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Soybeans Quality Price Differentials From An Elevator'S Perspective


  • Murova, Olga I.
  • Mumma, Gerald A.
  • Hudson, Darren
  • Couvillion, Warren C.


Soybean prices are determined by interaction between various factors. At an elevator, discount prices for unique characteristics can range from 0.02 cents per bushel to 7.71 cents per bushel of soybeans. This variation suggests that producers of soybeans need quality-characteristic specific information concerning soybeans pricing at the market. This study uses a hedonic model to evaluate price differentials associated with soybean quality based on grain elevator data during the 1998 production period. Foreign material, moisture, bean damage, and net weight were found to significantly influence the cash price of soybeans.

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  • Murova, Olga I. & Mumma, Gerald A. & Hudson, Darren & Couvillion, Warren C., 1999. "Soybeans Quality Price Differentials From An Elevator'S Perspective," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN 21523, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea99:21523

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    1. Espinosa, Juan Andres & Goodwin, Barry K., 1991. "Hedonic Price Estimation For Kansas Wheat Characteristics," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 16(01), July.
    2. Parcell, Joseph L. & Schroeder, Ted C. & Hiner, Frina D., 1995. "Determinants Of Cow-Calf Pair Prices," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 20(02), December.
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