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Patron Demand Deposit Account And Regional Patronage Financing Activities Of Agribusiness Cooperatives


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  • Brueckner, Erica C.
  • Duft, Ken D.
  • McCluskey, Jill J.


This study investigates agribusiness cooperatives' reliance on patron demand deposit accounts (PDDAs) and regional patronage as sources of capital. Approximately 13% of cooperatives surveyed carry PDDAs, typically fruit cooperatives, of which over one-half have no financial protection against large unexpected withdrawals. Cooperatives with PDDAs must be concerned with potential legal conflicts regarding the handling of these accounts, as evidenced by a U.S. Supreme Court case classifying PDDAs as securities. Supply cooperatives are most likely to show investment in other cooperatives as a high percentage of total assets, which could generate insolvency issues for locals.

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Article provided by Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia in its journal Journal of Agribusiness.

Volume (Year): 18 (2000)
Issue (Month): 3 ()

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Handle: RePEc:ags:jloagb:14717

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Keywords: cooperative financing; patron demand deposit accounts; regional patronage; Agribusiness;

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