The Economics of Organic Versus Conventional Cow-calf Production

Costs, returns, and profitability of cow-calf farms that are organic or transitioning to organic are compared with those of cow-calf farms that are non-organic. A method of matching samples is used for the comparison. Results suggest higher cost of organic production due to higher unpaid labor, taxes and insurance, and overhead costs.


Issue Date:
2012-02
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/119773
Total Pages:
20




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