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Old crop corn prices declined sharply in the first half of March as it appeared that high prices had sufficiently slowed the rate of consumption.  However, a continued high rate of ethanol production, a resurgence of export sales, and larger livestock inventories provided evidence that consumption had not slowed.

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A special report just issued by the Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) group indicates the consequences of the earthquake and tsunami to Japan’s agricultural and food industry could be dire. While the full impact of the earth quake and radiation are not yet understood, the report—which estimates the potential impact on six major sectors of Japan’s agricultural industry—projects that food safety concerns and supply shortage will limit exports and cause imports to rise.

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The positive trend for U.S. beef exports continued in February, with an increasingly large portion of total U.S. production going to international customers while returning more revenue to America’s red meat industry, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

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Corbitt Wall feeder cattle report for April 8
Last week was another volatile price week for both corn and cattle prices. On Thursday, March 31 USDA-NASS released its long anticipated annual Prospective Plantings Report, which many livestock producers hoped would show increased corn acreage for 2011. Increased acres were needed to replenish the relatively short supplies and slow the increasing prices of corn. On Monday through Wednesday the nearby May corn futures contract declined 26 1/4 cents a bushel and the new-crop December futures lost 14 1/4 cents, as trade expectations for increased corn acreage surfaced.

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0411pc_peck_1The list of Canadian beef processors eligible to export to Russia now includes eastern Canada’s largest packer.

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