An economic study of wheat prices

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Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute


The primary purpose of this thesis was to familiarize the writer with some of the factors to be considered in a study of wheat prices. It seemed advisable to survey the subject rather than concentrate study on a particular phase. Therefore, the material presented herein includes elements beyond the scope of strict wheat price analysis.

Consideration has been given to the following topics: aspects relating to a study of prices, causation of prices, the marketing of wheat, price determination in the marketing process, wheat prices and the general price level, devaluation and the price of wheat in five countries, the relation of supply and production to price, differential price behavior among the classes of wheat, seasonal variation in wheat prices, prices of wheat products, international trade in wheat, foreign, agricultural policies in regard to wheat, and wheat production.