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Economically Feasible Crop Production Alternatives to Peanuts in Southwestern Oklahoma


  • Devkota, Shankar
  • Holcomb, Rodney B.
  • Taylor, Merritt J.
  • Epplin, Francis M.


Changes in the U.S. peanut program have resulted in drastically decreased planted acres and forced many peanut producers in the Southwest to consider alternative crops. This study examined the economic risk associated with producing peanuts and common alternatives to peanuts. Seedless watermelon is an alternative for risk preferring farmers whereas, irrigated peanut is the best choice for risk averse farmers.

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  • Devkota, Shankar & Holcomb, Rodney B. & Taylor, Merritt J. & Epplin, Francis M., 2006. "Economically Feasible Crop Production Alternatives to Peanuts in Southwestern Oklahoma," 2006 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2006, Orlando, Florida 35377, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeaso:35377

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