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Agricultural Commodity Trading - Quite a Different Business
The Business of Agriculture Commodity Trading Recently, I had the opportunity to take a detailed look at the agriculture commodity trading and risk

agricultural products trading  share some considerations on agricultural products trading specialties and software that supports it. While I have experience dealing with the securities market—which is sometimes classified as the commodities trading market—my impression of agricultural commodities trading is different from any other commodity trading business. I believe that it deserves to be classified as a stand-alone cluster within the trading and risk management business. There are some particular qualities that make it

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