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Master of Science (MS)


Applied Economics


W.A. Thoruor


The kinds of agricultural commodities grown in an area result largely from the physical, economic, and institutional setting of the area. Seldom does one factor alone determine the kind of production. The nature of the soil, the amount and the distribution of the precipitation, the topography of the area, and the length of the frost-free growing period are all important. Likewise, location with respect to markets and means of transportation is important, as are also the ownership of the land, the size of the farms, and the balance among the factors of production. The objectives of this study were to ascertain the organization, the rates of production, the receipts and expenses, and the profits involved in operating dairy farms in Duchesne county; and to determine some of the factors affecting profits.