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Price Impacts Associated With The Closing Of Hog Slaughtering Plants, Marvin Hayenga, Ronald Deiter, Cristobal Montoya 2017 Iowa State University

Price Impacts Associated With The Closing Of Hog Slaughtering Plants, Marvin Hayenga, Ronald Deiter, Cristobal Montoya

Ronald Deiter

The impact of closing hog slaughtering plants is examined by comparing relative prices in affected local market areas with prices in distant markets before and after a plant closed. The results suggest that market arbitrage usually has been quite effective, with either temporary or insignificant price effects in six case studies.


Member Awareness Of Dairy Cooperative Services In The North Central Region, Ronald E. Deiter, Roger A. Dahlgran, David M. Passe 2017 Iowa State University

Member Awareness Of Dairy Cooperative Services In The North Central Region, Ronald E. Deiter, Roger A. Dahlgran, David M. Passe

Ronald Deiter

This article reports on member awareness and member evaluation of dairy cooperative services in the North Central Region. Members seem well informed about services provided by only a few cooperatives. Years of cooperative membership, size of a producer's opration, awareness of the service by other members of the cooperative, and member's attitude about the importance of ser- vices are found to have a significant effect on a member's awareness. Contrary to recent allega- tions, members of larger cooperatives are most aware of services. Cooperative service policies seem consistent with member control. Finally it is demonstrated that selective ...


The Travel Cost Model, George R. Parsons 2016 University of Delaware

The Travel Cost Model, George R. Parsons

George R. Parsons

Review chapter on travel cost model. This is an updated version of the 2003 chapter in the Primer on Nonmarket Valuation.


Bio-Economies Of Scope And The Discard Problem In Multiple Species Fisheries, Rajesh Singh, Quinn Weninger 2016 Iowa State University

Bio-Economies Of Scope And The Discard Problem In Multiple Species Fisheries, Rajesh Singh, Quinn Weninger

Quinn Weninger

This paper considers the problem of multi-species fisheries management when targeting individual species is costly and at-sea discards of fish by fishermen are unobserved by the regulator. Stock conditions, ecosystem interaction, technological specification, and relative prices under which at sea discards are acute are identified. A dynamic model is developed to balance ecological interdependencies among multiple fish species, and scope economies implicit in a costly targeting technology. Three regulatory regimes, species-specific harvest quotas, landing taxes, and revenue quotas, are contrasted against a hypothetical sole owner problem. An optimal plan under all regimes precludes discarding. For both very low and very ...


Search And Active Learning With Correlated Information: Empirical Evidence From Mid-Atlantic Clam Fishermen, Philippe Marcoul, Quinn Weninger 2016 Iowa State University

Search And Active Learning With Correlated Information: Empirical Evidence From Mid-Atlantic Clam Fishermen, Philippe Marcoul, Quinn Weninger

Quinn Weninger

This paper examines search with active learning and correlated information. We first develop a simple model to show how correlation affects the decision to acquire information. A unique data set on fishing site choice by mid-Atlantic clam fishermen is used to test the model predictions. Results find that clam fishermen search new sites when the catch at familiar sites declines, i.e., when the opportunity cost of gathering information is low, and also when catch at familiar sites is on the rise. Search following a catch decline occurs at spatially distant sites whereas search following a catch increase occurs at ...


Fisheries Management With Stock Growth Uncertainty And Costly Capital Adjustment, Rajesh Singh, Quinn Weninger, Matthew Doyle 2016 Iowa State University

Fisheries Management With Stock Growth Uncertainty And Costly Capital Adjustment, Rajesh Singh, Quinn Weninger, Matthew Doyle

Quinn Weninger

We develop a dynamic model of a fishery which simultaneously incorporates random stock growth and costly capital adjustment. Numerical techniques are used to solve for the resource-rent-maximizing harvest and capital investment policies. Capital rigidities bring diminishing marginal returns to the current period harvest, and introduce an incentive to smooth the catch over time. With density dependent stock growth, however, catch smoothing increases stock variability resulting in reduced average yields. The optimal management policy balances the catch smoothing benefits against yield loss. We calibrate the model to the Alaskan pacific halibut fishery to demonstrate the main insights.


