TPA vote moves to Senate

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed a vote from the House that would extend trade promotion authority, or TPA, to President Barack Obama. The bill now moves to the Senate, and is part of an effort by congressional leadership to put TPA back on track following an unexpected defeat of Trade Adjustment Assistance last week that put the legislation in jeopardy.ASA President Wade Cowan, a soybean farmer from Brownfield, Texas, pointed to the bill as one that would empower the administration, in the form of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), to better represent producers of the nation’s largest farm export heading into finalization of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other critical negotiations.“We are again encouraged by the House’s commitment to TPA and encourage the same commitment from the Senate,” Cowan said. “For the better part of a decade, our partners at USTR have been charged with baling a cake without having access to the full complement of ingredients, if you will. TPA would give them the authority and the resources they need to represent most completely the needs of American farmers in global trade agreements.”Cowan also highlighted that TPA is a vital component to completing the pending TPP, as well as upcoming negotiations with Europe.“TPA has always been step one as we look to forge strong agreements that help to make American agriculture — and soybean farmers in particular — so competitive in international markets,” Cowan said. “With TPA in hand, we now turn our attention to finalizing an agreement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership that includes vital export markets for U.S. soybeans and meat products, as well as the developing markets that grow in their demand for American soy every day. We look to the Senate to take up and pass this legislation as quickly as possible.”last_img read more

Managing take-all and other diseases in wheat after wheat

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Pierce Paul, Ohio State University ExtensionI never recommend planting a small grain crop after another small grain crop, as planting wheat after barley for instance or barley after wheat increases the risk of diseases such as head scab and take-all. However, this year, some growers do not have much of a choice; soybean will not be harvested in time in some fields for them to plant wheat, so they will either have plant wheat after corn harvested for silage or after wheat. If you do end up planting wheat after corn or wheat, here are a few tips that could help to reduce the risk of having major disease problems next spring:Select and plant the most resistant variety that you can find. Check the Ohio Wheat Performance Trials report (, and select a variety with resistance to as many diseases as possible. Give priority to head scab, Stagonospora, and powdery mildew resistance.If conditions become favorable for disease development in the spring, resistance alone will not control head scab. Plan to apply a fungicide if it becomes wet and humid during flowering. However, we still have time to think about fungicide application for head scab control, let us continue to explore fall management options.If you cannot rotate away from a small grain crop, the next best option to reduce spore build-up in the field is tillage. Most of the common leaf and head diseases in Ohio and even some root diseases survive in crop residue. Tillage will bury residue, leaving fewer spores available to infect the newly planted crop. Tillage will also speed-up residue decompositions.Plant after the Hessian fly-free date, as cool fall conditions are less favorable for spore production and infection.Planting date and foliar fungicides will not control root diseases such as take-all, and wheat and barley varieties with resistance to talk-all are hard to find. So, here are a few additional tips that will help to reduce take-all problems next spring, if you happen to plant wheat after wheat or another small grain crop this fall:Nutrient management: Take-all is favored by nitrate forms of nitrogen and suppressed by ammonia and slow-release forms of nitrogen. Manganese deficiency has also been associated with increased levels of take-all. In general, any form of nutrient stress (lack of essential and trace elements) could increase take-all.Soil pH: Take-all it is also favored high pH, so applying lime will generally increase take-all, particularly if the pH is elevated above 6.Tillage will help to reduce take-all for all the reasons listed above.Crop rotation away from small grain crops for one or two seasons is often the best way of managing take-all, with soybean being one of the best rotational crop. However, if you plant wheat or barley into an abandoned soybean field that had a lot of grassy weeds you could still have problems with take-all.last_img read more

