Hoosier Ag Today Launches Video Series with Purdue Previous articleFarm Income Pressure to ContinueNext articleA New Approach to Crop Protection Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Mar 10, 2016 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Hoosier Ag Today Launches Video Series with Purdue SHARE Dr. Shawn Casteel from the Purdue Department of Agronomy and Dr. Jim Mintert from the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture.Hoosier Ag Today, Indiana’s leading agricultural communications company, has partnered with the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture to produce a series of video reports designed to improve farmers’ productivity and profitability. Sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Alliance, the series will focus on researched-based techniques that will allow growers to improve yields and, in many cases, reduce their cost of production. Called the Better Farming Report, the short video presentations will be placed on-line on the HAT web site (https://www.hoosieragtoday.com/better-farming-report/ ) and on the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture web site (https://ag.purdue.edu/commercialag/Pages/default.aspx). In addition, short radio features from these presentation will be aired on the 65 stations of the Hoosier Ag Today radio network.The first program, now on-line, features Dr. Shawn Casteel from the Purdue Department of Agronomy and Dr. Jim Mintert from the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture. The program covers how soybean growers can hit their yield goals for 2016 while reducing their per bushel production costs. Based on his extensive field trials, Dr. Casteel demonstrates how growers can reduce their seeding rates without impacting yield. Dr. Mintert says the cost of seed represents 35% of a growers cost per bushel, so reducing seed costs can significantly improve a grower’s profit margin. He added that this is groundbreaking research because it shows that farmers can reduce production costs without reducing yields.Future programs will cover planting dates, soil fertility, price outlooks, and other timely topics. A new program will be posted on-line each month. “We started out in the studio. but once we get crops in the field we plan to take this program out to the Purdue research farms and to farming operations around the state,” said Gary Truitt, host of the program.
Home Indiana Agriculture News Hot Dry Conditions Stressing Crops at Critical Time Hot Dry Conditions Stressing Crops at Critical Time By Gary Truitt – Aug 9, 2016 Hot temperatures, combined with little to no rainfall, has left corn and soybeans stressed for moisture, according to Greg Matli, Indiana State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Most of the state went without precipitation or relief from the above average temperatures over the past week. Irrigation systems were running at full force where available to keep crops at adequate moisture; however, those without irrigation are seeing increased stress. The statewide average temperature was 76.6 degrees, 3.7 degrees above normal. Statewide average precipitation was below normal at 0.35 inches, although there were several counties that received no rainfall during the week. Facebook Twitter SHARE Soybeans blooming were 94% complete in the North, 91% in Central, and 82% in the South. By region, soybeans setting pods were 67% complete in the North, 71% in Central, and 53% in the South. Soybeans rated in good to excellent condition were 74% in the North, 78% in Central, and 65% in the South. Some soybeans have aborted blossoms from moisture stress in drier areas. Growers expressed concerns about the crop given that this is the critical stage for proper bean development and plants have not received adequate moisture. Insect and disease pressures, however, have been relatively low due to dry and hot weather. SHARE Hay and pasture growth slowed significantly over the past week. Many growers were able to get a third cutting of hay, but reported needing a significant amount of rain to rejuvenate the fields for an additional cutting. Livestock were reported to be stressed from heat and poor pasture conditions, as some pastures were overrun with weeds rather than grass. Some cattle herds developed pink eye over the past week. Mint, potato, tomato, watermelon, cantaloupe, and sweet corn harvest was well underway. Other activities for the week included applying fungicides, hauling grain, mowing roadsides, and attending the Indiana State Fair. Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarmland Values Dip Amid Lower Crop PricesNext articleIllinois Congressman Concerned about Clinton on RFS Gary Truitt Corn dough was 44% complete in the North, 53% in Central, and 51% in the South. Corn dented was 9% complete in the North, 11% in Central, and 13% in the South. Non-irrigated corn has continued to exhibit stalk firing and more leaves have curled from the lack of moisture. In some areas, the lower leaves have dropped from the plant. Stands growing in sandy soils have been more affected by the dry weather. Corn rated in good to excellent condition was 73% in the North, 79% in Central, and 66% in the South.
Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – May 27, 2017 There is a Memorial Day weekend tradition in Indiana: planting crops while listening to the Indy 500 race on the tractor radio. For much of Indiana, that is not going to happen this year. HAT chief meteorologist Ryan Martin says the next few days will be more wet than dry. “Wet as we start off the period with significant rains for the first two days of the holiday weekend,” he stated. “The second of two waves from this event moves through Sunday, and that will bring two-day rain totals at .5”-1.5” with coverage at 80%. Rains Sunday will not be lighter or have lower coverage than Saturday rains…this will just be an all-out rain event for most of the state.” SHARE Home News Feed Planting Forecast: Not Much of a Silver Lining in Those Rain Clouds Planting Forecast: Not Much of a Silver Lining in Those Rain Clouds Facebook Twitter Previous articleCorn Replant Considerations 2017Next articleConsumers Want the Meat, Just Not the Animal Hoosier Ag Today
Home Commentary Commentary: New Food Trends Could Prove Challenging for Farmers Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleEthanol Production and Blending Set New Records in 2017Next articleIndiana Farmers Lead the Way in No-Till Farming Gary Truitt SHARE Few weeks ago, I wrote about the “clean food” movement. It was part of a discussion on the technology that produces meat from labs and non-animal sources. The trend goes far beyond just meat and encompasses the entire food spectrum. This food trend is pervasive with millennial consumers and the generation coming after them. The demands of these consumers may prove impossible to meet by traditional agriculture and food production systems.Food fads and trends are not new. In the 1820s, the Lord Byron diet had people eating nothing but potatoes covered in vinegar. In more modern times, the 1970s was the decade of fondue. The 1980s saw the popularity of tropical fruits like kiwi. The word for the 90s was “light” — from light beer to light desserts, like tiramisu. The new millennium produced a desire for new foods like hummus, quinoa, avocadoes, and the emergence of the smoothie as the drink of choice. In the last few years, kale, ramen, matcha, and anything organic are the hot trends. Now clean and local have moved into the mainstream, and the food industry is taking notice.At the recent Bayer AgVocacy Forum, two industry experts described what restaurants are putting on their menus and what food service is cooking up to meet the changing tastes of younger consumers. Their description of what people want to eat today should send up a red flag for many farmers.Michael Whiteman, a consultant to restaurants around the world, described meat as being moved down or in some cases off the menu. Vegetables are the new star. Even in steakhouse restaurants, veggies are at the top of the menu and the center of the plate. He added local is becoming a big trend in restaurants. He added that there are no standards for what is local, and, if a restaurant says it sources from “local growers” it does well.Connie Diekman, Director of Nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis, said the clean eating movement is a major force with today’s college students. Students want their food served in the most natural way possible. Any additives or chemicals are seen as bad and are shunned by these consumers. She said that, when a website posted a claim that the food service scrambled eggs had chemicals in them, sales fell off sharply. She said only when the University removed the natural and safe fats and fillers they had been putting in the eggs for cooking and consistency, sales began to return.Farmers are very good at producing for a market. Yet, this market has no clear standard. Local can mean anything from 1 mile to 1,000 miles. Clean can mean anything from additive-free to heirloom-nonhybrid-non-GMO. The “guilt free” meat movement, also part of this trend, is based on the fact that the meat does not come from animals. When a local tomato farmer at the forum was asked if he can produce for a clean market, he shrugged his shoulders and said, “Well, we can wash them.”As we have seen food trends come and go, it remains to be seen if the move to clean food from local sources will change as younger consumers get older or if this represents a paradigm shift in the food sector. Certainly the desire for local represents a market opportunity for farmers. But the anti-animal meat perception by many younger consumers is an issue with which the livestock industry must come to grips.Agriculture cannot be complacent, assuming things will be as they always have been. It is my belief that some fundamental changes have taken place in the way food and food production are viewed in the U.S. and in most developed nations. While food fads and trends will continue to change, the public’s perception of how their food is produced will continue to shape their food preferences and choices.By Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Mar 4, 2018 Commentary: New Food Trends Could Prove Challenging for Farmers
By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 27, 2018 The Economic Research Service’s Food Dollar Series shows that the farmers’ share of the food dollar fell to 14.8 cents in 2016. That is a 4.5 percent drop from the previous year, and the lowest level since the series first launched in 1993. The farmers’ share of every $1 spent on domestically produced food represents the percentage of farm commodity sales tied to the food dollar expenditure. Non-farm related marketing associated with the food dollar rose to a record-high of 85.2 cents. Those expenses include things like transportation, processing, and marketing.The largest decline in the farmer share of the food dollar was in food not consumed at home. The family farm share of food consumed away from home dropped to 4.4 percent, 10 percent lower than the previous year.The smaller share of the food dollar consumed away from home is due to the cost of restaurant food service and preparation. For all but the food and beverage dollar consumed at home and the food at home dollar, the farmers’ share of the food dollar is at record-low levels.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Farmers’ Share of the Food Dollar at a Record Low Home Indiana Agriculture News Farmers’ Share of the Food Dollar at a Record Low Facebook Twitter Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 27, 2018Next articleU.S. Beef Could Expand In E.U. To Help Avoid Trade War Hoosier Ag Today
