SAEA 2024 SCHEDULE

February 3-6, 2024
Atlanta, Georgia

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8:30 pm - 

10:00 am

 - Augusta G

February 5, 2024

JMP: Job Market Paper Competition

Session Chair: Marco Palma, Texas A&M

Improving Ecosystem Services from US Agriculture: Yield Reserve vs. Land Retirement
Chenyang Hu, Darrell Bosch, Wei Zhang
Virginia Tech, United States of America; huchenyang@vt.edu
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Measuring the Effects of Agricultural Supply News Shocks
Jungkeon Jo, Michael K. Adjemian
University of Georgia, United States of America; jj80151@uga.edu
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Cover Crop and Termination Date Effects on Wheat Forage Yield and Profitability in Oklahoma
Yuan Zhang
Oklahoma State University, United States of America; aiden.zhang@okstate.edu
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ANALYZING THE USE AND INTENSITY OF CARBON FARMING PRACTICES IN THE U.S.
Raymond Thomas, Timothy Dalton
Kansas State University, United States of America; rjthomas@ksu.edu
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EXAMINING THE ROLE OF AGRO-ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS IN VULNERABILITY TO POVERTY IN NIGER
Armine Poghosyan, Elinor Benami
Virginia Tech, United States of America; armine@vt.edu
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Role of Cold Storage Stocks, Capacity and Meat Prices in the Presence of Global Shocks to the U.S. Agricultural and Food System: A Dynamic and Causal Inference Analysis
Hannah Hawkins, Senarath Dharmasena
Texas A&M University, United States of America; hbhawk@tamu.edu

Monday -  

8:30 am - 

10:00 am

 - Augusta F

February 5, 2024

OS01: 2024 Southern Crops Economic Outlook

Session Chair: William Elliott Maples, Mississippi State University
Session Chair: Francisco Abello, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

2024 Southern Crops Economic Outlook

William Elliott Maples1, Franisco J. Abello2, Hunter Biram3, Wendiam Sawadgo4, Grant Gardner5, Aaron Smith6, Kimberly Morgan7

1Mississippi State University; 2Texas A&M University; 3University of Arkansas; 4Auburn University; 5University of Kentucky; 6University of Tennessee; 7University of Florida; will.maples@msstate.edu, fjabello@tamu.edu, hbiram@uada.edu, wendiam@auburn.edu, grant.gardner@uky.edu, aasron.smith@utk.edu, kimorgan@ufl.edu

Monday -  

8:30 am - 

10:00 am

 - Augusta E

February 5, 2024

SP01: Risk Management

Session Chair: Christopher Boyer, University of Tennessee

Livestock Risk Protection Loss Ratio Analysis

Christopher Boyer1, Eunchun Park2, Charley Martinez1

1University of Tennessee; 2University of Arkansas; cboyer3@utk.edu

Sensitivity of U.S. Farm Income to Macroeconomic Shocks

Madhav Regmi, Maryfrances Miller, Sawssan Boufous, Adedapo Alawode

New Mexico State University; mregmi@nmsu.edu

Moral Hazard in Agricultural Insurance – Evidence from A Non-Voluntary Sow Insurance Program in China

Xudong Rao1, Qingyin Cai2, Yuehua Zhang3

1Texas A&M University, United States of America; 2University of Minnesota, United States of America; 3Zhejiang University, China; xudong.rao@ag.tamu.edu

Price Risk Management Use Impact on Technical Efficiency for Cattle Producers

Sourav Barua, Christopher N. Boyer, Karen L. DeLong, Andrew P. Griffith, Charles C. Martinez

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States of America; sbarua1@vols.utk.edu

RISK PERCEPTION AND FLOOD INSURANCE: SPECIAL REGRESSOR APPROACH

Lalita Adhikari, Craig Landry

University of Georgia, United States of America; clandry@uga.edu

Improving NASS Yield Information

William Hence Duncan1, Chris Boyer1, Aaron Smith1, Will Maples2, Eunchun Park3

1The University of Tennessee Knoxville, United States of America; 2Mississippi State University; 3University of Arkansas; wilhdunc@vols.utk.edu

 

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10:00 am

 - Chastain C

February 5, 2024

SP02: Agribusiness Finance & Farm Management

Session Chair: Steven Richards, Clemson University

Farm Resilience, Management Practices, and Producer Sentiment: Segmenting U.S. Farms Using Machine Learning Algorithms

Margaret Ann Lippsmeyer, Michael Langemeier, James Mintert, Nathan Thompson

Purdue University; mlippsme@purdue.edu

Recalibrating the Pace of Growth under Changing Macroeconomic Conditions: A Comparative Period Analysis by Application of Sustainable Growth Challenge Paradigm

Maoyong Zheng, Cesar L. Escalante

University of Georgia, United States of America; mz06144@uga.edu

The Cooperative Challenge: Results from Cooperative Development Surveys in the Southeastern US

Steven Richards, Nathan Smith, William Hardee, William McLean

Clemson University, United States of America; stricha@clemson.edu

How does plant capacity affect agricultural processor’s profits? A quasi-experimental design using international price shocks

Yetian Cai

University of Florida, United States of America; cai.yetian@ufl.edu

Evaluating the Impact of Precision Agriculture on the US Secondary Combine Market

Robert Ellis, Chris Ortiz, Tyler Mark

University of Kentucky, United States of America; Robert.Ellis@uky.edu

An Analysis of Change in Depreciation Rates In Tractor Machinery Over Time

Christopher Michael Ortiz, Steve Buck

University of Kentucky, United States of America; cmor223@uky.edu

 

Monday -  

8:30 am - 

10:00 am

 - Augusta A

February 5, 2024

SP03: Demand and Price Analysis

Session Chair: Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State Univ

Are Some Analysts Superior at Forecasting World Grain Supplies?