Calendar of events

first_imgOctober 15, 2010: Adora-the great Mumbai jewellry festival is on. A chance to gift your loved ones scintillating jewellry from Adora Diamonds. October 16, 2010: Zarine Khan & Bina Aziz present an exhibition for exclusive children’s merchandise at Tradition Art, Sanjay Plaza, Juhu. October 17, 2010: Jean-Claude Biguine will be,October 15, 2010: Adora-the great Mumbai jewellry festival is on. A chance to gift your loved ones scintillating jewellry from Adora Diamonds.October 16, 2010: Zarine Khan & Bina Aziz present an exhibition for exclusive children’s merchandise at Tradition Art, Sanjay Plaza, Juhu.October 17, 2010: Jean-Claude Biguine will be launching his new salon at Juhu for which he will be throwing a big Sunday brunch party. October 19, 2010: All new Patchi Wedding Collection includes chocolates wrapped in creme ribbons and embellished with heart shaped crystal rings. October 20, 2010: Scabrous Allure-ceramic sculptures exhibitions by Shitanshu G. Maurya being held at Tao Art Gallery between 11 am to 7 pm. October 21, 2010: Exhibition of Pakistan based artist Khalil Chishtee at New Mahalaxmi Silk Mills, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road. October 22, 2010: NCPA organises Lokpriya, an evening of ghazals with classical music maestro Hariharan. Catch him live at 6.30 pm.October 24, 2010: 212-A new European restaurant with a well stocked bar and a large dining area opens in 12-A, Hornby Vellard Estate, Worli.October 25, 2010: A painting and sculpture exhibition called ‘Fables & Folklore’is being put up by Jayasri Burman, at Jehangir Art Gallery.October 27, 2010: Eco-friendly products are on display at Mother Earth store. Head to Sobo Central, Tardeo, near Heera Panna. Ph- 3221 4501/02/03.October 28, 2010: Hong Kong Trade Development Council presents Lifestyle Expo Mumbai from 10 am at Grand Hyatt Exhibition ground. October 30, 2010: Artist Vijay Shinde depicts hallucination linked to Gods in colourful, geometric patterns. Exhibition at Tao Art Gallery, Worli. November 1, 2010: Start your month with Seema Kohli’s exhibition being held at The Museum Gallery, Kalaghoda, 6pm onwards. Sure to be a spectacle.November 2, 2010: Put on your dancing shoes as Dance Sport India announces its new batches for Salsa and Latin Ballroom dancing.November 5, 2010: Clowns from all over the world come down to Mumbai to perform a series of shows. For more information call 9987082100 November 6, 2010: Chef Sonjuhi Malhotra holds classes for making egg-less cakes at Navkar Building, Juhu.November 7, 2010: Women’s fashion accessory brand Holii has launched its festive collection in three ranges-Kushana, Kakatiya and Mughal. November 8, 2010: Max Mueller Bhavan screens the documentary movie ‘Dharavi- Slum for Sale’ that throws light on the lives of slum dwellers.November 11, 2010: The Max Mueller Bhavan is organising a film screening of ‘Megacities’ by Michael Glawogger at 6.30 pm today. Dont miss it. advertisementlast_img read more

