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Optimal Structure of the Ginning Industry in the Southern High Plains of Texas


  • Sukant K. Misra
  • Brent D. McPeek
  • Eduardo Segarra


This study addresses the optimal structure of the cotton ginning industry in the Southern High Plains of Texas, assuming a monopolistically competitive market structure. Employing survey, regression, simulation, and mathematical programming techniques, the study determines the optimal structure of the ginning industry. Results indicate that a restructuring of the ginning industry in the Southern High Plains of Texas could save the industry about $15 million per season.

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  • Sukant K. Misra & Brent D. McPeek & Eduardo Segarra, 2000. "Optimal Structure of the Ginning Industry in the Southern High Plains of Texas," Review of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 22(1), pages 120-133.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:revage:v:22:y:2000:i:1:p:120-133.

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