Commodities market risky

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune A truck waits to be filled with grain Friday afternoon at the JD Heiskell Holdings LLC grain elevators in Portales. The market for agricultural commodities, including corn and wheat, has become volatile due to speculative trading, farmers and grain dealers said. Argen Duncan Speculation in agricultural commodities markets is causing greater […]

Food market investments helpful, risky

Freedom New Mexico The New York Times reports that in light of the world food crisis, large private investment funds around the world are going beyond placing bets on agricultural commodities like corn, wheat, soybeans and the like. Several are buying farmland, fertilizer, grain elevators, barges and ships. They figure that although the current run-up […]

Oct. 29, 1957

“Invasion of the Body Snatchers” was showing at the Lyceum Theatre with an admission of 75 cents. … Two men, ages 47 and 40, were charged with drunkenness and were fined $15 each, but could not pay the charges and so they remained in jail. … Surplus commodities for the month of November were issued […]

Gift bags presented to seniors

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Loyd Bagwell, left, and Josh Ray volunteer Thursday afternoon to help hand out food and gifts for senior citizens at the Salvation Army. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer With a wide grin stretched across his freckled face, Kevan Garrett busily stuffed gift bags at the Salvation Army Thursday afternoon. […]