Farmer trust in producer- and investor-owned firms: Evidence from Missouri corn and soybean producers
AbstractThe authors examine whether cooperatives are characterized by greater trust than investor-owned firms. They surveyed 2,000 Missouri corn and soybean farmers and found that trust and farmer perceptions of honesty and competence are higher in cooperatives than in investor-owned firms and that trust is a significant factor explaining the choice of farmers to market to cooperatives rather than investor-owned firms. Interestingly, they found that trust is more significant in producers' decisions for marketing soybeans than for corn. [JEL classifications: Q130, Z130]. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Agribusiness 22: 135-153, 2006.
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- Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
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