Impacts of a prorate suspension on marketing margins for California-Arizona navel oranges

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Title:
Impacts of a prorate suspension on marketing margins for California-Arizona navel oranges
Author:
Lyon, Charles Christopher, 1958-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In January, 1985, the rate-of-flow controls ("prorate") for the California-Arizona navel orange industry were suspended for half of the marketing season. This marked the first time in 32 consecutive years that the industry operated without market controls. This study compares the behavior of industry marketing margins during the deregulated period with that of regulated seasons in order to assess the impacts of the prorate suspension on the marketing system. Econometric results indicate that relative to subsequent regulated seasons, marketing margins contracted during the prorate suspension period. This implies that despite deregulation, the agricultural marketing sector was unable to exercise market power and maintain retail orange prices high while depressing grower prices, as some growers claimed. In addition, the results suggest that shortrun distributor reaction to a permanent termination of marketing order controls would result in changes in marketing system behavior which would be favorable to consumers.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Oranges -- California -- Marketing.; Oranges -- Arizona -- Marketing.; Oranges -- Prices -- California.; Oranges -- Prices -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Agricultural Economics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Thompson, Gary

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleImpacts of a prorate suspension on marketing margins for California-Arizona navel orangesen_US
dc.creatorLyon, Charles Christopher, 1958-en_US
dc.contributor.authorLyon, Charles Christopher, 1958-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn January, 1985, the rate-of-flow controls ("prorate") for the California-Arizona navel orange industry were suspended for half of the marketing season. This marked the first time in 32 consecutive years that the industry operated without market controls. This study compares the behavior of industry marketing margins during the deregulated period with that of regulated seasons in order to assess the impacts of the prorate suspension on the marketing system. Econometric results indicate that relative to subsequent regulated seasons, marketing margins contracted during the prorate suspension period. This implies that despite deregulation, the agricultural marketing sector was unable to exercise market power and maintain retail orange prices high while depressing grower prices, as some growers claimed. In addition, the results suggest that shortrun distributor reaction to a permanent termination of marketing order controls would result in changes in marketing system behavior which would be favorable to consumers.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectOranges -- California -- Marketing.en_US
dc.subjectOranges -- Arizona -- Marketing.en_US
dc.subjectOranges -- Prices -- California.en_US
dc.subjectOranges -- Prices -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Economicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorThompson, Garyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1334305en_US
dc.identifier.oclc21218290en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17188660en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b1718857xen_US
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