Appointment of GECOM Chairman…as President rejects 5 nominees, accepts 4 for consideration during informal processPresident David Granger has rejected five of the 11 nominees submitted by the Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo for the post of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) during the informal process of consideration over the past two days.This was disclosed by Director GenerOpposition leaderBharrat Jagdeoal of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon, who addressed media operatives on Tuesday following round two of the high-level talks at the Castellani House, Georgetown. The representatives of Opposition Leader Jagdeo were People’s Progressive Party (PPP) members Gail Teixeira, Anil Nandlall and Bishop Juan Edghill and President Granger’s representatives were Harmon, Volda Lawrence and Khemraj Ramjattan.“There was a list of 11 names which was submitted by the Leader of the Opposition … the status is that five of those names were rejected with reasons given, two are still under active consideration and four of them, we’ve decided to go forward with a shortlisting of the four,” Harmon explained.President David GrangerHowever, the names of those individuals rejected, as well as the shortlisted and under consideration ones were not revealed. According to Harmon, this was as a result of agreements made by both parties.With the rejection of the five unnamed nominees, the Opposition team has since indicated that the Leader of the Opposition is committed to submitting another list of names to the President for consideration, if necessary.“In addition they have indicated, that the Leader of the Opposition might very well bring some additional names … it is our hope that we bring this process to a conclusion before the end of this week,” the Director General pointed out.When asked how serious the Government was on collaborating with the Opposition, given the fact that several names included in the President’s list of nominees were those of former People’s National Congress (PNC) affiliates, Harmon posited that all the names submitted so far were all being seriously considered.“It’s a very serious consideration, all of the names are serious, these are people who have offered themselves for public service, these are citizens of quality and they have offered themselves to public service and it is now for the teams that are meeting to hammer out; in the hammering-out process, some will fall off and some will remain,” he stated.Harmon further noted that when discussions between the two sides continued on Thursday, the Opposition Leader was expected to provide his views on which of the eight nominees submitted by the President would make the final list Jagdeo would submit.Serious considerationMeanwhile, Opposition Leader Jagdeo on Tuesday emphasised during a video address to the nation that the process currently being followed was an informal one. He said that he was prepared to consider the eight names President Granger supplied, to see which ones could potentially make it onto the list of six he has to submit.“The formal process will be when I submit the six names to him. And this informal process is to see if we can find some commonality around names. So, the discretion remains that of the Leader of the Opposition, in accordance with our Constitution, to determine the final six,” the Opposition Leader said.“So, I will treat the President’s suggestions seriously, but the determination will be mine, whether they will form part of the official list of six persons I submit to him,” Jagdeo added.He also emphasised that moving ahead, the Constitution must be upheld. According to Jagdeo, he was hopeful that they continue moving forward with that understanding. He also shied away from criticising the President’s list of nominees.“The eight names submitted by the President, I don’t have anything averse to say about those individuals. I do not want to engage in a public process of destroying people’s characters, President has made the suggestions in line with my letter and I am prepared to consider the names to see whether they will be included in my final six that I submit to him….the determination will be mine whether they will form part of the official list of six persons. ”The Opposition Leader first submitted a list of 11 nominees to President Granger. When the two teams met on Monday to discuss this list, the Government side submitted an informal list of its own, featuring several known PNC affiliates.Jagdeo’s list comprises Retired Major General Joe Singh, who served as GECOM Chairman years ago; environmentalist Annette Arjoon-Martins, Retired Justice of Appeal BS Roy, businessman Captain Gerry Gouveia, Attorney-at-Law Kashir Khan, former Magistrate Krishnadatt Persaud, conflict resolution specialist Lawrence Latchmansingh; Retired Major General Norman McLean, businessman Ramesh Dookhoo, Retired Puisne Judge William Ramlall and Onesi La Fleur.On the other hand, President Granger’s informal list comprises Retired Justices James Patterson, Claudette La Bennett, and Stanley Moore as well as economist Aubrey Armstrong, Attorney Kesaundra Alves and former Solicitor General Kim Kyte. The President also proposed known PNC affiliates Stanley Ming (a former PNC parliamentarian) and Kads Khan.Meanwhile, during an address to the nation on Tuesday, President Granger said that the Government side was adhering to the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and to the agreement with the Leader of the Opposition.“The Government side remains committed to continuing the dialogue and concluding the selection process within days to enable the Elections Commission to function. Once done, Guyanese can expect credible elections in the shortest possible time,” he said.
