• The Impact of Livestock Production: A Case Study of Three Missouri Counties 

    Edwards, Seanicaa; Massey, Raymond E., 1957- (University of Missouri Office of Extension, 2011-10)
    Missouri is experiencing two seemingly contradictory economic developments. The number of cropland acres harvested is declining while the total value of agricultural products sold is increasing. This increase in value can ...
  • Interpreting Commodity Futures and Options Price Quotes 

    Parcell, Joseph L.; Franken, Jason R. V. (University of Missouri Office of Extension, 2011-08)
    Producers who are not familiar with futures and options price quotes may find the initial process of interpretation time-consuming and frustrating. This guide explains how to interpret commodity price quotes for futures ...
  • Introduction to Hedging Agricultural Commodities With Futures 

    Parcell, Joseph L.; Franken, Jason R. V. (University of Missouri Office of Extension, 2011-08)
    Producers of agricultural commodities regularly face price and production risks. Furthermore, increased global free trade and changes in domestic agricultural policy have increased these risks. As the variability of price ...
  • Introduction to Hedging Agricultural Commodities With Options 

    Parcell, Joseph L.; Franken, Jason R. V. (University of Missouri Office of Extension, 2011-08)
    Producers of agricultural commodities regularly face price and production risks. Furthermore, increased global free trade and changes in domestic agricultural policy have increased these risks. As the variability of price ...
  • Long Hedge Example With Futures 

    Parcell, Joseph L.; Franken, Jason R. V. (University of Missouri Office of Extension, 2011-08)
    This guide describes how to place an input (long) hedge in the futures market to reduce the price risk associated with buying an input.
  • Long Hedge Example With Options 

    Parcell, Joseph L.; Franken, Jason R. V. (University of Missouri Office of Extension, 2011-08)
    This guide describes how to place an input (long) hedge in the options market to reduce the price risk associated with buying an input used in your business. A long hedge in the options market is accomplished by purchasing ...
  • Short Hedge Example With Futures 

    Parcell, Joseph L.; Franken, Jason R. V. (University of Missouri Office of Extension, 2011-08)
    This guide describes how to place an output (short) hedge in the futures market to reduce the price risk associated with selling an output used in your business.