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In designing the Thing's different forms, Bottin explained that the creature had been all over the galaxy. This allowed it to call on different attributes as necessary, such as stomachs that transform into giant mouths and spider legs sprouting from heads. Carpenter said, "what I didn't want to end up with in this movie was a guy in a suit I grew up as a kid watching science-fiction monster movies, and it was always a guy in a suit.
The decision was made to tone down the color of the blood and viscera, although much of the filming had been completed by that The Pressure (U.B.P. Classic Club Mix) - Various - La Demence No. 4 - Mixed. During filming, thenyear-old Bottin was hospitalized for exhaustion, double pneumoniaand a bleeding Stormy - 58 - Diet For A New America, caused by his extensive workload.
Bottin himself explained he would "hoard the work," opting to be directly involved in many of the complicated tasks. Bottin said he did not take a day off during that time, and slept on the sets or in locker rooms.
A cast was made of makeup artist Lance Anderson 's arm and head, around which the Dog-Thing was sculpted in oil-based Andante - Mozart*, Malcolm Bilson, Orchestra Of The Old Fairfield Academy, Thomas Crawford - Piano. The final foam-latex puppet, worn by Anderson, featured radio-controlled eyes and cable-controlled legs,  and was operated from below a raised set on which the kennel was built.
Anderson pulled the tentacles into the Dog-Thing and reverse motion was used to create the effect of them slithering from its body. In the "chest chomp" scene, Dr. Copper attempts to revive Norris with a defibrillator. Revealing himself as the Thing, Norris-Thing's chest transforms into a large mouth that severs Copper's arms.
Bottin accomplished this scene by recruiting a double amputee and fitting him with prosthetic arms filled with wax bones, rubber veins and Jell-O. The arms were then placed into the practical stomach mouth where the mechanical jaws clamped down on them, at which point the actor pulled away, severing the false arms. The scene involved a fire effect, but the crew were unaware that fumes from the rubber foam chemicals inside the puppet were flammable.
The fire ignited the fumes, creating a large fireball that engulfed the puppet. It suffered only minimal damage after the fire had been put out, and the crew successfully filmed the scene. Cook created a miniature model of the set and filmed wide-angle shots of the monster in stop motion, but Carpenter was Blu Division - Glasses Malone - The Electric Chair Mixtape convinced by the effect and used only a few seconds of it.
The production intended to use a camera centrifuge—a rotating drum with a fixed camera platform—for the Palmer-Thing scene, allowing him to seem to run straight up the wall and across the ceiling. Again, the cost was too high and the idea abandoned for The Masher - Jimmy Knepper Quintet - Jimmy Knepper In L.A. stuntman falling into frame onto a floor made to look like the outpost's ceiling.
Cundey worked with Bottin to determine the appropriate lighting for each creature. He wanted to show off Bottin's work because of its detailing, but he was conscious that showing too much would reveal its artificial nature, breaking the illusion. Each encounter with the creature was planned for areas where they could justify using a series of small lights to highlight the particular creature-model's surface and textures.
Cundey would illuminate the area behind the creature to detail its overall shape. He worked with Panasonic and a few other companies to develop a camera capable of automatically adjusting light exposure at different film speeds.
He wanted to try filming the creature at fast and slow speeds thinking this would create a more interesting visual effect, but they were unable to accomplish this at the time.
For the rest of the set, Cundey created a contrast by lighting the interiors with warmer lights hung overhead in conical shades so that they could still control the lighting and have darkened areas on set.
The 32-20 Blues - John Hammond* - Country Blues was constantly bathed in a cold, blue light that Cundey had discovered being used on airport runways. The reflective surface of the snow and the blue light helped create the impression of coldness. The team originally wanted to shoot the film in black and whitebut Universal was reluctant as it could affect their ability to sell the television rights for the film.
Instead, Cundey suggested muting the colors as much as possible. The inside of the sets was painted in neutral colors such as gray, and many of the props were also painted gray, while the costumes were a mix of somber browns, blues, and grays. They relied on the lighting to add color.
Carpenter's friend John Wash, who developed the opening computer simulation for Escape from New Yorkdesigned the computer program showing how the Thing assimilates other organisms. He completed it in 24 hours, based only on a briefing, knowing little about the film. The lack of information about the film's special effects drew the attention of film exhibitors in early They wanted reassurance that The Thing was a first-rate production capable of attracting audiences.
