Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: USDA May Have Been Right.

first_img SHARE When combines first started to roll this harvest yields looked better than expected. Many in the trade expected those yield numbers to decline as the harvest progressed. Jim Bower with Bower Trading says that has not happened, ”It looks like the USDA may have been pretty close when they made their determination on this year’s crop size, pegging it as the 2nd largest in history. The yields coming off the combines continue to be quite good. We do expect these numbers to decline somewhat as we get into the later planted crops.”Bower told HAT the market is now having to readjust its expectations of what U.S. producers can produce even in a year with less than ideal weather, ”The new hybrids continue to produce amazing yields even better than just a few years ago.” He added one would not expect this kind of yield improvement in just a few years.Bower added about the only bright spot in the market right now is the continued good demand from the export market.For more market strategy information, contact Bower Trading at 800-533-8045 or bowertrading.com.This material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of Bower Trading Inc and is, or is in the nature of, a solicitation. This material is not a research report prepared by Bower Trading Inc. By accepting this communication, you agree that you are an experienced user of the futures markets, capable of making independent trading decisions, and agree that you are not, and will not, rely solely on this communication in making trading decisions.DISTRIBUTION IN SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY BE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY SHOULD INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT AND OBSERVE ANY SUCH PROHIBITION OR RESTRICTIONS. TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY AND SOLICITATIONS ARE PROHIBITED IN YOUR JURISDICTION WITHOUT REGISTRATION, THE MARKET COMMENTARY IN THIS COMMUNICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION.The risk of loss in trading futures and/or options is substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests of strategies, is not indicative of future results. Trading advice is based on information taken from trades and statistical services and other sources that Bower Trading Inc believes are reliable. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. Trading advice reflects our good faith judgment at a specific time and is subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee that the advice we give will result in profitable trades. Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: USDA May Have Been Right. Home Indiana Agriculture News Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: USDA May Have Been Right. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Oct 23, 2017 Previous articleFarm Lending StabilizingNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 23, 2017 Gary Truittlast_img read more

FB : GRAND OPENING: SU rallies from 15 points down, defeats Wake Forest in overtime season opener

first_imgFrom dilapidated to well-oiled, nonexistent to lethal — the Syracuse offense was a roller coaster on Thursday against Wake Forest.At its lowest, the unit amassed minus five total yards in the first quarter and more penalty yards (56) than total offense (52) by halftime. The result was a 20-7 Wake Forest lead.But at its peak, Ryan Nassib completed 13-of-15 passes after halftime, Antwon Bailey exploded and Van Chew made the two biggest receptions of his life.‘We were looking for that explosiveness from them right off the get-go, but hey, better late than never,’ Syracuse defensive end Mikhail Marinovich said.An inept SU (1-0, 0-0 Big East) offense rebooted itself in the second half and lit up the same Wake Forest defense that stymied the Orange through 30 minutes of play. Syracuse erased a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit courtesy of its sudden high-octane attack and pulled off the program’s largest comeback since 2003, stunning the Demon Deacons 36-29 in overtime.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThough more than half of the 40,833 in attendance had already exited with the game seemingly out of reach for SU, those who stuck it out were treated to a classic.‘That’s one of the best wins since I’ve been in Syracuse,’ Bailey said. ‘To do it in the fashion we did it, to come from so many points down and then to do it in the Dome. It doesn’t get any better than that.’Jimmy Newman’s 40-yard field goal with 11:02 remaining in the fourth quarter marked the beginning of the game’s second act. Those three points gave Wake Forest a 29-14 lead, which appeared insurmountable given the inconsistent performance of the SU offense to that point.On the sidelines, though, the Syracuse offense gathered together and agreed that it was now or never if the team wanted to enjoy its season opener.Nassib, who started the game 1-for-5, couldn’t miss. Twenty-one yards to Alec Lemon, nine more to Lemon on the next play, 24 yards to Chew five plays later. He completed all five passes on the drive for 59 yards, capping it off with a two-yard touchdown pass to fullback Adam Harris to make the score 29-21.‘We got it within eight, and I felt like that was a big turning point for the team,’ Harris said. ‘Everybody started getting a little excitement. The stadium felt alive again.’Then it was Bailey’s turn. The SU senior running back couldn’t find a single crease in the first half. Outside of one 10-yard gain, he had just 11 yards on seven carries.But with one 53-yard burst, he put to bed all of the criticism and hype surrounding his 5-foot-7-inch, 201-pound frame. He broke a run outside, down the left sideline and outran the Wake Forest defense to bring Syracuse within two at 29-27.He finished the game with 114 rushing yards and two touchdowns.Chew made a diving catch falling out of the back right corner of the end zone, dragging his left hip along the Carrier Dome turf to convert the two-point conversion.SU emerged from the murky depths to stun Wake Forest with 15 points in a span of 3:55.‘We like teams that pressure us because now you can get the big play,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said. ‘We were able to make some big plays. I’m disappointed we couldn’t make them earlier.’With the score deadlocked 29-29, Nassib and Marinovich flashed back to the season opener in 2008. Greg Paulus guided the Orange into overtime against Minnesota, but an interception in the back of the end zone cost Syracuse the game.But Nassib said this team is tougher. The bond is stronger. So as SU began overtime with the ball, the white-hot offense composed of a ‘brotherhood’ forged onward.Nassib went back to Chew. The receiver absorbed a shot from Wake Forest strong safety Cyhl Quarles on first down and hauled in a 16-yard deep comeback, setting up the Orange with a first-and-goal.Two plays later, Nassib faced a strong rush off a play-action fake and backpedaled away from danger. He floated a pass to Chew in the front left corner of the end zone.Chew slid forward, caught the ball and rolled onto his side to protect the ball. Touchdown.‘I saw the ball in the air, and I was like, ‘I have to get it. We have to score,” Chew said. ‘So I just went after it.’Syracuse took the lead 36-29, and four plays later the team stormed the field. The defense forced a turnover on downs to cap the most dramatic comeback since the Paul Pasqualoni era.Fortunate, yes. But impressive as well. The 22 unanswered points shocked the Demon Deacons, whose players stood motionless on the field as their fourth-down pass toward wide receiver Chris Givens was batted down by SU’s Kevyn Scott.Syracuse stole the game away with an unthinkable turnaround.‘It was probably the best game I ever played in my life and been in,’ Chew said. ‘And how we just came back from everything, from adversity and stuff and just to get that win in overtime is amazing.’[email protected] Published on August 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Caribbean urged to fight Trump’s DACA move

