Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version

April 2002


Published in Cornhusker Economics, 04/10/2002. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


Farm Factors that Create Value - Farm products can be produced in a number of ways that create value in the minds of consumers. Animal production systems such as pork production that eliminate the use of antibiotics would be one example. Humane treatment in animal production systems, from reduced confinement to free range to careful handling and transporting, is another. Specific genetics can be used which improve the quality, appearance or eating characteristics of the meat. Crops likewise can be of certain genetic material, raised organically or produced to meet a food grade standard for a specific product.