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Factors Contributing To Financially Successful Southern Rice Farms


  • Foreman, Linda F.
  • Livezey, Janet S.


The purpose of this study is to determine factors contributing to the likelihood of financial success among rice farms. The results showed that the ratio of government payments to total production value, tenure, crop diversification, cost control, education, yield, and debt-to-asset ratio were significant factors influencing at least one financial success measure. Key words: competitiveness, rice farms, farm success, farm profitability.

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  • Foreman, Linda F. & Livezey, Janet S., 2003. "Factors Contributing To Financially Successful Southern Rice Farms," 2003 Annual Meeting, February 1-5, 2003, Mobile, Alabama 35215, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeatm:35215

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    1. Roesch, Andreas, 2012. "Factors affecting the situation of economically weak farms in Switzerland," Agricultural Economics Review, Greek Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 13(1), January.


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