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ERS Farm Typology for a Diverse Agricultural Sector


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  • Hoppe, Robert A.
  • Perry, Janet E.
  • Banker, David E.


The Economic Research Service (ERS) developed a farm typology which categorizes farms into more homogeneous groups than do classifications based on sales volume alone, producing a more effective policy development tool. The typology is used to describe U.S. farms.

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Paper provided by United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in its series Agricultural Information Bulletins with number 33657.

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Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:ags:uersab:33657

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Keywords: Farm Management;


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  1. Hanson, Kenneth & Burfisher, Mary E. & Hopkins, Jeffrey W. & Somwaru, Agapi, 2004. "Global Agricultural Reform And U.S. Agricultural Adjustment Capacity," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20348, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  2. Marcu, Mihaela & Moss, Charles B., 2005. "The Effect of Consumption Based Taxes on Agriculture in the United States," 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI 19217, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  3. Sullivan, Patrick & Hellerstein, Daniel & Hansen, LeRoy T. & Johansson, Robert C. & Koenig, Steven R. & Lubowski, Ruben N. & McBride, William D. & McGranahan, David A. & Roberts, Michael J. & Vogel, S, 2004. "The Conservation Reserve Program: Economic Implications for Rural America," Agricultural Economics Reports 33987, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  4. Erickson, Kenneth W. & Mishra, Ashok K. & Moss, Charles B., 2001. "Rates Of Return In The Farm And Non-Farm Sectors: A Time Series Comparison," 2001 Annual Meeting, July 8-11, 2001, Logan, Utah 36148, Western Agricultural Economics Association.
  5. van der Veen, Hennie B. & van Bommel, Karel, 2005. "Structure and Strategy, How Do They Match in the Netherlands?," 94th Seminar, April 9-10, 2005, Ashford, UK 24414, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  6. Gardner, Justin G. & Nehring, Richard F. & Nelson, Carl H., 2008. "Genetically Modified Crops, an Input Distance Function Approach," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 6800, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  7. Duffy, Michael, 2008. "The Clock is Ticking for Rural America," Staff General Research Papers 12582, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  8. Zahniser, Steven & Hoppe, Robert A. & Johnson, James D. & Banker, David E., 2002. "Structural Change In An Era Of Increased Openness: A Background Paper On The Structure Of U.S. Agriculture," Structural Change as a Source of Trade Disputes Under NAFTA; Proceedings of the 7th Agricultural and Food Policy Systems Information Workshop - 2001 16872, Farm Foundation, Agricultural and Food Policy Systems Information Workshops.
  9. Johnson, James D., 2002. "A Typology for U.S. Farms from National Survey Data," Workshop on the Farm Household-Firm Unit: Its Importance in Agriculture and Implications for Statistics, April 12-13, 2002, Wye Campus,Imperial College 15725, International Agricultural Policy Reform and Adjustment Project (IAPRAP).
  10. Richard Nehring & Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo & David Banker, 2005. "Off-farm labour and the structure of US agriculture: the case of corn/soybean farms," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(6), pages 633-649.


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