Ag in Washington May Change Today
May 18, 2010
Today’s Headlines and Ponderings from Around the World
Futures prices for U.S. stocks are on the rise overnight, as is copper—a key component in building materials.
Action from the European Union to stave off more crisis like the one seen in Greece is helping European stocks today, according to Bloomberg
. However, the Euro has been pushed a four-year low.
The Associated Press
The Arkansas race will have the most immediate impact on agriculture. That seat is currently held by Blanch Lincoln (D-Ark.) who is the chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman.
Congress, never a group to miss a chance to assign blame, turns its attention on the Obamba administration today. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will lead a group of administration officials to the Senate today to testify before two committees about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The New York Times
The Old Gray Lady is on the case of Roundup resistant weeds now with a submission from its editorial board
on Sunday. Get this, they actually support the technology, GMOs and they are concerned that the Roundup Ready technology could loose effectiveness very soon.
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