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University of Wisconsin. College of Agriculture. Dept. of Agricultural Economics / Cooperation principles and practices: the application of cooperation to the assembling, processing and marketing of farm products, to the purchase of farm supplies and consumers' goods and to credit and insurance
([1937])

Contents,   pp. 125-128 PDF (902.3 KB)


Page 125


                             Contents
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  I. COOPERATION DEFINED       .............  ......................  3
         Rochdale Principles ................. ......................  3
         Outstanding Forms of Business Organizations ......  ........  5
         Legislation ................... .........   .............  6
 II. POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS          .      .10
       Possibilities of Agilcultural Marketing Associations . .    10
         Adjuftments in Production      .        .11.
         Unif63mity in Quality, Grade and Pack-Standardization  ....  12
         Feeding the Market ...................................... ..  13
         Extending the Market ..                                   14
         Coopeiition Improves Farmers' Bargaining Power .   .      14
         Finaticing ...15!
         Cooperation-A Spokesman for Organized Agriculture ..      15
       Limit tions of Agricultural Marketing Associations .   .    15
       Price Fixing ..                                           16
         Cost of Production..                                      17
         Eliminate the Middleman ..                                18
      Purchasing Associations..                                   18
        Self-Service at Lower Cost..                              19
        Elimination of Waste..                                    19
        Reduction in Costs..                                      19
        Selling Merchandise of Known Quality..                    19
      Credit Unions ..                                            20
        Furnishes Short-Term Credit..                             20
        Promotes Thrift ..                                        20
        Educates Members in the Handling of their Own Financial
          Affairs.                                                 20
      Mutual Insurance .21
III. THE EXTENT OF COOPERATION IN THE UNITED STATES                22
        Cooperation in the United States and Wisconsin Compared   22
        Extent of Cooperation in Certain States .23
        Commodity Groups Compared .24
        Cooperative Purchasing of Farm and Household Supplies .  2
        Cooerative Purchasing in Wisconsin.                       2C
        Mutual Insurance ...........................: 26
        Credit Unions .27
IV. COOPERATIVE PURCHASING, INSURANCE AND CREDIT
         ASSOCIATIONS .28
         General Farm Supply Associations .29
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