Many of the popular suggestions for improving energy use under mechanized agriculture would result in a reduction in total food supply or they are in conflict with economic decisions. This paper examines several of these suggestions and identifies the economic limits to their implementation. The choice of food products or techniques of production must be evaluated in the context of all uses of energy. Only a market system is capable of permitting every consumer to express his preferences for the infinite array of foods and energy uses.
Hill, Lowell D., "Economic Restraints on Reduced Energy Use in Agriculture" (1977). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 286, pp. 250-257.
4th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1977: Oct. 11-13, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
International Energy Economics
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13 Oct 1977