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The paper discusses an application of Chamberlain's fixed effects model to contingent valuation method survey data obtained for eight management alternatives for the Little Tennessee River basin. The advantages of using this approach versus cross-sectional logit, pooled logit, and cross-sectional logit with lags are discussed and a technique to obtain willingness-to-pay estimates from estimate ...

SUBJECT: environmental economics and policy

An analysis was made of the reduced return and increased risk of reduced nitrogen use. The data source was an 11-year set of yields for continuous and rotational cropping of corn, soybeans, and grain sorghum each fertilized at three nitrogen levels. Risk was measured as returns below a target.

SUBJECT: crop production/industries

With a sample of nearly 18,611 utility patents, this paper studies the technology mix of 90 of the world's leading food and beverage multinationals (FBMs) over 1969-1994. It explores the statistical association between patenting in food technology and in non-food technological fields. Food patenting is always associated with patenting in Biotech, Chemistry, Machinery and Other patenting, wha ...

SUBJECT: research and development/tech change/emerging technologies; agribusiness

Murgo Farms Inc., addresses the challenges of choosing between the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 9000, and ISO 14000 systems for a business with grain farming, elevator and spraying enterprises. Murgo has recently entered markets that are more quality oriented and wishes to expand its activities in those markets. The Presi ...

SUBJECT: food consumption/nutrition/food safety

Budgets were used to estimate additional identity-preserved wheat production costs that ranged from $0.81 to $5.35 per bushel. A survey was developed to estimate the feasibility for country elevators to market identity-preserved wheat and the premiums required to do so; estimated premiums reported ranged from $0.05 to $1.45 per bushel.

SUBJECT: identity-preservation; genetically modified wheat; wheat marketing; marketing

Paper and PowerPoint Presentation

SUBJECT: international relations/trade

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) dramatically transformed and continues to transform the food assistance landscape in the United States. The Act cut more funds from the Food Stamp Program than it did from any other program, through reductions in benefits per person and restrictions in eligibility. Despite these cuts, food stamps now have a mo ...

SUBJECT: food consumption/nutrition/food safety; nutrition; transfer payments; food security and poverty; food consumption

We have addressed the impact of state environmental regulation on the livestock industry by selected two species. Beef cattle, as a leading livestock of the U.S, has experienced relatively steady structural transformation, on the other hand, hog industry has changed rapidly of its size and the location. The beef industry more or less sticks with traditional factors rather than regulation. On t ...

SUBJECT: livestock production/industries

The National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) is sponsored by the USDA:APHIS:Veterinary Services (VS). The NAHMS Layers '99 Study was designed to provide information about the nation's layer population for education and research purposes. The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) collaborated with VS to select a statistically-valid sample from 15 states for Layers '99. ...

SUBJECT: salmonella enteritidis; flock; s.e.; poultry; biosecurity

Conference

GRAINS AND OILSEEDS: A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE

Schumacher, Klaus-Dieter [2001]

SUBJECT: crop production/industries