Oct 5, 2010
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Grain Stocks Report Bearish Shocker for Corn 1

  The corn market received a bearish shock from Thursday morning’s USDA quarterly Grain Stocks Report, which pegged Sept. 1 corn stocks 2% higher than a year earlier and 23.2% above USDA's previous projection for 2009-2010 ending stocks.  ...More
Oct 5, 2010
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Soybean and Corn Harvest Resumes in Flooded Upper Midwest

By late last week, soybean harvest had resumed in most areas of southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. The resumption of soybean harvest varied from the early part of the week until very late in the week, depending on the amount of rainfall received during the severe storms on Sept. 22 and 23 and the follow-up field conditions....More
Oct 5, 2010
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Is the Recession Over?

It is official now that the Great Recession of the first decade of the 21st century is over according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. How did this recession stack up compared to others?...More
Oct 4, 2010
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Sugar Is Sugar

  High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is center stage and getting a bad rap – again. How much longer can the confusion continue? Why can’t consumers get it? Sugar is sugar. The American Medical Association says: “Because the composition of HFCS and sucrose are so similar, particularly on absorption by the body, it appears unlikely that HFCS contributes more to obesity or other conditions than sucrose.” What’s not clear about that? Plenty, I guess....More
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