14 Jun
2021

Corn Stalks on Indiana Tour not Holding Up

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarmers Back RomneyNext articleSecond Retailer in U.S. Begins E-15 Sales Andy Eubank Corn Stalks on Indiana Tour not Holding Up SHARE SHARE Home News Feed Corn Stalks on Indiana Tour not Holding Up Facebook Twitter The eastern leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour saw a tale of different days unfold in the first half of the tour. Ty Higgins of the Ohio Ag Net is on the tour and he told HAT yield numbers Tuesday came up quite a bit compared with Monday’s southeastern Indiana leg. Day 2 central and western Indiana corn averages were often in the 150 bushels to the acre range.Higgins also noted that corn quality was “great,” but stalks are not.“Let’s just say that farmers better get their combines warmed up here in the next week or two because the stalk quality is not going to hold up and yields are going to be falling to the ground and not into the bin come harvest time,” he said. “There are a lot of fields here in west central Indiana where we did a couple of push tests. We tried ten stalks in same row and a lot of times 6, 7, 8 stalks of those ten snapped without any resistance back. So that stalk quality is going to be a huge issue after this dry, hot summer we’ve had in Indiana.”The first two stops Tuesday were in Tipton and then Howard County and a 150 bpa number came out of both fields. Then the tour got a 180 yield from a Tippecanoe County field. But hail damage there is very severe.“Hail damage is absolutely unbelievable. I’ve stood in a lot of corn fields, but the last one in Tippecanoe County was the worst one I’ve ever been in. You could see across the field quite a ways. It was beat up and I would imagine most of the fields were beat up by this same.”And Higgins noted another storm moving in that brings high winds will easily blow over the corn with suspect stalk quality.Listen for the full report:[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/Ty-Higgins-crop-tour-day-2-update.mp3|titles=Ty Higgins crop tour day 2 update]As Pro Farmer wrapped up the Indiana portion of the tour they released a 113 bushels per acre estimate vs. the 3-year average of almost 156. Soybean pod count was close to the 3-year average of 1190. The 2012 Indiana average is 1033.The Nebraska corn average is 131 bpa vs. at 3-year average of 157.Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/Ty-Higgins-crop-tour-day-2-update.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS By Andy Eubank – Aug 21, 2012 last_img read more

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31 May
2021

Why Is the Manhattan Housing Market Slowing Down?

first_img About Author: Radhika Ojha Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Homes HOUSING Inventory Listing Price manhattan market sale Stribling & Associates 2019-01-09 Radhika Ojha in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: RESPA Damages Denied for Delinquent Mortgagor Next: Ginnie Mae’s Michael Bright Steps Down Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Properties in the tony Manhattan borough of New York City spent the greatest number of days on market in six years according to a report on Manhattan’s housing market by residential brokerage firm Stribling & Associates.The report which covers sales, contracts, and inventory levels across the borough revealed that the luxury threshold (defined by Stribling as the top 10 percent of all sales) stood at $4.35 million. Many legacy contracts signed in new developments in the borough up to two years ago or more finalized their sales in Q42018 driving up the average price in Manhattan by 1.8 percent, even as the median price dropped 4.4 percent. “In healthier markets, these numbers would have moved correspondingly,” said Garrett Derderian, Director of Data and Reporting at Stribling.The borrow recorded a decline of 10 percent in total sales compared to the same period last year and was down 25 percent from the high recorded in Q42015, the report indicated. “Every quarter of 2018 saw a decrease in the number of sales over the same period one year ago, including the most recent quarter,” Derderian said. “The striking occurrence now is the number of sales hit a post-crash low. The last time we observed so few fourth-quarter sales was 2011.”Despite the decline in sales, the report revealed that sales volume in terms of dollars increased with total sales volume for Q42018 up 1.6 percent to $4.07 billion from $4.01 billion a year ago. Yet, according to Derderian, the total volume remained down from the nearly $5 billion recorded in 2015.Additionally, discounts in price listings continued to rise during the quarter in Manhattan. While the average discounts for properties in the borough were at 6.4 percent off the initial asking price in Q32018, they grew to 7.9 percent in Q4, though they weren’t evenly spread.Looking at the inventory in the area, the report found that there were 7,019 units on the market at the end of Q42018. Of these, condo units made up the largest share of the inventory with 49 percent. Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago January 9, 2019 1,852 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Why Is the Manhattan Housing Market Slowing Down? Tagged with: Homes HOUSING Inventory Listing Price manhattan market sale Stribling & Associates Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Why Is the Manhattan Housing Market Slowing Down? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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19 Oct
2020

