Farm Family Characteristics and the Viability of Farm Households in Wisconsin, Mississippi, and Tennessee Report as inadecuate




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The authors used data from sample surveys of farm households in Wisconsin, MISSISSIPPI, and Tennessee to examine the relationship of farm household Viability to human resource, farm business, and financial characteristics Viability IS measured as the ratio of farm and nonfarm Income to consumption expenses, capital replacement costs, and principal payments Households are grouped by region, gross sales, farm type, operator off-farm employment, and farm business plans Regression results indicate that factors associated with viability differ by household group Farm size is associated positively with viability only for larger full-time farmers in MISSISSIPPI and Tennessee and for households planning to leave farming

Keywords: Farm viability ; family farms ; farm households ; Wisconsin ; Mississippi ; Tennessee

Subject(s): Agribusiness

Consumer/Household Economics

Farm Management

Issue Date: 1986

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/149313 Published in: Agricultural Economics Research, Volume 38, Number 2 Page range: 11-27

Total Pages: 17

Record appears in: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) > Economic Research Service > Agricultural Economics Research





Author: Smale, Melinda ; Saupe, William E. ; Salant, Priscilla

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/149313?ln=en



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