Variables selected to represent the farm structure component of the theoretical model are: access to government technical assistance, days worked off-farm, acres owned, acres usually cultivated, percent grain farmer, debt-to-asset-ratio, and gross farm income
The tax treatment of drainage deductions was limited by gross farm income
before the 1986 tax legislation.
FARM INCOME According to the preliminary forecast for 2009, gross farm income
is forecast at $348.
If realized, the 2008 expenses will constitute 77 percent of gross farm income
, slightly more than in 2007.
Gross farm income
" was measured by asking primary farm operators to select the income category that best represented their gross farm income
for the 1997 crop year.
Its definition of net income is similar to the one used by Ahmad and Chaudhry (1987) who calculate net income per acre by deducting cash as well as imputed costs from gross farm income
All producers surveyed had a minimum Gross Farm Income
The independent variables chosen to represent these components are: risk scale score, impact of own chemicals on water quality, importance of conservation information, percent grain farmer, acres cultivated, debt-to-asset ratio, gross farm income
, age of primary farm operator, education of primary farm operator, years farming, inter-generational transfer of land, likelihood conservation investments profitable, and impact of erosion on resale value.
The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) is set to release its latest installment--a National Media Usage Update with a base sample of 1,500 $100,000+ gross farm income
producers balanced by state USDA Ag Census populations for the 48 states (no interviews were done in Hawaii or Alaska).
It is expected that Mennonites will participate less often in government farm programs, will work less often in nonfarm jobs for wages, will report greater diversification within the farm production system, will report lower gross farm income
, will report longer tenure of farm ownership and operation, will cultivate fewer acres of land, will rent fewer acres of land for agricultural purposes, will report a lower debt-to-asset ratio, and will employ more traditional farming practices than their non-Mennonite counterpart.
farm households with at least $50,000 in gross farm income
, AMR has a projectable sample of unaided radio listening representing 359,427 (74%) of those households.
According to the current forecast for 2008, gross farm income