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All’s Well in the World

Paris agreement carbon reduction targets fully met; global food safety compliance in effect———- April Fools!

Horns of a Dilemma #3

Horns of a dilemma #3: Expectations of China’s imminent renewed heavy purchasing of US commodities vs Perdue U. Ag Economy Barometer shows US ag farmers’ declining optimism for US commodity prices and economy.

Horns of a Dilemma 3/4

This week’s horns of a dilemma: new breakthroughs in ag technologies while US ag bankruptcies and debt loads climbing, export markets in jeopardy, and policy resistance to climate change risk mitigation and adaptation needs.

Mercantilism Holding Sway

Food imports into UK would face tariffs absent Brexit deal; steel tariffs loom large for USMCA ratification; Sino-US trade uncertainties! Mercantilism is holding sway.

Horns of a Dilemma

Today’s horns of a dilemma (to be posted every week):  Average GDP growth 2013-’17 for following African countries: Ghana—6.08%, Ivory Coast: 11%, Cameroon-5.41%, and Nigeria-2.81% but GHG emissions were higher, 1990-2012: Ghana—23.02%;  Ivory  Coast—11.99%; Nigeria—60.49%; and Cameroon—12.37%

What Comes Next?

My class lecture topic yesterday :  Globalization’s Fall from Grace and the Impact on Agriculture Worldwide: trade war impacts on food safety, global supply chains, and commodity markets and rising climate change risks.   Wonder what the sequel will be?

FoodOnline Highlights GFSF Summit November 18, 2018

Upcoming Education   Global Food Safety Forum 6th Annual Summit: Managing Global Supply Chains In New Trading Environment November 18 to 20, 2018 | ZhongJian Building, Beijing, P.R. China GFSF, a not-for-profit organization founded and managed worldwide by GIC Group, is hosting its 6th annual summit for the promotion of global food safety and exchange …

Rescue Falling US Farm Commodity Prices with CCC?

Evidently, there is serious consideration underway to bring the Commodity Credit Corporation to the rescue of falling US farm commodity prices, especially soybeans.  The remedy is designed to be a buffer when there is a slack in demand. But there is no slack due to lower disposable income; there’s just an emerging trade war.  So …