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Fewer turkeys means higher Thanksgiving prices

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Consumers should count their blessings as they spend a little more for the annual Thanksgiving feast this year because they’re likely to face even higher food prices in 2011, a Purdue University agricultural economist says. September’s Consumer Price Index indicates that retail food prices are up 1.4 percent from September 2009, […]

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Economists: What sent farm prices up now bringing them down

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A trio of economic factors that sent commodity prices soaring in mid-2008 has since reversed course and is pushing prices lower, according to an updated report by three Purdue University agricultural economists. “The three major drivers that we identified last year were trends in global production and consumption, the value of […]

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