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2 UK high dividend stocks I’d buy now

first_img Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 When it comes to high dividend stocks, you have to be a little bit careful. A very high yield can signal a dividend cut ahead. Often, what’s happened is that the ‘smart money’ has already dumped the stock, pushing its price down. This has resulted in a temporarily high yield.It is possible to find genuine high yielders that can sustain their big payouts, however. The key, in my view, is to look for companies that are growing. With that in mind, here’s a look at two UK high dividend stocks I’d buy now.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A high dividend stock with an 8% yieldOne of the first UK stocks I’d turn to for high yield is Legal & General (LSE: LGEN). It paid out dividends of 17.6p per share last year, which at the current share price, equates to a fantastic trailing yield of about 8%. Unlike many other FTSE 100 stocks, the company did not suspend or cancel its dividend due to Covid-19 uncertainty.The reason I like Legal & General as a high dividend stock is that it has plenty of growth potential. Most high-yield stocks can be found in low-growth industries that face structural challenges. Legal & General, however, operates in industries that look set for robust growth in the years ahead.On the retirement side of the business – where the company helps organisations ‘de-risk’ their pensions – there’s a potential £1trn+ of defined-benefit pension liabilities looking to approach the market in the future. Meanwhile, on the investment management side, the company looks well placed to grow as Britons save and invest more for the future. Future growth should support the dividend.It’s worth pointing out that analysts at Bank of America recently commented on the appeal of LGEN’s high dividend. “We think this is a particularly appealing proposition in a market starved of yield. Further, we think that the regulatory risk to the dividend is low”, they wrote in a note to clients.All things considered, I think Legal & General is a top high-yield dividend stock. With the stock trading on a rock-bottom forward-looking price-to-earnings ratio of about 8, I’d snap it up today.FTSE 100 dividend champAnother UK high dividend stock I’d buy now is GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK). It’s a leading healthcare company that operates three business segments: pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and consumer healthcare. For the last few years, it has paid out 80p per share in dividends. At GSK’s current share price, that’s a yield of a very healthy 5.3%. Glaxo also did not cancel or suspend its dividend earlier in the year.Like Legal & General, GSK operates in a growth industry. The healthcare industry is set to grow substantially in the years and decades ahead, driven by powerful trends such as the world’s ageing population and rising wealth in developing countries. This should power GSK’s revenues higher and support the company’s ability to pay its big dividend.GSK shares have underperformed recently on the back of the group’s second-quarter results, in which vaccine revenues were down 29% due to Covid-19 disruption. I think this share price weakness has created a great buying opportunity for income seekers. With the stock now trading on a forward-looking P/E ratio of about 13 and offering a high dividend yield of 5%+, I see it as a ‘buy.’ Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 31st August, 2020 | More on: GSK LGEN Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Edward Sheldon owns shares in Legal & General Group and GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA 2 UK high dividend stocks I’d buy nowlast_img read more

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Union Station Homeless Services to Feed Thousands in Need at Annual Dinner-in-the-Park

