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Efficiency of the farm firm


Efficiency of the farm firm



Amer. Econ. Rev, Menasha, Wis. 54(3): 97-106



The general position of that third of all farms in the USA which produces three-fourths of sales is reviewed. An important question is whether the rate of change in the farm firm should have been any more rapid over the last 15 years in major farming areas. Recent studies suggest that the typical commercial US farm departs a third or more from a scale allowing a fairly full attainment of the cost economies associated with modern machine technology.

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