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Risk Analysis of Organic Cropping Systems in Minnesota


  • Mahoney, Paul
  • Olson, Kent D.
  • Porter, Paul M.
  • Huggins, David R.
  • Perillo, Catherine A.
  • Crookston, R. Kent


When all strategies received conventional market prices, 4-year cropping sequences had greater net returns than 2-year sequences, and the organic input, 4-year strategy had the highest net return. Adding 50% of the estimated organic premium, the 4-year, organic strategy dominated all low- and high-purchased input strategies.

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  • Mahoney, Paul & Olson, Kent D. & Porter, Paul M. & Huggins, David R. & Perillo, Catherine A. & Crookston, R. Kent, 2001. "Risk Analysis of Organic Cropping Systems in Minnesota," 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL 20691, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea01:20691

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    1. Olson, Kent D. & Westman, Lorin L. & Nordquist, Dale W., 1998. "1997 Annual Report Of The Southeastern Minnesota Farm Business Management Association," Staff Papers 13310, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
    2. Klonsky, Karen & Tourte, Laura & Thompson, Gary D. & Lohr, Luanne & Krissoff, Barry, 1998. "Emergence Of U.S. Organic Agriculture: Can We Compete?," Faculty Series 16704, University of Georgia, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
    3. Penelope L. Diebel & Jeffery R. Williams & Richard V. Llewelyn, 1995. "An Economic Comparison of Conventional and Alternative Cropping Systems for a Representative Northeast Kansas Farm," Review of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 17(3), pages 323-335.
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    1. Lohr, Luanne & Park, Timothy A., 2002. "Choice of insect management portfolios by organic farmers: lessons and comparative analysis," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 43(1), pages 87-99, November.
    2. Lohr, Luanne & Park, Timothy A., 2002. "Promoting Sustainable Insect Management Strategies: Learning From Organic Farmers," Faculty Series 16650, University of Georgia, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
    3. Funtanilla, Margil & Lyford, Conrad P. & Wang, Chenggang, 2009. "An Evaluation of the Organic Cotton Marketing Opportunity," 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 49359, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.


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