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Examining Consumers' Trust In The Food Supply Chain, CHADELLE R.H. ROBINSON, Taylor K. Ruth, R.G. "Tre" Easterly III, Fayth Franzoy, Jay Lillywhite 2020 New Mexico State University

Examining Consumers' Trust In The Food Supply Chain, Chadelle R.H. Robinson, Taylor K. Ruth, R.G. "Tre" Easterly Iii, Fayth Franzoy, Jay Lillywhite

Journal of Applied Communications

Consumers are concerned about the quality and safety of their food at all times during the food supply chain, but sensationalized media coverage, lack of knowledge, and recent recalls have made it difficult for consumers to trust the agricultural industry. Because trust drives risk perceptions and acceptance, it is important for agricultural communicators to understand how personal characteristics influence trust in the food supply chain. To fulfill the purpose of this study, a national quota sample of 847 responses to an online questionnaire were collected in March 2019. The results indicated respondents held a moderate level of trust toward production ...


The Impact Of Robotic Milking Systems: The Case Of The Rocky Mountain Region, Garret Nelson 2020 Utah State University

The Impact Of Robotic Milking Systems: The Case Of The Rocky Mountain Region, Garret Nelson

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The increasing adoption of automatic milking systems (AMS) in the U.S. has caused interest in determining if they are truly beneficial to the farmers who install them. The focus in this study is to identify the monetary value of AMS for dairies in the Rocky Mountain region and the estimated value of the non-monetary benefits. Using a mixed methods approach to create a survey; information was gathered from farmers in the Rocky Mountain region who are using AMS. The results reveal that monetary benefits from production and labor savings are lacking in themselves to provide positive net present values ...


Teaching Economic Risk Management Through A Video Game Concept, Samantha Montella 2020 University of Rhode Island

Teaching Economic Risk Management Through A Video Game Concept, Samantha Montella

Senior Honors Projects

Many video games imply economic behavior: making decisions within a game highlights the fundamentals of human action. The basic idea is that virtual worlds, like the real world, present us with a series of choices. Games impose digital scarcity, obliging players to weigh the benefits of different courses of action, make tradeoffs, and incur costs.

Good examples are found in the role-playing game (RPG) genre, where players face tough choices between different specializations and skill trees. Obliging players to make difficult decisions highlights the opportunity costs of choice, not the money cost. Games also encourage players to think entrepreneurially: to ...


Examining Farm Bill Expenditures Over The Last Decade, Bailey Riggs 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Examining Farm Bill Expenditures Over The Last Decade, Bailey Riggs

Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Undergraduate Honors Theses

The American Farm Bill is a bill that is passed by Congress every five to six years. This legislation is omnibus, meaning it covers a wide variety of topics such as nutrition, conservation, rural development, crop insurance, and much more. This thesis will study the effectiveness of the allocation of funding covered in the Farm Bill, specifically Farm Bills from the last 12 years. This bill has a significant impact on farmers who need support from the government to remain profitable and continue their operation. This thesis will examine how shifts in funding can affect farmers growing crops, raising beef ...


The Economics Of On-Farm Rice Drying In Arkansas, Clayton Parker 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Economics Of On-Farm Rice Drying In Arkansas, Clayton Parker

Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Undergraduate Honors Theses

Globally, rice producers are faced with the temporal problem of deciding the optimal time to being rice harvest. When harvested, paddy rice is typically at a moisture content (HMC) between 15 and 22%. Upon delivery, the rice is subsequently dried by the mill to a moisture content (MC) of 12.5%. Riceland Foods Inc., the largest miller of rice in the world, uses a stair-step pricing model to charge farmers to dry in price/unit as the MC of grain decreases from a range of +22% to 13.5%. This study estimates an alternative linear relationship in the stair-step model ...


Size And Scope Of Carbon County Agriculture 2019, Ryan Feuz, Ryan Larsen, Steven Price 2020 Utah State University

Size And Scope Of Carbon County Agriculture 2019, Ryan Feuz, Ryan Larsen, Steven Price

All Current Publications

Carbon County is located south of Duchesne and Wasatch counties in east-central Utah. Along with Emery County to the south, it is often referred to as Utah’s Castle Country. The county became industrialized very early after statehood with the arrival of the railroads and discovery of many coal beds for which the county is named. It is also a large producer of natural gas within the state. Its primary economic base today comes from regional services, retail, tourism, recreation and resource extraction. As of 2017, the population was estimated at 20,295. Price is the largest city and county ...


2020 Cares Act – Financial Supports For Small Business, Marilyn R. Schlake 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

2020 Cares Act – Financial Supports For Small Business, Marilyn R. Schlake

Cornhusker Economics

Whether a business is impacted by weather-related disasters, road construction or sudden economic downturns, having a plan to mitigate the impacts can be crucial to the immediate and long-term survival of the business. Unforeseen circumstances, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, may require owners to re-evaluate their business models, cut operating costs and seek outside financial supports – all to keep cash flowing and the business open. To help small businesses during the pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27. It contains $349 billion in relief for American small businesses and workers ...


Farmers In Singapore? Collective Action Under Adverse Circumstances, Yu Fong HO, John A. DONALDSON 2020 Singapore Management University

Farmers In Singapore? Collective Action Under Adverse Circumstances, Yu Fong Ho, John A. Donaldson

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

How can individuals with contrasting interests in a declining industry, at odds with the country’s identity, and facing an illiberal and sceptical government, band together to promote collective goals? This article addresses this question by examining Singapore’s Kranji Countryside Association, one of Singapore’s few civil society organisations to focus on community organising. To Association members, the material and time costs of organising were high, the odds of success were low and the material rewards of success were modest. The article evaluates two views that purport to explain collective action: the rational choice approach that focuses on selective ...


Online Shoppers Spending On Fresh Produce; Do Those On Government Assistance Spend Less?, Wyatt Tucker Lucas 2020 Western Kentucky University

Online Shoppers Spending On Fresh Produce; Do Those On Government Assistance Spend Less?, Wyatt Tucker Lucas

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study applies an Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) model to explain differences in the amount that online shoppers might spend per month on fresh produce, given specific consumer characteristics. It also uses a multinomial logit model to determine the relative probability of online shoppers spending more or less, given specific consumer characteristics. The independent variable of interest in both models is whether or not the respondent is a recipient of a government assistance food program. These analyses used data from a stratified random sample of 1,205 online shoppers residing in the southern region of the United States. “Online shoppers ...


Evaluating The Economic Costs And Land Value Implications Of Implementing Cover Crops In Kentucky, Robert C. Ellis 2020 University of Kentucky

Evaluating The Economic Costs And Land Value Implications Of Implementing Cover Crops In Kentucky, Robert C. Ellis

Theses and Dissertations--Agricultural Economics

This thesis is comprised of two essays regarding the costs and impact of land values due to cover crops. This first essay uses a linear-programming resource allocation model combined with sequencing and machinery selection to optimize the practices and machinery utilization of a hypothetical western Kentucky grain farm. This was accomplished through maximizing returns over selected costs at various acreage adoption levels. Additionally, a decision tool was developed to assess the costs related to cover crop adoption. The results show a $30 per acre cost to adopt 1000 acres of cover crops when no benefits were considered. The second essay ...


Sustainability Of Maine’S Emerging Wine Industry, Michaela Murray, Mark Haggerty, Stephanie Welcomer 2020 University of Maine

Sustainability Of Maine’S Emerging Wine Industry, Michaela Murray, Mark Haggerty, Stephanie Welcomer

Maine Policy Review

Consumers, businesses and business sectors, and policymakers are increasingly concerned with sustainability, and the global wine industry has long acknowledged concerns about the social, environmental, and economic sustainability of their industry. Several wine regions, including France, Australia, and South Africa, have developed workbooks and policies for sustainable wine production, but Maine’s emerging wine industry has yet to explore the concept of sustainability as it relates to its operations. In this project, designed in collaboration with the Maine Winery Guild, we interviewed the owners of 10 Maine wineries and analyzed how they define and enact sustainability along with the obstacles ...


Propuesta De Negocio Verde Para La Asociación De Productores Agropecuarios De Sábila En El Municipio De Fómeque Cundinamarca, Daniela Rodriguez Franco, Angie Vanessa Sanchez Rodriguez 2020 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Propuesta De Negocio Verde Para La Asociación De Productores Agropecuarios De Sábila En El Municipio De Fómeque Cundinamarca, Daniela Rodriguez Franco, Angie Vanessa Sanchez Rodriguez

Ingeniería Ambiental y Sanitaria

El presente documento plantea una propuesta para crear un negocio verde a partir de cultivos de la Asociación de Productores Agropecuarios de Fómeque. Este proyecto tiene como objetivo principal la transformación de la penca de sábila en un producto que sea de fácil comercialización, mediante un proceso eficiente, y que a futuro use tecnología competitiva que permita la continuidad en el crecimiento económico y la producción limpia, es decir sin afectaciones al ambiente. Para el desarrollo de esta propuesta se inició una caracterización de las fincas productoras de sábila de la Asociación de Fómeque, la cual determino que cumple con ...


Las Compras Públicas Locales Como Estrategia Para La Comercialización E Integración De Las Organizaciones De Productores Agroalimentarios En El Departamento Del Meta, David Orlando Cabra Ramírez 2020 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Las Compras Públicas Locales Como Estrategia Para La Comercialización E Integración De Las Organizaciones De Productores Agroalimentarios En El Departamento Del Meta, David Orlando Cabra Ramírez

Maestría en Agronegocios

La presente investigación además de proyectarse como requisito para la obtención del título de postgrado correspondiente se concibió a partir de la oportunidad de generar una propuesta concreta que aportará a las líneas estratégicas de trabajo identificadas por la Gobernación del departamento del Meta, para sus próximas administraciones. En este sentido, se identificó la problemática existente en el sector agropecuario departamental y las dificultades habituales que enfrentan las organizaciones de productores agropecuarios formalizados para comercializar sus productos y como tal obtener la retribución correspondiente. A partir de esto, el documento se centra en analizar el contexto departamental buscando identificar los ...


Labor Use And Labor Challenges Faced By Small Fruit And Vegetable Farms: The Case Of Tennessee, Justin L. Cross 2020 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Labor Use And Labor Challenges Faced By Small Fruit And Vegetable Farms: The Case Of Tennessee, Justin L. Cross

Haslam Scholars Projects

United States (U.S.) fruit and vegetable farms depend heavily on labor for the production of the crops they grow and sell. In recent years, it has become increasingly difficult for farms to obtain the labor they need to produce their crops. Therefore, labor management strategies have become critical in determining the profitability and long-term sustainability of farms specializing in the production of fruits and vegetables. These strategies are even more significant for smaller farms that face resource constraints that inhibit their use of alternative labor sources (e.g., migrant workers) or their ability to reduce their reliance on labor ...


The Intersection Of Deforestation And Economic Growth In The Brazilian Amazon, Victoria Oceguera 2019 Fordham University

The Intersection Of Deforestation And Economic Growth In The Brazilian Amazon, Victoria Oceguera

Student Theses 2015-Present

Abstract

As a result of capital gain, deforestation of the Amazon in Brazil continues. Brazilian government's insufficient efforts to mitigate and enforce the preservation of these precious forests has ledto the commodification of the Amazon. Chapter 1 uses historical and quantitative data to examine the negative impacts of deforestation on indigenous communities and climate change. Chapter2 employs economics to analyze the role of business as a crucial component of deforestation in Brazil. Chapter 3 engages politics in Brazil to discuss interactions between key actors involved in the perpetuation of deforestation. Chapter 3 examines the interactions between politics and corruption ...


The Impact Of Income On Nutrition. A Case Study Of Northern Mozambique, Hunter Swanigan 2019 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Impact Of Income On Nutrition. A Case Study Of Northern Mozambique, Hunter Swanigan

Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Undergraduate Honors Theses

In 2017, Mozambique ranked as one of the least-developed countries in the world by measures of health, education, and income, and had one of the lowest GDP per capita at $1,300. With a minimal income, purchasing adequate food to meet recommended levels of nutrients for a healthy diet is difficult, leaving almost half of the country’s population undernourished. This study researched what foods are available during the dry months (hungry season) of May through October in the Nampula province of Mozambique to analyze if it is possible to meet the National Institutes of Health’s recommended levels of ...


Drinking Wine And Saving Ancient Steep Vineyards: Interview With Winemaker Martin Müllen (Mosel), Anke Klitzing 2019 Technological University Dublin

Drinking Wine And Saving Ancient Steep Vineyards: Interview With Winemaker Martin Müllen (Mosel), Anke Klitzing

Articles

I spoke with winemaker Martin Müllen about the challenges and rewards of cultivating and maintaining the ancient steep vineyards along the Mosel river, which yield amazingly complex Riesling wines and have been renowned for centuries.


The Integration Of Blockchain Technology To The Beef Industry – A Comparative Analysis, Cole N. Hancock 2019 University of Pennsylvania

The Integration Of Blockchain Technology To The Beef Industry – A Comparative Analysis, Cole N. Hancock

Social Impact Research Experience (SIRE)

This paper seeks to explore the different plausible and implemented applications of blockchain technology in the beef industry in two representative markets: The United States and Kenya. Previous papers discuss implementation of blockchain to the beef industry, without a focus on the variations between beef industries and supply chains in various countries, a gap this paper aims to address. The main method of research has been primary, traveling to these countries and engaging in conversations with various stakeholders about their industry’s supply chain and the problems and opportunities therein. Overall this paper finds that the integration of blockchain to ...


Production Performance Of Freshwater Prawn (Macrobrachium Rosenbergii) Reared At Two Stocking Densities And Fed Only Wet Brewers Grains, Shawn Coyle, Kalvin Rucker 2019 Kentucky State University

Production Performance Of Freshwater Prawn (Macrobrachium Rosenbergii) Reared At Two Stocking Densities And Fed Only Wet Brewers Grains, Shawn Coyle, Kalvin Rucker

Posters-at-the-Capitol

Production performance of freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) reared at two stocking densities and fed only wet brewers grains. KALVIN RUCKER, SHAWN COYLE, and JAMES TIDWELL, Kentucky State University, College of Agriculture, Communities and the Environment, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Successful freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) culture is based upon producing high-value outputs (prawn) from low-cost inputs (feed[CM1] ). Sinking catfish feed have traditionally been the recommended feed. The use of locally available by-products has the potential to reduce production costs. Wet brewers grains (WBG) are the solid residue left after the processing of cereal grains to produce beer. An increase in the ...


“Got Water?” The Effects Of Globalized Agribusiness On Consumers’ Access To Water Sources, Lorena Garcia-Ramon 2019 University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

“Got Water?” The Effects Of Globalized Agribusiness On Consumers’ Access To Water Sources, Lorena Garcia-Ramon

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

This paper conceptually examines the consequences of globalized industrial agriculture on consumers’ access to clean water sources. It identifies the historical conditioners that allowed contemporary agribusiness corporations to gain the influence they currently hold over global water consumption, and it discusses the struggles that consumers face without access to clean water. The paper makes an original contribution by shifting the focus from the fact that vulnerable consumers do not have access to clean water to the reasons why they do not have access. It is suggested that water conservation strategies should not only be implemented at the consumer level, but ...


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