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Effects of Manure Use and Use Restrictions on Variable Production Costs and Net Incomes for U.S. Corn Producers

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  • Beckman, Jayson F.
  • Livingston, Michael J.

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We utilize a treatment effects model to examine if there are differences in costs/profits for manure-using corn producers versus non-users. We find that manure users have lower peracre operating costs via reductions in fertilizer and soil conditioner costs; however, the use of manure reduces grain yields and ultimately leads to no difference in profit. Separate results indicate that manure-use restrictions do not affect costs or profits; thus policies could be in place to regulate manure usage without impacting the costs/profit structure of the farm.

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  • Beckman, Jayson F. & Livingston, Michael J., 2012. "Effects of Manure Use and Use Restrictions on Variable Production Costs and Net Incomes for U.S. Corn Producers," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 44(1), pages 1-15, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:120450
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.120450
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    1. Beckman, Jayson F. & Borchers, Allison & Jones, Carol, 2013. "Agriculture's Supply and Demand for Energy and Energy Products," Economic Information Bulletin 149033, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    2. Beckman, Jayson & Gopinath, Munisamy & Tsigas, Marinos, 2017. "Production and Trade Impacts of Tax Reform," 2018 Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting, January 5-7, 2018, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 266295, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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