Many economists are familiar with optimal control as a theoretical tool. However, the ability to empirically solve dynamic problems is limited. This paper introduces to the general Agricultural Economics audience a mathematical programming method which has been used success fully for over four years. The basic idea is a straightforward extension of static programming techniques already familiar to economists.
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