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Planted Acres - Did the Market Get It Right?

Posted by Myla Munro Ringler -

Crop markets have two primary functions.  One is to allocate available supplies so that stocks are neither depleted nor in surplus by the end of the marketing year.  The second is to direct planted acreage so that supplies result in "reasonable" prices for producers and users of the crop in the upcoming marketing year. In the case of the second function...

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