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Analysis of Irrigated Corn Production Adoption Decisions in Alabama

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  • Novak, James L.
  • Nadolnyak, Denis A.
  • McNider, Richard
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    Expanding ethanol markets, abundance of water resources, and predominance of rainfed corn production in Alabama suggest possibility of irrigating cornfields. Numerical analysis shows that irrigated production becomes more preferable with higher corn prices and risk aversion. Adoption threshold is estimated at the price below its current level.

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    Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas with number 6756.

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    Date of creation: 2008
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    Keywords: Agribusiness; Crop Production/Industries; Land Economics/Use;

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    1. Affuso, Ermanno & Hite, Diane, 2013. "A model for sustainable land use in biofuel production: An application to the state of Alabama," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 29-39.

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