Planted Acres Up; Corn at 94.1 Million Acres

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Planted Acres Up; Corn at 94.1 Million Acres By Andy Eubank – Jun 30, 2016 The highly anticipated USDA planted acres report is out and the corn and soybean plantings are both higher. The corn number exceeds the average of trade guesses compiled by Reuters by over a million bushels. Here is the report snapshot:Corn Planted Acreage Up 7 Percent from 2015Soybean Acreage Up 1 PercentAll Wheat Acreage Down 7 PercentAll Cotton Acreage Up 17 PercentCorn planted area for all purposes in 2016 is estimated at 94.1 million acres, up 7 percent from last year. This represents the third highest planted acreage in the United States since 1944. Area harvested for grain, at 86.6 million acres, is up 7 percent from last year and represents the third highest area harvested for grain since 1933.Soybean planted area for 2016 is estimated at a record high 83.7 million acres, up 1 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 83.0 million acres, is also up 1 percent from 2015 and will be a record high if realized. Record high planted acreage is estimated in Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.All wheat planted area for 2016 is estimated at 50.8 million acres, down 7 percent from 2015. The 2016 winter wheat planted area, at 36.5 million acres, is down 7 percent from last year but up 1 percent from the previous estimate. Of this total, about 26.5 million acres are Hard Red Winter, 6.58 million acres are Soft Red Winter, and 3.42 million acres are White Winter. Area planted to other spring wheat for 2016 is estimated at 12.1 million acres, down 8 percent from 2015. Of this total, about 11.4 million acres are Hard Red Spring wheat. Durum planted area for 2016 is estimated at 2.15 million acres, up 11 percent from the previous year.All cotton planted area for 2016 is estimated at 10.0 million acres, 17 percent above last year. Upland area is estimated at 9.82 million acres, up 17 percent from 2015. American Pima area is estimated at 199,000 acres, up 26 percent from 2015.Source: USDA SHARE SHARE Planted Acres Up; Corn at 94.1 Million Acres Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleMorning OutlookNext articleUSDA Planted Acreage and Grain Stocks Report Andy Eubanklast_img read more

CECAFA suspend Kimanzi for two matches

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi before Kenya’s match against Tanzania at the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Kampala on December 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAMPALA, Uganda, Dec 8 – Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi will not be on the touchline for the team’s remaining two Group B matches after he was hit with a two match ban by the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup organizing Committee.Kimanzi was suspended for allegedly inciting the players not to honor the opening match of the tournament on Sunday against Tanzania as some of the Kilimanjaro Stars players did not have passports during the check-up. “We have heard the same but we are yet to receive any official communication from CECAFA regarding the suspension. We will wait to get the letter then decide on the way forward,” Harambee Stars Team manager Ronny Oyando told Capital Sport on Sunday night.On Monday however, the letter was presented to the Kenyan contingent at their hotel in Kampala.Kimanzi will be banned for the two games against Sudan and Zanzibar and will not even be alowed within the premises of the Lugogo Complex in the two games.Also, the decision cannot be appealed.The CECAFA organizers have also reprimanded Kimanzi’s assistant Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno for what they termed as ‘unproffesional character’Capital Sport has learnt that the decision was made by the organizers after a meeting on Sunday evening following completion of group matches.The game’s kick off delayed for about 10 minutes as the Kenyan contingent complained that three of the Tanzanian players did not have passports, a requisite pre-match document.The Tanzanians walked out of the tunnel alone and the Kenyan starting players followed behind them sooner after they were already in the pitch.0Shares0000(Visited 77 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

UN Urges Countries for “Ekecheiria” During Winter Olympics

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution by acclamation Monday urging all countries to stop hostilities and observe a truce during the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea — a message especially aimed at North Korea.The resolution, adopted with a bang of the gavel by Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak to loud applause, urges U.N. member states to observe the truce from seven days before the games begin on Feb. 9 until seven days after the Paralympic Winter Games end on March 18.Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, told the 193-member world body that with the resolution the General Assembly is “creating the conditions for all athletes to compete in peace.”“Only the U.N. member states can guarantee the athletes the safe passage to the Olympic Games,” he said. “They make it possible for all the Olympic athletes to realize their dream of a lifetime.”Lee Hee Beom, president of the South Korean organizing committee, said the resolution signifies the General Assembly’s “strong wish that Pyeongchang will provide the window of opportunity to foster an environment conducive to building and sustaining peace on the Korean peninsula, and in northeast Asia.”He recalled the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, where delegations from both Koreas walked into the opening ceremony “marching together, hand in hand under the same flag.” It simply said “Korea.”“We hope our joint action today will lead to a chain reaction for the promotion of peace within the region and beyond,” Lee added. “Together we are more powerful than any of us working alone.”South Korean Olympic gold medalist Yuna Kim, who is a goodwill ambassador for the Winter Games, expressed hope that the competition “will spread the message of peace through one of the few languages that has the power to unite people around the world — the graceful and universal language of sport.”“Indeed, Pyeongchang represents perhaps the most sincere efforts to cross frozen borders between South and North Korea and foster a peaceful environment,” she said.The resolution recalls the ancient Greek tradition of “ekecheiria,” which called for a cessation of hostilities to encourage a peaceful environment, ensure safe passage and participation of athletes in the ancient Olympics.The General Assembly revived the tradition in 1993 and has adopted resolutions before all Olympics since then, but member states involved in conflicts have often ignored the call for a truce.The Pyeongchang games “will give us hope in our troubled times for a better future,” Bach said. “The Olympic Games demonstrate that our values of a shared humanity are stronger than all the forces that want to divide us.”EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Presslast_img read more