U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) 2005 Annual Report

first_imgU.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng)  2005 annual report.Company ProfileUAC of Nigeria Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with diverse business interests in the food and beverages, real estate, paint and logistics sectors. The company also has business interests in the Ivory Coast. UAC of Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of food items, livestock feed, bottled water, fruit juices and ice-creams as well as a range of paint and other home deco products. Well-known brands in its product portfolio include Gala sausage rolls, Funtime coconut chips, Supreme ice-cream, Swan natural spring water, Gossy spring water, Grand soya oil and cereals, Vital feeds, Binggo dog food, Dulux and Sandtex paint. UAC of Nigeria also offers logistics and supply chain management services which includes warehousing, transport and redistribution services. The company also manages a pension funds administration service. UAC of Nigeria invests in pharmaceutical outlets; operates a chain of Mr Bigg restaurants; owns and operates Golden Tulip Hotel in Lagos; and is involved in the development, sale and management of commercial and residential properties in Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. UAC of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng) Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgEcobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI.ng)  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEcobank Transnational Incorporated Plc is a financial institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the domestic, corporate, investment banking and treasury sectors. Customers include individuals, governments, financial institutions, local and international organisations, small to medium enterprises and micro businesses. Ecobank offers an extensive array of products and services ranging from transactional accounts, electronic banking and money transfer services to term loans, treasury services and financial advisory and consultancy services for asset and wealth management. The company is a subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. It operates through 640 branches located in major towns and cities in 27 countries in Africa. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgTanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) in the past 12 months, as of 4th June 2021, is US$1.7M (TZS3.95B). An average of US$141.42K (TZS329.58M) per month.Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileTanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TPCC) is a leading cement producer in Tanzania. The company produces cement for the local market and for export to countries in Central and East Africa. The company owns, operates and manages cement factories, grinding plants and terminals as well as cement retail and distribution outlets. TPCC markets its cement products under the following brands; Twiga Extra, Twiga Jenja, Twiga Plus and Twiga Ordinary. TPCC was founded in 1959 by Cementia Holdings AG of Switzerland; nationalised in 1973 and privatised in 1998. It is a subsidiary of Scancem International DA, which has been consolidated into Heidelberg Cement Group of the Federal Republic of Germany and is now known as Heidelberg Cement Africa (HC Africa). Heidelberg Cement Africa operates in seven sub-Saharan countries and has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway. Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 reasons why we could avoid a 2nd stock market crash and get rich

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Alan Oscroft | Monday, 29th June, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Alan Oscroft Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 3 reasons why we could avoid a 2nd stock market crash and get richcenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Are we heading for a second stock market crash? Will the FTSE 100 drop under the 5,000 level again, as it did at the worst point in the crash so far? I’ve already suggested three reasons why we really could be in for a second hit. But, ever the optimist, I’m still upbeat about our expectations for the rest of the year. So here’s the other side of the coin.Covid-19The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a terrible toll, and I don’t mean to play it down. But think back to those first days, when everyone was panicking and selling off their shares.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Coronavirus cases were spiking so fast it looked like it would only be a matter of weeks before NHS capacity was totally swamped. Emergency hospitals were quickly built in an impressive response, to cope with the inevitable overflow. And the phrase “flatten the curve” was all over the news. No wonder we had such a big stock market crash.But look how it turned out. It was actually nowhere near as bad as those first predictions. NHS staff have clearly had a horrendous time, but hospital capacity did not break down. The emergency overflow hospitals were hardly used, and some weren’t even used at all.Economic forecastsWe had some downbeat economic forecasts released last week, and they really were terrible. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is predicting a 10.2% shrinkage for the UK economy this year. You don’t need to be an economist to know that’s bad.But, the reaction to that dire outlook really surprised me. Over the course of the past week, the FTSE 100 has gained 7.5%. It looked like investors had already factored the expected fall into their stock valuations. Maybe the institutions had feared even worse, and they saw the IMF’s latest update as optimistic. And maybe a further stock market crash really is off the table now.Stock market crash overreactionMy main reason for thinking we won’t see a stock market crash sending the FTSE 100 to sub-5,000 levels again is my experience of investors. Every single time there’s been a downturn, a shock, a panic, investors have initially overreacted.It’s all about uncertainty, which investors fear possibly more than anything. And it’s only later, when the uncertainties are being resolved and we’re getting some actual numbers to look at, that the initial panic subsides.This isn’t just an investor reaction, I think it’s based on a general human reaction to fear and uncertainty. After all, it’s better to run away from something that’s not a sabre tooth tiger than not run away from something that is.How to handle a stock market crashSo will there or won’t there be a crash? And what should we do to prepare for either outcome? I reckon the way to deal with both possibilities is exactly the same. That’s to forget the stock market, and focus on individual companies.Look for great companies to buy into at fair prices. Look at their debt and cash flow situations. And if they look safe from going bust, and likely to generate cash for you over the rest of your investing lifetime, buy. Views expressed in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

