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Farm To Boardroom: How Improving Farm Conditions Leads To Sustained And Ethical Profit, Environmental Studies 2021 Fordham University

Farm To Boardroom: How Improving Farm Conditions Leads To Sustained And Ethical Profit, Environmental Studies

Student Theses 2015-Present

As a society evolving and innovating at a pace faster than ever before seen in human history, we find ourselves at a crossroads of dealing with planetary boundaries and improving social standards. We are met with a crisis just thirty years away; the crisis of needing to be able to effectively and sustainably feed ten billion people across the globe. The 20th century brought on a booming age for industrializing the food system in order to increase yield and thus profit. The new process was a significant breakthrough at its time, but now we must face the question of when ...


The Role Of Peer Irrigators On The Choice And Intensity Of Efficient Irrigation Techniques, Noah Hayward 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Role Of Peer Irrigators On The Choice And Intensity Of Efficient Irrigation Techniques, Noah Hayward

Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Undergraduate Honors Theses

We evaluate the use and the proportion of farmland that uses prominent irrigation practices in Arkansas, USA. A bi-variate sample selection model evaluates the determinants of the share of irrigated land in a farm that uses each practice. We evaluate the relationship between the irrigation practices peers use and the intensity that another farmer utilizes that same irrigation practice(s). So, if a peer of an Arkansas Delta farmer uses center pivot irrigation, for example, it increases the probability that the farmer him or herself will use acreage using center pivot by 66%. Conversely, a peer using surge irrigation only ...


Willingness-To-Pay For Halal And Branded Poultry In Northern Mozambique, Alison Creasey 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Willingness-To-Pay For Halal And Branded Poultry In Northern Mozambique, Alison Creasey

Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology Undergraduate Honors Theses

While price typically drives consumers’ food purchasing decisions in low-income countries, religious attributes associated with food production and corporate branding could influence buying patterns. In Mozambique more than 46% of people were living below the poverty line of ($0.31 USD) per day in 2018. That being said, in the Nampula Province (the location of this study), which is the second poorest province in the country, over 25% of the population is Muslim and may be willing-to-pay (WTP) a premium for Halal meat products to uphold Islamic beliefs. Like many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, poultry is the fastest growing source ...


The Effects Of Common Stressors On Poultry Production: A Case Study In Northern Mozambique, Grace Lehfeldt 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Effects Of Common Stressors On Poultry Production: A Case Study In Northern Mozambique, Grace Lehfeldt

Finance Undergraduate Honors Theses

Chicken is one of the main proteins that feeds the world. For centuries, the human race has relied on chickens to eat. Therefore, as food science becomes more relevant, the way that chickens are raised has become a science. However, this is not true in every part of the world. In Mozambique the process for raising chickens for consumption is not the same as it would be in America. This is a study of two specific “stressors” (feed and temperature) and how they impacted chicken growth and development on a live production poultry farm in Northern Mozambique. In addition, it ...


“The Role Of Poultry On Food Insecurity In Mozambique”, Austin Heinisch 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

“The Role Of Poultry On Food Insecurity In Mozambique”, Austin Heinisch

Finance Undergraduate Honors Theses

Hunger, poverty, and starvation in developing countries are some of the most prevalent challenges facing the world today but many people outside of these areas are not fully aware as to just how bad it is. In the country of Mozambique, where the following research took place, food insecurity levels are rampant, and many different groups/companies are trying to change that. Through a service-learning study abroad program in the summer of 2019, my group and I worked with the local company New Horizons to research ways in which poultry production for both the company and their rural out growers ...


Nebraska Cow-Calf Operations Use Of Pricing Tools And Market Diversification Strategies To Manage Market Risk, Logan Kalkowski 2021 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska Cow-Calf Operations Use Of Pricing Tools And Market Diversification Strategies To Manage Market Risk, Logan Kalkowski

Dissertations and Theses in Agricultural Economics

This thesis is the work of Logan Kalkowski with assistance and direction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and advisors Jay Parsons and Elliott Dennis. This thesis is divided into three chapters. The first chapter of this thesis investigates years of research and data collection from multiple agencies to find connections to reasoning for producers to choose marketing and diversification tools used in their operation.

