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.

Agricultural products are subject…

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Lorenzen-Schmidt, Klaus-Joachim, “Agricultural prices”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 23 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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