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CoBank Releases Quarterly Rural Economic Review

Posted 4/8/2014

Record-high animal protein and dairy prices, volatile grain and oilseed prices, and steady-to-lower cropland values reflect agricultural markets in transition, according to CoBank’s new quarterly economic report.

The U.S. grain markets continue to anticipate record crops in the coming year, leading to higher inventories and lower prices. While the large 2013-14 grain harvest pushed prices moderately lower, grain stocks remain low by historical standards, according to the CoBank report titled “Cautious Optimism Prevails.” Lower expectations for South American corn and soybean production contributed to an early-year price rally, but final harvest estimates will continue to sway markets. Read more...

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