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Is Something Wrong With This Picture?

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Touch the Soil News #382 Every month, the USDA puts out numbers on what grain farmers – around the world – are going to produce for the current farming season. Remember that grains (corn, wheat, rice, etc.) are the backbone of the world’s diets both for human food and livestock feed. The USDA numbers quickly become the fodder for speculators – gambling on which way the price of commodities will go. Unfortunately – these financial gambling mechanisms – often drive the prices farmers receive artificially above or below what would happen without speculative pressures. These gambling mechanisms operate in disregard to the almost 1 billion starving people and hundreds of…

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The Cartoon Adventures of Peter Puffin and Freddie Frog

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Touch the Soil News #167 Let us introduce you to Peter Puffin and Freddie Frog. They will be with us once a week as they explore the food-chain world. Peter and Freddie will share their non-human perspectives. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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