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Farming, Finance and the Global Marketplace: a summary of the 2010 agricultural symposium


  • Jason Henderson
  • Jennifer Clark


In 2008, surging commodity prices triggered promises of a new golden era for agriculture. While prospects dimmed during the recession, the recovery is rekindling hopes with rising commodity prices. On June 8 and 9, more than 180 agricultural business and finance leaders examined agriculture’s potential at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s symposium, “Farming, Finance and the Global Marketplace.” Participants discussed how changes in the global marketplace are likely to affect the profitability and structure of agriculture.

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  • Jason Henderson & Jennifer Clark, 2010. "Farming, Finance and the Global Marketplace: a summary of the 2010 agricultural symposium," Main Street Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, issue 4.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedkms:y:2010:n:4

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    1. MacDonald, James M. & McBride, William D., 2009. "The Transformation of U.S. Livestock Agriculture: Scale, Efficiency, and Risks," Economic Information Bulletin 58311, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    2. Edward S. Knotek & Stephen J. Terry, 2009. "How will unemployment fare following the recession?," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, issue Q III, pages 5-33.
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