Volatile Markets, Poor Crop Conditions Top Ag Headlines In August

Seeking Alpha (September 1, 2011) | World equity markets continued the volatility throughout August as the fear of a double dip recession is becoming stronger. In early August, Standard & Poor’s downgraded the U.S. government from its AAA debt rating to a AA+ which sent stocks into a downfall as investors moved assets into safer places, like the hard asset gold.