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2005 In Retrospect
(Dec 30, 2005) Japan continued its ban on U.S. beef, agricultural subsidies stalled World Trade Organization talks, and Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast. These are but a few of the issues that confronted rural America over the past year. In this...
Arkansas Cotton Crop Better Than Expected, But Costly
(Dec 30, 2005) Despite a drought followed by rains from two Gulf Coast hurricanes at harvest time, Arkansas' cotton crop was the second-best ever produced in the state according to experts.
Post-hurricane Repair Continues at the Gulf Ports
(Dec 30, 2005) Barge traffic on northern portions of the Mississippi River has halted for the winter months, but post hurricane repair work further south at the gulf ports continues -- with a goal to get back to 70% of pre-Katrina shipping capacity by March or...
Spread of Bird Flu Limited
(Dec 30, 2005) Since early 2003, health officials around the world have been warning of a possible pandemic caused by a mutated strain of the H5N1 bird flu virus.
Market Analysis: Dec 30, 2005
(Dec 30, 2005) The December rally continued again this week, helping the grain markets finish the year on a positive note.
Market Plus: Dec 30, 2005
(Dec 30, 2005) Virgil Robinson, one of our senior analysts with us this week. What a year 2005 was.
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