Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Tri-annual journal focusing on coverage and analysis of agriculture and foresting industries.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 1, April

Applying a Method of Paired Comparisons to Measure Economic Values for Multiple Goods Sets
ABSTRACT A method of paired comparison is adapted for use in estimating economic measures of value. The method elicits multiple binary choices for paired items in a choice set. Probability distributions and economic values are estimated nonparametrically...
Canadian Wheat Board: Marketing in the New Millenium
BOOK REVIEW: Schmitz, Andrew and Hartley Furtan. Canadian Wheat Board: Marketing in the New Millennium. Regina, Saskatchewan: Canadian Plains Research Center, 2000, 328 pp., $29.95 paper. ISBN 0-- 88977-134-0. The operation of state trading enterprises...
Consumer Demand for Mandatory Labeling of Beef from Cattle Administered Growth Hormones or Fed Genetically Modified Corn
ABSTRACT This study estimates the value of policies that would mandate labeling of beef from cattle produced with growth hormones or fed genetically modified corn. At no cost, 85 percent of respondents desired mandatory labeling of beef produced with...
Farm-Level Effects of Adopting Herbicide-Tolerant Soybeans in the U.S.A
ABSTRACT This paper estimates the on-farm impacts of adopting herbicide-tolerant soybean on herbicide use, yields, and farm profits, using an econometric model that corrects for selfselection and simultaneity and is consistent with profit maximization....
Food Safety and International Competitiveness: The Case of Beef
BOOK REVIEW: Spriggs, John and Grant Isaac. Food Safety and International Competitiveness: The Case of Beef. Oxon UK: CABI Publishing, 2001, 208 pp., $75.00. ISBN 0-85199-518-7. Food safety is an issue intrinsic to agriculture and one that has received...
Impacts of Advertising, Attitudes, Lifestyles, and Health on the Demand for U.S. Pork: A Micro-Level Analysis
ABSTRACT Using data from the 1994-1996 CSFII/DHKS, we identify and assess factors affecting the decision to consume pork and conditional on consuming pork, the decision of the amount of pork intake. Branded and generic advertising of pork play a prominent...
Impacts of the Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops on Farm Financial Performance
ABSTRACT The rapid adoption of genetically engineered (GE) crops by U.S. farmers suggests that these technologies have been perceived to improve farm financial performance. This study develops and applies an econometric model to data from corn and soybean...
Lags in Real Property Revaluations and Estimates of Shortfalls in Property Tax Collections in North Carolina
ABSTRACT Financing local public goods is a major issue in many communities, especially those that have experienced rapid growth. This paper analyzes problems associated with locally collected real property taxes where the real property tax base is only...
Marginal Value of Quality Attributes for Natural and Organic Beef
ABSTRACT The objective of this research is to determine the marginal value of attributes to consumers with respect to natural beef or beef produced with organic grains. A hedonic model is used to value attributes of 11 different primal cuts. Results...
Measuring Inefficiency in the Prescence of an Export Tax, an Import Tariff, and a State Trading Enterprise
ABSTRACT Agricultural sales cooperative unions (ASCUs) in Turkey are heavily influenced by both domestic and international government policies. Both export taxes and import tariffs are used as policy tools to regulate cotton markets. Domestic price support...
Overshooting of Agricultural Prices in Four Asian Economies
ABSTRACT This article examines the impacts of monetary policy on agricultural prices in four Asian economies using time series analysis and graph theory. The estimations clearly show that agricultural prices overshoot their long-run equilibrium values...
Payoffs to Farm Management: How Important Is Crop Marketing?
ABSTRACT In production agriculture, good management is demonstrated by profits that are persistently greater than those of similar neighboring farms. This research examined the effects of management practices on risk-adjusted profit per acre for Kansas...
Relative Importance Rankings for Pork Attributes by Asian-Origin Consumers in California: Applying an Ordered Probit Model to a Choice-Based Sample
ABSTRACT This paper reports on a study examining the ranking of selected attributes of fresh pork by Asian-origin consumers in San Francisco, California. Freshness is ranked as the most important attribute, followed by the attributes of the color of...
Restrictions on the Effects of Preference Variables in the Rotterdam Model
ABSTRACT This study examines imposing and testing restrictions on preference variables in the Rotterdam model through the impacts of these variables on marginal utilities. An empirical analysis of the impact of a female labor force participation variable...
Snack Peanuts Purchase Pattern: Effects of Nutritional Considerations and Household Characteristics
ABSTRACT This study examines the effect of a meal planner's nutritional awareness, exercise habits, and household socioeconomic characteristics on market participation and frequency of purchase of snack peanuts. Data are from a household survey of 2880...
The Impact of HACCP on Costs and Product Exit
ABSTRACT Detailed information on firm level food safety costs is reported. Survey data for small and very small meat processors are modeled. Economies of scale in implementing Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems are investigated. Results...
Using Insurance to Enhance Nitrogen Fertilizer Application Timing to Reduce Nitrogen Losses
ABSTRACT Nitrogen applied before planting is more vulnerable to loss to the environment than nitrogen applied during the growing season, but the growing season application can increase the risk of lower yields caused by adverse weather that prohibits...
Variable Rate Nitrogen Application on Corn Fields: The Role of Spatial Variability and Weather
ABSTRACT Meta-response functions for corn yields and nitrogen losses were estimated from EPIC-- generated data for three soil types and three weather scenarios. These metamodels were used to evaluate variable rate (VRT) versus uniform rate (URT) nitrogen...