State Beef Councils Make Big Investment to Stimulate Overseas Beef Demand

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 4, 2016 Facebook Twitter Previous articleEPA Set to Make Ethanol RulingNext articleNo Shakeup Expected on Senate Ag Committee Hoosier Ag Today SHARE With the prospect of low cattle prices and increasing beef supplies in the immediate future, the Federation of State Beef Councils announced that it is investing almost $1 million to stimulate more overseas demand for American beef. With strong encouragement from state beef council partners, the Federation will invest $940,000 from its reserves to promote beef in several overseas markets. For example, the group will spend $260,000 for promotions in Japan, with the goal of moving an additional 6.9 million pounds of U.S. beef. The organization will also spend money in other target areas including Korea and Asian island countries.The Federation will also spend $300,000 on an Ibotta promotion that targets millennials living in cities. Ibotta is a smartphone application that shares beef information with consumers and helps them with cash rebates based on their beef purchases. Steve Hanson, a Nebraska beef producer who chairs the Federation of State Beef Councils, said they moved quickly on the investments with the idea to spark beef demand as producers are feeling a squeeze on their bottom lines.Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News State Beef Councils Make Big Investment to Stimulate Overseas Beef Demand State Beef Councils Make Big Investment to Stimulate Overseas Beef Demandlast_img read more

Church Community Services kicks off annual Teen Growers Internship

first_img TAGSbeacon health systemsChurch Community ServicesElkhartIndianaMonogram Loves Kids FoundationSeed to FeedTeen Growers Internship Twitter By Brooklyne Beatty – June 15, 2020 0 414 Twitter Church Community Services kicks off annual Teen Growers Internship Facebook Pinterest Google+ Google+center_img WhatsApp Pinterest (Photo Supplied/Church Community Services) Church Community Services in Elkhart is kicking off its second year of the Teen Growers Internship.The six-week internship allows six Elkhart teens the opportunity to practice gardening and job skills like leadership, teamwork, responsibility and communication while being outdoors.The internship is part of the agency’s Seed to Feed program and is made possible with funding from Monogram Loves Kids Foundation and Beacon Health Systems.Interns will have a chance to learn about gardening and topics like food injustice, food traditions, climate change and opportunities in agriculture.The ongoing pandemic has changed the way the organization runs some parts of the program. Changes include reducing the number of participants to ensure social distancing is possible, daily temperature checks and masks.Also, instead of traveling to local gardens and farms for weekly field trips, speakers will visit Church Community Services to speak to the teens outdoors.To learn more, visit churchcommunityservices.org. IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleRed Cross to offer COVID-19 antibody testingNext articlePortage woman charged with animal cruelty after DIY dog neutering Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

Jakarta Police to disband late-night sprinting matches in new PSBB period

first_imgKompas.com reported that several matches had taken place in Bekasi, West Java, and Ciledug and Tangerang in Banten.Instagram handle @bekasi.terkini posted footage of a local sprinting match in Pondok Gede, Bekasi. Many people were seen crowding the street while cheering the participants. Jakarta Police traffic unit director Sr. Comr. Sambodo Purnomo Yogo said disbanding the matches was more complicated than stopping illegal car or motorcycle races.“[…] Sprinting matches only last for a short amount of time, so by the time the police arrive, [they] will most likely have already ended,” Sambodo said.He added that those found to have been involved in illegal sprinting matches could face up to 18 months in prison or a maximum fine of Rp 1.5 billion (US$100,961), in accordance with Article 63 of Law No. 38/2004 on public roads. (rfa)Topics : He argued that the races — many of which take place on public roads — not only jeopardize public health but also disrupt public order and road safety.Yusri warned that groups that resist disbursement could face criminal charges.Read also: Police launch operation to monitor, sanction Jakarta PSBB violatorsA spate of illegal sprinting matches has recently gone viral on social media, raising health and safety concerns among the public as the new trend attracts large crowds and disrupts traffic.center_img The Jakarta Police are set to crack down on unauthorized, late-night sprinting matches across the capital and its satellite regions during the latest reinstatement of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) amid COVID-19 concerns.Officers will be deployed to conduct city-wide inspections to ensure public compliance with health protocols, including the ban on social gatherings, said Jakarta Police spokesperson Yusri Yunus.“We’ll disband [illegal matches] in accordance with the ban on gatherings consisting of more than five people,” Yusri told the press on Tuesday as quoted by tribunnews.com.last_img read more

ZENITH WOMEN B’BALL: Cash Crunch Forces Oluyole Babes to Dump League

first_imgOluyole Babes Basketball team became the first casualty as the curtain fell on the second phase of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League on Sunday at the Musa Yar’Adua Sports Complex.The Oyo State girls did not appear for their last match against Customs due to what was attributed to financial constraints.Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Secretary General, Mr. Augustine Balewa, confirmed the development when asked about the team’s whereabouts.Balewa said apart from Oluyole Babes, the remaining 17 teams honoured their matches.Meanwhile, the defending champion, First Bank, Dolphins and IGP Queens maintained their unbeaten 100 per cent record at the end of the second phase.First Bank is on top of the standings on goals difference. IGP Queens are second while Dolphins are third with the same number of points.In some of the matches decided on Sunday, Coal City Girls did not make a single basket as they lost woefully to Delta Force 21 – 0, GT 2000 were beaten by IGP Queens 68 – 51 while AHIP Queens outplayed Taraba Hurricanes 82 – 43.First Deepwater on their part secured a 60 – 44 point victory over Plateau Rocks.Oluyole Babes, Zamafara, Ekiti, Taraba and Coal City are the teams that are likely to be relegated at the end of the second phase.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more