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Are Crop Yields Cyclical?

Karen Liu and Austin Fox

No 283550, 1978 Annual Meeting, August 6-9, Blacksburg, Virginia from American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association)

Abstract: This paper shows how spectral analysis can be used to determine the cyclical nature of crop yields. The number and length of cycles are estimated for corn and wheat in the Corn Helt and the Northern Plains. Several cycles appear to be superimposed over the trend yield.

Keywords: Crop; Production/Industries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 14
Date: 1978-08
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.283550

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