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Alex Breitinger column: Corn prices collapse after report shows surplus

6:32 PM, Oct. 4, 2013
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A USDA report released Monday showed that the U.S. stockpile of corn was higher than expected, causing a sharp selloff.

In the aftermath of that report, corn declined to $4.35 per bushel, the lowest price since 2010. The report confirmed that the U.S. no longer is perilously short of corn as we were last summer when prices topped out at $8.06.

Corn's decline is certainly painful for farmers who produce the grain but is welcome news to end-users like ethanol producers, livestock feeders and food manufacturers who all benefit from lower prices. In the coming weeks, market participants will be ...

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