Economic Research Report No. (ERR-303) 37 pp

February 2022

Organic Feed Grains and Livestock: Factors That Influence Outcomes in Thinly Traded Markets

Even as organic products have become more widely available, most organic growers in the United States still participate in niche markets. Despite an increase in organic production and market information, growers continue to face challenges related to thin markets. This report examines the markets for organic dairy and beef and their major feed inputs to assess their current competitive status.

Keywords: Contracts, coordination, competition, modern agricultural markets, organic, thin markets, dairy, beef

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