first_img Subscribe 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Union Station Homeless Services to Feed Thousands in Need at Annual Dinner-in-the-Park From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 6:07 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Top of the News The best way to give thanks is to give back! To show community spirit and compassion, hundreds of volunteers of all ages will gather together on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day to serve meals and cheer at Union Station Homeless Services’ annual Dinner-in-the-Park.For more than 40 years, this beloved tradition has been a staple event for the community during the holiday season.Volunteers help prepare and serve meals – including turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and pie – to all who are hungry at Pasadena’s Central Park on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.“The event brings the community together!” said Ginger Mort, member of the Los Angeles Disney VoluntEAR Leadership Council and a Union Station Dinner-in-the-Park volunteer since 2001. “Even if it is for one day, hopefully one day leads to another and another and so on and so on!”Union Station Homeless Services expects to serve 5,000 plates of food this Thanksgiving on November 26th. Meal recipients will include adults and families experiencing homelessness and poverty, senior citizens, and those who are alone at the holidays or unable to afford a holiday meal.In addition to volunteers, the event is made possible thanks to our generous partners:Tsutayo Ichioka & Satsuki Nakao Foundation, HomeStreet Bank, SuperKing Markets, Longo Toyota Scion Lexus, Pasadena Federal Credit Union, Dove Properties, Pasadena Convention Center, Norton Rose Fullbright, Paul Hastings, Centerplate, Chipotle, and Whole Foods.“The Pasadena Convention Center and Centerplate is thrilled to support Union Station Homeless Services by preparing turkeys for Dinner-in-the-Park,” said Michael Ross, CEO, Pasadena Center Operating Company. “We applaud Union Station’s work to serve thousands of meals to the hungry and homeless during the holiday season and are pleased to participate in such a worthwhile cause.”“Dinner-in-the-Park is truly a community event and simply would not be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers and dozens of businesses who make this event such a success,” said Marv Gross, CEO of Union Station.All who are able to help are invited to donate their time, food items or funds to this incredible holiday outreach program.Volunteer registration for Thanksgiving is now closed. Registration for Christmas will open on December 1 at 8 am.Union Station Homeless Services is still in need of non-perishable food donations. A wish list of items needed can be found on the event page at http://unionstationhs.org/event/dinner-in-the-park-2015/. The community is invited to drop off these supplies in the indicated sizes at 412 S. Raymond, Pasadena.Please Note: Due to Health Department regulations, Union Station Homeless Services is no longer able to accept turkey or prepared food donations at the event.About Union Station Homeless ServicesUnion Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. Union Station Homeless Services is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to ending homelessness in our community. Headquartered in Pasadena, we are the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. We believe every person deserves a life of dignity and a safe place to call home. With over 40 years of experience, we proudly offer a full continuum of nine programs throughout the San Gabriel Valley; services include street outreach, intake/assessment, care coordination and navigation, meals, shelter, housing, employment development, benefits enrollment, and referrals to medical and mental health services. Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

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American Psycho Pushes Back Opening Night

first_imgBenjamin Walker in ‘American Psycho’ View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 5, 2016 A bit of a Broadway switcheroo has just occurred. After Nerds canceled its Broadway engagement this spring, American Psycho has moved in on its opening night date of April 21. It had previously been scheduled for April 20. Led by Benjamin Walker, the new musical, written by Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, will begin performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 24.Directed by Rupert Goold and based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis (which also inspired the Christian Bale-led film), the musical follows 26-year-old Patrick Bateman (Walker): a sophisticated, rich and devastatingly handsome Wall Street banker in 1980s New York City. He’s got a sculpted body, a model-gorgeous girlfriend and a to-die-for apartment. There’s just one snag: He also has a murderous, psychopathic alter ego that he hides from his friends and co-workers.The show will also include Alice Ripley, Heléne Yorke, Jennifer Damiano, Drew Moerlein, Krystina Alabado, Dave Thomas Brown, Jordan Dean, Anna Eilinsfeld, Jason Hite, Ericka Hunter, Holly James, Keith Randolph Smith, Alex Michael Stoll and Morgan Weed.center_img Related Shows American Psycholast_img read more

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Fee statements are in the mail

first_imgFlorida Bar members are now receiving their 2005-06 fee statements, reflecting no increase in annual fees and only minor modifications to the form.The fees are payable July 1 and are late after August 15.Members will receive one of two fee statements: one designed for active members and another for those who have elected inactive status. Annual fees are $265. Inactive members pay $175.Eligible members may pay online at Floridabar.org.Members also have an option to make a voluntary $45 contribution to The Florida Bar Foundation’s Lawyers’ Challenge for Children campaign to help bring the benefits of the law and lawyers to the lives of poor children. The Foundation will dedicate Bar members’ contributions to legal assistance to children through grants to legal aid and legal services programs across the state, according to Bar President-elect Alan Bookman.Last year, Florida lawyers contributed more than $180,000 to the Challenge for Children campaign.“Is there a greater responsibility we have in society than to see that our children have every opportunity possible?” Bookman asked.Under Florida Bar rules, fees postmarked after August 15 will be assessed a late fee. June 1, 2005 Regular News Fee statements are in the mailcenter_img Fee statements are in the maillast_img read more

