2017 Summer - Consolidation and competition in agricultural markets

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Farm Policy Journal: Vol 14 No 4 2017 Summer - Full Journal - Consolidation and competition in agricultural markets

Australian Farm Institute (2017), Consolidation and competition in agricultural markets, Farm Policy Journal: Vol. 14 No. 4, Summer, Surry Hills, Australia.

ISSN 1449–2210 (Print)
ISSN 1449–8812 (Web)

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FPJ1404B - Saitone, TL & Sexton, RJ (2017), Concentration and Consolidation in the US Food Supply Chain: The Latest Evidence and Implications for Consumers, Farmers and Policy-makers

FPJ1404B - Saitone, TL & Sexton, RJ (2017), Concentration and Consolidation in the US Food Supply Chain: The Latest Evidence and Implications for Consumers, Farmers and Policy-makers, in Farm Policy Journal, vol. 14, no. 4, Summer 2017, pp. 1-21, Surry Hills, Australia.

Despite the seeming potential for today’s multi-characteristic agriculture to create profitable niches for small-scale food marketers, food manufacturers in many industries are highly concentrated. This is especially true for farm-product procurement, joined more recently by significant consolidation among grocers and high concentration in local retail markets. These structural conditions are concerning because of their possible implications for market power abuses, the viability of small farms, and overall system performance.

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FPJ1404C - MacDonald, JM (2017), Consolidation, Concentration and Competition in the Food System

FPJ1404C - MacDonald, JM (2017), Consolidation, Concentration and Competition in the Food System, in Farm Policy Journal, vol. 14, no. 4, Summer 2017, pp. 23-35, Surry Hills, Australia.

Agriculture is consolidating, but it is not very concentrated, because there are still many producers of almost all specific commodities. However, farms do face high and growing concentration in many markets with only a few suppliers of inputs or services or only a few buyers of farm products. Rising concentration across the US economy has become a matter of widespread comment and concern in recent years. Some public policies are directly concerned with concentration, primarily the effect of concentration on competition. However, farm consolidation also affects the design and effectiveness of farm, trade, and environmental policies that are not directly concerned with concentration or consolidation.

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FPJ1404D - Keogh, M (2017), The Effect of Consolidation in Australian Agriculture on Market Competition

FPJ1404D - Keogh, M (2017), The Effect of Consolidation in Australian Agriculture on Market Competition, in Farm Policy Journal, vol. 14, no. 4, Summer 2017, pp. 37-46, Surry Hills, Australia.

The business environment in which Australian farmers and agribusinesses currently operate would be almost unrecognisable to someone who operated a farm just a generation ago. Agricultural markets have been deregulated, infrastructure and services have been privatised, and farm input sectors and commodity markets have become more concentrated and globalised. Australian farmers now negotiate on an almost daily basis with multinational corporations for their farm inputs; are fully exposed to the whims of global markets and international currency exchange rates when it comes to marketing farm products, and manage this all against a backdrop of the lowest level of government subsidies of virtually any farmers on earth.

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