The impact of hypothetical changes in yields, costs, and demand that might result
from the organization
of Oklahoma vegetable growers into cooperatives or other multifarmer marketing associations
is estimated using a sector programming model. A comparative static analysis is used
to evaluate the
impact of these changes on planted acreage, growers’ revenues, and consumers’
and producers’ surplus.
The results of this analysis indicate that changes in demand are most effective in
revenues for Oklahoma growers.