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Team Four Foods (08-20-14)

Global Food Prices Are Down

Despite rising beef and chicken prices, the overall cost of food around the world is actually down 1.3% from last year, Reuters reports. 922 more words


The Next Threat to Farmland Values


Brent A. Gloy

With commodity prices tumbling one of the key supports for sky high farmland values is changing rapidly. As economic returns in the farm sector fall, we should expect that the other key driver of high farmland prices, low interest rates, will come into much greater focus. 987 more words


Team Four Foods (08-06-14)

FDA Issues Gluten-free Guidelines For Small Business

As of August 5, 2014, all foods carting the gluten-free label must comply with FDA regulations in order to assure Americans with Celiac disease that the food they consume is safe. 843 more words


4 Aug 2014 (AFR) - Commodity prices drive rural appetite

(4 August 2014, AFR, p39, Larry Schlesinger)

‘Rural property investors are ­paying close attention to commodity prices as appetite improves for ­agribusiness investments. In its latest Rural and Agribusiness report, Colliers International said many agriculture regions had passed their ­bottom points and that a positive ­agricultural commodities outlook was “key” for the sector.’ 10 more words

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Update on Impact of Russia/Ukraine Conflict on Financial Markets

Stuart P. Quint, CFA, Senior Investment Manager and International Strategist

A past blog in March had commented on several scenarios of how the unrest in Ukraine could play out and the potential implications of those scenarios on financial assets.  330 more words

Market Perspectives

Cotton Seed Prices

Cotton Seed Prices

Cottonseed ( Banola Seed ) is the second most generally processed oilseed on the planet simply somewhat in front of rapeseed averaging one-fourth that of soybeans in the same period. 19 more words


Long Range Corn Prices and Farmland Values, Part I

By Brent A. Gloy

Farmland values should reflect the expected present value of the future earnings that the farm might generate. This sounds nice in theory, but requires that one make forecasts of the present value of future farmland earnings, something that is inherently difficult to do well. 980 more words