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J. C. Penney: The Man, The Store And American Agriculture (Under Contract), David Delbert Kruger 2017 University of Wyoming

J. C. Penney: The Man, The Store And American Agriculture (Under Contract), David Delbert Kruger

David Delbert Kruger

No abstract provided.


Capital Markets Financing For Agricultural Business Development In Tanzania; A Case Of Cocoa Farming In Kyela And Rungwe Districts, Godfrey Frank Molela 2017 The University of Dodoma

Capital Markets Financing For Agricultural Business Development In Tanzania; A Case Of Cocoa Farming In Kyela And Rungwe Districts, Godfrey Frank Molela

The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance

This study tries to explore the financing opportunity for smallholder cocoa farmers available at capital markets through enterprise growth market (EGM) financing window. The research findings from 122 cocoa farmers revealed that, in average a single cocoa farmer needed Tshs. 551,808.12 per acre as capital investment in a given season. At the time of data collection the cocoa prices at London and New York futures markets were Tshs. 6,266.75/Kg and Tshs. 6,148.62/Kg respectively at prevailed rates which were far above the production cost. In this case the envisaged gross margin was sufficient ...


Capacity Management In Agricultural Commodity Processing And Application In The Palm Industry, Onur BOYABATLI, Quang (Jason) Dang NGUYEN, Tong WANG 2017 Singapore Management University

Capacity Management In Agricultural Commodity Processing And Application In The Palm Industry, Onur Boyabatli, Quang (Jason) Dang Nguyen, Tong Wang

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This paper examines the capacity investment decisions of a processor that uses a commodity input to produce both a commodity output and a byproduct in the context of agricultural industries. We employ a multi-period model to study the optimal one-time processing and (output) storage capacity investment decisions---in addition to the periodic processing and inventory decisions---when both input and output spot prices as well as production yield are uncertain. We characterize the optimal decisions and perform sensitivity analysis to investigate how spot price uncertainty affects the processor's optimal capacity and profitability. Using a calibration based on the palm industry, we ...


Econometric Modeling Of The Public Grazing Fee's Impact On The U.S. Sheep Industry, Ryan C. Feuz 2016 Utah State University

Econometric Modeling Of The Public Grazing Fee's Impact On The U.S. Sheep Industry, Ryan C. Feuz

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The U.S. sheep and wool industry is one of the oldest agricultural industries within the country. Since the mid 1940’s the industry has witnessed dramatic annual declines in sheep inventories. Many factors have contributed to the decline of the sheep industry including declining consumption of lamb and mutton, the growth in man-made fiber use, scarcity of labor, and predator losses. The U.S. congress has attempted to slow this decline throughout the years with various policy including the use of wool marketing loan programs. Such programs are intended to help bring stability as well as to mitigate price ...


Photovoltaic Cooking In The Developing World, Tyler Watkins, Christopher O'Day, Omar Arriaga 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Photovoltaic Cooking In The Developing World, Tyler Watkins, Christopher O'Day, Omar Arriaga

Mechanical Engineering

The challenge of clean cooking is faced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. We present a cooking technology consisting of a solar panel directly connected to an electric heater in a well-insulated chamber. Assuming continued decrease in solar panel prices, we anticipate that in a few decades Solar Electric Cooking technologies will be the most common cooking technology for the poor. Appropriate use of insulation reduces the power demand making low-power Insulated Solar Electric Cooking systems already cost competitive.


An Economic Evaluation Of A Biofuel Supply Chain Utilizing Multiple Feedstocks, Huaqi Zhang 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

An Economic Evaluation Of A Biofuel Supply Chain Utilizing Multiple Feedstocks, Huaqi Zhang

Masters Theses

Biomass is considered as one potential feedstock for biofuel production. However, the high cost of biomass-to-biofuel supply chain, attributed to biomass’s low bulk density and resulting harvest, storage, and transportation challenges, has been a major hindrance to the success of biomass-based biofuel industry. In addition, the issue of dry matter losses during storage for a feedstock has affected biomass quantity and quality if the feedstock is stored for several months after a single harvest in a year. One potential way to improve the economics of biomass supply chain is to reduce storage need and enhance the utilization of harvest ...


The Importance Of Shelf Life For Consumer Valuation Of Organic And Conventional Milk, Christiane Schroeter, Charles F. Nicholson, MARGARET G. MELOY 2016 Cornell University

The Importance Of Shelf Life For Consumer Valuation Of Organic And Conventional Milk, Christiane Schroeter, Charles F. Nicholson, Margaret G. Meloy

Christiane Schroeter

No abstract provided.


