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Adoption Of Bioengineered Crops

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  • Fernandez-Cornejo, Jorge
  • McBride, William D.

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Use of crop biotechnology products, such as genetically engineered (GE) crops with input traits for pest management, has risen dramatically since commercial approval in the mid-1990s. This report addresses several of the economic dimensions regarding farmer adoption of bioengineered crops, including herbicidetolerant and insect-resistant varieties. In particular, the report examines: (1) the extent of adoption of bioengineered crops, their diffusion path, and expected adoption rates over the next few years; (2) factors affecting the adoption of bioengineered crops; and (3) farm-level impacts of the adoption of bioengineered crops. Data used in the analysis are mostly from USDA surveys.

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Paper provided by United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in its series Agricultural Economics Reports with number 33957.

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Date of creation: 2002
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Handle: RePEc:ags:uerser:33957

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Keywords: Biotechnology; technology adoption; genetic engineering; pest management; financial effects; tillage; herbicide-tolerant crops; Bt crops; corn; soybeans; cotton; Crop Production/Industries; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies;

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