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Current trends in cooperative finance


  • Brian C. Briggeman
  • Keri L. Jacobs
  • Phil Kenkel
  • Gregory Mckee


Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore the recent financial trends affecting grain and farm supply cooperatives. Design/methodology/approach - Review of and descriptive analysis of current cooperative finance topics. Findings - In recent years three important trends have become apparent among grain marketing and farm supply cooperatives. These farmer-owned firms have been rapidly investing in infrastructure, reformulating profit distribution and equity strategies, and have pursued consolidation with other cooperatives. Originality/value - Grain and farm supply cooperatives are changing at a rapid clip to meet the needs of their evolving and growing farmer-owners. New research is needed to help these cooperatives meet these needs, and this paper identifies new areas of research in cooperative finance.

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  • Brian C. Briggeman & Keri L. Jacobs & Phil Kenkel & Gregory Mckee, 2016. "Current trends in cooperative finance," Agricultural Finance Review, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 76(3), pages 402-410, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eme:afrpps:v:76:y:2016:i:3:p:402-410

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    1. Ofori, Eric Makafui & Yeager, Elizabeth & Briggeman, Brian, "undated". "Agricultural Cooperative mergers and efficiency gains: An ex-ante analysis," 2020 Annual Meeting, February 1-4, 2020, Louisville, Kentucky 302323, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    2. Jasper Grashuis, 2018. "An Exploratory Study of Cooperative Survival: Strategic Adaptation to External Developments," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 10(3), pages 1-1, February.
    3. Pokharel, Krisha Prasad & Featherstone, Allen M. & Archer, David W., 2019. "Estimating Economic Efficiency Under Risk For Agricultural Cooperatives," International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics (IJFAEC), Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University, Department of Economics and Finance, vol. 7(2), April.
    4. Jasper GRASHUIS & Ye SU, 2019. "A Review Of The Empirical Literature On Farmer Cooperatives: Performance, Ownership And Governance, Finance, And Member Attitude," Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 90(1), pages 77-102, March.
    5. Pokharel, Krishna & Archer, David W. & Featherstone, Allen M., 2018. "The Impact of Size and Specialization on the Financial Performance of Agricultural Cooperatives," 2018 Annual Meeting, August 5-7, Washington, D.C. 274109, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    6. Jasper GRASHUIS & Michael COOK, 2018. "An Examination Of New Generation Cooperatives In The Upper Midwest: Successes, Failures, And Limitations," Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 89(4), pages 623-644, December.

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