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- Using Production Data to Design Efficient Contracts. Ligon, Ethan // American Journal of Agricultural Economics;Aug2004, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p848
The workhorse model of agricultural production is a model of a farm household, which simultaneously engages in production and consumption, buying and selling on spot markets. However, the growing importance of contracts in the U.S. agriculture has important implications for farm-household...
- Identity Preservation, Multitasking, and Agricultural Contract Design. Hueth, Brent; Melkonyan, Tigran // American Journal of Agricultural Economics;Aug2004, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p842
Contracts between agricultural intermediaries and their growers are remarkably diverse. Substantial differences exist across commodities in the extent to which written versus oral contracts are used. Observed differences are partly due to variation in the uses to which growers' produce will be...
- LONG-RUN AND GLOBAL R&D FUNDING TRAJECTORIES: THE U.S. FARM BILL IN A CHANGING CONTEXT. PARDEY, PHILIP G.; CHAN-KANG, CONNIE; BEDDOW, JASON M.; DEHMER, STEVEN P. // American Journal of Agricultural Economics;Oct2015, Vol. 97 Issue 5, p1312
Domestically funded (and performed) research and development (R&D) has historically been a major source of productivity gains in U.S. agriculture, and a principal source of R&D spillovers to the rest of the world. In the waning decades of the 20th century, U.S. policymakers opted to ratchet down...
- When construction-grade fits today's farm. VOGEL, JOHN // Missouri Ruralist;Oct2013, Vol. 153 Issue 10, p45
The article focuses on the use of construction-grade technology in the farm management industry in the U.S.
- Hitting the curve balls out of the farm. Betancourt, Paul H. // Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;10/21/2005, Issue 323468, p12
Focuses on the factors affecting the agricultural productivity in central San Joaquin Valley, California. Effect of weather on the farm; Increase in the farm diesel base price; Changes in the market of grapes.
- HOW HIGH-PROFIT FARMERS THINK. WILSON, MIKE; KNORR, BRYCE // Farm Futures;Nov2014, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p56
Statistics are given regarding crop production, farm management practices, and acreage by conducting surveys among farmers including high profit farmers focusing on topics like farm inputs, production trade, and falling commodity prices.
- Recent changes of extreme dryness/wetness pattern and its possible impact on rice productivity in Jiangsu Province, southeast China. Huang, Jin; Zhang, Fangmin; Xue, Yan; Li, Qi // Natural Hazards;Dec2016, Vol. 84 Issue 3, p1967
Based on the data of monthly precipitation and rice productivity at 61 meteorological stations in Jiangsu during 1966-2010, the possible impact of dryness/wetness variability on rice productivity was explored in this paper. Principal component analysis was applied to the climate-induced rice...
- Record farm income expected. Brandon, Hembree // Southwest Farm Press;12/4/2003, Vol. 30 Issue 24, p10
Forecasts the achievement of a record net cash farm income of $60.2 billion by U.S. farmers in 2003, despite drought-ravaged crops. Factors which contribute to an improved farm income; State of the U.S. food system capacity; Estimates on the stocks-to-use ratio of coarse grains worldwide;...
- Direct separability in multi-output technologies: An application to the Italian agricultural sector. SCKOKAI, PAOLO; MORO, DANIELE // European Review of Agricultural Economics;1996, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p95
The hypothesis of direct weak separability of the transformation function places fewer restrictions on production technology than those deriving from alternative multi-stage procedures, based on indirect separability assumptions. We derive an explicit form of the necessary and sufficient...