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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1959. Department of Agricultural Economics.


Copyright 1959, the author. Used by permission.


This thesis covers the results of a study of the effects of farm operator’s tenure status on their farm operations in the short-run. The primary objective of the study was to examine the way variable resources are allocated and enterprises combined within agricultural firms under different tenure classes. The tenure classes considered were owner-operators, crop-share cash tenants, and livestock-share tenants. The data used were obtained from a random block sample of farm operators on the Marshall-Sharpsburg-Burchard soil association in southeastern Nebraska for the 1957 productive year. The farmers were further restricted to those farming land made up of the Marshall series and Sharpsburg soil series, upland phases.

Advisor: Howard W. Ottoson