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Agricultural Market Information Virtual Library

Virtual Libraries : Agriculture : Agricultural Market Information

Market Information Sources
Available Through the Internet:
Daily To Yearly Market and Outlook
Reports, Prices, Commodities and Quotes

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Region - Commodity
Market Analysis - Ecommerce

Written and managed by Jean-Charles Le Vallée
Department of Agricultural Economics, MSU

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0. Gophers to the WWW, links and email, what in the world is the Internet?
A brief description of the Internet terms used in this paper and an explanation of how to download the information without ever going on-line : what is off-line Internet access?

1. Introduction
This paper serves as a guide to different sources on market information presently available on the Internet.

2.1. Market Reports and Prices
This sub-section covers all sites which offer market data and information from daily closing prices to weekly, monthly and yearly market reports. They differ by the information, data-banks and reports provided at each Internet site, by their sources of information, by the regions covered or by commodities. This Market Reports sub-section has five areas: (1) USDA market wire service, agricultural marketing service, and economics and statistics system, (2) international and world markets, (3) Africa, (4) within the United States of America, and (5) specific commodities such as maize, soybeans, fruits and vegetables, hogs, cattle and cotton.

2.2. Markets, Exchanges and Quotes
This sub-section pertains only to exchanges and boards of trade in the United States and Canada relative to the agricultural market, with particular attention given to grains. To find quotes, settlement prices for different commodities, for cash, futures, options and stocks, reviews of the days' trading and on-line trading, view the following links.

2.3. Links and Other Sources and Ecommerce sites
This sub-section catalogues the better web sites if you are starting a general search for agricultural and market information on the Internet, as well as several agricultural related ecommerce and B2B web sites.

2.4. Email and Discussion Groups
This sub-section groups the mailing lists which offer reception of monthly USDA reports to open discussions of the market.

2.5. Weather, Farm Journals and A Currency and Unit Converter
Up-to-date market related weather information, satellite images, agricultural news and foreign currency and weight conversions.

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