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Using the concept of negentropy and ordinary least squares, this article investigatesthe role of public and private information sources m forming growers' Yield perceptionsPaid private consultants reduced the discrepancy between gamma-distributedactual and perceived Yield distributions, whereas farm advisor contacts tended toincrease the discrepancy between actual and perceived Yield distnbutions for a groupof 28 cotton growers m California's San Joaquin Valley Results were inconclusivefor extension research personnel and other agricultural Scientists, chemical companymeetings, grower meetings, farm publications, and educational level

Keywords: Information sources ; negentropy ; gamma distribution

Subject(s): Agricultural and Food Policy

Research Methods/ Statistical Methods

Issue Date: 1984-01

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: Published in: Agricultural Economics Research, Volume 36, Number 1 Page range: 8-11

Total Pages: 4

Record appears in: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) > Economic Research Service > Agricultural Economics Research

Autor: Farnsworth, Richard L. ; Moffitt, L. Joe


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