Mahindra’s new Verito launched at Rs 5.27 lakh

first_imgLooking to enhance its position in the entry level sedan segment, auto major Mahindra & Mahindra on Thursday launched a new version of its Verito priced between Rs 5.27 lakh and Rs 7.14 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).The car will be available in both petrol and diesel options and will take on Maruti Suzukis DZire and Toyota Kirloskar Motors Etios. DZire is currently available between Rs 4.88 lakh and Rs 7.35 lakh, while Etios is sold at Rs 5.14-8.23 lakh.While the petrol variant powered by a 1.4 litre engine is priced at Rs 5.27 lakh and Rs 5.49 lakh for the two options, the diesel variant coming with 1.5 litre engine has three options priced between Rs 6.26 lakh and Rs 7.14 lakh.”We have tripled Verito volume in the last two years. In the last fiscal we sold 18,000 units of the car and this year we are looking to outperform the industry growth,” Mahindra & Mahindra Chief Executive (automotive division) Pravin Shah told reporters.The new Verito is more expensive by Rs 7,000 to Rs 19,000 across different variants than earlier model.Shah said the company has an annual capacity of producing 20,000 units of Verito at its plant at Nashik in Maharashtra.M&M had taken licence from its erstwhile joint venture partner Renault to manufacture and sell sedan Logan in the Indian market when their association ended in 2010. Later, in April 2011 the company had relaunched the car and renamed it as Verito.The Indian auto major is currently working on a sub-four metre version of the Verito which will qualify for the excise duty benefit given on small cars.When asked if M&M would remain a single car company with its strength lying in utility and sports utility vehicles, Shah said: “We don’t mind being a single car company to the extent that if we are bringing value to the customers.”He declined to comment on whether M&M would develop new car models based on the Verito platform.Commenting on the company’s SUV model XUV500, Shah said since the company reopened bookings in June, it has received over 22,000 orders.M&M will be enhancing the output of the vehicle at its Chakan plant to 5,000 units a month by September-October from the current levels of 4,000 units per month.”As of now the waiting period of XUV500 is around 2-4 months,” he said.On exports, Shah said M&M plans to start shipping XUV500 to markets in Europe, South and Central America within this fiscal. Already the company is exporting to South Africa and Australia. advertisementlast_img read more

TCI Youth Business Workshop

first_imgThe Youth Business Workshop exceeded expectations and the Ministry of Education and Department of Youth Affairs remain committed to helping students learn more about successful approaches to training young entrepreneurs, and workshops like this are a vital. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 22, 2018 – Grand Turk – The Ministry of Education, through the Department of Youth Affairs hosted the first ever Business Presentation Workshop. The Workshop took place on Saturday, 17th February at 9am-1pm at the HJ Robinson Auditorium.Over 50 students sat and listened as Kerwin Boxill shared his 3 Crucial Strategies and that youth entrepreneurship is an effective way to contribute to the economic development of the community.  Young people, young leaders, are the key mechanism for such development. The Workshop allowed all to unlock their entrepreneurial potential as young leaders.Students were told to spend additional time on their plans outside of the workshop. Some of the students submitted their business plans for review and assessment by the Department of Youth affairs upon completion of the youth business plan. The Youth Business Presentation workshop covered strategies to help teens learn important and crucial strategies. Students were given a skill set that included how to present your business, how to create clients for life and how to increase profitability.Workshop Objectives:Learn and understand interaction and representationBecome one with businessAttraction MarketingHave clients begging for your service or productIncrease loyal clients for lifeMaximize profitCreate their own path and follow it Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday January 22 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Tuesday, January 22, 2019:#1) Wilmington Commission On Disabilities MeetingThe Wilmington Commission on Disabilities meets at 6:30pm in the Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE.#2) Shawsheen Tech School Committee MeetingThe Shawsheen Tech School Committee meets at 7:30pm in the John Miller School Committee Room at the Tech. Read the agenda HERE.#3) Colonial Life For The 18th Century FamilyWindsor Place of Wilmington (92 West Street) is holding a presentation entitled “Colonial Life For The 18th Century Family” at 2:30pm in the Activity Room. In this session, Abigail describes how a colonial family provided for their basic needs. Using primary sources like the family’s probate inventory, learn about which items were important for survival and how they were made. Audience members are encouraged to explore reproduction artifacts just like those that were a part of everyday life. Explore the importance of craftsmen and imported goods. Discover how a family not only survived, but thrived! Open to the public.#4) Creative Writing Skills Group Meeting At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Creative Writing Skills Group Meeting at 7pm. Learn and apply creative writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their creative writing skills and get their work published. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials in advance. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras. Register HERE.#5) Tech Buddies Drop In At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a Tech Buddies Drop-In from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Need technology help, but Brad isn’t here? Drop in at a Tech Buddies session! Tech Buddies is a new volunteer program connecting teens and members of the Wilmington community in need of assistance navigating their phones, tablets, cameras, and the Cloud.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, June 26, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 26, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, May 28, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more