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ERS Farm Typology for a Diverse Agricultural Sector


  • Hoppe, Robert A.
  • Perry, Janet E.
  • Banker, David E.


The Economic Research Service (ERS) developed a farm typology which categorizes farms into more homogeneous groups than do classifications based on sales volume alone, producing a more effective policy development tool. The typology is used to describe U.S. farms.

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  • Hoppe, Robert A. & Perry, Janet E. & Banker, David E., 2000. "ERS Farm Typology for a Diverse Agricultural Sector," Agricultural Information Bulletins 33657, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uersab:33657

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    1. Winters, L. Alan, 1996. "Regionalism versus multilateralism," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1687, The World Bank.
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    2. Burfisher, Mary E. & Hanson, Kenneth & Hopkins, Jeffrey W. & Somwaru, Agapi, 2004. "Global Agricultural Reform and U.S. Agricultural Adjustment Capacity," IAPRAP\IATRC Summer Symposium, Adjusting to Domestic and International Agricultural Reform in Industrial Countries, June 6-7, 2004, Philadelphia, PA 15763, International Agricultural Policy Reform and Adjustment Project (IAPRAP).
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    7. Duffy, Michael, 2008. "The Clock is Ticking for Rural America," Staff General Research Papers Archive 12582, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    8. Erickson, Kenneth W. & Mishra, Ashok K. & Moss, Charles B., 2001. "Rates Of Return In The Farm And Non-Farm Sectors: A Time Series Comparison," 2001 Annual Meeting, July 8-11, 2001, Logan, Utah 36148, Western Agricultural Economics Association.
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    10. Gardner, Justin G. & Nehring, Richard F. & Nelson, Carl H., 2008. "Genetically Modified Crops, an Input Distance Function Approach," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 6800, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
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