Farmers National: Interest in Farmland Selling to Increase

first_img Previous articleSouthern Indiana Planting Survives Early HiccupsNext articleHAT Market Analysis for 5/6/21 with Mike Silver, Kokomo Grain NAFB News Service Land sales activity was flat the past few years, but that may soon change. The lower supply of farms for sale has been one of the factors that supported land values after the 2013 peak in prices paid for ag land.Farmers National is reporting there are indications for increased land sale activity through the end of 2021. Farmers National Company and its agents have already received an increased number of calls from landowners who are thinking about selling later in the year.The company says the main reason that will drive the current and upcoming sales decisions is that landowners are seeing a large and rapid run-up in land prices to levels that haven’t been seen in eight years.The other reason that there might be more sales activity this fall is that the market doesn’t like uncertainty. Landowners are factoring in both the higher land prices and the uncertainty of future tax policy to make the call whether to sell now or keep the land. By NAFB News Service – May 5, 2021 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Farmers National: Interest in Farmland Selling to Increase Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Farmers National: Interest in Farmland Selling to Increaselast_img read more

JUST IN -Two Guns, Meth, And Marijuana Found During Car Stop- Three Suspects Arrested

first_imgEvansville Police, Narcotics Joint Task Force investigators, and members of the FBI Task Force arrested 3 people on gun and drug charges during a car stop on S. Green River Rd around 9:45am on Friday.Police received information that KARLON COLE, 43, was in possession of methamphetamine and was armed with a handgun in the area of Green River Rd and Vogel.A detective observed COLE on the lot of Taco Bell. Another person got into the SUV for 4-5 minutes, then got out and left in another vehicle. COLE then drove away. Officers confirmed COLE was driving on a suspended license. COLE was pulled over by patrol officers in the 200 block of S. Green River.During the stop, COLE was found to be in possession of a .22cal handgun. COLE is a convicted felon and is on probation for dealing meth in Kentucky. He is not permitted to own a firearm due to his conviction. He also does not have a permit to possess a handgun.A passenger in the SUV, TERRANCE HARDIMA N (27), was found to be armed with a loaded 9mm handgun. HARDIMAN has a prior conviction for criminal recklessness and possession of a handgun without a permit in Gibson County.HARDIMAN and COLE both confirmed that the person who had gotten in the SUV bought marijuana from HARDIMAN. Marijuana and meth were found in the SUV.Another passenger, FITOLAY DEMESMIN (36), was also arrested.The person who reportedly bought marijuana from HARDIMAN was not located.The suspects were booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on the following charges:COLE- possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a handgun without a permit, maintain a common nuisanceHARDIMAN- possession of a handgun without a permit with a prior conviction, dealing marijuana, dealing meth, visiting a common nuisanceDEMESMIN- visiting a common nuisanceFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

ING pension fund avoids quarterly loss thanks to currency hedge

first_imgThe €18bn pension fund of banc-assurer ING has seen its investments generate a 0.2% loss over the third quarter, largely due to negative returns on its fixed income portfolio.However, due to a rise of the euro, the scheme’s full currency hedge delivered a 0.2% return, leading to a flat quarterly result, the fund said.An increase in long-term interest rates of up to 0.2% caused a 1.2% loss on the pension fund’s 67% fixed income holdings, which include interest swaps.As the purpose of this portfolio is largely to hedge interest risks on liabilities, it has a long duration, which increased the pension fund’s susceptibility to interest-rate fluctuations. The 24.2% equity portfolio returned 2.5% during the third quarter, mainly thanks to the performance of European and developed-market equities, ING said, adding that the performance of low-volatility equity was negative.The Stichting Pensioenfonds ING attributed the 0.6% return on its 5.6% property portfolio in particular to its listed real estate holdings.It further made clear that, mainly due to a weakening US dollar, its 2.7% alternatives investments, consisting of private equity and hedge funds, lost 0.3%.The ING scheme said its coverage ratio, based on market value, increased to 122.8% as of the end of September, whereas the official funding – based on the three-month average plus the ultimate forward rate – rose to 126.8%.The pension fund has 72,910 participants.Following the European Commission’s decision that its sponsor must be divided up into a bank and an insurance company, as a consequence of government support during the financial crisis, the pension fund is also facing a split-up into two schemes.last_img read more

