Mississippi State University
Joshua G. Maples
William E. Maples
Date of Degree
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Graduate Thesis - Campus Access Only
Master of Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Agricultural Economics
Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee all border the Mississippi River, a primary shipping channel in the United States. These Mid-South states serve as a southern agricultural hub in terms of corn and soybean production. The Mid-South is a prime location for merchandisers to take advantage of the Mississippi River in addition to a vast connection of railway systems and interstates for moving grain. The main objective of this study is to analyze local basis for selling locations in the Mid-South and connect basis movements with transportation flows to understand grain basis dynamics in the Mid-South better. An empirical analysis shows the nearby futures months have the greatest effect on both corn and soybean basis dynamics in the Mid-South. Farmers and merchandisers can take the results to better understand how changes in basis patterns can impact producer revenue and how to benefit from those changes.
Barrett, Delia, "Corn and soybean basis dynamics in the Mid-South" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 5199.