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Economics and Policy

The Effect of Farm Labor Organization on IPM Adoption. Empirical Evidence from Thailand

This paper examines the effect of labor organization on integrated pest management (IPM) using cross section data collected from a participatory farming system survey of 157 durian growers in Chanthaburi, Thailand, in 2005.

Weather Effects on Trend, Variance and Distribution of Crop Yield

This paper addresses some limitations in the literature that result from not taking into account weather, and proposes an approach to incorporate weather into modeling yield.

Cost and Benefit Analysis of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) Management Technology in Georgia.

his study is aimed at providing the optimal return per unit of enterprise using cost and benefit estimates of the combination of available inputs used in the various management strategies related to tomatoes susceptible to Thrips-vectored tomato spotted w

Enhancing Learning via the Internet: The Internet Agricultural Bank Simulation Game

This poster highlights features of the internet version of the Oklahoma Agricultural Bank Simulation Game and reports results of pre and post tests of undergraduate students playing the game at Louisiana State University and Oklahoma State University.

Weather Index Insurance and the Pricing of Spatial Basis Risk

From an empirical point of view this paper investigates basis risk using a novel approach to space measurement to quantify risk for weather index insurance.

Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or Traditional Government Payment Programs: What Factors Matter?

Rankings of different risk management portfolios including Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) are evaluated in this paper as well as interactions between ACRE and traditional government programmes under comprehensive scenarios of price and yield risks.

Designing Rainfall Insurance Contracts for Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage

In the paper, preliminary results of the analysis of potential use of climate forecast information in designing rainfall index insurance in the southeastern region of the U.S. are reported.

Policy Considerations in Revitalizing Local and Regional Food Systems

Comments on policy barriers and opportunities for building stronger local and regional food systems.