first_imgWith thousands of undocumented immigrants facing possible deportation from the United States, Caribbean-American legislators are urging the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to urgently mobilize a pushback against President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).DACA, a policy initiated by former President Barack Obama, had prevented granted about 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation. Caribbean-born officials warn that scrapping the program will be devastating. Yvette Clarke leads the chargeUS Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, called the move a “reckless and cruel decision” that punished immigrants in a misguided effort to undermine Obama’s proud legacy. She said Trump’s action was an attempt to “satisfy anti-immigrant white supremacists who are afraid of our modern, diverse nation”.“Throughout the history of the United States, there are decisions we have come to regret. I am certain that future generations will deeply regret this terrible decision,” she said.At the same, New York Council member Jumanne Williams, who has Grenadian heritage, is urging CARICOM to speak out against the development. Become part of the resistance“We must all become a part of the resistance. This president has made it clear that he’s coming for all of us, whether we choose to acknowledge it or not,” Williams said. “I am urging the Caribbean community to mobilize with more urgency on this issue. This issue will almost certainly endanger scores of Caribbean immigrants, and it is imperative that we join with our more active Latino brothers and sisters to make our voices heard loudly on this issue.”Williams said the issue should be challenged in the law courts and efforts made to turn up the pressure on Congress to fight the issue with legislation.Just before the dreaded announcement came Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio old the gathering attending the pre-Caribbean Carnival Breakfast on Monday, that he was prepared to take legal action if President Trump followed through with his threat to end DACA.After the announcement made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, President Trump issued a statement blaming former President Obama for creating the program through executive authority, and urged Congress to come up with a solution.last_img read more

Vettel warns Ferrari need to step up to challenge Mercedes

first_imgSilverstone, United Kingdom | AFP | Sebastian Vettel warned Ferrari on Friday his team needs to take a ‘significant step’ if they are to mount a challenge to Mercedes at this weekend’s British Grand Prix.The four-time world champion finished fourth behind pace-setting Valtteri Bottas, the Finn’s Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton and third-placed Charles Leclerc in the second Ferrari.“I’m not entirely happy,” said Vettel.“It was a tricky afternoon. We tried a couple of things.“Now we need to see what of the stuff we tried we keep and what we dismiss. And, hopefully, tomorrow we’ll take a significant step. FILE PHOTO: Ferrari “Mercedes looked very, very fast and are the ones to beat so we’ll see where we are tomorrow. The car was quite nervous,” he added.Frenchman Leclerc, who was faster than Vettel in both the morning and afternoon sessions, said Mercedes were emphatically faster than Ferrari.“To be honest, on my side, I expected Mercedes to be the team to beat this weekend and they confirmed that today — that they are very, very quick in race pace,” he said.“We need to work. We struggled a lot on race runs and a bit less in qualifying runs, but we still have to find pace,” he added.center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Council Moves To Shore Up Historic Wardell House

