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Measuring The Risks Of New York Dairy Farmers

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  • Schmit, Todd M.
  • Boisvert, Richard N.
  • Tauer, Loren W.

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Decomposition methods suggest major contributors to variability in returns to New York dairy farms are purchased feed quantities and milk production; milk price variability contributes substantially less. Decomposing the Gini measure of income inequality indicates that milk revenues and purchased feed expenditures contribute most to farm return inequality over time.

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  • Schmit, Todd M. & Boisvert, Richard N. & Tauer, Loren W., 1999. "Measuring The Risks Of New York Dairy Farmers," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN 21549, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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    1. Stark, Oded & Taylor, J Edward & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 1986. "Remittances and Inequality," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 96(383), pages 722-740, September.
    2. Lerman, Robert I & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 1985. "Income Inequality Effects by Income," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 67(1), pages 151-156, February.
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