Tag Archives: CRB Foodstuffs

Now for Some Good News…

Here’s a little piece of good macro news.  The CRB Foodstuffs sub-index — hogs, steers, lard, butter, soybean oil, cocoa, corn, Kansas City wheat, Minneapolis wheat, and sugar — is down 18 percent from its April high.  Good news for … Continue reading

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Ag Prices Catch-up to Farm Values

Here’s an interesting chart showing cropland values versus the CRB foodstuffs index.  Note how farm values were caught up in the 2004-08 real estate bubble,  increasing 58 percent while foodstuffs as measured by the CRB were up only 15 percent.  … Continue reading

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