The second chapter examines cow-calf marketing and risk management practices in Nebraska. Marketing and risk management behavior are examined by using the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cow-calf survey data collected in 2016. The survey captures characteristics of ...


Can Small-Scale Poultry Initiatives Alleviate Food Insecurity And Increase Empowerment For Women In Economically Disadvantaged Areas?, Patrick Daniels 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Can Small-Scale Poultry Initiatives Alleviate Food Insecurity And Increase Empowerment For Women In Economically Disadvantaged Areas?, Patrick Daniels

Accounting Undergraduate Honors Theses

In the summer of 2019, I, along with 8 other students from the University of Arkansas departed the United States for the Central American country of Belize. Despite our limited knowledge of what Belize held in store for us, we were enthusiastic about the coming months. While we had different projects, we all set out with the same universal question in mind. How can we use the knowledge we have gained through education to make a positive impact on the lives of people living in an impoverished town? Some of the members of our team worked alongside local businesses to ...


The Sociology Of Food And Eating, Deyana Marie Pangelinan 2021 University of Washington Tacoma

The Sociology Of Food And Eating, Deyana Marie Pangelinan

Sociology Student Work Collection

Food is an important aspect of our lives as it is a basic human necessity and it is intriguing to see how the culture of food is influenced sociologically. For the final project, I focused on the Sociology of Food and Eating in the U.S. by discussing three different aspects which are how the food is made, distributed, and consumed. More specifically, I analyzed the politics of pesticides, how class inequality affects food distribution, and why the U.S. enjoys larger serving sizes.


Nebraska Corn Basis Response To Economic Shutdown, Austin Harthoorn, Cory Walters, Jessica J. Groskopf 2021 United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

Nebraska Corn Basis Response To Economic Shutdown, Austin Harthoorn, Cory Walters, Jessica J. Groskopf

Extension Farm and Ranch Management

The objective of this article is to evaluate how Nebraska corn basis evolved through this past year’s economic events. We hope growers update their commodity price marketing decision framework as this past year exposed levels prices can reach — an important factor to consider when farm survival is on the line.


A Meating Of The Minds: Possible Pitfalls And Benefits Of Certified Organic Livestock Production And The Prodigious Potential Of Brazil, Adam Schlosser 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A Meating Of The Minds: Possible Pitfalls And Benefits Of Certified Organic Livestock Production And The Prodigious Potential Of Brazil, Adam Schlosser

Journal of Food Law & Policy

Certified organic food represents the fastest growing segment of food production in both the United States and throughout the entire world. This article examines the issues and opportunities facing both large and small-scale farmers who wish to engage in organic livestock production. Organic regulations cover everything involved in production, starting with the organic certification process and concluding with slaughter and the subsequent shipping and sale of the end organic product. The final section of this article addresses the unique ability of Brazil - described alternatively as "the world's warehouse" and the "world's [future] source of food" - to increase the ...


Will Seasonality Patterns For Beef Export Sales And Commitments Hold In 2021?, Elliott James Dennis 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Will Seasonality Patterns For Beef Export Sales And Commitments Hold In 2021?, Elliott James Dennis

Extension Farm and Ranch Management

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Trade occurs when price differences between the two locations are large enough after accounting for transportation cost, exchange rates, tariffs, etc. Exports vary throughout the year since prices reflect current and future supply and demand situations. Seasonality in cattle production, meat demand, and market disruptions are some examples of why wholesale beef prices increase and decrease within a year.

The inability to market cattle in the second quarter of 2020 and increased demand for retail beef products due to government gathering restrictions in restaurants caused wholesale beef prices to rise to historical levels. Beef wholesalers can choose ...


