Tag Archives: Farmers

The Thai mountain of rice inventory and global supply chain worries

An article in the Financial Times (July 18, 2013) describes the impact of the 50% price premium offered by the Thai government to rice farmers that last few years, leading to a drop in Thai rice exports and a surge … Continue reading

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The direct to consumer farmers market sales

An article in Bloombergbusinessweek (May 21, 2012) describes the move by farmers to sell direct to the consumer in farmers markets – now accounting for 2 % of US farm sales. Since retail prices are often four times the price … Continue reading

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Testing milk for antibiotics – a tussle between farmers and the FDA

A New York Times article (January 26, 2011, B1) describes a tussle between the FDA proposal to test milk for a wider range of antibiotics (than the six currently tested) and the diary farmers, who are worried that the associated … Continue reading

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