Are bigger farms economically better?

Are bigger farms economically better?

Data assessment addresses accuracy of notion that larger farms have lower costs.

THE notion that larger farms have a different and lower cost structure is widespread; likewise, the idea that larger farms can negotiate lower prices and that they have more acres over which to spread fixed costs seems logical.

Both ideas indicate that, as farms increase in size, their operating costs decrease.

However, the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Assn. (FBFM) and the University of Illinois department of agric

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