Eduardo Galeano His ‘Open Veins’ laid bare ravages of imperialism

first_imgEduardo GaleanoEduardo Galeano, the Uruguayan writer most famous for his “Open Veins of Latin America,” died April 13 of lung cancer at the age of 74. Written in the early 1970s, his book exposed the devastating ravages of imperialist domination in Latin America and the Caribbean, much as Walter Rodney’s book, “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa,” did for that continent.Galeano’s “Open Veins” is required reading for those who want to learn about Latin America. Over the years, it has become a textbook of knowledge on the subject, in a way that ordinary textbooks cannot achieve. Its impact has been impressive.Seven years after publication, Galeano himself wrote: “Seven years have gone by since ‘Open Veins of Latin America’ was first published. This book was written to have a talk with people. … The most heartening response came not from the book pages in the media but from real incidents in the streets. The girl who was quietly reading ‘Open Veins’ to her companion in a bus in Bogotá, and finally stood up and read it aloud to all the passengers. The woman who fled from Santiago in the days of the Chilean bloodbath with this book wrapped inside her baby’s diapers. The student who went from one bookstore to another for a week in Buenos Aires’ Calle Corrientes, reading bits of it in each store because he hadn’t the money to buy it.”It is a book that has many stories surrounding it. For example, while it was banned by several Latin American dictatorships, the book was allowed in the military jails of his native Uruguay for the first few months of the dictatorship because they thought it was a medical textbook, an anatomy book! Of course, once they realized their mistake, it was forbidden.Translated into many languages, “Open Veins” once again became a hit in 2009 when Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez gave a copy to President Barack Obama during an OAS Summit, in that way introducing it to a new generation of readers.Galeano’s style is unique, presenting facts and giving lessons of history in a beautiful and exciting prose, submerging the readers in pages of fascinating developments, helping them to understand the most complex historical processes with ease.He wrote novels and political articles exposing imperialism and right-wing oppressive governments. They were published in many journals, newspapers and magazines around the world. His last article, on December 2014, was about the case of the 43 students disappeared at Ayotzinapa in Mexico.Latin America was not his only subject; he wrote about oppression, dictatorships, inequality, racism and political subjugation. His Gaza article in 2012 condemning the massacre of Palestinians by Israel is a good example of how he connects the U.S. to international crimes. In it he writes: “The so-called international community: Does it exist? Is it anything more than a club of merchants, bankers and warriors? Is it anything more than the stage name that the United States give themselves when they do theater?”In 2009, Galeano came to Philadelphia to speak at the Free Library, promoting his latest (and last) book, “Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone,” another required reading about world history. During the Q & A period, a woman asked what advice he would give to the youth of Latin America. His response was quite interesting, as if he were waiting for the occasion to make the point about U.S. domination to U.S. audiences.He said: “No, no, please. Déjame en paz [Leave me alone]. I do not want to give advice. It is like we are all trained by this USAID habit. It is not a good habit of feeling or thinking or knowing, that these nations have been chosen by God to save other nations; so they would have the perfect recipe to save countries and save people. And each time they have saved a country in Latin America, they have left dictatorships that lasted 20 to 30 years, like in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, everywhere. Nations saved by them become giant jails and cemeteries. So what I would say is please, don’t save me. I don’t want to be saved.”This writer was able to ask the last question, about Cuba, and Galeano ended his presentation saying: “In all Latin America now, as part of a wave of new energies of change, energies of dignity and solidarity, Cuba has been a source of inspiration for all of that dignity and solidarity.”Eduardo Galeano, ¡presente!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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U.S. ports welcome Cuban delegation

