Purchasing Patterns of Hog Producers: Implications for Rural Agribusiness
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.
Volume (Year): 15 (1997)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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