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An Evaluation Of Cost Of Production Information Usage By County Agents

  • Bailey, DeeVon
  • Eck, Douglas W.
  • Glover, Terrence F.

County agents receive cost of production information primarily from state extension services and then disseminate it to agricultural producers. A survey gathered data on agent usage of this information. A Poisson regression analysis using count data was performed to determine the factors influencing the number of times county agents directly referred to published cost of production (enterprise budget) information in a year. The agent's understanding of budget information use in management decisions, the availability of budgets, and his/her receiving the budgets in multiple forms (e.g., sheets, booklets, or software) had significant positive impacts on the use of budgets by the agent.

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Article provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 23 (1991)
Issue (Month): 02 (December)

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  1. McGrann, James M. & Olson, Kent D. & Powell, Timothy A. & Nelson, Ted R., 1986. "Microcomputer Budget Management System," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 18(01), July.
  2. Cameron, A. Colin & Trivedi, Pravin K., 1990. "Regression-based tests for overdispersion in the Poisson model," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 46(3), pages 347-364, December.
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