An Evaluation of the Organic Cotton Marketing Opportunity
AbstractThe organic cotton market has been growing internationally and presents a potential opportunity for producers. This article evaluates prices and returns for organic cotton production in Texas using a stochastic frontier approach. Organic producers were found to be more profitable relative to conventional production, but the analysis showed that organic producers were relatively less technically efficient.
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organic cotton; production frontier; technical efficiency; Production Economics;
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