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Wheat Acreage Supply Response In The United States


  • Burt, Oscar R.
  • Worthington, Virginia E.


The dynamic structure of wheat acreage supply response is considerably more complex than previous studies have recognized. The distributed lag response is saw-toothed in its pattern, which is believed to eminate from the influence of summer fallow in crop rotations in the Great Plains. The acreage response elasticity estimate for the Great Plains at mean price was 1.3, and for the aggregate U.S. it was 1.5. For the Unites States, the proportion of long-run response experienced over the first five years from an increment to price was .24, .44, .70, .95, and. 99.

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  • Burt, Oscar R. & Worthington, Virginia E., 1988. "Wheat Acreage Supply Response In The United States," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 13(01), July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32160

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    1. Eckstein, Zvi, 1984. "A Rational Expectations Model of Agricultural Supply," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 92(1), pages 1-19, February.
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    1. Unterschultz, James R. & Jeffrey, Scott R. & Quagrainie, Kwamena K., 2000. "Value-Adding 20 Billion By 2005: Impact At The Alberta Farm Gate," Project Report Series 24049, University of Alberta, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology.
    2. Michael Livingston & Michael J. Roberts & Yue Zhang, 2015. "Optimal Sequential Plantings of Corn and Soybeans Under Price Uncertainty," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 97(3), pages 855-878.
    3. Aradhyula, Satheesh Venkata, 1989. "Policy structure, output supply and input demand for US crops," ISU General Staff Papers 198901010800009909, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.

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