Stability of Farm Income and the Role of Nonfarm Income in U.S. Agriculture
This study measures the variability in real net farm income in the U.S. agricultural sector and per farm and determines if variability has diminished over 1933 to 1999. Second, the role of nonfarm income in reducing the variability in total farm household income is examined. Results indicate that the variability in real net farm income in the sector and at the farm level has not diminished and that nonfarm income has helped to reduce the variability in total farm household income. Copyright 2002, Oxford University Press.
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Volume (Year): 24 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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