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Genetically modified grains have rapidly become popular among producers across U.S. Some consumers, particularly in the EU, South Korea, and Japan, are unwilling to purchase products containing ingredients from genetically modified or transgenic crops. This paper develops a model to represent costs of segregating non-transgenic grains at country elevators and simulates these costs at represent ...

SUBJECT: industries; research and development; tech change; emerging technologies; crop production

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Using responses from a mail survey conducted among 203 South Dakota grain elevator managers in 2002, we analyzed the degree to which the elevators were prepared to segregate non-transgenic from commodity grains. Only 17 and two percent reported having buyers inquire about segregated non-transgenic or identity preserved corn, and such soybeans, respectively. Among those handling corn (soybeans) ...

SUBJECT: industries; research and development; tech change; emerging technologies; crop production

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The objective of this study is to investigate the impact of the discovery of BSE in Canadian cattle on the imported and domestic demand for livestock and meat in the United States. A multi-market partial equilibrium model is utilized to simulate the effects of policy-induced shifts in quantities of imports supplied from Canada on the meat and livestock industries. Our simulation results predic ...

SUBJECT: international relations; trade

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Researchers have been preoccupied with finding ways to select among various functional forms of demand system. This study addresses this concern by proposing a formulation which obviates the need to choose among various functional forms. The approach is tested using four functional forms of the direct and inverse demand systems.

SUBJECT: marketing

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SUBJECT: international development

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This case study was designed as an economic assessment of selected resource management techniques for marginal upland agriculture to suggest directions for sustainable resource management. For the China case, it economically assesses the effect of terracing - the most important technology for improving productivity and managing resources in Huangyuan County of Qinghai Province.

SUBJECT: terrace cropping; agricultural development; sustainable agriculture; farm management

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Increasing interest in the federally owned lands by individuals and groups representing a broad cross section of society has intensified public land management problems. Pressures for preservation, conservation, and additional non-market uses have resulted in management conflicts. Economic intelligence could contribute to improved decision making by federal agencies charged with public land ma ...

SUBJECT: use; land economics

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Using responses from a mail survey conducted among 203 South Dakota grain elevator managers in 2002, we analyzed the degree to which their elevators were prepared to segregate non-transgenic from commodity grains. Results showed four percent of the managers expected their own, and ten percent expected a competing elevator be dedicated to handling only non-transgenic or identity preserved grain ...

SUBJECT: industrial organization

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In all Central and East European countries (CEECs) land reform was a key part of the overall agrarian reforms. Various land reform procedures have been chosen and the selected procedures were not the most efficient ones in several cases. The efficiency and distributional impacts depend on the privatization and land reform process. The paper therefore explains the choice of the land reform proc ...

SUBJECT: international development; agricultural and food policy

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This paper quantifies the relative importance of the different causal factors of the changes in agricultural production in Central and Eastern Europe since 1989 using a production function and supply response approach. The analyses show that the deterioration of the agricultural terms of trade explains a considerable part (40 to 45 %) of the production change. The effects of the extreme weathe ...

SUBJECT: production economics; agricultural and food policy

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