Ag Businesses Report Favorable First Quarter Earnings

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Apr 29, 2021 Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Businesses Report Favorable First Quarter Earnings Facebook Twitter Earning reports topped headlines on Wall Street this week, and agriculture businesses seem to be doing well.Syngenta reported first-quarter sales of $7.1 billion, up 20 percent for the same period last year. BASF reported first-quarter sales were up 16 percent, to 19.4 billion euros, or $23.52 billion.AGCO reported sales for the first quarter were approximately $2.4 billion, an increase of 23.4 percent.Meanwhile, ADM reported first-quarter earnings of $689 million. The company says its Ag Services and Oilseeds sector achieved a record first quarter, with operating profits 84 percent higher year over year.Tractor Supply Company reported net sales for the first quarter of 2021 increased 42.5 percent to $2.79 billion from $1.96 billion in the first quarter of 2020.Finally, CME Group reports revenue of $1.3 billion for the first quarter of 2021. CME Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Terry Duffy says, “Trading volumes in Q1 have returned to pre-pandemic levels.” Ag Businesses Report Favorable First Quarter Earnings SHARE Previous articleFB: Three New Tax Hikes for Farmers in Biden’s PlanNext articleTwo Weeks of Unsettled Weather to Impact Planting Windows NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Game 5 brings a big win, but a bigger loss for the Warriors

first_imgCan championship mettle overcome the most unfortunate of circumstances and bring the Warriors back from a three-games-to-one deficit?Related Articles TORONTO — Can heart win a title?Can guile carry the Warriors to two more wins? Warriors resemble team of old, Kevon Looney isn’t ready, and other thoughts from loss to Trail Blazers Why the Warriors want … Click here if you’re unable to view the video or photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img

One Piece Straight 8 Inches Bang Clip in on Bangs Fringe Hair Extension Extensions Womens Ladies Girls Fashion Choice Blonde Brown…, Had to cut it and style it but looks good: ) too shiny to wear in public but

first_imgIt almost perfectly matches my hair color and i like that the wefts are quite thick so it doesn’t look fake or cheap. Sure it’s a bit glossy, but what synthetic wig isn’t?.Great deal for such a low price. My only concern is that it sheds a tiiiiny bit and the edges are a bit too curled on the sides. It was a lot darker than i thought but it sits well in my own hair. Great for when you want to change your hair style without the hassle of going to the hairdressers. The quality is much better than i expected for the price and it stays in place. Comments from buyers“Surprisingly nice and realistic ., Very nice for the price!, but it can easily be darkened with colouring mousse from VO5” Quite a warm brown tone which doesn’t really match my hair but it’s perfect for a fancy dress. Good price, arrived quickly and we’ll packaged. I would order from here again, a more useful colour chart would be great but apart from that – perfect. My daughter wanted a fringe cut in to her hair. I purchased this as a great alternative, she can now have a fringe whenever she wants. Great product to add a bit of funk to your hair – people didn’t realise it’s fake ?. My daughter wore it to change her appearance for a. My daughter wore it to change her appearance for a part in a play. Done the trick ? and is seriously cheap . Excellent, have been complimented on it a few times. Excellent, have been complimented on it a few times, its a bit shiny but doesnt look fake, great for ppl like me who love to change their look without needing to cut their hair, would defo recommend. I bought this because i’ve been thinking about cutting my bangs for a while but i wasn’t sure how i was going to look, and this clip bangs worked like a charm, now that i see how they look on me i’m definitely gonna go for the real bangs lol. Although it’s not real hair and shines in the light, no one can tell whether it’s real or not if wearing at night. I was quite surprised with the good quality and even ordered the full length fringe (9 inches) and another blond one for my mum. Very recommend if you just want a a quick change in your style. Ordered for my 12 year old daughter who cannot decide whether or not to get her fringe cut back in. Great fun and could save some heartache. Really effective product, bit in the shiny side but a fun hair accessory. Matches my hair and sits wonderfully. Really good looks real but one of the clips was broke. Really good looks real but one of the clips was broke so had to send it back. Good value for money as some sites was charging a lot more money for same thing. I ordered this as i didn’t want to cut my hair and have a fringe but wanted the option for one. I’m having to send the item back as it’s such a dark reddy brown that it doesn’t match my hair colour at all. However, the hair itself was soft and silky. Felt like a good quality for the price. The clips were decent but would probably need replacing after some use. If it matched my hair colour, i would of kept it and worn it. It’s a shame i have such an odd colour. For the price, excellent value. Really effective product, bit in the shiny side but a fun hair accessory. Great product to add a bit of funk to your hair – people didn’t realise it’s fake ?. For the price, excellent value. I ordered this as i didn’t want to cut my hair and have a fringe but wanted the option for one. I’m having to send the item back as it’s such a dark reddy brown that it doesn’t match my hair colour at all. However, the hair itself was soft and silky. Felt like a good quality for the price. The clips were decent but would probably need replacing after some use. If it matched my hair colour, i would of kept it and worn it. It’s a shame i have such an odd colour. But it can easily be darkened with colouring mousse from vo5. Slightly the wrong colour for my hair, but it can easily be darkened with colouring mousse from vo5, and now suits almost perfectly. Also, the join is quite obvious but i hide it with headbands and it looks perfectly fine. I’ve been receiving compliments all day and i might wear this as an everyday thing rather than committing to a permanent fringe. It feels and looks quite synthetic but no one has noticed – those who i tell its fake have said its obvious if you’re looking out for it. It was a lot darker than i thought but it sits well in my own hair. Good product and fits well with the colour of my natural hair. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-04-03 13:41:44Reviewed Item One Piece Straight 8 Inches Bang Clip in on Bangs Fringe Hair Extension Extensions Womens Ladies Girls Fashion Choice Black Blonde Brown…Rating 4.0 / 5  stars, based on  68  reviewsPrice£1.79last_img read more