Emmie Noyes, Andrew McKenzie, Eunchun Park

University of Arkansas, United States of America; enoyes@uark.edu

Economics of Global Food Demand: How Income Growth and Prices Influence Food Spending Across Countries

Savant Nzayiramya, Dr. Andrew Muhammad

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States of America; snzayira@vols.utk.edu

Plant-Based versus Animal-Based Proteins: Does it have to be Either/Or?

Saroj Adhikari1, Brandon R. McFadden1, Trey Malone1, Jayson L. Lusk2

1University of Arkansas, United States of America; 2Oklahoma State University, United States of America; asaroj@uark.edu

Ranking Heterogenous US Consumer Beef Attribute Preferences

Ted C. Schroeder, Eliyasu Y. Osman, Phillip A. Lancaster, Brad J. White

Kansas State University, United States of America; eosman@ksu.edu

Impacts of Resistance Training and Fitness on U.S. Protein Demand

Glynn Tonsor, Justin Bina

Kansas State Univ., United States of America; gtonsor@ksu.edu

Media, Muscle, and Meat: Assessing Fitness Media’s Role in U.S. Meat Demand

Glynn Tonsor, Justin Bina, Brian Keith Coffey

Kansas State University, United States of America; jbina97@ksu.edu

Monday -  

8:30 am - 

10:00 am

 - Chastain A

February 5, 2024

SP04: Regional & Rural Economic Development

Session Chair: Brittany Cole, University of Tennessee at Martin

Does a low population translate to low liquidity? A Comparison of Municipal Bond Trading in Rural and Non-Rural Communities

Brittany Cole, Laura Hatch, Joseph Mehlhorn

University of Tennessee at Martin, United States of America; bcole12@utm.edu

Disclosing the Overlooked Factors Influencing Expenditure of Inbound Tourists in Taiwan: The Application of Machine Learning Approach

Chun-Fu Hsu1, Pei-Yu Chi2, Man-Keun Kim3

1National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan; 2Feng Chia University, Taiwan; 3Utah State University; hsudino85@gmail.com

Energy Burden Disparity: Comparing Rural and Urban Areas in the U.S

Ayoung Kim, Seong Yun

Mississippi State University, United States of America; seong.yun@msstate.edu

Consumer’s willingness to pay for broadband in the United States: A Meta-analysis.

Sabina Regmi1, Ayoung Kim1, Devon Mills1, John J. Green1,2

1Mississippi State University, United States of America; 2Southern Rural Development Center; sr2117@msstate.edu

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BROADBAND AND SOCIOECONOMIC HEALTH: A CASE STUDY IN APPALACHIA

Kyra Palange, Michael Vassalos, David Brian Willis

Clemson University, United States of America; Mvassal@clemson.edu

The Effect of Lending Deserts and Mobile Banking Access on Business Birth and Death

Katherine L. Welch, Dayton M. Lambert, Andrew Vanleuven

Oklahoma State University, United States of America; katwelc@okstate.edu

Can Government Program Improve Water Quality and Local Businesses in Rural Areas? Evidence from USDA Rural Development’s Loan and Grant Program

James Davis1, Robert Dinterman2, Krishna P Paudel1, Anil Rupasingha1

1USDA ERS, United States of America; 2USDA RD, United States of America; james.davis2@usda.gov

Monday -  

10:15 am - 

11:45 am

 - Augusta G

February 5, 2024

OS02a: Preparing for a Career in Extension

Session Chair: Jordan Shockley, University of Kentucky

Preparing for a Career in Extension

Jordan Shockley1, Steven Klose2

1University of Kentucky, United States of America; 2Texas A&M AgriLife Extension; jordan.shockley@uky.edu, steven.klose@ag.tamu.edu

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10:15 am - 

11:45 am

 - Augusta F

February 5, 2024

OS03a: Teaching In-Action: Syllabus Modernization, Gaming, and Building the Classroom Community

Session Chair: Hannah Elizabeth Shear, Oklahoma State University

Teaching In-Action: Syllabus Modernization, Gaming, and Building the Classroom Community

Hannah Elizabeth Shear1, Chelsea Arnold2, Logan Britton3, Mykel Taylor4

1Oklahoma State University, United States of America; 2West Texas A&M University, United States of America; 3Kansas State University, United States of America; 4Auburn University, United States of America; hshear@okstate.edu

