Snapshot And Trends In The Production And Overseas Trade Of Fruits From Western Australia, 2019 Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Snapshot And Trends In The Production And Overseas Trade Of Fruits From Western Australia, Manju Radhakrishnan, Rohan Prince
Bulletins 4000 -
Western Australia produced 129 046 tonnes of fruit in 2015–16, worth $477 million. This was a 62% increase in the value of the industry in a five-year period, driven by strong growth in sales to eastern states and overseas markets. Production expansion in the fruit industry is being led by continued growth of the avocado sector, which was worth an estimated $193m in 2015–16 and now accounts for just over 40% of WA’s total fruit production value. Increased production, WA consumption and demand from the eastern states have led to a 780% increase in the value of ...
Farm Mechanization And Rural Migration In The Great Depression, 2019 Cornell University
Farm Mechanization And Rural Migration In The Great Depression, Christopher Boone, Laurence Wilse-Samson
We study sectoral labor realloaction in the U.S. during the Great Depression by examining transitions between the farm and nonfarm sectors as well as movement within the farm sector. Towns and cities that are hit harder by the downturn see higher levels of out-migration to farms, suggesting that the widespread movement to farms serves as a source of migratory insurance. We also show that the more mechanized farming areas are far less able to provide this insurance function. In fact, while the subsistence agricultural sector gains large numbers of people during the crisis, the mechanized agricultural sector sheds workers ...
Farm To Label: A Critique Of Consumer Activism In The Sustainable Food Movement, 2019 Claremont Colleges
Farm To Label: A Critique Of Consumer Activism In The Sustainable Food Movement, Olivia Whitener
Pomona Senior Theses
“Local,” “organic,” “natural,” and “Fairtrade” are just several of the many claims adorning the food products that line grocery store shelves. These promises of environmental sustainability and social responsibility are pillars of the “good food revolution” sweeping the nation as consumers demand alternatives to the products of the industrial food system. Green consumerism, the premise that consumer demand for environmentally sustainable goods will bring about ecologically beneficial outcomes, is at the heart of the sustainable food movement. This thesis takes a critical look at the operation of green consumerism in the food system. It explores the ideology and shortcomings of ...
Volatility Spillovers Among Oil And Stock Markets In The Us And Saudi Arabia, 2019 Singapore Management University
Volatility Spillovers Among Oil And Stock Markets In The Us And Saudi Arabia, Marinela Adriana Finta, Bart Frijns, Alireza Tourani-Rad
Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business
In this article, we use high frequency data and an identification via changes in volatility approach to assess the volatility spillovers among oil and the US and Saudi Arabian stock markets. We document the existence of asymmetry in contemporaneous spillover effects. Particularly, during the times when oil’s trading hours overlap with the US and Saudi Arabian stock markets, the volatility spillover from oil to the stock markets is higher than the other way around. We highlight the importance of taking into consideration the information present during continuous trading hours of oil, especially during simultaneous trading hours with the stock ...
Risk And Return Comparisons Of Pre-Harvest Marketing Strategies, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Risk And Return Comparisons Of Pre-Harvest Marketing Strategies, John Leander Turner V
Theses and Dissertations
This paper analyzes risk and returns associated with pre-harvest corn grain marketing strategies for the state of Arkansas. Farming is characterized by a volatile environment. Numerous risks are taken by producers in order to provide commodities that are bought and sold by various parties in the supply chain. Price, yield, and production costs vary daily and can have large variation between years. Risk and Return Comparisons of Pre-harvest Marketing Strategies examines the effectiveness of using pre-harvest marketing strategies to enhance returns and to mitigate inherent price risk in the Memphis cash corn market. Thirteen strategies are compared to the October ...
Assessing Rice Consumers’ Preferences And Willingness To Pay In Haiti, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Assessing Rice Consumers’ Preferences And Willingness To Pay In Haiti, Cleeford Pavilus
Theses and Dissertations
In the last 30 years, rice has become the number one food staple in Haiti, and rice imports have outpaced domestic production to supply the country’s increasing rice demand. Policy makers support the claim that increasing local rice supply will not only reduce the dependency on imported rice but also upheave the national economy. However, there is a lack of information on Haitian consumers’ preferences for rice to aid the development of the local rice supply chain. This research aims to bridge that gap by assessing Haitian consumer preferences and willingness to pay for selected rice quality characteristics. The ...
