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Beef prices hit record; hog rally forecast

Copyright: DesMoinesRegister.com / GANNETT

December 30, 2011

For those looking for sleeper issues in the 2012 election campaign, keep an eye on beef prices. Ron Plain, University of Missouri economist, summarizes record beef prices in a piece blogged by Drovers Cattle Network. Plain adds “since the per capita beef supply is expected to be 4-5 percent lower in 2012, many more months of record retail beef prices are likely in the coming year.” The continued shortage of cattle, made worse this...

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