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All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

Fixing Prices and Fixing Markets

Posted by Myla Munro -

Price discovery is the process of finding the price through the interaction of buyers and sellers. It allows the forces of supply and demand to arrive at a transaction price, and typically assumes a competitive marketplace in which buyers and sellers are similar in number, size, and influence. This should not be confused with price determination, in which the price is established by some m...

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Importance of Month-End USDA Reports for Corn

Posted by Myla Munro -

The USDA will release its quarterly Grain Stocks and Acreage reports on June 30.  These reports provide important fundamental information that will set the tone for the corn market going into the critical stage of the growing season. There is always opportunity for surprises in these reports and there is particular interest in the estimates this year given the $0.70 declin...

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