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U.S. Pork Imports and Exports
The changes in U.S. pork trade in the past 20 years are quite impressive. U.S. pork exports have grown from 86 million pounds carcass weight equivalent in 1986 to 2.66 billion pounds in 2005. This paper discusses the changes in pork trade since 1986....
Economic Impact of U.S. Pork Trade, 1986-2008
The changes in U.S. pork trade in the past 23 years are quite impressive. U.S. pork exports have grown from 86 million pounds carcass weight equivalent in 1986 to 3.1 billion pounds in 2007. This paper discusses the changes ...
Economic Impact of U.S. Pork Trade, 1986-2007
The changes in U.S. pork trade in the past 22 years are quite impressive. U.S. pork exports have grown from 86 million pounds carcass weight equivalent in 1986 to 3.1 billion pounds in 2007. This paper discusses the changes ...
Analysis of USDA Mandatory Hog Price Data 2002-2006
The USDA Mandatory Price Reporting System's price data reports started in 2001 as part of the Livestock Reporting Act of 1999. This analysis summarizes reports for 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Analysis of USDA Mandatory Hog Price Data
hogs purchased by packers between midnight and midnight. These reports cover about 90% of the federally inspected hog slaughter. This analysis summarizes reports for 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005....
Economic Impact of U.S. Pork Trade, 1986-2006
The changes in U.S. pork trade in the past 21 years are quite impressive. U.S. pork exports have grown from 86 million pounds carcass weight equivalent in 1986 to 3 billion pounds in 2006. This paper discusses the changes ...
For a Sustainable Agriculture, We Need More Adam Smith, Not Less
There are two competing approaches to sustainability in agriculture. One stresses a strict economic approach in which market forces should be allowed to guide the activities of agricultural producers. The other advocates the need to balance economic...
Trust in Scientists and Food Manufacturers, with Implications for the Public Support of Biotechnology
The purpose of this paper is to determine what factor affect trust in scientists and food manufacturers, and to examine how trust in these institutions affects public support for biotechnology. Data from the U.S. Biotechnology Study reveal...
Does the World Need U.S. Farmers Even if Americans Don't?
that American consumers can import their food more cheaply from other countries than it can produce it. We consider the distinction between U.S. farmers and agriculture and the effect of the U.S. food footprint on developing nations to argue there might...
U.S. Hog Marketing Contract Study
The January 2009 data for hog marketing arrangements or marketing contracts in the USDA Mandatory Price Reporting (MPR) system was summarized for this report. However, participation in the reporting system was voluntary ...
Perceived Economic Pressures and Farmer Ethics
not experiencing economic pressures. To test this hypothesis, we use data from a survey of 3,000 Missouri farmers with farm sales in excess of $10,000 in 2005 in which farmers were asked how acceptable they considered various unethical or questionable farming...
Is the Just Man a Happy Man? An Empirical Study of the Relationship Between Ethics and Subjective Well-being
This paper considers the question of whether ethical decision-making affects a person's happiness. Using cross-country data from the World Values Survey, it is discovered that people who agree that it is never justifiable to engage in ethically...
Migration to rural communities in the Midwest : economic wellbeing and women at the household level
(University of Missouri--Columbia, Department of Agricultural Economics, 2007-01)
adults working in the households and with limited English proficiency. This is consistent with the life stories of women in a small town near a meat processing plant in Missouri....
Three essays on agricultural price volatility
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
The three essays of this dissertation cover issues of understanding and managing price uncertainty across the meat value chain and related futures market. The first essay discussed the implications of recent change in ...
Strategies to develop market access in the Bolivian highlands: two case studies for Chuño and Tunta
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
Two case studies are the focus of this research. The first focuses on promoting collaboration in the market chain to reach markets with higher returns. The second analyzes efforts to improve the quality of the products to ...
The investment horizon issue in user-owned organizations
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
This research addresses the issue of an investment constraint in user-owned agricultural organizations called the horizon problem. Scholars have suggested the restrictions on the transferability of residual claimant rights and the restricted...