The Market's Fine Print
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Wed Oct 7, 2015 04:59 PM CDT

Forty-one years ago this summer, Gerald Ford stared into the barrel of constitutional chaos and recited the shredded remains of the presidential oath. With pardon in pocket, Tricky Dick tearfully waved from his helicopter and the threatening sluices of Watergate began shutting down.

"Our long national nightmare is over," the accidental commander-in-chief famously assured.

It was music to a troubled nation's ears, exactly the kind of comforting voice cattlemen currently crave as they struggle through the most devastating market scandal experienced in decades. "Scandal" may strike some as an inappropriate way of describing the ongoing price crash. Yet I remain ...

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