Posts Tagged ‘corn’

  • Affecting the cost of animal feed and lowering the amount of milk from cows, the drought is pushing up milk prices.

    The US Drought and Pizza

    Sep 11, 12 • 399 Views • No Comments

    Discussing the impact of this summer’s drought on pizza, Stephen Colbert said, “It is one thing for global warming to make the sea levels rise but nobody told me it could make my cheese levels recede.” Colbert was reacting to an economist at......  [read more]

  • Hoping to stimulate the economy, in 1939, FDR moved the date of Thanksgiving back a week.

    A Thanksgiving Mystery

    Nov 25, 11 • 659 Views • No Comments

    Although supply and demand should increase turkey prices at Thanksgiving, supermarkets discount turkeys......  [read more]

  • US Chicken Paw Exports to China

    Chinese Pork

    Aug 11, 11 • 563 Views • No Comments

    The Chinese might be dipping into their Strategic Pork Reserve. Faced with a 57% increase in pork prices, the Financial Times tells us that the Chinese will be “rushing” extra pigs to market to lower the price. Higher feed prices are one source of......  [read more]

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    Food or Energy?

    Apr 11, 11 • 415 Views • No Comments

    Biofuels create dilemmas. Whenever nations mandate converting corn or sugar into biofuel, their prices soar. People whose diets depend on these commodities are the first to suffer. What to do? Lower food prices or increase energy conservation? China’s......  [read more]

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    Cotton or Corn?

    Mar 30, 11 • 557 Views • No Comments

    One farmer told the NY Times, “It’s going to be cotton stalks everywhere.” With cotton prices soaring, acreage in Texas and other Southern states that had been used for wheat or corn now has cotton growing.  The result? A smaller......  [read more]