first_imgMayor Thomas Masters gives the Cuban business delegation the key to the city of Riviera Beach, Florida, Jan. 27.The Florida governor’s tweeted threats to cut funding for Florida ports that do business with Cuba couldn’t stop the warm reception for Cuba’s port representatives nor the first Cuban exports to the U.S. on Jan. 24.A Jan. 27 Tampa Bay Times editorial responded that “Gov. Rick Scott undermines the ports he promoted,” although he “calls himself the jobs governor.” According to a Florida International University 2016 poll, Scott does not even represent the views of Cuban-Americans in Miami-Dade County, long seen as the center of opponents of revolutionary Cuba: “A majority of respondents favor increasing economic relations with the island.” (http://cri.fiu.edu/research/cuba-poll/)Secteu.com reported Scott’s tweet campaign interrupted the formality of an agreement with the visiting delegation, but not the discussion toward better relations: “The National Port Administration of Cuba has indicated to Port Everglades administration that there is no need for a Memorandum of Understanding at this time. However, today’s business meeting and related activities will continue as planned.”Eradis González de la Peña, president of Almacenes Universales, a Cuban logistics company that oversees the Mariel Container Terminal, said they would continue working toward the MOU: “The U.S. is our natural market and very close to us.” On Scott’s comments, she said, “As a governor, he has the right — and what’s more, we respect that.” (MiamiHerald.com, Jan. 26)But Scott stands alone. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Virginia’s  Memorandum of Understanding with Cuba’s National Port Administration, saying, “Virginia enjoys a uniquely productive economic relationship with Cuba, and this MOU will generate additional opportunities for economic and cultural exchange.” (tinyurl.com/h9ta2b9)WorldMaritimeNews.com explained: “Cuba’s $1 billion port project will make Mariel the largest port in the Caribbean, with a capacity to handle approximately 1.3 million shipping containers a year. It will also allow Mariel to serve as a transshipment hub for the region.”According to CBS12.com, “Cuban leaders visiting the Port of Palm Beach … invited Gov. Rick Scott to the island.” Ten governors have visited Cuba since the re-establishment of U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations, including those of Louisiana and Virginia, whose ports are on the itinerary of the National Port Administration of Cuba.More than 15 percent of the 4.8 million metric tons of food and humanitarian supplies sold to the Republic of Cuba since 2010 shipped from Florida ports. Crowley Maritime ships to Cuba three times a month from the Ft. Lauderdale port. (Miamiherald.com, Jan. 26)On Jan. 24, the first Cuban export to the U.S. was received at Port Everglades, two containers of artisanal hardwood charcoal made from marabu [a dense, woody weed] by Cuban cooperatives. Cuban marabu charcoal has long been exported to Europe. U.S. retailers will sell it under the Fogo Charcoal brand.U.S. longshore workers have a long history of internationalism and collaboration with Cuban longshore and port workers. In 1961, an International Longshore and Warehouse Union delegation from the West Coast traveled to Cuba, defying the U.S. hostility to the revolutionary process then unfolding.The International Longshoremen’s Association represents port workers on the East and Gulf Coasts. Royce Adams, former vice president of ILA Local 1291 in Philadelphia said: “Trade with Cuba is the centerpiece of normalization. Genuine class interest for ILA members and Cuban maritime workers will create job opportunities for their families and communities. ILA family members are farmers in the South and want to trade with Cuba. Normalization of trade with Cuba enhances interregional trade among ports in the Caribbean islands.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Los Angeles press conference calls May 1 actions

first_imgAbout 100 people gathered at a press conference Feb. 23 in Los Angeles to announce a mega-march in that city and a national general strike on May 1. The conference was held at the historic Placita Olvera in downtown Los Angeles under the slogans: “The People vs. Trump!” “A Day Without an (Im)migrant!” and “No Ban! No Wall! Sanctuary for ALL.”The press conference was a great show of unity. All the founders of the historic March 25 and May 1 actions of 2006 that brought over 1 million people out in the streets were there. It also included many of the organizations that have fought for immigrant rights since 2006.Speakers at the conference were a mix of voices from moderate to militant, united against Trump, racism and the anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and anti-women agendas of his administration. The LA Resistance Coalition, which has helped organize the large protests against Trump here in L.A. and includes many who were involved in the Bernie Sanders campaign, was also present, as was the Filipino organization BAYAN-USA.The many speakers included Daniel Montes from Unión del Barrio, John Parker of the International Action Center, Councilmember Gil Cedillo, Gloria Saucedo and Nativo López of Hermandad Mexicana, and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students and others directly targeted by Trump’s immigration terrorism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Tribunal presenta al mundo la historia del papel de los Estados Unidos en Puerto Rico

