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Title: Effects of Manure Use and Use Restrictions on Variable Production Costs and Net Incomes for U.S. Corn Producers
Authors: Beckman, Jayson F.
Livingston, Michael J.
Keywords: nutrient management
treatment effects
JEL Codes: Q1
Issue Date: 2012-02
Abstract: We utilize a treatment effects model to examine if there are differences in costs/profits for manure-using corn producers versus non-users. We find that manure users have lower peracre operating costs via reductions in fertilizer and soil conditioner costs; however, the use of manure reduces grain yields and ultimately leads to no difference in profit. Separate results indicate that manure-use restrictions do not affect costs or profits; thus policies could be in place to regulate manure usage without impacting the costs/profit structure of the farm.
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics> Volume 44, Number 01, February 2012
Total Pages: 15
From Page: 83
To Page: 97
Collections:Volume 44, Number 01, February 2012

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