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Why Beef Prices Will Rise Again, Despite Recent Slide

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) at noon Friday offering the agency’s latest estimates for U.S. and global crop supply ...
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Cows

Milk and Beef Price Hikes Gradually Slowing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on June farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell by 3 points month-over-month (2.6%) to 111, with the ...
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Seven States Running Out of Water

The United States is currently engulfed in one of the worst droughts in recent memory. More than 30% of the country experienced at least moderate drought as of last week's ...
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100% of California Suffers From Severe Drought — or Worse

The federal government keeps a "Drought Monitor" for every state. Thursday, California's water problems became so bad that the entire state was categorized as having "severe drought" -- or worse. Portions ...
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Pigs

No Mercy in Sight From High Food Prices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) at noon Friday, offering the agency's first look at the U.S. and global crop ...
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Cows

Get Ready for Even Higher Milk and Beef Prices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on April farm prices Wednesday afternoon. The all-products price index rose by 4 points month-over-month (4.3%) to 115, with the ...
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Price of a Carton of Milk Hits $4

The price of a half-gallon of 2% milk has reached $4, which was unimaginable a year ago. The price of organic milk is 60 cents higher. If dairy prices continue ...
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Orange Juice Prices Soar

Total U.S. production of oranges in the 2013–2014 crop year is now estimated at about 7.2 million tons, more than a million tons below last year's total of 8.3 million ...
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Price of Corn Flakes to Rise

The size of this year's corn crop is expected to be smaller than last year's, raising the price farmers can expect to get for their crop and raising the price ...
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Cows

U.S. Consumers Continue to Pay More for Milk and Beef

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on March farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index rose by 5 points month-over-month (4.7%) to 111, with the ...
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Texas and Nevada Join Drought-Plagued California

Drought is so severe in some parts of California that scientists have observed that conditions may not significantly improve for decades. The problem's worst effects reach across the state's inland ...
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Fresh Vegetables Drive October Farm Price Index Higher

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on October farm prices Thursday afternoon. The October all-products price index rose by 1 point (0.5%) to 187 month-over-month, with ...
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States Where the Most People Go Hungry

An estimated 14.5 million American households had difficulty providing enough food for their families last year, according to a recent government report. In 7 million of those homes, at least ...
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FOMC Minutes: QE and Low Interest Rates to Continue!

The FOMC is out with its highly anticipated minutes of its last meeting. While there is some clarification and some expansion of their comments along with Ben Bernanke anticipation, we ...
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Pigs

June Farm Prices Still Lag Rising Costs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released its preliminary report on June farm prices. The index uses prices from 1990 to 1992 as its base value (100). The June ...
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