Since March, 2008, temperatures around the world have been below average. Cool weather conditions are starting to impact grain crops, particularly in North America. The possibility of a world grain shortage exists. The U. S. Depart ment of Agriculture (USDA) monthly World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate report revealed last week that corn reserves at the end of August, 2010, are expected to fall 9.4% to the lowest level in five years. In addition, analysts are forecasting soybean supplies on August, 2009, at 113 million bushels, down from 130 million bushels estimated by the USDA in May and down from 205 million bushels a year earlier. Reserves will be the lowest since 2004. Wheat production for the crop year ending August is forecast by the USDA to remain stable near 2.02 billion bushels.