first_imgBerta Joubert-CeciNueva York27 de octubre. Un jurado de 15 activistas internacionales de derechos humanos y luchadoras/es por la libertad, tras ocho horas de testimonios concisos que abarcaron décadas de historia, y dos horas de deliberación, anunció esta noche el veredicto de la culpabilidad de los Estados Unidos.El jurado declaró al gobierno de los Estados Unidos culpable de crímenes coloniales contra Puerto Rico durante toda su historia desde la toma de Puerto Rico por parte de los EUA en 1898. Las evidencias incluyeron el último asalto económico en el país caribeño luego de la devastación de los huracanes Irma y María en 2017. El veredicto exige una disculpa completa, devolución de propiedad y pago de reparaciones.El fiscal del tribunal, Augusto Zamora, ex embajador de Nicaragua en España, inició el proceso presentando los cargos legales contra Estados Unidos. Gran parte de la acusación se centró en los intentos de los Estados Unidos por disfrazar el gobierno colonial bajo la cobertura de designar a Puerto Rico como un “Estado Asociado Libre”, basado en las leyes aprobadas a principios de los años cincuenta. Estas leyes y la “constitución” puertorriqueña no cumplieron con los requisitos establecidos por las Naciones Unidas en 1960, cuando muchos países comenzaron a terminar con el estatus colonial.Al imponer la Junta de Control Fiscal estadounidense en Puerto Rico en 2016 para supervisar un programa de austeridad, los Estados Unidos han dejado al descubierto su absoluto control colonial de Puerto Rico. Luego, Wall Street destacó el estatus colonial de Puerto Rico al saquear el país después de la devastación de los huracanes Irma y María en 2017, argumentó Zamora.Casi todas/os los presentadores de testimonios en persona o por video fueron puertorriqueñas/os del archipiélago que describieron los crímenes de los Estados Unidos y la resistencia puertorriqueña. En total, crearon un caso legal detallado contra los Estados Unidos que apoyó tanto la acusación como las conclusiones políticas de Rafael Cancel Miranda.El luchador independentista, héroe y líder puertorriqueño Cancel Miranda hizo la presentación final en video. Su discurso puntual de 10 minutos describió cómo las/os puertorriqueños resistieron la opresión de su pueblo por parte del imperialismo estadounidense, cómo tuvieron que luchar contra un enorme poder militar y de los medios de comunicación. Su explicación y ejemplo personal electrificaron a la audiencia en la Iglesia Santa Cruz, que respondió con una ovación de pie, tal como lo hicieron dos horas después al anunciarse el veredicto del jurado.Cancel Miranda fue encarcelado durante décadas después de su irrupción en el Congreso estadounidense, junto con Lolita Lebrón, Irvin Flores y Andrés Figueroa Cordero en 1954, para exponer la farsa del ELA y exigir la independencia de su país.Su resumen del Tribunal Internacional Sobre Crimenes de EUA comenzó con los asesinatos de puertorriqueños por los Estados Unidos en su primer ataque militar a San Juan el 12 de mayo de 1898, y continuó a través de la reciente invasión económica impuesta a través del saqueo del país por parte de Wall Street. Al señalar que actualmente las transnacionales con sede en los Estados Unidos saquean de allí hasta $32 mil millones en ganancias anuales, concluyó: “Ellos nos deben a nosotros”.Testimonio expone envenenamiento de tierras y personasBerta Joubert-Ceci y Frank Velgara coordinaron las presentaciones durante el testimonio. Una sesión expuso la destrucción del medio ambiente. El testimonio de la ciudad de Guayama, donde las plantas de carbón envenenan la tierra con cenizas de carbono y metales pesados, causando enfermedades entre las/os residentes, acusó a las corporaciones estadounidenses. Desde la isla de Vieques, el testimonio expuso cómo la Marina de los Estados Unidos probó armamentos allí durante más de 60 años, envenenando la tierra y el pueblo.En la sesión sobre “120 años de represión y resistencia”, jóvenes activistas revelaron tanto la historia como el alto nivel actual de movilización y lucha. Un foco importante fue la defensa de Nina Droz, ahora perseguida por el poder del estado colonial por presuntamente incendiar un banco. La sesión presentó videos de recientes movilizaciones masivas.Entre los principales delitos económicos expuestos en esa sesión fueron los intentos de privatizar la red eléctrica y las escuelas públicas. Esta agresión ha incluido el cierre de muchas escuelas y la reducción de la educación para niñas/os con necesidades especiales.El jurado que escuchó los testimonios eran representante de las luchas de los pueblos de todo el mundo. Incluían al reverendo Luis Barrios, Luz de las Nieves Ayress Moreno, Susan Abulhawa, Jaribu Hill, Gerardo Cajamarca Alarcón, Deirdre Griswold, Hyun Lee, Mahtowin Munro, Angélica Lara, Pam África, Chrisley Carpio, André François, Noriko Oyama, Bernadette Ellorin y Ajamu Baraka.El testimonio en video, que brinda una breve historia de Puerto Rico como colonia de los Estados Unidos, junto con la resistencia de su pueblo, estará disponible en PuertoRicoTribunal.org. Workers World continuará la cobertura del Tribunal en los próximos números.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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After the Pittsburgh massacre: Solidarity against racism, anti-Semitism