Chinese Consumer Demand For Animal Products And Implications For U.S. Pork And Poultry Exports, Qingbin Wang, Frank Fuller, Dermot J. Hayes, Catherine Halbrendt 2016 University of Vermont

Chinese Consumer Demand For Animal Products And Implications For U.S. Pork And Poultry Exports, Qingbin Wang, Frank Fuller, Dermot J. Hayes, Catherine Halbrendt

Dermot J. Hayes

This paper examines Chinese consumer preference for major animal products and assesses the potential impacts of a reduction in China’s import tariff on its pork and poultry demand and net import. Our analysis suggests that China’s demand for animal products will continue to grow as income increases. Using a trade model, results of our scenario analysis indicate that a reduction in China’s import tariffs will significantly increase its net pork and poultry imports and the U.S. will capture most of the increases. Nevertheless, the impact on the market price in China and the U.S. is ...


Health Transfers: An Application Of Health-Health Analysis To Assess Food Safety Regulations, Fred Kuchler, Jackqueline L. Teague, Richard A. Williams, Don W. Anderson 2016 University of New Hampshire

Health Transfers: An Application Of Health-Health Analysis To Assess Food Safety Regulations, Fred Kuchler, Jackqueline L. Teague, Richard A. Williams, Don W. Anderson

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

The authors apply a Health-Health Analysis to risks associated with harvesting Gulf oysters to evaluate that approach to managing health and safety risks.


Pesticide Residue Regulation: Analysis Of Food Quality Protection Act Implementation, Linda-Jo Schierow 2016 University of New Hampshire

Pesticide Residue Regulation: Analysis Of Food Quality Protection Act Implementation, Linda-Jo Schierow

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Dr. Schierow discusses the effects of a recent statute on food safety.


Perspective Makes A Difference, Lee L. Schulz 2016 Iowa State University

Perspective Makes A Difference, Lee L. Schulz

Lee Schulz

USDA’S June Hogs and Pigs Report told us where the industry is and where it may be headed. The report showed a big surge in inventories compared to the PEDV-depressed levels a year ago. But inventories aren’t that far out of line with June 2013 levels prior to PEDV.


Benchmarking Cattle Herd, Lee L. Schulz 2016 Iowa State University

Benchmarking Cattle Herd, Lee L. Schulz

Lee Schulz

USDA has released two reports estimating July 1 cattle inventories: the July Cattle report (also referred to as the midyear Cattle Inventory report) and the July Cattle on Feed report. The reports help benchmark where the U.S. cattle industry is in regard to current supplies and where it may be heading.


Gis-Based Environmental And Economic Analysis Of Integrated Crop-Livestock Production Systems In Southern Iowa, U. Sunday Tim, Robert W. Jolly, Daniel Otto 2016 Iowa State University

Gis-Based Environmental And Economic Analysis Of Integrated Crop-Livestock Production Systems In Southern Iowa, U. Sunday Tim, Robert W. Jolly, Daniel Otto

U. Sunday Tim

Crop and livestock production are important economic components for many rural com­ munities. In 1992, Iowa led the nation in corn and hog production, and ranked second, third, seventh, and eighth, respectively in soybean, cattle and calves, poultry, and dairy cow pro­ duction. Livestock and livestock products generated over 64% of the state's total cash farm receipts during 1992—more than $6.5 billion sales at the farm level.


Economic Analysis Of Variable Rate Management For Corn And Soybean Systems, William D. Batchelor, Bruce A. Babcock, Alfred M. Blackmer, Richard M. Cruse, Thomas S. Colvin, Ramesh S. Kanwar, U. Sunday Tim 2016 Iowa State University

Economic Analysis Of Variable Rate Management For Corn And Soybean Systems, William D. Batchelor, Bruce A. Babcock, Alfred M. Blackmer, Richard M. Cruse, Thomas S. Colvin, Ramesh S. Kanwar, U. Sunday Tim

U. Sunday Tim

What is the potential payoff for farmers moving from traditional whole-field management or integrated crop management to precision farming? Using computer models, the investigators sought to analyze how inputs can be applied at optimal rates variably across a field in order to match inputs with crop needs. Over the long term, only modest increases were shown in gross returns from these practices. However, gross returns for individual years can be substantial.