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10:15 am - 

11:45 am

 - Augusta E

February 5, 2024

SP05: Nutrition, Health & Food Policy 2

Session Chair: Teshager Sisha, University of Kentucky

Psychological Well-Being and Child Tax Credit: Comparative Assessment of Payment Approaches

Teshager Sisha, Shuoli Zhao, Yuqing Zheng

University of Kentucky, United States of America; teshager@uky.edu

Evaluating the Socioeconomic Impact on Marijuana Consumption Following Legalization

Peter Wui, Gangcheol Seo

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, United States of America; wuiy@uapb.edu

Comparative Analysis of the Effect of US Localities’ Calorie Dense Beverage Tax, Proposed Nutrient Dense Beverage Subsidies, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on Consumers’ Demand and Calorie Consumption Change of Calorie Dense Beverages

Jillian Paige Gilchrist, Senarath Dharmasena

Texas A&M University, United States of America; jillian.gilchrist19@gmail.com

Assessing Consumers’ Valuation for Front-of-Package Health Labels Under New FDA Proposed Guidelines

Jianhui Liu1, Bachir Kassas1, John Lai1, Fang Di1, Rodolfo M. Nayga2

1University of Florida, United States of America; 2Texas A&M University, United States of America; jianhuiliu@ufl.edu

PUBLIC PERCEPTION ON AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR CBD PURCHASES IN THE UNITED STATES

Omolola Bankole1, Adam Rabinowitz1, Ben Campbell2, Tyler Mark3, Brandon McFadden4

1Auburn University, United States of America; 2University of Georgia; 3University of Kentucky; 4University of Arkansas; ozb0022@auburn.edu

Trends in prices of routinely recommended vaccines in the United States

Andrew John Leidner, RajReni Kaul

CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; aleidner@cdc.gov

 

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10:15 am - 

11:45 am

 - Chastain C

February 5, 2024

SP06: Production Economics 3

Session Chair: Lawton Lanier Nalley, University of Arkansas

Segregating Rice Varieties for Milling and Marketing: The Potential Impact on Producer Returns and Export Market Opportunities

Alvaro Durand-Moart1, Lawton Lanier Nalley1, Griffiths Atungulu2, Kaushik Luthra2, Robin January2

1Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Arkansas, United States of America; 2Department of Food Science, University of Arkansas, United States of America; adurand@uark.edu

Estimation of Global Crop Area Elasticities: A Bayesian Approach

Sunghwi Woo1, Wyatt Thompson1, Shawn Arita2

1University of Missouri, United States of America; 2Department of Agriculture, United States of America; swhfw@missouri.edu

On the Productivity and Technical Efficiency of the Puerto Rican Queen Conch Fishery

Juan Agar1, Daniel Solís2

1NOAA, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Miami, FL, USA; 2Agribusiness Program, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA; daniel.solis@famu.edu

An Evaluation of Production Efficiency and Management in Soybeans

Colton Tuff Johnson, Hannah E. Shear, Josh Lofton

Oklahoma State University, United States of America; tuff.johnson@okstate.edu

 

Economic Development of the U.S. Cattle Industry and Its Impact on the Environment: A Case Study through the Kuznets Hypothesis

Buddhika Patalee, Hoyeon Jeong, Tyler Mark

University of Kentucky, United States of America; pataleema@uky.edu

ANALYZING PRODUCER WELFARE IMPLICATIONS OF CARBON FARMING PRACTICES

Raymond Thomas, Timothy Dalton

Kansas State University, United States of America; rjthomas@ksu.edu

Monday -  

10:15 am - 

11:45 am

 - Augusta A

February 5, 2024

SP07: International Development 2

Session Chair: Alexis Villacis, Arizona State University
Session Chair: Genti Kostandini, The University of Georgia

A Bayesian Triple-Hurdle Model of Smallholder Maize Market Participation in Zambia

John N. Ng’ombe1, Able Bwalya2, Rebecca N. Kiwanuka-Lubinda2, Kwabena Nyarko Addai3, Joohun Han4

1North Carolina A&T State University, United States of America; 2University of Zambia, Zambia; 3Griffith University, Australia; 4University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, United States of America; jngombe@ncat.edu

A Machine Learning-based Exploration of Resilience in East African Households

Alexis Villacis1, Syed Badruddoza2, Ashok Mishra1

1Arizona State University; 2Texas Tech University; alexis.villacis@asu.edu

Crop and Livestock Diversity, Commercialization, and Food Security on Household Farms in Mali

Sibbir Ahmad, Melinda Smale, Veronique Theriault

Michigan State University, United States of America; ahmadsib@msu.edu

The Effect of the Feed-the-Future Project on Child Malnutrition in Northern Ghana

Nadiatu Issaka

West virginia university, United States of America; ni00011@mix.wvu.edu

Corruption and Agricultural Total Factor Productivity: Evidence from Low-Income Countries

Laxmi Ojha1, Genti Kostandini2

1The University of Georgia, United States of America; 2University of Wisconsin; gentik@uga.edu

Market Channel and Heterogeneous Storage Behavior in Response to Multiple Risks: The Case of Nigerian Maize Traders

