Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Agricultural Economics

Major Professor

Larry M. Boone

Committee Members

Thomas J. Whatley, William E. Goble


The purpose of the study was to provide information for present and potential snap bean producers concerning the inputs of labor, mater-ial, cost of production and marketing, returns, and practices of pro-ducers in Carter and Johnson Counties, Tennessee. The specific objectives were: 1. To determine the labor and material requirements per acre for producing snap beans in small, medium, and large acre-age groups. 2. To find the variable, fixed, and total costs and returns per farm and per acre for producing and marketing snap beans in the small, medium, and large acreage groups. 3. To determine whether the costs of material inputs and costs of production and marketing were significantly dif-ferent between small, medium, and large acreage groups of snap bean producers. 4. To present information on the organization of the perti-nent marketing area and to describe the marketing prac-tices of snap bean growers. 5. To analyze fluctuations in snap bean prices by days, weeks, and months, for the 1964 and 1966 marketing seasons.

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