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Scaling Up From Smallholder Agriculture In China, North Branch River Vegetable Cooperative, Kevin Kimle, Hongdong Guo Dec 2012

Scaling Up From Smallholder Agriculture In China, North Branch River Vegetable Cooperative, Kevin Kimle, Hongdong Guo

Economics Working Papers (2002–2016)

Zhang Guan liang is a Chinese agricultural entrepreneur, who lives in Fuyang, China. In 2009, he founded North Branch River Vegetable Cooperative, with a vision of creating a vegetable production and distribution entity of significant scale. He has successfully launched the venture, with more than 200 farmers producing vegetables for it. Today, he faces significant challenges to further growth; some common to entrepreneurs, others unique to agriculture, and others unique to growing an agricultural venture in China. The case charts Zhang's efforts to increase production capacity, access growth capital, and manage food safety issues. In a larger sense, the ...


Do Training Funds Raise The Pace Of Training? The Case Of Mauritius, Oluyemisi Kuku, Peter F. Orazem, Sawkut Rojid, Milan Vodopivec Dec 2012

Do Training Funds Raise The Pace Of Training? The Case Of Mauritius, Oluyemisi Kuku, Peter F. Orazem, Sawkut Rojid, Milan Vodopivec

Economics Working Papers (2002–2016)

Many developing countries have tried to increase firm provision of training by providing subsidies funded by taxes proportional to the firm's wage bill. These training funds, however, may backfire if the adverse effect of the tax on training incentives outweighs the positive effects of the subsidy. We show that the value of these training funds depends critically on the extent to which firms are liquidity constrained. If the effective firm discount rate is low, the disincentives outweigh the benefits. Using an administrative dataset on the Mauritius training fund, we show that larger, high-wage and more capital intensive firms are ...


Iowa State Daily (Gridiron 12-10-2012), Iowa State Daily Dec 2012

Iowa State Daily (Gridiron 12-10-2012), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, December 2012

A Complete Guide to the Liberty Bowl


Iowa State Daily (12-10-2012), Iowa State Daily Dec 2012

Iowa State Daily (12-10-2012), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, December 2012

Sports: Betsy Saina: A step above; News: Holiday decorating at the Knoll; Faculty: Professor invents better pipe; Study: Effects of 'study drugs'; Finals: A better system than finals; Music: Musicians prepare for future jobs; Special Section: Gridiron: Liberty Bowl.


Iowa State Daily (12-07-2012), Iowa State Daily Dec 2012

Iowa State Daily (12-07-2012), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, December 2012

Opinion: United States needs a political revolution; Sports: 2012-13 Cy-Hawk rivalry reaches basketball court; Contractors: Students rebuild homes in Tennessee; Online: Health fee not for condoms; Online: Hy-Vee sells 'deadliest catch'; Education: New council focuses on ISU student experience; Chemistry: Professor named scoiety president; Lecture: Designing buidlings with energy efficiency.


Cases, Regulations And Statutes, Robert P. Achenbach Jr Dec 2012

Cases, Regulations And Statutes, Robert P. Achenbach Jr

Agricultural Law Digest

No abstract provided.


Where Would The "Small Partnership" Exception Be Advantageous?, Neil E. Harl Dec 2012

Where Would The "Small Partnership" Exception Be Advantageous?, Neil E. Harl

Agricultural Law Digest

The “small partnership” exception,1 which is found in an obscure part of the Internal Revenue Code2 and not in Subchapter K of the Code where most partnership provisions are located (and which has been around for 30 years)3 offers a way to reduce the complexity of partnership income tax filing (and penalties) for eligible partnerships. However, there are several other provisions in tax law that can be sidestepped by taxpayers making use of the “small partnership” exception.4


Index To Volume 23, Agricultural Law Digest Dec 2012

Index To Volume 23, Agricultural Law Digest

Agricultural Law Digest

No abstract provided.


Iowa State Daily (12-06-2012), Iowa State Daily Dec 2012

Iowa State Daily (12-06-2012), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, December 2012

Sports: ISU prepares for rival Iowa; Opinion: Sex ranked No. 1 pleasure; AMES247: Ames: ready for industry?; Athletics: Cyclones.tv will expand to cable; Debate: Harkin, Iowa State disagree on stipulations; Online: AMES247 revies nintendo wii u; Regents: Board freezes tuition; Online: Administrators talk to students; Bookstore: ISU buys back books; Reiman Gardens: ISU makes gingerbread.