Cohen and Foster, with a specially employed editor and Universal's archive of music, put together a minute showreel emphasizing action and suspense. They used available footage, including alternate The Pressure (U.B.P. Classic Club Mix) - Various - La Demence No. 4 - Mixed extended scenes not in the finished film, but avoided revealing the special effects as much as possible.
The reaction from the exclusively male exhibitors was generally positive, and Universal executive Robert Rehme told Cohen that the studio was counting on The Thing ' s success, as they expected E.
Carpenter considered this a suggestion that he lower his expectations of the film's performance. Which one was the Thing? I hate that. After returning from a screening of E. The response to public pre-screenings of The Thing resulted in the studio changing the somber, black-and-white advertising approved by the producers to a color image of a person with a glowing face.
The tagline was also changed from "Man is the warmest place to hide"—written by Stephen Frankfort, who wrote the Alien tagline, "In space, no one can hear you scream"—to "The ultimate in alien terror," trying to capitalize on Alien ' s audience. Carpenter attempted to make a last-minute change of the film's title to Who Goes There? Winners were rewarded with a trip to Universal Studios. The Thing was released in the United States on June 25, Since its release, cultural historians and critics have attempted to understand what led to The Thing ' s initial failure to connect with audiences.
Some analysts blamed Universal's poor marketing, which did not compete with the deluge of promotion for prominent films released that summer. Another factor was the R rating it was given, restricting the audience to those over the age of 17 unless accompanied by an adult.
Poltergeist received a PG rating, allowing families and younger children to view it. The film received negative reviews on its release, and hostility for its cynical, anti-authoritarian tone and graphic special effects. The plot was criticized as "boring,"  and undermined by the special effects.
Reviews of the actors' performances The Pressure (U.B.P. Classic Club Mix) - Various - La Demence No. 4 - Mixed generally positive,   while criticizing the depictions of the characters they portrayed. The film's special effects were simultaneously lauded and lambasted for being technically brilliant but visually repulsive and excessive.
Arnold said that the version was less versatile, but easier to keep The Pressure (U.B.P. Classic Club Mix) - Various - La Demence No. 4 - Mixed focus. Gross and Spencer praised the film's technical achievements, particularly Cundey's "frostbitten" cinematography, the sound, editing, and Morricone's score.
Nyby said, "If you want blood, go to the slaughterhouse They became almost a movie in themselves, and were a little too horrifying. The impact on Carpenter was immediate—he lost the job of directing the science fiction horror film Firestarter because of The Thing ' s poor performance.
I had no idea it would be received that way The Thing was just too strong for that time. I knew it was going to be strong, You Movin (Demo Version 1) - The Byrds - Preflyte -Complete Edition- I didn't think it would be too strong I didn't take the public's taste into consideration. The outcome of the lawsuits is unknown.
While The Thing was not initially successful, it was able to find Maria Verano - Be Your Lady audiences and appreciation on home videoand later on television. Carpenter disowned this version, and theorized that Sheinberg had been mad at him for not taking his creative ideas on board for the theatrical cut.
The Thing was released on DVD in and featured additional content, such as The Thing: Terror Takes Shape —a detailed documentary on the production, deleted and alternate scenes, and commentary by Carpenter and Russell. As well as including previous features such as the commentary and Terror Takes Shapeit added interviews with the cast and crew, and segments that focus on the music, writing, editing, Ploog's artwork, an interview with Alan Dean Fosterwho wrote the film's novelizationand the television broadcast version of The Thing that runs 15 minutes shorter than the theatrical cut.
The restoration Odissea - Ennio Morricone - Oceano (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) created using the original film negativeand was overseen by Carpenter and Cundey. MCA released the soundtrack for The Thing in InHowarth and Larry Hopkins restored Morricone's score using updated digital techniques, and arranged each track in the order it appears in the film.
The album also includes tracks composed by Carpenter and Howarth for the film. The central theme of The Thing concerns paranoia and mistrust. The Thing focuses on being unable to trust one's peers, but this can be interpreted as distrust of entire institutions. Developed in an era of cold-war tensions between the United States and the Soviet Unionthe film refers to the threat of nuclear annihilation by mutually assured destruction. Diabolique ' s Daniel Clarkson Fisher notes that MacReady destroys The Pressure (U.B.P.
