Soil and Crop Choice

  • Peter Berck
  • Lunyu XieEmail author
Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 50)


This contribution uses econometric analysis to uncover the various factors driving crop choice in six states along the Mississippi River. Aside from temperature and precipitation, soil characteristics are also included as explanatory factors—which is a factor often omitted from many studies. The analysis shows soil to be a key determinant of corn and soybean area in the regions studied.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agricultural and Resource EconomicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Energy Economics, School of Applied EconomicsRenmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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