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Agricultural prices
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1. General

1.1. Terminology

Agricultural prices indicate the proceeds from the sale of agricultural products. The concept is a broad descriptor of the prices of various products obtained from agricultural production, e.g., rye, butter, cheese, grain, oxen, etc. The existence of agricultural prices presupposes a market for agricultural products; before the creation of such markets, agricultural products could only be exchanged without the use of money.

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Lorenzen-Schmidt, Klaus-Joachim, “Agricultural prices”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_016638>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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