The Baltics And Ukraine: Geopolitical Hotspots, 2019 Purdue University
The Baltics And Ukraine: Geopolitical Hotspots, Bert Chapman
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Provides detailed historical overview and contemporary analysis on why the Baltics and Ukraine are historical and remain contemporary geopolitical hotspots. Provides analysis of cultural economic, environmental, and security factors influencing long-standing contentiousness over these regions. Places emphasis on how Russian behavior and policies influence this contentiousness. Concludes by noting that differences between the U.S. and its allies and conflicts within the U.S. Government may limit the ability of the U.S. to effectively respond to events in these disputed regions.
2019 Prevent Plant Impacts To South Dakota Grain Crop Value, 2019 South Dakota State University
2019 Prevent Plant Impacts To South Dakota Grain Crop Value, Matthew Elliott, Lisa Elliott
Declining Liquidity In Iowa Farms: 2014–2017, 2019 Iowa State University
Declining Liquidity In Iowa Farms: 2014–2017, Alejandro Plastina
The goal of the present study is to describe the evolution of financial liquidity in Iowa farms for 2014–2017, using a unique panel of 220 mid-scale commercial farms. Farms with vulnerable liquidity ratings increased from 33.2 percent in December 2014 to 45.0 percent in December 2017. On average, farms lost $244 of working capital per acre over that period, but farms with vulnerable liquidity ratings in December 2017 lost almost 60 percent more than that, or $388. Average farm size, machinery investment per acre, farm net worth per acre, debt-to-asset ratio, and age of operator were not ...
Examining The Relationships Between Energy Use, Fossil Fuel Consumption, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, And Economic Growth In Southeast Asia, 2019 Vietnam National University of Agriculture
Examining The Relationships Between Energy Use, Fossil Fuel Consumption, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, And Economic Growth In Southeast Asia, Anh Tru Nguyen
Journal of Asian Energy Studies
This article examines the relationships between energy use, fossil fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, and economic growth in three developing countries in Southeast Asia between 1988 and 2017. We found that the GDP per capita positively affects per capita CO2 emissions, and that it has a positive relationship with per capita energy use. Additionally, we found that GDP per capita is negatively affected by fossil fuel consumption, whereas it is positively affected by per capita CO2 emissions. Moreover, results show directional relationships running from per capita CO2 emissions to GDP per capita, from GDP per capita to ...
Buffalo Inc. American Indians And Economic Development, 2019 Iowa State University
Buffalo Inc. American Indians And Economic Development, Sebastian F. Braun
Some American Indian tribes on the Great Plains have turned to bison ranching in recent years as a culturally and ecologically sustainable economic development program. This book focuses on one enterprise on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation to determine whether such projects have fulfilled expectations and how they fit with traditional and contemporary Lakota values.
Drawing upon on-site fieldwork and using anthropological, economic, and ecological approaches, Sebastian Felix Braun examines the creation of Pte Hca Ka, Inc., and its management styles as they evolved over fifteen years. He paints a compelling picture of cultural change.
Braun traces Pte Hca Ka ...
Cover Crop Adoption Decisions In Iowa: Insights From An In-Person Survey, 2019 Manhattan College
Cover Crop Adoption Decisions In Iowa: Insights From An In-Person Survey, M. Jimena Gonzalez-Ramirez, Catherine Kling, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Lois Wright Morton, Jean Mcguire, Jamie Benning
J. Gordon Arbuckle
CURRENT NITROGEN and phosphorus applications in the Midwest have been connected to increasing water quality problems.
Unraveling The Ethnoterritorial Fix In The Peruvian Amazon: Indigenous Livelihoods And Resource Management After Communal Land Titling (1980s-2016), 2019 Department of Geography. Pennsylvania State University
Unraveling The Ethnoterritorial Fix In The Peruvian Amazon: Indigenous Livelihoods And Resource Management After Communal Land Titling (1980s-2016), Ramzi M. Tubbeh, Karl S. Zimmerer
Journal of Latin American Geography
Indigenous rights organizations in Latin America consider territorial control the paramount condition for the reproduction of indigenous peoples’ cultures, the security of their livelihoods, and the pursuit of autonomy. In the past several decades Latin American governments have increasingly recognized indigenous peoples’ rights to cultural difference and channeled their territorial claims by titling their lands as common property. This “territorial turn” is supported by narratives about indigenous peoples as stewards of the environment. The geographic areas associated with indigenous land titling have increased since the late 1980s. This article presents research based on a case study of present-day livelihoods and ...
