Productivity Divergence across Kansas Farms
AbstractThis study used 30 years of continuous data for 135 farms in Kansas to explore changes in productivity using Malmquist productivity indices (MPI). The indices were used to determine whether there was productivity convergence or divergence in Kansas farms. The results showed there was significant divergence among the farms. The average annual productivity growth was 0.50 percent; the top farms based on MPI were larger in terms of value of farm production, crop farm income, and livestock farm income and received a larger percentage of their income from oilseeds, feed grains, and swine than the other farms on average.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association in its journal Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.
Volume (Year): 40 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
convergence; divergence; productivity growth; Production Economics; Productivity Analysis;
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- Yeager, Elizabeth A. & Langemeier, Michael R., 2010. "Productivity Divergence Across Kansas Farms," 2010 Annual Meeting, July 25-27, 2010, Denver, Colorado 61174, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
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