Daye Kwon, Lenis Saweda O. Liverpool-Tasie, Thomas Reardon

Michigan State University, United States of America; kwondaye@msu.edu

Adoption and intensity of use of personal protective equipment by agricultural pesticide handlers: Empirical evidence from Peruvian agriculture

Michael Owusu Ansah, Theodoros Skevas

University of Missouri, Columbia – Division of Applied and Social Sciences, United States of America; michael.owusuansah@missouri.edu

 

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10:15 am - 

11:45 am

 - Chastain A

February 5, 2024

SP08: Labor Economics

Session Chair: Ram Acharya

Occupational safety issues and labor challenges in small meat processing plants: A systematic review

Luis Chavez Gil, Maryfrances {Frannie} Miller, Carrie Shaver, Isela Garcia

New Mexico State University, United States of America; lchavezg@nmsu.edu

Measuring job risks when hedonic wage models do not do the job

Susana Ferreira1, Sara Martínez de Morentin2, Amaya Erro2

1The University of Georgia, United States of America; 2Universidad Pública de Navarra; sferreir@uga.edu

Assessing the Wage Effects of Undocumented Immigrant Status

Xiurui Cui, Zhengfei Guan

University of Florida, United States of America; xiurui.cui@ufl.edu

Defining Green Occupations: A Task-based Approach

Yang Cheng, Susan E Chen

Virginia Tech, United States of America; yangcheng@vt.edu

The Impact of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act on Dairies in the Southern U.S.

Cameron Gunn Castillo, Bart Fischer, Joe Outlaw, George Knapek, Marc Raulston, Brian Herbst

Texas A&M University, United States of America; ccastillo.518@tamu.edu

U.S. Consumers’ Perceptions on Agricultural Labor Supply

Vitalis Othuon, Benjamin Campbell, William Secor, Daniel Tregeagle

University of Georgia, Athens, United States of America; vitalisothuon@gmail.com

 

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10:15 am - 

11:45 am

 - Chastain E

February 5, 2024

SP09: Livestock Economics

Session Chair: Elsbeth Jane Hamilton, University of Arkansas

Impacts of Changes in Cattle Performance on Feedlot Profitability and Estimated Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Merri Day1, Ted Schroeder1, David Renter2, Taylor McAtee2

1Kansas State University, Department of Agricultural Economics; 2Kansas State University, Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology; meday@ksu.edu

Improving Estimates of Beef Cattle Demand for Feed Grains

Halle Jai Roper, Hannah E Shear, Derrell Peel, Kellie Raper, Angelica Williams

Oklahoma State University, United States of America; hroper@okstate.edu

Willingness to pay of Mexican Producers for Sorghum-based Feed

Henry Flowers, Amin Modhurima, Syed Badruddoza, Olga Murova

Texas Tech, United States of America; hefolower@ttu.edu

Heterogenous impacts of disease and climate factors on global poultry production

Elsbeth Jane Hamilton, Jada Thompson

University of Arkansas, United States of America; ejhamilt@uark.edu

Balancing Social and Business Goals of Policymaking: The Case of the 2023 AEWR Increases

Shree Ram Acharya, Cesar Escalante

University of Georgia, United States of America; acharyashreeram23@gmail.com

A geospatial analysis of Arkansas broiler production risks and costs

Kylie Roesler, Jada Thompson

University of Arkansas, Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness; karoesle@uark.edu

Understanding Producers’ Valuation of Milking Automatization

Grace Melo, Jingyuan Zhang

Texas A&M, United States of America; jingyuan_zhang@tamu.edu

Monday -  

1:30 pm - 

3:00 pm

 - Augusta G

February 5, 2024

3MT: Three Minute Thesis Competition

Session Chair: Xuqi Chen, University of Tennessee

Cattle Producer’s Use of Price Risk Management

Sourav Barua, Christopher N. Boyer, Karen L. DeLong, Andrew P. Griffith, Charles C. Martinez

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States of America; sbarua1@vols.utk.edu

Improving NASS Yield Information

William Hence Duncan1, Chris Boyer1, Aaron Smith1, Will Maples2, Eunchun Park3

1The University of Tennessee Knoxville, United States of America; 2Mississippi State University; 3University of Arkansas; wilhdunc@vols.utk.edu

Exploring heterogenous motives behind animal welfare management: a focus in the final marketing stage of fed cattle

Samantha Ayoub

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University; samantha.ayoub@colostate.edu

Occupational Injury and Labor Issues in Niche Meat Processing Plants in New Mexico: A Qualitative Review

Luis Chavez Gil, Francine Giotto, Maryfrances Miller, Carrie Shaver, Isela Garcia

New Mexico State University, United States of America; lchavezg@nmsu.edu

Determinants of Dairy RP Selection

Wyatt A Haley, Charles Martinez

University of Tennessee, United States of America; wyaahale@vols.utk.edu

Changes in Tennessee Land

Leann Hopper, Charles Martinez, Chris Boyer

University of Tenneessee, United States of America; leahopp@vols.utk.edu

The Impacts of Class-Action Lawsuits on California Glyphosate Usage

Macy L. Rosselle1, K. Aleks Schaefer1, Brandon R. McFadden2, Hannah E. Shear1

1Oklahoma State University, United States of America; 2University of Arkansas, United States of America; macy.rosselle@okstate.edu

