Aug 9, 2011
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CFTC Approves Wider Corn Futures Limits 2

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved CME Group Inc.’s plan to raise the daily trading limits for Chicago Board of Trade corn futures to 40¢/bu. from 30¢ despite resistance to the change from members of the corn industry....More
Aug 9, 2011
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Farmfest Forums Focus on the Future

Another very successful year of Farmfest forums has come and gone. After Farmfest is over, it is kind of interesting to look back and see what nuggets are the take-home messages from the various forums. Concern and emphasis on the future of ag policy and farming was certainly the overall theme at Farmfest in 2011....More
Aug 9, 2011
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What are the BRICS?

At this year’s Graduate School of Banking at LSU, I taught the course Interpreting Economic Change with Tom Payne, from the University of Tennessee-Martin. One of our students asked, “What are the BRICS nations, and how important are they in the world economy?”...More
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