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USDA Report Postmortem
Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:00 PM CDT

Noise is defined as a sound of any kind. So what is required for a sound to be made? My dictionary says a sound is a disturbance of any frequency, and the sensation stimulated in the organs of hearing by such a disturbance. Or, in other words, ears are needed to detect the sound. Oddly enough, the first thing I thought of as I watched the reaction (or lack thereof) to USDA's June report was the old question: "If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"

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