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Free Content Relative Technical and Cost Efficiency of No-Till Farms

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The objective of this paper was to examine the relative technical and cost efficiency of no-till farms in central Kansas. Data from the Kansas Farm Management Association (KFMA) for farms that have adopted a no-till production system and for farms with a conventional or reduced tillage system were utilized in this study. Technical efficiency was not significantly different between the two groups of farms. However, cost efficiency was significantly higher for the no-till farms. The no-till farms were also larger, produced more feed grains and oilseeds, produced less wheat, had higher operating profit margin and asset turnover ratios, and utilized their labor and capital inputs more efficiently.

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Publication date: 2010-04-01

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