Primal posture: Ubong tribesmen in Borneo (right) display the perfect J-shaped spines. A woman in Burkina Faso (left) holds her baby so that his spine stays straight. The center image shows the S-shaped spine drawn in a modern anatomy book (Fig. I) and the J-shaped spine (Fig. II) drawn in the 1897 anatomy book Traite d'Anatomie Humaine . Courtesy of Esther Gokhale and Ian Mackenzie/Nomads of the Dawn hide caption
On the docket for next Tuesday is the December crop production and supply-demand report and sadly, this may be one of the few things we have to look forward to for the balance of the month. Both Bloomberg and Reuters have released trade survey estimates and the average of the two break down as follows; Domestic ending stocks – Corn billion, beans 439 million and wheat million. World ending stocks – Corn MMT, beans MMT and wheat 267 MMT. For the South American production estimate, we find average estimates of MMT corn and MMT beans in Argentina and MMT corn and MMT of beans in Brazil.