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Planting Flexibility and Land Allocation


  • Paul C. Westcott


Break-even price relationships between competing crops ate derived to illustrate how planting flexibility alternatives affect planting choices. The primary factor differentiating among flexibility alternatives is whether deficiency payments are linked to planting choices. If they are, target prices, program yields, and, in some cases, acreage reduction programs affect net returns comparisons and crop competition. Deficiency payments may be separated from the planting decision on some land either by removing deficiency payments for the acreage involved or by continuing them regardless of the crop planted. Planting choices then would be based on expected net returns from the marketplace.

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  • Paul C. Westcott, 1991. "Planting Flexibility and Land Allocation," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 73(4), pages 1105-1115.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:ajagec:v:73:y:1991:i:4:p:1105-1115.

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    1. Torre Ugarte, Daniel de la & Sanford, Scott & Skinner, Robert A. & Westcott, Paul C. & Lin, William W., 2000. "Supply Response Under The 1996 Farm Act And Implications For The U.S. Field Crops Sector," Technical Bulletins 33568, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    2. Just, Richard E., 1992. "Discovering Microeconomic Relationships in Agriculture," 1992 Conference (36th), February 10-13, 1992, Canberra, Australia 146530, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
    3. Parveen Setia & Bengt Hyberg & Daniel Ugarte & Daryll Ray, 1997. "Planting flexibility: Implications for agricultural sustainability," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 3(3), pages 299-311, August.
    4. Wu, Shunxiang & Walker, David J. & Brusven, Merlyn A., 1997. "Economic And Environmental Impacts Of Planting Flexibility And Conservation 1990 Farm Bills For Future Farm Legislation," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 0(Number 2), pages 1-13, October.

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