THE VALUE OF PLANTING FLEXIBILITY PROVISIONS IN THE 1990 FARM BILL TO THREE REPRESENTATIVE TEXAS FARMS

The 1990 Farm Bill reduces deficiency payments but also provides more planting flexibility for program participants. In this study, a mean-standard deviation analysis is used to analyze the impacts of planting flexibility provisions on crop selection decisions, farm returns, and farm risk. Results show that gains from the added planting flexibility do not offset the mandatory loss in the deficiency payments for program participants. Planting flexibility will lead to an increase in corn and wheat planted in the Northern Plains and an increase in cotton planted in the Rolling Plains and Coastal Bend, Texas.


Issue Date:
1994-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/15418
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 26, Number 1
Page range:
148-157
Total Pages:
10




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