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Purchasing Patterns of Hog Producers: Implications for Rural Agribusiness


  • Lawrence, John D.
  • Otto, Daniel M.
  • Meyer, Seth D.


The consolidation of pork production into fewer and larger operations has implications for rural agribusiness that have traditionally serviced producers. This study examines purchasing patterns of existing pork producers for production inputs by size of operation. Distance traveled to purchase inputs and reasons for bypassing the nearest supplier are evaluated as are the characteristics to be competitive in the pork industry are those most likely to bypass the local supplier.

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  • Lawrence, John D. & Otto, Daniel M. & Meyer, Seth D., 1997. "Purchasing Patterns of Hog Producers: Implications for Rural Agribusiness," Journal of Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, vol. 15(1).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:jloagb:90401

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    1. Roe, Brian E. & Stockberger, Aaron, 2004. "Explaining Economic Linkages Between Farms And Local Communities: Looking Beyond Farm Size," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20208, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    2. Wachenheim, Cheryl J. & Saxowsky, David, 2003. "Profits and Risk: Fitting an Old Framework to a New Agriculture," Journal of the ASFMRA, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
    3. Regmi, Madhav & Featherstone, Allen M., 2017. "Farm Households Consumption Heterogeneity And Rural Business Dynamics," 2017 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2017, Mobile, Alabama 252755, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    4. Jablonski, B.B.R. & Schmit, T.M., 2014. "‘Local’ Producers’ Production Functions and Their Importance in Estimating Economic Impacts," Working Papers 180117, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
    5. Pangbourne, Kate & Roberts, Deborah, 2012. "What multipliers don’t tell you: A spatial analysis of farm household linkages," 86th Annual Conference, April 16-18, 2012, Warwick University, Coventry, UK 134718, Agricultural Economics Society.


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