Experts, activists call for heightened public scrutiny of COVID-19 policies, funding

first_imgExperts are encouraging increased public scrutiny of the government’s COVID-19 mitigation policies, as the House of Representatives and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) were less critical in their stances. Didin S. Damanhuri, founder of the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef), said that large-scale embezzlement could occur if COVID-19 response and spending were not monitored closely.“The public has to keep watch so that there is no the BLBI scandal volume 2,” Didin said on Tuesday during a public discussion held by the KPK.He was referring to the Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support (BLBI) that the central bank provided to help failing banks during the 1998 monetary crisis. The recipient banks largely misused the funds, with the KPK estimating in 2019 that Rp 4.58 trillion (US$309.87 million) in state losses remained unrecovered.Didin stressed that public scrutiny was needed, as the House had passed the regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) on COVID-19 mitigation with little resistance, forfeiting their chance to challenge the regulation.In addition to the implementing regulations the government has issued under the 2018 Health Quarantine Law, the controversial Perppu gives the government expanded authority to raise the deficit cap and reallocate funds from the state budget. The Perppu has drawn criticism for a clause that protects officials from legal liabilities, as long as they act “in good faith and in accordance with the law” in the implementation of related fiscal and monetary policies. Experts and activists have raised concerns that the regulation essentially gives carte blanche for officials to commit graft and embezzlement.Following the Perppu, the government announced it would roll out an economic recovery stimulus package worth Rp 641.17 trillion to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and state-owned enterprises (SOEs).Read also: Court summonses Jokowi, House to next hearing in COVID-19 response judicial reviewBivitri Susanti, a constitutional law expert at the Jentera School of Law in Jakarta, said during Tuesday’s discussion that she deplored the House for focusing on issues other than COVID-19 mitigation, including deliberating the revised 2009 Mining Law revision and insisting on passing contentious omnibus bill on job creation.“It’s like the House and the government are wearing blinders, while the people they represent are thinking about whether they will be able to eat tomorrow,” she said.Bivitri also urged the public to report any signs of embezzlement in COVID-19 mitigation to the relevant authorities, including the Indonesia Ombudsman and the KPK. She also called on the KPK to be more transparent in releasing public reports.Meanwhile, Indonesian Corruption Watch activist Kurnia Ramadhana suggested that the KPK might no longer be depended on to eradicate corruption. The revised KPK Law that came into effect in October 2019 has established a new hierarchical level above the KPK to install a supervisory council armed with veto powers, essentially stripping the commission its independence and its antigraft tools.Kurnia also noted that KPK chair Comr. Gen. Firli Bahuri, a police general whose appointment late last year prompted public debate, had recorded more controversies than achievements. He added that Firli had made fewer graft arrests while making more frequent visits to government agencies and the House compared to previous KPK leaders, who generally avoided meeting government officials.Amnesty International Indonesia executive director Usman Hamid said that the public should communicate any dissatisfaction with the COVID-19 regulations and policies through legal channels, such as by filing a judicial review with the Constitutional Court or filing a class-action lawsuit.Usman also said that the public should find new ways to exert political pressure on the government amid the current social restrictions. For example, he said, a car caravan protest was held in the United States so protesters could maintain physical distance while making their voices heard.Topics :last_img read more

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