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By V. Eldon Ball, George W. Norton (auth.), V. Elton Ball, George W. Norton (eds.)

Agricultural productiveness: size and resources of Growth addresses dimension matters and strategies in agricultural productiveness research, using these strategies to lately released info units for American agriculture. the information units are used to estimate and clarify nation point productiveness and potency ameliorations, and to check diverse ways to productiveness size. the increase in agricultural productiveness is the only most vital resource of monetary development within the U.S. farm region, and the speed of productiveness progress is expected to be greater in agriculture than within the non-farm region. you will need to comprehend productiveness resources and to degree its development correctly, together with the consequences of environmental externalities.

Both the equipment and the knowledge should be accessed by means of economists on the kingdom point to behavior analyses for his or her personal states. In a feeling, even though no longer explicitly, the publication presents a consultant to utilizing the productiveness info on hand at the site of the U.S. division of Agriculture/Economic learn provider. it's going to be of curiosity to a huge spectrum of execs in academia, the govt, and the personal area.

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Also during 1988, the Southwestern United States experienced above-normal precipitation. 1. Twenty-three states showed increases in productivity in 1988, while twentyfour states exhibited decreases in productivity. In 1993, when severe spring and summer flooding affected the upper Midwest, a major drought gripped the Southeastern United States. In fact, while floodwaters coursed down the Mississippi River in late July and August, adjacent land in the Bootheel of Missouri was parched by drought.

This increased dispersion was, in part, a consequence of the "industrialization" of agriculture, characterized by the expanding presence of very large, vertically integrated firms. The industrialization phenomenon has been especially apparent in the Southeastern United States, with accompanying relative gains in productivity. A second factor was extreme variability in growing conditions. The drought of 1988 was the worst since 1956, with one-third of the nation experiencing a severe to extreme drought, as defined by the Palmer Drought Index.

It is not clear to us how others have dealt with this issue. AGGREGATION PROCEDURES FOR INPUTS AND OUTPUTS Bias from the procedure used to aggregate inputs and outputs can be kept to a minimum by choosing an appropriate index, carefully selecting value weights for all inputs and outputs, and disaggregating inputs and outputs as finely as possible. The effects of these choices are illustrated next. 5 Effects of Choosing an Inappropriate Index We compare two fixed-weight indices (the Laspeyres and Paasche indices) with two Divisia approximations (the Fisher Ideal and Tornqvist-Theil indices).

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