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05-658  Project Manager: J. M. Reeves

ADOPTION OF CONSERVATION TILLAGE AND HERBICIDE TOLERANT SEEDS: STATE-LEVEL AND NATIONAL IMPACTS

George B. Frisvold, University of Arizona

Extension economists often use partial budgeting (that is, returns per acre) to account for growers' management decisions. However, grower decisions are more complex than that. Decisions depend on nonpecuniary benefits (flexibility, simplicity) to the farmer. Even the direct economic returns are more complex than just a plot level partial budget analysis will show. A model that accounts for the entire household's well-being provides a better picture of what affects grower decisions, because there are several issues in the farm household at play that are not apparent in a simple budgeting approach. Things to account for include:

 

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