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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1968. Department of Agricultural Economics.
Many managers of cooperative and independent retail fertilizer firms are concerned about the increased activity of large petroleum companies in fertilizer marketing. Some believe that large corporations, in particular petroleum companies, will control fertilizer marketing in the not too distant future. The purpose of this study is to measure, insofar as possible, the extent of vertical integration into fertilizer retailing, and effects on completion, within the limitations of time and resources available for this research. This is a preliminary examination and points the way for further research.
Advisor: Richard G. Walsh