Potential of Using NASA’s Soil Moisture Data as the Index for Forage Crop Insurance and Disaster Programs

Ephraim Dibue Muyombo

Oklahoma State University, United States of America; ephraim.muyombo_dibue@okstate.edu

Exploring Consumer Value of Certified Coffee from Local Shops versus National Brands

Mary Olivia Helene Broussard

Lousiana State University, United States of America; mbro254@lsu.edu

Estimating Price Transmission Between International and Domestic Orange Juice Markets

Ikeoluwa Aregbe, Derek Farnsworth, Lijun Chen

University of Florida; ikeoluwa.aregbe@ufl.edu

An Evaluation of Production Efficiency and Management in Soybeans

Colton Tuff Johnson, Hannah Shear, Josh Lofton

Oklahoma State University, United States of America; tuff.johnson@okstate.edu

 

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1:30 pm - 

3:00 pm

 - Augusta F

February 5, 2024

SP10: Climate and Adaptation

Session Chair: Jingfang Zhang, Alcorn State University
Session Chair: Amrit Shrestha, University of Tennessee

How Accurate Are the Public’s Assessment of Temperature Change?

Sheriff Hassan1, Dayton Lambert1, Andrew Van Leuven1, Hank Jenkins-Smith2, Joe Ripberger2, Carol Silva2

1Oklahoma State University, United States of America; 2University of Oklahoma, United States of America; sheriff.hassan@okstate.edu

Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in U.S. Agriculture

Jingfang Zhang1, Emir Malikov2, Ruiqing Miao3, Prasenjit Ghosh4

1Alcorn State University; 2University of Nevada, Las Vegas; 3Auburn University; 4University of Southern Indiana; jzhang@alcorn.edu

Do Phone-Based Storm Emergency Alerts Save Lives?

Wentian Jiang, Mateusz Filipski

University of Georgia; wentian.jiang@uga.edu

Labor migration triggered by COVID-19 and its impact on climate change adaptation of producers in Sunsari district, Nepal

Amrit Shrestha

University of Tennessee, United States of America; akasher9320@gmail.com

FROM AWARENESS TO ACTION: INFLUENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE PERCEPTION ON ADAPTATION CHOICES IN NIGER.

Aashma Tiwari, Mateusz Filipski, Gregory Colson, Cesar L. Escalante

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America; at55146@uga.edu

Warming temperature and adaptation through agricultural technology: Evidence from rice variety choice in Japan

Kenichi Kuroiwa1, Kentaro Kawasaki2

1University of Georgia, U.S.; 2University of Tokyo, Japan; kk04872@uga.edu

Exploring the potential of developing a spatial avoided forest conversion mechanism in the Edisto River Basin, South Carolina

Lucas Clay, Joan U. Ureta, Marzieh Motallebi

Clemson University, United States of America; clay9@clemson.edu

Monday -  

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3:00 pm

 - Augusta H

February 5, 2024

SP11: Farm Management

Session Chair: Savannah Taylor Jones, The University of Tennessee

Participation and Effectiveness Measures of Dairy Margin Coverage Insurance

Savannah Taylor Jones, Charles Canuto Martinez, Christopher Neal Boyer

The University of Tennessee, United States of America; savtjone@vols.utk.edu

Are Anti-corporate Farming Statutes Affecting Farmland Prices?

Festus Attah1, Mykel Taylor1, Wendong Zhang2

1Auburn University; 2Cornell University; fsa0005@auburn.edu

Challenges Facing Texas Small Producers: Evidence from 2017-2019 survey study

Isaac Sitienei1, Ken Mix2, Nicole Wagner2

1Austin Peay State University, United States of America; 2Texas State University, United States of America; sitieneii@apsu.edu

Are U.S. Government Programs Reaching Minority Farmers? Evidence from the Paycheck Protection Program Approval Rates

Kevin Nooree Kim1, Ana Claudia Sant’Anna2

1Mississippi State University; 2West Virginia University; kevin.kim@msstate.edu

Commodity Price Effects on Agricultural Land Values in Wisconsin

Angela Jungbluth1, Satheesh Aradhyula2

1Oklahoma State University; 2University of Arizona; angela.jungbluth@okstate.edu

Perceptions and Property Values: The Impacts of Medical Marijuana on Rural Oklahoma

Sidany Barnett Hilburn, Brian Whitacre, Andrew Van Leuven

Oklahoma State University, United States of America; sidany.hilburn@okstate.edu

 

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 - Location: Chastain C

February 5, 2024

SP12: Food and Agricultural Marketing 3

Session Chair: Nilufer Cetik

Determinants of consumption of sustainably-produced meat and meat alternatives in the U.S.

