Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Version of Record

Publication Date

5-2021

Keywords

bivariate ordered logit model, conservation practice, factor analysis, future adoption likelihood

Abstract

Using bivariate ordered logit models, we investigate factors that determine farmers’ perceptions of cover-crop profitability and likelihood of future usage in the climate transition zone of the Northern Great Plains. Our results indicate that approximately 40% of long-term (10+ years) users perceived a profit increase of more than 5%. Additionally, future adoption decisions are positively affected by environment-oriented attitudes and negatively affected by prioritizing short-term profitability. More efforts can be directed toward educational programs that enhance understanding of the short- versus long-term economic benefits of cover crops.

Publication Title

Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Volume

46

Issue

2

First Page

287

Last Page

307

DOI of Published Version

10.22004/ag.econ.304768

Publisher

Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Rights

© 2021 the Author(s)

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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