The Mosaic Company (MOS) reported adjust 3Q14 EPS of $0.56 missing Street estimates of $0.59. The headline EPS was adjusted by -$0.02 for restructuring expenses, adjustments to Argentine assets, severance and various gains/losses. The company reported $438 million of gross profit with strong phosphate results offset by weaker potash and corporate/other results. Management Trying Hard Trying Hard To Make A Bullish Case The tougher operating environment for much of the fertilizer industry continues amid lower grain prices and the need for farmers to start thinking about cutting costs. Such are the challenges the industry is facing that investors are less interested in quarter miss or beat and more on the uncertainty around the pending planting season and all the related worries on fertilizer demand, farm income, planted acreage, etc.
The goal of the Kansas Farmer’s Alliance was to give the farmers more of a say in buying their supplies and selling their products.Then the Alliance started to fail due to lack of money, management and support.With the fail of the Alliance most of the members joined the Populist
Farmers responded to industrialization by creating the Granger movement which allowed for the farmers to work cooperatively to help each other. Through this movement farmers were able to pull resources together to buy the items needed and working collectively to stop paying for the prices of silos from their owners, and to purchase stores which cut out the middlemen. These profits were then divided among the members of the Grange. After a while the Grange lost power in favor of the Farmer’s Alliance which sought to bring reform to the national level. The Farmer’s Alliance wanted to bring reform to big businesses through national legislation such as a setting rate for freight lines on the railroad and government funded loans to the farmers for equipement.
Prices for farm products dangerously fell because of such large United States crop surpluses. Farm expenses had also risen much faster than the prices that farmers received and they did not reduce production, so prices for farm products stayed low and farmers’ income fell (McNeil, R. Hanes, and M. Hanes). President Coolidge had not taken much interest in the situation and said that farmers never made money (West and Stoff). Efforts from Congress that failed to protect United States farmers from foreign competition caused most United States farmers to take loans for their land and homes that they could not repay, which weakened their local banks and left them in debt (West and Stoff). On average, over six hundred banks failed every year between 1921 and 1929 (West and
Additionally, the new agricultural techniques of the Mexican Miracle “did not increase crop yields for domestic consumption,” but instead aided large-scale production for the sake of export, further harming the small-scale farms that dominated rural Mexico (Padilla ch. 4). The Revolution was intended to help the rural majority who had been neglected by past governments; the failure of the PRI to follow through with these aspirations (implementation of land redistribution policies; social and labour legislation; the expansion of the population 's access to education and to political representation) to the satisfaction of the people resulted in the creation of a new political movement in the countryside: the Jaramillista. Led by Ruben Jaramillo, a campesino who fought in Zapata’s army during the Revolution, the Jaramillista was the party of the poor, rural Mexicans. They “campaigned against the incomplete nature of revolutionary reforms, the pervasive poverty in the countryside, and the persistent exclusion of campesinos from the decisionmaking
Mesopotamia was a successful civilization because of it 's farming. I know this beause If they weren 't successful in farming, they couldn 't build up theire civilization. The text stated that the two rivers would bring in silt, which made rich farming land. This in turn, made them need less farmers, so people got other jobs. The text says they built temples and started trading with other villages.
During Westward Expansion farmers fell victims to the low pricing of the crops. Most farmers struggled to make a living due to key issues. There was often a high tax on railroads which had cut a large profit from the farmers. The farmers had no other option other than the railroad since the farmers were often very far off westward in the Great Plains, while the market with a large population was still in eastern cities like New York. Likewise farmers had to pay a middle man in the East to sell their commodities in the East, because the poor farmers were unable to travel all the way to the East to sell their products then come back to start farming for the next year.
They traded because they did not have the resources, or capacity to satisfy their own needs and wants. By developing and exploiting their domestic scarce resources, both Native Americans and Europeans could produce trade for the resources they needed. Trading included goods such as furs, crops, and tools. Unfortunately, Native Americans and Europeans were also quite different. For example, European nations had established military: armies and navies.
According to Diamond, archaeological evidence suggests that our transformation from hunter-gatherers to farmers was a disaster whose impact can still be seen today. The transformation brought along unpleasant changes, such as social and sexual inequality, disease, and tyranny. Most people would not believe in this negative view of our transformation from hunter-gatherers to farmers because we are better off than the people of the Middle Ages and cavemen in terms of the availability of food, advanced technology, and longevity. From the progressivist view, hunter-gatherers adopted agriculture because it was a productive way for them to produce more food for less work. The progressivist also believe that agriculture gave us more free time since we don’t have to constantly move around looking for food.
The Newlands act of 1902 and the Inlands waterways commission of 1907 both helped gain money for the economy as well as helping the environment. The Newlands act of 1902 made irrigation projects then sold them to irrigate more land and do other projects like this. The Inlands waterways commission was focusing on transportation inland because the railroads weren’t big enough to transport everything, also they were focused on helping to keep the waterways clean and better. The economy benefited from these projects. The environment wasn’t helped with these new conservative ideas.