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Global Grain Reserves Are Low; Legacy of U.S. Drought

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Dwindling water supplies, low grain supplies, high prices for bread, meat, milk are outcomes of one of the worst droughts in the American history.

The Stream, January 3: Snowpack Looks Good for California Water Supply

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California The first measure of Sierra Nevada snowpack in 2013…

The Stream, December 11: World Resources at 'Critical Juncture'

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The United States National Intelligence Council has just issued…

The Stream, November 16: Myanmar's Test from Foreign Investment

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Myanmar's forests, river systems, and the wildlife they support…
A South American drought keeps global grain reserves tight, but it could mean good things for North American corn producers.

Breaking Laws of Supply and Demand: Record U.S. Corn Crop Not Likely to Lower Food Prices

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Favorable weather and prices, driven up by growing global demand and a series of droughts, have combined to push U.S. corn production to a new high — but retail food costs are not expected to drop.

Price Volatility: Food and Water Insecurities Require Deep Pockets

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Adding pressure to already strained budgets, the price of food is expected to remain high and quite volatile on the heels of this year's extreme floods and droughts. Though price increases are occurring globally, they are hitting hardest in the developing world.

Sugar Futures Up, as Drought in India Threatens Supplies

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The price rose to a three-year high of 19.4 cents per-pound.