Saturday, July 27, 2013


Rains preceded record drop in U.S. corn, soy cash prices: Thomson Reuters Business News
CHICAGO, July 26 (Reuters) - Widespread rains last weekend in the U.S. Corn Belt sparked a record drop in cash corn and soybean prices - a wave of declines that triggered a steep fall in futures at the Chicago Board of Trade this week, grains traders and analysts said.
Hot, rainy summer makes perfect match for bountiful corn crops |
Local farmers say the combination of high heat and ample rain in June and early July meant farmers had high-quality corn from the beginning of the growing season.
Cold weather has summer lovers changing weekend plans - WFXS, MyFoxWausau - News and Weather for Wausau, WI
...on Friday it was so chilly, a few public swimming pools never had the chance to open.
Forecasters say Saturday could be even colder.
"We're just going to pull out the winter clothes a little earlier," said one Marshfield woman who told Newsline nine she has plans for a weekend filled with softball games with the family.
Solar Sales Moving From Sofa to Websites to Speed Orders - Bloomberg
Birch said residential solar companies used to spend about $8,000 to acquire each customer.
Customer-acquisition costs in the industry are now about $2,000 to $3,000, said Lyndon Rive, CEO of SolarCity.
Why Is The Weather So Weird Lately?
Pal and her colleagues analyzed data from 774 weather stations across the United States with a continuous record since 1930. They found an overall drop in dry spells (the number of days without precipitation) between 1930 and 2009 in most regions of the country.

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