This study is the first to present a broad statistical picture of operations exporting cooperatives. Included are data pertaining to dollar volumes, destinations, and cooperative shares of total U.S. agricultural export volumes, phis information about marketing channels, foreign offices and representatives, d,el1very and payment terms of sale, and modes of transportation. In 1976, 73 cooperatives exported agricultural commodities va1ued at more than $3.3 billion. Included were direct exports of $2 billion and indirect exports valued at $1.3 billion. Hundreds of other farmer cooperatives were involved in indirect exporting by moving commodities from farms to assembly points for ultimate delivery to foreign countries.


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