Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station Research Bulletin


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.



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