Batesville Basketball Alumni Golf Tourney

first_imgI was invited by Coach Garrett to attend the opening ceremonies at the most recent alumni golf tournament.  Ham Struewing and I were two of the old-timers who attended this outing.  Of course, I am not able to play golf, and Ham chose to participate by running the putting contest at the tournament.  Ham also did the opening tee-off to officially begin the tournament.  Ham graduated in 1954 and I in 1958.  Both of us played basketball for the Bulldogs.It was nice to see the number of people who came out to support this effort.  Many of the 24 teams were made up of former basketball players, but there were a lot of other supporters who simply joined the tournament to help with this fund raiser.  Coupled with the fact that it was a cooler than normal July afternoon made it more enjoyable, I am sure, for the golfers.If you get a chance to participate in any of these type of events for your local school, please take the opportunity to do so.  The money certainly goes to a good cause.  I am sure everyone who participates in one of these events has a great time reminiscing with their old teammates and friends who have left the Batesville area.  I plan to become more involved with next year’s event.  Hope you will, too.last_img read more

Real Madrid outclass Barcelona to reclaim La Liga lead

first_imgMadrid: Real Madrid recovered the No. 1 spot in the La Liga Santander table on goals by Vinicius and Mariano, downing Barcelona in the 26th week of Spanish soccer action at Santiago Bernabeu stadium before 78,357 fans.The soccer classic has become a contrast in styles marked by a psychological factor as Real Madrid — fresh off discombobulating losses to Levante and Manchester City in Champions League play in the middle of last week – on Sunday evening went up against their eternal rivals with Barcelona seemingly favored thanks to its recent triumphs under the leadership of Leo Messi, reports Efe news.Barcelona had been unbeaten in its last seven outings against Zinedine Zidane’s boys in all competitions and had not lost to Real Madrid in La Liga play since 2016, but the capital team really dug deep and, in the end, managed to put together the combination that overcame their recent poor showings.A good portion of play before the break revolved around long possessions by the Catalonian squad, but there seemed to be no real oomph to their efforts and thus they didn’t really threaten Real Madrid’s goal to any significant degree.Madrid, on the other hand, seemed more on the ball, with quicker execution and better organization.Thibaut Courtois did a great job in his net-minding role, providing several noteworthy saves for Real Madrid and Barcelona’s goaltender, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, stopped one by Isco that could have gotten the hosts on the board.Messi floated on the margins of play for the first 30 minutes but then all of a sudden was in the middle of things, going up against Courtois but having his face-to-face shot on goal blocked.Courtois also saved a dangerous shot by Arthur, who had gotten through to the area without interruption.Both coaches had made a couple of changes in their lineups for the classic matchup. Zidane revamped his strategy after the loss to Manchester City taking out Luka Modric and replacing him with Toni Kroos in the midfield and inserting Marcelo for Ferland Mendy in the left-back position.And Quique Setien made a pair changes for the Catalonian squad, sending Jordi Alba back onto the pitch after his recovery from injury and benching Junior Firpo, along with replacing Ivan Rakitic with Arthur.Play moved back and forth but things remained scoreless until the 71st minute when Vinicius finally got the hosts on the board with the decisive tally of the match.It was Mariano, who had come in for Benzema in the 90th minute, who scored again for Real Madrid two minutes later for the final result. IANSAlso Read: Real Madrid to face-off against FC Barcelona on SundayAlso Watch: Swearing-in Ceremony of Pallav Bhattacharyya as new Chairman of APSC held todaylast_img read more

Safety Improvements Coming to Busy Belford Intersection

first_imgby Joseph Sapia

MIDDLETOWN – Motorists and pedestrians can expect to see improvements at the Belford intersection of Leonardville Road and East Road in 2017.The traffic signal will be upgraded to provide push-button controls for pedestrians, as well as a visual and sound system to count down seconds before the light changes. Also, left-turn travel lanes on Leonardville Road (also known as County Road 516) will be added, said County Engineer Joseph M. Ettore.The project is being funded via a $339,000 grant from the federal Department of Transportation “Local Safety Program.” The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority awarded the grant to Monmouth County on Jan. 11.The Local Safety Program identifies what would qualify as “quick fixes for high-priority safety improvements,” Ettore said. The state Department of Transportation identifies roadways that should qualify for the grant and the county further evaluates them.“The (current) traffic signal equipment is antiquated and in excess of 30 years old and has no provision (on the signal) for pedestrian improvements,” said Ettore, explaining such improvements as the push-button system.“We tried to make improvements that we could,” Ettore said. The county, for example, painted wide (24-inch) crosswalk striping to provide more visibility, Ettore said. “It’s what we call a high-visibility crosswalk.”KinderCare at Middletown and Bayview Elementary School are located on or close to the intersection.The project is now in the design phase, with this work to be done by the NJTPA, Ettore said.By the end of 2016, the county should be able to solicit bids for the project and award a contract early next year, Ettore said. Construction is projected to start in the spring of 2017 and take an estimated three to four months, Ettore said.last_img read more


