IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

Sunflower Production Contracts: Provisions and Analysis

Listed author(s):
  • Cobia, David W.
Registered author(s):

    Provisions of sunflower production contracts in North Dakota and Minnesota are summarized in this report. A procedure which can be used to compare the economic value of contracts is also presented. Extensive commercial production of sunflowers is relatively recent. Contracts provide growers with an assured market, guaranteed price, and assistance in proper growing practices. Processors and marketing agencies can better control quality and supply through contracts. The proportion of sunflower growers under contract has been declining as farmers become more familiar with the crop, because of expanding market outlets, and because several contractors wish to avoid costs of contracting. Sunflowers are contracted directly with contractors or through their agent country elevators. Contracts generally specify acreage, price, quality, delivery, and payment provisions. Provisions of 17 contracts are summarized and a method of selecting the most profitable contract is explained.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Paper provided by North Dakota State University, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics in its series Agricultural Economics Reports with number 23245.

    in new window

    Date of creation: 1975
    Handle: RePEc:ags:nddaer:23245
    Contact details of provider: Postal:
    PO Box 5636, Fargo, ND 58105-5636

    Phone: (701) 231-7441
    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:nddaer:23245. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.