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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 ...
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.
A New Institutional Economics Perspective on the Relationship Among Societal Values, Governance Structure and Access to Rural Health Care Services
According to New Institutional Economics, transactional activities, governance structures, institutions and beliefs and values are related hierarchically. Williamson (2000) formalizes this framework to show that each governing level must be aligned...
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...
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 ...
Implications of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard for State and National Ethanol Use
This is a partial analysis of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) setting out carbon emission reduction targets for California. Emission estimates of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are explored in a two-step ...
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
(Cambio Center, 2007)
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 ...
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...