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Developers are scrambling to secure contracts before home grant ends

first_imgFirst-home buyers are the winners as developers scramble to secure their contracts before the end of financial year.FIRST-home buyers are coming out the winners, as developers scramble to secure their contracts.Villawood Properties is offering a $40,000 kick start for first-home buyers at its newly launched Sequana community.For those that secure a contract before June 30, on top of the State Government’s $20,000 grant, home buyers could also be eligible for a $5,000 boost from the developer plus add $15,000 in updates and inclusions from the estate’s partner builders. Villawood Properties Executive Director Tony Johnson said financial and value-add incentives offered first home buyers an edge when considering land in high demand locations.“We know it can be difficult to make the leap from renting to owning and the lack of affordable land options in desirable areas is a real concern,” Mr Johnson said.“Property values in the Logan Reserve school catchment zone increased by 40% in the past 12 months as demand for affordable land options in the booming region continues to grow.“At Sequana, we are offering $5,000 to first home buyers to give them the extra top-up they need to get into the property market now.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoBCM real estate HOME: Villawood Properties has announced its $55 million riverside community at Logan Reserve set to be home to 950 residents.In addition to financial incentives, Sequana’s partner builders — Simonds, Metricon Homes and BOLD are offering upgrades and inclusions valued at a minimum of $15,000, giving first home buyers even more reason to buy and build now.Adam Minisini from Metricon Homes said offering value-adds allowed first home buyers to get the home they want without compromising on inclusions and quality.“Many owner/occupiers think they need to hold off on certain items for their first home because the majority of their cash is locked up in the deposit,” Mr Minisini said.“Gifting first home buyers’ upgrades to finishes and appliances means they can afford luxury extras like a pool or an additional bedroom.“This might see them stay in their home for longer even when their circumstances change.”Sequana partner builders Simonds, Metricon Homes and BOLD offer a range of homes designed with Sequana’s homesites in mind, with house and land prices starting from $390,400.Sequana is Villawood Properties boutique $55 million riverside community at Logan Reserve.last_img read more

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The Latest: Italy approves plan for soccer league

first_img June 8, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Italian soccer federation has approved plans for a playoff or the use of an algorithm with no champion declared if the season is stopped again. Associated Press Serie A has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus outbreak. It is scheduled to resume on June 20.The plans were approved by an 18-3 vote at an FIGC council meeting. Italian soccer clubs had asked for no champion or relegations unless mathematically certain.Playoffs are the preferred idea but an algorithm will be used to determine the final standings if matches cannot be held because of time restrictions or the worsening of the pandemic. But there will not be a champion if the algorithm is used.The top two men’s divisions are the only ones set to resume their regular seasons. The women’s Serie A will not restart.___ English soccer club Brighton is offering fans the chance to have cardboard cutouts of themselves in the stadium when the Premier League resumes.Games in the league will be closed to spectators for the remainder of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.Five of Brighton’s nine remaining games are at home. The first is on June 20 against Arsenal.Fans need to send in a photo wearing a Brighton jersey and pay $25.___center_img Italy’s female soccer players are against the possibility of a playoff format to finish their season.A decision on whether and how the Serie A women’s league will resume is expected to be made during an Italian soccer federation meeting.One of the proposals is to have playoffs. That would involve half of the 12 Serie A teams.A statement by the Serie A women’s players says they are against it because “it doesn’t guarantee true fairness.”They say “we all go out on the field or no one does.” The Latest: Italy approves plan for soccer league Juventus, AC Milan and Sassuolo are the only three clubs which have managed to resume training. Many of the clubs also have players who are still abroad.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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Department of Education ‘continue to monitor situation’ ahead of Storm Lorenzo

first_imgThe Department of Education have said they will “continue to monitor the situation” ahead of Storm Lorenzo’s arrival.Donegal, who will be under two yellow weather warnings tomorrow (Thursday), is expected to escape the worst of the storm.Schools and colleges are being told to “err on the side of caution” The Department of Education said in a statement: “A status orange wind warning has been issued by Met Eireann for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick and will be in place from 6pm on Thursday to 3am on Friday morning.“Schools and all education centres (universities, IoTs and further education centres) in areas affected by a status orange alert should remain vigilant, and keep themselves appraised of any hourly and other updates from Met Eireann, and from their local authorities, local radio, and an Garda Siochana.“In all events, and if in any doubt, schools and other education settings should err on the side of caution.Department of Education ‘continue to monitor situation’ ahead of Storm Lorenzo was last modified: October 2nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

