A paper coauthored by Sergio Lence, professor, and Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, was published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Their paper is titled, "An Empirical Investigation of Productivity Spillovers along the Agricultural Supply Chain." Changes to productivity on the farm could have implications for productivity in other segments of the economy. Identifying these productivity linkages can help reveal synergies between agriculture and other industries in an effort to promote economic growth or to dampen negative spillovers that may also occur.
Their paper was submitted to the 2020 Agricultural Symposium, "The Roots of Agricultural Productivity Growth," which was cancelled due to the pandemic.