first_imgProtesters sat shiva for victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre and banged on the doors of the Metropolitan Republican Club, New York City, Oct. 27.Solidarity against racism, anti-immigrant xenophobia and anti-Semitism has swept the United States since the Oct. 27 Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. Individuals and organizations from many communities are uniting to push back the rise of openly fascist forces.At the same time, these forces have stepped up their attacks. There’s been a surge of racist and anti-Semitic vandalism and violence. President Trump eggs this on with his ever-escalating campaign to demonize Central American refugees and pump up all forms of racism.In the days leading to the Pittsburgh killings, the shooter Robert Bowers wrote on the white-supremacist social network Gab that Jews are “the enemy of the people.” Just hours before he entered the Tree of Life synagogue shouting, “All Jews must die,” and murdered 11 people, Bowers posted: “HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.”HIAS is the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. According to its website, HIAS was founded in 1881 “to assist Jews fleeing pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe,” and “now welcomes all who have fled persecution.” Recently HIAS has supported Central Americans seeking asylum in the U.S. In July, HIAS led 40 rabbis on a solidarity trip to the Texas border. On Oct. 19-20, a week before Bowers shot up the Pittsburgh synagogue, HIAS organized “National Refugee Shabat 2018,” encouraging synagogues across the country to dedicate their Sabbath services to supporting immigrants.This is the kind of solidarity Trump seeks to break. He announced his candidacy in June 2015 by calling Mexicans rapists and criminals. He began his administration by trying to ban anyone from Muslim countries from entering the U.S. After Klan and Nazi thugs marched through Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017, killing Heather Heyer and injuring many, he characterized them as “very fine people.” Throughout the current election campaign, he has unleashed ever more brazen white nationalist rhetoric.Assault on oppressed people and working-class unityTo block working-class unity against his boss class, Trump has given the green light for the most vile scum to rise to the surface.A sharp rise in racist attacks against Black, Latinx and other communities of color is the direct result. Just three days before the Pittsburgh killings, another white supremacist, this one in Jeffersontown, Ky., tried to enter a Black church to kill parishioners. Failing to gain entry, he shot up a nearby Kroger supermarket, killing two Black people.Five days after Pittsburgh, someone defaced the African Burial Ground Monument in New York’s lower Manhattan with terrible racist graffiti.Though most don’t make the national news, many more racist acts happen every day around the country. Racist police routinely shoot down Black people, rarely with any repercussions.When Dylann Roof murdered nine Black people in a racist massacre at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., on June 17, 2015, he did so the day after Trump announced he’d run for president.Anti-Muslim violence has been on a sharp upswing. Since Trump’s inauguration, the group South Asian Americans Leading Together “has documented 416 incidents of hate violence and xenophobic political rhetoric against Muslim, Sikh, South Asian, Arab and Middle Eastern communities,” according to a statement.The synagogue slaughter, driven by both anti-immigrant racism and anti-Semitism, was the worst violence against Jewish people in U.S. history. But it cannot come as a surprise. The number of anti-Jewish incidents in this country surged by over 50 percent in 2017. They ranged from anti-Semitic graffiti, to vandalism against cemeteries, community centers and synagogues, to physical assaults.Even in New York City — with a Jewish population of over 1.5 million, by far the biggest anywhere in the world — there has been a sharp rise in such incidents. In the week after Pittsburgh, anti-Jewish graffiti was found in synagogues in several different parts of the city. Swastikas appeared on the walls of Jewish schools and on graves in Jewish cemeteries.Sorrow and solidarityGrief, rage and solidarity marked the aftermath of the Tree of Life massacre. In Pittsburgh, thousands marched in sorrow and anger — and to tell Trump he was not welcome. Tens of thousands signed a letter with that message.On Nov. 3, Pittsburgh’s first Sabbath services were held since the killings. Jewish people said they were overwhelmed at the outpouring of support as Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and nonreligious people attended.Within days of the synagogue killings, Arab-American, Iranian and Muslim organizations had raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to the victims’ families. The Rev. Eric S.C. Manning of Mother Emanuel Church flew to Pittsburgh, where he spoke at the funeral for Rose Mallinger, one of Bowers’ victims.In New York, 14 young Jewish activists were arrested for sitting shiva — the Jewish mourning ritual — at the Metropolitan Republican Club. Just last month, the club had hosted a meeting of the white supremacist grouping calling itself the Proud Boys, after which the fascist thugs had attacked protesters outside.Strong statements against anti-Semitism and racism were issued by the AFL-CIO and many national unions, including AFSCME, UNITE HERE, CWA and SEIU. Internationally, vigils, marches and services were held in cities on every continent. The Cuban Embassy in Washington sent condolences to the mayor of Pittsburgh.And in Palestine, statements denouncing the synagogue killings were issued by both the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora and by Hamas, the elected governing party in Gaza.Israeli politicians, meanwhile, used the tragedy to defend Trump and attack supporters of the Palestinian national liberation struggle. The newspaper Ha’aretz headlined its report: “American Jews may never forgive Israel for its reaction to the Pittsburgh massacre.”In Washington, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey announced Nov. 2 that he will support the so-called Israel Anti-Boycott Act. The likely 2020 Democratic presidential candidate framed his announcement as a response to anti-Semitism.In fact, the bill is an unconstitutional measure to outlaw support for the Boycott Divestment Sanctions campaign against the Israeli apartheid settler state. Rabbi Alissa Wise of Jewish Voice for Peace called Booker’s statement “a sad, wrong and truly dangerous decision.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Workers World’s solidarity with El Paso march: ABOLISH WHITE SUPREMACY! ABOLISH ICE!

