Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-125) 22 pp
Multi-Cropping Practices: Recent Trends in Double-Cropping
Over the last decade, growing demand for agricultural commodities-for both food and fuel-has increased the incentives for farm operators to increase production. Double-cropping has drawn interest as a method to intensify production without expanding acreage. This report develops a baseline analysis of U.S. double-cropping patterns from 1999 to 2012 and briefly explores factors that may influence farmers' double-cropping decisions.
Keywords: multi-cropping; double-cropping; June Area Survey; crop combinations
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