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Lifting the Fruit and Vegetable Cropping Restriction: Potential Impacts on Cropping Preference in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas

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  • Outlaw, Joe L.
  • Richardson, James W.
  • Fumasi, Roland J.

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We estimate the effect of lifting the fruit and vegetable cropping restriction on cropping preference in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, using a stochastic simulation model and Stochastic Efficiency analysis. Results suggest that, based on risk-adjusted net returns, lifting the cropping restriction may likely have the most profound effect on watermelon and cabbage acreage.

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Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2006 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2006, Orlando, Florida with number 35373.

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Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Crop Production/Industries;

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