Forward Pricing Behavior of Corn and Soybean Producers

Forward pricing behavior of random samples of Indiana, Nebraska, and Mississippi crop producers was analyzed using Heckman’s two-step limited information maximum likelihood estimation procedure. Producers who forward priced during the 1995-1998 period generally expected to forward price in 1999 using similar techniques. Probit models were estimated for cash forward contracts and taking a direct position in futures or options separately and combined. Results provide limited support for the hypothesis that forward pricing should be analyzed as an adoption decision. Variables reflecting risk attitudes do affect the decision to use forward pricing, while variables to economic position affect the level of forward pricing.


Issue Date:
2005-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/43722
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 37, Number 1
Page range:
145-160
Total Pages:
16
JEL Codes:
Q130; Q120




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