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Technology Adoption and Off-Farm Household Income: The Case of Herbicide-Tolerant Soybeans

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  • Fernandez-Cornejo, Jorge
  • Hendricks, Chad
  • Mishra, Ashok K.

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We model the interaction of off-farm work and adoption of agricultural technologies and the impact of adopting these technologies on farm household income from on farm and off-farm sources after controlling for such interaction, and estimate the model for the case of adoption of herbicide-tolerant (HT) soybeans using a nationwide survey of soybean farms for 2000. We find that adoption of HT soybeans is positively and significantly related to off-farm household income for U.S. soybean farmers, after controlling for other factors. In addition, while on-farm household income is not significantly related to adoption, total household income increases significantly with adoption.

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Article provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Volume (Year): 37 (2005)
Issue (Month): 03 (December)
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Keywords: agricultural household model; biotechnology; herbicide tolerant soybeans; off-farm income; technology adoption; O33; Q12;

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