The Farmers' Union

The Farmers' Union

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...will bring about a better understanding... between the manufacturer and the consumer." Such a move on the part of the Farmers' Union may prove of vast benefit to the farmer in savings on the purchase of needed equipment, provided there is first effected a reliable, competent, and efficient system by which such business can be handled more satisfactorily to the manufacturer as well as to the farmer. The perfecting of such systems will undoubtedly bring about the desired changes in methods of distribution. The present tendency on the part of the Union is to develop State exchangesor co-operative wholesale houses, which have been mentioned in the first part of this chapter. This venture has greatly systematized co-operative purchasing and it promises to become one of the most profitable cooperative attempts yet made. These exchanges are to be organized on a truly co-operative basis, all local co-operative stores, buying clubs, etc., to furnish the necessary capital and make all their purchases through it. The exchange, acting as a center for the demands of the local stores, and re ceiving special quotations from manufacturers and others, is able, by buying in larger quantities, to secure more favorable prices than could be quoted t locals on the small orders that they would senc? in to the manufacturer. These exchanges may be considered as a result of Union, success in different States, but it is also true that their establishment has guaranteed a continuation of that success, where proper regard has been given to the management and to the installation of an adequate accounting system. At different places the Farmers' Union and members of labor organizations have combined to guarantee the success of co-operative buying. more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236837223
  • 9781236837226