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The Economics and Productivity of Organic versus Non-organic U.S. Dairy Farms

Richard Nehring, Jeffrey Gillespie and J. Michael Harris Harris

No 273123, 2018 Annual Meeting, August 5-7, Washington, D.C. from Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Abstract: A Stochastic Production Frontier (SPF) model is estimated for U.S. dairy farms to examine the productivity of organic and non-organic dairy farms by system and size. For both systems, size is the major determinant of competitiveness based on various measures of productivity and returns to scale.

Keywords: Production; Economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-05-21
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.273123

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