By V. Eldon Ball, George W. Norton (auth.), V. Elton Ball, George W. Norton (eds.)
Agricultural productiveness: dimension and assets of Growth addresses dimension concerns and methods in agricultural productiveness research, using these suggestions to lately released facts units for American agriculture. the knowledge units are used to estimate and clarify kingdom point productiveness and potency variations, and to check various ways to productiveness dimension. the increase in agricultural productiveness is the one most vital resource of financial progress within the U.S. farm area, and the speed of productiveness progress is envisioned to be larger in agriculture than within the non-farm area. it is very important comprehend productiveness resources and to degree its progress appropriately, together with the consequences of environmental externalities.
Both the tools and the information should be accessed by means of economists on the nation point to behavior analyses for his or her personal states. In a feeling, even though no longer explicitly, the booklet presents a consultant to utilizing the productiveness facts on hand at the site of the U.S. division of Agriculture/Economic study provider. it may be of curiosity to a large spectrum of execs in academia, the govt., and the personal quarter.
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Agriculture. The measures change significantly when we use state-specific rather than national prices and when we allow for changes in the composition of the aggregates, especially of labor and capital inputs. The national picture is not representative of spatial sub-aggregates. 90 percent per annum. We compare our estimates and those reported by Ball et al. (1999). The national estimates were similar but some substantial differences were found in state-level productivity growth, accounted for by differences in the underlying patterns of measured output and especially input quantities.
_.. 1. Comparison of regional productivity indices using national -average and statespecific prices. , in Florida, the average quality of labor increased dramatically during 1949-91). To illustrate the effects of quality adjustment on partial factor productivity measures, we use the graphical technique developed by Hayami and Ruttan (1971). 3 plots regional data without quality adjustments in panel a, and with quality adjustments in panel b. In these figures, the horizontal axis measures labor productivity, and the vertical axis measures land productivity.
Department of Commerce). USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service annually updates state estimates of total land in farms. For the years intermediate to the censuses, percentages in each district and use category are interpolated. Land values per acre are used to aggregate across the different land categories in each state. S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management and USDA's Forest Service. Finally, the differences in the relative efficiency of land across states prevent the direct comparison of observed prices.