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first_img201695,823,000100.0%42,012,43243.8%20,026,44020.9% You might also be interested in Here’s a closer look of the aforementioned period during 2018, where we identify Morocco’s last shipment on the week of April 8 and Chile’s first shipment on the week of April 29.Clementines, Non-Organic, Weekly Shipments Spring 2018 2016177,272,5501.85 YTD23,178,960100.0%00.0%20,529,93688.6% 2018112,665,168100.0%61,948,15255.0%29,860,48826.5% YEAREst. SALES (in USD)AVERAGE ANNUAL PRICE per KG In this week’s ‘In Charts’ installment, Luis Aragón of data visualization tool Agronometrics illustrates how the U.S. market is evolving. Each week the article will look at a different horticultural commodity, focusing on a specific origin or topic to see what factors are driving change.Clementines are among the author’s favorite spring fruits because they check all the boxes: a Goldilocks size (not too large, not too small), easy to carry, easier to peel – its segments pull out with more ease than Legos – all whilst providing a very pleasing sweet flavor without the high acidity that often accompanies citrus. And as a bonus, because it’s a hybrid, if cultivated properly it grows with no seeds. The name Clementine comes from the 19th-century French missionary named Marie-Clément Rodierem, who is believed to be the first origin for this hybrid citrus while working at an orphanage in Algeria. Today, and when we give a bird’s eye view at shipments to-and-within the U.S. market, we observe how clementines experience a two-peaks-two valleys type of landscape in any given year.Clementines, Non-Organic, Monthly Shipments for previous 4 yearsSource: USDA Market News via Agronometrics. (Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)Whatismore, April is one of the three months with the least amount of clementine movement from overseas suppliers (with September & October being the other two). Thus, in the present month we find ourselves on the low point created by the end of the Moroccan season and the very beginning of Chile’s. These two countries are incidentally, the two main sources, providing an outstanding 27% and 55% of the total fruit on the market in 2018, respectively.Table 1, Clementines, Non Organic, Annual US Shipments Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics. (Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)So with current the gap in supply, and the expected arrival of significant volumes from Chile – as well as potentially Peru as detailed in a recent FreshFruitPortal.com article: Peru expecting 8% uptick in citrus exports – it is only wise to review clementines’ price behaviors to help us better anticipate upcoming price trends.Clementines, Non-Organic, Historic Weekly Prices per KGSource: USDA Market News via Agronometrics. (Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)A glance at historical price trends shows we could very well expect prices to start off around-or-above US$2.50/KG sometime over the next two weeks and stay in that neighborhood until mid-June (weeks 24 & 25) after which a steady price drop is to follow until the Southern Hemisphere’s season ends around late August. And yet, If we step further back and look at the even bigger picture, we can see that U.S. annual sales for clementines are stagnating, if not slightly decreasing. The assumption is that Chile’s skyrocketing production (go back and have another look at Table 1: 24M KG in 2014, 42M KG in 2016, 61M KG in 2018) could be driving average selling prices down.Table 2, Clementines, Non Organic, Estimated Annual Sales 2014134,850,744100.0%24,653,16018.3%41,726,66430.9% Notwithstanding the subtle downward tendency of annual prices for Clementines in the U.S. market, and thanks to reversed Seasons, Chile and Peru still benefit from higher prices than Morocco & Spain, which fall in the (USD/KG) range of US$1.30 – 1.90. Thus, with its soaring annual production and U.S. prices partly lagging, it is no wonder that Chile’s industry is seeking to conquer new markets, particularly in East Asia and Latin America.In our ‘In Charts’ series, we work to tell some of the stories that are moving the industry. Feel free to take a look at the other articles by clicking here.You can keep track of the markets daily through Agronometrics, a data visualization tool built to help the industry make sense of the huge amounts of data that professionals need to access to make informed decisions. If you found the information and the charts from this article useful, feel free to visit us at www.agronometrics.com where you can easily access these same graphs, or explore the other 23 fruits we currently track. Volume (KG)ShareVolume (KG)ShareVolume (KG)Share 2017113,576,904100.0%38,029,82433.5%22,371,55219.7%center_img 2015111,132,000100.0%30,327,69627.3%43,423,12839.1% 2014323,641,7862.40 2015245,601,7202.21 2017232,832,6532.05 2018221,950,3811.97 YEARTotal Global ShipmentsChileMorocco Chile: Fruit exports contract in H1 as leading com … Chile edges closer to Vietnamese market access for … Oranges in Charts: Florida’s volumes fall while Ch … April 16 , 2019 Huge increase in Chilean D’Agen plum exports to Ch …last_img read more