first_imgOn Aug. 3, 2019, one individual attempted to crush the spirit of millions. He attempted, through malice and violence, to turn back those who seek only refuge and safety. But his attempt has failed. The El Paso shooter, the latest in a long line of white supremacist murderers, used the tactics of terrorism in a futile attempt to stop the migration of Latinx people and preserve his vision of a white ethno-state.But the driving force of migration is strong, and the will to survive is even stronger. On Sept. 7, Border Network for Human Rights, RAICES Texas, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and their allies will gather in El Paso to march in the National Action Against White Supremacy.Boston, Aug. 4Workers World Party will proudly march shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with this action and beyond. We know that the only antidote to the plague of white supremacy is an unwavering commitment to anti-racism.We also understand that white supremacist violence goes beyond the nightmare of El Paso. We know that the grasp of white supremacy extends beyond lone shooters, with its tendrils reaching through the ranks of state law enforcement agencies across the U.S. and the world. We know that letting children die in cages is just as great an act of terror as gunning them down in a shopping mall. And we know that there can be no justice in a world where capital crosses borders freely while human beings, especially those belonging to the global working class, cannot do so freely. So we unite together with one voice to say: “Abolish ICE, Abolish the Police, End Mass Incarceration, Close the Camps, Open the Borders, El Paso Firme!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Indiana Corn Silking and Bean Blooming Right Near 5 Year Averages

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Corn Silking and Bean Blooming Right Near 5 Year Averages SHARE Indiana Corn Silking and Bean Blooming Right Near 5 Year Averages It was a near ideal week for crop development with scattered rain showers and very favorable temperatures, according to the Indiana Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Some preventative ground and aerial applications of fungicides and insecticides were made. However, farmers continued to scout crop fields and have reported very few disease or insect problems thus far this summer. A few localized areas are becoming a little dry where they have missed the recent rain showers, but they have not yet reached a critical point. Several farm families enjoyed some time off to attend the State Fair last week.FIELD CROPS REPORTThere were 5.6 days suitable for field work during the week. Ninety-seven percent of the corn acreage has silked compared with 100 percent last year and 96 percent for the 5-year average. Thirty-three percent of the corn acreage is in the dough stage compared with 81 percent last year and 49 percent for the 5-year average. Corn condition is rated 77 percent good to excellent compared with 9 percent last year at this time.Ninety percent of the soybean acreage is blooming compared with 97 percent last year and 89 percent for the 5-year average. Sixty-six percent of the soybean acreage is setting pods compared with 78 percent last year and 59 percent for the 5-year average. Soybean condition is rated 76 percent good to excellent compared with 16 percent last year.LIVESTOCK, PASTURE AND RANGE REPORTLivestock remained in good condition. Pasture condition declined slightly and is rated 68 percent good to excellent compared with only 3 percent last year at this time. Beef cattle operations have experienced a successful breeding season due to cool temperatures and ample pasture. The third cutting of alfalfa is forty-four percent complete compared with 72 percent last year and 41 percent for the 5-year average.Source: NASS Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articlePurdue: Prepare to Store a Big 2013 CropNext articleProjected Yield Shows Abundance of Corn for Food and Fuel Andy Eubank SHARE By Andy Eubank – Aug 12, 2013 last_img read more

