• Analysis of the average crop revenue election program, a representative farm approach 

    Gerlt, Scott (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program was created in the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008. The program is intended to help offset years of low market revenues for agricultural producers. However, those ...
  • A case study on the use of focus groups as participatory research 

    Biello, Tim (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Participatory approaches to research involve the commitment of a researcher, as well as those supporting the researcher (i.e., academic institutions, funding organizations), to the other people who are also involved in the ...
  • The changing policy environment for agriculture in the European Union 

    Binfield, Julian (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The EU has undergone two major expansions in just three years, enlarging from 15 members (EU-15) to 25 members in May 2004, and then adding Bulgaria and Romania in January 2007. Agriculture has played a central role in all ...
  • The effects of increased corn-ethanol production on U.S. natural gas prices 

    Whistance, Jarrett (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    In recent years, there has been a push to increase biofuel production in the United States. The biofuel of choice, it seems, has been ethanol produced from corn. The effects of increased corn-ethanol production on the ...
  • Factors influencing agricultural education students' choice to teach 

    Lawver, Rebecca Grace, 1973- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that influence senior level agricultural education students' choice to become secondary agriculture teachers. This study focused on the extent to which beliefs and ...
  • Regulation and distribution of wine in the United States 

    Mullins, Michelle Lee (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This dissertation provides an empirical linkage between New Institutional Economics and the United States alcohol industry, with a specific look at the wine industry. Using an institutional economics framework, it analyzes ...
  • Three essays on agricultural price volatility 

    Yuan, Yiyong (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 ...
  • What is the impact of livelihood strategies on farmers' climate risk perceptions in the Bolivian highlands? 

    Rees, Lisa Marie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The Andean Highland region in Bolivia possesses a harsh climate environment that is highly variable. This study combines risk perception literature and livelihood strategy literature to examine climate risk perceptions. ...