Stock market crash: 3 cheap UK shares I’d buy now in an ISA to make a million

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Royston Wild | Thursday, 6th August, 2020 See all posts by Royston Wild Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Stock market crash: 3 cheap UK shares I’d buy now in an ISA to make a million Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Investor appetite for UK shares remains in the doldrums. Share prices across the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 continue to struggle for any traction as issues like Covid-19 and US-China diplomatic tensions cast a pall over the global economy.This is a wasted opportunity, in my book. Stock investors tend to make their fortunes over a number of years. By buying quality UK shares at dirt-cheap prices, they can supercharge their returns by watching these stocks balloon in value as the economic rebound kicks in.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Let me give you an example of this phenomenon in action. The FTSE 100 sank as low as 3,500 points in the depths of the 2008/2009 banking crisis. But it gradually recovered over the next decade and struck record peaks above 7,700 points in summer 2018.Someone who invested in the troughs of the banking crisis would have made a fortune during the subsequent recovery. Many ISA investors even made millions by buying low and selling high years later. And I believe the 2020 market crash offers another great opportunity to get rich from UK shares.3 brilliant (and cheap) UK shares I’m looking atI don’t plan to stop buying UK shares despite the murky, near-term economic outlook. In fact, these three stocks are on my watchlist as they offer quite spectacular value at current prices.Anexo Group provides replacement vehicles and legal services to drivers involved in no-fault accidents. With the number of cars on the road steadily rising, it can expect demand for its services to continue growing. And it’s been busy expanding its legal teams to win more and more business. This company trades on a too-cheap-to-miss forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 9 times.Ergomed’s another great pick for those seeking low-cost UK shares. Annual earnings here are expected to double in 2020 and this leaves the company dealing on a price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.2. Ergomed provides specialised services to pharma companies including managing clinical trials and providing clinical drug development assistance. It’s been splashing the cash in recent times too, in order to expand its geographic footprint. And this should provide profits with an extra shot in the arm.888 Holdings has plenty to look forward to as the popularity of internet gambling takes off. Lockdowns imposed in the wake of Covid-19 have hastened the structural shift of punters online. It’s why this particular UK share saw average daily revenues spike 34% between  1 January and 26 June. Right now, 888 trades bang on the widely-accepted bargain benchmark PEG ratio of 1.Get rich with bargain stocks888 et al are just a few of the possible millionaire-makers I think are too cheap to miss today. Truth be told, the recent stock market crash leaves plenty of top UK shares like this trading on ultra-low valuations. And The Motley Fool’s vast collection of special reports and in-depth articles can help you identify the best stocks that the London Stock Exchange has to offer. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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Stock market rally: 2 dirt-cheap UK shares I’d buy today and hold forever

first_img Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild | Saturday, 14th November, 2020 | More on: AVON AZN I’m not getting too excited about this week’s stock market rally. It may well be that Pfizer’s new Covid-19 vaccine proves to be the game changer in the fight against the coronavirus. But there is still huge uncertainty over how effective it will prove to be in stemming the pandemic. Any negative news flow on this front could send UK share prices sinking again.However, there are a number of UK shares I’m super enthusiastic about and am thinking about buying before too long. Here are two ultra-cheap stocks on my radar right now:5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A great UK share for growth investorsShare pickers can protect themselves from the uncertain economic landscape by buying into non-cyclical companies like defence specialists. Profits at firms like these remain stable through economic upturns and downturns. And one top UK share I have my eye on in this field is Avon Rubber (LSE: AVON).The sale of its Milkrite Interpuls rubber dairy equipment arm this autumn allows the FTSE 250 business to concentrate solely on the production of its market-leading protective masks and body armour. These products are selling like hotcakes, and the UK share has inked a number of significant contracts with the US Department of Defense in recent times.Avon Rubber improving business with the DoD has been boosted by to recent acquisition activity in the US. And the company remains on the hunt for more M&A targets to bolster its product ranges. Indeed, it intends to reinvest some of the proceeds from the Milkrite Interpuls sale on buying US head protection specialist Team Wendy for a cool $130m.City analysts reckon Avon Rubber’s annual earnings will soar 30% in the current fiscal year (to September 2021). And this leaves it trading on a price-to-earnings (PEG) ratio of just 1. It’s a reading which, in my view, makes it a UK share that’s too good to miss.A FTSE 100 firecrackerI’m also thinking of buying AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN) for my Stocks and Shares ISA today.City boffins reckon annual earnings here will rocket 300% in 2020. And this leaves the FTSE 100 pharmaceuticals maker trading on a forward PEG ratio of 0.1. Another 24% earnings advance is forecast for next year. I’m tipping AstraZeneca to record excellent earnings growth in the coming decades as healthcare spending across the world expands.I’m particularly excited by this UK share’s profits outlook as drugs spending in emerging markets booms. According to Krane Funds Investors, developing market countries will raise healthcare expenditure in relation to GDP by 24.4% through to 2040. This compares with an anticipated 9.8% increase among developed economies over the same period.This bodes particularly well for AstraZeneca given the huge investment it’s made in emerging markets in recent years. It’s a strategy that helped the UK share’s sales in these far-flung territories soar 11% (at constant currencies) in the first nine months of 2020. Revenues here were particularly impressive given that sales of its asthma battler Pulmicort fell more than 40% as the Covid-19 crisis forced the closure of nebulisation rooms in China. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Avon Rubber. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Royston Wild Stock market rally: 2 dirt-cheap UK shares I’d buy today and hold foreverlast_img read more