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Carroll returns for QPR v Bournemouth

first_imgTom Carroll returns to action for QPR – two months after his loan spell was interupted by an ankle injury.The Tottenham youngster has been named in the Rangers starting line-up to face Bournemouth along with Andy Johnson and the fit-again Junior Hoilett. Niko Kranjcar, Jermaine Jenas and Matt Phillips drop to the bench.QPR: Green; Simpson, Dunne, Hill, Assou-Ekotto; Carroll, Barton, O’Neil, Hoilett, Johnson, Austin.Subs: Murphy; Traore, Phillips, Jenas, Kranjcar, Henry, Young.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Corn Belt Propane Crunch

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — As of Wednesday morning, Harmony, Minnesota, farmers Jeff and Roxi Thompson were having no problem finding enough propane to dry their corn crop.That all changed by Wednesday evening.“We are down to 800 gallons and our supplier called tonight and said he’s out of gas and can’t tell us when he’ll have more,” Roxi said. “This means harvest is over until gas is delivered.”The Thompsons are not alone as farmers across the Corn Belt are running into supply bottlenecks at a time when they can ill afford to wait. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared a regional emergency in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.At the end of last week, governors in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin issued emergency declarations to lift restrictions on carriers for the transportation of heating fuel, including propane. This is expected to help alleviate supply issues in the region.As of Thursday morning, most reports of supply problems were focused on Iowa and Minnesota.Seth Meyer, University of Missouri at Columbia research professor and agriculture policy researcher, said for many farmers, the added drying costs from propane supply issues couldn’t have come at a worse time.But unlike the propane shortage of 2013, he said, there is plenty of supply available across the country now.“In 2013, there was a general shortage of propane across the country,” Meyer said. “This year, there is propane — it is just sitting down in the Gulf (of Mexico). So Kansas is a central distribution point, it flows to storage elsewhere. This year, there are large supplies in the Gulf; in 2013, there were limited supplies U.S.-wide. We also had a bit of a delay in corn harvest. But, again, (grain) drying isn’t the big use, it is home and ag (building) heating. So you are likely to have a short-run crunch as supplies adjust this year, whereas in 2013, we simply didn’t have it.”Even if some farmers are willing to pay a little extra for propane, Meyer said, current commodity prices make any added expense a burden.“I suspect for some folks the timing will simply be very poor,” he said. “They want to harvest in a window and dry down but cannot get the LP. And remember: In 2013, commodity prices were very good, so it ‘paid’ to get it out of the field and dry it. … This year, with current corn prices, making a decision to pay and dry down, or having the decision made for you for lack of supply, is a hit.”Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration released on Wednesday shows United States propane supplies are still near a five-year high. However, Midwest supplies are down from last week and down 6% from one year ago.SUPPLY LOGISTICS CHALLENGEDBrian Milne, editor and product manager for DTN specializing in energy, said the demand pull for crop drying along with some heating needs due to some early season cold weather are challenging logistics.“It’s getting the supply to where it’s needed that’s been the challenge,” Milne said.“The problem is pipeline constraints that limit the amount of supply that can be distributed to certain localities. Demand is outstripping pipeline capacity in certain parts of the Midwest. If you are a pipeline or terminal customer that regularly pulls supply, you will be in line to secure that supply ahead of someone who rarely lifts supply. Plus, many of these regular customers have contracts guaranteeing this supply.”In addition, if suppliers have agreements with customers, they need to satisfy those customers first, he said.“With the multiple trucks waiting to pull supply, strong demand is evident,” Milne said, “and also slowing the distribution of supply from distribution terminals. You can only load a truck so fast.”IOWA SUPPLY ISSUESNorth-central Iowa farmer Sean Harmon said supply issues in his region have forced him to drive five hours for propane.“We aren’t having any issues at all,” he said. “Our trucks just got to go farther out, like Nebraska or Kansas, to find it. There’s a lot of availability; people just don’t want to travel to get it.”Harmon travels as far as Kansas and finds the higher cost to do that not prohibitive. It costs him about an additional 20 cents per gallon.“But that’s pennies to keep two combines and a grain dryer running,” he said. “We’re going through a semi load every five days.”Iowa has seen a real supply pinch in recent weeks, as harvest demand has led to propane rationing in parts of the state.A wet spring that made planting difficult is resulting in a late harvest because corn stayed in the field longer to mature. It has led to farmers in multiple states harvesting at the same time, increasing demand for propane.Deb Grooms, CEO of the Iowa Propane Gas Association, said she’s unsure when the state’s supply issues will resolve.“I wish I could tell you that,” she said. “There is a lot of corn that still needs to be harvested in the Midwest and homes and ag buildings that need to be heated.”A market source in the Midwest told DTN earlier this week that 25 supply trucks were lined up at the MAPL pipeline in Greenwood, Nebraska, to load propane, with wait times of one hour per load.The cold weather is expected to complicate matters of supplies reaching destinations in the short term, as even when firms can sell propane to non-core customers, it can be difficult to transport in bad weather.SOME IN GOOD SHAPE SO FARNot all states in the Midwest are seeing propane shortages affecting harvest.Kurtis Harms, communications director for the Nebraska Corn Board, told DTN the state’s farmers seem to be faring well.“To be perfectly honest, we haven’t been hearing much talk about propane shortages significantly impacting our corn farmers in Nebraska,” he said.“I’ve been seeing the headlines and have been receiving quite a few media requests today regarding the issue, but none of the farmers I’ve reached out to have been affected yet. One said he hasn’t had to run any heaters on bins yet, so perhaps this will be a bigger issue for us in a few days or weeks.”On Wednesday morning, Thompson said her farm in south-central Minnesota seemingly had enough propane.The family contracted propane in July at $1.06. The Thompsons’ supplier, AgVantage FS, told them the price was going to keep rising as a result of the current supply bottleneck.“This week, our driver delivered and asked if we wanted to save our contract gallons and pay the spot price for that day, $1.25, since we expect to run out of contract gallons, and he said the price for the next day was going up to $1.40 a gallon,” Roxi said.“Our corn is coming in at 24% (moisture) on our earlier-planted acres. Drying corn efficiently takes a lot of attention to detail. We are washing the fines and bees wings off our dryer every few days to keep efficiency up. This cold weather forecast with lows in the single digits means we will use more propane per bushel.”The Thompsons test dry samples straight from the dryer every two or three hours to keep the dry corn close to 15% moisture for market and on-farm storage.“I kind of wonder how these shortages happen,” Roxi said. “Any farmer in the U.S. could have told the propane suppliers we would be needing significantly more propane this fall.”The Thompsons have two homes heated with geothermal and another home heated with propane.“We always fill the tanks at the homes during summer-fill promotion, so we should be OK for heating. Our farm shop can tend to use a lot of propane if we have equipment going in and out in colder weather,” she said.“Our dryer is our pinch point, but with grain prices lately, we’ve not added dryer capacity as our acres have increased. If we add more acres for 2020, we may need to look into purchasing a second used dryer to set in place next to our existing dryer.”Todd Neeley can be reached at [email protected] him in Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(CZ/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Defeated Novak Djokovic will regroup at Indian Wells doubles

