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Technical Efficiency in Louisiana Sugar Cane Processing

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  • Johnson, Jason L.
  • Zapata, Hector O.
  • Heagler, Arthur M.

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Participants in the Louisiana sugar cane industry have provided little information related to the efficiency of sugar processing operations. Using panel data from the population of Louisiana sugar processors, alternative model specifications are estimated using stochastic frontier methods to measure the technical efficiency of individual sugar factories. Results suggest the Louisiana sugar processing industry is characterized by a constant returns to scale Cobb-Douglas processing function with high technical efficiency.

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  • Johnson, Jason L. & Zapata, Hector O. & Heagler, Arthur M., 1995. "Technical Efficiency in Louisiana Sugar Cane Processing," Journal of Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, vol. 13(2).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:jloagb:90369
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    1. Shunxiang Wu & Stephen Devadoss & Yaochi Lu, 2003. "Estimation and decomposition of technical efficiency for sugarbeet farms," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(4), pages 471-484.

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