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Adding Value to Agricultural Data: A Golden Opportunity

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  • Suzanne Thornsbury
  • Kathy Davis
  • Tara Minton
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    Agricultural decision makers rely on information provided by public and private entities. Data is a valuable asset and represents a tremendous investment of resources. However, difficulty locating sources and/or interpreting values may compromise its usefulness. The Florida citrus industry serves as an example of the data problem faced by many users; over 50 publications produced by 13 agencies are identified as official sources of citrus data. An indication of the potential for lost value and the dilemma facing modern agriculture is provided. This paper draws on corporate information management techniques as a framework for adding value to agricultural data. Copyright 2003, Oxford University Press.

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

    Volume (Year): 25 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 550-568

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    Handle: RePEc:oup:revage:v:25:y:2003:i:2:p:550-568

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    1. Poon, Kenneth & Weersink, Alfons & Deaton, Brady J., Jr., 2011. "Demand and Supply Analysis of Farm, Farmer and Farm Family Data," Working Papers 114094, Structure and Performance of Agriculture and Agri-products Industry (SPAA).

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