University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives
Journal of Agricultural Cooperation

Title Dairy Co-op Issues in Ireland by Jacobson, Robert E., and Con O'Leary
Author(s) David Barton
Series Volume 7
Issue Date 1992
Abstract Within Nourse’s analysis, cooperatives have a clear-cut role to play where farmers are the victims of monopoly power in input markets or monopsony power in output markets.  Nourse was convinced that farmer cooperatives should operate “pilot plants” in this fashion to steer markets to harbors of maximum social benefit for farmers and the general consuming public.
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