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Vertical Coordination by Food Firms Rising, Along with Contract Production

by Stephen Martinez

Agriculture Information Bulletin No. (AIB-720) September 1996

If recent trends in the U.S. food industry continue, food production may be increasingly dominated by firms exercising control over several stages of food production, according to From Farmers to Consumers: Vertical Coordination in the Food Industry, a new report from USDA's Economic Research Service.

Keywords: agricultural economics, open production, vertical coordination, contract production

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Last updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

For more information contact: Stephen Martinez