Measuring Impacts Of Uncertainty, Irreversibility, And Loss Aversion On The Adoption Of Crop Canopy Sensors Among Nebraska Corn Producers, 2019 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Measuring Impacts Of Uncertainty, Irreversibility, And Loss Aversion On The Adoption Of Crop Canopy Sensors Among Nebraska Corn Producers, Brooks Ronspies
Dissertations and Theses in Agricultural Economics
Understanding barriers to adoption of Precision Agricultural Technologies (PATs) is important to the growth of agricultural productivity, efficiency, and sustainability. This thesis proposes and evaluates a model for estimating the impact of uncertainty, irreversibility, and loss aversion on producers’ adoption of crop canopy sensors in order to explain adoption behavior that contradicts previous expectations about the conditions necessary for technology adoption. The model is evaluated using estimated statistical distributions of price and field characteristics designed to match observations of actual corn and nitrogen prices, and of conventional and crop canopy sensor based nitrogen application. Results from this model using expected ...
How Does Identifying As Gluten-Free Impact Information Choice Regarding The Gluten-Free Diet?, 2019 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
How Does Identifying As Gluten-Free Impact Information Choice Regarding The Gluten-Free Diet?, Pratiksha Baishya
Dissertations and Theses in Agricultural Economics
The market for gluten-free products is a multi-billion-dollar industry in the United States and has seen tremendous growth in the recent years. The retail sales of gluten-free foods in the United States almost tripled between 2011 and 2015, although rates of diagnosed gluten-related health problems have not risen. In addition to people who suffer from Celiac Disease, Wheat Allergy and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, there is a category or people known as PWAG (people who avoid gluten) who seem to have significantly contributed to this boom in the market for gluten-free foods. With more people choosing to adopt the gluten-free diet ...
The Potential For Moral Hazard Behavior In Irrigation Decisions Under Crop Insurance, 2019 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
The Potential For Moral Hazard Behavior In Irrigation Decisions Under Crop Insurance, Paloch Suchato
The Effects Of Economic Factors And Groundwater Policies On The Timing Of Well Drilling, 2019 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The Effects Of Economic Factors And Groundwater Policies On The Timing Of Well Drilling, Qianyu Zhang
Dissertations and Theses in Agricultural Economics
Understanding the factors that affect farmers’ irrigation decisions is critical for a better groundwater management. This study addresses the question of how economic, agronomic, and policy variables affect the timing of irrigation adoption in Nebraska. The key contribution of this paper is to identify farmers’ strategic responses to a particular type of policy intervention, a moratorium on well drilling. Our results estimate how farmers respond when a moratorium is announced but not enforced yet, and when neighboring areas implement a moratorium, which we refer as pre-regulation effect and policy spillover effect, respectively. Results show that farmers are more likely to ...
The Global Food Security Act: America's Strategic Approach To Combating World Hunger, 2019 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
The Global Food Security Act: America's Strategic Approach To Combating World Hunger, Michael Adkins
Journal of Food Law & Policy
The world’s farms currently produce enough calories to adequately feed everyone on the planet. From the 1960s through 2008, per capita food availability worldwide has risen from 2220 kilocalories per person per day to 2790. Specifically, developing countries have recorded a rise in kilocalories per person per day, from 1850 to 2640. Yet, despite overall availability, around 815 million people still suffer from hunger or some form of malnutrition. Approximately one in ten people are undernourished.
State Level Revenue Analysis Of The Market Facilitation Program, 2019 University of Central Missouri
State Level Revenue Analysis Of The Market Facilitation Program, Anil Giri, Sankalp Sharma, Kyle Lovercamp, Iuliia Tetteh, Dhruba Dhakal, Rudra Baral
Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy
To compensate the US producers affected by the “trade war” with China, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) offered direct payments to producers using 2018 production levels under the Market Facilitation Program (MFP). Results of the revenue efficiency analysis of the MFP payments show the average producers in 12 out of 14 major corn and soybean producing states were compensated such that their 2018 per acre revenue was more than their 2017 per acre revenue. Conversely, an average producer in those states that experienced drought was under-compensated, as their total per acre revenue after the MFP payment was less ...
