Saturday, August 28, 2010

Weekend Roundup

Good morning, good morning, good morning! It is Saturday!

The big news story of the weekend, Hurricane Katrina's 5th anniversary. It's hard to imagine the devastation and even something else to witness it first hand. What I would like you to think about while you read the article is this, "how would a rural community react to this tragedy versus what we saw, and still see, from the Big Easy?" The difference I saw would blow your mind.

Despite the rally in commodity prices, the USDA sees very low inflation of food prices. Good news for consumers in the lovely economic times we are living in.

Yesterday, I attended the workshop sponsored by the USDA and DOJ on competition in the livestock market and the newly proposed GIPSA rules . Yep the Department of Justice. First time for everything. Quite an interesting day. Here's what you missed.

As food demand goes on the rise, what will become of the basic necessities needed to grow those crops? A once ignored industry has found its spot in the limelight, but what will be the impacts on fertilizer markets as a result?

As the old saying goes, "Whiskeys fer drinkin', waters fer fightin'," still holds true to this day. Water is an important issue to rural communities whether it be for municipal or agricultural usage. Here is a report on the Colorado Water Congress.

Well I hope y'all enjoy your weekend! Until next time, good afternoon, good evening and good night!

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