University of California

New index measures returns to risk in crop production


Steven C. Blank

Author Affiliations

S. C. Blank is an Extension Economist at the Agricultural Economics Department, at the University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 45(3):36-39. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n03p36. May 1991.

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Now crop producers have an index that predicts returns from risk in agriculture. Adapted from stock portfolio strategies, the index is one of the first to be applied to farming. Crop diversification will be described as a risk management strategy and evaluated using the index with data from three sample counties.

Blank S. 1991. New index measures returns to risk in crop production. Hilgardia 45(3):36-39. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n03p36
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