ASA Chairman: “There has to be a Better Way” to Deal…

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News ASA Chairman: “There has to be a Better Way” to Deal with… ASA Chairman: “There has to be a Better Way” to Deal with China Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articlePurdue Professor: China and U.S. Economies Stand to Lose About the SameNext articleAmerican Soybean Association Chairman Says There Must Be a Better Way to Deal with China on the HAT Monday Morning Edition Eric Pfeiffer SHARE ASA Chairman: “There has to be a Better Way” to Deal with ChinaPresident Trump announced late last week that he had directed US trade officials to find another $100 billion in tariffs to impose on China, in addition to the $50 billion already announced. China’s Ambassador to the US said in response that China will “fight the US at any cost”.Illinois farmer Ron Moore is the immediate past president and, now, chairman of the American Soybean Association. He says that it’s just more of the same as it relates to recent trade issues. He mentioned dropping out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and renegotiating NAFTA before saying, “It’s pretty frustrating, as a farmer, because so much of the ag products that we raise in the United States go into the export market. Any time you (do) anything that disrupts the global trade, that we happen to be living in right now, it just hurts both us in the United States, and it hurts the countries that we’re trading with.”The ASA has not received a response from their request to meet with President Trump to discuss how the administration can work with soybean farmers and others in agriculture to find ways to reduce our trade deficit by increasing competitiveness rather than erecting barriers to foreign markets. But if given the opportunity for an audience with President Trump, “Our message would be that we understand the issues that prompted all of these potential trade tariffs, but we hopefully will convey to the administration, and the White House officials, that there’s got to be a better way to achieve the goals that the president is trying to achieve, and without going to the tariff route.”President Trump has instructed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to, “use his broad authority to implement a plan to protect American farmers and agriculture.” Perdue told reporters earlier in the week that a plan was coming together but was not at liberty to discuss details. SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Apr 8, 2018 last_img read more

Volunteers sought to meet demands at ISPCC

first_imgLinkedin NewsLocal NewsVolunteers sought to meet demands at ISPCCBy admin – September 1, 2009 729 THE ISPCC have experienced an increase in the number of children contacting them this year, and are appealing for volunteers to help cope with demands.The Limerick branch of the society is urgently looking for volunteers to answer calls during evenings and weekends, as annual statistics show that 78 per cent of calls were answered outside the standard working hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Childline supervisor at the ISPCC, Meadhbh Terry, told The Limerick Post: “The unit in Limerick is open six days a week and we need volunteers most urgently for Fridays and Saturdays.“No qualifications or previous experience are required, it is just necessary to enjoy being around children and to be interested in helping and supporting them.“Saturday is our busiest day as there are no other services available to children on this day. Social workers don’t work on Saturdays.“Childline operates 24 hours a day all year round, and we do our best to answer every call. Christmas day was one of our busiest days last year-we had more than 600 calls”.During 2009, Childline celebrated 21 years of providing a confidential phone service to all children in Ireland.This year, two new mediums of communication have also been introduced to the service; text and web support.For free text support young people can text “Talk” to 50101, and a trained volunteer will text back.Web based support called ‘One to One’ can be accessed from www.childline.ie.A young person can also post a message on the Childline message board on www.childline.ie. These messages are also responded to by trained volunteers.The ISPCC in Limerick also provides the Teenfocus service, offering mentoring and counselling to young people aged between 13 and 18, who are at risk of misusing drugs and alcohol or who are experiencing challenges at home, in school or just finding it hard to cope.Information evenings will be taking place throughout August providing information about what is involved in becoming a volunteer.Anyone interested in volunteering or looking for further information can contact the ISPCC in Limerick.Pictured – Limerick ISPCC Staff, Louise Wilkinson, Teen Focus, Maedhbh Terry, Childline Supervisor and Suzanne Slattery, Fundraising Department. Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement Previous articleSwim abandoned over safety concernsNext articleStudents burdened with anxiety, say USI admin Print Emaillast_img read more