High cost in ’06

first_img“But it looks like now, to have a chance at a profit,” he said, “they’ll certainly have to have another year of good yields.”Corn farmers need nitrogen and water, either from rain or irrigation, to produce high yields. The rain is free. The irrigation and fertilizer cost. Farmers irrigate about half of the state’s corn acres.Corn farmers with irrigation spent about $400 per acre to make their ’05 crop. It’ll cost them about $458 per acre this year, said Nathan Smith, a UGA Extension agricultural economist.Georgia corn farmers also had a good 2005. They planted 270,000 acres. The average yield was 127 bushels per acre, which is good for Georgia. If corn prices remain around $2.55 per bushel, farmers will have to make around 145 bushels per acre to make it profitable. Peanut farmers don’t have to use nitrogen. But growing peanuts in ’06 will still cost more. Smith figures they’ll spend about $400 per acre on nonirrigated land and $509 per acre on irrigated land. This will be about 15 percent to 20 percent more than what it took to grow peanuts in 2004.Farmers planted 755,000 acres of peanuts last year. The state’s average yield was 2,870 pounds per acre.With prices around $355 to $365 per ton, farmers will need to grow at least 3,000 pounds per acre to make peanuts profitable this year.All Georgia farmers will need to stretch their farming dollars, but not at the sacrifice of large yields. It will be a tight rope to walk. But their bottom line will depend on it, both economists said. By Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgia farmers will likely have to spend more per acre to farm major row crops in 2006, say University of Georgia economists. They’ll need to produce high yields to keep them out of the red.Fuel and energy prices will remain high in 2006. The cost of inputs like fertilizer and chemicals will be higher, too, said UGA Cooperative Extension economist Don Shurley.”This year will probably be one of the tightest years we’ve had in a long time,” said Shurley, who has studied farm economics for more than 25 years. His focus is on cotton.A Georgia cotton farmer will spend about $360 to produce an acre of cotton in 2006, he said. That’s about 8 percent more than ’05 and 20 percent more than in ’04. The figure doesn’t cover other costs like taxes, insurance, equipment loans or land payments.Farmers in early ’04 were spending about $1.15 for a gallon of diesel. But the prices started to climb later that year. In ’05, farmers spent between $2.25 and $2.50 per gallon. Diesel is expected to be around $2.25 this year.Fertilizer will cost more, particularly nitrogen, which is manufactured using natural gas. It will cost about $40 per acre, or 30 percent more than last year.Georgia had a good cotton crop last year. Farmers planted 1.22 million acres. The average yield will be about 853 pounds per acre, a new state record.It’s hard to say what cotton farmers will have to yield per acre to turn a profit in ’06, he said. They will likely get about 60 cents per pound for cotton this year.last_img read more

The blow of Maria Teixidor

first_imgA new boost for women at Barça. That meant Maria Teixidor. Since January 2017, she was president of the Edelmira Calvetó Group, created by the club with the purpose of recovering the legacy of women in the history of Barça, and promoting the role of members and women athletes in the club. In addition, he represented Barça in the Grup de Treball Dona i Esport, which reports to the Municipal Council of l’Esport de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona. His activity at Barça multiplied at times. Her appointment as secretary of the Board of Directors in February 2019 confirmed her ancestry in the club, where she had a frantic activity. He was also in charge of activities related to children and the elderly within the social area.And one more detail, surely important in this story. Since September 2017, Maria Teixidor was president of the Barça Commission for Control and Transparency. A basic commission on censorship, for example, of the I3 Ventures scandal, in which the payment for the creation of accounts that eroded the image of third parties was fractured to avoid passage through the corresponding delegated control commissions.No one doubts that Teixidor was a fundamental asset for Bartomeu’s board and a figure with a background. His departure leaves Barça without references in the development of women’s football and without a fresh face that modernized the image of the club. Ambitious, Maria Teixidor has decided to leave. Who knows if to join another electoral candidacy with a view to June 2021. Who knows if to stand and try to be the first woman president of a club with more than 120 years of history. A terribly powerful image that Bartomeu may not have weighed well. It was Maria Teixidor (8-10-1975) who called Josep Maria Bartomeu to give him the news. The president could wait for the resignations of Rousaud, Tombas, Calsamiglia, Font or Elias, but that of Teixidor, at least out of doors, was a thunderclap for Barça. He had achieved great relevance in the board, so much so that for a time he had sounded like a possible replacement for Josep Maria Bartomeu in a continuation candidacy.The promotion of Maria Teixidor i Jufresa at Barça was brilliant. Lawyer, mediator and entrepreneur in the LegalTech sector (she is the creator of the first bullying detection and conflict resolution app for schools), she was a member of the board since July 2015, when Josep Maria Bartomeu won the elections. Teixidor had revolutionized the feminine universe of Barça. He was responsible for the first team since January 2018, actively collaborated in the millionaire signing of the sponsorship contract with Stanley, He presented in Los Angeles on the mixed tour that the professional male and female teams made in the United States in that 2018. The women’s soccer section had become the only professional that generates profits, which increased its prestige like foam.last_img read more