Agroecosystems Economics in the Texas High Plains: A 10-year analysis, 1999-2008

2015

Based on 10 years of Texas Tech University research, integrated cotton-forage-beef cattle systems are just as profitable as cotton monoculture systems. But there’s more. Integrated crop-livestock systems use less irrigation water, are more energy efficient, preserve soils by reducing wind erosion, and have a lower economic risk related to specific-loss events, such as a drought.

This bulletin covers 10 years of Texas High Plains economics analyses, from 1999-2008.

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