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Spectrum, volume 23, number 01
(University of Missouri, Office of Strategic Communications, 1996)
Spectrum, volume 22, number 06
(University of Missouri, Office of Strategic Communications, 1995)
Structural Change in the Biotech Seed and Chemical Industrial Complex
In this paper, the restructuring of the seed and chemical industries is discussed. Impacts on the herbicide and insecticide markets are detailed, along with the contractual relationships between biotechnology seed suppliers ...
Agricultural Biotechnology - Master of the Universe?
Technological innovation is creating a catalyst for new dimensions of growth and a corporate restructuring around the value creation potential of agriculture. This paper provides an overview of the recent commercialization ...
Intellectual Property Rights and Concentration in Agricultural Biotechnology
The relationships between intellectual property rights (IPRs) and structural change are examined in this paper. Intellectual property rights are a complex, multifaceted area and one in which corporate strategies are poorly ...
Public and Private Collaboration on Plant Biotechnology in China
Public private collaboration in plant biotechnology is unusual in China because the private sector plays a very small role in the Chinese agricultural input industry. There are few public private collaborations and also ...
Capital Market Values of Agricultural Biotechnology Firms: How High and Why?
Market values of agricultural seed and biotechnology firms have increased in recent years due to expected future growth increases from a proliferation of new genetic technologies. In this paper, a market valuation index ...
Biotechnology and the Restructuring of the Agricultural Supply Chain
A barrage of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the seed industry, executed by a few large biotechnology and agrochemical companies at sensational prices, has attracted much attention over the last three years. These M&As ...
The Impacts of Biotechnology on the Grain Processing Industry
In this paper, the initial impact of biotechnology in the grain industry is discussed. It is argued that the expected “going-in” value of grains bioengineered for quality improvements has not been fully realized. Anticipation ...
Will Biotechnology Bring Prosperity to Rural America?
In the past, farm technologies have resulted in increased commodity surpluses, reduced prices, and low profit margins for farmers. This situation could change with the development of a value-added grain production system. ...
Biotechnology and the AgChem Industry
Consumer driven developments in biotechnology will create new food systems with customized food products. It is argued that a large percentage of agricultural products will be produced under strict contractual guidelines, ...
Agricultural Biotechnology: Why Do Europeans Have Trouble Accepting It?
Agricultural experts expect "massive changes in agribusiness" when biotechnological methods and products finally penetrate the market place, as Professor Burke reminded us recently in London(Consumer acceptance, 1998). He ...
Trends in Consumer Attitudes about Agricultural Biotechnology
The benefits of agricultural biotechnology have been promised for almost two decades. That promise is becoming reality. A growing number of American farmers are raising crops developed through biotechnology that are protected ...
Fearing Fear: Communication about Agricultural Biotechnology
This article, based on a presentation at the National Agricultural Council's meeting (Chess, 1998), nudges the agbiotech field to look at its communication practices by examining (1) the assumption that education will ...
The Emotional Response to Risks: Inevitable but Not Unmanageable
As the government makes decisions about consumer products, fear and intimidation from several possible sources may distort the accurate assessment of risks, benefits and possible alternatives. This can lead to decisions ...
Public Acceptance of Agricultural Biotechnology
Trends in public attitudes toward agro-biotechnology have been traced and analyzed in many countries around the globe. Over the years, there have been concerns about perceived environmental and food safety risks from the ...
Missouri Grain Summary by County
(University of Missouri Office of Extension, 1999)
Information includes historical acres planted (1975-1999), harvested acres (1945-1999), yield (1945-1999), production (1945-1999), ratio of harvested to planted acres (1975-1999), and yield risk (1963-1999) for corn, ...
(University of Missouri-Columbia, Extension Division, 1999)
Ag Update is a weekly publication presenting information on current agricultural issues that are of interest to Extension personnel in keeping familiar with the current farm financial situation. Listed in the Ag Update ...
The profitability of rBST on U.S. dairy farms
This brief paper addresses some of the issues that surround rBST use on United States (U.S.) dairy farms 5 years after its commercial availability. Specifically, the focus of our inquiry is on two fundamental issues. First, ...
Economics of recombinant bovine somatrotropin on U.S. dairy farms
Since its adoption in 1994 in the United States (U.S.), Monsanto's rBST product, Posilac, has been very rapidly adopted by the commercial dairy industry. It has been shown in repeated studies to be safe for cows and to be ...