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2008-08-24 12:00:27

By Stevenson Jacobs Associated Press NEW YORK -- As prices for crude oil and other commodities ease, consumers have gotten a small dose of relief at the gas pump. But don't expect less pain at the grocery counter. Food inflation is here to stay -- and will probably get worse for some things.

2008-08-22 03:00:31

NEW YORK - As prices for crude oil and other commodities ease, consumers have gotten a small dose of relief at the gas pump. But don't expect less pain at the grocery counter. Food inflation is here to stay - and will probably get worse for some things.

2008-08-22 00:00:26

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - As prices for crude oil and other commodities ease, Americans have gotten a small dose of relief at the gas pump. But don't expect less pain at the grocery counter. Food inflation is to stay - and will probably get worse for some things.

2008-08-15 09:00:47

By Jennifer Toomer-Cook Deseret News Wasatch Front grocery prices and the overall cost of living are up again -- this time twice as high as the national increase, which was the second-highest monthly increase in 26 years, according to the Wells Fargo Consumer Price Index issued Thursday in Salt Lake City.

2008-08-15 03:00:24

By Blas, Javier FOOD. MAN'S most-essential resource. And now a cause of war? For years, strategists, policy makers and the rest of the foreign- policy cadre worried the world's vanishing resources would be the cause of conflict.

2008-08-15 03:00:24

WASHINGTON - After months of rising food prices, there might be some relief coming, with farmers on track to produce the second- largest corn crop and fourth-largest soybean crop in history. In its first estimates this year based on field visits and farmer surveys, the U.S.

2008-08-13 15:00:41

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website on 12 August Washington: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Tuesday called on Latin America and Caribbean countries to strengthen social programmes to alleviate the impact of higher food prices on their populations.

2008-08-11 03:00:32

By Anonymous The Garden State sows the seeds of a movement back to the land AGRICULTURE TRENTON - Even as ever-more farmland gives way to development, the appeal of farming appears to be growing in the Garden State.

2008-08-09 12:00:44

By Scott Kilman The Wall Street Journal Companies throughout the food chain are changing the way they do business in response to soaring grain costs, and consumers are likely to bear the brunt in the form of rising food prices.

2008-08-08 09:01:13

The following is Sergey Arbenin's article "Threat of food crisis has no boundaries", published by the Russian news agency website Fergana.ru on 6 July: subheadings as published: Crop rotation is a period in the agricultural practice during which cultivation and evaporation affect each field in sequence.


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