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Yin Qu

Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School


First Advisor

Larry Janssen


This research project attempts to project financial growth (or decline) and survival prospects of a simulated cash grain farm in South Dakota within nine years (1989 – 1997) under alternative economic scenarios. This research is intended to provide farm owners, farm operators and the agricultural policy makers with some knowledge about major factors affecting farm growth and survival. The dynamic farm simulation model employed in the research is FLIPSIM V.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Family farms -- Economic aspects -- South Dakota
Farm ownership -- Economic aspects -- South Dakota
Farm tenancy -- Economic aspects -- South Dakota




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