Sources of Rising Unit Costs of Producing Cotton in the Texas High Plains

Date

1990

Authors

Ethridge, Don E.
Bednarz, Marcus S.

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National Cotton Council of America

Abstract

The cost of producing a pound of cotton on the High Plains of Texas rose faster than in other regions of the u.s. between 1970 and 1985. These rising costs may occur from two basic forces--yields and/or rising input use and/or costs. This study analyzed these factors and estimated how much of the increase in cost per pound has been due to each of these factors. It was found that during the 1977-1987 study period, yield declines have been responsible for more of the per pound cost increases in the Southern High Plains than have input costs per acre.

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Bednarz, M.S., D. Ethridge. "Sources of Rising Unit Costs of Producing Cotton in the Texas High Plains." Beltwide Cotton Conference, (1990):390-393.