James Jeffrey

Freelancer
Austin
5:04 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Effect of Japan Crisis on Texas Agriculture

Japan Crisis Could Raise Texas Farm Product Prices
Photo by Erika Aguilar for KUT News.

Japan is a major importer of U.S. agricultural goods. Corn is Japan’s number one U.S. import while wheat ranks second and soybeans third. The market in Japan for U.S. beef has been steadily growing as well.  Texas is a major producer and exporter to Japan of corn, wheat and beef. So what are the likely impacts of the Japan crisis for U.S. agricultural exports and for Texas agriculture?

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cold weather
3:49 pm
Wed February 2, 2011

Steps You Can Take To Reduce The Likelihood Of Rolling Outages

Image by KUT News

The rotating power outages that afflicted Austin today are over for now, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), but the energy regulator says there is a strong likelihood they could resume tomorrow.

"Without this safety valve," ERCOT said in a statement, "generators would overload and begin shutting down to avoid damage, risking a domino effect of a state-wide outage."

Here are measures ERCOT says you can you can take to lower your power consumption and help reduce the need for rolling outages.

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Special Coverage
5:50 pm
Thu January 20, 2011

First Gulf War 20th Anniversary Marked at Texas A&M

Former President George H.W. Bush and members of his administration are marking the 20th anniversary of the first Gulf War today with a round table discussion at Texas A&M University, happening now. To listen in to a live stream, click here

The event at Texas A&M is billed as a reunion to discuss the historical impact of the war. It will include most of the major decision makers who served in George H.W. Bush’s White House during Operation Desert Storm.

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