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The ARMS found that operators with annual gross sales of $250,000 or more were more likely than smaller operators to use hedging, forward contracting, and virtually all other types of risk management strategies. In contrast, operators with sales under $50,000 were less likely to use forward contracting or hedging, and fewer reported using enterprise diversification to reduce risk. The ARMS data also indicated that producers in the Corn Belt and Northern Plains were somewhat more likely to use risk management strategies than those in the Southern Plains, Northeast, and Appalachia.

4 million nationwide, of which 6 million worked in nonmetro areas. 9 million, B 27 Figure 3-1. Manufacturing employment, metro and nonmetro counties, 1970-97— After falling in the 1980’s, nonmetro manufacturing employment has turned around in the 1990’s Index (1970=100) 150 Nonmetro 125 100 Metro 75 50 1970 75 80 85 90 95 97 Note: Based on 1983 metro-nonmetro definition. Source: ERS analysis of Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Economic Information System data. respectively. 3 million, the nonmetro workforce had barely increased to 5 million.

S. total equals 850,177 acres. 1997 data. Economic Research Service, USDA 42 — — — — — — — Percent 4,060 4,856 Idaho California N. Dakota Montana Minnesota Wisconsin Colorado Iowa Florida Nebraska 47 78 33 Percent Number Growers (plants & animals) 44 -7 111 120 3 ing and technical infrastructure, inability to capture marketing economies, insufficient numbers of processors and distributors, and limited access to capital. State and private certifier fees for inspections, pesticide residue testing, and other services represent an added production expense for organic producers.

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