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Agribusiness Markets & Management: Commodities Research

A collection of resources for students interested in agribusiness markets and management.

Good Books

Current books, encyclopedias, and documents in our collection related to agricultural commodities management and research.

Web Resources

Photo by Keith Weller via USDA
Photo by Keither Weller via USDA

USDA Commodities Reports
World Wide Web

The USDA's listing of resources, data and other information by commodity.  Also available are world market and trade reports, export sales reports and agricultural projections.


U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
World Wide Web

The U.S. CFTC is an independent government agency that regulates commodity futures and options markets. 
Their website offers information on law and legislation, industry filings and trade organizations, among other resources. 
Futures commissions merchants must file montly financial reports with the CFTC; selected information from those filings are published on the site.

Value Stock Guide: A Guide to Stock and Commodities Exchanges
World Wide Web

Compiled by a private investor on his stock and investment site, this guide is a comprehensive list of articles, key term definitions, and other resources covering the history and present of stock and commodities exchanges, as well as examples of examples and explanations of key agricultural commodities.  Most of the links go to scholarly or educational sites.  This is a great place to start for general research.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
World Wide Web

The FAO is a United Nations organizations committed to ending hunger around the world.
Two useful statistical databases they offer are CountrySTAT and FAOSTAT, information systems for food and agriculture data in areas such as production, trade and consumption.

Their website also features country profiles and worldwide hunger maps.

Journals: Commodities Research

If you're looking for a journal article related to commodities data or research, these are up-to-date, respected publications,  available online through the UIUC Library.

You can also start with an article database (see the "Market Research" tab), and enter search terms on the subject of your research. 

If you're not sure what search terms to use, come visit us at the Funk ACES reference desk - we'd be happy to help

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