A Whole Farm Analysis of the Influence of Auto-Steer Navigation on Net Returns, Risk, and Production Practices

A whole farm economic analysis was conducted to provide a detailed assessment into the economic, risk, and production implications due to the adoption of auto-steer navigation. It was determined that auto-steer navigation was profitable for a grain farmer in Kentucky with net returns increasing up to 0.90% ($3.35/acre). Additionally, the technology could be used in reducing production risk. Adoption of the technology also alters production practices for optimal use.


Issue Date:
2011-02
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/100640
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 43, Number 1
Page range:
57-75
Total Pages:
19
JEL Codes:
C61; C63; D81; Q12; Q16




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