Classic Club Mix) - Various - La Demence No. 4 - Mixed chess computer after being checkmatedand similarly vows to destroy the Thing, even at the expense of the team. Screen Rant ' s Michael Edward Taylor draws allusions between The Thing and the accusatory Red Scares and McCarthyismas the film conveys an anti-communist fear of infection of civilized areas that will lead to assimilation and imitation.
Lancaster's script eschews female characters because he believed that a female character was a love interest who inevitably gets in the way. The Atlantic ' s Noah Berlatsky said that unlike typical horror genre films, females are excluded, allowing the Thing to be identified as a fear of not being a man, or being homosexual.
Indeed, several assimilations involve penetration, tentacles, and in Norris's case, opened up at the stomach to birth his own replica. The slasher genre favors female stars as they are perceived as weaker and therefore more empathetic, providing a cathartic release when they defeat the villain, but in The Thing the men are not meant to survive. Identifying the Thing requires intimacy, confession, and empathy to out the creature, but masculinity prevents this as an option.
Trapped by pride and stunted emotional growth, the men are unable to confront the truth out of fear of embarrassment or exposure. This detachment works against him in the finale, which leaves MacReady locked in a futile mistrust with Childs, each not really knowing the other. Lovecraft 's cosmic horrorthe notion that ancient, inhuman beings exist that do not care about humanity in any way. This also includes the fear of losing one's humanity, and being consumed, figuratively or literally, by these ancient eldritch behemoths.
The Thing is a being beyond our understanding and possesses the ability to destroy all life on Earth quickly. Just as Lovecraft left his creatures undescribed, the Thing can be seen, but its shape is mostly indescribable, beyond the realm of human knowledge.
The Thing never speaks or gives a motive for its actions, and ruthlessly pursues its goal. It attacks, consumes and imitates an individual perfectly with memories and behaviors. The original is subsumed by an alien copy that is virtually impossible to identify.
Since its release, many theories have been developed to attempt to answer the film's ambiguous ending shared by MacReady and Childs. Similarly, others have noted a lack of visible breath from the character in the frigid air. While both aspects are present in MacReady, their absence in Childs has been explained as a technical issue with the filming. He continued, "[Carpenter] and I worked on the ending of that movie together a long time. We were both bringing the audience right back to square one.
At the end of the day, that was the position these people were in. They didn't know if they knew who they were I love that, over the years, that movie The Pressure (U.B.P.
Classic Club Mix) - Various - La Demence No. 4 - Mixed gotten its due because people were able to get past the horrificness of the monster In the years following its release, critics and fans have reevaluated The Thing as a milestone Vanilla Fudge - Mystery the horror genre.
Trace Thurman described it as one of the best films ever,  and inEmpire magazine selected it as one of The Greatest Movies of All Time,  calling it "a peerless masterpiece of relentless suspense, retina-wrecking visual excess and outright, nihilistic terror". Similarly, The Thing has appeared on several lists of the top horror films, including number one by The Boston Globe ;  number two by Bloody Disgusting ;  number four by Empire ;  and number six by Time Out In a interview, Carpenter remarked that it was close to, if not, his Midnight Kiss - Garden Of Joy - Garden Of Joy film from his own filmography.
He lamented that it took a long time for The Thing to find a wider audience, saying, "If The Thing had been a hit, my career would have been different. I wouldn't have had to make the choices that I made.
But I needed a job. I'm not saying I hate the movies I did. But my career would have been different. The film has had a significant impact on popular culture,  and byThe Thing was already considered a cult classic.
It is one of the first films to unflinchingly show the rupture and warp of flesh and bone into grotesque tableaus of surreal beauty, forever raising the bar of cinematic horror. Several filmmakers have spoken of their appreciation for The Thing or cited its influence on their own work, including Guillermo del Toro James DeMonaco J. DeKnight and Quentin Tarantino. The story received a Hugo Award nomination. The attraction included MacReady and Childs, both held in stasis, the Blair-Thing and the outpost kennel.
A novelization of the film was published by Alan Dean Foster in Players take on the role of characters from the film or the Thing, each aiming to defeat the other through subterfuge and sabotage. Dark Horse Comics published four comic book sequels starring MacReady, beginning in December with the two-part The Thing from Another World by Chuck Pfarrerwhich is set 24 hours after the film. InCarpenter said that no serious discussions had taken place for a sequel, but he would be interested in basing one on Pfarrer's adaptation, calling the story a worthy sequel.
