price support


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price support

n.
Maintenance of prices, as of a raw material or commodity, at a certain level usually through public subsidy or government intervention.

price support

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government maintenance of specified price levels at a minimum above market equilibrium by subsidy or by purchase of the market surplus at the guaranteed levels

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n.
the maintenance of the price of a commodity, product, etc., esp. by means of public subsidy or government purchase of surpluses.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.price support - a government subsidy used to maintain prices at a certain level
subsidy - a grant paid by a government to an enterprise that benefits the public; "a subsidy for research in artificial intelligence"
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It is said the market was range-bound as falling crude inventories provided price support while high output was capping gains.
Apart from credit, farmers were also given access to improved technology, price support for rice and provision of low-cost fertilizer.
Food Corporation of India (FCI) will be the designated central nodal agency for price support operations for cereals, pulses and oilseeds.
In 1941, Congress passed the Steagall Amendment, setting the price support level at 85 percent of parity for milk and other commodities experiencing wartime shortages.
About any development related to cotton support price,the officer stated that a proposal had been submitted that Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) should offer Rs 3000/40 Kg price support price for cotton in the coming season.
Contract notice: Compensation for the Indirect Costs of the EU Emission Trading Scheme and Carbon Price Support.
The farm bill eliminates four dairy programs: the Dairy Product Price Support Program, Dairy Export Incentive Program, Federal Milk Marketing Order Review Commission and, beginning July 1, 2014, the Milk Income Loss Contract Program (MILC).
But the former Welsh Secretary said the main issue in the ongoing discussions with officials was now the question of the price support - or government subsidy - that would be available for the electricity the barrage produced.
The "fire sale" is over and profits are badly in need of some price support.
Leonard, Nixon, and Shull (LNS) (2005) use a sample of international equity CEFs, however, and find no evidence that underwriters excessively prolong the price support period.
Department of Agriculture in July announced a temporary increase in the amount paid for dairy products through the Dairy Product Price Support Program, left Holmes and more than 100 New Hampshire dairy farmers breathed a sigh of economic relief.
Department of Agriculture's Dairy Price Support Program is designed to moderate price swings.