By Agri-Pulse – Jan 22, 2020 Are Presidential Candidates Listening to the Biofuels Industry? SHARE By Ben NuelleAgriPulseBiofuel industry advocates say they’re pleased with how the Democratic presidential candidates are talking about ethanol and biodiesel in Iowa, although most of the campaigns haven’t provided specifics about how they would increase demand.Many of the candidates, in fact, are promising policies that could decrease biofuel demand by pushing motorists toward electric vehicles.And none of the candidates accepted an invitation to appear at an Iowa biofuels summit Jan. 16. President Donald Trump headlined the same event four years earlier.But one of them, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, is already well-versed on biofuel policy, and the others have shown a willingness to learn about the issue while campaigning in Iowa ahead of the Feb. 3 caucuses.“They come here, they spend time, they see the farmers, they see the plants, they’re seeing the impact and end up supporting renewable fuels because of how much sense it makes,” said Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association.To the industry’s frustration, biofuel critic Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas won the Iowa GOP caucuses in 2016 over Trump, who ultimately won the Republican nomination and carried the state in the general election.Klobuchar, who has been an outspoken proponent of the industry in Congress, says she would immediately review the Environmental Protection Agency’s handling of the Renewable Fuel Standard in her first 100 days in office.“I think our big problem right now is the dozens and dozens and dozens, over 70 waivers this president has given to the oil companies, not just small refineries but Chevron and Exxon,” Klobuchar said, responding to an Agri-Pulse question at an Iowa event last weekend.In her plan for rural America, Klobuchar called for ending the overuse of small refinery exemptions (SREs), investing in blender pump infrastructure, extending the biodiesel tax credits, and ensuring year-round sales of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol.“I believe we should be investing in the farmers and workers of the Midwest, instead of the oil cartels of the Mideast,” she said.But Klobuchar, like the other Democratic candidates, is vague on how she would reduce the number of exemptions from annual biofuel mandates. In her climate plan, she says she also would invest in electric vehicle infrastructure and promote electric vehicle sales by investing in vehicle charging infrastructure and reviving the tax credit for electric vehicle purchases.A poll released Monday by Focus on Rural America, a group that is pushing the candidates to focus on biofuel policy, showed Biden leading the race but identified Klobuchar as the candidate that likely caucus-goers believe would be the “best for the needs and interests of rural Iowa.”The latest RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Biden favored by 21% of likely caucus-goers, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at 17.3%, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 16.7%. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 16.3% and Klobuchar at 8.3%.Biden’s energy plan calls the development of the next generation of biofuels “a top priority.” He wants to reduce climate change by investing in research to develop cellulosic biofuels while also funding the installation of electric vehicle charging stations across the country to “accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles.”The co-founder of Focus on Rural America, former Iowa Lt. Gov. Patty Judge, said she knew Klobuchar had a good grasp on biofuels going into the race but that Buttigieg was also knowledgeable about the issue. Her group led tours of ethanol plants for 14 candidates.“He pointed out to us very quickly on his tour he could see an ethanol plant from his office in South Bend,” Judge told Agri-Pulse.Buttigieg supports the RFS, stopping the misuse of SREs and investing in climate research.During the CNN/Des Moines Register debate in Des Moines Jan. 14, Buttigieg said, “Pretty much all of us propose that we move on from fossil fuels, but the question is how are we going to make sure any of this gets done? People have been saying the right things in these debates for decades.”His plan for rural America calls for setting standards to achieve net-zero emissions from fuel combustion. It also states there should be investments in research and development, and demonstration to develop and commercialize advanced biofuels. But his climate plan also says he will “immediately enact more stringent vehicle emission standards.” Buttigieg also would require all new passenger vehicles sold be zero-emissions by 2035, and all heavy-duty vehicles sold be net-zero emissions by 2040.Judge said she was also impressed by Warren’s willingness to learn about biofuels. Warren toured an ethanol plant in Dyersville, Iowa, in June.“Farmers are hurting, and they need a partner in the White House who has a clear, predictable policy on renewables and trade. I’m in this fight with them all the way,” Warren said in a press release from Judge’s group.According to Warren’s climate plan, she would set standards for vehicle emissions by protecting tax credits for both electric and alternative fuel vehicles.Except for Sanders, all of the leading candidates in Iowa toured ethanol plants with Judge’s group.