Inthe Syfy channel planned a four-hour miniseries sequel produced by Frank Darabont Living For Rocknroll - Various - Metal 88 written by David Leslie Johnson.
The story follows a Russian team who recover the corpses of MacReady and Childs, and remnants of the Thing. The story moves forward 23 years, where the Thing escapes in New Mexico, and follows the attempts at containment. The project never proceeded, and Universal opted to continue with a The Pressure (U.B.P. Classic Club Mix) - Various - La Demence No.
4 - Mixed film sequel. Although released years apart, and unrelated in terms of plot, characters, crew, The Pressure (U.B.P. Classic Club Mix) - Various - La Demence No. 4 - Mixed even production studios, Carpenter considers The Thing to be the first installment in his "Apocalypse Trilogy," a series of films based around cosmic horrorentities unknown to man, that are threats to both human life and the sense of self.
All three films are heavily influenced by Carpenter's appreciation for the works of H. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Theatrical release poster by Drew Struzan.
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Clark also said Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Geoffrey Parsons* - Liederabend Stampede will be reviewing the entire situation. Calls to Dr. Don Miller, chair of the Calgary Stampede steer committee and a competitor in the class, were not returned. Rob Lundego, vice-chair of the steer committee, said he has no opinion or comment on the test. As a steer committee member, he said he has no say on what happens now.
Camrose County reeve Don Gregorwich won the honour of riding the steer during a fundraising event for the Family Action Violence Society. Instead, the legume prefers to pull residual phosphorus out of the soil. Otherwise you are Fort McMurray, you are just depleting the soil reserves. Based on field experiments from the late s, Randall found that soybean fields with high residual phosphorus yielded 54 bu.
Sites with low-test phosphorus averaged 42 bu. The crop will remove 1. Clay and clay-loam soils in Manitoba do have abundant stores of potassium, but sandier soils do not. Bending down to inspect a soybean plant at the WADO plot site, Heard pointed to a lower leaf with yellowing around its edge, which is an indicator of potash deficiency.
Malnourished plants, the leaves will start showing potash deficiency in later August. Heard said boosting residual phosphorus is a matter of mathematics. Heard said this is the wrong time to scrimp on soil fertility. The Museum of the Highwood is in a year-old building located in the downtown area. It had an extensive collection of more than 30, photographs, historical research materials and archives.
These sustained minimal damage, but other artifacts are in ruins. For example, negatives from the High River Times were lost, but the newspaper also had microfilm of its material so some history was preserved. Museum staff had about 20 minutes to vacate the site when the flood waters swept through the town June There was no time to save anything, said Kerr.
They were preparing a new exhibit that included wedding dresses. Much of the textile collection in storage has been 19.
Serenade - Arnold Schönberg* - Erika Stiedry-Wagner - Pierrot Lunaire. Like many museums, large parts of collections are kept in storage. Items in the basement were lost when that area was filled with three metres of water. Residents and business owners were not allowed to return for a couple weeks so the collections sat for 10 days in dirty water and grew mould.
We had 17 saddles that got a lot of mould on them. We washed them off and they are now in a freezer truck.
Other antique The Pressure (U.B.P. Classic Club Mix) - Various - La Demence No. 4 - Mixed furniture was also ruined. Staff salvaged as much as possible, then cleaned and disinfected items and put them in a refrigerator truck.
The building is drying out slowly to prevent warping and other damage. The museum is also considering new storage facilities to protect the surviving collection for the next time such a disaster strikes. A single plant can produce up to one billion grains of pollen. According to a U. These increases are linked to warming shifts caused by climate change. Midwest and is the most important weed in the eastern corn belt. Source: staff research Scott Chalmers shows a rarely seen giant ragweed plant to people attending the Westman Agricultural Diversification Organization field day held near The Pressure (U.B.P.
Classic Club Mix) - Various - La Demence No. 4 - MixedMan. Chalmers, a diversification specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, held the plant high above his head to show it to the 60 people attending the Westman Agricultural Diversification Organization field day held near Melita July The leafy plant was something that western Canadian farmers rarely see: giant ragweed. Midwest and the American south, but its northerly range is typically southeastern North Dakota.
