This case study investigated operations of cooperative federations in marketing milk in the Chicago regional federal order market in the early and mid-1970s. The Associated M ilk Producers Incorporated (AMPI) Agency qualified supply plants of participating firms, provided supplemental milk to processors, and marketed their surplus milk. Central Milk Producers Cooperative (CMPC) negotiated a superpool price for class I milk, advance priced some class II and III milk, levied handling charges, and implemented a variety of marketing programs. Economic consequences of these activities are evaluated.
Deiter, Ronald E.; Williams, Sheldon W.; and Gruebele, James W.
"Cooperative activities in marketing fluid milk in the Chicago federal order market,"
Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station Research Bulletin: Vol. 36
, Article 1.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/researchbulletin/vol36/iss597/1