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Swine finishing costs rising due to Argentina drought

Costs in 2018 expected to be 7% higher than in 2017.

Purdue University agricultural economist Michael Langemeier noted this week that drought in Argentina is, in fact, pushing up feed costs and threatening profit margins for swine producers. Soybean meal futures in particular have increased -- from $330 per ton in early February to $390 in early March. Langemeier said corn futures prices have also increased in the last few weeks, although not at the rate of soybean meal prices.

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