Cuddly bears bring early Christmas joy to South Sudanese refugees…

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion, [Anglican Communion News Service] Seven-hundred teddy bears, which sat on the steps of London’s Saint Paul’s Cathedral in early 2017, are now providing comfort to thousands of child refugees who fled their homes in South Sudan for sanctuary in Uganda. The 700 bears were collected by the aid agency World Vision as part of a social media campaign and flown to Uganda by Kenya Airways. “We’re very grateful to people in the UK who donated these bears,” World Vision’s northern Uganda response director, Paul Sitnam, said in a statement. “Thanks to them, Christmas has come a little early for children here!”Read the entire article here. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Cuddly bears bring early Christmas joy to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Sudan & South Sudan The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Africa, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Posted Dec 6, 2017 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME last_img read more

Helping Urban Students Understand How Their Food is Grown and Raised

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Helping Urban Students Understand How Their Food is Grown and Raised SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Sep 27, 2017 Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleGrowth Energy Urges Administration to Follow Through on RFS SupportNext articleFarmers Watching Trump Tax Reform Plan Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Helping Urban Students Understand How Their Food is Grown and Raised How are indoor barns impacting animal care? What is sustainable agriculture? How are new technologies improving water efficiency? These are the questions that are answered for high school students through U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) Discovering Farmland curriculum. With food production’s connection to science, economics, technology and sustainability, these topics make agriculture relatable to students highlighting how farming and ranching has evolved over several decades.The Discovering Farmland curriculum uses the award-winning documentary, “FARMLAND,” a film by James Moll, as a foundation. It gives teachers and high school students a first-hand glimpse into agriculture through the eyes of six young farmers and ranchers. Through standards-aligned companion activities, 360-degree farm animal videos, and a Digital Exploration (exploring food product labels), these engaging resources bring the film and the agriculture industry directly into the classroom.“New technologies continually improve animal welfare and environmental sustainability, and we’re excited to share our accomplishments in agriculture with others,” said Brad Greenway, USFRA Chairman and South Dakota diversified crop and animal farmer. “The Discovering Farmland curriculum sparks conversations with students about innovations enhancing our food supply, and these unique activities keep them intrigued.”Launched in September, Discovering Farmland’s newest activities include:360-Degree Videos: Animal safety, health, comfort and environmental sustainability are common concerns expressed in regards to raising animals for food. The 360-degree videos are one-of-a-kind immersion experiences of life inside a modern pig farm.Interactive Lesson Plans and Activities: With 12 different videos supporting PowerPoint-based lessons plans and activities, engaging topics include: How to Use Trash to Help Crops Grow, Breaking Down Stereotypes, and Sustainability Practices in Modern Farming, among several others.Digital Exploration: Students can investigate food product labels by choosing a specific product from virtual grocery store shelves featuring produce, meat, and cereal. It also includes an educator guide and Get to Know GMOs activity.To promote these lesson plans more broadly, USFRA partnered with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, who created lessons that are flexible and easy to integrate for teachers. By aligning the lessons plans to the Next Generation Science Standards and agribusiness standards, in addition to C3 Framework Standards for Social Studies, the content can be integrated into a variety of settings. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms and more than 50 countries.“This initiative has inspired students with an innovative curriculum that brings to life critical issues impacting the agriculture industry, such as sustainability, the new science and technology behind farming, and entrepreneurship,” said Randy Krotz, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance CEO. “With the Discovering Farmland project reaching more than one million students, we want to continue that momentum and help inform the next generation of consumers.”These resources are available to all high school students across the country at discoveringfarmland.com and will become available through Discovery Education Streaming. For more information about Discovery Education’s digital content and professional development services, visit discoveryeducation.com. Stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or on Instagram and Pinterest.Source: USFRAlast_img read more

