Cost of Farming Rising

first_img“The way farmers pay their labor can vary so much,” he said. “All we can do is look atwhat has happened in the past.” Givan figures labor costs to rise slightly, too, but admitted there isn’t much ground forforecasting. In fact, Givan said the only bright news on farm input costs is that interest ratescurrently aren’t predicted to rise. “The cost of money looks a little flat,” he said. “They have to make up the difference by becoming more efficient,” Givan said. “Theyhave to keep learning to get better yields and lower the cost per unit to keep making aprofit on their crops.” For a long time, he said, prices stayed relatively flat for chemicals, a big part offarmers’ input costs. “Overall, it looks like the cost of farming will go up 2-4 percent next year,” said BillGivan, an economist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. Very little, Givan said. Since only 22 cents of the consumer’s food dollar goes to thefarmer, most changes in food prices aren’t caused on the farm. Farmers don’t controlthe price of their products, either. So they can’t pass their higher costs to theircustomers. The price of everything else, though, seems to be headed up. Actual chemical costs to farmers are hard to predict, though, he said, since the need touse chemicals can vary so much with fluctuating weather and insect populations. “Fuel costs are well above levels of a year ago and will probably ease a little higher,”Givan said. “The price of equipment will likely be up a little, too.”center_img Fertilizer prices are likely to rise, too. How much, though, will depend on events farfrom Georgia. “It depends partially on how much corn is planted in the Midwest andhow much nitrogen is needed,” he said. “But four or five years ago they started rising about 3 percent per year,” Givan said.”It looks like that trend will continue next year, too.” Georgia farmers would love to see their cost of doing business go down a little. They’dbe happy even to see these costs stay the same for a year. But they shouldn’t count onit. What do rising input costs mean to consumers? Some seed costs will probably ease upward, he said, but not all. “Soybean seed isexpected to go up,” Givan said, “but the outlook is for peanut, cotton and corn seedprices to be a little flat.” Most of those costs affect only row-crop production. For livestock and poultry farmers,the main input is the cost of feed. “And right now, feed costs appear to have leveledoff,” he said. Since most farmers borrow at least part of the cost of putting crops into their fields, theprospect of stable lending rates is good news. That’s good news for the folks who raise livestock and chickens. It’s not so good, ofcourse, for the ones who grow the feed.last_img read more

Joe Aribo: Rangers players can learn so much from ‘Uncle’ Defoe

first_img Loading… Read Also: Nigeria-born football stars who never played for Super Eagles “I know every week I have to perform, I have to be the best that I can be and we have to do that as a team also. “That pressure makes you a better player and a better person because you know if you’re sloppy or you’re not at your best then you will come out of the team. It is good pressure and it is what you need to be the best that you can be. “Momentum is a big thing and if you are winning then you just want to keep winning, keep playing and keep the games coming thick and fast so you can keep winning.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “You can see how professional he is, he is the first one in and the last one to go home. “It just shows why he is still able to do what he is doing, even at the age he is at.” Defoe will have to bear the burden of leading Gers’ attack this weekend as top-scorer Alfredo Morelos completes a three-game ban as his team take on Hearts at Tynecastle on Sunday. Aribo admits there are major differences in the way the two operate. But having seen Defoe notch his 16th goal of the season during Wednesday’s win over St Mirren he reckons it is down to the rest of the Light Blues line-up to adapt in order to get the best out of a poacher who sits eighth in the Premier League’s all-time goals list. “We know what Jermain can do and we know what kind of striker he is, whereas Alfredo is very different to him. “You have to adapt to who you are playing with and that is what we have to do.” Joe Aribo: Rangers players can learn so much from ‘Uncle’ Jermain Defoe https://t.co/QoDPrcyl3u pic.twitter.com/5eLGeDJNfI— Rangers FC News (@rangersfcnewsn1) January 25, 2020 Joe Aribo has paid tribute to the father figure of the Rangers dressing room – “Uncle” Jermain Defoe. The Ibrox veteran is poised to make his Bournemouth loan deal a permanent move in the coming days and former Charlton playmaker Aribo is delighted. Rangers’ Joe Aribo during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Fir Park, Motherwell. He and midfield partner Glen Kamara have made sure to soak up as much as they can from the former West Ham, Portsmouth and Spurs striker. And they believe the good habits that have kept him tucking away goals at the age of 37 are already rubbing off on those around him.center_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Best Natural History Museums In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body Defoe was on target in Gorgie last season as Gers claimed a 3-1 win but their previous Tynecastle visit this term was a more frustrating afternoon as Steven Gerrard’s side had to settle for a 1-1 draw. Aribo knows there will be a hostile reception waiting for his team as hearts look to kick-start a miserable season. But he believes he is now part of team getting used to the added pressure being applied to their shoulders as the title race with Celtic heats up. He continued: “It was a difficult one to take because obviously the result wasn’t what we wanted but we have the chance to rectify what we did the last time and come out and be better. “They use it (Tynecastle) as a big factor for them and you can see with the crowd being close it is a bit intimidating but you can’t use it as an excuse and we just have to be better than last time. “One thing I have always said is that the fans here at Rangers, they are just ruthless, they want to win every game and it has to be by a big margin. Nigeria international Aribo said: “You can see what Jermain does for us, Glen Kamara and I. We call him Uncle!last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs And Lady Greyhounds Split Volleyball Games

first_imgThe Batesville 7th grade Volleyball team had a solid win against Brookville 25-17, 25-7.The team played strong at the net with 7 kills. Grace Habig, Laine Streuwing, and Nikki Fox each had 2 kills, while McKenna DeFreeze added 1 kill. Top servers were DeFreezze earning 19 point including 11 aces. Kylie Laker was 11 for 11 from the service line with 10 points including 2 aces. Grace Sarringhaus added solid passing from the back row.The 8th Grade BMS Volleyball team outscored their Brookville opponent overall by 9 points, but fell to them in 3 games. Scores were 13-25; 25-24; 15-13.Costly unforced mistakes were the difference in the game. We had the serve and momentum to end both the 2nd and 3rd game, but missed serves ended our run. Anna Bauer was a bright spot from the service line connecting on all 19 of her serves scoring 14 points including an impressive 13 aces.The teams will travel to Milan Elementary School on Thursdayto face St. Nicholas. Both teams have a 4-2 record on the season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.last_img read more