The U.S. Census Bureau reported recently that about 2.44 people are added to the planet each second¹ and each person uses, on average, about 5 bushels of corn, 2 bushels of soybeans and 3 bushels of wheat per year. This means that approximately 13.5 million additional acres of land would need to be cultivated (about twice the size of Massachusetts) producing the combined 722 million bushels of corn, soybeans and wheat needed just to supply the global population growth estimated for a full year².“Given these and other statistics associated with the anticipated growth in global population,” Riker said, “it should come as no surprise that the United Nations is taking a close look at what increasing demand not only means in the context of limited natural resources, but the farmland available for growing the corn, wheat, soybeans and sugar necessary to sustain that growth.” A recent United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report, stated, “Much of the suitable land not yet in use is concentrated in a few countries in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, but many countries with growing rural populations in these areas are extremely land-scarce, and much of the potential land is suitable for growing only a few crops that are not necessarily those for which there is the highest demand. Also, much of the land not yet in use suffers from constraints (chemical, physical, endemic diseases, lack of infrastructure, etc.) that cannot be easily overcome or that it is not economically viable to do so.”³ Additional educational information about on the merits of investing in core agriculture commodities, as well as Teucrium’s complete suite of core commodity funds, can be found at www.teucrium.com. About Teucrium Trading LLC Teucrium Trading, LLC is the sponsor of a suite of six single commodity ETPs that include energy and agriculture and one core agriculture commodity ETP.
The Teucrium Family of Funds includes: the Teucrium Agricultural Fund which includes Corn, Soybeans, Wheat and Sugarcane (NYSE: TAGS); the Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSE: CORN); the Teucrium Wheat Fund (NYSE: WEAT); the Teucrium Sugar Fund (NYSE: CANE); the Teucrium Soybean Fund (NYSE: SOYB); the Teucrium Natural Gas Fund (NYSE: NAGS); the Teucrium WTI Crude Oil Fund (NYSE: CRUD). For more information, please visit: www.teucrium.com.¹U.S. Census Bureau, World POPClock Projection http://www.census.gov/population/popclockworld.html ²Based on the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) January 11, 2013 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE). http://www.fas.usda.gov/psdonline/psdQuery.aspx ³ http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/wsfs/docs/Issues_papers/HLEF2050_Global_Agriculture.pdf ### Each Teucrium Fund (“Fund”) is a commodity pool that will issue shares that may be purchased and sold on the NYSE Arca. The Funds are series of the Teucrium Commodity Trust, a Delaware statutory trust organized on September 11, 2009. The Funds are managed and controlled by the Sponsor, Teucrium Trading, LLC. The Sponsor is a limited liability company formed in Delaware on July 28, 2009 that is registered as a commodity pool operator (“CPO”) with the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) and is a member of the National Futures Association (“NFA.”) The Funds have a limited operating history, meaning there is little performance history that might serve as a basis to evaluate an investment in the Trust. Investing in a Fund subjects an investor to the risks of the applicable commodity market, which investment could result in substantial fluctuations in the price of Fund shares. Unlike mutual funds, the Funds generally will not distribute dividends to shareholders. The Sponsor has limited experience operating commodity pools; a commodity pool is defined as an enterprise in which several individuals contribute funds in order to trade futures or futures options collectively. Investors may choose to use a Fund as a vehicle to hedge against the risk of loss and there are risks involved in hedging activities. Commodities and futures generally are volatile and are not suitable for all investors. The Funds are not mutual funds or any other type of investment company within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and are not subject to regulation thereunder. For a complete description of the risks associated with the Funds, please refer to the applicable prospectus. Shares of the Funds are not FDIC insured, may lose value and have no bank guarantee. Foreside Fund Services, LLC is the distributor for the Teucrium Funds.
This material must be preceded or accompanied by a prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money. To obtain a current prospectus visit the links below:TAGS: http://www.teucriumtagsfund.com/pdfs/tags-prospectus.pdf SOYB: http://www.teucriumsoybfund.com/pdfs/soyb-prospectus.pdf CANE: http://www.teucriumcanefund.com/pdfs/cane-prospectus.pdf WEAT: http://www.teucriumweatfund.com/pdfs/weat-prospectus.pdf CORN: http://www.teucriumcornfund.com/pdfs/corn-prospectus.pdf NAGS: http://www.teucriumnagsfund.com/pdfs/nags-prospectus.pdf CRUD: http://www.teucriumcrudfund.com/pdfs/crud-prospectus.pdf