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En El Do De La Unión Europea: Registro De Denominaciones De Origen Protegidas, Indicaciones Geográficas Protegidas, Etc. [2015/3], Luis González Vaqué, Cristina Vidreras Pérez 2015 CEEUDECO

En El Do De La Unión Europea: Registro De Denominaciones De Origen Protegidas, Indicaciones Geográficas Protegidas, Etc. [2015/3], Luis González Vaqué, Cristina Vidreras Pérez

Luis González Vaqué

No abstract provided.


Price Expectations And Risk Profiles Drive Commodity Program Choices, Alejandro Plastina, Chad Hart 2015 Iowa State University

Price Expectations And Risk Profiles Drive Commodity Program Choices, Alejandro Plastina, Chad Hart

Agricultural Policy Review

The optimal commodity program choice depends as much on the specific production system in each farm as on the producer’s expectations about future yields and prices. Furthermore, the risk profile of producers will weigh heavily in the decision. This article illustrates the role of price expectations and risk profiles in commodity program choice using the ISU Farm Bill Analyzer.


Crop Insurance In Iowa, Alejandro Plastina, Chad Hart 2015 Iowa State University

Crop Insurance In Iowa, Alejandro Plastina, Chad Hart

Agricultural Policy Review

Farmers across the nation rely heavily on crop insurance as a risk management tool—in Iowa alone over 93 percent of corn and soybean planted area was insured in 2014, but that participation rate hasn’t always been the case. Participation in crop insurance declined substantially in the early 1990s after the mandate that required producers to purchase crop insurance in 1989 and 1990 to collect drought assistance in 1988 dissipated.


Firestone-Walker Brewing Company, Joe Hare, John Fitche, John Mazzilli 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Firestone-Walker Brewing Company, Joe Hare, John Fitche, John Mazzilli

Case Studies in Agribusiness

Starting in 1996, Firestone-Walker Brewing Company grew to become the 16th largest craft brewer in the U.S. by 2013. Much of their success can be attributed to taking advantage of opportunities when they present themselves. Their “805” brand is an example of many factors coming together to the company’s benefit.


Examining Consumer Preferences Within The Avocado Industry: Does Point Of Origin Matter?, Sheldon Bosio 2015 California Polytechnic State University

Examining Consumer Preferences Within The Avocado Industry: Does Point Of Origin Matter?, Sheldon Bosio

Agribusiness

The avocado market in the United States has grown immensely over the past two decades, and numerous foreign regions import avocados into the United States in order to keep up with domestic consumer demand. This study was conducted to primarily determine if point of origin is a factor consumers take into consideration when purchasing avocados. As avocado consumption has dramatically increased over the past twenty years, trying to understand consumer preferences within the avocado industry was also an important aspect of this study. A survey was conducted and gathered 290 useable responses. The majority of the respondents resided in California ...


From 'Forced Fingers', Dan Eltringham 2015 Birkbeck College, University of London

From 'Forced Fingers', Dan Eltringham

The Goose

Poetry by Dan Eltringham


Strategic Risk Management And Agribusiness, Steven Slezak 2015 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Strategic Risk Management And Agribusiness, Steven Slezak

Steven Slezak

No abstract provided.


Strategic Risk Management In Agriculture, Steven Slezak 2015 Cal Poly

Strategic Risk Management In Agriculture, Steven Slezak

Steven Slezak

A presentation on the risk management issues that impact strategy in agribusiness and agriculture operations.


The Economics Of Organic Dairying, Larry F. Tranel 2015 Iowa State University

The Economics Of Organic Dairying, Larry F. Tranel

Animal Industry Report

Organic dairy producers (and others who aspire to this profession) need sound economic data and analyses to make decisions. This study analyzed and evaluated the profitability of 10 organic dairies using Dairy TRANS Financial Analysis software. On average, these 10 dairies showed “good” profitability for 2013 but there was a wide range of results. It is hoped this study will assist current and aspiring organic dairy producers to both budget and benchmark their dairy operations to better plan for future profitability. Producers are also urged to consider using the Dairy TRANS Financial Analysis to analyze and further improve dairy profits ...


Margin Protection Program: Educating Dairy Producers On The 2014 Farm Bill Programs, Kristen Schulte, Melissa R. O'Rourke 2015 Iowa State University

Margin Protection Program: Educating Dairy Producers On The 2014 Farm Bill Programs, Kristen Schulte, Melissa R. O'Rourke

Animal Industry Report

Seven meetings in northeast Iowa and one meeting in northwest Iowa were held to educate producers on the 2014 Farm Bill dairy program, Margin Protection Program (MPP). Programs were held to provide an explanation of the MPP program, analysis on how the program could impact producers, and considerations on how producers can make the decision for their operation. The eight meetings held reached 182 producers and ag professionals.


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A Moral Argument For Veganism, Dan Hooley, Nathan Nobis 2015 University of Toronto

A Moral Argument For Veganism, Dan Hooley, Nathan Nobis

Animal Agriculture, Food Choice, and Human Health

In this essay, we argue for dietary veganism. Our case has two steps. First, we argue that, in most circumstances, it is morally wrong to raise animals to produce meat, dairy products, most eggs (a possible exception we discuss is eggs from pet chickens) and most other animal food products. Turning animals into food, and using them for their byproducts, causes serious harms to animals that are morally unjustified: that is, the reasons given to justify causing these kinds of harms – goods or alleged goods that result from animal farming and slaughter – are inadequate to justify the bad done to ...


