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Consumer Spending and Beef Demand

  • August 29, 2012
  • Paul E. Peterson

Demand can be measured by the quantities that consumers are willing to buy over a range of different prices. This list of quantities and corresponding prices can be plotted to…
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Weekly Farm Economics

Crop Insurance in 2013

  • August 28, 2012
  • Gary Schnitkey

The 2012 drought raises question about crop insurance coverage in 2013. Specific questions that have been asked are: 1) how much will the Actual Production History (APH) yields decline in…
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Rationing the 2012 Corn Crop Revisited

  • August 15, 2012
  • Scott Irwin and Darrel Good

A month ago, we presented alternative supply, consumption, and price projections for the 2012-13 marketing year in the context of addressing the question of whether or not prices were high…
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Weekly Outlook

Drought and the Cattle Industry

  • August 6, 2012
  • Chris Hurt

Listen to MP3 podcast The beef industry has already experienced a number of difficult years characterized by falling cow numbers and declining per capita beef supplies. There was hope in…
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Lessons from LIBOR

  • August 3, 2012
  • Paul E. Peterson

The London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is a measure of the interest rates at which major banks borrow funds from other major banks in the London market. Rates are calculated…
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Ethanol – Does the RFS Matter?

  • August 2, 2012
  • Scott Irwin and Darrel Good

As we noted in a post last week, drought conditions this summer have become as bad as 1988 and perhaps worse, potentially only rivaled in the last century by 1936.…
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