Iowa State Daily (12-05-2012), Iowa State Daily Dec 2012

Iowa State Daily (12-05-2012), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, December 2012

Unions: Gifts for every personality; Flavors: Super foods help you study; Sports: Mayfield back after concussion; Progress: GSB wraps up semester; Online: Crows return to ISU campus; Campustown: Tanning salon closes unexpectedly; Online: Asian carp harm Iowa Ecosystem; Wildlife: Administators to host forum; Student organization: New club promotes agricultural issues.


Iowa State Daily (12-04-2012), Iowa State Daily Dec 2012

Iowa State Daily (12-04-2012), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, December 2012

Opinion: Give the gift of pet adoption; Sports: Libero pays tribute; Business: Library relocates for renovation; Politics: A call to caucus changes?; Online: Debt in Iowa finds record heights; Finances: Activity fees, student debt spark debates; Weather: Warming up to new record-highs; College of Engineering: Dean candidate promotes diversifying, growth; Event: Design expo demonstrates student work.


Iowa State Daily (12-03-2012), Iowa State Daily Dec 2012

Iowa State Daily (12-03-2012), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, December 2012

Opinion: Celebrate spirit of holiday season; Style: Look great in a limited time; Sports: Cyclones fight on to Sweet 16; Travel: New guidelines to change travel; Football: ISU to play in Liberty Bowl in Memphis; Online: Cyclones split weekend series; Online: check out ISD tablet edition; Event: Debate over activity fees to be held; Birth Control: 'The pill' endorsed over the counter.


Broadband Internet And Firm Entry: Evidence From Rural Iowa, Younjun Kim, Peter F. Orazem Dec 2012

Broadband Internet And Firm Entry: Evidence From Rural Iowa, Younjun Kim, Peter F. Orazem

Economics Working Papers (2002–2016)

The availability of broadband Internet service should have increased firm productivity and lowered firm entry costs. However, validating the broadband effect is complicated by the rapid deployment of broadband Internet service across metropolitan areas, removing meaningful variation in broadband availability. Deployment in rural markets was much more uneven, suggesting that the presence or absence of broadband service may have altered the site selection of firms targeting rural markets. We investigate the effect of broadband availability on firm location decision in rural Iowa. We establish a counterfactual baseline firm entry rate for each zip code area in rural counties by showing ...


Retrieval Does Not Always Enhance Suggestibility: Testing Can Improve Witness Identification Performance, Jessica A. Lapaglia, Jason C.K. Chan Dec 2012

Retrieval Does Not Always Enhance Suggestibility: Testing Can Improve Witness Identification Performance, Jessica A. Lapaglia, Jason C.K. Chan

Psychology Publications

Verbally recalling the appearance of a perpetrator and the details of an event can sometimes hinder later eyewitness memory performance. In two experiments, we investigated the effects of verbally recalling a face on people's ability to resist subsequent misinformation about that face. Participants watched a video of a theft and then completed either a recall test or a distractor activity. After a delay, some participants heard a piece of misinformation. Memory was assessed with a recall test in Experiment 1 and with a target-present lineup in Experiment 2. In both experiments, initial testing reduced eyewitness suggestibility for the face ...


Norms From The Georgia Centenarian Study: Measures Of Verbal Abstract Reasoning, Fluency, Memory, And Motor Function, Meghan B. Mitchell, Stephen L. Miller, John L. Woodard, Adam Davey, Peter Martin, Leonard W. Poon Dec 2012

Norms From The Georgia Centenarian Study: Measures Of Verbal Abstract Reasoning, Fluency, Memory, And Motor Function, Meghan B. Mitchell, Stephen L. Miller, John L. Woodard, Adam Davey, Peter Martin, Leonard W. Poon

Human Development and Family Studies Publications

We previously presented normative data from a relatively large, population-based sample (n = 244) of centenarians and a reference group of octogenarians (n = 80) for several brief, global neurocognitive tasks adapted for use for older adults with physical and sensory limitations (Miller et al., 2010 Miller, L. S., Mitchell, M. B., Woodard, J. L., Davey, A., Martin, P., Poon, L. W., … Siegler, I. C. (2010). Cognitive performance in centenarians and the oldest old: Norms from the Georgia Centenarian Study. Neuropsychological, Development, and Cognition. Section B: Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 17, 575–590. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2010.481355[Taylor & Francis Online ...


Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2012 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Paul Lasley, John Ferrell Dec 2012

Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2012 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Paul Lasley, John Ferrell

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll is an annual survey of Iowa farm families that collects and disseminates information on issues of importance to rural communities across Iowa and the Midwest. Conducted every year since its establishment in 1982, this is the Farm Poll’s 30th year. It is the longest-running survey of its kind in the nation. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO), the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), and the Iowa Agricultural Statistics Service are active partners in the Farm Poll. The information gathered through ...


Outlook For Ethanol And Conventional Biofuel Rins In 2013 And 2014, Bruce A. Babcock Dec 2012

Outlook For Ethanol And Conventional Biofuel Rins In 2013 And 2014, Bruce A. Babcock

CARD Policy Briefs

The US ethanol industry faces numerous challenges over the next two years. The 2012 drought sharply increased corn prices, so profit margins will be low until least the 2013 corn crops are harvested. A saturated ethanol market means that ethanol mandates that are scheduled to be implemented in the next two years can possibly be met only if ethanol prices are heavily discounted. Thus, profit margins will continue to be low even if production costs fall after the next crop is harvested. In addition, buyers of ethanol can draw on blending credits they have accumulated over the last few years ...


The Russian Food, Alcohol And Tobacco Consumption Patterns During Transition, Marian Rizov, Thomas Herzfeld, Sonya K. Huffman Dec 2012

The Russian Food, Alcohol And Tobacco Consumption Patterns During Transition, Marian Rizov, Thomas Herzfeld, Sonya K. Huffman

Economics Publications

The paper presents evidence on the impact of individual characteristics as well as regional macroeconomic factors on changes in fat, protein, alcohol and tobacco consumption, and on diet's diversity during the transition period 1994 -2004 in Russia. The results from estimating first difference demand functions using Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) data suggest that individual characteristics such as initial consumption patterns, gender, education, household income, and access to a garden plot all have a significant impact on the consumption behaviour. Regarding the macroeconomic variables, inflation has a significant impact on alcohol and tobacco consumption, while unemployment significantly impacts only ...


Odd Couple: International Trade And Labor Standards In History. By Michael Huberman. New Haven, Ct: Yale University Press, 2012. Pp. Xii, 237. $65.00, Cloth., Joshua L. Rosenbloom Dec 2012

Odd Couple: International Trade And Labor Standards In History. By Michael Huberman. New Haven, Ct: Yale University Press, 2012. Pp. Xii, 237. $65.00, Cloth., Joshua L. Rosenbloom

Joshua L. Rosenbloom

The years between 1870 and 1914 constituted a first episode of globalization, characterized by rising levels of international trade and robust economic growth. They were also, at least in Europe, the time when important elements of the welfare state—insurance against the risks of unemployment, sickness, industrial accidents, and old age—as well as labor protections—such as factory inspection and limits on the hours of work of women and children—were first introduced.


Iowa State Daily (11-30-2012), Iowa State Daily Nov 2012

Iowa State Daily (11-30-2012), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, November 2012

Opinion: Consider your food's beginnings; Sports: Cyclones face Hawkeyes; WinterFest: Jingle all the way; Online: Students share 'what matters'; Online: Talk advances aids awareness; Entertainment: 'The Daily Show' comes to campus; Fundraising: New president designated for ISU nonprofit; Seasonal: Friday's WinterFest schedule.


Iowa State Daily (11-29-2012), Iowa State Daily Nov 2012

Iowa State Daily (11-29-2012), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, November 2012

AMES247: ISU puts on 'Alice in Wonderland'; Sports: ISU hosts tournament; Opinion: Why ban horse meat?; Football: Let's Go BOWLing; Online: GSB votes to pay for compactors; Online: Gov. Branstad skypes ISU class; Seasonal: WinterFest continues throughout Thursday; Dean Search: Diversity encouraged in forum.


Iowa State Daily (11-28-2012), Iowa State Daily Nov 2012

Iowa State Daily (11-28-2012), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, November 2012

Flavors: Let's get nutty!; Unions: Find the perfect ring in Ames; Opinion: Do films outshine books; Online: GSB to discuss outreach policy; University Museums: Artwork on campus inspires educations; Events: Schedule for Wednesday of WinterFest; Health: Exercise might boost immunity.