Propuesta De Un Modelo De Plan De Mercado. Caso De Estudio : Empresa La Hacienda Sopó S.A.S, Ubicada En El Municipio De Sopó Cundinamarca, Luisa Fernanda Miranda Flórez, Juan David Moreno Contreras 2021 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Propuesta De Un Modelo De Plan De Mercado. Caso De Estudio : Empresa La Hacienda Sopó S.A.S, Ubicada En El Municipio De Sopó Cundinamarca, Luisa Fernanda Miranda Flórez, Juan David Moreno Contreras

Administración de Agronegocios

La presente investigación tiene por objeto formular un plan de mercado para la empresa La Hacienda Sopó S.A.S. como mecanismo para determinar el grado de satisfacción de los clientes; partiendo del marco teórico que orienta desde su definición misma al cumplimiento de objetivos y metas definidas por la empresa, a través de acciones sinérgicas de planeación estratégica que llevan a navegar sobre una estructura diseñada, que sirve de herramienta para definir estrategias que permitan la focalización y fidelización de clientes y un plan de acción para su implementación. Para tal fin se realiza investigación cuantitativa, descriptiva, mediante la ...


Adopción De Tecnologías En Conservación De Suelos Por El Pequeño Productor Rural De Yuca En Yacopí Cundinamarca, Álvaro Eduardo Santos Rubio 2021 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Adopción De Tecnologías En Conservación De Suelos Por El Pequeño Productor Rural De Yuca En Yacopí Cundinamarca, Álvaro Eduardo Santos Rubio

Maestría en Agrociencias

A través del proyecto de Corredor tecnológico liderado por AGROSAVIA, denominado “Validación de estrategias tecnológicas disponibles para los cultivos de plátano y yuca, mediante la implementación de la metodología de Parcelas de Investigación Participativa Agropecuaria (PIPA) en Cundinamarca” durante el 2016 y 2017, se capacitó a los productores entre otras actividades en conservación de suelos, como labranza mínima, rotación de cultivos, cobertura de suelos, y fertilización orgánica, estas estrategias de conservación apuntan a mejorar la calidad de los suelos regenerándolos para aumentar el rendimiento y la productividad. El presente estudio estableció el nivel de adopción tecnológica en conservación de suelos ...


The Role Of Premium Subsidies In Crop Insurance, Charalampos Mavroutsikos, Konstantinos Giannakas, Cory Walters 2021 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Role Of Premium Subsidies In Crop Insurance, Charalampos Mavroutsikos, Konstantinos Giannakas, Cory Walters

Faculty Publications: Agricultural Economics

This study develops a novel framework of heterogeneous producer attitudes towards risk to analyze different, stated and revealed, roles of crop insurance premium subsidies and underlying policy objectives of the government. The analysis reveals a strong connection and a complementarity between the roles of premium subsidies in increasing producer participation in crop insurance, inducing a desired separating equilibrium in the presence of asymmetric information, and transferring income to agricultural producers participating in the program. Developing an alternative design of premium subsidies that can achieve the stated government objective of increased producer participation and induce any desired separating equilibrium at significantly ...


Evaluación Del Modelo De Agronegocio En Apicaldas De Caldas Boyacá, Hernán Leonardo López Mojica, Diego Alejandro Pardo Barón 2021 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Evaluación Del Modelo De Agronegocio En Apicaldas De Caldas Boyacá, Hernán Leonardo López Mojica, Diego Alejandro Pardo Barón

Maestría en Agronegocios

El presente estudio tiene como objetivo evaluar el modelo de agronegocio de Apicaldas en Caldas – Boyacá bajo el enfoque de apicultura sostenible con el fin de proponer acciones de mejora que contribuyan a consolidar una actividad productiva y rentable que se constituya en una opción empresarial que complemente el ingreso familiar, ya que las condiciones actuales relegaban a la apicultura a ser una actividad secundaria o marginal, con escasos resultados económicos para los asociados. La investigación asume un enfoque mixto mediante un diseño etnográfico y transversal correlacional, generando un modelo estadístico de regresión lineal múltiple a partir de los resultados ...