first_imgCronin would also like to see the building have its water gutters replaced, leader pipes replaced and other “sort of maintenance things,” done.Burden said it’s premature to talk about price for the work, as the council awaits bids on the project.Overall, “It looks like it’s structurally sound,” Cronin said of the building.“I think it’s got a lot of potential,” for future use, the architect observed. When one looks at the building and envisions it prior to the some of the additions that were constructed over the years, one can see, “The rooms and spaces are really grand, beautiful spaces,” Cronin said.The Wardell House, as it’s become commonly known, has portions that likely date back to prior to the American Revolutionary War. That’s according to Rick Geffken, a local historian, historical journalist and Shrewsbury Historical Society member, who co-authored an updated history of the borough with Burden. He and Monmouth University archeologist Richard Veit explored the structure with Veit estimating the building dates back to the late 1600s.“It has a long history in that location,” Geffken noted. The Wardell House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in July 1974. Around that time the borough purchased it and its surrounding acres of property from the Meacham family, the owners at the time, and used it as police headquarters and municipal offices.County government had sought to use the structure as part of the county library system for special project. That idea was abandoned, given the prohibited cost to make the site compliant with requirements for the federal American with Disabilities Act.In 2011 the site reverted back to borough ownership.Cronin said this project will start shortly after the bid is accepted to have it completed before any severe winter weather.The council hasn’t discussed any long term plans for the structure. But Burden said there is a need for additional space meeting space for community activities and he would like to see it restored and used for that purpose. “That would be responding to the needs of the community,” he said. By John BurtonSHREWSBURY – While the Borough Council considers what to do with the historic Wardell House, something has to be done to keep it from deteriorating any further.The council will shortly be advertising for competitive bids to do some immediate work on the borough-owned structure, portions of which date back to the late 17th century, preparing it, to some extent, for the coming winter and protect it from any additional damage from the elements.The structure sits on the town-owned property that is home to the municipal complex and police headquarters, at 419 Sycamore Ave. It is on one of the borough’s historic Four Corners, in the distinguished company of Christ Church, the Presbyterian Church, the Quaker Meeting House and the Allen House. The Four Corners site is a national and state designated historic district.Mayor Donald Burden said the building has become increasingly run-down, steadily sustaining water damage, which is exacerbating the structure’s damage. “It is deteriorating so rapidly,” Burden said.The council had previously commissioned Red Bank architect Matthew Cronin to evaluate what can be done at this juncture to stall the damage. The building had had its roof replaced in recent years. But, Cronin, explained, the siding on portions of the building and on the dormers are starting to give way, leaving it increasingly vulnerable to weather.Cronin is recommending repairing or replacing six dormers as well as installing new windows. “It looks like they would get the most bang for their buck doing this to keep the water out of the building,” he said.last_img read more

U13 Selects hit by an Avalanche from Sandpoint

first_imgA trip to the finals was quickly put on hold as the Nelson Selects lost 2-0 to the host Avalanche in the U13 Girl’s Division at the Strikers Pend Oreille Cup Sunday in Sandpoint, Idaho.The loss in the semi final eliminated them Selects from further play in the nine-team tournament.“We felt that many of the girl’s played some of their best soccer they have played all season,” said the coaching staff of Pat Perkins and Mike Gerun.Nelson opened the tourney Saturday scoring a 1-0 victory over another Sandpoint squad. Hailee Gerun scored the only goal Nelson would need.The Selects kept the streak going with a 2-0 win over Missoula Strikers. Darian Voisard scored twice to lead Nelson to the victory.Sunday Nelson advanced to the top of the table, finishing with a 2-0-1 record, with a 1-1 draw against Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.Hailee Gerun scored the lone goal for Nelson. But that draw was enough to give the Selects top spot in the division and a date against the Avs.The coaching staff was pleased with the play of defenders Abby Bouchier-Willans, Tara Yowek, Jena Wheeldon and Naomi Perkins.The fourth-place result concludes the season for the U13 Selects.last_img read more

