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In recent years machinery has been replacing much of the manpower on farms in Western Canada. Since field machinery may only be used for very short periods of time due to the limitations on the crop growing season imposed by the weather, a large and expensive inventory is required by commercial farms. In farming operations, machinery does not normally supply a direct return, but instead supplies a resource which enables a farm operator to undertake activities which will, hopefully, yield a return. Indirectly then, incremental changes in a farmer
influence of machinery inventory, size and price on farm income
Russell, D.G. and F.V. MacHardy 1972. INFLUENCE OF MACHINERY INVENTORY, SIZE AND PRICE ON FARM INCOME. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 14(1):6-10.
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