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Wildfires affect Moscow
« on: August 07, 2010, 03:02:58 PM »
Thought this might interest people. I had not seen a report until I looked at CNN website.

Picture attached is from 'WildFire Today' website. http://wildfiretoday.com/

Part of the Wildfire Today article is:
"....The government claims that 160,000 people are fighting the numerous fires, but they appear to be losing the battle as additional fires worsen the situation, leaving at least 52 people dead and more than 3,500 homeless as entire villages are consumed in fires.

About 140 flights were delayed on Friday at the Moscow airport when smoke from the fires reduced the visibility at times to as little as 1,100 feet....."

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/08/06/russia.smog/index.html?hpt=T1#fbid=1qz7lwE3xqC&wom=false

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

    * NEW: Russian president visits ambulance station
    * Carbon monoxide levels are dangerously high in Moscow
    * People are encouraged to stay indoors and wear masks
    * There are no signs of the heat wave abating, and wildfires are still raging in the countryside

10 million people affected by smoke from wildfires that have risen the CO2 level by 5 times than safe. Plus a heatwave.

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/08/01/russia.wildfires/index.html#fbid=1qz7lwE3xqC&wom=false

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

    * About half of the hundreds of wildfires in Russia are extinguished or contained
    * At least 28 people -- including two firefighters -- are dead
    * In one village, all 500 residents have been evacuated, and nearly every house is burned
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Re: Wildfires affect Moscow
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2010, 03:18:03 PM »
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Re: Wildfires affect Moscow
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 09:14:33 AM »
Now we will see the price of things go up Bread and other wheat products.....

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Re: Wildfires affect Moscow
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2010, 11:13:10 AM »
Now we will see the price of things go up Bread and other wheat products.....

Not so much Bill....It was only 2 years ago that F1 Barley was over $400 a tonne and wheat at $350 a tonne. you wont see to much of a rise at the supermarket straight away... ON THE OTHER HAND my bank balance will rise dramatically YEEEEEEEWWWW!

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Re: Wildfires affect Moscow
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2010, 12:15:59 PM »
Now we will see the price of things go up Bread and other wheat products.....

Not so much Bill....It was only 2 years ago that F1 Barley was over $400 a tonne and wheat at $350 a tonne. you wont see to much of a rise at the supermarket straight away... ON THE OTHER HAND my bank balance will rise dramatically YEEEEEEEWWWW!

I hope you get 10 bags to the acre off your field then.
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Re: Wildfires affect Moscow
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2010, 07:08:55 PM »
The farmers will love it, the smoke from these fires is now so bad that the underground rail service is being affected by it....

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Re: Wildfires affect Moscow
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2010, 02:15:01 PM »
Bill it's not like there is a shortage of wheat atm :D

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Re: Wildfires affect Moscow
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2010, 08:51:33 PM »
Bill it's not like there is a shortage of wheat atm :D

Hmmmm, possibly wrong..... AWB Media Realease dated 9th August, states:-
"AWB has raised its forecast wheat pool returns for the 2010/11 season by up to $44 a tonne, as the world wheat market responds to increasing concerns about drought-induced supply shortages in Russia, Kazakhstan and northern Europe, along with the Russian government banning wheat exports for several months...."

ref http://www.awb.com.au/investors/companyannouncements/current/Media_Release_Major_boost_to_AWB_2010_11_wheat_pool_forecast.htm

CBOT (Chicargo Board of Trade) wheat futures spot went from approx $400 USD end of July, to currently $700 USD. This occurred when Russia stated it was not exporting this crop year.

ref http://www.awb.com.au/NR/rdonlyres/01C312CE-5A1D-45FD-BE69-A62D44035E6A/0/100816_RiskAssist.pdf
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Re: Wildfires affect Moscow
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2010, 10:34:58 PM »
well check this out
http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mf/7122.0.55.001/

currently there is at least 3 mill more in AUS than last year not 3 mil isn't much in the world scheme of things also it was only a few weeks ago that wheat APW was about $100 less than what it is now.

and as much as i like this stuff i'll shut up now  :-D

 

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