A comparison of data collected through farm management associations and the Agricultural Resource Management Survey

Todd H. Kuethe, Brian Briggeman, Nicholas D. Paulson, Ani L. Katchova

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to compare the characteristics of farms who participate in farm management associations to the wider population of farms at the state level. Design/methodology/approach – Farm-level records obtained from the USDA’s Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) are compared to similar data obtained from farm management associations in three states: Illinois, Kansas, and Kentucky. Findings – Data collected through farm management associations tend to represent larger farms and a greater share of crop producers as compared to livestock producers. Association data, however, capture a greater share of younger farm operators. Originality/value – This is the first study to compare farm statistics from several farm management associations to ARMS, and the study confirms the findings of existing studies of prior USDA surveys.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)492-500
Number of pages9
JournalAgricultural Finance Review
Volume74
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 28 2014

Keywords

  • Agricultural finance
  • Agricultural resource management
  • Data collection
  • Farm managment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)

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