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Entropy Based Measurement Of Geographic Concentration In U.S. Hog Production

  • Hubbell, Bryan J.

Geographic concentration in the U.S. hog industry from 1982 to 1995 is investigated using an entropy based measure. Results indicate that geographic concentration is occurring to the greatest degree in Kansas, Missouri, and North Carolina. Hog production is also increasing in North Carolina, indicating the potential for increased environmental problems. Keywords: hog industry

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Paper provided by University of Georgia, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in its series Faculty Series with number 16722.

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Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:ags:ugeofs:16722
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  1. Letson, David & Gollehon, Noel R., 1996. "Confined Animal Production and the Manure Problem," Choices, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 11(3).
  2. Gollehon, Noel R. & Caswell, Margriet & Ribaudo, Marc & Kellogg, Robert L. & Lander, Charles & Letson, David, 2001. "Confined Animal Production And Manure Nutrients," Agricultural Information Bulletins 33763, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  3. Sporleder, Thomas L., 1974. "Entropy Measures Of Spatial Concentration In Poultry Processing," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 6(01), July.
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