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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
The USDA Mandatory Price Reporting System Price Data Reports started in 2001 as part of the Livestock Reporting Act of 1999. Each weekday USDA releases three reports on negotiated hog prices which are named after their ...
Are Hedonic Second-Stage Characteristic Demand Reflective of Actual Characteristic Demands?
Employing characteristic demand modeling theory to derive input characteristic values, we used these values to estimate characteristic demand models and compare results from this procedure (indirect) to characteristic ...
Are Farmers of the Middle Distinctively “Good Stewards?” Evidence from the Missouri Farm Poll, 2006
This paper considers the question of whether middle-scale farmers, which are defined as producers generating between $100,000 and $250,000 in sales annually, are better agricultural stewards than small and large-scale producers. The study...
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...
Production and Marketing Characteristics of U.S. Pork Producers, 2006
. With the help of PORK magazine, the National Pork Board, Pig Improvement Company and the hundreds of producers who responded to the survey, we have taken a snapshot for the year 2006....
U.S. Hog Marketing Contract Study
, and 2008. In 2006 Congress renewed the law making reporting mandatory, but all the necessary rules for implementation were not completed by January 2008. In January 2009 reporting was again mandatory. However, we believe the voluntary and mandatory data...
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...
Perceived Economic Pressures and Farmer Ethics
We consider the effect of perceived economic pressures on the ethical attitudes of farmers. We hypothesize that an increase in the economic pressures a farmer faces could result in that farmer being more tolerant of unethical conduct than farmers...
Production and Marketing Characteristics of U.S. Pork Producers - 2003
Bertold Brecht once said, “Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.” Because things in the U.S. pork industry never seem to “stay the way they are,” researchers at the University of ...
Markets, Contracts, or Integration? The Adoption, Diffusion, and Evolution of Organizational Form
forms. This paper lays out a more dynamic framework for understanding the evolution of organizational practices in U.S. agriculture, drawing on theories of the diffusion of technology and organizational complementarities. Using recent trends as stylized...
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 ...