Vertical Coordination and Consumer Welfare: The Case of the Pork Industry

Net benefits to consumers are not a certainty, but the "industrialization" of the U.S. pork industry could lead to lower prices and larger supplies of higher quality pork products because of lower onfarm production costs, more efficient processing, and greater control over hog quality characteristics.


Issue Date:
Aug 01 1997
Publication Type:
Report
Language:
English
Total Pages:
35
Series Statement:
Agricultural Economic Report Number 753




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