Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-202) 62 pp

December 2018

U.S. Rice Production in the New Millennium: Changes in Structure, Practices, and Costs

Farms growing rice changed significantly from 2000 to 2013 in terms of operation size and the ways in which rice is produced. The adoption of new technologies in rice farming pushed per-acre production costs higher, but rice yields and productivity also increased, offsetting the higher costs.

Keywords: rice, farm productivity, hybrid seed, herbicide-tolerant seed, precision farming, cost-of-production, economies of size, Agricultural Resource Management Survey

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