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A crop profitability analysis for long-term crop investments

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  • Clark Seavert
  • Herbert Hinman
  • Karen Klonsky
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    The Crop Profitability Analysis (CPA) computer program is designed to help agricultural producers make long-run cropping decisions. CPA uses previously generated enterprise budgets to establish a base from which producers can analyze the potential profitability of perennial crops with establishment periods, such as orchard, berry, and vineyard crops, or the feasibility of long-term crop rotations. CPA permits up to a 20-year planning horizon and uses the economic concepts of net present value, annual equivalence, and internal rate of return to analyze the potential profitability of a given enterprise. CPA also analyzes the financial feasibility of potential investments by generating annual net cash flows.

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    Article provided by Emerald Group Publishing in its journal Agricultural Finance Review.

    Volume (Year): 66 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 1 (May)
    Pages: 125-135

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    Handle: RePEc:eme:afrpps:v:66:y:2006:i:1:p:125-135

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    Keywords: Crop profitability analysis; Financial feasibility; Investments; Net present value; Perennial crops;

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    Cited by:
    1. J.M. Bewley & M.D. Boehlje & A.W. Gray & H. Hogeveen & S.J. Kenyon & S.D. Eicher & M.M. Schutz, 2010. "Stochastic simulation using @Risk for dairy business investment decisions," Agricultural Finance Review, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 70(1), pages 97-125, May.

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