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This study examines credit score migration rates of farm businesses, testing whether migration probabilities differ across business cycles. Results suggest that agricultural credit ratings are more likely to improve during expansions and deteriorate during recessions. The analysis also tests...
Offfarm investment decisions of farm households are analyzed. Farmlevel data for a sample of Kansas farms observed from 1994 through 2000 are utilized. A system of censored dependent variable models is estimated to investigate the factors that influence the composition of farm households...
The 1998 Survey of Small Business Finances provides robust information on the financing of small businesses, including an overview of the firms organization, financial characteristics, and credit use. Information from the survey is used in this study to compare the financial characteristics of...
Returns to a model farm are simulated to assess the impact of marketing and insurance risk management tools as measured by mean net returns and returns at 5 valueatrisk VaR. Results indicate that revenue insurance strategies and strategies involving a combination of price and yield protection...
A cow that fails to conceive must either be kept for a year without revenue or replaced by a bred heifer. This choice is a unique case of comparing investments with different economic lives because the potential replacement asset is just a newer version of the old asset. In this study, a net...
Successful farm business managers must understand the determinants of profitability and have an overall longterm or strategic management focus. The objective of this research was to explore the use of an elearning tool to help producers understand the impacts of different production, pricing,...
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