per year from their home institution as a commitment to these outstanding individuals.More information is available at http://www.moore.org/inventors.last_img read more

Pesticide Precautions

first_imgLast month, a Jefferson County woman died and her three grandchildren were sickened after a pesticide, labeled for agricultural use only, was used to kill insects inside their home.Unfortunately, this tragic story now serves as an opportunity for University of Georgia Extension agents like myself to stress the importance of following label instructions on pesticides and other chemicals. Pesticides on the market today go through extensive testing, and manufacturers develop specific directions for their use to protect the user and the environment. Besides the danger associated with using a pesticide not in accordance with its label, doing so is also illegal. Anyone caught doing so can be fined and prosecuted depending on the severity of the situation.In this case, the pesticide was for labeled for restricted use. Restricted use products can only be purchased by someone with a license who is trained to handle such powerful pesticides safely. In other words, you can’t go down to the hardware store and buy it like you would Sevin dust for your tomato plants. Unfortunately, the pesticide fell into the hands of someone who was not trained to handle it. Never throw away unused pesticides in the trash or dump them down the drain. Call your local solid waste disposal department or your local UGA Extension office to find out the best way to dispose of unused pesticides. Never put pesticides in any food or drink container. Even if you clearly label the container, someone may accidentally drink from it.Never store pesticides where a child can reach them. Keep in mind that many child victims are not poisoned at their own homes.Do not buy pesticides that carry the signal word DANGER unless you can store them securely. These are particularly hazardous.Read the label carefully before you buy a pesticide. Be sure the pesticide is labeled for your use on your site. Follow label directions carefully. It is illegal and unsafe to use more pesticide than the label indicates. More is not better. Using too much can harm plants more than help them.At a minimum, wear plastic/rubber gloves, long sleeves, long pants, socks and shoes when applying pesticides. Wear additional protection if the label recommends so.Read the label’s environmental cautions. Some pesticides are highly toxic to fish, birds and bees. For more information on how to safely use and store pesticides, call your local UGA Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1, visit tinyurl.com/ugahomepesticidesafety or search the publications available at extension.uga.edu/publications. The pesticide in this case, Fumitoxin, when used as labeled, plays a very important role in protecting the food supply. The pesticide is used to kill mice, weevils and other insects in stored crops like corn and small grains. When exposed to air, Fumitoxin tablets react with water vapor in the air to form a very lethal gas used to sterilize grain bins. Sometimes, this gas is the only means of control for certain insects that might infest the grain. Once treated, the grain is aerated to remove all traces of the gas. Other products would leave a residue that would pose a much greater risk to people or animals that might consume the grain.The average person should never handle a pesticide that has this level of toxicity. However, it still is just as important for licensed pesticide applicators to follow label instructions. Even with products designed for homeowner use, there are risks involved if label directions are not followed.Pesticide labels always contain a signal word that tells you how toxic the product is to humans. These three signal words are caution, warning or danger. Signal words are usually written in capital letters. The least toxic products carry the signal word CAUTION. Products with the signal word WARNING are more toxic. The most toxic pesticides have the word DANGER on their labels. Pesticide labels also provide information on what to do if someone accidentally ingests or inhales the chemical or gets it on their skin or in their eyes.To help keep your family safe around pesticides, follow these tips from UGA Extension.last_img read more