Posts Tagged ‘corn’

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

    A Thanksgiving Mystery

    Nov 25, 11 • 383 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 • 332 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 • 278 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 • 304 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]

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    From China to Iowa

    Mar 5, 11 • 224 Views • No Comments

    We can travel very quickly from China to Iowa. In an excellent report from The Economist on feeding the world, you can see how an increasingly affluent Chinese urban consumer affects many of us. One example connects more Chinese meat consumption to soaring...  [read more]