Forward Contracting by Iowa Corn Producers: Connecting Hedging with Price Movements

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2016-10-01
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Jacobs, Keri
Li, Ziran
Hayes, Dermot
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Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
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In 2015, Iowa corn producers marketed approximately 2.5 billion bushels of corn and 554 million bushels of soybeans (USDA 2016). As part of their marketing strategy, some crop producers make use of pre-harvest pricing tools such as forward contracting and hedging with futures contracts.

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