Amrit Dumre1, Deepthi Kolady1, Carola Grebitus2, Mariam Ishaq3

1oklahoma state university, United States of America; 2Arizona State University, USA; 3South Dakota State University,USA; amrit.dumre@okstate.edu

Designing price policies to achieve a healthy diet in Latin America

Grace Melo1, Noe Nava2

1Texas A&M, United States of America; 2ERS, USDA; gmelo@tamu.edu

Factors Impacting Tennesseans’ Purchase of Local Products

Alicia Rihn, Hannah Williams, Ricky Chen, Karen DeLong

University of Tennessee, United States of America; hwilli72@vols.utk.edu

Californians’ Willingness to Accept to reduce animal welfare by removing the ban on caged eggs

Atiyeh Sakeni1, Jerrod Penn1, John Lain2, Wuyang Hu3

1Louisiana State University, United States of America; 2University of Florida; 3Ohio State University; asaken1@lsu.edu

Cage Free, Free Range, or Pasture Raised? An Evaluation of Consumer Preferences Toward Egg Production Labels

Olivia Lauren Gibson, Joseph Wyatt Lucas, Ryan Patrick Murphy, Azita Varziri, Shuoli Zhao

University of Kentucky, United States of America; olgi222@uky.edu

The Squeeze on Orange Juice Industry: A Deep Dive into Supply Chain Challenges and the Impact of Citrus Greening

Yi Li1, Zhengfei Guan2

1Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, United States of America; 2Food and Resource Economics Department, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, United States of America; guanz@ufl.edu

Examining Food Buyer’s Willingness to Participate in Blockchain System

Devashish Bhandari, Prabodh Illukpitiya

Tennessee State University, United States of America; dbhanda1@my.tnstate.edu

 

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3:00 pm

 - Augusta A

February 5, 2024

SP13: Food and Agricultural Marketing

Session Chair: Valerie Kilders, Purdue University

Tennesseans’ Perceptions of and Willingness-to-pay for Nutrient Enhanced Microgreens

Alicia Rihn, Pralhad Bajain, Kellie Walters, Natalie Bumgarner

University of Tennessee, United States of America; pbajain@vols.utk.edu

Unveiling Consumer Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Fresh Food Boxes Using Decision Tree Analysis

Zuyi Wang1, Man-Keun Kim2, Shang-Ho Yang3

1Clemson University; 2Utah State University; 3National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan; mk.kim@usu.edu

Quantifying Demand and Willingness to Pay for Local Food Production

Mario Ortez, Taylor Thompson, Valerie Kilders, Nicole Widmar

Purdue University, United States of America; vkilders@purdue.edu

CONSUMER PREFERENCE AND WILLINGNESS TO PAY(WTP) FOR FDA CERTIFIED CBD OIL: EVIDENCE FROM CHOICE EXPERIMENT

Mounata Dahal1, Benjamin Campbell1, Adam Rabinowitz2, Tyler Mark3, Brandon McFadden4

1University of Georgia, United States of America; 2Auburn University, United States of America; 3University of Kentucky, United States of America; 4University of Arkansas, United States of America; md65464@uga.edu

Preferences for Takeaway Food Containers: National Capital Region of India

FNU Geetanjali, Craig Landry

University of Georgia, United States of America; gg40380@uga.edu

Consumer Willingness to Pay for Food Products Displaying a Black-Owned Production Label

Logan Moss1, Brandon McFadden1, Lawton Lanier Nalley1, Norbert Wilson2

1Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Arkansas; 2Duke Divinity School and Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University; lgmoss@uark.edu

Consumer preference for goat meat under health and environment-related information

Binod Khanal, Sunil Dhoubhadel

Pvamu, United States of America; bikhanal@pvamu.edu

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3:00 pm

 - Chastain A

February 5, 2024

SP14: Ag Finance

Session Chair: Makenzie Grace McJunkins, University of Arkansas

Commercial Banks vs. Credit Unions: The Brazilian Case

Loredany Rodrigues2, Marcelo Ferreira2, Yuri Calil1, Mateus Neves2, Raquel Pontes3

1Texas A&M University, United States of America; 2Universidade Federal de Viçosa; 3Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos – Unisinos; yuri.calil@ag.tamu.edu

Sowing Seeds of Resilience: Leveraging Non-Traditional Credit for a Diversified Agri-food Economy

Makenzie G McJunkins, Trey Malone

University of Arkansas, United States of America; mgmcjunk@uark.edu

Do USDA Reports and Firm-level Announcements Substitute or Complement Each Other?

Anil Banstola, Berna Karali

University of Georgia, United States of America; anil.banstola@uga.edu

Small farmer’s choice in traditional and non-traditional credit sources in Tennessee

Purushottam Dhungana1, Aditya Khanal2

1Graduate Research Assistant, Tennessee State University, United States of America; 2Associate Professor, Tennessee State University, United States of America; pdhungan@my.tnstate.edu

Empirical Distribution Functions for Farmland Derivative Stocks

Shaharia Jaman Bhuiyan, Hector O. Zapata

Louisiana State University; sbhuiy2@lsu.edu

The Political Economy of Venture Capital in Agri-Food Tech: Recommendations for Fostering Regional Innovation Ecosystems 

Mohammad Ismile Hossain, Jeda M. Thompson, Trey Malone

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, United States of America; mh181@uark.edu

Examining Land Access and Succession Among Beginning, Young, and Minority Farmers in Tennessee

Christian Alexander Smith, Abdelaziz Lawani

Tennessee State University, United States of America; csmit199@my.tnstate.edu

 

