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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 in pork trade since 1986...
Production and Marketing Characteristics of U.S. Pork Producers, 2006
The U.S. pork production sector has changed dramatically in recent years. Two decades ago it was made up of hundreds of thousands hog enterprises often part of diversified farming operations. Today, ownership of hogs is ...
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 in January 2006, 2007...
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...
Lessons from Community Entrepreneurship: The Concept of Spawning
Capital-constrained cooperatives are being challenged by producer-members to provide vertical integration opportunities. We find evidence producer groups are utilizing an investment strategy described as spawning. ...