Man United fans explain why they DON’T need £40m striker with 21 goals

first_img Karim Benzema is a reported transfer target of Man United 1 Man United manager Louis van Gaal will be seeking a new striker in the summer.Radamel Falcao’s season-long loan will not be turned into a permanent deal following a campaign where he scored just four times, while Wayne Rooney did his best with 12 strikes, despite being played in midfield.As a result, the club have been linked with £40m-rated Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, who scored 15 goals in the Liga and six in the Champions League this season.Here, talkSPORT looks at the reaction from some Man United fans on Twitter.last_img

Latest: Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1

first_imgGary Cahill hauled the visitors level at Anfield after Emre Can’s effort had deflected in off the Chelsea defender to give Liverpool an early lead.Can tried his luck from long range and the German’s shot looped into the net after striking Cahill’s shoulder, giving wrong-footed keeper Thibaut Courtois no chance.Can had gone close with another deflected shot in the opening minute, when the ball flashed just wide after hitting John Terry.Chelsea responded strongly to going behind and equalised with the help of goal-line technology – ironically in front of the Kop, where Luis Garcia’s infamous 2005 Champions League semi-final goal against them was allowed to stand after being adjudged to have crossed the line.Cesc Fabregas’ corner was flicked on by Diego Costa and after Simon Mignolet superbly saved Terry’s header, Cahill did enough to score despite the keeper’s best efforts on the line.Cahill was soon at the centre of the action again, blocking Raheem Sterling’s shot with his shoulder as the home fans appealed in vain for a penalty.Ramires was included the Chelsea side, while Liverpool recalled Steven Gerrard, Sterling, Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren and Mario Balotelli to their starting line-up.Back after recovering from a recent injury, Ramires returned along with Cesar Azpilicueta, who is available again after a suspension.Willian and Filipe Luis are on the Blues bench, as are Didier Drogba and the fit-again Loic Remy. Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Gerrard, Can, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Balotelli. Subs: Jones, Toure, Lucas, Allen, Lallana, Borini, Lambert. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Ramires, Oscar, Hazard; Costa. Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Willian, Remy, Drogba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Fytch: It’s Not Social Browsing, It’s Social Commenting

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Product Reviews#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Using a feature called Fytch channels, you can find sites based on category as opposed to a specific URL. For example, there are channels like “Sports,” “Computers and the Web,” “Travel and Going Out,” etc. Supposedly, you can track topics with a special button but – call us blind – we didn’t see it. Instead, Channel pages seem to feature Digg-like voting buttons for promoting comments up or voting them down. Also, when browsing the specific channel’s page, if you click on a particular headline, you’ll see options to add that site to either “My Favorites” or “My Radar.” Unfortunately, these choices are a bit confusing since there doesn’t seem to be a specific section of the pop-up dashboard for tracking favorites (it’s only on the website itself), and clicking “My Radar” will actually have you then tracking the comments by that user on the site, not all the comments on the site itself. More useful is the “Add Website to My Radar” option, which lets you enter in the URL of a site to track instead. We wish an option to track a website would be added to the main Fytch toolbar, though. Finally, on the Fytch website, a section called “The Pulse” tracks hot topics in a hand-picked list of sites with a lot of Fytcher comments. Issues and ChallengesAlthough you have the option to choose between English and German on the site’s homepage, this preference doesn’t copy over to the comments themselves as you browse around the site’s Channels. That means you’ll end up seeing a lot of comments in the language you didn’t choose. For now, German seems to be more popular – probably because the company is based there. Another problem we experienced was removing a user we were tracking in Fytch. Although the user appeared on our My Fytch page, going to their profile didn’t give us the option to “unfollow” them, only the option to follow them (but we already were!). As it turns out, the “remove” option for deleting sites and users is tucked away under a small “edit” button on the main My Fytch page. We think that’s something that should be more prominently placed on the pop-up dashboard.While Fytch does make it easy to leave comments on any website, it faces the same challenges of any new startup relying on user-inputted data: it needs more users before it really becomes attractive. Besides, the majority of the sites you would want to track have their own commenting systems already built-in. Unless you feel you’re being heavily censored there, you may not see the value in using Fytch instead, especially since your comments would be seen by a much smaller audience. However, we like the way Fytch has implemented their service – a bookmarklet! Finally, a company that thinks the browser itself is the future, not another downloadable app. Since they’re still in beta, we’ll give them time to work out the other kinks we mentioned. If you want to try Fytch yourself, you can sign up here. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… There’s also a “Fytch Dashboard” where you can track the comments on your favorite sites, your comments with replies, and your Fytch friends list. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen multiple social browsing experiments launch with plans to unite online users to collaborate, chat, and connect as they visit various websites. Services like Me.dium and Browzmi debuted with much fanfare, but in practice, the take-up on them has been limited to a relatively small set of users. More recent initiatives, like Adaptive Blue’s Glue, have fared a little better yet still seem to attract only the core audience of early adopters. Now a new service called Fytch aims to join this group with their “social commenting” service which allows you to leave comments on any website, whether or not that site supports comments or not. Will it do any better?Why Fytch?Fytch claims their technology allows for more “freedom of speech” since you’re now able to leave comments on any site on the web even if the site doesn’t have a commenting system in place. Plus, the comments left on a site using Fytch can’t be moderated or deleted by the site’s owners. The service seems most similar to Glue, a social browsing plugin which lets you identify what books, movies, and music your friends are into by tracking users’ activities on the web and then sharing that along with your personal comments with your online network. However, unlike Glue, Fytch doesn’t operate as a browser plugin. (Glue is limited to IE and Firefox only). Instead, all that’s required to use Fytch is a browser bookmarklet. For some reason, their website identifies this as a “Safari bookmarklet” but it actually works in any web browser. Before you can start using Fytch, you have to create a Fytch account. However, you’re able to sign in using Facebook Connect, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, or OpenID, so the process is relatively painless. Using FytchTo leave a comment, the process is simple. You click the bookmarklet, then click a button on the toolbar which appears so that you can leave your comment. This activity takes place in a pop-up window of sorts which hovers over the web page itself as opposed to a sidebar window, as many co-browsing services have used in the past. sarah perezlast_img read more