Former USTR Ag Negotiator: We Need to be More Clear with…

first_img Previous articleSenate Names Farm Bill Conference Committee MembersNext articleAmerican Soybean Association Joins Farmers for Free Trade Eric Pfeiffer Former USTR Ag Negotiator: We Need to be More Clear with China By Eric Pfeiffer – Aug 1, 2018 SHARE Former USTR Ag Negotiator: We Need to be More Clear with ChinaSoybeans rallied on Tuesday in large part because of the potential for renewed talks between the US and China regarding trade (though they could not sustain that progress on Wednesday). Bloomberg has reported that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has been having private conversations with a Chinese official in hopes to get them back to the negotiating table.Darci Vetter worked as the Chief Agriculture Negotiator for the US Trade Representative under the Obama administration. She told Hoosier Ag Today that this isn’t the first time intellectual property theft has been discussed with China, and there are a number of countries that are just as upset about China’s trade practices as the US.“It is frustrating. And we weren’t able to solve it in some of the ways we had wanted to in the last administration. But choosing to go it alone by imposing tariffs on China in retaliation for that theft of intellectual property gives them an opportunity to sort of play us off against our allies, many of whom share our frustration.”In addition to working with our allies to gain better leverage, Vetter believes we need to be more clear with China about what the end goal should be.“We’ve told China that the trade deficit is the problem and they need to buy more of our products. We’ve said that its intellectual property policy that is the problem, and we’ve suggested they need to fix some of their other regulatory barriers, but it’s not really clear which is our ultimate priority. Which are the things we’d like them to fix first? Completely reforming their intellectual property system is a pretty big task.Vetter believes that in order to get back to the negotiating table, “We made the first move when it came to tariffs, so I think in some ways we have to make the first move to say, ‘Let’s talk, and figure this out, and find a path forward.’”Vetter spoke at last week’s Indiana Ag Policy Summit in Indianapolis. Home Indiana Agriculture News Former USTR Ag Negotiator: We Need to be More Clear with China Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Storm causes thousands of outages4,000 lost power Monday night

first_img Facebook Twitter Local News Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter East 67th street looking toward the US 385 Service Road south remains flooded from Monday’s storm. Thousands of Odessa homes were affected by the strong winds of the hailstorm Monday night, which Oncor said caused an estimated 4,000 outages in the city of Odessa.Oncor Spokesman Gus Ortega said by Tuesday morning they managed to whittle that number down to about 400 outages, and by Tuesday afternoon they had lowered that number even more to only about 50 customers without power.“We had crews working through the night and we still have crews working right now,” Ortega said. “We will continue to work until we get all the customers affected by the storm back on.”Ortega said central Odessa was first affected by the storm Monday evening, and the storm later that night affected much of south Odessa and West Odessa.Many residents in those areas didn’t seem to be too affected, with many saying they only had brief power outages or their lights just flickered. The hail didn’t seem as damaging either, with only one south Odessa resident, who declined to give his name, saying his car had a couple of small dents caused by the hail.Assistant City Manager Phillip Urrutia also said the city didn’t see any of its property or buildings damaged from the storm last night.While some could label this event a catastrophe, State Farm Insurance Agent Chris Wray said every insurance company has a different threshold for what they consider a catastrophe. For State Farm, Wray said the storm would have to cause around 400 claims for automobiles or fires for the event to be a catastrophe, and said his claim volume has been low so far following the storm.“There’s been a few car claims,” Wray said. “I think my office has done like five or six today. Other agents have told me they’ve only done five or six. I think the claim volume is gonna be relatively low.”Odessa was affected by a much more severe hail storm around this time two years ago, but Wray said everyone had fairly new roofs following that storm, and there weren’t as many people driving during the storm this time around.“It might cause a catastrophe code from the wind, but the hail wasn’t really that dense and it wasn’t heavy hail like the ‘17 storm,” Wray said. “It could get declared a catastrophe but right now I don’t see it.”In comparison, Wray said his office handled about 100 claims in two days following a hail storm in Midland about two weeks ago. Storm causes thousands of outages4,000 lost power Monday nightcenter_img TAGS  Previous articleDallas Swindle.jpgNext articleJoshua Villegas.jpg Digital AIM Web Support Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more