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Thinking Globally -- Farming Globally


  • Saxowsky, David M.
  • Saxowsky, Jennifer M.


The agriculture industry continues to adopt business practices based on strategic alliances. Generally these alliances emphasize vertical coordination wherein producers enter into long-term agreements with suppliers, processors, and businesses in other sectors of the food and fiber industry. Alternatively, producers should explore initiating horizontal linkages; that is, strategic alliances among producers. Sharing ownership of seasonal equipment, multi-year land rotations among specialized farm operations, and sharing ownership of several farm businesses are strategies that can offer production and marketing efficiencies, as well as risk management opportunities.

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  • Saxowsky, David M. & Saxowsky, Jennifer M., 1999. "Thinking Globally -- Farming Globally," AE Series 23088, North Dakota State University, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:nddaes:23088
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.23088

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    1. Castle, Emery N., 1998. "Agricultural Industrialization in the American Countryside," Policy Studies Program Reports, Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture, number 134118, December.
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