The quality of prices formed in agricultural markets is critical to producers and consumers. Suppliers have to produce and avoid waste and pollution in order to manage scarce natural resources (arable land, water etc). Consumers have to consume enough without excess. This chapter analyzes the difficulty in distinguishing useful speculation from excessive one. This chapter focuses on the financialization of agricultural future markets from 2007 to 2012, with proposals to improve regulation.
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