Policy

Business Risk Management: Examining the basics of the farm income crisis and the implications for BRM design

New BRM programs must position farmers to buy and sell collectively, to hold product back if markets do not offer fair prices, to idle land if markets seem to be signalling surpluses, and to manage supplies (as does GM, Nike, Sony, and every sector outside of agriculture).

If farmers are more powerful, they will be more profitable. Upon this foundation we must build a new generation of BRM programs.

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