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The Journal of Applied Farm Economics (JAFE) serves as a vehicle for publishing applied research articles and notes, reviews, and teaching case studies related to the business of production agriculture. Interdisciplinary submissions are encouraged.

Subjects covered by JAFE include but are not limited to: animal and crop production, risk management, risk aversion, animal welfare, sustainability, precision farming, portfolio analysis, estate planning, succession planning, farmland values, land tenure and rental, strategy, growth, budgeting, technology, efficiency and productivity, cost of capital, margin hedging, decision analysis, liquidity, marketing, hedging, crop insurance, machinery, capital budgeting, optimal replacement, leasing, real options, derivatives, farm finance, capital structure, on-farm experiments, forming expectations, contracting, agricultural policy, input markets, managing inputs use, custom operations, organic farming, direct marketing, farmers’ markets, input and manure management, price forecasting, benchmarking, financial forecasting, farm human resources, accounting and taxation, farm law, appraisal, cooperatives, teaching farm management, farm management case studies, farm simulation modeling, and farm math programming models.

Volume 3, Issue 2 (2020)

Research Articles

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Determinants of Feedlot Cattle Death Loss Rates
Mark Buda, Kellie Curry Raper, John Michael Riley, and Derrell S. Peel

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Bred Heifer Price Determinants in the Southeast
Christopher Boyer, Andrew P. Griffith, Jada M. Thompson, Justin Rhinehart, Kenneth H. Burdine, and Kevin Laurent

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Differences in the Determinants of Retirement Preparation between Farm and Nonfarm Households
Sheri L. Worthy, Travis Mountain, Swarn Chatterjee, Carrie Johnson, Elizabeth Kiss, Barbara O'Neill, Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head, and Michael S. Gutter

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The Role of Variable Rate Technology in Fertilizer Usage
Terry Wayne Griffin and LaVona Traywick