Agronomy and Horticulture Department

 

Date of this Version

7-2008

Comments

Published in HortScience (July 2008) 43(4): 1,228. Copyright 2008, American Society for Horticultural Science. Used by permission.

Abstract

Diversification of traditional row-crop farming in the Corn Belt is seen as advantageous in providing a wider economic base, decreasing economic risk associated with the link between commodity grain and cattle, increasing net farm income, and increasing biodiversity in the region. As farm size has increased to provide sufficient farm income, farm operations during the critical planting and harvesting windows are seen as limits to additional on-farm enterprises.

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