The purpose of this paper is to explore the recent financial trends affecting grain and farm supply cooperatives.
Review of and descriptive analysis of current cooperative finance topics.
In recent years three important trends have become apparent among grain marketing and farm supply cooperatives. These farmer-owned firms have been rapidly investing in infrastructure, reformulating profit distribution and equity strategies, and have pursued consolidation with other cooperatives.
Grain and farm supply cooperatives are changing at a rapid clip to meet the needs of their evolving and growing farmer-owners. New research is needed to help these cooperatives meet these needs, and this paper identifies new areas of research in cooperative finance.
Briggeman, B.C., Jacobs, K.L., Kenkel, P. and Mckee, G. (2016), "Current trends in cooperative finance", Agricultural Finance Review, Vol. 76 No. 3, pp. 402-410. https://doi.org/10.1108/AFR-04-2016-0034Download as .RIS
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