FARMERS' PERCEPTIONS: THE EFFECT OF PRAIRIE GRAIN ELEVATOR CONFIGURATION ON EFFICIENCY AND MARKET PERFORMANCE

Grain transportation in western Canada is in transition as rail branch lines are abandoned, elevators consolidated, and new port facilities put into operation. Study indicates farmers' perceptions of the value of competition in a market which is highly regulated with government fixing rail and elevator tariffs, establishing marketing quotas and quality standards, and in other ways involving itself in the distribution process. It is found that farmers believe that elevator competition is so important that they are willing to pay some added transport costs to preserve some competition among elevator operators and thus assure improved service.

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  • Accession Number: 00322800
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM