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Why world food prices may keep climbing
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And some is converted to biofuel.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

biffvernon wrote:
And some is converted to biofuel.


Yes, so demand destruction could also consist of driving more economical cars, use of public transport, or staying in one place.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wheat prices, in Euros reach a record for the year, and possibly an all time record.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business/market_data/commodities/144824/twelve_month.stm

Wheat prices is USA$ though a little below the record are still very high by historical standards.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wheat prices have fallen significantly in the last few months which I find somwhat suprising.
Short term fluctuations are to be expected all the time, but the last few months have seen a fairly steady decline.
The last peak was briefly $9 with about $8 sustained, and the present price is fluctuating between $6 and $7 (all per bushell)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wheat prices have increased noticeably in the last few days, presumably due to the bad weather.
Prices however remain well below levels reached about a year ago, which I find suprising giving the run of bad weather, a growing population, and the use off food crops for fuel.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wheat prices are global, not affected by lill' ol' England.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

biffvernon wrote:
Wheat prices are global, not affected by lill' ol' England.


Very true, I was thinking of bad weather elswhere, especialy Australia where substantial areas of crops are lost due to drought.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes and how much of the USA wheat belt is under snow at the mo?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wheat prices have recently increased significantly and are approaching $7 a bushel, a considerable increase on prices of a few months ago, though still well below previous records.

If prices stay at broadly todays levels, then no grounds for concern, if however the present rate of increase is sustained, then that would be a bit worrying.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Ukrainian situation is hardly conducive of confidence in low wheat prices!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Climate change, over population, rising food prices or just weather. Take your pick.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26609858
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wheat price rises again, now over $7 and at a high for the last 12 months, though below the previous record.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If El Nino develops in the coming months, as is now looking likely, we can expect food price records to be broken.

The Bureau of Meteorology have a great ENSO tracker: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/tracker/
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

clv101 wrote:
If El Nino develops in the coming months, as is now looking likely, we can expect food price records to be broken.

The Bureau of Meteorology have a great ENSO tracker: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/tracker/


Well, looks like we have a ways to go just to break the 1970's record.



Maybe you are referring to breaking the all time record from way, WAY back? Shocked Then we have FAR to go!

http://www.ers.usda.gov/amber-waves/2012-september/global-agriculture.aspx#.U2wRd8bpTlI
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