Cooperatives and Federal Commodity Marketing Orders

  • Glynn McBride


Perhaps the study of no other institutional arrangement addresses questions and issues relating to the structure of agriculture vis-à-vis other sectors of our economy better than does the evolution of our federal commodity marketing order system. Competition, the demand characteristics of food products, the biological nature of agricultural production, and the public interest are all involved.


Public Interest Market Order Free Rider Problem Reserve Pool Marketing Order 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Glynn McBride
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  1. 1.Department of Agricultural EconomicsMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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