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China Purchases More U.S. Corn as Fears of Shortages Increase

first_img China Purchases More U.S. Corn as Fears of Shortages Increase Previous articleEnrollment Begins for 2021 ARC, PLCNext articleMajor Dry Stretch Showing Up in Ft. Wayne Area Yields NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE By NAFB News Service – Oct 14, 2020 Facebook Twitter SHARE Private exporters report more large sales of U.S. corn to China. On Wednesday, USDA reported two large export sales, one of 420,000 metric tons and another totaling 264,000 metric tons for the new 2020-21 crop year.China needs to continue increased corn purchases to reach the lofty targets included in the Phase One agreement with the United States.However, China is still behind pace to do so this year. There are increased fears of corn shortages in China.Corn futures hit a new record-high this week of 2,595 yuan, valued at $385.14 per metric ton. China’s corn output is expected to fall this year after typhoons flattened crops in some parts of the country, further stoking supply concerns after Beijing ran down its massive state stockpiles over the last several years, according to Reuters. Home Indiana Agriculture News China Purchases More U.S. Corn as Fears of Shortages Increaselast_img read more

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Estate agency is fifth happiest industry in the UK

first_imgEstate agency employees and others working in the property industry are the fifth most satisfied with their jobs, a new survey has revealed.Agents like their job because it has a positive impact on people’s lives, offers good career and pay prospects and is a ‘team’ atmosphere to work within.The only downside recorded by the those canvassed within the survey is is that mental health can be an issue within what is often a competitive sales environment, something industry charity Agents Together has been attempting to tackle.Industries where job satisfaction is higher are technology, emergency services, finance and banking plus healthcare. Those within which worker satisfaction is lower include marketing, recruitment, education and hospitality.Purpose and meaningThe research, commissioned by property firm Savoy Stewart, reveals that purpose and meaning in a job trump money as long as someone is earning enough to keep ‘their financial wellbeing in a stable place’, the report say.This is the case for estate agency staff, who say the most important factors in their job satisfaction are that their role helps people move home and offers the opportunity to enjoy meaningful work relationships.“While our work is important, nothing is more important than our health and long-term happiness,” says psychologist Lee Chambers (pictured).“For that reason, healthy boundaries are vital and reduce the impact that work has on other areas of your life. Starting to look for a positive work environment will fuel you by showing it’s possible to have a balanced life, and you are boosted by the fact you are taking action.” January 18, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Estate agency is fifth happiest industry in the UK previous nextAgencies & PeopleEstate agency is fifth happiest industry in the UKPoll of employees across 20 industries reveals that agents like the mix of good pay, prospects and team working.Nigel Lewis18th January 202101,832 Viewslast_img read more