Fuel and Fertilizer Price Impacts on Crop Mix and Returns in the Louisiana Delta

Fuel and fertilizer price increases in 2006 have had a significant impact on crop production costs and net returns. Analysis of crop returns and enterprise selection for the Louisiana Delta, a mixed cropping area in the northeastern part of the state, indicates that increased diesel and nitrogen fertilizer prices would be expected to shift acreage away from crops with relatively high diesel and nitrogen requirements as well as increase the risk or variability of net returns above variable costs for crop enterprise combinations.


Issue Date:
2007
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/189892
Page range:
95-102
Total Pages:
8




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