[Sca-cooks] Current farm prices and affects on feast budgeting

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Sat Feb 16 10:44:13 PST 2008

>One of the most devestating price indicators for grains and dairy products
>seems to have been that it is a commodity traded publicly in the markets.
>Prices wander up and down periodically (over a couple weeks or months)
>simply due to trading trends.

I don't know anything about that market in general, but I would 
expect exactly the opposite. Speculators make money by buying when 
prices are low and selling when they are high, which tends to smooth 
price movements, not increase them.
David Friedman

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