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9 Cities Running Out of Water

 The nine cities with the worst drought conditions in the country are all located in California, which is now entering its fourth consecutive year of drought as demand for water ...
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Cattle

Have Beef Prices Reached Their Peak?

Last Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), and the agency forecast that total meat production in the United States ...
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9 States Running Out of Water

For many states, the rainy season is over, and most of the Western United States is now locked into a fourth consecutive year of drought. The imminent dry summer is ...
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12 States That Kill the Most Animals

The United States consumes the most meat per capita of any nation in the world. As of 2009, Americans consumed an average of 265 pounds of meat per person annually, ...
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US to Be Largest Economy in 2030

At an estimated total of $24.8 trillion, the United States will remain the world’s largest economy in 2030, but China is closing the gap between first and second place. More ...
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Cattle

Meat Prices Fall in February

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on February farm prices Monday afternoon. The all-products price index rose 3.1% month-over-month to 100, with the crop production index ...
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Farm Price Slide Continued in January

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on January farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 2% month-over-month to 99, with the crop production index ...
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Cows

USDA Projects Farm Income to Drop 32% in 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an updated summary of its Farm Income and Wealth Statistics on Tuesday, and U.S. farmers appear to be in for a tough year. ...
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Pigs

Farm Prices Slip as Livestock Production Falls

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on December farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 1% month-over-month to 100, with the crop production index ...
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Beef, Eggs Lead December Farm Price Gains

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on December farm prices Tuesday afternoon. The all-products price index rose 1% month-over-month to 102, with the crop index up ...
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Cows

Cost of Beef to Soar

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week released some preliminary data from its “USDA Agricultural Projections to 2024” report due for full release on February 11, 2015. The best ...
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Thanksgiving Turkeys More Expensive This Year

The latest turkey market news from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that so far this year more than 192 million turkeys have been slaughtered in the United States. ...
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Seven Commodities With Collapsing Prices

Earlier this year, the International Energy Administration (IEA) and Bank of America both said that the United States has become the world's largest oil producer, passing Saudi Arabia and Russia. ...
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Pigs

U.S. Meat Prices Rise Sharply in October

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on October farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 8.4% month-over-month to 98, with the crop index down ...
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What Would a Move to Organic Milk Cost Starbucks (and Us)?

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) may soon find itself in a media swarm at the same time that its shares have pulled back handily from recent highs. Howard Schultz and his ...
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