An Evaluation of U.S. Hog Producer Preferences Toward Autonomy

Hog farmers’ preferences for autonomy are assessed through the use of eight questions dealing with their preferences for general decision making and with respect to specific management actions. Farmers generally preferred to make a higher percentage of the decisions about their operations, especially older producers and those who operated farrowing units. Farmers who placed lower values on autonomy finished hogs, were nearing retirement, valued social relationships with other farmers more highly, had higher off-farm income, or were larger farmers.


Issue Date:
2004-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/43449
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 36, Number 3
Page range:
575-590
Total Pages:
16
JEL Codes:
Q12; L14; D21




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