Productivity Divergence across Kansas Farms

This study used 30 years of continuous data for 135 farms in Kansas to explore changes in productivity using Malmquist productivity indices (MPI). The indices were used to determine whether there was productivity convergence or divergence in Kansas farms. The results showed there was significant divergence among the farms. The average annual productivity growth was 0.50 percent; the top farms based on MPI were larger in terms of value of farm production, crop farm income, and livestock farm income and received a larger percentage of their income from oilseeds, feed grains, and swine than the other farms on average.


Issue Date:
2011-08
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/117777
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Volume 40, Number 2
Page range:
282-292
Total Pages:
11




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