“We didn’t get him to a plant, but we’ve had lots of conversations with his staff and have heard very positive things coming from him this cycle,” Judge said.According to Biofuels Vision 2020, a bipartisan group tracking the candidates’ stances on biodiesel and ethanol, Sanders is committed to implementing the RFS the way Congress intended and supports long-term extensions of the biodiesel and cellulosic tax credits.Sanders is pushing for an energy standard encouraging research and development into biofuels, so “biofuels and other sustainable energy is exactly the direction we have got to go,” Sanders said at Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer’s, D-Iowa, fish fry in November.But Sanders also supports transitioning to electric vehicles. His plan for clean energy calls for going beyond biofuels to “fully electrify and decarbonize our transportation sector” and reach 100 percent renewable energy for electricity and transportation by no later than 2030.peaking to media at the National Biodiesel Conference in Tampa, Donnell Rehagen, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board, said it will be many years before there is a significant infrastructure for electric vehicles.“In the meantime, do we want to wait for that to happen and do nothing for 15 to 20 years or do we want to embrace the opportunities that biodiesel and renewable diesel have today, to provide a leaner and greener product?” Rehagen said.The executive director of the Iowa Biodiesel Board, Grant Kimberley, said the candidates have been hearing about the needs of his industry at numerous events.“They’re hearing our messages and certainly we are going to have to continue to push those messages forward to make sure they realize it is a very important issue in a state like Iowa,” Kimberley told Agri-Pulse.Senior officials with national trade groups, the Renewable Fuel Association, Growth Energy, and America Coalition for Ethanol, all say that they’ve been hearing “positive statements” throughout the campaign on biofuels along with reining in SREs. 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SHARE In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, Secretary Sonny Perdue said USDA is working on a plan to allocate relief funds to farmers.Perdue said the $14 billion allocated to the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), “would come later,” not specifying an exact date since the CCC currently has only $6 billion in borrowing authority.The CCC can borrow $30 billion per fiscal year, and with $6 billion left in the coffer, it appears that $24 billion has already been allocated. According to the USDA, the additional $14 billion authorized by the CARES Act can’t be used until July.USDA is working to implement a plan that would allocate $9.5 billion in emergency relief fund that was designated to Secretary Perdue’s office.Perdue says USDA is holding daily meetings on the COVID-19 relief package for agriculture, including meeting with lawmakers. He added that he is hopeful a plan will be announced “sooner rather than later,” while cautioning that the process of federal rulemaking takes time. Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Actively Working on COVID-19 Aid Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Apr 8, 2020 USDA Actively Working on COVID-19 Aid SHARE Previous articleCrop, Livestock Prices Plunge Under Weight of COVID-19 UncertaintyNext articleIndiana Farmers Stepping Up in Uncertain Times NAFB News Service
ReddIt Makenzie Stallo is a senior journalism major and French minor from Denton, Texas. She currently serves as a line editor. Facebook Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ A student interacts with a member of a service agency at the TCU Volunteer Fair. Previous articleTCU ready to take on TexasNext articleFort Worth Water Department welcomes new director, emphasizes efficient use Makenzie Stallo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Students help elders “Cycle Without Age” Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Ann Louden’s Legacy ReddIt Makenzie Stallo Linkedin Etiquette Dinner teaches valuable skills to Chancellor’s Scholars Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Final Frogs for the Cure celebration honors 12 years with Ann Louden printThe TCU Volunteer Fair brought service agencies from across Fort Worth to inform students about service opportunities.More than 60 agencies gathered on the Jarvis lawn from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 30 to show students the variety of volunteer opportunities in the Fort Worth community.The Volunteer Fair is an opportunity for community agencies to recruit volunteers and for students to find service opportunities they are passionate about.The TCU Office for Community Engagement has put on the event for over 10 years. This year, the event commemorated the 15th anniversary of the LEAPS Day of Service at TCU.Director of community engagement at TCU Dr. Rosangela Boyd said the event makes it easy for students to find organizations to get involved in and “contribute to positive change.”“The only way to ensure that you will be living in a society that you will feel good towards is to build that future,” Boyd said. “We can’t sit and hope things will get better.”The Volunteers of America: Texas spokesperson Nathifa Nanyamka said that passion is the key to good community service.“To be a good volunteer it has to be something you are interested in doing. Your heart has to be in it,” Nanyamka said. “There is strength in being able to go out there and work for a higher purpose other than yourself.”Students Lea Sandoval and Ilse Espino echoed that notion by saying their volunteer experience has helped them find what they want to do and achieve in life.Linda Engle from the Victory Therapy Center said that volunteer work could have a positive effect on students as well as the people in the community they are serving.“They realize how blessed they are by being able to work with those less fortunate than themselves,” Engle said. Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Facebook Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ event Twitter Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ + posts
Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook Twitter + posts Joey McReynolds printTCU students and residents living in Fort Worth won’t have to worry about stricter rules on renting after the Fort Worth City council approved a new definition of what constitutes a ‘single housekeeping unit’ earlier this week.The new definition states that a single housekeeping unit consists of: “Individuals occupying a dwelling unit that have established ties and familiarity with each other; share a lease agreement, have consent of the owner to reside on the property, or own the property; jointly use common areas and interact with each other; and share the household expenses such as rent or ownership costs, utilities, and other household and maintenance costs activities. If the unit is rented, all residents over the age of 18 have chosen to jointly occupy the entire premises of the dwelling unit, under a single written lease with joint use and responsibility for the premises.”City Councilwoman Ann Zadeh said that it was important to clarify the term because there was no set definition already established.“When you have undefined terms in an ordinance, it can be confusing,” Zadeh said.The zoning commission drafted the new definition last month after a previous amendment would have put severe limitations on who is able to rent houses throughout the city.The clauses in the previous definition that were not approved included a restriction on locks or deadbolts on any interior doors of the house, significant changes in number of residents over a 12-month period and members using a different address for legal registration. Also, sharing the house couldn’t be for temporary, seasonal, convenient or economic reasons.Zadeh also said she hopes the clarification will help build positive relationships between TCU students who rent houses and residents living in the neighborhood.“The people who live in that area choose to because of the energy it brings.” Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center Linkedin Twitter Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ ReddIt The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month Previous articleNew area restaurant caters to students and surrounding communityNext articleTexas Secretary of State speaks to students about voting Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday
printA baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Libra.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021:Sophisticated, dynamic and original, you do the impossible and make it look easy. You work hard in private, and this year you produce a masterpiece with discipline and mastery. Your cultural beginnings are important. If single, you prefer to remain so this year and will decide when you come out of your own world. If attached, your partner does a lot for you and you’re happy. CANCER wants more intimacy.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★A partner might need more encouragement and support from you. Patience is important, but be honest and let go if a situation just isn’t working. An age difference can be a factor to consider regarding one you cherish. Tonight: Dinner date with one you love.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★Wellness is important today. The impact of longtime health habits becomes apparent. Reach fitness goals with patience and attention to detail. Water therapies can be especially effective. Tonight: Organize your living space and clear out clutter, and you’ll feel so much lighter.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★A magnetic attraction can develop. The planets show so many changes around you, though, that a relationship might not stabilize. Today promises some dalliances and liaisons. Enjoy, but with caution if you are attached. Tonight: Children give delight and joy.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★Today ushers in a sentimental, emotional cycle. Keepsakes and memorabilia remind you of earlier times. Memories are a gift to remind you how much you’ve grown. You feel more settled with home and family issues. Tonight: You realize what your heritage and family background means.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★You can do a great deal of writing today. Cards and letters, as well as stories and poems, flow freely. Neighbors are friendly; accept invitations they extend. Return phone calls promptly. They can be very important. Tonight: Finish old emails and clear out your inbox.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★Today promises you information about and an understanding of financial matters. You have a changing attitude about income and security. There is a new awareness about what money really does and doesn’t mean. Tonight: Be ready to grow, expand and experiment to assure success.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★★Today draws in vivid dreams and insights. Your emotions and desires are strong. Maintain balance. You attract attention and can win support for a favorite project of yours if you reach out to others. Tonight: Follow fresh ideas and take the initiative.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★★The roles others play in your life are chameleon-like. You are sensitive to sound and color and can excel at artistic expression or musical performance. Meditation offers you new philosophies and insights. Tonight: You’re aware of how you have used time and resources.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★Use care in establishing a new relationship. People offer advice and assistance. Human interest values such as friendship are worth more than business acumen. There are surprises revolving around love. Tonight: Thinking about being cautious for the first time in your life.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★The role of guide and teacher is yours today. Much is expected of you. Others rely on your skills. You realize that a part of the past must end. You will want to be unencumbered. Relatives respond if you express your love. Tonight: Relax.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★There are marvelous social prospects with foreign-born or well-traveled friends. Be friendly if on a journey now. There can be meetings with kind and valuable people. Enroll in an online seminar or class. Tonight: Writing and publishing are favored.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★Be tolerant if others are inattentive. 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