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Will the Future of Voting Rights Be Decided in North Carolina

first_imgShare18TweetShareEmail18 SharesSee page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsAugust 28, 2018; New York Times and Washington PostNorth Carolina has become the poster child for gerrymandering cases that push the envelope. On Monday, August 27th, a three-judge federal panel ruled that the current congressional district map for North Carolina was unconstitutionally drawn to favor Republicans over Democrats and may need to be redrawn before the November elections. This follows a Supreme Court ruling NPQ wrote about in May 2017, in which North Carolina used race as a factor in drawing two of its congressional districts. The court ruled that these districts must be redrawn.Now, in a state where Republicans currently hold 10 of the state’s 13 House seats in spite of vote totals that are about even, the federal judicial panel declared that something was awry. While the Republicans argued that the Democrats who brought the case did not have standing, the judges did not agree.Judge James A. Wynn Jr. of the US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, writing Monday for a special three-judge district court panel, said plaintiffs did have standing under the decision in Wisconsin’s Gill v. Whitford, which he said reinforced the judges’ earlier views that the congressional districts were drawn with improper partisan goals.He said the court was leaning against giving the North Carolina legislature another chance to draw the congressional districts.“We continue to lament that North Carolina voters now have been deprived of a constitutional congressional districting plan—and, therefore, constitutional representation in Congress—for six years and three election cycles,” Wynn wrote. “To the extent allowing the General Assembly another opportunity to draw a remedial plan would further delay electing representatives under a constitutional districting plan, that delay weighs heavily against giving the General Assembly another such opportunity.”He proposed several unusual ideas: appointing a special master to draw new districts, holding general elections without party primaries or even turning the November elections into a primary and holding the general election sometime before the new Congress convenes in January.Clearly, time is of the essence in this. The North Carolina Republican party indicates it will ask the Supreme Court for a stay, which, if granted, would mean the midterm elections would be conducted under the partisan map that was just ruled unconstitutional. But there are issues with taking this case to the Supreme Court at this time: The Kennedy vacancy is not yet filled; five votes are required for a stay; the Senate vote on Kavanaugh (an anticipated 5th vote) isn’t expected until the end of September; and ballots need to be mailed to military voters and others before then.Recognizing the timing dilemma, Justice Wynn requested briefs from both sides with their responses to his options by August 31st. Given the state of technology, the possibility of a new, nonpartisan map being drawn quickly is not so farfetched.As a practical matter, two experts said on Tuesday, drawing a new House map for North Carolina would take less than a day’s work on a laptop. In a Pennsylvania gerrymandering case decided by that state’s supreme court in January, “our experts produced thousands in a few minutes that all complied with traditional redistricting criteria,” said Mimi McKenzie, the legal director of the Public Interest Law Center in Philadelphia, which won the case.In the midst of the chaos of North Carolina politics, what may be missing to make this happen is the political will. But there is more at stake here than just the state politics of North Carolina. The entire House of Representatives is in play. And if control of the House shifts from Republican to Democrat, it could hinge on the mapping of districts in North Carolina. So, the eyes and ears of both parties are focused on how this will play out.In the meantime, chaos rules. Political candidates are unsure of where their districts are or might be. Voters are unsure if they will be having another primary in November with newly drawn districts—one of the options—or voting in the partisan districts that existed before.State politicians openly admit partisan bias. “I think electing Republicans is better than electing Democrats,” said Rep. David Lewis, a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly, addressing fellow legislators when they passed the plan in 2016. “So, I drew this map to help foster what I think is better for the country.”For those who care about voting rights, much more is entwined. The value of a person’s vote is reflected in the ability to elect people who share their views to leadership positions. When that ability is diminished, whether based on politics or race, it discourages voting. North Carolina shows how gerrymandering can limit those who do not align with one party from having full representation. Given the timing and the possible partisan leanings of our courts, our future voting rights could hang in the balance.—Carole LevineShare18TweetShareEmail18 Shareslast_img read more

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