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Exploring the symbiotic relationship of plants and microbes by mass spectrometry imaging
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
Current practices in agriculture make use of chemical inputs including nitrogen fertilizers to provide high crop yields since nitrogen is often the limiting nutrient in field soil. However, nitrogen fertilizer use has negative impacts; such as due...
Evaluation of soy hulls as the principal ingredient in a beef cattle receiving ration
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
Adjusting cattle to grain based diets from predominately forage diets remains one of the production problems facing beef cattle producers. When cattle are introduced to grain based diets they have a tendency to experience ...
A study of the property rights constraints in US agricultural cooperatives : theory and evidence
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 1998)
This research addresses the issue of efficient user-owned and controlled organizational design. Using agricultural cooperatives as an example set of user-owned and controlled institutional arrangements, the economic issue examined is the degree...
Product differentiation and the role of contracts : the US pork industry case
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
This dissertation studies factors influencing the rapid transition from spot markets to contracts recently observed in the exchanges between farm producers and processors or distributors. In particular, it attempts to fill ...