Mergers during the past year and those still underway have the ag community concerned about their impact in the marketplace. Kenneth Zuckerberg, Rabobank senior analyst, farm inputs, says he doesn’t view them as necessarily a negative for farmers.
“We think farmers might actually benefit from consolidation in the form of enhanced new products and services,” he told Tyne Morgan, Host of the U.S. Farm Report, in an interview late last week.
On the other hand, Zuckerberg says "input distributors," including retailers, wholesalers and cooperatives, could face greater margin pressures. Watch here as he tells Morgan what input providers might anticipate moving forward.