Factory To Table: A Philosophic Analysis Of The Justice Or Lack Thereof Of Agricultural Markets, Will Carter 2021 Claremont Colleges

Factory To Table: A Philosophic Analysis Of The Justice Or Lack Thereof Of Agricultural Markets, Will Carter

CMC Senior Theses

How food is produced has dramatic consequences on how we live, our world’s justice, and the future of our planet. In a world increasingly driven by neoliberalism, agricultural markets have been incentivized to industrialize, globalize, and consolidate. This has resulted in the global dominance of a new type of agriculture, industrial agriculture, driven by the market logic of lowering costs and raising profits. Industrial agriculture has undoubtedly generated the profound benefit of cheaper, more plentiful food in much of the world. These favorable innovations lead many scholars to argue that free markets produce the most just and efficient arrangements ...


Management Of Multiple Sources Of Risk In Livestock Production, Melissa G. S. McKendree, Glynn T. Tonsor, Lee L. Schulz 2021 Michigan State University

Management Of Multiple Sources Of Risk In Livestock Production, Melissa G. S. Mckendree, Glynn T. Tonsor, Lee L. Schulz

Economics Publications

Firm operators continually manage multiple sources of risk. In an application to cattle feedlot operations, our objective is to determine if producers view output price and animal health risks separately or jointly. We conduct a survey with a choice experiment placing operators in forward looking, decision-making scenarios, and capture information on past risk management approaches. Evidence regarding a relationship between animal health and output price risk mitigation is mixed and depends on the decision being made. Combined, these results provide new insight into how managers approach multiple risks when facing resource constraints.


Analysis Of Modern Barn Design, Gunther Soehnlen 2021 The University of Akron

Analysis Of Modern Barn Design, Gunther Soehnlen

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

The agriculture industry is always changing. Barn structures are one of the most important aspects of the agriculture industry. As the agriculture industry changes, so does the design and construction of barns. There are many types of barns, but over the last 300 years four of the most prevalent types have been the Bank Barn, Open Span Truss Barn, Hoop Barn, and Transverse Frame Barn. The Bank Barn and Transverse Frame Barn have been popularly built for over 200 years. The Hoop Barn and the Open Span Truss Barn have been recently introduced to the industry, becoming popular within the ...


Organic Production Of Livestock And Livestock Products In Nebraska, Elliott James Dennis 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Organic Production Of Livestock And Livestock Products In Nebraska, Elliott James Dennis

Extension Farm and Ranch Management

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USDA “Certified Organic” is a form of production that has received considerable public attention in the last 10 years, particularly among small, beginning and/or minority farmers. Spiking retail prices for red meat and poultry have seemingly accelerated consumer’s interest in organic locally produced products. Consumers demonstrate their desire for these products by paying premiums when purchasing meat products. Producers receive premiums by either directly marketing live animals to consumers that are custom harvested or marketing animals to meat wholesalers. The primary difference is the way premiums are captured. Producers doing custom harvesting capture the full premium ...


The Likelihood Of Regional Triggers Under The Industry’S Proposed “75% Rule”, Elliott James Dennis 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

The Likelihood Of Regional Triggers Under The Industry’S Proposed “75% Rule”, Elliott James Dennis

Extension Farm and Ranch Management

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Concern about packing concentration has led to numerous requests for USDA to investigate the potential connection between packet concentration and depressed cattle prices. These calls for investigations and concerns about meatpacking concentration and impact on cattle prices are not new. The most recent concern raised by cattle producers about packer concentration was due to depressed fed cattle prices post-Holcomb fire and COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a USDA report and pending DOJ investigation.

Some legislation has been enacted as a result of previous investigations; most notably the Packers and Stockyards Act in the early 1920s. The recently proposed ...


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