Carroll Family Farms
The Carroll Family, U.S. pig and grain farmers, needed to decide what to plant, whether to purchase land, emphasize pigs or grain, or other investments. Seven family members across three generations owned and operated Carroll Family Farms (CFF). In Illinois, CFF raised pigs as part of a commodity pork business, grew corn and soybeans to feed the pigs, and used the pig manure to fertilize its crops. CFF also owned a significant farming operation in Brazil that grew soybeans, cotton, and corn, and it provided farm services for other farmers in Brazil. They had low debt, and significant cash flow. CFF faced significant market uncertainties. The U.S. and China were in the midst of a trade war that was impacting the supply, demand, prices, and trade patterns of agricultural products. There was a growing African swine fever outbreak that could kill off a large portion of the world's pig population. The U.S. government paid large, but uncertain agricultural subsidies, and farmland was expensive and rarely available for purchase. How should the Carroll family farmers address these challenges?
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- 2019 HBS
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