Date of this Version
Cornhusker Economics, January 12, 2000, agecon.unl.edu/cornhuskereconomics
There is a lot of discussion about producers retaining ownership of their product as it moves to the end consumer. It is generally assumed that retaining ownership will allow the producer to generate additional income by participating in a bigger share of the final value. However, the price that the consumer pays does not come without cost. As producers examine the complexities of retaining ownership, the added risk and cost of these activities become more apparent.