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    Weekly Price Outlook: How burdensome are corn supplies?

    Corn prices have been declining for almost two years following the peak price generated by the very small U.S. crop in 2012. The recent sharp decline in prices has been associated with increasing prospects for a very large U.S. corn harvest again in 2014 following the record harvest of 2013. According to a University of Illinois agricultural economist, a second consecutive large crop would lead to a further buildup in stocks of corn by the end of the 2014-15 marketing year.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
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    Weekly Price Outlook: USDA reports help brighten pork outlook

    According to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt, pork producers might want to say thank you for the recent USDA reports that have sharply brightened their profit outlook. The June 27 Hogs and Pigs report indicated that breeding herd expansion had not yet started and that baby pig death losses from the PED virus continued to be high last spring.

    • Jul. 16, 2014