Comparison Of Four Harvesting Systems In A Loblolly Pine Plantation, John Klepac, Dana Mitchell 2016 USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station

Comparison Of Four Harvesting Systems In A Loblolly Pine Plantation, John Klepac, Dana Mitchell

Professional Agricultural Workers Journal

Abstract

Felling and skidding operations were monitored while clearcut harvesting a 12-acre area of a 14-year old loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) plantation. The study area contained 465 trees per acre for trees 2.0 inches Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) and larger with a Quadratic Mean Diameter (QMD) of 7.26 inches. Two feller-bunchers (tracked and rubber-tired) and two skidders (conventional and large capacity) were paired to create four different harvesting systems which were randomly assigned to 3-acre units for evaluation of production rates and costs. Each system was balanced to determine the number of machines needed to minimize the ...


Table Of Contents, 2016 Tuskegee University

Table Of Contents

Professional Agricultural Workers Journal

No abstract provided.


Assessing Georgia Consumer Attitudes And Beliefs About Locally Or Regionally Produced Livestock And Products, Jannette R. Bartlett, Reem I. Omer, Akua Adu-Gyamfi, David Nii O. Tackie, Francisca A. Quarcoo, Bridget J. Perry 2016 Tuskegee University

Assessing Georgia Consumer Attitudes And Beliefs About Locally Or Regionally Produced Livestock And Products, Jannette R. Bartlett, Reem I. Omer, Akua Adu-Gyamfi, David Nii O. Tackie, Francisca A. Quarcoo, Bridget J. Perry

Professional Agricultural Workers Journal

Abstract

Interest in local and regional food production has been growing in the last few years. The study, therefore, assessed consumer attitudes and beliefs regarding local or regional livestock products. Data were obtained from a convenience sample of 384 participants from several counties of Georgia, and were analyzed by descriptive statistics, including chi-square tests. A majority of respondents thought using chemicals and additives in locally or regionally produced beef or goat meat was a serious or somewhat serious hazard. Consequently, many were willing to pay more for meat certified as locally or regionally produced. Furthermore, a majority agreed or strongly ...


Assessing Florida Consumer Attitudes And Beliefs About Locally Or Regionally Produced Livestock And Products, Akua Adu-Gyamfi, Reem I. Omer, Jannette R. Bartlett, David Nii O. Tackie, Bridget J. Perry 2016 Tuskegee University

Assessing Florida Consumer Attitudes And Beliefs About Locally Or Regionally Produced Livestock And Products, Akua Adu-Gyamfi, Reem I. Omer, Jannette R. Bartlett, David Nii O. Tackie, Bridget J. Perry

Professional Agricultural Workers Journal

Abstract

In recent years, consumer interest in locally or regionally produced foods has been growing. This study analyzed consumer attitudes and beliefs on local or regional livestock products in Florida. Data were collected from a convenience sample of 404 participants from counties in Florida. They were assessed by descriptive statistics, including chi-square tests. Most participants believed using chemicals in locally or regionally produced beef or goat meat was at minimum a somewhat serious hazard. Thus, many were willing to pay more for meat certified as locally or regionally produced. Moreover, most agreed or strongly agreed with statements on meat attributes ...


Exploring Motivational Factors For Dude Ranch Vacations, AJ Templeton, Ji-Eun Lee 2016 University of Central Florida, Rosen College

Exploring Motivational Factors For Dude Ranch Vacations, Aj Templeton, Ji-Eun Lee

Journal of Tourism Insights

Dude-ranch vacations have been popular for a segment of travelers. Research in purchase motivation spans various sectors of the hospitality industry; however issues surrounding the dude-ranch industry remain unexplored. The objectives of the study were: (1) to examine the impact of push and pull factors of motivations on customer purchase intention in dude-ranch vacations, (2) to survey the sources of information behind purchase decision for dude ranch vacations. Factor analysis and regression analysis were used for data analysis. The results of the study indicated that pull factors significantly influenced purchase intention of dude ranch vacations more strongly than push factors ...


Consuming Places Through Food Tourism: Insights On The Food Artisan Sector From Bc, Nicole L. Vaugeois, John Predyk 2016 Vancouver Island University

Consuming Places Through Food Tourism: Insights On The Food Artisan Sector From Bc, Nicole L. Vaugeois, John Predyk

2016-Conference

tourism industry. This paper describes a study of BC’s food artisan sector including: a definition and description of food artisans, growth in consumer demand and business, distribution mechanisms and markets, contributions to employment, future business plans and challenges to growth. The study found that consumer demand for products has been increasing whereby 80% of artisans indicated increased demand for their products over the past 3 years, Demand was generated from both resident markets (70%) and visitor markets (30%). Similarly, 85% of artisans indicated business growth over the past 3 years and 86% indicated that their future plans were continued ...


You Can Stand Under My Umbrella: Weighing Trade Secret Protection Against The Need For Greater Transparency In Perfume And Fragranced Product Labeling, Delia Gervin 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

You Can Stand Under My Umbrella: Weighing Trade Secret Protection Against The Need For Greater Transparency In Perfume And Fragranced Product Labeling, Delia Gervin

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

No abstract provided.


Strategic Discussions For Nebraska: Growing Opportunities Through Public-Private Partnerships, Mary Garbacz 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Strategic Discussions For Nebraska: Growing Opportunities Through Public-Private Partnerships, Mary Garbacz

Faculty Publications: Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication Department

MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL PARTNERSHIPS ARE THE FUTURE — RONNIE GREEN, CHANCELLOR, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA–LINCOLN

PARTNERING FOR THE GREATER GOOD — RACHEL NOE

DIVERSIFYING FUNDS FOR WORLD-CHANGING RESEARCH — SARAH SCHELLPEPER

PARTNERSHIPS

A VERY PERSONAL PARTNERSHIP: — Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center a tribute to hard work, family. MARY GARBACZ

PARTNERSHIP PRODUCES HARVEST OF REWARDS: — Nebraska Wheat Growers Presidential Chair a partnership that buys time, results. MARY GARBACZ

UNL FOOD ALLERGY GROUP MAKES EATING SAFER FOR ALLERGIC CONSUMERS — PAIGE DIETRICH

NU RURAL FUTURES INSTITUTE: — a world-class center for building capacity and confidence, broadband, health care, education and jobs. SAMANTHA SCHNEIDER

RURAL NEBRASKA: THE TREASURE ...


The Economic Impact Of New Technology Adoption On The U.S. Apple Industry, Nichole L. Busdieker-Jesse, Lia Nogueira, Hayri Onal, David S. Bullock 2016 Missouri State University

The Economic Impact Of New Technology Adoption On The U.S. Apple Industry, Nichole L. Busdieker-Jesse, Lia Nogueira, Hayri Onal, David S. Bullock

Faculty Publications: Agricultural Economics

We develop a temporal and spatial partial equilibrium model to evaluate the welfare impact of new technology on the apple industry to control fire blight. We show significant benefits of GM technology relative to conventional methods and other new methods such as microencapsulation of biological agents. We also show that the cost-reduction benefits of the technology exceed the yield-increasing benefits.


Gdd(Growth Degree Day) Module For Vinsense Visual Analytics System, Pradeep K. Lam, David Ebert , PhD, Jiawei Zhang 2016 Purdue University - West Lafayette

Gdd(Growth Degree Day) Module For Vinsense Visual Analytics System, Pradeep K. Lam, David Ebert , Phd, Jiawei Zhang

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

Limited resources and increasing costs require vineyards to develop optimized methods of planting, growing, and harvesting crops in order to ensure max yield and stay competitive in the marketplace. Data from sensors planted within the soil paired with weather reports and observation data from farmers could help develop competitive farming strategies. While automatic computation models are usually a black box that cannot explain how the input data are transformed into output, the farmers require an approach that allows them to interactively manipulate and supervise the computation process. The VinSense project was developed for this purpose. In this paper, we focus ...


Have You Counted The Ingredients On Your Child's Lunch Tray?: An Economic Analysis Of Sustainability Initiatives Within The School Lunch Program, Vanessa R. Scalora 2016 Ursinus College

Have You Counted The Ingredients On Your Child's Lunch Tray?: An Economic Analysis Of Sustainability Initiatives Within The School Lunch Program, Vanessa R. Scalora

Business and Economics Summer Fellows

In 2010, President Obama signed the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, establishing a monetary incentive for schools that served meals following a more rigorous nutritional requirement than standard guidelines. This act is a step in the right direction towards placing more importance on school lunches, however America’s lunchroom practices continue to be environmentally unsustainable, and students absorb this message. The production and transportation of processed cafeteria food contributes to climate change, its packaging is polluting, and its consumption contributes to obesity. The use of premade foods and sales from vending machines increase as lunch times grow ever shorter. In ...


Repair Or Capitalize Expenditures?, Neil E. Harl 2016 Selected Works

Repair Or Capitalize Expenditures?, Neil E. Harl

Neil Harl

No abstract provided.


The “Small Partnership” Exception: A Way To Escape Partnership Tax Complexity, Neil E. Harl 2016 Iowa State University

The “Small Partnership” Exception: A Way To Escape Partnership Tax Complexity, Neil E. Harl

Neil Harl

No abstract provided.


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