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Farmer Efficiency and Technology Use with Age

  • Nazibrola Lordkipanidze (a1) and Loren W. Tauer (a1)


Productivity of U.S. farmers by age is measured by non-parametric programming using 1992 Census data, decomposed into efficiency and technology Malmquist index components.

Productivity increases slightly with age and then decreases. In most states productivity variations are from technology use rather than efficiency differences.



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