Factors Contributing to Earnings Success of Cash Grain Farms

Posted: 15 Sep 2000

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Ashok K. Mishra

Louisiana State University Agcenter and Louisiana State University

Hisham S. El-Osta

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

James D. Johnson

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Abstract

The objective of this study was to identify factors which contribute to the earnings' success of cash grain farms in the United States. The study analyzes three measures of success including net farm income per dollar of asset, operators' returns to labor and management, and operators' management income. Logit regression analysis shows that controlling variable costs, ownership, management ability, technology adoption, and diversification are important factors that influence success.

Keywords: Cash Grains, Diversification, Earnings Success, Logit Regression

JEL Classification: Q12

Suggested Citation

Mishra, Ashok K. and El-Osta, Hisham S. and Johnson, James D., Factors Contributing to Earnings Success of Cash Grain Farms. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=237108

Ashok K. Mishra (Contact Author)

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Hisham S. El-Osta

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ( email )

1800 M. Street NW
FSP Branch, RED Room N4119
Washington, DC 20036-5831
United States

James D. Johnson

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

1800 M. Street NW
FSP Branch, RED Room N4119
Washington, DC 20036-5831
United States

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