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Title: Adoption of Technology, Management Practices, and Production Systems by U.S. Beef Cow-Calf Producers
Authors: Pruitt, J. Ross
Gillespie, Jeffrey M.
Nehring, Richard F.
Qushim, Berdikul
Editors: Marchant, Mary A.
Bosch, Darrell J.
Keywords: cattle
management practices
production systems
technology adoption
JEL Codes: D21
Issue Date: 2012-05
Abstract: Using USDA’s Agricultural Resource Management Survey data, factors leading to the adoption of technology, management practices, and production systems by U.S. beef cow-calf producers are analyzed. Binary logit regression models are used to determine impacts of vertical integration; region of the U.S.; farm size, diversification, and tenure; and demographics on adoption decisions. Significant differences were found in adoption rates by region of the U.S., degree of vertical integration, and size of operation, suggesting the presence of economies of size and vertical economies of scope. Results also indicate high degrees of complementarity among technologies, management practices, and production systems.
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics> Volume 44, Number 02, May 2012
Total Pages: 20
From Page: 203
To Page: 222
Collections:Volume 44, Number 02, May 2012

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