#KicksStalker: Auto-lacing kicks for automatic shooter Marcio Lassiter

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Marcio Lassiter is no stranger to wearing some of the precious sneakers on and off the parquet floor.From countless retro Jordans to some Nike ID flavors, Lassiter always makes sure to deck out in neck-breaking silhouettes.ADVERTISEMENT Lassiter, who demonstrated how the shoe tightens and loosens just by a push of a button, finished with 16 points on 4-of-8 shooting from three in the Beermen’s easy victory.“It’s cool to have a shoe that’s tying laces for you so you feel like the shoe itself is a very cool shoe,” said Lassiter. “It has a good grip, comfortable, aerodynamic, and it’s fits like a glove.”Lassiter also has another more personal reason why he chose to wear the BB Adapts and that was for the healthy competition going on with his teammate Chris Ross as to who among the two of them has better sneakers.“You know who has the better kicks, I know it’s your birthday but come on Chris,” said Lassiter of Ross who celebrated his 34th birthday on Saturday.“I know he’s going to level up and he’ll get shoes and we’re going to surprise each other.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments And for the sake of their fun sneaker duel, Ross rocked a pair of “South Beach” LeBron 8s after the game. MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lassiter upped the ante once more when he wore a pair of Nike BB Adapts in San Miguel Beer’s121-111 win over NLEX in the PBA Philippine Cup.There’s no question that Lassiter was the first to wear Nike’s self-lacing basketball sneakers on the PBA floor but the Beermen’s lethal shooter hopes that more would follow in his footsteps.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I wouldn’t be surprised if someone does wear these it’ll be a good thing,” said Lassiter said of the high-tech sneakers which were made available last month and retail for $350 USD. “Hopefully in the future they make more shoes like this.”“I think probably everybody will have shoes like these.” P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Cherry Rondina, streaking Tigresses coping with Milena Alessandrini’s absence Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandemlast_img read more

Penn State Declares #WhiteOut For Michigan Game In November

first_imgPenn State fans in whiteout game against Ohio state.UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – OCTOBER 27: Penn State students cheer their Nittany Lions after staging a “white out” during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Beaver Stadium October 27, 2007 in University Park, Pennsylvania. Ohio State won 37-17. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)Beaver Stadium was already expected to be rocking when the Michigan Wolverines head to Happy Valley to take on Penn State in late November. Now, the school announced Monday night, it will officially be a “White Out” game for the Nittany Lions. Penn State will host the Wolverines for such an affair for the third time ever – and first since 2013. Via PSU:This will be the third time that Penn State has hosted Michigan in a full stadium White Out game and the fourth time overall. The last time the teams met in a White Out game, Penn State claimed a dramatic 43-40 victory in four overtimes in 2013.The game time for the 2015 Penn State White Out game will be announced at a later date. The Penn State dorms will remain open through 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, which will allow students to attend the game before heading on Thanksgiving break.Penn State has also introduced new Nike tee shirts to commemorate the occasion. You can’t buy them yet, but you can pre-order them. Penn State, which played in a bowl game last year for the first time since the 2011 season, will be looking to continue rebuilding under head coach James Franklin. A win over Michigan would be a huge step.last_img read more

Video: Syracuse Players Go Crazy When Team Finds Out It Made The NCAA Tournament

first_imgIt looked extremely unlikely that the Syracuse Orange would make this year’s NCAA Tournament after losing five of their last six games, including a one-and-done showing in the ACC Tournament. As it turns out, SU made the tournament as a 10-seed, avoiding the play-in games. Because of the bracket leak, some of the Syracuse players may have known their tournament fate ahead of time, but when the team was officially announced as ‘in,’ the team still had a pretty fantastic reaction.The MVP here has to be walk-on Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye, who broke out a few dances after the news came in. Congratulations to the Orange on the tournament berth.last_img read more

