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Understanding the Interaction Between Cotton Ginning and Rural Economics in the Mid-South Under A Changing Cotton Environment


  • Fannin, James Matthew
  • Paxton, Kenneth W.
  • Valco, Thomas


This study estimates economic impact of ginning on Mid-South states applying input-output analysis to gin cost data. Results indicated that cotton ginning activity in the Mid-South generated over $258 million in direct output effects during 2007 and $438 million in total effects with a multiplier of 2.39.

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  • Fannin, James Matthew & Paxton, Kenneth W. & Valco, Thomas, 2009. "Understanding the Interaction Between Cotton Ginning and Rural Economics in the Mid-South Under A Changing Cotton Environment," 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia 46823, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeana:46823

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    1. Fuller, Stephen W. & Washburn, Monty, 1974. "Application Of A Plant Location Model To An Area'S Cotton Ginning Industry," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 6(01), July.
    2. Fuller, Stephen & Washburn, Monty, 1974. "Application of a Plant Location Model to an Area's Cotton Ginning Industry," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 6(01), pages 151-157, July.
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    cotton; cotton ginning; economic impact; multiplier; Mid-South; input-output; Agribusiness; Community/Rural/Urban Development; R15;

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    • R15 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Econometric and Input-Output Models; Other Methods


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