John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Wed Sep 30, 2015 01:20 PM CDT

Second Thoughts on Second Thoughts

The ability and confidence to change your mind in the face of new and compelling evidence is a commendable trait. On the other hand, if your assessments begin to vary like presidential wannabes shuttling back and forth between Iowa and New Hampshire, credibility starts to smell like sour milk.

Pardon the spoiler alert, but the bean and pig counters at the USDA have been known to have second thoughts now and then. Take the most recent example of the government’s expanding effort to re-nail the size of last winter’s pig crop. Although these piglets ...

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