Vertical Coordination of Agriculture in Farming-Dependent Areas


Task Force Co-chair

Cornelia Flora
Luther Tweeten

Task Force Reviewers

Patricia Allen
Michael Boehlje
Leonard Bull
Fred Buttel
Michael Cook
Mark Drabenstott
Steven Fales
Neil Hamilton
Neil Harl
Linda Lobao
Task Force Reports
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This CAST report provides policymakers, community leaders, and farmers with a guide to help weigh the advantages and disadvantages of contract farming and other forms of verticial coordination in agriculture. The report analyzes how vertical coordination in the food chain can change rural communities that have farming-dependent economies. The report also addresses the role of electronic commerce in rural development. Authors: Cornelia Flora, North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Iowa State University, Ames, and Luther G. Tweeten, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics, The Ohio State University, Columbus. R137, March 2001, ISBN 887383-19-0, 40 pp., $25.00; Interpretive Summary, 2 pp., free.


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