Handy Coffee Facts to Know During a Pandemic

From the growers through transport, roasters in the U.S. are concerned with the pandemic’s impact on the coffee supply chain.

The Little-Known Impact of Chinese Tariffs

Whereas the headlines tell us all about the impact of Chinese tariffs on the prices of U.S. goods, there is a hidden side that they have not mentioned.

More of Our Sad Soybean Saga

Hearing it directly from a soybean farmer, we can learn the impact of China’s retaliatory tariff on U.S. farmers and of U.S. subsidies.

A Sad Soybean Saga

From U.S. farm income to Brazil’s exports to a racing cargo ship, the impact of China’s retaliatory soybean tariff has had a global impact.

Olympic Predictions In Unconventional Categories

Predicting and observing Rio 2016 with unconventional categories, we can use statistics to see the Olympic games through a different lens.

What Ever Happened to Ethanol?

Challenged by the power of the market, the 2007 mandate from the Congress to encourage biofuel use has created an ethanol glut.

A Corny Supply and Demand Story

With U.S. corn so cheap, seeing South American corn in domestic corn markets could seem illogical until we look at supply and demand more closely.

How a Soap Opera Affected Brazil’s Fertility Rate

During the past 40 years, Brazil’s fertility rates declined. One cause was the new values that soap operas conveyed to an uneducated rural population.

A New Kind of Map Where Norway is Next to Peru

To grasp the huge size of the U.S. GDP we can identify countries that have similar nominal output to individual states like California and Brazil.

What We Can Learn from Venezuelan Inflation

Shortages, long lines, and panic buying are several ways that hyperinflation is creating chaos for local and foreign firms and consumers in Venezuela.