• The economic and performance impact of technology adoption 

    Shryock, Jereme J. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Since first commercialized in 1996, biotech corn has experienced rapid adoption. By 2010 over 75% of the corn planted area in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, and the Philippines was planted with ...
  • Extensions of a maximum entropy estimated Markov decision process in the United States agricultural economy 

    Donahue, Dustin J., 1982- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    With an increase in the US focus on biorenewable energy, more forces are competing for agricultural land. This structural change in the agricultural economy warrants re-examination of the relationships between agricultural ...
  • Technical analysis of evolving farm organization 

    Elliott, Matthew Stewart (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    In the 20th century, some farm organizations have evolved to include more separation of ownership and control, formality, and complexity. We examine propositions of existing theory on the effects to farm success and farm ...
  • Three essays on Black Sea grain markets 

    Goychuk, Kateryna, 1985- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Russia and Ukraine (often referred to as the Black Sea region) have recently emerged as major world grain exporters. Just in the 2011/12 marketing year, according to the USDA (2013) they were among the top ten global ...