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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 2, Issue 2 (2018)

Research Articles

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Profitability of Developing Beef Heifers on Stockpiled Winter Forages
Zachary David McFarlane, Chris Boyer, and J. Travis Mulliniks

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Annual Net Returns to Cover Crops in Iowa
Alejandro Plastina, Fangge Liu, Wendiam Sawadgo, Fernando E. Miguez, Sarah Carlson, and Guillermo Marcillo

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Impacts of Urbanization on Costs of Production and Land Use in the Central Southern Seaboard: A Farm-Level Analysis
Richard F. Nehring, Kenneth Erickson, James M. Harris, Charlie Hallahan, Ani Katchova, and Flavius Badau