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Thursday 08/16/12

Crop Insurance Summary of Business, Acreage
The Risk Management Agency's latest summary of business report shows farmers insured about 268.7 million acres this year, with a total value of crops insured at just under $110 billion.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:28PM CDT 08/16/12 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
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Like I told John: This looks good, but everything gets played over the "hedge" by Commodities Brokers playing "Bookie" with the quadrillions of dollars "Dog Track" known as Derivatives. It's a multi-billion dollar betting window for the top of the heap. Billions, perhaps trillions were made on the Drought, for instance. It's good to see the Farmers getting SOMETHING back...this is "trickle down" at it's best.
Posted by Ric Ohge at 9:40AM CDT 08/20/12
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