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Economics

Agricultural and Resource Economics

1996

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Valuing Quality Differentiated Grains From A Total Logistics Perspective , Marty Jay Mcvey Jan 1996

Valuing Quality Differentiated Grains From A Total Logistics Perspective , Marty Jay Mcvey

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Currently, United States grains within a grade are traded as a homogeneous commodity when in fact they are heterogeneous. Biotechnology will present the market with a myriad of quality special-grains, placing great pressure on the current distribution system to handle differentiated grains. Forcing the current distribution system to handle quality differentiated grains may have a significant impact on producers, elevators, and processors operations and revenues. The purpose of this dissertation was to examine the economic impacts of shifting from a commodity based logistics system to a quality differentiated logistics system;Results suggest significant gains from shifting from a commodity based ...


The Determinants Of Rural Population Growth And Decline, 1950-1990: The Roles Of Government Policy, Human Capital, And Farm And Nonfarm Income , Tzu-Ling Huang Jan 1996

The Determinants Of Rural Population Growth And Decline, 1950-1990: The Roles Of Government Policy, Human Capital, And Farm And Nonfarm Income , Tzu-Ling Huang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In the past few decades, changes in economic conditions for off-farm labor markets and improvements in agriculture technology have led to substantial reductions in farm population in the United States. However, rural populations are not decreasing uniformly, either across counties or over decades. Rates of change in farm and nonfarm populations vary widely across rural counties. The variation of population growth across counties and between farm and nonfarm population raise two questions in this study: (1) What affects the population growth and decline in US rural counties? (2) Do those factors affect farm and nonfarm populations differently?;This study is ...


Farmer-Borrowers' Selection Of Short- And Intermediate-Term Loan Contracts: Traditional Lenders Versus Nontraditional Lenders , Jauling Tseng Jan 1996

Farmer-Borrowers' Selection Of Short- And Intermediate-Term Loan Contracts: Traditional Lenders Versus Nontraditional Lenders , Jauling Tseng

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The emergence and growth of nontraditional lenders in short- and intermediate-term agricultural credit markets during the 1990s prompted a number of studies on the economic incentives and competitive strategies for input supply or manufacturing firms to create captive finance companies. Comparably, little work, however, has been done on the choice of nontraditional lenders from the borrower's perspective. This dissertation examines the farmer-borrower's decision-making process in choosing between traditional and nontraditional lenders when financing short- and intermediate-term loan contracts. The objective of this research is to provide a better understanding of the factors that influence farm-level demand for traditional ...


Analysis Of Agricultural Policy In Russia, Sergei Strokov Jan 1996

Analysis Of Agricultural Policy In Russia, Sergei Strokov

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Rural And Urban Fiscal Patterns, Maria Alicia Failde Jan 1996

Rural And Urban Fiscal Patterns, Maria Alicia Failde

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Development Of A Price Visualization Procedure Of Cash Grain Markets Using Gis, Attila Konkoly Jan 1996

Development Of A Price Visualization Procedure Of Cash Grain Markets Using Gis, Attila Konkoly

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Television Advertising's Effect On The Demand For Different Types Of Fresh Beef: A Gibbs Sampling Approach, Jeremy Todd Benson Jan 1996

Television Advertising's Effect On The Demand For Different Types Of Fresh Beef: A Gibbs Sampling Approach, Jeremy Todd Benson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.