Thinning Markets in U.S. Agriculture

Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-148) 45 pp, March 2016

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by Michael K. Adjemian, B. Wade Brorsen, William Hahn, Tina L. Saitone, and Richard J. Sexton

U.S. agriculture is growing more concentrated as markets have fewer purchases, low trading volume, and low liquidity, which raises concerns about equity for producers and efficiency in market performance.

Keywords: Thin markets, farm prices, competition, coordination, market power, contracts

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