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J. C. Penney: The Man, The Store And American Agriculture (Under Contract), David Kruger 2016 University of Wyoming

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

David Delbert Kruger

No abstract provided.


The Demand For Agricultural Research By State Governments, Jyoti Khanna, Wallace E. Huffman, Todd Sandler 2016 Iowa State University

The Demand For Agricultural Research By State Governments, Jyoti Khanna, Wallace E. Huffman, Todd Sandler

Wallace Huffman

Public agricultural research in the United States is conducted by state agricultural experiment stations (SAES) and by the research agencies of the USDA. Both have research activities in every state. A vast amount of research and experiments has shown that the performance of plants and to a lesser extent animals, in which new technologies are frequently embodied, is altered by local geoclimatic conditions that differ within and between states. Basic research and livestock research to some extent lead to new knowledge or technologies that spill widely across state boundaries. Thus, public agricultural research produces knowledge that is both state specific ...


Public R&D, Private R&D, And U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth: Dynamic And Long-Run Relationships, Sun Ling Wang, Paul W. Heisey, Wallace E. Huffman, Keith O. Fuglie 2016 United States Department of Agriculture

Public R&D, Private R&D, And U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth: Dynamic And Long-Run Relationships, Sun Ling Wang, Paul W. Heisey, Wallace E. Huffman, Keith O. Fuglie

Wallace Huffman

If accelerated productivity growth is to be an effective policy response for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, the appropriate means for raising productivity needs to be addressed. Previous research has shown a close correlation between investments in public agricultural research and total factor productivity (TFP) growth in agriculture (Huffman and Evenson 2006; Alston et al. 2010; Wang et al. 2012, among the most recent, comprehensive studies). Largely neglected from this framework, however, has been the role of the private sector. Private sector spending on agricultural research and development (R&D) has grown more rapidly than public agricultural R&D ...


Economics Of Intellectual Property Rights In Plant Materials, Wallace Huffman 2016 Iowa State University

Economics Of Intellectual Property Rights In Plant Materials, Wallace Huffman

Wallace Huffman

This paper presents an economic perspective on intellectual property in plant materials, including its value, and summary information on the U.S. seed industry. It first considers intellectual property rights--types, economic incentives that they bestow, and uses across developed and developing countries. Second, it considers the U.S. seed industry-- characteristics for major crops, optimal pricing of a superior variety, and relative size of public and private research expenditures. Some conclusions and implications are presented in the final section.


Estimating The Public Value Of Conflicting Information: The Case Of Genetically Modified Foods, Matthew C. Rousu, Wallace E. Huffman, Jason F. Shogren, Abebayehu Tegene 2016 RTI International

Estimating The Public Value Of Conflicting Information: The Case Of Genetically Modified Foods, Matthew C. Rousu, Wallace E. Huffman, Jason F. Shogren, Abebayehu Tegene

Wallace Huffman

Environmental groups have become the chief antagonists toward agricultural biotechnology innovations. They demonstrate and disseminate private information with the objective of changing the behavior of consumers and producers. We use experimental auctions with adult U.S. consumers and show that this information reduces significantly the demand for genetically modified (GM)-food products and that it has significant public good value—an average of 3 cents per product purchased, or roughly $2 billion annually. We also show that the dissemination of independent third-party information about agricultural biotechnology dissipates most of the public good value of negative GM-product information.


Capacity Management In Agricultural Commodity Processing And Application In The Palm Industry, Onur BOYABATLI, Quang (Jason) Dang NGUYEN, Tong WANG 2016 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 ...


A Test For Complementarities Among Multiple Technologies That Avoids The Curse Of Dimensionality, Li Yu, Terrance Hurley, James Kliebenstein, Peter F. Orazem 2016 Central University of Finance and Economics

A Test For Complementarities Among Multiple Technologies That Avoids The Curse Of Dimensionality, Li Yu, Terrance Hurley, James Kliebenstein, Peter F. Orazem

Peter Orazem

We propose a strategy to identify the complementarity or substitutability among technology bundles. Differences between the observed distribution of technology choices can be subjected to statistical tests. Combinations of technologies that occur with greater frequency than would occur under independence are complementary technologies. Combinations that occur with less frequency are substitute technologies. We use the strategy to evaluate multiple technology adoptions on US hog farms. As the number of bundled technologies increases, they are increasingly likely to be complementary with one another, even if subsets are substitutes when viewed in isolation.


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 ...


An Analysis Of Farmers' Agricultural Policy Preferences:, Peter F. Orazem, Daniel M. Otto, Mark A. Edelman 2016 Iowa State University

An Analysis Of Farmers' Agricultural Policy Preferences:, Peter F. Orazem, Daniel M. Otto, Mark A. Edelman

Peter Orazem

This paper develops a theoretical and empirical methodology to analyze public attitudes toward competing public policies. The model is applied to data on Iowa farmers' opinions of four agricultural policies: continuing the current program, targeting benefits to fiscally stressed farmers, mandatory acreage controls, and shifting to a free market. The results show that a farmer's financial situation, size and type of operation, education, and farm experience significantly influence his opinions. Attitudes toward mandatory controls and targeting are most sensitive, and attitudes toward continuation of the current program are least sensitive to changes in economic characteristics. Strong identi fiable camps ...


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 ...


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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