first_imgNovak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Philipp Kohlschreiber at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)World number one Novak Djokovic was trying hard to take his shock loss at the ATP Indian Wells Masters in stride on Tuesday, but it wasn’t easy.“To be honest, I don’t enjoy losing,” Djokovic said after falling 6-4, 6-4 to 39th-ranked German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “Things to work on, without a doubt,” Djokovic said. “I’m not at my highest level, but slowly building, and hopefully I’ll be able to peak in Miami.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kohlschreiber notched his first ever victory over a number one-ranked player, ending Djokovic’s bid for a sixth Indian Wells crown.“Especially in a tournament like this, a tournament where I have had plenty of success in the past …” Djokovic said. “But it just happens, one of those days.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesDjokovic, playing his first tournament since lifting his record seventh Australian Open title in January, knew he’d have to work his way back into top form.He admitted he was nervous in the early going of his 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, win over US qualifier Bjorn Fratangelo in his second-round opener. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears endcenter_img With sights set on Tokyo 2020, PH skateboarding holds regional qualifiers Nevertheless, he thought he was poised for a deeper run, something he’ll now try to achieve in doubles alongside Italian playing partner Fabio Fognini.Shortly after falling to Kohlschreiber, Djokovic was headed out for doubles, teaming with Fognini for a 7-6 (8/6), 2-6, 10/6 victory over Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau to reach the semi-finals.“You just have to deal with it, move on, turn the next page,” Djokovic said. “Miami is the next tournament singles-wise for me.“I’m going to try to go all the way here in doubles. I’m really excited about that.”But he’ll also be putting in some solid singles practice.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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