Scale, Diversification and Economic Performance of Agricultural Producers

Morrison Paul, Catherine and Richard Nehring

from ARE Update Vol. 6, No. 4, Mar/Apr, 2003

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Abstract

Various factors, including production scale and diversification, off-farm employment, innovative adoption and other farm and farmer characteristics, determine farmers' economic welfare. A recent study analyzes the impact of such factors on the performance, and thus the potential competitiveness, of different types of U.S. farms.

Keywords

production scale, diversification, employment, farm, performance, competitiveness, genetically modified, GM, efficiency, off-farm

Citation

Morrison Paul, Catherine and Richard Nehring. "Scale, Diversification and Economic Performance of Agricultural Producers." ARE Update 6(4)(2003):5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2003/6/4/scale-diversification-and/