By Glynn McBride

The genesis of this booklet dates again a few years to an annual assembly of the yank Institute of Cooperation. Cooperative leaders at that assembly overtly expressed their emotions that they want a far superior dedication at the a part of our land furnish universities specifically and different academic associations often to making a better knowing of cooperatives and their function in our economic climate. for the reason that i used to be in contract with this place, the path usually team motion which i used to be educating used to be replaced to stress the function of agricultural cooperatives. the necessity for a textbook designed to aid during this emphasis grew to become obvious. This booklet is the fruits of an attempt to satisfy that want. This publication has been ready with the coed and teacher in brain. it truly is dependent upon adventure won from decades of interplay with scholars in a lecture room atmosphere, in discussions with them after type hours, and when they had comprehensive their measure requisites and had taken positions in jndustry, executive, or in other places. whereas ambitions of the e-book have remained particularly unchanged over the years, the sub­ stance and layout as technique of assembly these targets have replaced at times due to those contacts and discussions. The enter xiv Preface xv of scholars through the years as mirrored during this product is gratefully acknowledged.

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30. As noted before, corporate farms are relatively large. Each one averaged almost 3400 acres and sold over $400,000 worth of commodities in 1974. 3, they vary greatly in size and sales for different types of corporate farms. It is difficult to document the involvement oflarge, publicly held corporations in agriculture-those that would not be classed as family units. In 1967, it was estimated that perhaps 2500 of the approximately 10,700 Census Class I-IV farm units were in this category. Many of these were in California.

1 aFigures (percentages) are lower bound estimates made on the assumption that each firm in a size class of a minor industry is of equal size; each concentration ratio is constructed so as to maximize the ratio consistent with this assumption. Data for 1978 supplied by the Financial Statistics Program of the Federal Trade Commission. Source: Internal Revenue Service, Source Book of Corporation Income Tax Returns, various years. few transactions for which the terms of trade are known are publicly announced.

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