Agricultural and Resource Economics Review

Agricultural and Resource Economics Review is a magazine focusing on Agriculture

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 2, October

Abstracts of Selected Papers: NAREA Annual Meetings, Burlington, Vermont, June 7-10, 2009
SESSION: Agricultural Land Preservation. Moderator: Kathleen Bell (University of Maine)"Local Development Pressure and Land Use Decisions: Farmland Change within Diversified Agricultural Networks." Jessica Hyman and Will Sawyer (Center for Rural Studies,...
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A Comparison of Approaches to Mitigate Hypothetical Bias
We compare two approaches to mitigating hypothetical bias. The study design includes three treatments: an actual payment treatment, a contingent valuation (CV) treatment with a follow-up certainty question, and a CV treatment with a cheap talk script....
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Assessing the Demand for a Functional Food Product: Is There Cannibalization in the Orange Juice Category?
The demand for functional foods has increased notably in recent years due to growing consumer interest in diet and health issues. Currently, the food industry is introducing many types of new food products with functional attributes. Consequently, cannibalization...
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Cost-Benefit Analysis at the Supreme Court: Cooling Water V. Fish
This is the story of a recent U.S. Supreme Court case on the use of cost-benefit analysis at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a regulation issued under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The case is Entergy Corp. v. Riverkeeper, Inc., et al....
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Exchange Rate Dynamics and the Bilateral Trade Balance: The Case of U.S. Agriculture
This study examines the dynamic effects of changes in exchange rates on bilateral trade of agricultural products between the United States and its 15 major trading partners. Special attention is paid to investigate whether or not the J-curve hypothesis...
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Implications of Growing Biofuel Demands on Northeast Livestock Feed Costs
The relationship between complete-feed prices and ingredient prices is estimated in order to analyze the effect of higher commodity prices on feed costs, with particular attention paid to the substitutability of corn distillers dried grains with solubles...
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Internet Access and Internet Purchasing Patterns of Farm Households
The Internet is becoming an increasingly important management tool in production agriculture. Using data from the 2004 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) and a double-hurdle estimation approach, we explore the adoption of computers with Internet...
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NAREA Awards
Outstanding Master's Thesis AwardSystematic Variation in Willingness to Pay for Agricultural Land Preservation and Implications for Benefit Transfer: A Meta-AnalysisJessica Barbara KukielkaUniversity of ConnecticutAdvisor: Robert J. JohnstonDespite prior...
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Recreational Demand for Equestrian Trail-Riding
Using data collected from a combination of on-site and on-line surveys, this study examines recreational demand for equestrian trail-riding in Kentucky. A truncated, negative binomial regression is applied to analyze individuals' visitation behavior...
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Some Economic Benefits and Costs of Vegetarianism
It is now fashionable in many circles to advocate vegetarianism, and many activist groups are vocal in their aim to convert the human race to vegetarians. What would be the economic costs and benefits of a shift away from meat consumption? In this article...
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The Effects of Trivial Attributes on Choice of Food Products
Trivial or irrelevant attributes are defined as attributes that do not create a meaningful difference in a brand's performance. The objective of this paper is to determine if and how trivial attributes affect consumers in their choice of variety/brands...
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The Political Economy of Downzoning
"Substantial downzoning" is defined as the exercise of police power to significantly reduce the legally permitted density on undeveloped land in a community. This contentious practice is typically challenged by those who perceive the action to limit...
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The Provision Point Mechanism and Scenario Rejection in Contingent Valuation
The provision point mechanism mitigates free-riding behavior in economic experiments. In two contingent valuation method surveys, we implement the provision point design. We ask respondents for their perceptions about the success of the provision point...
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Welfare Decomposition in the Context of the Life Cycle of Farm Operators: What Does a National Survey Reveal?
This paper examines the role of the life cycle in impacting the distribution of a combined income and wealth measure using data from the 2001 and 2006 Agricultural Resource Management Survey. Such an assessment is made using both graphical representation...
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What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Micronutrient Content and Fungal Contamination of Foods in Developing Countries
The negative effects of micronutrient deficiencies on human capital acquisition and economic productivity are well documented. A less well understood but potentially serious threat to human health in developing countries is the contamination of food...
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Yield Variability and Agricultural Trade
We examine how changes in yield variability affect the welfare of cereal grain and oilseed buyers and producers around the world. We simulate trade patterns and welfare for 21 countries with a Ricardian trade model that incorporates bilateral trade costs...
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