0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar (R) celebrates after scoring against Rennes on December 16, 2017, at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, northwestern France © AFP / LOIC VENANCEParis, France, Dec 16 – Neymar starred on his return to the Paris Saint-Germain line-up after two games out with two goals and two assists in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat of Rennes in Ligue 1.The world’s most expensive player missed last weekend’s win over Lille due to suspension and sat out Wednesday’s French League Cup clash at Strasbourg after travelling back to Brazil to deal with a family matter. But he made an immediate impact in Rennes by scoring the opening goal after just four minutes before teeing up Kylian Mbappe to add a second for PSG just past the quarter-hour.Firmin Mubele halved the deficit after the break, but Rennes were reduced to 10 men when Benjamin Andre picked up a second booking and Edinson Cavani netted PSG’s third on 75 minutes.Neymar swiftly made it four as he turned home his second goal of the afternoon, while Wahbi Khazri blazed over a late penalty for Rennes after PSG centre-back Presnel Kimpembe was sent off.“When you see a player like Neymar, I think that all the fans who were here today, or watching on TV, they might support PSG, but if they like football they are happy to see a player like Neymar,” said PSG coach Unai Emery.PSG had already ensured they will head into the winter break top of the table and lead second-place Monaco by nine points, but the capital club have shown signs of weakness this month with losses to Strasbourg and Bayern Munich.However they brushed aside Strasbourg 4-2 in the League Cup on Wednesday without Neymar and Mbappe, both of whom were restored to the starting team at Roazhon Park by Emery.The pair promptly linked up to great effect as Mbappe exchanged passes with Marco Verratti before slipping a ball across the face of goal for Neymar to tap in from point-blank range.– Cavani halts drought –Rennes defender Mexer (R) vies with Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe on December 16, 2017, at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, northwestern France © AFP / LOIC VENANCEIt was the same combination that produced PSG’s second goal on 17 minutes as Neymar turned provider by sliding over a low cross with the outside of his right boot for Mbappe to convert. Cavani twice went close to further stretching the lead, first when his clever back-heel was stopped on the line by Hamari Traore and then as he was denied by Rennes goalkeeper Tomas Koubek with his follow-up blocked by Joris Gnagnon.Mubele gave Rennes hope on 53 minutes when he forced the ball in after Morgan Amalfitano’s header from a corner rebounded off the inside of Alphonse Areola’s near post.The hosts suffered a damaging blow when Andre was dismissed after catching Kimpembe as the defender cleared, although they nearly equalised when Khazri broke into the box only to be thwarted by Areola.But Cavani snapped a four-game drought with a brilliant lob on 75 minutes after he collected a lofted pass from Neymar on the edge of the area, his league-best 18th goal of the season ending Rennes’ resistance.Neymar capped off a memorable performance a minute later when he tucked away another Mbappe assist, sliding in at the far post to increase his league tally for PSG to 11 goals.The visitors lost Kimpembe to a second yellow card after he conceded a penalty by bringing down James Lea Siliki, but Khazri drilled the resulting spot-kick over in the final minute.Lille crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Dijon in the club’s first game since officially parting ways with Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa, while promoted Strasbourg climbed into the top half after a 2-1 win over Toulouse extended their unbeaten run to six matches.Lyon can reclaim second place from Monaco when they host fourth-place Marseille on Sunday, while a resurgent Nice will hunt a fourth straight win at home to struggling Bordeaux.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
1 Hull City boss Steve Bruce has revealed Dame N’Doye took a significant pay cut to join the club.The striker joined the Premier League side on transfer deadline day, arriving for an undisclosed fee from Lokomotiv Moscow.Since then the 30-year-old has gone on to make an instant impact, scoring twice in his opening three games for Hull.But Bruce has now revealed that the move took place thanks to the Senegal international taking a large pay cut.“We couldn’t have been more delighted with him,” said Bruce.“I have never known anyone take a wage cut as big as he did. He was on a big handsome contract at Moscow.“I knew he wanted to come to England and in the end we we got our man because of his sacrifice. Lets hope it continues. He’s certainly enjoying life in the Premier League.” Dame N’Doye
