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As Corn Stalks Shrivel, So May Earnings

Will the drought in the Farm Belt dry up corporate earnings?

September 1, 2012

The worst drought to hit the U.S. Farm Belt in almost 60 years has companies of many stripes forecasting the potential ripple effects in Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Companies linked to agriculture are preparing for lower revenues, tighter margins, and even higher leverage ratios for the rest of this year and possibly into 2013. Read more...

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