THE ROLE OF COOPERATIVES IN MILK MARKETING

Recent changes in dairy industry structure and policy have brought the role of cooperatives into question. Analysis of milk marketing institutions and their association with cooperative marketing functions sheds light the interdependency of government involvement in milk marketing. We examine the role of cooperatives to determine whether cooperative market power can substitute for public policy power. The ability of cooperatives to maintain membership and balancing services depends critically on the dairy policies in place today. In absence of milk marketing orders, we find it likely that cooperatives will be unable to maintain these services.


Issue Date:
1998
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/20899
Total Pages:
16
Series Statement:
Selected Paper




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