Items in this collection are the scholarly output of the Department of Agricultural Economics faculty, staff, and students, either alone or as co-authors, and which may or may not have been published in an alternate format. Items may contain more than one file type.

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  • Women in Higher Education: Social Sciences at Land Grant Universities in the U.S. 

    Rastegari-Henneberry, Shida; Valdivia, Corinne B.; Wells, Betty Lynn, 1950- (2002-02)
    Viewed nationally, the rapid entry rate of women into higher education in the U.S. during recent decades gives gender a special place among the categories of academic diversity to consider. Over the past twenty years, the ...
  • The Economic and Social Value of Floodplain Agroforestry to Rural Development 

    Valdivia, Corinne B.; Raedeke, Andrew; Hodge, Sandra S.; Green, John J.; Godsey, Larry D., 1967- (2002-02)
    This study presents the initial findings of two research activities conducted to understand the role of stakeholders with potential influence in decisions to adopt agroforestry practices. This includes land owners, farmers, ...
  • Analysis of a Climatically Variable Production Function 

    Materer, Susan; Valdivia, Corinne B. (2002-02)
    Analysis of a small agropastoral community in Bolivia during a climatically vulnerable year, provided insight into how households diversify and change productions strategies in order to secure income and food consumption. ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Characteristics and Importance to Climatic Uncertainty 

    Materer, Susan; Valdivia, Corinne B.; Gilles, Jere Lee (2002-02)
    This paper details the importance of indigenous knowledge systems in developing countries around the world. Farmers, communities, and households that live in risky environments, have developed intricate systems of ...
  • Why a Well Functioning Market Generates Asymmetry of Farm and Wholesale Prices for Hogs and Pork 

    Bullock, J. Bruce, 1940- (2010-11)
    Conventional wisdom suggests that weekly prices at farm, wholesale, and retail levels should exhibit symmetry. Observation of asymmetrical price movements is submitted as evidence of the existence and use of "market power" ...
  • The Effect of Trust on Public Support for Biotechnology: Evidence from the U.S. Biotechnology Study, 1997-1998 

    James, Harvey S. (Harvey Stanley) (2002-05)
    The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent to which trust directly affects public support for biotechnology, particularly in applications to food production and genetic modification of crop plants. Unlike previous ...
  • Economic Feasibility of Impermeable Lagoon Covers 

    Massey, Raymond E., 1957-; Lazarus, Bill; Fleming, Ron; Miner, Ron; Williams, Doug; Lory, John A. (John Albert); Safley, Mac; Shanklin, Dennis (2002-04)
    This paper addresses the economic feasibility of complying with the proposed rule of “a zero discharge requirement from the production area that does not allow for an overflow under any circumstances,” presented as “Option ...
  • Finding Solutions to Ethical Problems in Agriculture 

    James, Harvey S. (Harvey Stanley) (2002-05)
    This paper distinguishes between two types of ethical problems. A Type I ethical problem is one in which there is no consensus as to what is ethical. A Type II ethical problem is one in which there is a consensus as to ...
  • Crop Basis Patterns in the Presence of Spatial Competition and Government Intervention 

    Parcell, Joseph L. (2002-05)
    This study analyzes the effect of the Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) program, established under the Federal Agriculture Improvement Reform (FAIR) act of 1996, on corn and soybean basis pattern patterns in Missouri. Additionally, ...
  • Emerging IP Markets: The Tokyo Grain Exchange Non-GMO Soybean Contract 

    Parcell, Joseph L. (2002-05)
    This research provides an overview of the development of the Tokyo Grain Exchange non-GMO soybean contract as an identity preserved futures contract. The development of this contract is unique, relative to the development ...
  • Cash Ethanol Cross-Hedging Opportunities 

    Franken, Jason R. V.; Parcell, Joseph L. (2002)
    Increased use of alternative fuels and low commodity prices have contributed to the recent expansion of the US ethanol industry. As with any competitive industry, there exists some level of output price risk in the form ...
  • An Empirical Investigation of Live Hog Demand 

    Parcell, Joseph L.; Mintert, James R.; Plain, Ronald L. (2002)
    An inverse live hog demand model was estimated to analyze claims that the live hog own quantity demand flexibility's magnitude has increased in recent years. A second objective of this research was to estimate the impact ...
  • An Empirical Analysis of the Demand for Wholesale Pork Primals: Seasonality and Structural Change 

    Parcell, Joseph L. (2002)
    A set of inverse wholesale pork primal demand models are estimated to determine the own-quantity flexibility, to ascertain seasonal price fluctuations, and to examine whether the flexibilities change in absolute magnitude ...
  • Performance Evaluation of the U.S. Hog Slaughter Industry 

    Bullock, J. Bruce, 1940- (2003-05)
    Conventional wisdom holds that a small and decreasing number of hog slaughter firms are using their “market power” to take advantage of U.S. hog producers. Existing studies have simply calculated industry concentration ...
  • Determinants of Beef and Pork Brand Equity 

    Parcell, Joseph L.; Schroeder, Ted Conrad (2003-11)
    A set of consumer-level characteristic demand models were estimated to determine the level of brand equity for pork and beef meat cuts. Results indicate that brand premiums and discounts vary by private, national, and store ...
  • Chinese Synthetic Fiber Capacity and its Impacts on Natural Fiber Markets 

    Meyer, Seth Dominic; Meyers, William H. (William Henry), 1941- (2004-05)
    Chinese synthetic fiber capacity is more than 100 times larger than it was just 30 years ago. It represents more capacity than exists in the United States and Western Europe combined and continues to expand each year to ...
  • The Ethics of Constrained Choice: How the Industrialization of Agriculture Impacts Farming and Farmer Behavior 

    Hendrickson, Mary; James, Harvey S. (Harvey Stanley) (2004-06)
    The industrialization of agriculture not only alters the ways in which agricultural production occurs, but also impacts the decisions farmers make in important ways. First, constraints created by the economic environment ...
  • Production and Marketing Characteristics of U.S. Pork Producers - 2003 

    Boessen, Christian Robert, 1963-; Lawrence, John D.; Grimes, Glenn (2004-07)
    Bertold Brecht once said, “Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.” Because things in the U.S. pork industry never seem to “stay the way they are,” researchers at the University of ...
  • Asymmetric Information in Cattle Auction: The Problem of Revaccinations 

    Chymis, Athanasios G.; James, Harvey S. (Harvey Stanley); Konduru, Srinivasa Prasad; Pierce, Vern L., 1961- (2004-07)
    The paper analyzes the problem of asymmetric information between buyers and sellers in cattle auctions. An illustration is made regarding the vaccinations that the animals receive. Buyers do not know and cannot verify if ...
  • Are Happy People Ethical People? Evidence from North America and Europe 

    James, Harvey S. (Harvey Stanley); Chymis, Athanasios G. (2004-07)
    We examine empirically the relationship between happiness and the ethical decisions of individuals. We use data from the 1995-97 wave of the World Values Survey (WVS) to test the hypothesis that the relationship between ...

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