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Crop yield response to economic, site and climatic variables
This paper examines the effects of climatic and non-climatic factors on the mean and variance of corn, soybean and winter wheat yield in southwestern Ontario, Canada over a period of 26 years.Expand
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The effect of agricultural policy on farmland values
The extent to which agricultural support programs have been capitalized into farmland prices has been examined in this study. A present value land price model was developed which decomposes returnsExpand
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Economics of Structural Change in Agriculture
The structure of the agrifood system has changed significantly over the past century. In production agriculture, the changing structure is often characterized by a drastic decrease in the number ofExpand
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The Economics Of Controlling Infectious Diseases On Dairy Farms
Cost effective disease control on the dairy farm can enhance productivity and subsequently profitability. Previous economic studies on animal disease have focused on production losses and evaluationExpand
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Decomposition Measures of Technical Efficiency for Ontario Dairy Farms
Technical efficiency measures for Ontario dairy farms are computed and decomposed into purely technical, congestion and scale efficiency measures using a non-parametric programming approach.Expand
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Economic Feasibility of Variable�?Rate Technology for Nitrogen on Corn
The economic feasibility of three different fertilizer management strategies (constant rate, three-rate and multiple-rate technology) in the application of nitrogen fertilizer to corn are comparedExpand
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Off-farm labour decision of Canadian farm operators : urbanization effects and rural labour market linkages
Abstract Understanding the factors affecting off-farm labour decisions of census-farm operators has significant implications for rural development and farm income support policy. We examine theExpand
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Farm-Level Modeling for Bigger Issues
The purpose of this paper is to discuss how farm-level modelers can best extend their research to address issues broader than just farm income. The paper describes how trade-off curves are a valuableExpand
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Opportunities and Challenges for Big Data in Agricultural and Environmental Analysis
Agriculture stands on the cusp of a digital revolution, and the same technologies that created the Internet and are transforming medicine are now being applied in our farms and on our fields.Expand
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Economic Instruments and Environmental Policy in Agriculture
Economic instruments can achieve environmental goals at least cost and provide incentives for further improvements. There are limited opportunities for the use of such instruments in agricultureExpand
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