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The Economic Impact of Boll Weevil Eradication in Texas

Dean McCorkle (), John Robinson, Thomas W. Fuchs, Daniel D. Hanselka and Michelle Niemeyer

No 6812, 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas from Southern Agricultural Economics Association

Abstract: Substantial progress has been made in eradicating the boll weevil from the majority of the cotton producing regions in Texas. While the full economic benefits will not be realized until eradication is achieved statewide, economic benefits approaching $1 billion have already been realized.

Keywords: Crop; Production/Industries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 19
Date: 2008
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.6812

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