Trends In Organic And Green Food Consumption In China: Opportunities And Challenges For Regional Australian Exporters, Breda L. McCarthy, Hong-Bo Liu Dr, Tingzhen Chen Dr 2015 James Cook University

Trends In Organic And Green Food Consumption In China: Opportunities And Challenges For Regional Australian Exporters, Breda L. Mccarthy, Hong-Bo Liu Dr, Tingzhen Chen Dr

Journal of Economic and Social Policy

For regional producers of organic food, the growth of the ‘green food’ market in China and the signing of a free trade agreement between Australia and China is critically important. An online survey of 250 Chinese consumers was conducted and it shows that the purchase of organic food is motivated by altruistic concerns (i.e., environment and animal welfare concerns) and self-interest (i.e., personal and familial health concerns, food safety concerns). Individuals who consume ‘green food’ and organic food are likely to distrust the Chinese food system. Age is an influential factor affecting purchase of certified organic food. Consumers ...


En El Do De La Unión Europea: Registro De Denominaciones De Origen Protegidas, Indicaciones Geográficas Protegidas, Etc. [2015/2], Luis González Vaqué, Cristina Vidreras Pérez 2015 CEEUDECO

En El Do De La Unión Europea: Registro De Denominaciones De Origen Protegidas, Indicaciones Geográficas Protegidas, Etc. [2015/2], Luis González Vaqué, Cristina Vidreras Pérez

Luis González Vaqué

No abstract provided.


Adding Value Through Direct Market Sales, Tom Arnold 2015 Arnold's Farm

Adding Value Through Direct Market Sales, Tom Arnold

Driftless Region Beef Conference

Tom and Jessica Arnold farm a diversified livestock operation northeast of Elizabeth, Illinois, in the Apple River valley and surrounding hills of scenic Jo Daviess County. They are assisted in various capacities by their three grown children: Vanessa, Cody, and Andrew. The farm consists of 480 acres of driftless region land and is managed roughly as 1/3 pasture, 1/3 crops, and 1/3 timber. Beef, hogs, chicken, and turkey are raised along with most of their feed. A majority of the property has been owned and operated continuously by the Arnold Family since 1886 with an adjoining farm ...


Reinvesting Profits From The Beef Operation, Lee L. Schulz 2015 Iowa State University

Reinvesting Profits From The Beef Operation, Lee L. Schulz

Driftless Region Beef Conference

Ask any veteran cattle producer about profitability and they likely will have several “I remember back in...” stories. It is well known that economic returns to cattle production fluctuate considerably over time and year-to-year and even within year swings can be quite extreme. When profits are high, producers must decide how to allocate these funds to capitalize on the good times. The key question for cattle producers to consider is “How do I reinvest profits from the prosperous times to remain profitable over the long-run when profits come back down?” Many investment options do exist and they are all very ...


Nông Thôn Mới And Rural Development In The Mekong Delta: A Comparative Study Of Bàu Môn And Hòa Phụng C Hamlets, Alex Lintz 2014 SIT Study Abroad

Nông Thôn Mới And Rural Development In The Mekong Delta: A Comparative Study Of Bàu Môn And Hòa Phụng C Hamlets, Alex Lintz

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Vietnam’s Nông Thôn Mới or New Rural Development program is a relatively new target program introduced in 2010. As of yet there has been little research done on its effects on the economies in rural areas. This paper attempts to analyze the economic situation in the Bàu Môn and Hòa Phụng C hamlets with a particular emphasis placed on income and factors that affect income in terms of Vietnam’s Nông Thôn Mới or New Rural Development program. In order to assess the economic situation in the hamlets, a survey was administered to 25 participants in each hamlet and ...


Local Foods Purchasing In The Farmers' Market Channel: Value-Attitude-Behavior Theory, Christopher Thomas Sneed 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Local Foods Purchasing In The Farmers' Market Channel: Value-Attitude-Behavior Theory, Christopher Thomas Sneed

Doctoral Dissertations

From farmers’ market booths to kitchen tables, demand for locally-produced foods has increased significantly over the last decade. Yet, despite increasing popularity of local foods, theoretically-based research of this topic has just begun.

This study fills this gap in literature and broadens the current research base by utilizing Value-Attitude-Behavior Theory to explore local foods purchasing in the farmers’ market channel. The impact of four values (food novelty, food safety, civic engagement, and environmental concern) on consumers’ attitudes regarding farmers’ market design perceptions, farmers’ market social perceptions, and local foods quality perceptions are examined. In turn, the impact of these attitudes ...


Barriers To Adoption Of Methane Digester Technology On California Dairies, Desiree Lee Libarle 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Barriers To Adoption Of Methane Digester Technology On California Dairies, Desiree Lee Libarle

Master's Theses and Project Reports

The goal of this research was to analyze the barriers to adoption of methane digesters on California dairies. Methane digesters have long existed as a technology in the dairy industry, both in the United States and abroad. Much research has been done to attest to the viability and economic sustainability of methane digesters; however in 2014, there were 26 dairies in California that have methane digesters installed, and of these, only 17 of those were still in operation, according to the USEPA AgStar Anaerobic Digester Database. Hence, the question remains, as to why this technology has not been widely adopted ...


Methane Production By A Packed-Bed Anaerobic Digester Fed Dairy Barn Flush Water, Sean Richard Thomson 2014 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Methane Production By A Packed-Bed Anaerobic Digester Fed Dairy Barn Flush Water, Sean Richard Thomson

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Packed-bed digesters are an alternative to covered lagoon digesters for methane production and anaerobic treatment of dilute wastewaters such as dairy barn flush water. The physical media of packed-beds retain biofilms, often allowing increased treatment rates. Previous studies have evaluated several types of media for digestion of dilute wastewaters, but cost and media fouling have setback commercial development. A major operational cost has been effluent recirculation pumping.

In the present effort, a novel approach to anaerobic digestion of flush dairy water was developed at pilot-scale: broken walnut shells were used as a low-cost packed-bed medium and effluent recirculation was replaced ...


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