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The Development Of U.S. Agricultural Research And Education: An Economic Perspective, Wallace E. Huffman, Robert E. Evenson Dec 1989

The Development Of U.S. Agricultural Research And Education: An Economic Perspective, Wallace E. Huffman, Robert E. Evenson

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This part examines the impact of U.S. agricultural research and education on agricultural productivity. Chapter 10 reviews the principles of productivity index number construction, examines issues in sector and regional productivity measurement, and summarizes new estimates of crop .and livestock productivity for U.S. regions and states. The Delta region has the highest rate of crop livestock, and aggregate multiform productivity increase during 1950-82. The Corn Belt region has a relatively low rate of productivity increase during the study period and it ranked last among the ten regions in livestock productivity increases.


Use Of The U.S. Treasury Bond Futures Market By Rural Commercial Banks To Increase Bond Portfolio Returns, Loren Tauer Aug 1978

Use Of The U.S. Treasury Bond Futures Market By Rural Commercial Banks To Increase Bond Portfolio Returns, Loren Tauer

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Rural agricultural banks are similar in legal and operating structure to their urban counterparts yet they face several institutional and environmental conditions that are dissimilar from urban banks. Some of these are the rural banks relative inability to tap the national money markets with their financial instruments and their seasonal loan demand and liquidity requirement resulting from the seasonal agricultural crop production cycle. Because of seasonality of operations, the agricultural bank has normally found it necessary to remain more liquid by holding additional assets as investments, especially during the winter months. These investments, since they are short-term, usually yield a ...