Campus Units

Agronomy, Economics, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2018

Journal or Book Title

Journal of the ASFMRA

Publisher

American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

Place of Publication

Glendale, CO

First Page or Article ID Number

90

Last Page

103

Abstract

This study uses partial budgets to assess the annual net private economic returns to cover crop use in Midwest row crop farms. Data were compiled through an online survey to farm operators that manage production systems with and without cover crops. The average net returns to cover crops terminated with herbicides followed by corn was negative, but the average net return to cover crops terminated with herbicides followed by soybeans was positive. Cost-share payments tend to be insufficient to cover all private costs associated with cover crop use, but are a critical incentive to support this practice.

JEL Classification

Q, Q01, Q12

Comments

This article is published as Plastina, Alejandro, Fangge Liu, Wendiam Sawadgo, Fernando Miguez, and Sarah Carlson. "Partial budgets for cover crops in Midwest row crop farming." Journal of the ASFMRA (2018): 90-103. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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