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Food For Thought 5.1.09

"It's killing our markets. Where they got the name, I just don't know." (Iowa hog farmer Francis Gilmore on the effect of swine flu on the value of his product. Since the outbreak and spread of this virus, hog prices have dropped from a $62 per 100 pounds average to $59 per 100 pounds, on average. In a typical spring, prices climb toward $70, according to the USDA. Maybe they should change it to Brussels Sprout Flu. As quoted by the Associated Press.)


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