Experiment Station Record, Volume 92, January-June, 1945 Page: 125
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19451 AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS 125
D. A.); Problems of Achieving Maximum Food and Fiber Production in the
Mississippi Valley, by H. C. M. Case (pp. 197-213) (Univ. Ill.); Working With
Farmers to Achieve Maximum Production, by L. G. Allbaugh (pp. 214-231)
(Iowa State Col.); Farm Work Simplification Studies, by E. C. Young (pp. 232239)
(Purdue Univ.); and Implications of Land Value Control, by W. G. Murray
(pp. 240-257) (Iowa Expt. Sta.).
[Papers and notes on agricultural economics] (Jour. Farm Econ., 26 (1944),
No. 2, pp. 273-358, 373-405, illus. 5).-Included are the following papers not noted
elsewhere: Cotton Surplus Disposal Programs, by L. D. Howell (pp. 273-291);
Cooperative Relationships and Business Performance, by M. A. Abrahamsen (pp.
292-308) (W. Va. Expt. Sta.); Future Trends in Germany's Agricultural System,
by N. Robinson (pp. 309-326); Measuring the Effect of Agricultural Advertising,
by A. F. Wolf (pp. 327-347); and Some Economic Effects of Graduated Income
Tax Rates on Investors in Farm Capital, by A. A. Dowell and G. E. Toben (pp.
348-358) ' (Univ. Minn.).
Notes as follows are also included: Vertical Farm Diversification, by D. H.
Doane (pp. 373-378); In Defense of an Adequate Diet, by W. Kling (pp. 379382)
(U. S. D. A.); The Influence of Prices on Agricultural Production, by W. C.
Waite and R. W. Cox (pp. 382-388) (Univ. Minn.); Interpretation of Variations
in Cost for a Group of Individual Firms, by H. E. Erdman (pp. 388-391) (Univ.
Calif.); Farmers' Investments-A Neglected Field, by L. F. Miller (pp. 391-396)
(U. S. D. A.); The Shift Toward Medium Staple Cotton, by C. D. Hyson (pp.
396-399); and Volume of United States Exports and Imports of Foods, 1909-43,
by G. L. Nelson (pp. 399-405) (U. S. D. A.).
[Investigations in agricultural economics by the North Dakota Station]
(North Dakota Sta. Bimo. Bul. 6 (1944), No. 6, pp. 36-41).-An article, Land
Market Activity in; North Dakota, by R. L. Berger (pp. 36-38) (coop. U. S. D. A.),
includes tables with discussion showing the voluntary and distress transfers and
the number of properties sold by type of sellers and buyers by tenure in Morton,
Stutsman, Traill, and Ward Counties during the first three months of 1943 and
1944. The tables of farm prices, by P. V. Hemphill (pp. 39-41), are brought
down to June 15, 1944.
Statistical investigations of farm sample surveys in Iowa, Florida, and California,
R. J. JESSEN and E. E. HOUSEMAN. (Coop. U. S. D. A.). (Iowa Sta.
Res. Bu. 329 (1944), pp. 261-338, illus. 8).-The results are presented of a statistical
analysis of data obtained in surveys by the grid method of sampling made primarily
to secure facts on farm employment in the 99 counties of Iowa, 26 of the 67
counties of Florida, and 9 California counties. The findings and conclusions were
that the grid method of sampling "can be adapted to widely differing farming situations
and if properly used will provide unbiased samples of farms.
"The most suitable size of grid for sampling varies according to the nature of
the farming area and to the kind and extent of stratification, the method of estimation
or expansion and cost situations for the kinds of inquiries being considered. The
best size of grid for the surveys considered seems to be somewhat between a quartersection
and a full-section.
"Stratification, if properly applied, is an effective and efficient means of reducing
sampling error. In many of the counties where farm types differ so widely, such
as in California and Florida, stratification by geographic area alone does not effectively
divide the sampling population into groups which are homogeneous enough.
In these regions schemes of stratification which make some use of information available
on such features as land use and the number of farms per grid should be employed.
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