SERA-35 | LSU Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness



SERA-35 - Delta States Farm Management Group

The Delta States Farm Management Group (SERA-35) is a Southern Extension/Research Activity.  Objectives of SERA-35 are: (1.) Host and annual meeting for the purpose of communicating ongoing research and extension programs in farm management and production economics, identify research and extension needs, and discuss approaches for addressing those needs, (2.) Continue the development of computer software and data bases to support the estimation and publication of production costs for major agricultural commodities in the Delta Region of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi and adjacent production areas in other states as needed, and (3.) Evaluate implications of new production technologies, farm policy changes and other factors on the production economics of major crops in the region, including corn, cotton, rice, sorghum, soybeans, sugarcane and wheat.


Presentations at 2016 Meeting:

Economic Analysis of Premium Efficiency and Rewind Motors:  Energy Savings and Increased Efficiency for Arkansas Row Crop Producers Ranjit Mane, Brad Watkins and Chris Henry – University of Arkansas - [pdf]

Procedures Used to Calculate Property Taxes for Forestland in Mississippi James Henderson and Ian Munn – Mississippi State University -  [pdf]

Stocks-To-Use Ratios and Factors of Equilibrium Price Determination for Corn, Soybeans and Wheat - Archie Flanders – University of Arkansas - [pdf]

Return on Investment in On-Farm Storage Reservoirs:  A Landscape Perspective - Tyler Knapp and Kent Kovacs – University of Arkansas - [pdf]

Estimation of Fungicide Cost for Rice Production in the United States - Brad Watkins and Ranjit Mane – University of Arkansas - [pdf]

Using Case Farms to Illustrate Risk Reduction Provided by Crop Insurance and Price Risk Tools for Western Kentucky Grain Farms -    Tyler Mark, Todd Davis and Johnathan Shepherd – University of Kentucky - [pdf]

Grain Dryer Investment Analysis Decision Aid - Jeremy Jack and Larry Falconer – Mississippi State University - [pdf]

Farm Machinery Financing Options - Michael Deliberto – Louisiana State University - [pdf]

Update on Current USDA-NASS Activities - Becky Cross – Delta Regional NASS Office

SERA Directors Communication - Reuben Moore – Mississippi State University