June 18 2012

Corn prices surge as crops droop in hot weather

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The price of corn jumped 3.5 percent Monday as crops have begun drooping under a blanket of hot weather across the Midwest.The blistering weather has sent temperatures above normal in parts of several …

Corn prices surge as crops droop in hot weather

May 22 2012

Corn prices plunge on moderating weather forecast

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Corn prices dropped nearly 6 percent Tuesday after forecasts predicted cooler weather and the potential for rain that could benefit crops in parts of the Corn Belt.The better growing conditions could mitigate …

Corn prices plunge on moderating weather forecast

October 30 2011

Catastrophic Drought in Texas Causes Global Economic Ripples

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Prices of cotton and beef will most likely be affected after crops failed and cattle were sold off during a dry spell that could last months longer.

Catastrophic Drought in Texas Causes Global Economic Ripples

August 02 2011

Corn prices surge as sizzling heat stresses crops

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Corn prices are surging as sizzling heat is stressing crops in four of the nation’s top five producing states. Corn jumped 4.4 percent Tuesday to settle at $7.1575 a bushel. Wheat and soybean prices also rose.

Corn prices surge as sizzling heat stresses crops

July 25 2011

Corn prices fall as storms deliver rain to Midwest

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Corn prices fell Monday after storms delivered rain to crops that had been baking in a heat wave across much of the Midwest.

Corn prices fall as storms deliver rain to Midwest

July 25 2011

Corn prices fall as rain hits parts of the Midwest

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Corn prices are falling after rain splashed crops in the Midwest that had been baking in a heat wave. Corn for December delivery fell 11 cents Monday to settle at $6.745 a bushel.

Corn prices fall as rain hits parts of the Midwest

June 24 2011

Brewing a better beer for Africa

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A guy walks into a bar and orders a pint of beer. But this isn’t a pub in London or a sports bar in Milwaukee — it’s a watering hole in Uganda. And the beer, from the same company that brews Miller, is made from sorghum, a grain common to Africa. For centuries, Africa’s slum dwellers have scored cheap buzzes by fermenting local crops like banana, pineapple and palm into home brews, some of which is so toxic it sends drinkers to the hospital. Now SABMiller wants bootleggers to buy the company’s own beer instead.

Brewing a better beer for Africa

May 25 2011

Soggy weather, supply shortage benefit corn prices

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Corn prices rose Wednesday as soggy weather continued to create problems for farmers trying to plant crops in key growing states.

Soggy weather, supply shortage benefit corn prices

March 22 2011

[$$] High Coffee Prices May Not Be Enough to Increase Production

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High Coffee Prices May Not Be Enough to Increase Production Coffee companies pay a premium to secure the costly arabica beans, but the risks of the boom-bust cycle mean many farmers grow other crops instead.

[$$] High Coffee Prices May Not Be Enough to Increase Production

January 12 2011

Corn, soybean prices skyrocket on supply report

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Corn and soybean prices are skyrocketing after the government lowered this year’s production forecasts for both crops, which already are in tight supply.

Corn, soybean prices skyrocket on supply report