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Economic Aspects of Cooperative Marketing of Forest Products

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The successful functioning of cooperative marketing associations in a number of fields has caused foresters to wonder how far this type of organization is adaptable to the handling of forest products. In two previous articles in the JOURNAL OF FORESTRY1 a number of possible advantages and disadvantages of cooperative marketing of timber were brought out. In the present article the analysis of this type of organization is carried a step farther by discussing several phases of cooperatives in general as related to theoretical possibilities of forestry cooperatives. Economic aspects alone are considered. No feature is completely covered, but it is believed that the success of cooperatives in other fields indicates favorable opportunities in forestry.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Appalachian Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: May 1, 1939

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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