I am working with state of Washington data for the Grain Farming Industry. I have a couple of questions regarding what seem to be inconsistencies in the data between 2009 and 2010. 1) In 2009, total industry output for Grain Farming in Wash was $688,494,141. When I calculate the wheat portion using USDA average 2009 marketing year prices for Washington, and USDA wheat produciton for Washinton I get a whaet contribution that is 90 percent of the total - this makes sense. However, for 2010, the Grain Farming sector shows a total output of $767,705,627. When I use Wash prices and Wash wheat production from USDA for 2010, just wheat produciton has a value over 900 million, significantly more than IMPLAN reports for the entire sector. Given that grain porices were almost 50 percent higher in 2010 vs 2009, and production in Washington was higher, the 2010 total Grain Farming output seems too small. 2) In 2009, IMPLAN reports proprietery income of over 70 million for Grain Farming. In 2010, they report about $32 million, less than half even with prices much higher and produciotn increased. Further, acccording to the prices paid index for farmers from USDA, costs did not change much between 2009 and 2010. How did income go down by more than 50 percent? 3) In 2009, indirect taxes for Grain Farming was over $2 million. In 2010, it is a NEGATIVE 47,000. How did it go negative, and why the huge difference? As far as I can tell there was no significant changes in tax policy as it relates to farms and farm income between those 2 years in Washington. Thanks
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