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- December 30, 2003: BSE, North American Style - even with the Canadian BSE count still at one after almost 12 months, it always seemed that it would get across the US border. (1025 words)
- Dec.22, 2003: ANALYSIS: US Grain Consumption - the influence of US output on international markets is declining due mainly to the quiet growth in US domestic consumption.
- December 18, 2003: Of Wheat and Bread - As day follows night, an increase in wheat prices has been followed by an announcement by the bakeries of an increase in bread prices excused, of course, by the increase in wheat and flour prices. (480 words)
- Nov 10, 2003: ANALYSIS: North American Wrap Up - Total supplies of North American grain and oilseeds, while higher than a year ago - soyabeans excepted, are not large in a longer term perspective.
- Nov. 2003:GM's could still come up smelling of roses - Results of the farm evaluation were better than some critics would have us believe.
- October 18, 2003: Too Dull a Message - The British press and media, looking for something spectacular from the Farm Scale Evaluation of GM crops, seemed to miss the implication of the findings. (470 words)
- October 16, 2003: Almost a Clean Bill of Health for GM crops - in a strict sense the British Field Scale Evaluation of GM crops gave them a clean bill of health, but the debate over their commercialization will surely continue unabated. (760 words)
- Oct. 13, 2003: ANALYSIS: Oats situation - With generally favourable oats' harvests in the three major oats exporting countries more normal trade conditions will return to international markets. UK supplies of oats are large, and will need to be competitively priced.
- Sept. 29, 2003: ANALYSIS: US Spring Crop Update - spring wheats yielded well, but low area and stocks mean supplies are not burdensome. Hot weather in late July and early August did little damage to maize but dramatically impacted on soybean prospects.
- Sept. 1, 2003: ANALYSIS: Canadian Crop Situation - Canadian cereal and oilseed crops look to have recovered from the drought-ravaged 2002 crop, but the 2004 crop should not be taken for granted as it is heavily on moisture availability over winter and spring.
- August 8, 2003: The Right to Farm - the British government's decision to even consider limiting legitimate agricultural spraying near domestic dwellings raises some very serious concerns. (750 words)
- July 2003: Internet Interlocution - how the internet is used in the public debate over GM crops may be as interesting as the result.
- June 9, 2003: ANALYSIS: North American Crop Prospects - both the US and Canada now expect a significant increase in output from last year's drought. This is needed to meet consumption and build stocks.
- May 26, 2003: GM Nation - the way the medium is used by the two sides may be as interesting as the actual result of this internet based GM crops debate (600 words)
- May 23, 2003: Spotaneous BSE perhaps - while BSE has spread far and wide, as yet no potential source of infection has been found for the first indigenous Canadian case suggesting it might be spontaneous. (720 words)
- May 20, 2003: The Norfolk Broads - Barrier or Barrage - this protection will be needed and built, sooner or later. (1,100 words)
- April. 14, 2003: ANALYSIS: North American Crop Prospects - based on current conditions, improved, although not historically large wheat crops are likely, enabling the US and Canada to regain export markets lost this year.
- Mar. 17, 2003: ANALYSIS: Canadian Malting Barley Situation - Following back-to-back droughts Canadian malt and malting barley are very limited but a full recovery in supplies is possible by the end of the year.
- Feb. 17, 2003: ANALYSIS: Oats Situation and Outlook - With the small crop in Canada, Scandinavian exports to the US have increased. UK exports have benefited but not prices.
- Jan. 16, 2003: What to do about London? - when travelling around the countryside in south east England, it always seems that London is in the way. (555 words)
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