Louis van Gaal has been told he will remain in charge of Manchester United next season, according to reports in Holland.The Dutchman was expected to be sacked at the end of the season, with Jose Mourinho the hot favourite to take charge at Old Trafford.However, according to De Telegraaf, Van Gaal has been assured by United’s board that he will still be in the hotseat next season and will see out his three-year contract with the club.An early exit in the Champions League and a stuttering league campaign had led to calls for Van Gaal’s departure from Old Trafford, but United’s recent upturn in form has quietened the 64-year-old’s critics.And it is understood that United will hold off from getting rid of Van Gaal should he guide them to a top-four finish and allow him the opportunity to build a squad capable of winning the title in his last season in charge. Louis van Gaal 1
You don’t know how much you love doing it, until you can’t do it anymore. By Lucy Costello‘What in the name of God is wrong with you?’ My mother’s bemused words weren’t that surprising, seeing as I was doing my best grumpy octogenarian impression; between hobbling around on an injured leg, and doing a considerable amount of complaining due to the aforementioned limb, it’s a wonder I wasn’t stuffed into a rocking chair with a bingo book. Two 5k races into my running career, and I was down. A niggling muscle pain, which I had ignored, had turned into a painful strain, which had rooted itself firmly into my calf muscles, and was showing no signs of budging. In a way, it was my own fault. I shouldn’t have run; palming two Anadin tablets before my last 5k was no substitute for decent rest and relaxation. And I was paying for my stubbornness. My daily runs and trips to the gym had been replaced with ice-packs, chocolate bars, and a hefty dose of complaining. If moaning could have cured injures, I’d had been back into the Nike trainers in no time. I complained my way to heaven and back, made a great show of half-dragging myself into the pharmacist’s to buy a thermal muscle pack, and an even greater escapade hauling myself back onto the sofa with a bowlful of chocolate cereal and a face that would’ve curdled the milk that I’d just poured into it. ‘You never know how much you love doing it, until you can’t do it anymore,’ I ruminated aloud to my mother, probably while wearing a look of sage suffering on my face and rubbing my leg for dramatic effect.I hated myself for slacking off, but I had convinced myself that it was inevitable. Not only was my calf muscle on strike with no signs of relenting, it was also exam time. Between a painful leg, a bad mood, cramming the entirety of the French Revolution and the Tuisil Ginideach of Irish into my skull, and pure laziness, my motivation to keep fit was disappearing fast. Sure, my leg was sore, and it was better to avoid running on it. But did that mean I couldn’t go to the gym and lift weights or use the exercise bike? Yes, my lazy self whispered. You’re injured. You have to study… Is that a Wispa Bar? *** The horror of the Boston Marathon bombings was fully realised in the facial expression of the young man, slumped in a wheelchair, covered in blood, and with the lower portion of his legs blown to pieces. Staring gobsmacked at the internet site, I convinced myself that the photographs couldn’t be real. The young man’s legs were… gone. All that was left of his calves were two splintered shards of bone, dyed bloody red, protruding downwards from his knees. His arteries were dangling out like pieces of wet string, and had to be held closed by bystanders. I gazed at the image, unable to believe what I was seeing. Because of the actions of two bombers, whose motives at this time still remain unknown, that man’s normal life, at least in any normal sense of the word, is over. More than that, his normal, day-to-day life is over. That young man, Jeff Bauman, who had been waiting at the finish line for his girlfriend to finish the race, should have been celebrating her feat. He should not have been crippled for life by the actions of two selfish men. He should not have been half-conscious and slumped like a broken doll in the wheelchair, as he was transported towards urgent medical attention. Both his legs were amputated from the knee down. The world was in shock, and so was I. I turned off the computer, unable and unwilling to comprehend what I’d just seen. I felt sick to my stomach, not just because of the chaos in Boston and the images of pain and suffering, but also because of how childish I had been regarding my own minor injury. I had spent the whole week complaining about a minor quibble, something that a bit of gentle exercise and plenty of sleep would probably clear up. While I had been bemoaning the travesty of a tiny muscle strain, that young man had lost the entire lower half of his legs and would never walk unassisted again. You never know how much you love doing it, until you can’t do it anymore. I had had no right to use that phrase. I had had no right to complain, no right to bemoan my ‘injury.’ My muscle strain feels like nothing now, as it rightly should, because it is truly nothing compared to what those runners and spectators have been forced to go through. Sure, I might not be able to run the 10km race I was aiming for in May, and that’s disappointing. But those people who died and those people who have been maimed or injured by the actions of two bombers have lost so much more than I have, and that’s not a ‘disappointment’, that’s a tragedy. For several of the injured, running will be nothing more than a memory: a memory of pounding the pavement, of feeling the wind in your hair, the feeling of crossing the finish line. *** So, I have made a decision. Tomorrow, I’m going back to the gym. If I can’t run, then I’m going to cycle. If I can’t cycle, I’m going to walk. If I can’t walk, then by damned I’ll do something. I’m going to do something to get me back to physical fitness, something to take me one step closer to running again, something to loosen up that tight muscle. Because like the rest of the running world, I’ll be running my next race for those who no longer can. With thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing. THOUGHTS OF BOSTON: ‘YOU DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE DOING IT UNTIL YOU CAN’T ANYMORE’ was last modified: April 23rd, 2013 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:THOUGHTS OF BOSTON: ‘YOU DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE DOING IT UNTIL YOU CAN’T ANYMORE’
The nine medal winners from Letterkenny AC.Letterkenny AC took home a haul of NINE medals in the National Road Relays in Raheny, Dublin today.The club’s Masters Women took silvers medals thanks to Jane mcginley. 6.00, Irene Mcfadden. 5.59 and Fionnuala diver 11.42)The club’s Masters Men won bronze medals medals thanks to Ivan Toner 4.46, Sean McFadden 5.08 and Ciaran Doherty. 9.44). The club’s senior women took silver medals thanks to Ann Marie McGlynn 10.36, Natasha Adams.5.11 and Sinead Peoples 5.21)ATHLETICS: LETTERKENNY AC TAKE 9 MEDAL HAUL HOME FROM NATIONAL ROAD RELAYS was last modified: April 19th, 2015 by StephenShare 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)
Raphoe ladies dominated in their 6-Nil victory over Senior 1 counterparts Victorians.Raphoe put on an excellent team display at the Royal and Prior School grounds Raphoe continue to build on their performances and are going from strength to strength each week, regaining second position in the table this week with a game in hand.Sarah Patterson, Kirsty McKinney, Kimberley Porter (2), Wendy Patterson and Leanne Patterson netted six goals without reply. Coach Richard Tinney was delighted with the performance of his players and high in his praise of the team’s accomplishment.The game showed Raphoe as the dominate force, pinning Victorians in their own half for most of the game. Victorians had a brief spell where they challenged the Raphoe defence however they failed to really threaten netminder Denise McElhinney. The Raphoe defence of Wray, Moran, Boal, Tinney and Kilpatrick stood strong, steady and calm.Raphoe took the lead when Leanne Patterson’s excellent work saw the ball find its way to the circle, where Sarah Patterson fired home the opener. Raphoe continued to press and, Coach Tinney decided to shake things up with three changes at the same time causing issues for the Victorian defenders.Sabrina Barnett, Shannon Porter and Kirsty McKinney made and immediate impact with McKinney netted Raphoe’s second goal a minute after coming on. Raphoe controlled the match, with young Esther Hume’s pin point precision passes continually exposing the Victorian defence. The first half had mostly gone Raphoe’s way and the local ladies were hoping to continue this pressure in the second half.Not long after the game resumed Kimberly Porter went close after Rachel Buchanan played her in, but Lauren Henderson in the Victorians goal made a strong save.Despite the score line the Victorians goalkeeper had an excellent game and denied Raphoe onmany occasions. Sabrina Barnett, Rachel Buchanan and Sarah Patterson all were denied one on one opportunities by the swift thinking of Henderson.Raphoe played some excellent passes and the entire team were working together in search of their next goal. Spreading the ball wisely was exposing gaps in the Victorian