Cooperatives and Commodity Market Pools

  • Glynn McBride


Pooling is another activity which is peculiarly cooperative in nature. It is done by a group of producers for a common purpose-individuals do not engage in this activity. It reflects the amount of patronage of each producer included in the pool. It is democratically run, since pools are usually run by cooperatives for their members and are, in most cases, subject to the one person-one vote principle. Costs are shared on the basis of the contribution of each, and the costs and returns are based upon the patronage of each as reflected by the amount of product of each producer in the pool.


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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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