U.S. Drought, Corn and Food Prices – July 24, 2012

  1. US drought could trigger repeat of global food crisis, experts warn – Suzanne Goldenberg (The Guardian)
  2. Europe Heat Wave Wilting Corn Adds to U.S. Drought: Commodities – Rudy Ruitenberg (Bloomberg)
  3. Vilsack: House must pass drought help in farm bill – David Pitt (Business Week)
  4. Grain markets weather driven but selling pressure builds | Price rise too far, too fast? Allendale Inc. (Futures Magazine)
  5. European debt worries drive down commodities, end record streaks for corn, soybeans – Associated Press (Washington Post)


Texas Drought Update – July 20, 2012

  1. How One Drought Changed Texas Agriculture Forever – John Burnett (NPR)
  2. About Those High Beef Prices: Remember Last Year’s Drought In Texas? Angelo Young (International Business Times)
  3. Texas Drought: Recent rains bring little drought relief (Lower Colorado River Authority-LCRA)
  4. Texas Drought Facts (The Texas Drought Project)
  5. On Drought, Texas to Nation: We Know How You Feel – Scott Harvey (KETR.org)


U.S. Drought Conditions Still Severe – July 19, 2012

  1. Updated U.S. Drought Map (U.S. Drought Portal)
  2. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack on the worst drought in decades- Interview by Jeremy Hobson (Marketplace.com)
  3. High Corn Prices Will Raise Food Prices (Live Trading News)
  4. How droughts will reshape the United States – Brad Plumer (Washington Post)
  5. Grain futures hit highs on drought – Dow Jones Newswires (Agriculture.com)
  6. As corn burns, excess ethanol credits help dampen demand – Jonathan Leff and Janet McGurty, Reuters (Cattle Network)


U.S. Drought Threatens Crops and Cattle – July 18, 2012

  1. Drought dims U.S. farm economy hopes – Joshua Zumbrun and Mark Drajem, Bloomberg (Futures Magazine)
  2. Drought Worsens for Farmers and Ranchers – Jennifer Preston | The Lede (New York Times)
  3. Drought wreaking havoc on cattle, hog farmers – Jeff Caldwell (Agriculture.com)
  4. Huge Dramatic Photos Of The Drought That’s Devastating America’s Farmland – Mamta Badkar and Rob Wile (Business Insider)
  5. Here’s Every Product On The Planet That Has Corn In It [INFOGRAPHIC] – Rob Wile (Business Insider)

Corn and Drought Conditions – July 17, 2012

  1. STOCKS FALL, CORN SURGES: Here’s What You Need To Know – Sam Ro (Business Insider)
  2. DJ U.S. CORN: Trading Up On Drought, Worse Crop Condition Ratings – Dow Jones Commodities News (TradingCharts.com)
  3. Drought Likely to Hit You Hard in the Pocketbook – Seth Perlman (Wltx.com)
  4. U.S. Affected by Drought Conditions: Interactive Maps (U.S. Drought Portal)



Interesting Links of the Day – July 16, 2012

  1. Health information systems in developing countries: Star Wars or reality? Patricio Marquez (World Bank)
  2. IMF slashes UK economic growth forecast – Phillip Inman (The Guardian)
  3. GOLDMAN SACHS: This Is What The Country’s Biggest Housing Markets Will Do For The Next 2 Years – Ben Duronio (Business Insider)

Interesting Links of the Day – July 12, 2012

  1. Spain Targets First Cash From Renewables With Energy Tax – Marc Roca (Bloomberg)
  2. Spain to follow Ireland’s footsteps – Fiona Maharg-Bravo and Neil Unmack (The Globe and Mail)
  3. Brent crude steady above $100 as Fed holds off stimulus – Florence Tan (Reuters)
  4. Energy Independence in an Interdependent World – Joseph S. Nye (Project Syndicate)


World Population Day – July 11, 2012

  1. World Population Day | 2012 Theme: Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services (United Nations)
  2. Family planning in South Asia: Improving equity of access – Julie McLaughlin (World Bank)
  3. Population Of The World Tops 7 Billion Ahead Of World Population Day 2012 (Huffington Post)
  4. Nine population strategies to stop short of 9 billion – (PeakOil.com)
  5. World Population Day 2012 – Michael Evans – (Earth Times)