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An analysis of the factors affecting participation behavior of limited resource farmers in agricultural cost-share programs in Alabama

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  • Okwudili, Onianwa
  • Wheelock, Gerald
  • Gyawali, Buddhi Raj
  • Gan, Jianbang
  • Dubois, Mark
  • Schelhas, John
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    Abstract

    This study examines factors that affect the participation behavior of limited resource farmers in agricultural cost-share programs in Alabama. The data were generated from a survey administered to a sample of limited resource farm operators. A binary logit model was employed to analyze the data. Results indicate that college education, age, gross sales, ratio of owned acres to total acres, and rented acres, as well as membership in a conservation association, had significant influence on cost-share program participation.

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    Article provided by Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia in its journal Journal of Agribusiness.

    Volume (Year): 22 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:jloagb:56848

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    Keywords: binary logit; cost-share program; limited resource farmers; participation behavior; Environmental Economics and Policy; Farm Management; Land Economics/Use;

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    1. Hand, Michael S. & Nickerson, Cynthia J., 2009. "The Role of Cost-Share Rates and Prices on the Size of Conservation Investments in EQIP," 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 49257, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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