Agricultural Cooperatives and Contract Price Competitiveness

This study examines the price competitiveness of marketing and production contracts depending on whether contracts are with cooperatives or investorowned firms. A propensity score matching method is used to compare prices using contract data from a national farm-level survey. The results show that prices of agricultural contracts with cooperatives are not significantly different from those with investor-owned firms, which indicates that cooperatives are adhering to recommended business practices of offering market prices to their members.


Issue Date:
2010
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/164698
Published in:
Journal of Cooperatives, Volume 24
Page range:
1-12
Total Pages:
13
JEL Codes:
Q13




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