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Under the Agridome
Philip Shaw DTN Columnist
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:51 AM CDT

One of the key drivers of Canadian agricultural economic growth is low interest rates. This past winter I completed a speaking tour for Farm Credit Canada where I addressed farmland values. The two main reasons I gave for high farmland values were higher commodity prices and very low interest rates. This combination has driven farmland values to all-time highs.

Farmers spend much of their time trying to figure out one part of that equation -- crop prices. In the last two weeks, USDA released two crop reports that have farmers jumping through hoops trying to decipher what is going to ...

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