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Commodity Options for Agriculture

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  • Gardner, Bruce L.

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This paper considers the potential benefits of trading in options for farm commodities in three areas: risk management by individuals, the functioning of commodity markets, and the management of public policy with respect to farm products.

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  • Gardner, Bruce L., 1977. "Commodity Options for Agriculture," 1977 AAEA-WAEA Joint Meeting, July 31-August 3, San Diego, California 283734, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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    1. Dahl, Reynold P. & Strohmaier, Jay S., 1983. "Exploring Options On Domestic Agricultural Commodities," Staff Papers 13709, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
    2. Feil, J.-H. & Anastassiadis, F. & Mußhoff, O. & Schilling, P., 2015. "Analysing Farmers’ Use of Price Hedging Instruments: An Experimental Approach," Proceedings “Schriften der Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e.V.”, German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA), vol. 50, March.
    3. repec:oup:revage:v:30:y:2008:i:1:p:103-119. is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Kandice H. Kahl, 1986. "Agricultural options: An alternative to current agricultural programs," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 2(2), pages 215-224.
    5. David A. Hennessy & Donald Lien, 2003. "Ledger Provision in Hog Marketing Contracts," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 03-wp336, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
    6. Bullock, David William, 1989. "Options and market information: a mean-variance portfolio approach," ISU General Staff Papers 1989010108000010107, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    7. Sherrick, Bruce J. & Irwin, Scott H. & Forster, D. Lynn, 1990. "Nonstationarity Of Soybean Futures Price Distributions: Option-Based Evidence," Illinois Agricultural Economics Staff Paper 244666, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics.
    8. Tabesh, Hamid, 1987. "Hedging price risk to soybean producers with futures and options: a case study," ISU General Staff Papers 1987010108000010306, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    9. Marin Bozic, 2010. "Pricing Options on Commodity Futures: The Role of Weather and Storage," Working Papers 1003, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb.
    10. Stinson, Thomas F. & Coggins, Jay S. & Ramezani, Cyrus A., 1998. "Was Fair Fair To U.S. Corn Growers? An Analysis Of The Payments Offered To Corn Growers Under The 1996 Federal Agricultural Improvement And Reform Act," 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT 20984, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    11. Bardsley, Peter & Cashin, Paul, 1990. "Underwriting Assistance To The Australian Wheat Industry - An Application Of Option Pricing Theory," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 34(3), pages 1-11, December.
    12. Jha, Shikha & Srinivasan, P. V., 1999. "Grain price stabilization in India: Evaluation of policy alternatives," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 21(1), pages 93-108, August.

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