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February 5, 2024

SP15: Natural Resource Economics

Session Chair: Nicolas Quintana Ashwell, Mississippi State University

Valuing the Groundwater in the Mississippi Valley Alluvial Aquifer in Arkansas

Kent Kovacs, Hunter Biram

University of Arkansas, United States of America; hbiram@uada.edu

Diffusion of Water-Conserving Irrigation Technology in the Mississippi Delta

Eugene Nii Otokunor Oku, Nicolas Quintana-Ashwell, Seong Yun, Curt Lacy, Jason Krutz

Mississippi State University, United States of America; eno30@msstate.edu

Do agricultural production and ecological footprint follow Kuznet’s curve hypothesis? Insights from the Third Industrial Era

Ali Yousuf, Syed Badruddoza, Modurima Dey Amin

Texas Tech University, United States of America; alyousuf@ttu.edu

The cost of mismanaging crop heat stress with irrigation

Nicolas Efrain Quintana Ashwell, Amer Al-Sudani, Drew Gholson

Mississippi State University, United States of America; n.quintana@msstate.edu

Coping with Climate Change: A Study of Reservoir Capacity Optimization and Water Resource Management?

Yuan Niu1, Farhed Shah2, Rocky Talchabhadel3

1Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Tennessee; 2Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut; 3Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University; yuan.niu8086@gmail.com

Examining the Nonlinear Relationship between Precipitation and Crop Yield: A Semi-parametric Approach

Xingguo Wang, Chengcheng Fei, Henry Bryant

Texas A&M University, United States of America; xgwangus@tamu.edu

Impact of time discounting on supply of forest carbon credits

Seong-Hoon Cho, James C. Mingie

University of Tennessee, United States of America; scho9@utk.edu

 

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February 5, 2024

SP16: International Trade 2

Session Chair: Anthony Baffoe-Bonnie, Texas A&M University

Economy-Wide Effects of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in Brazil

Taís Menezes1, Amanda Countryman1, Amy Hagerman2, Sílvia Miranda3

1Colorado State University, United States of America; 2Oklahoma State University, United States of America; 3University of São Paulo, Brazil; tais@colostate.edu

Export competitiveness of U.S. sorghum and its determinants: a novel dynamic ARDL approach

Tanmoy Kumar Ghose1, Darren Hudson1, Md. Emran Hossain2

1TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, United States of America; 2TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, United States of America; tghose@ttu.edu

Low Prices and High-Risk Premia: Implications of Trade Policy Contagion on US Commodity Markets

Kwame Addey, Frayne Olson

North Dakota State University, United States of America; kwame.addey@ndus.edu

Exploring the Collaborations within Agricultural Value Chains in Developing Countries.

Vikas Kumar Mishra1, Ariun Ishdorj1,2, Elizabeth Tabares2, Roger Norton2, Anna Yeritsyan3

1Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America; 2Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America.; 3Department of Veterinary Pathology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America; mishra16vk@tamu.edu

Enhancing Sustainable Agricultural Intensification Practices Adoption Through Knowledge Transfer: Evidence from Ghana

Iddrisu Yahaya1, Timothy Dalton2, Anthony Baffoe-Bonnie3, Jason Bergtold2, P.V. Vara Prasad2

1CSIR-SARI, Ghana; 2Kansas State University, United States of America; 3Texas A&M University, United States of America; anthon.baffoe-bonnie@ag.tamu.edu

Is Globalization Driving the Decline of Farm Labor’s Share of Income in Agrifood Value Chains? Evidence from Cross-Country Analysis

Mohammed Beroud, Titus O. Awokuse

Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA; beroudmo@msu.edu

Immigration Enforcement and Agricultural Trade

Samyam Shrestha

University of Georgia, United States of America; samyam@uga.edu

 

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February 5, 2024

SP17: Nutrition, Health & Food Policy 3

Session Chair: Dayton Lambert, Oklahoma State University

Optimizing Fresh Produce Inventory Management: A Tax Credit-Based Approach for Grocery Retailers

Edwin Coleman, Bailey Norwood, Dayton Lambert

Oklahoma State University, United States of America; edcolem@okstate.edu

How Did the Expiration of Emergency Allotments Affect Fruit and Vegetable Purchases of SNAP Households?

Junhua Huang1,2, Pourya Valizadeh2, Henry Bryant1,2, Samuel Priestley1

1Texas A&M university, United States of America; 2Agricultural & Food Policy Center; quinn0808@tamu.edu

Internal migration as a predictor of food security in the United States

Oscar Sarasty, Modhurima Amin

Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University, United States of America; Oscar.S.Sarasty@ttu.edu

Evaluating the Impacts of Household Participation of SNAP and WIC Programs on Poverty

Osei-Agyeman Yeboah1, Saleem Shaik2, Godwin Korku Agbenyezi3

1North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, United States of America; 2Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA; 3North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, United States of America; gagbenyezi@aggies.ncat.edu

