Ag and Food Coalition:  Pass TPP Now

first_img SHARE Ag and Food Coalition:  Pass TPP Now SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 11, 2016 Facebook Twitter Two hundred twenty-five food and agricultural companies and trade associations sent a letter to Congress on Monday calling for a swift vote on the Trans Pacific Partnership. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association was one of the groups signing the letter. NCBA President Tracy Brunner said it’s time to level the playing field for American cattle producers.  Japan is American beef’s largest export market; and, right now, American beef faces an import tariff that’s eleven percent higher than Australian beef. Australis is America’s biggest competitor in the marketplace. Upon TPP implementation, the tariff on American beef drops eleven percent right away, and continues to fall until it reaches a nine percent tariff rate. Brunner says every day TPP doesn’t pass results in lost dollars for American producers.A coalition of dairy groups also signed the letter. The National Milk Producers Federation, U.S. Dairy Export Council, and the International Dairy Foods Association asked members of Congress to support the TPP agreement. They said the TPP is an historic pact between 12 countries containing features that will help America’s dairy farmers and processors in the future, “After months of analysis and deliberation, all three organizations have endorsed the pact, saying the agreement presents, on balance, a step forward for U.S. dairy farmers and companies that process and market their milk.”Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag and Food Coalition:  Pass TPP Now Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleGrowth in E85 and Mid-Level Ethanol Blends a Win for Consumers, Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Xhaka reveals how Arteta turned his Arsenal career around

first_img The Swiss international was stripped of the captaincy after an altercation with the Arsenal fans during their 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in October. Xhaka’s agent Jose Noguera revealed that his client had agreed a deal with Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin for a January transfer, but the move failed to materialise.Having been frozen out by Unai Emery, Xhaka was initially reintegrated by interim boss Freddie Ljungberg before Arteta made a point of highlighting his importance.The 27-year-old told ‘I have to smile a little bit because I am very, very happy to be back and to enjoy what I love the most: playing for this club and playing football.‘I had a very, very good meeting with him [Arteta] three days after he came into this club. He told me a lot of things and I was very open with him and he was very open with me.‘And now we are here, we are both very happy to bring this club to where they have to be.’Arteta has impressed in his first 10 games in charge of his former side, winning four and keeping five clean sheets.Gunners players have been united in their praise of the 37-year-old head coach, with defender David Luiz saying he has brought the fun back to playing for Arsenal Xhaka echoes the Brazilian defender’s commendation, he added: ‘It’s always good when the coach can protect you and he speaks openly with me and the players. Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka admits boss Mikel Arteta convinced him to stay at the club and he is now ‘very happy’ to be back in the team.Advertisement Read Also: Serie A: Inter Milan game among three postponed over coronavirus fears‘Each training we learn a lot from him. He speaks a lot to me where to stay where to be and I want to give back every match every training.‘He knows exactly how he wants to play and the mentality of him is exactly what I want as well.‘He wants discipline, he wants character and he wants spirit.’FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Mind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appearedlast_img read more

Rain ruins day four in England

first_img(ESPNCRICINFO) – More rain sent the second Test squelching towards a damp-squib draw, made even more disappointing by the fact that the small amount of play possible on day four teased at an enthralling contest.Despite squeezing in 10.2 overs of compelling cricket – more than on the washed-out third day – the players left the field after an hour as the rain arrived, remaining so heavy that stumps were called shortly before 4:00pm with the outfield too wet to even attempt a mopping-up operation.While play was allowed, England claimed the one wicket they needed to wrap up Pakistan’s first innings and lost one of their own when Rory Burns fell to Shaheen Shah Afridi on the fourth ball of the reply.Pakistan resumed on 223 for 9 with Mohammad Rizwan unbeaten on 60 and Naseem Shah not out 1.Rizwan came out swinging but failed to connect with James Anderson’s first ball. He scored a four in each of Anderson’s next two overs, the first charging down the pitch and getting a thick outside edge to an intended straight hit that sailed over gully’s head, the second a more controlled jab through backward point.But he fell a short time later, having added 12 to his overnight score, when he shovelled the ball to Zak Crawley at cover to give Stuart Broad his fourth wicket.Afridi made the early breakthrough for Pakistan, dismissing Burns for a four-ball duck. He almost had a wicket first ball but Burns’ nick to Asad Shafiq at second slip didn’t quite carry. Shafiq gobbled up the catch a short time later though, to send Burns on his way and put England at 0 for 1 in reply to Pakistan’s first-innings 236.Dom Sibley and Crawley both wore body blows from Mohammad Abbas who, like Afridi, was finding sublime movement to keep the batsmen under intense scrutiny before the weather had the final say for the fourth day in a row.last_img read more