Chicken Attack Fox and China Buys U.S. Corn

Chicken Attack Fox and China Buys U.S. Corn

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
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, 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. 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, 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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