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Situation and Outlook Report: Agricultural Resources

Measuring farmland and farm building values

Measuring farmland and farm building values Measuring Farmland and Farm Building Values Real Estate Values Were Revised In 1991, we revised our procedure for estimating farm real estate values. Because 1989 and 1990 estimates represent forecasts indexed from the 1988 Bureau of the Census bench mark values, 1989 and 1990 State and U.S. estimates were […]

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Agricultural Resources: Pesticides

Pesticides – herbicide and pesticide prices and consumption Pesticides Prices Herbicide and insecticide prices have generally risen over the past 3 years (table 25). Pesticide manufacturers increased expenditures for research and development of new products and to develop additional data to reregister older products. In addition, many pesticide manufacturers have embarked on expensive biotechnology research. […]

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Managing price risk with diammonium phosphate and anhydrous ammonia futures contracts

Managing price risk with diammonium phosphate and anhydrous ammonia futures contracts Gerald Plato Trading of diammonium phosphate (DAP) futures contracts began on October 18, 1991, on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). In addition, trading of anhydrous ammonia (AA) futures contracts is scheduled to begin in September.(1) DAP and AA futures trading, if successful, will […]

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Situation and Outlook Report: Agricultural Resources

Agricultural Resources: Trends in resource protection policies in agriculture

Trends in resource protection policies in agriculture William M. Crosswhite Trends in Resource Protection Policies in Agriculture Abstract: Conservation is a key policy instrument in resource protection and environmental quality programs to control erosion and runoff from agricultural lands. It has contributed to maintaining soil productivity, reducing commodity surpluses through cropland acreage diversion, and controlling […]