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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Sceiford, Amanda
URN etd-08102009-161619
Title The Price Impacts on the Canned Peach Industry by the Federal Commodity Procurement Program
Degree Master of Science
Department Agricultural and Applied Economics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Davis, George C. Committee Co-Chair
Mainville, Denise Y. Committee Co-Chair
Taylor, Daniel B. Committee Member
You, Wen Committee Member
  • agricultural price analysis
  • Commodity Procurement Program
  • commodity purchasing
Date of Defense 2009-07-28
Availability unrestricted
This thesis analyzes the effects on the price impacts of the Commodity Procurement Program when canned peaches are purchased. The main objective is to assess the effects of canned peaches purchases on the farm-level price of canning peaches. Interviews of the industries that participate in the Commodity Procurement Program are used to understand how the industry interacts with commodity procurements and to evaluate if the industry feels that commodity procurements have a significant effect on procured fruits’ and vegetables’ prices to help better judge the overall effectiveness of the commodity procurement program. A theoretical model of the Commodity Procurement Program’s effects on the vertically related markets is constructed. Data are collected for the processor-level and farm-level peach markets.

The results provide evidence that the quantity demanded of commodity procurements for canned peaches has a statistically significant negative effect on both the partial and final processor-level price. Also the results indicate that the quantity demanded of commodity procurements for canned peaches does not have a statistically significant effect on the final farm-level price. The results from the Breusch-Pagan tests for the processor-level partial reduced form price equation, the processor-level final reduced form price equation and the farm-level final reduced form price equation indicate that there is no significant evidence that the quantity demanded of commodity procurements stabilizes or destabilizes the farm-level or processor-level price.

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