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National Feeder Cattle Summary for July 15

Agriculture land prices in the U.S. have increased steadily over the last decade, leading experts and landowners to question whether the high values are sustainable. The short answer from the Rabobank International Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) group is that the land value rates are not a speculative bubble, but a decrease in land values over several years is a definite possibility.

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It is an understatement to say that last week’s USDA estimate of June 1, 2011 corn stocks was a surprise to the market.  At 3.67 billion bushels, the estimate was about 370 million bushels larger than the reported average trade guess.

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National Feeder Cattle Summary for July 1.

Thursday morning, USDA released the results of its annual planted acreage survey, and the results took the market by surprise. 


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A global food shortage, currency moves and good old-fashioned rain have seen the stars align for listed cattle producer Australian Agricultural Company, which has forecast a strong return to profitability and tapped the market for a fresh $86 million in capital.

A year into a three-year turnaround after struggling with losses, AACO said it expected pre-tax earnings in 2011 of about $60 million to $65 million.

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