Start Date

30-11-2000 12:00 AM

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A telephone survey of 2,813 Iowa producers, conducted between December 1999 and February 2000, asked producers if they grew various types of specialty com. The survey was designed in a way that permits statistical inference for the entire state allowing sound numerical estimates to be made for the number of specialty com producers, acres and bushels. This paper provides information on the delivery points, the general types of contracts used, premium methods, percent of specialty grains meeting specifications, and producers' estimates of costs to handle and store value enhanced com. Finally, the paper includes data on the future intentions of producers to exit production specialty com, maintain their current levels of production, or increase their current level of specialty com production.

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Nov 30th, 12:00 AM

Output Trait Specialty Corn Production in Iowa

A telephone survey of 2,813 Iowa producers, conducted between December 1999 and February 2000, asked producers if they grew various types of specialty com. The survey was designed in a way that permits statistical inference for the entire state allowing sound numerical estimates to be made for the number of specialty com producers, acres and bushels. This paper provides information on the delivery points, the general types of contracts used, premium methods, percent of specialty grains meeting specifications, and producers' estimates of costs to handle and store value enhanced com. Finally, the paper includes data on the future intentions of producers to exit production specialty com, maintain their current levels of production, or increase their current level of specialty com production.