Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Down on the Farm
Okay... I confess I was secretly an econ major in college. I love the stuff! And if the idea of commodities and agriculture and prices get you as excited as I do, then you won't want to miss "Down on the Farm" this Friday, April 1st.
Here's a description from Madera's very own Tom Willey:
Our nation witnessed a 4% food price increase last month alone, greatest spike in four decades. Erratic weather, biofuels and increasingly meat-centric Asian diets share blame. However, some third of a trillion dollars, freshly invested in commodity markets, chase profits making bets on the value of humanity's edibles and may be stealing food from the mouths of babes in poor countries. Does futures investing provide broad social and economic benefit, or is the commodities casino a predatory stone around the necks of the world's producers and eaters alike?
5:00-6:00PM on KFCF 88.1FM, Fresno