Identifies predominant factors behind the current market conditions for major agricultural commodities, with a focus on U.S. farm program crops. Reviews how higher, more volatile commodity prices have impacted farm incomes, Government farm programs, hedging activities, livestock and food processing sectors, food prices, and international food security situation. Examines near- and longer-term commodity price outlook, and addresses various viewpoints and policy options that have been suggested as possible responses to perceived causes and consequences of unusually high commodity prices. Includes tables and graphs.
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