Hello. I am hoping to estimate the economic contribution of hay production in a rural county in Oregon. We have estimated the total quantity of hay produced and the market price of hay. Our initial plan was to run the market value of hay produced as an industry sales event in IMPLAN 536 sector 10 (All other crop farming). However, I have learned that much of the hay produced in this region is not sold, but rather consumed on the farm by cattle. Can I still put the market value of hay produced in an industry sales change? I'm not sure if this sector assumes that some of the production is consumed and not sold.
I also have some data on variable expenses to grow the hay, but no other data related to direct effects (e.g. no employment or labor income or sales data), so I'm not sure if an analysis by parts is a good alternative. Thanks for your help!
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