Corn Acreage Response and the Set-Aside Program

This paper modifies and employs a model previously developed for empirical evaluation of the impact of commodity price-support programs on corn acreage. (See J. P. Houck and M. E. Ryan, "Supply Analysis for Corn in the United States ... ," Amer. Jour. Agr. Econ. 54: May 1972; and J. P. Houck and A. Subotnik, "The U.S. Supply of Soybeans ... ," Agr. Econ. Res. 21 (4); 99- 108, Oct. 1969.) This model is used to analyze the effect of the set-aside program on corn plantings. Estimates for corn acreage planted in 1971 range from 73.6 to 74.6 million compared with actual plantings of 74.7 million acres. For 1972, 68.1 to 69.7 million acres of corn are predicted.


Issue Date:
1972-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/147027
Published in:
Agricultural Economics Research, Volume 24, Number 4
Page range:
102-112
Total Pages:
14




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