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The Impact of Coordination of Production and Marketing Strategies on Price Behavior: Evidence from the Idaho Potato Industry

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  • Bolotova, Yuliya
  • McIntosh, Christopher S.
  • Muthusamy, Kalamani
  • Patterson, Paul E.
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    High potato price volatility, decreasing demand for fresh potatoes and prices below the cost of production led to a decision of a number of Idaho potato growers to organize the United Fresh Potato Growers of Idaho, a marketing cooperative. The programs and strategies of the cooperative target both the production and marketing of fresh potatoes in Idaho. To evaluate the effectiveness of the programs implemented by the cooperative, we examine the level and volatility of fresh potato prices during two periods: before the cooperative was organized and when the cooperative is in the market. We find empirical evidence suggesting that fresh potato prices were higher and less volatile during the period when the cooperative was in the market.

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    Article provided by International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA) in its journal International Food and Agribusiness Management Review.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:ifaamr:53648

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    Keywords: agricultural markets; cooperative; price volatility; potato industry; Agricultural and Food Policy; Crop Production/Industries; Demand and Price Analysis; Marketing; Q10; Q11; Q13;

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    1. Yuliya Bolotova & Christopher S. McIntosh & Paul E. Patterson & Kalamani Muthusamy, 2010. "Is stabilization of potato price effective? Empirical evidence from the Idaho Russet Burbank potato market," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 26(2), pages 177-201.
    2. Bolotova, Yuliya & Jemmett, Brian, 2010. "Idaho–Eastern Oregon Onion Industry Analysis," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 41(2), July.

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