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 Title Page
 Acknowledgement
 Table of Contents
 Abstract
 Introduction
 Literature review
 Vertical coordination in the United...
 Formulation of the empirical...
 Alternative coordinating arrangements...
 Summary, conclusions, and suggestions...
 Appendices
 References
 Biographical sketch






Title: Vertical coordination arrangements
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Title: Vertical coordination arrangements some alternatives for the United States dairy subsector
Physical Description: vi, 3, 168 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Gontijo, Vander, 1947- ( Dissertant )
Kilmer, Richard L. ( Thesis advisor )
Drummond, H. Evan ( Reviewer )
Langham, Max R. ( Reviewer )
McPherson, Woodrow W. ( Reviewer )
Ward, Ronald W. ( Reviewer )
Denslow, David ( Reviewer )
Fry, Jack L. ( Degree grantor )
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1983
Copyright Date: 1983
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Food and Resource Economics thesis Ph. D
Dairying -- Economic aspects -- United States   ( lcsh )
Milk supply -- United States   ( lcsh )
Surplus agricultural commodities -- United States   ( lcsh )
Dissertations, Academic -- Food and Resource Economics -- UF
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
 Notes
Abstract: Milk production in the United States has surpassed commercial consumption. The government stands ready to buy all excess supply, which is, conveniently, transformed into cheese, butter, and nonfat dry milk. Milk is one of the few major farm commodities in the U.S. with a price support program that has never been subject to production control policies. The objective of this study is to examine some alternative arrangements to reduce milk production in the United States. The assumption made is that the sub-sector could, as an alternative to additional government measures, coordinate itself to reduce milk production. The model constructed contains derived demand equations for fluid and commercial manufacturing milk, supply equations for fluid eligible and grade B milk, and quantity and price conditions. Corresponding equations are estimated using pooling cross-sections over time series techniques. The sample price elasticities are (a) fluid milk derived demand, -1.195, (b) commercial manufacturing milk derived demand, -4.433, (c) supply of fluid eligible milk, .24, and (d) supply of grade B milk, 1.23. Simulation results are compared to solutions obtained for the fourth quarter of 1980. It is calculated that, if self-regulation had been selected, fluid eligible milk producer's revenue would have decreased .51 percent for one percent reduction in quantities supplied. However, if government control had been necessary, then fluid eligible milk producers' revenue could have decreased by 3-77 percent. In case the government had reduced the supported price, relatively large percentage decreases in grade B milk quantities supplied would have occurred. Nevertheless, one percent decrease in quantities supplied would have decrease grade B farmer's revenue only 1.74 percent. It was calculated that some of the government measures could have reduced grade A farmers' revenue by $59 million (1967 prices) beyond that necessary to reduce milk supply with self-coordinating measures. Within these lines it is suggested that government should anticipate its intention to reduce its milk purchases with clear figures. Dairy cooperatives' importance as a means of coordination should be better understood and enhanced, and milk producers need to understand that additional government rules to enforce reductions on quantities supplied are not their best alternative.
Thesis: Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Florida, 1983.
Bibliography: Bibliography: leaves 158-167.
Additional Physical Form: Also available on World Wide Web
Statement of Responsibility: by Vander Gontijo.
Original Version: Typescript.
General Note: Vita.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00097419
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: alephbibnum - 000366105
oclc - 10034952
notis - ACA4940

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    Title Page
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    Acknowledgement
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    Table of Contents
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    Abstract
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    Introduction
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    Literature review
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    Alternative coordinating arrangements to reduce milk surpluses in the United States
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    Summary, conclusions, and suggestions for future research
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    Appendices
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