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Get Plan B Ready
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Wed Jul 17, 2013 05:49 PM CDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (DTN) -- Get ready to say goodbye to the latest bonanza years of grain agriculture. The world may be adding billions of new mouths to feed over the next few decades, but population growth alone isn't enough to sustain record-busting crop incomes that made farmers and landowners feel like princes the past decade, a growing number of ag economists and business leaders warn.

"World population is leveling off and about to decline," Pat Westhoff, director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri, told an audience assembled for a Kansas City Federal ...

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