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The Market's Fine Print
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Wed Mar 25, 2015 05:24 PM CDT

Not unlike the pre-race energy surrounding a major NASCAR event, the last few trading sessions before the release of the March 1 Hogs and Pigs report are brimming full of excitement, nervousness and anticipation. While some pit crews spin tires of fret about being under-hedged, other heavily short mechanics and drivers argue whether more profit-taking before the green flag drops could actually help handle the curves.

The grandstands are overflowing with eager market watchers, eyes glued on USDA enumerators in lockdown. When Washington's pace car finally pulls on the reporting track, a momentary hush extinguishes the din as the undersecretary ...

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