ERIC Number: ED272761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Economic Indicators of the Farm Sector. Costs of Production, 1985.
Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
This report presents the Economic Research Service's estimates of the costs of producing wheat, feed grains, cotton, and dairy commodities. It includes costs for other farm products that compete with the required commodities, namely rice, peanuts, soybeans, flax, sunflowers, fed cattle, hogs, sheep, and sugar. The report begins by assessing costs and returns on a per-acre basis under three sections of a budget: cash receipts, cash expenses, and economic costs. The budgets are based on national weighted average estimates of all costs associated with the particular enterprise. Cash receipts are also weighted and show expected sales for the given average yield. This 1985 summary is followed by an explanation of account structure, the procedures and methodology used, how to use the data, and the budgets themselves. The budgets are presented in the form of 121 tables with data for 1983-1985. Nineteen regional production maps are provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adults, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Agriculture, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Economic Factors, Economic Research, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.