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What: Shares of mini-conglomerate The Andersons
So what: The U.S. Agriculture Department just changed its methodology for setting insurance rates on corn and soy crops, which will help The Andersons' grain-marketing operations in 2012. This is the same piece of news that lifted stodgy Archer Daniels Midland
Now what: The Andersons doesn't live and die by grain sales alone, of course. Like Otter Tail
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