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Self Storage Expanding in the UK and in Russia

by Kim Kilpatrick September 6, 2011 9:53 AM
The self storage industry has been a fast growing business in the United States over the last 35 years. It is slowly growing in other countries around the world. Recently, it has expanded in the UK and in Russia. [More]

Wheat Storage Shortage Poses Challenges Worldwide

by Holly Robinson April 23, 2010 8:47 AM
World wheat supplies are at record highs this year, and projected to grow even higher -- and the surplus of wheat has led to a worldwide wheat storage shortage. The world currently has so much wheat that some analysts say the United States would have plenty of wheat even if not a single American farmer were to plant wheat this year. In fact, American growers are starting to sow less wheat, as Australian and Russian farmers have increased their wheat production so dramatically that Asian countries are finding it more economical to import their wheat from Australia and Russia than from the United States. The United States is still the world's largest exporter of wheat, but its share of the world wheat market has dropped to 19 percent this year, down from 29 percent in 2008, because so much wheat is already available elsewhere. [More]