Purdue Experts Breakdown Crop Report

first_img Facebook Twitter Purdue Experts Breakdown Crop Report By Gary Truitt – Aug 10, 2012 SHARE Listen to the entire program here[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/purdue-web.mp3|titles=purdue web]Highlights from the program: Facebook Twitter Dr. Chris HurtJust moments after the release of the USDA August crop production report, experts from Purdue University participated in a program to explain and analyze the numbers. Hosted by Purdue Ag dean Jay Akridge, the panel consisted of Greg Matli, with the Indiana Ag Statistics Service; Dr. Chris Hurt, Extension Ag Economist; Robert Nielsen, Purdue Corn Specialist; and Shaun Casteel, Purdue Soybean Specialist. Joe Kelsay, ISDA director also participated in the program which was held at the Normandy Barn at the Indiana State Fair. “The USDA corn yield numbers are worse than I thought they would be, but I feel they are realistic,” Bob Nielsen.Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/purdue-web.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Home News Feed Purdue Experts Breakdown Crop Report “$9 corn is not out of the question,” Chris Hurt. SHARE Previous articleIndiana Corn Soybean and Wheat Production Down from 2011Next articleUSDA Report On the Money, This Time Gary Truitt “Timley rains could boost soybean yields 2 to 3 bpa,” Shaun Casteel.last_img read more

Girl dies after apparently falling 700 feet off cliff at Horseshoe Bend Overlook in Arizona

first_imgDeAgostini/Getty Images(SAN JOSE, Calif.) — A California teen was found dead after apparently falling some 700 feet from a cliff at Horseshoe Bend Overlook in Arizona, authorities said.The girl’s family, from San Jose, reported the 14-year-old missing at 4 p.m. Monday, two hours after they last saw her, according to Coconino County Sheriff’s office.A search team consisting of the Coconino County Sheriff’s office and Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Air Rescue was dispatched and spotted the girl’s body using a helicopter.The team initially could not retrieve the girl’s body because of impending nightfall, but returned the next morning around 10 a.m., the sheriff’s office said.The girl’s name was not released.The sheriff’s office said the girl’s death appeared to be from an accidental fall, but her body was sent to medical examiner’s office for further study.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Dutch minister: APF now important vehicle for consolidation

first_imgThe general pension fund (algemeen pensioenfonds or APF), a new pensions vehicle introduced in the Netherland in mid-2016, has quickly developed into an important player in the consolidation process of the country’s pensions sector, Wouter Koolmees, the minister for social affairs, has said.In a letter to parliament, he said the consolidation vehicle had attracted most of the assets from pension funds that decided to stop operating.Since the introduction of the APF, combined assets managed by the country’s six vehicles had increased to €13.5bn at the end of 2018, Koolmees said.Despite this rapid increase in combined assets, the amount represented no more than 1% of the Dutch entire pensions assets. In the same period, industry-wide pension funds and insurers attracted €7.2bn and €3.6bn of pension assets, respectively, whereas €2.5bn went to a cross-border vehicle.According to the minister, between 2014 and 2018, 133 pension funds ceased to exist – 114 of them were company schemes.In this timeframe, 17 industry-wide pension funds, one occupational scheme and one APF also stopped operating.Koolmees added that the consolidation process had boosted the number of participants and pensioners at sector schemes by 115,000. APF’s and insurers gained 79,000 and 72,000 members, respectively.The combined number of participants and pensioners of APFs stood at 108,000 at the end of 2018. This equated to 0.6% of the total for the Netherlands, said the minister.The same percentage went for the combined pension contributions of €194m received by the consolidation vehicles.At the end of 2019, the number of active pension funds in the Netherlands had dropped to 187. In addition, almost 50 schemes were in liquidation.VNU, Goudse Haven, Ford Nederland and Nedlloyd Pensioenfonds have been a few of those schemes that since the beginning of the year have either transferred their pensions accrual to pension insurers or an APF, and will be liquidating subsequently.last_img read more