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  • Factors Affecting Food Away from Home: Are Food-Secure and Food-Insecure Households Different? 

    Jaime, Malaga; Jensen, Helen; Pan, Suwen (Journal of Food Distribution Research, 2007)
    fu.-penditures on food away from home by food-secure and food-insecure households are compared. The analysis, based on data from the Current Population Survey (CPS), finds that female labor force participation., household ...
  • Factors Infuencing the Value of Cotton Land in the Southern High Plains of Texas 

    Stoecker, Arthur L.; Ethridge, Don E.; Matthews, Ken H. (National Cotton Council of America, 1983)
    Crop production in the Southern High Plains of Texas has been dominated by cotton since acreage controls were abolished in the early 1970s and land values in the region are affected by the economic health of the cotton ...
  • Farm Income Variability and the Supply of Off-Farm Labor by Limited-Resource Farmers 

    Baquet, Alan; Knight, Thomas O.; Patrick, George F.; Coble, Keith H.; Vergara, Oscar (Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2004-08)
    We study the relationship between the off-farm labor decision and the limited-resource farmers’ and spouses’ off-farm experience, education, and sources of income. We found that farmers’ and spouses’ off-farm experience ...
  • Farm Level Dynamic Analysis of Soil Conservation: An Application to the Piedmont Area of Virginia 

    Taylor, Daniel B.; Segarra, Eduardo (Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 1987-12)
    A conceptual optimal control theory model which considers farm level decision making with respect to soil management is developed. A simplified version of the theoretical model is applied to the Piedmont area of Virginia. ...
  • Farm Level Profitability and Resource Requirements of Cotton Farming Systems 

    Keeling, J.W.; Teal, S.; Segarra, E. (2010-05-05)
    An evaluation of the profitability of promising irrigated and dryland cotton farming systems developed at AG-CARES is conducted in this study. An optimization model for a representative farm in Dawson County, Texas ...
  • Farmers' Expectations in the Production of the Transgenic Bt Cotton: Results From a Preliminary Survey in South Carolina 

    Curtis, Charles; Hammig, Michael D.; Greene, Jeremy K.; Rejesus, Roderick M. (2010-05-05)
    Potential savings associated with reduced chemical insecticide application was the main factor considered by South Carolina farmers in their decision to adopt Bt cotton technology. Farmers surveyed expect no change ...
  • The Financial Conditon of Cotton Farmers 

    Bednarz, Curtis R.; Johnson, James D.; Hughes, Dean W. (National Cotton Council of America, 1986)
    Many farmers throughout the country are facing significant financial problems. Financial conditions vary, however, by type of commodity produced size of farm and region of the country. This paper presents the results of ...
  • Financial Feasibility of a Gin Process Control System: A Preliminary Assessment 

    Brown, Jeff; Ethridge, Don; Hudson, Darren (National Cotton Council of America, 1994)
    An analysis was conducted to determine the financial viability of a Gin Process Control (GPC) system developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture at Stoneville, Mississippi. cost, energy, and performance estimates were ...
  • Financial Viability and Profitability in the Texas High Plains After the FAIR Act 

    Durham, Kent; Johnson, Phillip (The Cotton Foundation, 1999)
    The Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform (FAIR) Act of 1996 reduces government program payments to farms through 2002, at which time payments will terminate. This change in U.S. agricultural policy potentially exposes ...
  • Financial Viability and Profitability of Cotton Farms in the Texas High Plains After the Fair Act of 1996 

    Johnson, Phillip; Durham, Kent (2010-05-05)
    Recent policy changes in United States agriculture have brought added importance to risk management for farms. The 1995 Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform (FAIR) Act has set forth legislation which gradually reduces ...
  • Food Calorie Intake under Grain Price Uncertainty in Rural Nepal 

    Rejesus, Roderick; Fang, Cheng; Pan, Suwen (Journal Family Economic Issues, 2009)
    This study evaluated the effects of grain output price uncertainty on the farm income of rural households and, consequently, how this uncertainty influenced caloric intake through changes in farm income. Using a national rural ...
  • Forecasting Agricultural Commodity Prices with Asymmetric-Error GARCH Models 

    Fadiga, Mohamadou L.; Ramirez, Octavio A. (Western Agricultural Economics Association, 2003)
    The performance of a proposed asymmetric-error GARCH model is evaluated in comparison to the normal-error- and Student-t-GARCH models through three applications involving forecasts of U.S. soybean, sorghum, and wheat prices. ...
  • Forecasting the Use of Irrigation Systems with Transition Probabilities in Texas 

    Segarra, Eduardo; Feng, Yinjie (Agriculture Consortium of Texas, 1992-02)
    An irrigation system transition probability matrix and a forecast of irrigation system adoption are estimated for Texas using the probability constrained minimum absolute deviation (MAD) modeling approach. The results show ...
  • Functional Form Model Specification: An Application to Hedonic Pricing 

    Ethridge, Don E.; Brown, Jeff E. (Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, 1995)
    A combination of conceptual analysis and empirical analysis-partial regression and residuals analysis-was used to derive an appropriate functional form hedonic price model. These procedures are illustrated in the derivation ...
  • The Future of Cotton Quality Marketing and Handling: Trends and Implications 

    Ethridge, Don E. (National Cotton Council of America, 1991)
    The cotton marketing system is moving into the information age with the rest of the U.S. economy. The technologies which provide the impetus for changes in the system are measurement technology, computer technology, and ...
  • GIN LINT CLEANING TO MAXIMIZE PRODUCER NET RETURNS REVISITED 

    Barker, G.; Bennett, Blake; Misra, Sukant; Nelson, Jeannie (Applied Engineering Journal, 1999)
    This study examined simulated net returns to gin lint cleaning in the Southern High Plains of Texas during the 1993,1994, and 1995 crop years to determine the number of lint cleaners required to maximize producer net ...
  • Ginmodel: Some Case-Study Applications 

    Sartin, Marvin O.; Childers, Roy E.; Ethridge, Don E.; Shaw, Dale L. (National Cotton Council of America, 1979)
    Three applications of an economic- engineering cost model for cotton gins, GINMODEL, are presented. Each application differs in its emphasis , but each was in response to a specific problem or question posed by a gin manager ...
  • Guidelines for Recommending Precision Agriculture in Southern Crops 

    Schubert, A. Michael; Bronson, Kevin; Lascano, Robert; Segarra, Eduardo; Watson, Susan (Extension Journal, 2005-04)
    Technology has tremendous implications for Extension agents working with producers, agribusinesses, and youth. Four southern crops, including cotton, com, grain sorghum, and peanuts, were evaluated under current agricultural ...
  • Hedonic Price Estimation for Commodities: An Application to Cotton 

    Davis, Bob; Ethridge, Don E. (Western Agricultural Economics Association, 1982-12)
    A model of hedonic prices- implicit prices of embodied quality attributes- was developed for cotton lint and the relative importance of various quality attributes were estimated with regression analysis from sample data ...
  • How Much does the Market Fear Stickiness? Evidence from the 1996 Crop Year 

    Ethridge, Don; Hoelscher, Kevin (2010-05-05)
    Several factors converged during the 1995 growing season, resulting in high, uncharacteristic levels of stickiness in the 1995 West Texas cotton crop. As a result, textile mills experienced losses in time and production ...