Business Perspectives

Quarterly magazine provides new and analysis of global, national and regional economies. It also covers topics of interest to business, education and government communities.

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 1, Fall

A Message from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman
During the year that ended on September 30, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) distributed a record $28 billion in direct payments to help farmers and ranchers weather these difficult economic times. USDA assistance was responsible for about...
Aquaculture Economics
SEAFOOD DEMAND Worldwide seafood demand is projected to increase over 60% by 2025, as estimates of world populations increase from 5.3 billion to 8.5 billion. Much of the U.S. demand for seafood has been met by imports. The U.S. imports over 40%...
Bureau Highlights
Nardine Aquadro has a passion for literacy. As the Literacy Initiatives Program Manager with the Assisi Foundation and Time to Read Special Projects Coordinator with Time Warner Communications, she has a strong desire for improved literacy for everyone....
Cotton and Its Importance to the Memphis Area Economy
Memphis and the Mid-South not only have a rich cotton heritage, but cotton remains a major contributor to the region's economy. Memphis is home for a number of national cotton organizations, including the National Cotton Council and its affiliates,...
Innovative Approach Has Tennessee Setting Its Sights on Agribusiness Development
The past 200 years of Tennessee statehood have been inseparable from agriculture. The health and vitality of our people have always been closely tied to the land -- our forests and farmland. The same is true today and will be true tomorrow. Since...
Perspectives of Agriculture and the Mid-South Economy
The economic outlook for Memphis and the MidSouth is directly associated with the outlook for agriculture and agribusiness in this area. Because agriculture and agribusiness are such a huge part of our economy, our outlook is influenced by the changes...
The Agricenter International
Mission Statement: The mission of the Agricenter International is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of agri-industry by providing a showcase for technologies by public and private entities. Agricenter International provides one convenient...
The Brave New World of Agriculture
To increase the efficiency, and ultimately the long-term viability, of their business, many farmers are using more advanced technologies, from personal computers to source identification processes to genetically engineered crops and livestock. While...
The Challenges in Agribusiness
Every business faces challenges. From labor to assets, companies face new hurdles each day. Farming is no exception. However, the challenges faced in agriculture seem a bit more daunting, the stakes seem a bit higher, the process seems more of a gamble,...
The Forces Shapin U.S. A Agriculture
Entering the 21st century, U.S. agriculture is facing some of its greatest opportunities amid a record period of sustained economic expansion in the U.S. and steady world growth prospects for raw food materials. In addition, world agricultural policy...