Optimal Agricultural Credit Association Branch Office Locations

Since the farm financial crisis of the 1980s, Farm Credit System banks continue to merge and consolidate to enhance competitiveness. Two mixed-integer programming models of AgChoice Agricultural Credit Association (ACA), a recently merged ACA in Pennsylvania, were developed to determine the optimal number, location, and territory of branches. The approach suggests useful information can be determined regarding the reconfiguration process after bank mergers, especially given the fact that the current AgChoice ACA configuration is available for comparison purposes.


Issue Date:
2003-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/37838
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 35, Number 1
Page range:
127-141
Total Pages:
18
JEL Codes:
C61; G21; Q14




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