Production Contracts and the Spot Market Price of Hogs

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Key, Nigel D.;
  • Subject: production contracts, alternative marketing arrangements, market power, spot market price, hogs, Agribusiness, Agricultural and Food Policy, Farm Management, Industrial Organization, Livestock Production/Industries, Marketing, Production Economics,
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The increasing use of production contracts in the hog sector has reduced the number of spot market transactions, raised concerns about price manipulation and helped to spur legislation requiring price reporting by packers. Using data from the 2002 and 2007 Censuses of A... View more
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