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What Drives How Much Crop Producers Sell in Spot, Forward, and Futures Markets?

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  • Franken, Jason R.V.
  • Pennings, Joost M.E.

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Crop producers have numerous marketing and risk management tools available. Research relating producers’ risk attitudes to their use of these tools has produced mixed results, and most studies focus on individual tools to the neglect of complementarities among them. Hence, little is known about the proportion in which these tools are used, e.g., the percentage of the crop that is forward sold as opposed to hedged. This study identifies some factors, including risk attitude, that impact the proportion of corn producers’ sales through spot markets, futures and options, and forward and production contracts using complementary survey and accounting data.

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Paper provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its series 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin with number 49237.

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Keywords: risk behavior; risk attitude; futures and options; forward contracts; production contracts; Marketing; Risk and Uncertainty; Q13;

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