Do Cover Crops Pay? Net Returns To Corn/Soybean Farmers In Iowa, 2019 Iowa State University
Do Cover Crops Pay? Net Returns To Corn/Soybean Farmers In Iowa, Alejandro Plastina
COVER CROPS, which are planted on approximately 700,000 of Iowa’s 30 million acres of farmland, have been found to have varying net returns based on several factors— cover c rop species, planting technique, termination method, tillage practices, following cash crop, and the farmer’s years of experience with cover crops.
Is Arc-Co Acting As A Safety Net Program? Evidence From Iowa, 2019 Iowa State University
Is Arc-Co Acting As A Safety Net Program? Evidence From Iowa, Alejandro Plastina, Chad Hart
THE AGRICULTURAL Act of 2014, referred to as the 2014 Farm Bill, is the legislative backbone of federal farm income support programs and agricultural disaster assistance programs. These programs, combined with federal crop insurance, are what is typically referred to as the farm safety net. As the debate has begun for the next version of the Farm Bill, policy discussions have centered on improving the effectiveness of the safety net. However, in previous Farm Bills, there had been a concerted effort to utilize decoupled agricultural support to ensure that US farm programs would meet World Trade Organization (WTO) standards. The ...
The Impact Of The 2018 Trade Disruptions On The Iowa Economy, 2019 Iowa State University
The Impact Of The 2018 Trade Disruptions On The Iowa Economy, Edward J. Balistreri, Chad E. Hart, Dermot J. Hayes, Minghao Li, Lee Schulz, David A. Swenson, Wendong Zhang, John M. Crespi
In this analysis, we use historical trade patterns, revenue linkages, and recent futures market price changes to discern the 2018 tariffs’ near-term impacts on the state of Iowa. We use two distinct modeling techniques, and in each technique we make two distinct assumptions. First, we use partial-equilibrium modeling approaches that do not directly consider linkages among the markets and industries across the state of Iowa. In these approaches, two assumptions about price changes are invoked—either the price changes are based upon supply and demand elasticities or the price changes are based upon observations in the futures market. The partial ...
The Power Law Distribution Of Cumulative Coal Production, 2019 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
The Power Law Distribution Of Cumulative Coal Production, Andrew Balthrop, Siyu Quan
Optimal Vehicle Use In The Presence Of Episodic Mobile-Source Air Pollution, 2019 Utah State University
Optimal Vehicle Use In The Presence Of Episodic Mobile-Source Air Pollution, Arthur Caplan, Ramjee Acharya
Arthur J. Caplan
Snapshot And Trends In The Production And Overseas Trade Of Vegetables From Western Australia, 2019 Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Snapshot And Trends In The Production And Overseas Trade Of Vegetables From Western Australia, Manju Radhakrishnan, Rohan Prince
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This publication provides a snapshot and trends in the production and overseas trade of vegetables from Western Australia.
WA’s total vegetable crop reached 328 857 tonnes in 2015–16, worth an estimated $490 million. This was a 33% increase in wholesale value from levels of 2011–12.
Quantity increased by 24% during the same period. Production and export of vegetables have experienced strong growth in Western Australia in recent years, predominantly driven by continued expansion of the local carrot sector. There have also been solid gains in the quantity of beans, broccoli, celery and mushrooms produced, underpinning a positive ...
Measuring Cocoa Agricultural Productivity: A Spatio-Temporal Econometric Approach, 2019 The University of San Francisco
Measuring Cocoa Agricultural Productivity: A Spatio-Temporal Econometric Approach, Yurlady Chaverra-Palacios
A significant increase of 50.5 percent in the national production of cocoa was registered between 2011 and 2015 in Colombia. Nevertheless, 5,890 tons were imported in 2015 to supply domestic demand. Unlike other crops, the production of cocoa has made a significant contribution to the income of approximately 38,000 families of which 90 percent are small farm-producers with very little capital. Facilitating credit for investment is one of the main strategies of the national government to increase cocoa productivity. Correspondingly, the impact of the credit for investment on the cocoa agricultural productivity and if those investments have ...