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The Market's Fine Print
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Feb 21, 2014 08:37 AM CST

Despite the country's long tradition separating church and state, I'm tempted by last week's Agricultural Outlook Forum to conclude that spirit-filled Lutherans have commandeered the economic research arm of the USDA.

Either that or Chief Economist Joseph Glauber and his zealous prognosticators are simply world-class sinners.

Now before my Lutheran friends nail my judgmental hide to the door of the local Presbyterian church, let me quickly say I am not in the least suggesting that their ilk of faithful followers are any more depraved than the rest of us. It's just that few other reformers outside this honorable congregation seem ...

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