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Henry Agard Wallace, the Iowa Corn Yield Tests, and the Adoption of Hybrid Corn

Richard C. Sutch

NBER Working Paper No. 14141
Issued in June 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

Thanks to Connie Chow and Hiroko Inoue for research assistance, to Susan B. Carter for critical advice, to Mason Gaffney for prodding questions that stimulated much further research, and to Norman Ellstrand for assistance with the plant biology. Financial support was provided by a National Science Foundation Grant: "Biocomplexity in the Environment, Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems." Administrative support was provided by the Biotechnology Impacts Center and the Center for Economic and Social Policy at the University of California, Riverside. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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