Highs and lows in commodity markets reveal pricing factors

Hollis, Paul
January 2006
Southeast Farm Press;1/4/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p2
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the factors of commodity market prices in the agriculture sector. There are several factors which affect crop's productivity and supply. For example, the difference of irrigation facilities in two different parts of a country will certainly affect the market prices. There are other factors which do not carry much weight but they play a crucial role off and on and cause ripples in market prices. For example, if several person fall ill from eating peanuts, there will certainly be a fluctuation in peanut market.


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