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Low Prices Will Hit Charities
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Oct 20, 2014 08:33 AM CDT

DES MOINES (DTN) -- Arlyn Schipper has been aggressively working to help with global food security, but the north-central Iowa farmer noted Tuesday that charitable donations from farmers would likely be down this year with the downturn in crop prices.

"When the profit margin is in the red, it's hard to give anything extra," Schipper said. "It's going to have a huge effect on every organization as far as giving."

Farmers who had a chance to lock in higher prices last spring waited and now are seeing harvest prices below $3 a bushel for their corn.

Schipper was on a ...

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