Vertical coordination report available

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A new report, Vertical Coordination of Agriculture in Farming-Dependent Areas, is available from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST).

The 40-page publication is designed to help policymakers, community leaders and producers weigh the advantages and disadvantages of contract farming and other forms of vertical coordination, a term that refers to the coordination of different stages within the food-value chain. The report includes sections on food-value chain coordination, public-policy issues such as odor control by production units and the economic impact of vertical coordination on communities.

The publication is $25, plus shipping. To order, contact CAST at (515) 292-2125. The report is available in a PDF format online at:

You will need Adobe Acrobat to download and read the report.

CAST press release

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