STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Fighting the cold, feeding the cattle
Years ago, when I was in high school and beef prices were poor, I fed my family's cattle on a bitterly cold day. I was wearing long underwear, flannel shirt, sweatshirt, pants, two pairs of socks, sno... Posted on 2/19/15 at 2:45 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Full Circle
I believe we are changing here on the farm. I am boarding some of my brother Steves cattle this year as the price of steers was so high this spring and remains high. I suspect the low corn prices will... Posted on 8/9/14 at 7:52 AM
Whole Foods Market Inc admitted that there were pricing issues at its New York City stores, a week after the NY Department of Consumer Affairs said the supermarket chain was overstating the weight of prepackaged meat, dairy and other goods.
LAUNCESTON, Australia - The image of miners as mainly burly blokes in hard hats and high-vis vests is likely to change in the next decade to one of computer geeks controlling automated machines while sitting thousands of kilometers away from the pit.
SEOUL - Oil prices slipped on Thursday after U.S. government data showed that gasoline stocks and distillate inventories rose last week, although falls were checked by continuing Middle East geopolitical tensions.
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer prices in May recorded their largest increase in more than two years as gasoline prices surged, suggesting an energy-driven disinflationary trend had probably run its course.
LONDON - Oil prices fell on Monday as the Greek debt crisis boosted the dollar, making fuel more expensive to holders of other currencies, and as UN talks offered a chance for peace in Yemen where crude exporter Saudi Arabia is involved in a civil war.
LONDON - Chicago wheat futures fell on Monday, extending last week's slide driven by ample supplies and sluggish demand for U.S. exports.
Wheat lost 2.6 percent last week after the U.S. Department of Agriculture lifted its production estimate for the winter wheat crop as well as overall U.S. ending stocks for 2015/16.
CHICAGO - The average price of a dozen eggs in the United States will climb to a record high this year due to the nation's worst-ever outbreak of bird flu in poultry, U.S. Department of Agriculture data issued on Wednesday show.
PARIS/SINGAPORE - Chicago wheat futures held steady on Friday to stay on course for their largest weekly gain since 2012 as adverse crop weather in North America and Europe encouraged investors to continue covering short positions.
Gus Trompiz and Manolo Serapio Jr.
June 05, 2015
LOS ANGELES - An overwhelming majority of U.S. residents think the drought that has hit agriculture in the West will lead to increased food prices, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.
CHICAGO - U.S. wheat futures plunged more than 4 percent on Tuesday as pressure from a strong dollar and technical selling outweighed concerns about crop damage due to heavy rain in the southern Plains.
WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales were flat in April as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and other big-ticket items, indicating the economy was struggling to rebound strongly after barely growing in the first quarter.
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