July 6, 2019

Law & Order

Horn first female president of Ag Law Society

Horn first female president of Ag Law Society

A Colorado law student raised on a ranch who studies at Washburn University School of Law is the first female president of the Agricultural Law Society. Abbey Horn grew up at Raymond Horn Ranch, a multigenerational cow calf operation between Steamboat Springs and Vail near McCoy, Colo., Which has a population of 33.

Through a summer of calves, she was introduced to the sheep industry by local sheep herder.

“That made me start in the sheep industry and I started my 4-H flock when I was 8 years old, buying my market lambs with the money from the lambs,” he said. “I always had sheep after that until I went to college.”

She graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in agricultural economics. Part of her role within the Ag Law Society is to expose other law students to agriculture through speakers and other events.

She said: “There are many students in the law school in the building with us who do not understand that the food does not come from the grocery store.”

During his time at Washburn, Horn participated in Dane G. Hansen’s rural outdoor internship program, which places students in legal positions in rural areas of northwestern Kansas. He also serves as a research assistant for Professor Rodger McEowen and helps maintain the Agriculture Act and the Washburn Tax Report. He recently returned to his second summer with Sebilius and Griffiths, LLP in Norton, Kan., Where he concentrates his time on processing juveniles, city, county, businesses, agriculture, water, banks and state health care programs.

“I appreciate the rural communities and I enjoy being in small towns and serving the people who need it the most,” she said. “There is a shortage of lawyers throughout western Kansas and eastern Colorado, as well as in central and western Nebraska.”

The Agricultural Law Society of Washburn University seeks to educate the next generation of lawyers on the importance of an agriculturally friendly society by promoting and fostering conversations on current issues related to agricultural law. The Ag Law Society is one of the largest organizations within the law school.

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Business & Trade

On Tariff Anniversary, Soybean Farmers Are Struggling Even as Prices Recover

On Tariff Anniversary, Soybean Farmers Are Struggling Even as Prices Recover

Soybean prices gained after China imposed tariffs on agricultural products from the United States.

Chicago futures are once again above 12-month levels. The prices were low even before the US-China tensions arised.

The trade war has cost US producers their biggest customer because of which the industry is struggling to find new buyers to fill the hole left by China. There are record amounts of beans, containers and bags throughout the heart of the United States.

From October 2018 to March 2019, a period covering the seasonal peak of US soybean exports. In the United States, China imported 21.7 million metric tons less of the oilseed in the United States, than the previous year and bought 11.5 million more tons of Brazil, according to the Department of EE.

Both farmers and American traders continue to pay close attention to the signs of a resolution. While the market reactions to each of the leaders of the trade talks have slowed as participants await solid evidence of progress.

Compensation payments are helping to cushion the blow, but producer groups say they prefer trade and not aid.

A Kentucky farmer said that they are facing the first anniversary of the rates, as they have not made any progress in the 12-month period.

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Real Estate

Aaron Spelling’s mansion sells for $120M — setting California real estate record

Aaron Spelling’s mansion sells for $120M — setting California real estate record

A huge mansion in Los Angeles built in 1991 for today’s late producer Aaron Spelling and his wife sold for $ 119.75 million.

It is the highest price paid for a home in Los Angeles County, according to the Los Angeles Times, which reported that the sale was formalized on Tuesday.

The 5,258 square meter (56,600 square foot) chateau is the largest house in Los Angeles. It is located in the neighborhood of Holmby Hills, on a land of 1.9 hectares (4.7 acres).

It comes complete with countless luxurious amenities, including a bowling alley, a winery, a beauty salon, sculptural gardens and a motor court with space for 100 cars, according to the list.

The list was made by Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency, who declined to comment; Jade Mills with Coldwell Banker, who did not respond immediately to a request for comment; and David Parnes and James Harris, of The Agency, who declined to comment.

The buyer, who was not identified, was represented by a real estate firm in Beverly Hills.

Spelling produced television series such as “Charlie’s Angels”, “Dynasty”, “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Melrose Place.”

After his death in 2006, his widow Candy sold the mansion for $ 85 million to Petra Ecclestone, daughter of Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone.
This remodeled and the house now has 123 spaces, including 14 rooms and 27 bathrooms.

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As Top Crypto Market Reports Losses, Bitcoin Hovers Around $11,000

As Top Crypto Market Reports Losses, Bitcoin Hovers Around $11,000

Top 20 digital currencies are in the red zone while only Chainlink(LINK) is showing gains daily.

Bitcoin (BTC) has been trading from $ 11,701 to $ 10,751 during the day. There has been a price drop of 2.73{dd299c883823a46beb0705d70a03c819bede140f906792bc593d52b8d4c5e8ee}, in its weekly performance.

The average correlation between bitcoin and all other major cryptographic assets was reduced to 0.61 from 0.73 in the first quarter of 2019.

Ethereum (ETH) has recorded smaller losses on the day, as there was a drop of 1.89{dd299c883823a46beb0705d70a03c819bede140f906792bc593d52b8d4c5e8ee}. It is trading at around $287.31. Its weekly chart shows that the ETH fell as low as $ 274.62 on July 2, while its highest point was $ 321.68 on June 30.

Previously, Justin Drake, a researcher at Ethereum 2.0 at the Ethereum Foundation stated that the ethereal could reduce emission tenfold by 2021.

Data from Coin360 indicate that Ripple (XRP) has fallen 3.15{dd299c883823a46beb0705d70a03c819bede140f906792bc593d52b8d4c5e8ee} on the day to trade at around $ 0.381 at the time of printing. The weekly performance of altcoin shows that it has lost almost 9{dd299c883823a46beb0705d70a03c819bede140f906792bc593d52b8d4c5e8ee}, comparing it with the last month, the drop was of 4.84{dd299c883823a46beb0705d70a03c819bede140f906792bc593d52b8d4c5e8ee}.

The only LINK is reporting profits, with more than 6{dd299c883823a46beb0705d70a03c819bede140f906792bc593d52b8d4c5e8ee} on the day. The currency is quoted at around $ 3.62.

The total market capitalization of all digital currencies is over $ 320 billion at the time of publication, above its historical low of around $ 290.5 billion on July 2. The daily volume of all currencies is currently around $ 74.8 billion.

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