ECONOMIC EXPERIENCE AND PERCEPTIONS OF UNITED-STATES HIGH-PLAINS FARMERS 1979-1984 Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Farmers over a five-state area on the High Plains, stretching from Texas to Nebraska, were interviewed in 1985 to determine their perceptions of conditions and changes in climate, aquifer, and economics. Economic questions farmers were asked included their farm net-revenues from the previous year (1984) and from five years prior (1979), what major problems currently face agriculture, and their preferences concerning different economic approaches to farming. Economic problems far outweighed water supply and weather problems among contemporary farmers on the High Plains. Many farms see changes in farming practices as inevitable for the High Plains region, but cannot implement them until economic conditions improve. -from Authors

published proceedings

  • JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

author list (cited authors)

  • TAYLOR, J. G., & LACEWELL, R. D.

complete list of authors

  • TAYLOR, JG||LACEWELL, RD

publication date

  • June 1988