A COMPARISON OF STATE AND USDA COST AND RETURN ESTIMATES

Concern has been voiced that U.S. Department of Agriculture (UDSA) Farm Costs and Returns Surveys are used for a wide variety of policy analyses but produce questionable estimates. USDA-developed crop and livestock cost and return estimates for New Mexico and other selected states are compared to estimates developed by state universities. Major differences exist, most important of which relate to the ability of the survey respondent to answer the questions posed. Regardless of the cause of the differences, closer cooperation between the USDA and state universities clearly is needed to develop consistent estimates.


Issue Date:
1990-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/32056
Published in:
Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 15, Number 2
Page range:
300-310
Total Pages:
11




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