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February 18, 2013

The word subsidy lumps many forms of agriculture support into one word when it is really many types of support.

Subsidies are a component of agriculture monetary flows in pretty much all developed countries around the world. The reasons for having a subsidy varies, though many types of subsidies are in place to help guarantee some form of payment for an agricultural crop in the event of a disaster, poor market prices, or foreign competition.

In the United States, subsidies tend to be lumped into a single term but there are actually several different kinds of subsidies.

July 25, 2012

How will the demand for corn be managed in light of the current drought and economic tensions in biofuels?

The weather is seriously stressing many crops this year. Corn, specifically, is also being stressed because of the demand for biofuel (ethanol) and livestock animal feed.

March 27, 2012

Without global markets, there is a risk of food distribution being disrupted.

Markets exist to help smooth the flow of information and make the future more predictable. But sometimes it takes a Ph.D. to figure out what is going on when corn goes above $8 and you are sitting on several thousand bushels.

March 19, 2012

What should you be doing with your corn?

There is less pressure from ethanol demand and the industry is catching up with trend-line yields. And prices are moderating, although at higher levels than preferred. Purdue's Dr. Chris Hurt shares what's happening and why we should see a bit less volatility in the days to come.

March 5, 2012

What happened at the 2012 Commodity Classic? Social media gives a glimpse.

There were ~1,500 tweets with ~400 links (photos, lots of photos!) and many comments on the food, entertainment, and the people. Snapshots of the tweets (March 1, March 2, & March 3) offer a view into what 311 tweeters thought of #Classic12.

January 16, 2012

How big a market is China for food and agricultural products?

There are 1.34 billion people in China and they need to eat every day. The resources needed to sustain them are enormous and dwarf many other world markets. China needs the resources of other countries and companies to help their growth. Business opportunities are available to the sharp company keeping an eye out.

January 16, 2012

How big a market is China for food and agricultural products?

There are 1.34 billion people in China and they need to eat every day. The resources needed to sustain them are enormous and dwarf many other world markets. China needs the resources of other countries and companies to help their growth. Business opportunities are available to the sharp company keeping an eye out.

January 1, 2012
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