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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 4, Issue 1 (2021)

Research Articles

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The Role of Farmer Heterogeneity in Nutrient Management: A Farm-Level Analysis
Hua Wang, Naveen Adusumilli, Daniel Fromme, and Keith Shannon

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Financing Beef Cow Herd Building for Beginning Ranchers
Abby ShalekBriski, Eric A. DeVuyst, Cheryl S. DeVuyst, Roger Sahs, Matt Stockton, and Katlin Ramy

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Farm Efficiency and Productivity Growth: The Effect of Commodity Prices
Elizabeth Canales, Jason S. Bergtold, and Allen Featherstone

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The Cover Crop Seed Industry: An Indiana Case Study
John C. Tyndall, Adriana Valcu-Lisman, Melanie Bogert, and Abigail Zobrodsky

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A Model of Farm Transition Planning for the U.S. Plains
Garret Reed, Shannon Ferrell, Eric A. DeVuyst, and Rodney Jones