2009 Conference, April 20-21, 2009, St. Louis, Missouri

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This paper investigates whether the accuracy of outlook hog price forecasts can be improved using composite forecasts in an out-of-sample context. Price forecasts from fo [...]
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The first step towards forecasting the price and output of the cattle industry is understanding the dynamics of the livestock production process. This study follows up on [...]
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Recent accusations against speculators in general and long-only commodity index funds in particular, include: increasing market volatility, distorting historical price re [...]
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Little information exists on grain merchandisers, their characteristics, and the skills needed to be successful. This research contributes toward filling this gap. A summ [...]
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Futures prices when combined with a basis forecast provide a reliable way to forecast cash prices. The most popular method of forecasting basis is historical moving avera [...]
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The major finding is that liquidity costs in futures options market are two to three times higher than liquidity costs in the futures market. Liquidity cost is one potent [...]
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A comparative analysis was performed looking at using cash, futures, options, or insurance to manage the price of calves for cow-calf producer. Risk can be reduced with t [...]
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Recent spikes in commodity prices have led to higher margin amounts and option premiums. For the most part, producers have always attributed their lack of use in reducing [...]
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The commodity bull cycle of 2006-2008 and subsequent dramatic price decline have been a source of hardship for traditional commodity market participants such as producers [...]
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This study develops a multi-crop insurance model which is employed to evaluate crop insurance decisions when several crops are produced jointly. The results suggest that [...]
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