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The Role Of Seed Company Supplied Information In Farmers' Decisions

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  • Alexander, Corinne E.

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Structural and technological change in American agricultural input markets has increased the influence of seed company supplied information relative to other information sources in farmers' decisions. I examine theoretically the incentives for biotechnology firms to provide reliable, useful information to potential customers.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA with number 19617.

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Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea02:19617

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Keywords: Agribusiness; Farm Management;

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