Begin working on your assignment for Unit 2 and compiling your data on market demand. This assignment below will not be due until the end of Unit 2.
Answer the following questions based on the table. You will need to submit this as a Word document in proper APA formatting. You will need to provide support for any outside resources that you find.
Table 4-5 below contains information about the corn market. An agricultural price floor is a price that the government guarantees farmers will receive for a particular crop. Suppose the federal government sets a price floor for corn at $12 per bushel.
Price per Bushel
Quantity Demanded (bushels)
Quantity Supplied (bushels)
What is the amount of shortage or surplus in the corn market as result of the price floor?
If the government agrees to purchase any surplus output at $12, how much will it cost the government?
If the government buys all of the farmers’ output at the floor price, how many bushels of corn will it have to purchase and how much will it cost the government?
Suppose the government buys up all of the farmers’ output at the floor price and then sells the output to consumers at whatever price it can get. Under this scheme, what is the price at which the government will be able to sell off all of the output it had purchased from farmers? What is the revenue received from the government’s sale?
In this problem we have considered two government schemes:
A price floor is established and the government purchases any excess output and
The government buys all the farmers’ output at the floor price and resells at whatever price it can get. Which scheme will taxpayers prefer?
Consider again the two schemes. Which scheme will the farmers prefer?
Consider again the two schemes. Which scheme will corn buyers prefer?