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

March 2016

Thinning Markets in U.S. Agriculture

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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Last updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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