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Farm Program Payments And Economies Of Scale


  • Miller, James C.
  • Coble, Keith H.
  • Vergara, Oscar


Economies of scale are investigated and the impacts of farm payment limitations for producers of cotton and soybeans in Mississippi are evaluated. Limits proposed by the Senate following the recent farm bill debate are overlaid on estimates of the scale economies for the cost of producing these crops to determine the different impacts on farm efficiency and welfare benefits.

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  • Miller, James C. & Coble, Keith H. & Vergara, Oscar, 2003. "Farm Program Payments And Economies Of Scale," 2003 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Montreal, Canada 22231, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea03:22231

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    1. Giancarlo Moschini, 1990. "Nonparametric and Semiparametric Estimation: An Analysis of Multiproduct Returns to Scale," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 72(3), pages 589-596.
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