Panama Canal Expansion a Plus for Soy Growers

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Panama Canal Expansion a Plus for Soy Growers SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jul 18, 2016 Facebook Twitter SHARE HAT USB with Bob MetzU.S. soybean farmers now have access to faster and more efficient international-shipping methods when delivering U.S. soy to global end users.The long-awaited Panama Canal expansion recently opened, doubling the waterway’s capacity. The new, larger lane allows more freight to be loaded on each vessel and decreases transit time and transportation costs overall. Soy checkoff farmer-leader bob Metz from South Dakota explains the benefits for soybeans farmers.“The majority of the beans, especially coming out of the center of the United States, actually goes through the Panama Canal to go to our customers in China and Southeast Asia,” he said. “And the expansion of the Panama Canal is going to be very important to us as U.S. soybean farmers to be able to use larger boats to haul the soybeans to our number one customer China.”For U.S. soybean farmers to be able to fully capitalize on the expanded canal, domestic transportation infrastructure used to move U.S. soy into export position is in need of maintenance and repair.For more information on the importance of reliable infrastructure to the U.S. soy industry, visit WWW.UNITEDSOYBEAN.ORG. Facebook Twitter Panama Canal Expansion a Plus for Soy Growers Previous articleRains Bring Relief for Some, Problems for OthersNext articlePollination Going Well in Eastern Indiana Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Marshall Fundamental School Named a 2015 California Gold Ribbon School

first_imgEducation Marshall Fundamental School Named a 2015 California Gold Ribbon School Honoring outstanding, innovative schools throughout California From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | 4:47 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced Pasadena Unified’s Marshall Fundamental School was among 193 middle schools and 180 high schools honored under the state’s new Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program.“These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching,” Torlakson said. “They provide great examples of the things educators are doing right—embracing rigorous academic standards, providing excellence and creativity in teaching, and creating a positive school climate.”The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment and accountability systems.Schools applied for the award based on a model program their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies. The new award is recognizing middle and high schools this year and elementary schools in 2016.The Gold Ribbon awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. These include, the California Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, California English Language Development Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards.In addition to being chosen as Gold Ribbon Schools, 38 schools were given an additional honor of being selected as having an Exemplary Program in Arts Education, Career Technical Education, or Physical Activity and Nutrition. Schools had to apply separately for these honors, which will be denoted on the list below by a symbol that corresponds to their program. The awards, introduced in 2013, reflect Torlakson’s goals outlined in his A Blueprint for Great Schools report, which provides direction for California’s education system.Additionally, Gold Ribbon awardees that are also Title I schools were recognized as Academic Achieving Schools and are identified as such on the list. This additional recognition is given only to schools receiving federal Title I funds that assist in meeting the educational needs of students living at or below the poverty line.The Gold Ribbon schools as well as the Exemplary Program recipients, Title I Academic Achieving Schools, 2015 Green Ribbon Schools, 2015 Civic Learning Award Schools, and the National Blue Ribbon Honorees from 2014 will be recognized later this month during regional ceremonies held in Sacramento, San Diego, Visalia, and San Francisco.Please visit the California Gold Ribbon Schools Program on the California Department of Education’s Web site at www.cde.ca.gov/ta/sr/gr/ .Marshall Fundamental Secondary School, 990 N. Allen Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 396-5810 or visit www.marshallfundamental.org.The CDE California School Recognition Program is presented by San Mateo-based California Casualty. Community News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Top of the 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. 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more