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Current trends in cooperative finance

Current trends in cooperative finance PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to explore the recent financial trends affecting grain and farm supply cooperatives.Design/methodology/approachReview of and descriptive analysis of current cooperative finance topics.FindingsIn recent years three important trends have become apparent among grain marketing and farm supply cooperatives. These farmer-owned firms have been rapidly investing in infrastructure, reformulating profit distribution and equity strategies, and have pursued consolidation with other cooperatives.Originality/valueGrain and farm supply cooperatives are changing at a rapid clip to meet the needs of their evolving and growing farmer-owners. New research is needed to help these cooperatives meet these needs, and this paper identifies new areas of research in cooperative finance. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Agricultural Finance Review Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0002-1466
DOI
10.1108/AFR-04-2016-0034
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to explore the recent financial trends affecting grain and farm supply cooperatives.Design/methodology/approachReview of and descriptive analysis of current cooperative finance topics.FindingsIn recent years three important trends have become apparent among grain marketing and farm supply cooperatives. These farmer-owned firms have been rapidly investing in infrastructure, reformulating profit distribution and equity strategies, and have pursued consolidation with other cooperatives.Originality/valueGrain and farm supply cooperatives are changing at a rapid clip to meet the needs of their evolving and growing farmer-owners. New research is needed to help these cooperatives meet these needs, and this paper identifies new areas of research in cooperative finance.

Journal

Agricultural Finance ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 5, 2016

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