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Soil management for vegetable growing in the Philippine uplands: A bio-economic analysis

A bio-economic analysis is used in this research to investigate the economic returns in terms of gross and net annual income over time for upland farmers from adopting alternative soil management options.

The Influence of Endogenous Nutrition Knowledge on Consumers? Willingness-To-Pay for Grass-Fed Beef

Using grass-fed beef as a vehicle, this paper investigates the impacts of consumers’ nutrition knowledge on their willingness to pay by accommodating the endogeneity problem using instrumental variable approach.

The Economics of Nested Insurance: The Case of SURE

This paper introduces a theory of nested insurance to evaluate the impact on of SURE on intensification, acreage and adoption. The results suggest that parameters of a government program like SURE may enhance the adoption and value of crop insurance to th

Is geographic diversification sufficient to limit contract grower risk?

This article determines whether geographic diversification would be sufficient as a risk management tool for lending institutions to limit their credit risk.

The social, economic and environmental impact from a hypothetical reduction in direct payments in Hungary

Within the context of CAP reform slated to begin in 2013, several Member States have already proposed a significant cutback in direct payments. This paper contends that such measures would have broad and harsh consequences for Hungarian agriculture.

Optimal Length of Moving Average to Forecast Futures Basis

This research compares practical preharvest and storage period basis forecasts for hard wheat, soft wheat, corn and soybeans to identify the optimal amount of historical information to include in moving average forecasts.

The Impact of credit constraints on the adoption of hybrid maize in Malawi

The paper investigates the impact of credit constraints on the adoption of hybrid maize among rural households in Malawi using the treatment-effects model.

Option Pricing on Renewable Commodity Markets

Options markets on agricultural commodities with maturities that exceed 13 months seldom trade. . Our hypothesis is that this market failure is due to the absence of an accurate option pricing model for commodities where mean reversion can be expected.

LL601 Contamination and Its Impact on U.S. Rice Prices

LL601 is a genetically modified rice variety and unapproved for commercial use. Its presence was found in commercial shipments of U.S. rice in 2006.