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Determining the Feasibility of Yellow Corn Production in Mexico

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  • Mejia, Maria
  • Peel, Derrell S.
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    Mexico produces large quantities of white corn for human consumption. Yellow corn production, mostly used for feed, has increased lately. Driving factors include higher domestic demand (growing livestock industry) and greater international demand (ethanol industry). This study uses enterprise budgeting to determine the feasibility of producing yellow corn in Mexico.

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    Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia with number 46741.

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    Keywords: Yellow corn; White corn; Mexico; Production Economics;

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