Agricultural Cooperatives: Their Why and Their How by Glynn McBride

By Glynn McBride

The genesis of this e-book dates again a couple of years to an annual assembly of the yankee Institute of Cooperation. Cooperative leaders at that assembly overtly expressed their emotions that they want a far improved dedication at the a part of our land provide universities specifically and different academic associations commonly to making a better knowing of cooperatives and their function in our economic climate. considering the fact that i used to be in contract with this place, the direction often crew motion which i used to be educating was once replaced to stress the position of agricultural cooperatives. the necessity for a textbook designed to assist during this emphasis turned obvious. This booklet is the fruits of an attempt to satisfy that desire. This ebook has been ready with the scholar and teacher in brain. it truly is established upon adventure won from decades of interplay with scholars in a school room surroundings, in discussions with them after type hours, and when they had comprehensive their measure standards and had taken positions in jndustry, executive, or in other places. whereas ambitions of the booklet have remained rather unchanged through the years, the sub­ stance and layout as technique of assembly these targets have replaced every now and then due to those contacts and discussions. The enter xiv Preface xv of scholars through the years as mirrored during this product is gratefully acknowledged.

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4. What is market power? What is its source? 5. Give an example of how capital was substituted for labor in agriculture. 6. What have been the price trends of purchased inputs for agriculture over the past 12 years? 7. What is meant by product differentiation? 8. What are oligopolies? Oligopsonies? 9. What is a "thin" market? 10. What opportunity sets are available to firms positioned toward the monopoly end of the scale of competition? 11. Which ones are available to those positioned near the other end of the scale?

What is it? Is it automatically realized by we the people? Why or why not? Tying-Together Questions 33 4. Agriculture was completely vertically integrated in the beginning. Then it specialized. Then it moved from independence to interdependency. Explain exactly what happened, why, and its implications for everyone involved. 5. What are the "goods and bads" stemming from the situation in the previous question? What is the relevance of this for our objectives in this course? == = = = 3 The Structure of Agriculture As indicated in the previous chapter, the structural arrangement of the industries that provide inputs to agriculture and buy the products produced by agricultural firms tends toward the monopoly position.

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