2001. 2000. M.S. Choices. Another strain of empirical studies investigated profitability and productivity of small-scale farmers in Mexico and Brazil. In Press. Agriculture's ability to pay for Central Arizona Project water was analyzed and forecast through 2030. Arizona Cooperative Extension Bulletin. | General Info. Institutional barriers to efficient irrigation allocation to crop producers in Brazil was examined. College of Agriculture and Life First Quarter, pp. 'Explaining Seasonal Consumption of Bagged, Refrigerated Salads,' Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 1997. THOMPSON, G.D. AND WILSON, P.N. Studies addressed the issues of hedging strategies for livestock producers, profitability of joint aquaculture-crop operations, and sequencing of fresh produce production and shipping to hedge production risks and assure uninterrupted year-round supplies. Arne Hallam, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of th, VANSICKLE, J.J., BELIBASIS, E., CANTLIFFE, D., THOMPSON, G.D., AND OEHKER, N. 1994. Cotton (Gossypium) Plant Residue for Fuel: An Economic Assessment. 10-21. Least cost feed rations on your personal computer. Journal of Agricultural Economics 190(4):338-350. WILSON, P.M. and LEONES, J.P. 1995. (September/October 1997):533-547. WILSON, P.M., G.D. THOMPSON AND R.L. The direct and indirect economic contribution of the horse industry to Arizona's economy was estimated. The common link in these studies is agricultural production in arid areas. The Choices article has been posted by USDA/APHIS on their Karnal bunt (Kb) website. June 29 - July 1. Dahlgran, Roger A. Thesis, The University of Arizona,Tucson, AZ. Biggerstaff. Social Capital, Trust and the Agribusiness of Economics. (2005) Empirical Bayes Nonparametric Kernal Density Esitmation, Statistics and Probability Letters 75: 315-324. Analysis of the commercial potential for alternative crops such as lesquerella was conducted.Impacts(N/A)Publications, Progress 07/01/92 to 12/30/92OutputsResearch completed focused on how agricultural producers make decisions faced with an uncertain economic and regulatory environment. A case study of the regulatory cost of Karnal bunt on one Arizona grain seed and grain merchandizing firm was completed. Demand systems were estimated for greenhouse, vine ripe, roma, and other types of tomatoes.ImpactsThrough publication and outreach presentations Arizona and U.S. producers, policy makers, and professional peers have been informed about: 1) the economic viability of reducing dust production and water use in Arizona's commercial farming sector, 2) the contribution of social capital to firm value, and 3) the consequences of non-tariff trade barriers. Agriculture's ability to pay for Central Arizona Project water was analyzed and forecasted through 2030. Industrial Crops and Products. PROJECT MODIFICATIONS: Nothing significant to report during this reporting period.ImpactsChanges in knowledge have occurred as new estimates of the value of agriculture to Arizona's economy have been disseminated. "The Disappearance of Agricultural Land: Fact or Fiction?" Contemporary Economic Policy, 2004. (1999) 'Karnal Bunt: a Wimp of a Disease...But an Irresistible Political Opportunity,' Choices 14(2):4-8. Impacts of Agricultural Production and Specialty Crops on Arizona's Economy in 2007, Addendum Report, Dept. Tentative explanations for the gap between researchers and extension personnel in the transmission of theoretical and empirical results on the role of risk in economics were elaborated.Impacts(N/A)Publications, Progress 01/01/95 to 12/30/95OutputsProduction research has focused on cost, technology, legislative, and institutional constraints. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. "An Evaluation of Arizona Feeder Cattle Hedging Strategies for Alt. Beattie, Bruce R. , T. Teegerstrom, E. Monke, and J. Mortensen. Beattie, Bruce R., and J.R. Mortensen. Total response measures in systems of nonlinear equations: An application to a model of the U.S. dairy sector. Veggies| Forages | Participatory methodology for development projects: applicability to SCARPSs. Cost of production estimates for international trade in fresh vegetables produced in Florida and Mexico were developed. CAP: Can Agriculture Pay? A case study of the regulatory cost of Karnal bunt on one Arizona grain seed and grain merchandizing firm was completed. | News The Flexible Cubic Polynomial and Plateau Production functions. 1996.