Quality Differences And Price Responsiveness Of Wheat Class Demands, William W. Wilson, Paul Gallagher 2016 North Dakota State University

Quality Differences And Price Responsiveness Of Wheat Class Demands, William W. Wilson, Paul Gallagher

Paul Gallagher

Price responsiveness and preferences for wheat classes are measured using a Case function specification. Results indicate there have been numerous changes in market shares of wheat classes from different exporters in specific markets. In general, quality differentials are important in some international markets; in others, relative prices are more important in determining market


Growing Biomass Fuel Industry, Declining Local Forage Demands, And Changing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Us Agriculture: A Case Study, Paul W. Gallagher, Jeremiah Richey 2016 Iowa State University

Growing Biomass Fuel Industry, Declining Local Forage Demands, And Changing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Us Agriculture: A Case Study, Paul W. Gallagher, Jeremiah Richey

Paul Gallagher

This paper investigates the effect of a biomass crop introduction in a local market where field crops; cattle forage and biomass crops compete for the agricultural resources and determine land use. A simulation study for a State in the US (Minnesota) with extensive and diverse agricultural resources that could also support a biomass industry is reported. Local market impact on prices and land use is summarized. A local biofuel industry with 1.0 billion gallon capacity can transform declining local land values to stable or moderately increasing land values; partly because secular declines in cattle forage can be replaced with ...


The First Scientific Defense Of A Vegetarian Diet, Ken Albala 2016 University of the Pacific

The First Scientific Defense Of A Vegetarian Diet, Ken Albala

Ken Albala

No abstract provided.


Implications Of The North American Free Trade Agreement For Long-Term Adjustments In U.S.-Mexican Beef Production And Trade, Bryan Melton, Wallace Huffman 2016 Iowa State University

Implications Of The North American Free Trade Agreement For Long-Term Adjustments In U.S.-Mexican Beef Production And Trade, Bryan Melton, Wallace Huffman

Wallace Huffman

North America is in the midst of forming one of the world's largest free trade areas. The Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement was signed in 1988. The signing of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States and Mexico completes the,/ major agreements for the trading area.


What Does Barbecue Tell Us About Race?: Andrew Warnes, Savage Barbecue: Race, Culture, And The Invention Of America's First Food. Athens: University Of Georgia Press, 2008. 208 Pp., $19.95., Ken Albala 2016 University of the Pacific

What Does Barbecue Tell Us About Race?: Andrew Warnes, Savage Barbecue: Race, Culture, And The Invention Of America's First Food. Athens: University Of Georgia Press, 2008. 208 Pp., $19.95., Ken Albala

Ken Albala

No abstract provided.


The Tomato Queen Of San Joaquin, Ken Albala 2016 University of the Pacific

The Tomato Queen Of San Joaquin, Ken Albala

Ken Albala

The life of Tillie Lewis exemplifies key moments in American food history from the rise of the canning industry to wartime rations to the craze for diet food. Her biography was consciously manipulated and fashioned through the years to make it a quintessential rags-to-riches story. Nonetheless, her accomplishments stand out, marking her as a brilliantly successful woman in an industry dominated by men.


The Devil's Food Dictionary: A Pioneering Culinary Reference Work Consisting Entirely Of Lies. ,. Foy, Barry. . Illustrations By. Boesche, John. . :. Frogchart Press. ,. 2008. . Ix + 255 Pp. $17.95 (Paper)., Ken Albala 2016 University of the Pacific

The Devil's Food Dictionary: A Pioneering Culinary Reference Work Consisting Entirely Of Lies. ,. Foy, Barry. . Illustrations By. Boesche, John. . :. Frogchart Press. ,. 2008. . Ix + 255 Pp. $17.95 (Paper)., Ken Albala

Ken Albala

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