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Productivity and Efficiency of U.S. Field Crop Farms: A Look at Farm Size and Operator’s Gender

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  • Wang, Sun Ling & Newton, Doris J., 2015. "Productivity and Efficiency of U.S. Field Crop Farms: A Look at Farm Size and Operator’s Gender," 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, San Francisco, California 205344, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
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    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.205344
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