United States Department of Agriculture

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  2. Harvesting Crop Production Reports

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  6. Your Subsidized Holiday Feast

    Find out how government farm subsidies can distort the price of food you're putting ...
  1. What economic indicators do agriculture investors need to watch?

    Agriculture investors should keep an eye on land prices, interest rates, inflation, harvest performance and speculative investment ...
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