Waiting for EPA Action on Spray Foam Insulation

first_imgSpray polyurethane foam is magic to some advocates of energy efficient housing — but black magic to others, who say its toxic potential outweighs its considerable merits as an airtight insulator.Debate pegged to those views, and variations of those views, rages on in many builder forums, including GBA. As the Environmental Protection Agency noted in a press release last month, though, there are certainties in the debate: the polyisocyanates in SPF, and similar compounds designed for other purposes such as sealing concrete or finishing wood floors, have long been known to cause asthma, lung damage, and even fatal reactions in people who have been overexposed or sensitized to the chemicals.“There has been an increase in recent years in promoting the use of foams and sealants by do-it-yourself energy-conscious homeowners, and many people may now be unknowingly exposed to risks from these chemicals,” Steve Owens, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, recently told Environmental Building News.Two targets: MDI and TDIOf particular concern are SPFs intended for use by consumers, who are unlikely wear protective gear when using the products. The agency says it is considering a number of approaches designed to address the issue, including invoking the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to require that manufacturers conduct additional exposure monitoring studies for consumer products in this category, and improve their labeling and product safety information. The agency said it also might consider regulating consumer products containing one or the other of two diisocyanates in particular – methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and toluene diisocyanate (TDI).The EPA is targeting TDI a bit more forcefully than MDI. A summary of the EPA action in a story published by Chemical & Engineering News notes that the agency is likely to require manufacturers to notify the EPA before using TDI in consumer goods, and might work out a plan with manufacturers to phase out consumer products containing TDI altogether, or at least require companies to monitor consumer exposure to TDI.Creating credible standardsEBN points out that the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is developing a new standard for establishing re-occupancy times in structures where SPF has been applied, taking into account product-curing rates, mixing ratios, diisocyanate and chemical by-product emissions, and other variables. Re-occupancy times cited by manufacturers, the EPA notes, range from 8 to 24 for single-component SPF and 23 to 72 hours for two-component SPF – key safety guidelines that will need independent verification.While it is too early to tell how effective the EPA’s call to action will be, one environmental business-to-business group, Environmentalexpert.com, remarked that the action plan is the first to issue a data call-in for uncured MDI under the Toxic Substances Control Act, but also that the EPA required similar submissions under another TSCA provision 20 years ago “and it is not clear that that step resulted in further EPA action at that time.” Also, Environmentalexpert.com adds, this EPA action doesn’t indicate that MDI and TDI might be added to the TSCA’s “chemicals of concern” list, although that step had been identified in previous EPA action plans.last_img read more