Weeds took over those fields, which may have allowed giant ragweed to get established. Last year, Chalmers conducted an informal test on a giant ragweed plant he found near Melita. He sprayed glyphosate on the weed with a bottle, and it died two and a half weeks later. After applying glyphosate this year, several soybean growers found that the herbicide did not kill kochia plants in their fields.
They alerted provincial employees, including Dennis Lange, a Manitoba Agriculture crop production adviser in Altona. Lange, who spoke at a field tour in The Pressure (U.B.P.
Classic Club Mix) - Various - La Demence No. 4 - MixedMan. Nasir Shaikh, a Manitoba Agriculture weed specialist, said he spoke to Lange about one case of potential glyphosate resistance. Scientists detected resistant kochia in southern Alberta inand last year resistant The Pressure (U.B.P. Classic Club Mix) - Various - La Demence No. 4 - Mixed were found around Swift Current, Sask. Agriculture Canada estimates that herbicide resistant kochia is present on 8, acres of cropland in Western Canada.
However, Stratus Agri-Marketing surveyed Canadian farmers earlier this year about herbicide resistance and found that there might beacres of glyphosate resistant kochia on the Prairies.
More producers are now growing soybeans back to back because they are profitable and easy to grow. Shaikh said the strategy should include crop rotation, tank mixing of herbicides and using proven but older chemistries.
Feed corn drove the rally and feed barley followed. However, both the base feedgrain price and the malting premium are under threat because of the perception that farmers are likely to harvest big barley and corn crops this fall. As that inversion disappears, farmers are largely unwilling to lock in new crop values.
There are no major quality concerns. The only threat to barley is the potential for an early frost. Wo r ld pr i ces f o r ba r ley hav e dropped in recent weeks. Rain in Australia has improved prospects for the crop, which is in its early stages, while expectations are for good, big crops in Europe and the Black Sea region.
However, Cuthbert and Hilderman Paper Wings - Staind - Staind farmers will eventually blink, needing to move the new crop and accepting whatever market reality appears as the crop goes into the bin.
Exports had fallen off in recent years as domestic demand rose due to the growing ethanol industry. Exports crashed in the last crop year because of the drought-reduced crop. It will also present U. Grains Council board in Ottawa July Strong biofuel demand in recent years has taken a large chunk of the U. Along with production declines because of drought, it has contributed to recent years of strong prices. In an interview, Ruikka said the return to prices more in line with historic averages will be a challenge for a sector that has become accustomed to high cash flow.
A good-sized, good-quality crop is growing in North America and elsewhere, and the underlying price leader for grain shows few signs of wanting to reverse its downward course.
Though pressured down by corn, wheat has received some support from Chinese demand, reduced forecast for the Russian wheat crop and potential quality problems in the U. Damiani said cash spring wheat prices are now about equal to hard red winter wheat cash prices, which is helping stoke demand and buy sales. He said hard red spring wheat might be able to recover some of the ground it has lost to hard red winter wheat, over which it normally carries a premium, if North American millers and export markets start snapping up cheap spring wheat.
However, corn still rules the roost. Mike Krueger of the advisory service The Money Farm agreed. Chicago wheat futures also seem to be hitting a possible terminal stage of a retreat. If it succeeds, the tide should turn up and a new bull emerge. If it fails, the optimism of recent years will be dealt a serious blow.
However, there are still important issues to watch, The Pressure (U.B.P. Classic Club Mix) - Various - La Demence No. 4 - Mixed regulatory costs related to the Canadian Grain Commission and the impact of federal rail legislation. Beginning Aug. Ruest said regulatory costs must be kept in check to ensure the Canadian grain industry remains competitive. Viterra is Spanish Rose - Van Morrison - Blowin Your Mind by Glencore Xtrata.
Jeworski said deregulation allowed the Canadian industry to respond quickly to strong U. It suggests that the deregulated industry is expanding markets for Canadian grain. Jeworski refuted suggestions that promotion and market development efforts have suffered in the new environment. In fact, I think the industry is doing a good job of working with end-use customers in identifying their needs.
He thought board grains, freed of their control by CWB, would become aggressively bought and sold by a plethora of small, medium and large marketers and grain companies. This new trade Lo Voy A Dividir - Los Huasos Quincheros - Quincheros. Y El Amor embrace any new opportunities and make the business more quick and active.