first_imgYOU’VE got to hand it to the people who run Letterkenny’s Cavern Bar – they know how to pull a paint!This is the new look Cavern …All set for Euro 2012 – and painted in the colours of our nation.Of course those who drink there won’t care one pot (of paint) – as long as we win.  THE CAVERN GOES GREEN, WHITE & GOLD FOR EURO 2012 was last modified: June 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:THE CAVERN GOES GREENWHITE & GOLD FOR EURO 2012last_img read more

African economic growth to slow: IMF

first_img13 March 2009The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that Africa’s economic growth will be affected by the continuing world economic crisis, predicting that growth in sub-Saharan Africa will slow to 3.25% this year, half the growth rate it previously projected.The slump in commodity prices and the credit squeeze are the main culprits, the IMF said in a report released this week ahead of a major IMF conference on the crisis due to take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Tuesday.External supportThe conference was called to discuss what external support the IMF and other Western donors might be able to provide to help mitigate the impact of the crisis on Africa, which has the highest poverty rate of any region in the world.In recent years, many African countries have enjoyed strong growth rates, boosted by rising commodity prices, including oil.“The gains of the past decade, during which many countries in sub-Saharan Africa saw sustained high rates of economic growth and rising income levels, are at risk,” said IMF African department director Antoinette Sayeh.Less than a year ago, the IMF’s forecast for sub-Saharan Africa was economic growth of 6.7% in 2009, up from the 5.0% growth enjoyed in 2008.The new low-growth forecast means that many African countries are likely to see very little increase in living standards, and could fall further behind in meeting their poverty reduction targets.15 African countries ‘vulnerable’The IMF report says that 15 of the 21 countries which it judges as most vulnerable to the crisis are in Africa, and that many countries will not have the funds necessary to protect the poor from the affects of the downturn and may need external help.“While African policy makers are rising to this unexpected challenge, donors must also play their part. They must maintain their commitments and scale up, not scale back, their support.”The IMF added that while Africa has little direct exposure to the credit crisis as its banks have not invested much, if at all, in the problematic financial assets at the heart of the crisis, the global downturn has undermined demand for many industrial commodities, which are important exports for several African countries.These include oil in the case of Nigeria, Angola and Equatorial Guinea, and copper in the case of Zambia.Reduced financial flowsAfrica is also likely to be hit by reduced financial flows from abroad, including fewer remittances and less foreign direct investment.However, providing more aid could prove controversial. The IMF itself is expected to ask for a substantial increase in its funding at the summit of the Group of 20 (G20) leading developed and emerging countries in London next month, but it is not certain whether such additional funds will be forthcoming.As the IMF points out, foreign aid historically declines during an economic downturn.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

10 months agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini won’t rule out move for Medel

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham boss Pellegrini won’t rule out move for Medelby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini refused to rule out a January move for Besiktas midfielder Gary Medel yesterday.Medel, formerly of Cardiff City, is being linked with the Hammers.And Pellegrini stated: “Those names are among 25 over the last few weeks.“We are happy with the squad we know we need to replace players that won’t play more this season – Carlos Sanchez, Yarmolenko. “I will not talk about individual players now.“ last_img read more

9 months agoMan Utd midfielder Herrera: Solskjaer game plan led to Spurs victory

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Herrera: Solskjaer game plan led to Spurs victoryby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAnder Herrera believes that it was the manager’s game plan that helped them beat Tottenham.United managed an impressive 1-0 win at Wembley, their first away win over Spurs in the league since 2012.And Herrera credited interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the coaching staff for preparing the players in the best possible way.”The manager told us that at the beginning of the game it would be difficult to make short passes,” Herrera explained to the United website after the game. “He told us that it would be easier for us to switch the play and to look – almost without looking – to the other side of the pitch to switch the ball, because that is where we were going to find spaces.”We scored like that, so thank you to the game plan as well.” last_img read more