Spillover Effect of Food Safety Label Information

Md Azhar Uddin, Zhifeng Gao, Derek Farnsworth, Jared Gars

University of Florida, United States of America; mdazharuddin@ufl.edu

Food Identity in the Mississippi River Delta: Barriers and Opportunities

Courtney Fay Cooper1, Trey Malone1, Marcus A Coleman2

1University of Arkansas; 2Tulane University; cfcooper@uark.edu

Impact of Food Prices, Availability, and Safety on Diet Diversity and Nutrition-Balance: Evidence from Low-Income Developing Country

Aditya Khanal1, Ashok Mishra2

1Tennessee State University, United States of America; 2Arizona State University, United States of America; akhanal1@tnstate.edu

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February 5, 2024

OS04a: Best Practices for Reviewing Manuscripts. Hints and Tips from Current Editors

Session Chair: Michael Vassalos, Clemson
Session Chair: Jerrod M Penn, LSU

Best Practices for Reviewing Manuscripts. Hints and Tips from Current Editors

Michael Vassalos1, Jerrod M Penn2, Wuyang Hu3, Christopher Boyer4, Di Fang5

1Clemson University; 2Louisiana State University & LSU AgCenter; 3The Ohio State University; 4University of Tennessee-Knoxville; 5University of Florida; hu.1851@osu.edu, cboyer3@utk.edu, difang@ufl.edu

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February 5, 2024

SP18: Livestock Economics 2

Session Chair: Kellie Raper and Colby Hough

Hog Price Distributions in Negotiated and Formula Sales

Haylee Ann Ferguson, Colby James Hough, Charles Martinez, Chris Boyer

University of Tennessee, United States of America; hfergus8@vols.utk.edu

Hog Carcass Determinants on Average Lean Percentage Across Marketing Types

Colby James Hough, Charles Martinez, Chris Boyer, Haylee Ann Ferguson

University of Tennessee, United States of America; chough3@vols.utk.edu

Pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum) as an alternative warm-season annual forage: an economic feasibility study for West Tennessee

Katherine Witbeck, Rachna Tewari, Isaac Lepcha

The University of Tennessee at Martin, United States of America; katewitb@ut.utm.edu

Cattle Are What They Eat? A Consumer Analysis of Beef Produced from Barley Fodder-Fed Cattle Compared with a Conventional Mixed Ration

Ryan Feuz1, Dillon Feuz1, Kara Thornton1, Audrey Lidgard1, Zachary Crump1, Silvana Martini1, Haotian Cheng2, Chandler Stafford1, Sulaiman Matarneh1

1Utah State University; 2University of Arizona; ryan.feuz@usu.edu

Economic Implications of Incentivizing Quality in the US Beef Cattle Industry

Katherine M. Doumit, Ted C. Schroeder, Dustin L. Pendell

Kansas State University, United States of America; kdoumit@ksu.edu

Tracking feeder cattle basis in South Carolina: it’s not all transportation costs

Nikolas Lewis Berg, Mathew Fischer, Anastasia Thayer

Clemson University, United States of America; nlberg@clemson.edu

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February 5, 2024

SP19: Production Economics 1

Session Chair: Leann Hopper, University of Tennessee

Estimating Stochastic Production Function with Linear Inequality Constraints

Yuyuan Che1, Sujit K. Ghosh2, Roderick M. Rejesus3

1Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University; 2Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University; 3Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University; yuyuan.che@ttu.edu

Changes in Tennessee Land

Leann Hopper, Charles Martinez, Chris Boyer

University of Tennessee, Knoxville; leahopp@vols.utk.edu

Crop price and Climate Impacts on Corn and Soybean Yield and Acreage Responsiveness

Suhwan Lee, Patrick Westhoff

University of Missouri, United States of America; slht7@umsystem.edu

Economic Analysis of Cover Crop Adoption Under Risk Aversion: A Farm-Scale Simulation for Corn, Peanut, and Cotton.

Kelvin Kwadjo Bobbie1, Yangxuan Liu1, Mary Logan Tostenson2, Wesley M. Porter2, Kaylyn Groce Reagin2, Peyton Sapp3, Jason Mallard3, Seth McAllister3

1University of Georgia, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.; 2University of Georgia, Crop and Soil Science Department.; 3University of Georgia, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Extension Service.; kkb33532@uga.edu

Precision Agriculture and Drones

Sarahi Salinas, Dominique Gumirakiza

Western Kentucky University, United States of America; sarahisalinas@icloud.com

Assessing Medium-Term Economic Impacts of Cover Crop Adoption

Yifei Zhang1, Yuyuan Che2, Roderick M. Rejesus1, Michel A. Cavigelli3, Kathryn E. White3, Serkan Aglasan4, Lynn G. Knight5, Curt Dell6, David Hollinger7, Erin D. Lane7, Steven B. Mirsky3

1Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; 2Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; 3Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD; 4Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; 5Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Milton, VT; 6Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture, University Park, PA; 7Northeast Climate Hub and US Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Durham, NH; yzhan242@ncsu.edu

 

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February 5, 2024

SP20: Crop Production and Marketing

Session Chair: Yunsun Park, Mississippi State University
Session Chair: Hunter D. Biram, University of Arkansas

Managing Nitrogen Carryover for Winter Wheat Production Systems

Enoch Adom1, Dayton M. Lambert1, B. Wade Brorsen1, Philip D. Alderman1, Jon T. