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Cost Of Production System Budgets, Paul D. Mitchell Jun 1997

Cost Of Production System Budgets, Paul D. Mitchell

CARD Technical Reports

The Resource and Environmental Policy (REP) Division of CARD needed accurate cost of production system (COPS) budgets to integrate into its existing environmental modeling system. Cost and Returns Estimator (CARE) crop budgets were reorganized and modified to create a unique COPS budget for each rotation, tillage, and irrigation combination in every Agricultural Sector Model (ASM) region in the 12-state area encompassing the Corn Belt, Lake States, and Northern Plains. These consistent budgets allow comparison across the study region and provide cost of production data for environmental and agricultural policy analysis.


Policy And Projection Model For The Meat Sector In The People's Republic Of China, Frank H. Fuller Mar 1997

Policy And Projection Model For The Meat Sector In The People's Republic Of China, Frank H. Fuller

CARD Technical Reports

The ability of China to continue satisfying its food requirements is a question with important ramifications for U.S. agricultural exports. This report documents the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) model of China's meat and egg sectors. The report begins with a brief description of China's trade patterns followed by a discussion of the model structure and the important parameter assumptions. It summarizes the procedure used to project feed grain demands, and concludes with suggestions for future model development.


Policy And Forecasting Models For The Chinese, South Korean, Australian, And European Union Meat Sectors, Ian Shaw, John Shaffer, V. Premakumar, Dermot J. Hayes Feb 1997

Policy And Forecasting Models For The Chinese, South Korean, Australian, And European Union Meat Sectors, Ian Shaw, John Shaffer, V. Premakumar, Dermot J. Hayes

CARD Technical Reports

Recent strong growth in the export of U.S. meat products combined with increasing Asian demand for feed grains has focused attention on tools to analyze growth potential in these markets. This paper demonstrates that structural models of the livestock industries in foreign countries can provide information about the prospects for meat and related agricultural commodities. They can also be used to analyze the impact of policy changes.


Jamaica Technical Manual: Conceptual Framework And Software Documentation, Jacinto F. Fabiosa, Samarendu Mohanty, Darnell Smith, William H. Meyers, S. Patricia Batres-Marquez Jan 1997

Jamaica Technical Manual: Conceptual Framework And Software Documentation, Jacinto F. Fabiosa, Samarendu Mohanty, Darnell Smith, William H. Meyers, S. Patricia Batres-Marquez

CARD Technical Reports

The scope and purpose of this manual for Jamaica are the same as those of the technical manual for Honduras: it provides the basic tools for successfully using and managing the Food Aid and Food Security Analysis System. The manual includes instructions for conducting various policy analyses using this analytical system as well as worksheet documentation of the FAFSAS model.


Honduras Technical Manual: Conceptual Framework And Software Documentation, Samarendu Mohanty, Darnell B. Smith, William H. Meyers, S. Patricia Batres-Marquez Jan 1997

Honduras Technical Manual: Conceptual Framework And Software Documentation, Samarendu Mohanty, Darnell B. Smith, William H. Meyers, S. Patricia Batres-Marquez

CARD Technical Reports

This manual describes the worksheet version of the Food Aid and Food Security Analysis System (FAFSAS) for Honduras. It details the step-by-step procedure of using the analytical system for policy analysis and includes a conceptual framework and model that combine FAPRI data with country-specific information, described in a series of equation.