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Willsie, Roger H. (1963) The economics of classifying farmland between alternative uses (Research Bulletin: Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station of Nebraska No. 208)
At present some farm programs are aimed at reducing the acreage of land used for crop production. These programs have the objectives of reducing quantities of certain farm commodities and conserving land resources. By shifting land from the production of certain farm commodities to other commodities or to grass, total farm income may be raised and the costs of farm price support and storage programs reduced. In programs to shift land use a classification of land based on economic criteria would be useful. The primary concern of this study was with methods for identifying the economic margin between land uses; the emphasis is on identifying the crop-range margin in the Great Plains area.