team. Arlyne Kilpatrick found S Patterson, the Victorian defender applied pressure on the Raphoe forward and with a clever nip through pass K Porter slammed the loose ball to the net.Raphoe made it four-nil with a move straight off the training ground. Wendy Patterson’s ejected a short corner to the stick stop of Lindsey Tinney, Barnett stalled her shot and pulled the Victorian defenders out of position. Barnett then laid her return pass to W Patterson at a perfect weight. Patterson made no mistakes and smashed the ball home. Raphoe were cruising now and dominating the match in all areas. the home side finished with a flourish, Leanne Patterson scoring after another well-worked short corner and Porter bagging her second in the dying seconds of the game when she turned in W Patterson’s cross.A solid and impressive performance by the local ladies. No match for Raphoe Ladies next week.Raphoe XI: Denise McElhinney, Sarah Boal, Wendy Patterson, Lyndsey Tinney, Victoria Wray, Rachel Buchanan, Sarah Patterson, Sabrina Barnett, Kimberley Porter, Esther Hume, Leanne Patterson, Shannon Porter, Louise Moran, Arlyne Kilpatrick, Kirsty McKinney.Player of the Match was awarded to Esther Hume whose hard work, positivity and determination was clearly visible as was her impact on the match. HOCKEY: RAPHOE LADIES BRUSH ASIDE VICTORIANS was last modified: October 25th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Raphoe Hockey club
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Luciano Pavarotti says he hopes to perform with Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras in a reunion of The Three Tenors before he retires. “I think we are going to make another concert or two,” he said Wednesday at a press conference promoting the Hong Kong stop of his farewell tour. Pavarotti, wearing black and a big yellow, blue and pink-striped scarf, appeared sluggish, needing help to walk onto the stage where he sat for the press conference. The 70-year-old tenor, who intends to tour for several more years, said he wants his final performance to take place in a venue where he appeared during the early days of his career. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “I should end where I began my big career, in Milan and London, or Vienna, and more than everything, at the Met in New York. I don’t know. I have to see,” he said. – Associated Press
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Where can corn and bean prices go from here? Corn looks to be in a range of $3 to $4.40. The soybean range could be $8 to $10. Following are some of the market movers that could take prices higher or lower. Reasons to be bullish corn:• Too much rain — nitrogen losses will hurt yield, a possible repeat of 1993• Root systems could be shallow and any adverse weather later in the season may hurt stand• Acres for new crop may be reduced because of prevent plant• U.S. dollar has not continued to rally, leads to being bullish exports• Southeastern corn crop is dry and yields have been reduced. Reasons to be bearish corn:• Rain makes grain — 74% of corn belt is rated good to excellent• Corn planted on time, shouldn’t be any reductions to planted acres• Wheat crop has lots of quality issues, some wheat might be forced into feed channels displacing corn• Carryout on 2014 is still burdensome• Farmers running out of time to sell before new crop• Several vessels of DDG cancelled to China• Lack of new crop farmers selling could put pressure on any future rallies• Lack of additional export sales could increase old crop carryout• Bird flu may hurt feed sales by 50 million bushels, adding to carryout• Green grass in the south could hurt feed usage and increase corn carryout• Economic problems continue to plague Greece and the EU• World stock levels are record high, which is burdensome. Reasons to be bullish beans:• 2014 Carryout continues to be reduced• Crush margins for soymeal in the U.S. continue to be good• Prevent plant acres could be high for bean crop• Shorter season beans could reduce yields. Reason to be bearish beans…• Private acreage reports are still higher than USDA is predicting• Even with prevent plant acres, it could still be a record planting year• Even a yield reduction with record acreage could produce a larger carryout next year• Carryout from 2014 is burdensome even at 300 million• Carryout for 2015 was burdensome at 500 million, even a reduction to 300 million is the same as this year•World stock levels are record high and burdensome. Cost of holding grainLast week I explained how I made a 92 cents premium holding my soybeans until June using basis and market carry. Some farmers may think the additional costs to do this type of trading isn’t worth their time. The following information shows the extra time and