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DTN Ag Business Benchmark
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Tue Feb 18, 2014 01:35 PM CST

HADDONFIELD, N. J. (DTN) -- The five-year stretch from 2008-2012 represented the most profitable crops in 40 years of U.S. corn production. Sadly, most of the spoils accrued to just the top half of producers, a recent study by the consulting firm of AgriSolutions Inc. found. Ag's golden era largely bypassed the bottom half of corn growers in their analysis.

"In the best bull market in history, many operators barely made money," said AgriSolutions financial consultant Sam Bachman. Missing that rare opportunity will make it doubly hard for these low-profit corn farms to keep pace with their peers as the ...

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