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Are Farmers' Decisions to Work off the Farm and Participate in the Conservation Reserve Program Independent, Joint or Sequential?

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  • Chang, Hung-Hao
  • Boisvert, Richard N.

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There is statistical evidence that decisions to participate in CRP and work off-farm are made simultaneously. Characteristics of households, farm operations other farm programs, and the local economies affect both decisions; some factors affect only one. Policy changes that affect one decision may affect another directly and/or indirectly.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI with number 19474.

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Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea05:19474

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Keywords: CRP; Off-farm labor; Choice Structure; Farm Management;

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