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Local commodities affected by tragedy in Japan

By Bonnie Shelton

MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW)--In addition to the overwhelming human loss, there are other impacts of the earth quake and tsunami in Japan. Local grain storage facilities say the market is extremely volatile right now.

Early in the week, farmers said grain prices dropped hard. Just days later, prices were back up.

A representative from Wisconsin Rapids Grain told Newsline 9 hog and beef prices also reflect a need in Japan. As time passes, prices could reflect the need for food and grain in Japan even here in Wisconsin.

Online Reporter: Bonnie Shelton

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