Agricultural Economics Department
The object of the study is to find possibilities of lowering costs and improving operating practices in order that prices paid to farmers for grain might be as high as possible and elevator margins adequate for maintaining the business. Expenses; net income and economic profit, all in terms of per dollar sales or per bushel handled, are used as measures of operating effectiveness by which to analyze variations in elevator business units.
South Dakota spring wheat area, farmer elevator operating costs
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Post, R.E., "Farmers' Elevators in the Spring Wheat Area of South Dakota; Business Operations, 1921-22 to 1930-31" (1933). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 282.