A Comparison of Data Collected through Farm Management Associations and the Agricultural Resource Management Survey

This study compares the characteristics of farms who participate in farm management associations to the wider population of farms at the state level. Farm-level records obtained from the USDA's Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) are compared to similar data obtained from farm management associations in three states: Illinois, Kansas, and Kentucky. Data collected through farm management associations tend to represent larger farms and a greater share of crop producers as compared to livestock producers. Association data, however, capture a greater share of younger farm operators. This is the first study to compare farm statistics from several farm management associations to ARMS, and the study confirms the findings of existing studies of prior USDA surveys.


Issue Date:
2014
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/184680
Total Pages:
19
JEL Codes:
Q14
Note:
This staff paper is an electronic version of a journal article, please cite as: Kuethe, T.H., B. Briggeman, N. Paulson, and A.L. Katchova (2014) “A Comparison of Data Collected through Farm Management Associations and the Agricultural Resource Management Survey.” Agricultural Finance Review 74(4):492-500.
Series Statement:
University of Kentucky Ag Econ Staff Papers
485




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