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The Effect of Contracting and Consolidation on Farm Productivity

  title={The Effect of Contracting and Consolidation on Farm Productivity},
  author={M. Ahearn},
  • M. Ahearn
  • Published 2002
  • Concentration in agriculture, while not new, is accelerating. That process includes both vertical coordination (e.g., increases in contract production) and horizontal coordination (e.g., farm consolidation). One of the potential benefits of increased concentration is increased efficiency, as cost economies are exploited. The major purpose of this paper is to examine the causal linkages among agricultural total factor productivity, contracting and consolidation of the farm sector, and other… CONTINUE READING
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