Liberal MP who weathered gunregistry fight not worried about new firearms bill

first_imgOTTAWA – He’s the Liberal MP for a large, rural Ontario riding with lots of gun owners, but Bob Nault says he is not worried about a voter backlash over the government’s new firearms bill.The Conservatives say the legislation would unfairly target law-abiding hunters and target shooters with fresh measures.Nault, however, sees nothing in the bill that could stir up the sort of controversy that erupted over the universal long-gun registry in the 1990s — a fight he remembers well.The latest legislation will have no major impacts on legitimate firearms owners, Nault, 62, said in an interview. “I think this is going to be put to bed fairly quickly.”Not if the Conservatives have any sway.Since the bill’s introduction last month, Tory MPs have called the move to tighten controls on the sale and tracking of firearms the creation of a new national long-gun registry.The bill would require retailers to keep records of firearms inventory and sales for at least 20 years, a measure intended to assist police in investigating gun trafficking and other crimes. It would also require a gun seller to ensure a buyer’s licence is valid prior to the transaction.“By going to the store level as opposed to the home, the Liberals are trying to bring in the registry by a back door,” Conservative MP Erin O’Toole said in the House of Commons. “In several Parliaments in the past we saw that it did not work, it did not hit crime, it cost hundreds of millions of dollars and it targeted law-abiding people as opposed to lawbreakers.”The Conservative government dismantled the long-gun registry, a Liberal initiative that mushroomed into a costly computer boondoggle and stoked resentment in the firearms community.The Liberals are quick to note the new plan to require commercial retailers to keep sales records would revive a measure that existed from 1979 until 1995, when universal registration of guns essentially replaced the store ledgers. Most merchants already record sales for safety and liability reasons and because it affects their insurance, the Liberals say.As for greater scrutiny of sales, it’s the buyer’s licence, not the gun, that’s being verified, and no information about the firearm is exchanged, they add.The Conservatives are using the firearms bill as “a wedge issue” to capitalize on the wariness of rural residents, said Nault, who won the northern Ontario riding of Kenora by just 498 votes in the 2015 election.But he prefers to view the latest federal effort to control firearms as one step on a long path that stretches back to the late 19th century.Nault, a gun owner whose father taught him to shoot as a youngster, was one of the MPs who provided advice to the government about what the Liberal caucus was hearing in the mid-1990s as Allan Rock, then justice minister, pushed ahead with the long-gun registry.The current bill is nowhere near as far-reaching, Nault said. As of late last week, he had heard from 45 constituents with concerns about the legislation in his sprawling riding that covers one-third of the province.Among the reservations: a measure that would restore the authority of RCMP experts to classify firearms without political influence, repealing cabinet’s authority to overrule Mountie determinations, and another that would roll back some automatic authorizations to transport restricted and prohibited firearms, such as handguns and assault weapons.“As I’ve said to my colleagues, of course we’ll lose some votes in rural Canada, because whenever you talk about firearms, people naturally get upset about it,” Nault said.But he insisted the bill is “quite balanced” and will have “virtually no impact” on 98 per cent of gun owners.He stressed the importance of a provision that would expand the scope of background checks on those who want to acquire a gun. Instead of just the five years immediately preceding a licence application, personal history questions would cover a person’s entire lifetime.“In Canada, owning a firearm is a privilege, not a right,” Nault said.“Hopefully people will start to see this more as a non-partisan issue.”— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

Jim Belushi And The Sacred Hearts To Perform At American Indian College

first_imgThe American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) has signed Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts to perform live at its 25th Anniversary Gala, to be held Friday, May 8 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the legendary Drake Hotel.The formal fundraising event will benefit Native American higher education and celebrate the College Fund’s mission to provide access to higher education for all Native people.VIP ticket-holders will enjoy a special reception and the opportunity to meet Jim Belushi.A silent auction featuring Native art and unique items will also be held at the event. In addition, the College Fund will be accepting bids for a guest to perform the song “Soul Man” with Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts that evening.All VIP packages, tickets, individual tickets, tables, and sponsorships are available for purchase now. Visit to learn more or call 303-426-8900.25th Anniversary event sponsors include Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.; Comcast NBCUNIVERSAL; Wieden+Kennedy; Ford Foundation; San Manuel Band of Mission Indians; The Walt Disney Company; AT&T; and McDonald’s Corporation.
The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) is the nation’s largest private provider of scholarships for Native American and Alaska Native students. Founded in 1989, the College Fund has been “Educating the Mind and Spirit” of Native people for 25 years and provides an average of 6,000 scholarships annually. The College Fund also supports the nation’s 34 accredited tribal colleges and universities located on 77 campuses on or near Indian reservations. The College Fund consistently receives top ratings from independent charity evaluators. For more information, please visit read more