effort is definitely worth it. “I can’t do it because of cash flow reasons.”My response, “What is your relationship like with your banker?” Once I explain my recommended marketing strategy to bankers, most are very supportive of what I’m trying to accomplish with my clients. In fact, many bankers later became my advocates for other farmers looking for marketing support. The first step is to make sure your banker understands what you are going to do and formulate a plan.Next question: when does a farmer actually need money?In November? Jan. 1 for tax reasons? After March 1 to pay rents? In July, when new crop input invoices start coming in?Every farm’s cash needs and borrowing structure is different, which will need to be considered against the cost of holding grain. For instance, if a farmer doesn’t need cash right away, storing grain is an excellent way to invest money short-term. The grain bin becomes basically a short term CD.However, some farmers may be in situations where they need to take a loan against the grain in the bin to meet cash needs. A loan for this amount is most likely less than 5% interest. If soybeans today are worth $10, it would cost 4 cents per month to store grain. As an example, if a farmer wants to postpone income until after Jan. 1, storing grain until June, the interest for 6 months is 24 cents. “I don’t have on-farm bin storage.”I strongly urge farmers to have 100% grain storage capacity on their farm. While, overall farmers have increased on-farm storage in the past five years, many have not. I’m in year four of a seven-year loan on my bins. Currently, the bin payment is 21 cents per year. Farmers could expect payment terms on new bins to be slightly higher right now — about 25 to 28 cents per year. On-farm storage is arguably the best investment farmers can make right now. “But, there are still costs associated to having those bins on the farm.”Yes, filling the bins and running fans does cost a little, but it’s minimal. On our farm we budget 5 cents. “What about shrink?”Some farmers argue they have 1% soybean shrink storing on-farm. However, our new bins have moisture-monitoring technology that has actually reversed any shrink factor from a loss to a small gain. In fact, even a .5% gain in moisture will offset the cost for loading the bins and running the fans. Cost breakdownProfit holding grain from harvest to June: +92 centsInterest holding grain Jan-Jun (6 months): -24 centsNew bin cost: -26 centsTotal profits: +42 cents Still think it’s not worth the extra effort?With 42 cents of profit on 47 bushels per acre (national yield average), you can see nearly $20 per acre profit. On 500 soybean acres, a farmer would have received an additional $10,000 this year storing their beans instead of taking them to town at harvest. What about corn?Corn works similar to soybeans. This year we received a 60 cents basis and market carry premium (30 cents from each) on corn from harvest until June 1. The interest to hold corn is much less than beans because the value of the product is less ($4 per bushel corn at 5% interest will cost 1.66 cents per month). Holding the grain from Jan. 1 until June 30 will be 10 cents in interest. Profit from holding grain from harvest to June: +60 centsCost of interest to hold the grain from January to June: -10 centsCost of a new bin: -26 centsTotal profits for this year: +24 cents A farmer raising 500 corn acres at 170 bushels acre (national yield average) increases profits by $20,000. Even better, after the bin is paid off in seven years the profit doubles on corn. That’s $40,000. Let’s recap that….If a 1000+ corn/soybean (on even rotation) farmer built 100% storage on-farm and had incorporated a basis and market carry strategy into their grain marketing program, they could have increased their profits as much as $30,000. Once the bins are paid off, that number jumps to $56,000 profit. “How can this be right? It probably only happened this last year, it won’t happen again.”This isn’t magic. This isn’t fudging numbers. These are real numbers. Also, these kinds of profits are not isolated to this last year. Historically, these types of profits are typical.This is why the big grain companies are getting bigger. This is why elevators put up bunkers in the fall. This is why ethanol plants are building more storage every year.This is YOUR money, don’t give it to somebody else. Savvy farmers are locking in profits during the growing year and letting the market do the work for them, while average farmers are hoping for a rally after harvest. Learn how to take advantage of all your opportunities.Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations. Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. 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