Economics Of Corn Stover, William Edwards, Chad Hart, Kelvin Leibold Nov 2012

Economics Of Corn Stover, William Edwards, Chad Hart, Kelvin Leibold

Proceedings of the Integrated Crop Management Conference

In the midst of rising energy prices, Congress sought to incentivize the development of alternative fuel systems. One major component of that incentive was the passage of the 2007 Energy Act. The 2007 Energy Act established the current Renewable Fuels Standard (known as RFS2) and categorized renewable fuels into four basic areas: conventional biofuels, cellulosic biofuels, biodiesel, and additional advanced biofuels.


2013 Crop Market Outlook, Chad Hart Nov 2012

2013 Crop Market Outlook, Chad Hart

Proceedings of the Integrated Crop Management Conference

Despite the drought, the agricultural crop sector continues to record breaking crop values. Even though corn and soybean production fell dramatically in 2012, both corn and soybeans will set records in terms of the values of the crops due to the high prices being received. A decade ago, the corn crop was worth $20 billion. The 2012 corn crop is currently valued at over $80 billion. In 2002, the national soybean crop had a production value of $15 billion. The current crop is valued at nearly $45 billion. So crop agriculture continues to produce significant economic value, even as the ...


Sustainable Production And Distribution Of Bioenergy For The Central United States, Chad Hart Nov 2012

Sustainable Production And Distribution Of Bioenergy For The Central United States, Chad Hart

Proceedings of the Integrated Crop Management Conference

Global demand for energy continues to increase as the planet’s population grows past 7 billion and incomes rise, especially in developing countries. The increasing demand for energy has spurred many countries to explore alternative energy platforms. Over 50 countries throughout the world have active bioenergy programs. The U.S. has moved to the front of this activity as we have grown to become the largest producer of biofuels and as we alternate between the world’s largest importer and exporter of ethanol.


Understanding The Economics Of A System Of Perennial Grasses For Bioenergy In The Central United States, Keri Jacobs Nov 2012

Understanding The Economics Of A System Of Perennial Grasses For Bioenergy In The Central United States, Keri Jacobs

Proceedings of the Integrated Crop Management Conference

Through policies and programmatic commitments, the United States is exploring the use of alternative transportation fuels as means to meet the growing global demand for energy and the nation’s RFS targets. The CenUSA Bioenergy project is a five year, multi-state, and multi-disciplinary coordinated research and education effort to develop a sustainable system for the production of biofuel feedstocks derived from perennial grasses on land marginal for row crop production.


Iowa State Daily (11-27-2012), Iowa State Daily Nov 2012

Iowa State Daily (11-27-2012), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, November 2012

Opinion: Recognize discrimination; News: Iowa Legislature faces split houses; Sports: Poppens 'doubtful' for game vs Drake; Event: WinterFest at the Knoll; Online: Hawaii elects first Hindu to congress; Online: Delta Chi Chapter re-forms at ISU; Student government: GSB makes edits to election code; Science: Researchers study biofuel processes; Open forum: Dean candidate speaks to College of Engineering; Crime: Bubu Palo's hearing rescheduled for Dec 11.


Iowa State Daily (11-26-2015), Iowa State Daily Nov 2012

Iowa State Daily (11-26-2015), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, November 2012

Style: Pretty in plaits: Jazz up your hairstyle; Sports: Saina breaks the tape; Volleyball: Texas takedown; Volleyball: ISU to host NCAA tournament; Online: Campus critters, raccoons at ISU; Online: Hidden dangers of bottled water; Renovation: Third floor of Lied Rec to be closed until Jan 14; State: Monday's WinterFest schedule; College fo Engineering: Students, provost offer expectations for new dean as forums begin.


Iowa State Daily (Holiday 11-26-2012), Iowa State Daily Nov 2012

Iowa State Daily (Holiday 11-26-2012), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, November 2012

A Complete Guide to the Holidays


Iowa State Daily (11-16-2012), Iowa State Daily Nov 2012

Iowa State Daily (11-16-2012), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, November 2012

Opinion: Don't wish for contact; Sports: Kansas poses physical threat to Iowa State; Cross-country: The last leg; Online: Students make toothbrush fly; Online: Festival of trees kicks off holiday; Achievement: Faculty earn nominations; Economy: U.S. might arrive at "fiscal cliff".