Equity Redemption and Member Equity Allocation Practices of Agricultural Cooperatives

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Equity Redemption and Member Equity Allocation Practices of Agricultural Cooperatives Robert C. Rathbone and Roger A. Wissman Agricultural Economists Agricultural Cooperative Service U.S. Department of Agriculture It has been nearly 20 years since a comprehensive study of agricultural cooperatives’ equity redemption practices was conducted. This report, based on 1991 survey data, provides an in-depth analysis of this unique cooperative practice. The study evaluates the importance of cooperative principles in carrying out equity redemption programs and discusses the frequency of use and characteristics of systematic and special equity redemption programs. The primary emphasis is on centralized cooperatives, although federated and mixed membership cooperatives practices are also evaluated.

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@inproceedings{Rathbone1999EquityRA, title={Equity Redemption and Member Equity Allocation Practices of Agricultural Cooperatives}, author={Robert C. Rathbone and Roger A. Wissman and Ralph D Richardson and Celestine Adams and Jacqueline Penn and K Deville}, year={1999} }