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Title: Farming for Net Profit

item Archer, David

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/6/2009
Publication Date: 2/17/2009
Citation: Archer, D.W. 2009. Farming for Net Profit. Meeting Abstract.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Many factors can influence farm management decisions. One important factor is economic returns. Staying in farming requires dealing with a wide range of changing conditions. Given these changing conditions, it is particularly important to “get the big decisions right”. This requires evaluating impacts at the whole-farm level. Field research examples are used to demonstrate key considerations including the value of building flexibility into farming systems to take advantage of changing conditions, and the multiple benefits of diversification.