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Factors Impacting Farm Growth


  • Villatora, Mario
  • Langemeier, Michael R.


This paper examined the relative importance of farm size, farm type, managerial ability, capital structure, operator age, family size, and off-farm income in explaining farm growth rates. Farm type, managerial ability, and operator age were significantly related to farm growth rates.

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  • Villatora, Mario & Langemeier, Michael R., 2005. "Factors Impacting Farm Growth," 2005 Annual Meeting, February 5-9, 2005, Little Rock, Arkansas 35547, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeafl:35547

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    1. Christoph R. Weiss, 1999. "Farm Growth and Survival: Econometric Evidence for Individual Farms in Upper Austria," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 81(1), pages 103-116.
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    1. Brenes Muñoz, Thelma & Lakner, Sebastian & Brümmer, Bernhard, 2012. "Economic growth of farms: An empirical analysis on organic farming," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 126756, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    2. Langemeier, Michael R., 2011. "Financial performance configurations," International Journal of Agricultural Management, Institute of Agricultural Management;International Farm Management Association, vol. 1(1), July.
    3. Brenes Muñoz, Thelma & Lakner, Sebastian & Brümmer, Bernhard, 2011. "Determinants of Economic Growth in Organic Farming: The Case of Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland 114270, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    4. Iraizoz, Belen & Gorton, Matthew & Davidova, Sophia, 2007. "Segmenting farms for analysing agricultural trajectories: A case study of the Navarra region in Spain," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 93(1-3), pages 143-169, March.

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