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Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled

first_img SHARE Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled Previous articleVilsack Announces Available Funding and Changes to USDA’s Bio ProgramsNext articleEPA Administrator Addresses Corn Congress Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 SHARE Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Facebook Twitter Just shy of two million pounds of chicken produced are being recalled due to a potential contamination of Salmonella. Aspen Foods, A Division of Chicago-based Koch Poultry Company, is recalling the frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken product. The recalled products were produced between April 15th and July 10th of this year with “best if used by” dates between July 14, 2016 and October 10, 2016. The Food Safety Information Service was notified of a cluster of Salmonella illnesses last month. Working in conjunction with Minnesota State Departments of Health and Agriculture, FSIS determined that there is a link between the frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products from Aspen Foods and the illness cluster.Source: NAFB News Service How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Home Indiana Agriculture News Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Name Sym Last Change By Andy Eubank – Jul 16, 2015 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 All quotes are delayed snapshots Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Indiana Corn Yield Down 32 Bushels from 2014

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Corn Yield Down 32 Bushels from 2014 SHARE Facebook Twitter Harvest conditions continue to be near ideal for Indiana crops, yet both the corn and soybean yield forecasts remain below last year’s record highs, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician of USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. The November Crop Report is based upon conditions, as of November 1, 2015. Some highlights of the report are as follows:Indiana corn yield is expected to be 156 bushels per acre, down thirty-two bushels from last year’s record high yield. Total production is expected to be 848.6 million bushels, down 22 percent from 2014. The Indiana corn crop was 92% harvested as of November 1, far exceeding last year’s 56%, due to unseasonably warm, dry weather conditions.Indiana soybean production is expected to total 284.6 million bushels, down 6 percent from a year earlier. The yield is forecast at 51 bushels per acre, down 4.5 bushels from the 2014 report. Soybeans harvested was at 96% as of November 1, ahead of last year’s 70% and the historical five-year average of 84%.U.S. Corn production is forecast at 13.7 billion bushels, up less than one percent from the October forecast, but down 4 percent from last year’s record production. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 169.3 bushels per acre, up 1.3 bushels from the October forecast but 1.7 bushels below the 2014 average. If realized, this will be the second highest yield and third largest production on record for the United States. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 80.7 million acres, unchanged from the October forecast but down 3 percent from 2014.Soybean production is forecast at a record 3.98 billion bushels, up 2 percent from October and up 1 percent from last year. Based on November 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 48.3 bushels per acre, up 1.1 bushels from last month and up 0.8 bushel from last year. Area for harvest in the United States is forecast at 82.4 million acres, unchanged from last month.Source: NASS By Andy Eubank – Nov 11, 2015 Indiana Corn Yield Down 32 Bushels from 2014 SHARE Previous articleVilsack Leading Delegation to CubaNext articleIndiana Corn Growers Condemn Misleading Attack Ad on Renewable Fuels Andy Eubank Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Anhydrous Regulations Delayed

first_img Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Dec 21, 2015 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Anhydrous Regulations Delayed Facebook Twitter Anhydrous Regulations Delayed SHARE The massive spending bill passed last week by Congress includes a delay in new anhydrous regulations. DTN reports that buried in the omnibus appropriations bill is a rider that forbids the Occupation Safety and Health Agency from requiring ag retailers to comply with Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals regulations. That gives agriculture retailers a reprieve on requirements that would make retail operations that sell anhydrous ammonia fertilizers to have the same level of safety rules and facility securities as chemical manufacturers.DTN reported earlier this year that while OSHA estimated the costs of facility safety renovations at $2,160 per site, the Ag Retailers Association estimated it would cost an average of $20,000 per site. Some retailers said costs would be more than $60,000 to comply and that they would stop selling anhydrous if the regulation exemption was removed. Previous articleWTO Agreement Good for AgricultureNext articleUSFRA Ramps Up Consumer and Student Outreach Gary Truittlast_img read more

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