Bannock hunting and baby formula now part of Nutrition North

first_imgNutrition North has long been criticized for the way it works; paying retailers to lower their prices through a shipping subsidy instead of going directly to families.It replaced the Food Mail program in 2011, which retailers disliked.Now more food and non-food items will be eligible for the freight subsidy, Jones said. And there will be more ways to pay instead of only with credit cards.Jones said in exchange the government wants better reporting from retailers on how the subsidy is being applied.And consumers want to see that, too, she said, on receipts from more stores.But Nunavut premier Joe Savikataaq said giving retailers more subsidy money wouldn’t guarantee better prices.“We would like to see more direct benefit and subsidy to Nunavummiut,” he said in a release.And Nunavut should have “a dedicated presence” on the program’s advisory board, the premier added.Food reformThis is the Liberal government’s first major overhaul of Nutrition North after it held public hearings into the plan in 2016.Jones said her party will bump the program’s budget to $14 million and add a harvesters’ support grant program to help cushion the high cost of hunting.Food insecurity is a huge issue in northern and remote communities, where there is usually only one major supermarket.Retailers say shipping – mostly by air – jacks up the prices while consumers wonder why junk food is priced much lower than healthy goods.As a result, diets are poor and can lead to health problems.Something Nutrition North is supposed to address but often misses the mark, as APTN Investigates revealed in this documentary.“Nearly 70 per cent of Inuit households in Nunavut are food insecure,” said Aluki Kotierk, president of Inuit rights group Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.“Inuit children are living in food insecure households at a rate eight times the national average, among the highest documented food insecurity rate for an Indigenous population in a developed country.”Kotierk said adding money to offset the high cost of hunting country food would help many families.“It is a necessary and integral part of Inuit culture,” she said in a release.“It is our safety net, at a time of major social changes.”[email protected]@katmarte Ingredients to make bannock to be included in Nutrition North program. (APTN file)Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsThe Trudeau government is trying to make Nutrition North more palatable.It announced updates Monday to the remote and northern food subsidy program developed by the Harper government, including bannock-making ingredients.“Our government firmly believes that policy created with Northerners, for Northerners is the most effective,” said Labrador Lib-MP Yvonne Jones in Iqaluit.“The changes to the subsidy rates and the food eligibility list announced today reflect what we have heard from Northerners about how we can better help them access healthy foods.”Jones, parliamentary secretary to the minister of intergovernmental and northern affairs and internal trade, said more groceries, along with baby formula, would be added to the list of products subsidized under the program after complaints from consumers.Frozen fruits and vegetables, infant food and formula, spaghetti, macaroni and dried beans will be covered under the expanded formula starting January 2019.The complete list is here: Nutrition NorthWatch Kent Driscoll’s story on Nutrition Northlast_img read more

Syracuse profits by handwriting thousands of latetax notes

first_imgALBANY, N.Y. — A city in New York state has found a novel way of motivating residents to pay their back taxes: personal notes handwritten by city officials.The idea stemmed from an experiment on late-tax payments, in which the city of Syracuse partnered with researchers at Syracuse University. City officials wrote and signed thousands of notes by hand, rather than sending standard legal letters demanding payment.The result was the city collecting nearly $1.5 million more than it predicted traditional methods alone would have brought in. University researchers estimate that the personal approach brought in 57 per cent more revenue from delinquent property owners than the city could expect from using more traditional letters.The notes took a less threatening approach, focusing on steps the resident could take to avoid late penalties or legal action. Instead of being addressed “dear property owner,” the notes were all personally addressed to the resident. Each had a brief, handwritten message on the outside of the envelope as well, researchers said.“It’s the kind of positive outcome that occurs when you aren’t afraid to try something new,” Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh said in a statement.Collecting late taxes is a big challenge for many cities, which often use computer-generated letters to residents threatening action if the money isn’t paid. The researchers said the experiment could have broad applications to a number of different government services. The researchers said they aren’t aware of any other city in the U.S. using the personalized note method to collect taxes.“These are small, simple changes that can have huge payoffs,” said Leonard Lapoo, a Syracuse professor and director and co-founder of Maxwell X Lab, a behavioural research centre at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School.The lab’s managing director, Joe Boskovski, called the experiment common sense, saying treating people as humans can yield results.The findings were first reported by The Associated Press. City officials announced them publicly on Tuesday.David Klepper, The Associated Presslast_img read more