An Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Marketing Contract Structures for Corn and Soybeans

@article{Paulson2010AnEA,
  title={An Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Marketing Contract Structures for Corn and Soybeans},
  author={Nicholas D. Paulson and Ani L Katchova and Sergio H. Lence},
  journal={Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization},
  year={2010},
  volume={8}
}
Contracts serve as coordination mechanisms which allocate value, risk, and decision rightsacross buyers and sellers. The use of marketing contracts in agriculture, specifically for crop production,has been increasing over the past decade. This study investigates the determinants ofagricultural marketing contract design employing data from the USDA’s Agricultural ResourceManagement Survey. Models are estimated to analyze the association between producer and contractorcharacteristics, the… CONTINUE READING

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