Cooperative patrons have come to expect great deal from their organizations. They not only expect their cooperative to provide competitive price and market access benefits but they also expect to receive financial returns in the form of cash patronage refunds and equity retirements. In many cases patrons maybe expecting more than can realistically be delivered. This is not news to many cooperative directors. They are continuously being confronted with requests from patrons for higher cash patronage payments,equity revolvement, better equipment and facilities,lower prices for inputs and higher bids for grain.
Ginder, Roger G., "Managing Coop Equity- Problems on the Horizon?" (1994). Economic Staff Paper Series. 267.