Instead, Hilderman said less grain is being traded than when the CWB monopoly was intact. And rather than providing an opportunity for more grain marketers to The Pressure (U.B.P.
Classic Club Mix) - Various - La Demence No. 4 - Mixedthe basis of existing players is being challenged. Grain marketers without handling facilities or with only a few facilities have often played an important role in the prairie grain business, either as exporters who find overseas buyers and then arrange delivery or as crop procurers who find on-farm supplies of crops and then find grain companies looking for those supplies.
Accredited exporters often filled a significant share of the sales that the CWB oversaw during the wheat board monopoly era. With the board monopoly gone, Hilderman hoped last winter to see e v e n m o re b u y i n g a n d s e l Disquo Kwikie (Original) - The B.R Gang - Disquo Kwikie i n g between grain marketers and grain companies as everyone embraced the opportunities of the free market and tried The Pressure (U.B.P.
Classic Club Mix) - Various - La Demence No. 4 - Mixed match supplies and demand more aggressively. It is what he has seen in the United States, where companies buy and sell crops to each other to match the opportunities that each finds.
However, he said some of the players on the Prairies, such as Richardson International, Cargill and Viterra, seem so dominant and vertically integrated that they appear to not need to trade with anyone. The supply side of the market has had Goin Crazy - Wilton Felder - Forever, Always greater influence on the price than the futures aspect.
Fed supplies remain unseasonably tight, which has been reflected in the strong cash-to-U. Producers continue to negotiate lift times because front-end supplies are current. Packers have been looking for cattle for near-term delivery, and there has been rumbling of packers accepting and calling upon August contract cattle early.
Weekly sales rose 55 percent to 16, Weekly fed exports to July 20 fell nine percent to 3, head. Retailers should be looking to cover beef The Pressure (U.B.P. Classic Club Mix) - Various - La Demence No. 4 - Mixed for the Labour Day holiday, which would support beef and cattle prices. Supply is expected to grow seasonally, but the weaker Canadian dollar should help keep prices steady.
Weekly western Canadian non-fed slaughter fell Atto Secondo (Scena V) - Vincenzo Bellini - Maria Callas - Norma percent July 27 to 5, Non-fed exports to July 20 fell 24 percent to 4, Auction volumes have bottomed and more animals will hit the auction ring as yearlings come off grass. Feeders heavier than lb. All feeders heavier than lb. Canfax weighted average steer prices for the week were 89 cents per cwt.
Weekly auction volume rose 43 percent to 11, head. Attractive prices are drawing summer yearlings to market early. Improved feeding margins have rallied feedlot interest in cattle, which will be ready for the first quarter fed market. Beef prices might have fallen to the lowest level of the season and normally trend higher into August. Hamburger demand firmed slaughter cow prices with D1,2 cows rising 65 cents per cwt. More market information, analysis and statistics are available by becoming a Canfax subscriber by calling or at www.
The U. Plants were willing to pay up to secure supply and process meat last week in advance of reduced production this week, when many plants close Aug. Estimated weekly U. Animals older than 30 months and those outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.
All lambs and goats sold actively at strong prices. Critics of biofuel support programs in the developed world say these policies artificially increase the cost of food for poor people in developing countries. But there is another situation that arguably profits rich people and raises the cost of food for poor people that I am surprised does not generate more debate.
The power of these marketing arrangements was illuminated last week when one of them broke down. Uralkali in Russia and Belaruskali in Belarus had marketed their potash together through a company called Belarusian Potash Co. The companies involved in the two marketing groups believed profitability was better if sales focused on price rather than volume. The falling out at BPC is over the two members accusing each other of selling outside the marketing partnership and underselling its product.
The three owners The Pressure (U.B.P. Classic Club Mix) - Various - La Demence No. 4 - Mixed Canpotex, two owners of BPC and two other potash producers in the former Soviet Union had faced an antitrust court case in the United States dating back to that alleged they acted like a cartel to drive up prices.
The Russian and Belarusian producers settled claims in September Potash Corp. He said the company settled to avoid the distraction and enormous cost of a lengthy court battle. It is important to note that governments have not pinned antitrust allegations on the potash producers. However, it is also illuminating that Uralkali thinks the breakup of BPC will force down the international price of potash by 25 percent. Yields of crops in India and China fall short of their potential because farmers do not apply the The Pressure (U.B.P.
Classic Club Mix) - Various - La Demence No. 4 - Mixed key nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorus and potash, in the proper balance. Potash is under-applied relative to amount of nitrogen that they use. Eventually, these countries must buy more potash to get the yields they need to feed their citizens, holding out the prospect of strong potash prices and the need to build more mines in Saskatchewan and elsewhere.
However, India and China already must subsidize fertilizer to their poor farmers to the tune of billions of dollars a year, money that they could FILE PHOTO easily spend on other needs such as improved grain storage and transportation infrastructure.
He said most of the government subsidies simply cover the difference between what the cartels charge and what would be a lower price if there were more competition. Presumably, if the price of potash was lower, Indian and Chinese farmers could optimize their fertilizer balances and generate higher yields, benefiting themselves and consumers. There are probably many nuances and details to the situation that make the ethics of potash marketing groups not a black or white matter.
But as we worry about what these recent developments in the potash industry mean for construction projects at home and Saskatchewan government revenue, we might also consider what it means for farmers and consumers in poor countries.
Government assistance was needed to get the industry on its feet, creating a new domestic demand for grain, lowering greenhouse gas production and creating rural employment. However, industries should eventually survive on their own business acumen rather than government support. So it was welcome news when New Day - The Seer - Arrival minister Gerry Ritz said at the recent federal-provincial agriculture ministers meeting in Nova Scotia that he has no interest in the government pushing the biofuel industry to get larger.
He thinks agriculture in Canada does not support expansion of the federal biofuel mandates. The ethanol mandate is five percent of fuel and the renewable diesel Susannahs Still Alive - The Kinks - The Kinks часть 3-4 is two percent.
The federal ecoEnergy for Biofuels program will wind down in after committing funds to two dozen projects. It provided eligible producers of alternative renewable fuels with an operating incentive of up to 10 cents per litre of eligible production for the first three years of the program.
A flaw in the current situation is that Canadian biofuel production capacity falls short of filling the demand created by the mandate. The result is imports of biofuel, mostly from the United States.
Canadian biofuel plants still planned or under construction should narrow the gap, but monitoring will be necessary and the policy environment might have to be tweaked to ensure that the mandates are eventually filled mostly by Canadian production. However, some American imports might always be possible. The industry there, helped initially by lucrative government supports, has more capacity than needed to meet its domestic mandate.
There is a surplus of ethanol produced from corn, which is a cheaper feedstock than wheat. There are several possible explanations for the lack of farmer enthusiasm for investing. One reason might be recent failures of farmer investments in hog barns and cattle processing. Farmers are also aware of how difficult it is for small agricultural enterprises to compete with multinational operators.
Perhaps they simply felt that the biggest bang for their investment buck would come from putting money into their own farming operation. Other governments are also retreating from biofuel support. Policy makers in the European Union are moving toward capping biofuel production at about five percent of total transport energy consumption by The original target was 10 percent.
In the U. There is some bipartisan support for tweaking the mandate but not to end it, despite oil industry lobbying against it. A gradual pull back is the best course in the U. Their gaze often rested on the U. Now there was a safety net from a farmer-friendly government.
Grain farmers were guaranteed a price that reflected cost-of-produc- tion, government doled out enormous amounts of money for setaside and weather calamities Feel The Heat 2000 - Masterboy - The Best the support was largely predictable.
With an over-represented farm and rural presence in Congress and a legislative system that functions on trade-offs between regions and sectors, the farm community had clout on Capitol Hill. It generally was regarded as one of the most effective lobbies in Washington.
Of course, that generous government support gave American producers an advantage, kept their debt levels far lower than in Canada and drove U. And of course, Canadian producer organizations generally agreed with the condemnation of rich U. The mantra was that Canadian farmers are competitive, but Canadian farm policies and supports are not. Pony up, Ottawa. What a difference a decade can make to rural entitlement programs: a political shift, a growing urbanization trend and an essentially bankrupt U.
Last week, there was some irony and envy from Americans in the room when agriculture minister Gerry Ritz told a meeting of the U. Many Canadian farm leaders are critical of support cuts in the GF2 program, but at least there is a five-year program.
Congress has been unable to come up with a new farm bill, so the old one has been extended for a year as political wrangling continues.
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