G20 countries are to step in to try and co-ordinate a response to surging food prices, after the worst U.S. drought in half a century devastated crops in the world’s largest agricultural exporter, the Financial Times reports.
The worst fears for the U.S. corn crop are being realized, as the government now expects the lowest yield in 17 years and a total crop about a third smaller than what was projected at the start of the growing season.
The recent dry weather affecting crops across the midwest of America will hit the reinsurance industry with perhaps the biggest loss ever, according to Nikolaus von Bomhard, Chairman at Munich Re.
Australia’s big iron-ore ports are currently ramping up expansion plans as the country continues to face surging demand for its natural resources.
The spike in crop prices this year may be an early glimpse into a chronic food crisis that could unfold over the next forty years, says well-known money manager Jeremy Grantham.
For answers, Jim Cramer looks at the technicals.
Marijuana in California is seemingly coming full circle. It gone from being a banned substance to legal under state law for medical uses to being banned again in many cities. Now it turns out that pot is also bad for the animals.
The U.S. corn crop continues to shrink, and that is likely to add upward pressure to prices, which hit a record Monday.
Christopher Narayanan, Head of Agricultural Commodities Research, Societe Generale says that there's no need for an ethanol mandate waiver as there is still sufficient inventories.
The Fed kicks off a two-day meeting on Tuesday and the market is buzzing with anticipation that the central bank could take action—or at least lay some groundwork.
British farmers tend not to be known for their cheeriness. But at the Melton Mowbray cattle market in England’s undulating green Midlands area, where cows, sheep, and chickens are traded, even the most taciturn farmers admit that their business is a good one to be in these days. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
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From highways in Texas to nuclear power plants in Illinois, the concrete, steel and sophisticated engineering that undergird the nation’s infrastructure are being taxed to worrisome degrees by heat, drought and vicious storms, the New York Times reports.
Sattler, however, isn't using cow manure but pig manure in an additive he's testing which can replace up to 15 percent of asphalt. A pilot project in Missouri "shows no signs of deterioration" and "appears to be performing well after having been in place for a year."
With large portions of the nation’s corn crop faltering, Cramer thinks investors should consider this stock.
Forecasts of rain for the Midwest drove grain prices lower for a second day, but it’s too late for any amount of showers to save the corn crop.
Rain is expected in the Midwest this week, but it’s too late for much of the corn crop, nearly half of which is now expected to be in poor condition or worse.
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