Posts Tagged ‘wheat’

  • US Chicken Paw Exports to China

    Chinese Pork

    Aug 11, 11 • 215 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo 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

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    Cotton or Corn?

    Mar 30, 11 • 194 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Households, International Trade and FinanceNo 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

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    A Race Between Supply and Demand

    Feb 7, 11 • 174 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Economic Debates, EnvironmentNo Comments

    In a wonderful Chip Bok cartoon, a child starts by asking, “Why are gas prices so high?” and is told, “Turmoil in the Mid East.” Then, asking about the turmoil, he is told the source is “High Food Prices.” The reason for