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Bob Larson Chicken Attack Fox and China Buys U.S. Corn
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Program: The Agribusiness Update
Date: March 22, 2019

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From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**Nothing “chicken” about these French fowl.

That’s the feeling after a hungry fox snuck into a chicken coop in France and got a lot more than it bargained for.

According to Miami’s local10.com, the fox’s lifeless, mutilated body was found inside the pen.

The fox apparently became trapped inside the coop by light-controlled sensors that close the doors at sundown, leaving it at the mercy of some 6,000 angry birds that pecked him to death.


**AgDay and U.S. Farm Report have unconfirmed information China may purchase more than 3 million metric tons of U.S. Corn from the Pacific Northwest.

Agweb.com reports, it’s a rumor which has analysts glued to their computers until the next daily export report.

The last time we did more than 3 million was the 2011/12 crop year when China bought a little over 5 million metric tons.


**While 2019 income forecasts are expected to be above 2018, they're still dramatically lower than the 91-year average. Experts expect 2019 net farm income to reach $69.4 billion, more than 2018’s $64.2 billion, but well below the 91-year average, adjusted to 2019 dollars, of $84.2


According to agrimarketing.com, since 1990, net farm income has only been less than $70 billion six times, including the past four years, but current conditions are significantly stronger than in the 80s when real farm income fell below $50 billion, in 2019 dollars.


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