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Transportation Deregulation And Interregional Competition In The Northeastern Feed Economy

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  • Randolph, Thomas F.
  • Lee, David R.
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    The effects of rail deregulation on feed transportation in the Northeast are examined through construction of a spatial equilibrium model of the Northeastern feed industry. Short-run and long-run effects of deregulation are analyzed through incorporation of rail rate structures for 1981 and 1984, respectively, into model simulations and comparison with pre-deregulation base year results (1980). The results show that the Northeast feed economy has generally benefited from rail deregulation which has led to lower transportation costs, lower feed costs and an enhanced competitive position relative to the Southeastern U.S.

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    Article provided by Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association in its journal Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

    Volume (Year): 15 (1986)
    Issue (Month): 2 (October)
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    1. Hoffman, Linwood & Hill, Lowell & Leath, Mack N., 1985. "A Flexible Rail Rate Policy: Impacts on U.S. Feed Grains," Technical Bulletins 156816, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    2. King, Gordon A., 1958. "The Demand and Price Structure for Byproduct Feeds," Technical Bulletins 157331, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    3. Richardson, James W. & Ray, Daryll E., 1978. "Demand For Feed Grains And Concentrates By Livestock Category," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 3(01), July.
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