Impacts Of Urbanization On Costs Of Production And Land Use In The Central Southern Seaboard: A Farm-Level Analysis, 2018 USDA, Economic Research Service
Impacts Of Urbanization On Costs Of Production And Land Use In The Central Southern Seaboard: A Farm-Level Analysis, Richard F. Nehring, Kenneth Erickson, James M. Harris, Charlie Hallahan, Ani Katchova, Flavius Badau
Journal of Applied Farm Economics
This study uses stochastic production frontier (SPF) and DEA frontier methods to estimate the impact of urban influence on the cost of production for traditional corn/soybeans farms in the Southern Seaboard (excepting Virginia and Alabama). We hypothesize that urban influence decreases the technical efficiency of these farms. Although states in this region are not entirely subject to urban influence, some parts of states in this region are highly urbanized. We find that farmers in urban-influenced locations are less technically efficient than farmers in rural locations in the region examined. During 2002-2014, stochastic production frontier and DEA frontier procedures indicate ...
Annual Net Returns To Cover Crops In Iowa, 2018 Iowa State University
Annual Net Returns To Cover Crops In Iowa, Alejandro Plastina, Fangge Liu, Wendiam Sawadgo, Fernando E. Miguez, Sarah Carlson, Guillermo Marcillo
Journal of Applied Farm Economics
Despite the active promotion of cover crops as a key conservation practice, their adoption is very limited. We developed a series of partial budgets based on a statewide survey of Iowa farmers to evaluate the changes in net returns resulting from the incorporation of cover crops into a corn or soybean production system. The average net returns to cover crop use for farmers who did not use cover crops for grazing livestock or forage were consistently negative across different planting and termination methods, tillage practices, and experience levels. Only farmers who used cover crops for grazing livestock or forage and ...
2018 – 2019 Kentucky Agricultural Economic Situation And Outlook, 2018 University of Kentucky
2018 – 2019 Kentucky Agricultural Economic Situation And Outlook, Kenneth H. Burdine, Todd D. Davis, Jerry Pierce, William M. Snell, Timothy A. Woods, Jeffrey W. Stringer
Agricultural Situation and Outlook
This publication covers the situation and outlook for 2018-2019 in the following areas:
- U.S. Agricultural Economy;
- Kentucky’s Agricultural Economy;
- Selected Commodity Profiles - Cattle; Poultry; Hogs; Equine; Dairy; Corn; Soybeans; Wheat; Tobacco; Fruits, Vegetables and Greenhouse; and
Reflective Practice Series: Selected Instructional Models Using Synchronous Video Conferencing Software, 2018 Johnson & Wales University - Providence
Reflective Practice Series: Selected Instructional Models Using Synchronous Video Conferencing Software, Martin W. Sivula
MBA Faculty Conference Papers & Journal Articles
With the vast array of resources available to instructors, one would think that instruction and teaching would yield success for all learners. Now, well into the 21st century has much changed in the classroom? Certainly, movable desks and chairs, advanced audio and visual equipment, and a plethora of all types of technologies which might be able to enhance training and education. Over the last several decades research on individualized instruction, cognitive science, educational psychology, and multimedia instruction (to name a few) have permeated the literature on instruction. With all the research and the vast array of studies on improving ...
Empirical Study: Impacts Of Objective House Factors On Residential Water Usage In Springfield, Missouri, 2018 Missouri State University
Empirical Study: Impacts Of Objective House Factors On Residential Water Usage In Springfield, Missouri, Ran Qi
MSU Graduate Theses
The study is to examine the objective house factors impacting residential water consumption, to explain how each factor influences water bill in a household, as well as to call attention to use residential water resource more wisely. The results are based on regression data analysis. The Hedonic price model analyzes relations between marginal residential water bill and five independent variables, including: acres, building age, living area, home value, and a south Springfield designation. This study uses data from local households in Springfield, Missouri. Findings can be used in formulating policies related to urban water usage. City Utilities could use the ...
The Shellfish Corner: The Promises Of Aquaculture And Caveat Emptor, 2018 University of Rhode Island
The Shellfish Corner: The Promises Of Aquaculture And Caveat Emptor, Michael A. Rice
Michael A Rice
Hosting The Third Annual Young Women In Agriculture Career And Leadership Seminar, 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Hosting The Third Annual Young Women In Agriculture Career And Leadership Seminar, Emma E. Morris, Madyline J. Braught
Agricultural Education and Communication
Agriculture has traditionally been a male-dominated industry; however, recent years have shown a significant growth in female presence. Women are beginning to take leadership roles both on the farm and within advocacy, lobbying, and business entities in the industry. According to the latest agricultural census data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 2012, women farmers controlled seven percent of the nation’s farmland (Census, 2014). Additionally, women held leadership roles in 14 percent of the nation’s two million farms (Census, 2014). This data is several years old, and likely the numbers have grown since the last ...
Seaborne, Roy, Jr. (Fa 1151), 2018 Western Kentucky University
Seaborne, Roy, Jr. (Fa 1151), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1151. Student paper titled “Old Farm Machinery and Methods” in which Roy Seaborne, Jr. explores the types of tools farmers, both traditional and contemporary, use to plant, harvest, anddistribute their crops. Information was gathered by Seaborne from farmers in Pike and Taylor counties in Kentucky. The paper also includes black and white photographs of various machinery along with brief descriptions of how the equipment is utilized.
Vaughn, William (Fa 1152), 2018 Western Kentucky University
Vaughn, William (Fa 1152), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1152. Student paper titled “The Old and New [Contrast of Traditional and Modern Farm Machinery]” in which William R. Vaughn identifies manual and mechanized farm equipmentand details the differences between the pieces. Vaughn collected information from equipment salesmen and rural farmers. Also included in the paper are black and white photographs of recognizable machines such as plows, wagons, rakes, and cultivators.
Warren, Kaye (Fa 1150), 2018 Western Kentucky University
Warren, Kaye (Fa 1150), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1150. Student folk studies project titled “From Slavery to Freedom for the Negro Race in Logan County [Kentucky]” which includes survey sheets with a brief description of African American life in Logan County, Kentucky. Sheets may include interviews, written records, photographs, informant’s name, age, and address.
Radical Social Ecology As Deep Pragmatism: A Call To The Abolition Of Systemic Dissonance And The Minimization Of Entropic Chaos, Arielle Brender
Student Theses 2015-Present
This paper aims to shed light on the dissonance caused by the superimposition of Dominant Human Systems on Natural Systems. I highlight the synthetic nature of Dominant Human Systems as egoic and linguistic phenomenon manufactured by a mere portion of the human population, which renders them inherently oppressive unto peoples and landscapes whose wisdom were barred from the design process. In pursuing a radical pragmatic approach to mending the simultaneous oppression and destruction of the human being and the earth, I highlight the necessity of minimizing entropic chaos caused by excess energy expenditure, an essential feature of systems that aim ...
Cost Analysis For 2017 Wyoming Trichomonas Regulations, 2018 University of Wyoming
Cost Analysis For 2017 Wyoming Trichomonas Regulations, Lynnell Hanson
Honors Theses AY 17/18
This Cost Benefit Analysis is in reference to the new 2017 Wyoming Trichomonas Regulations and addresses the effect these updates have had on samples received at the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory in Laramie, Wyoming. Before 2017 in Wyoming, either a culture or PCR could be performed to test a bull for the presence of Trichomonas. New regulations now require PCR diagnoses to take place. This project covers data collected at the WSVL from 2012 through 2017. Both culture and PCR data were analyzed for 2012 to 2016. Data was split into pre- and post-regulation changes, and then divided further into ...
Organic Food For Thought: How Larger Countries Can Learn From Smaller Export Countries When It Comes To Sustainable Agriculture, Niamh Connolly
Senior Honors Theses
This paper looks in detail on the Netherlands specifically as the second largest food exporter behind the United States. It looks at how this small country accomplished this feat through sustainable agriculture while producing twice the amount of food with the half the amount of resources. It looks at the current environmental problems that the world faces today and proposes a solution through the framework of the Netherlands agricultural model. It goes in detail on the specific problems the world faces including water scarcity, overpopulation, dependency on fertilizers and pesticides and the Dutch solutions to these specific problems. The paper ...
The Value And Feasibility Of Farming Differently Than The Local Average, 2018 formerly Kansas State University
The Value And Feasibility Of Farming Differently Than The Local Average, Cooper Morris, Kevin Dhuyvetter, Elizabeth A. Yeager, Greg Regier
Journal of Applied Farm Economics
The purpose of this research is to quantify the value of being different than the local average and feasibility of distinguishing particular parts of an operation from the local average. Kansas crop farms are broken down by their farm characteristics, production practices, and management performances. An ordinary least squares regression model is used to quantify the value of having different than average characteristics, practices, and management performances. The degree farms have distinguished particular parts of their operations from the average, and how consistently they distinguish their cost, yields, and prices from the average are also analyzed. Farms’ relative size, workers ...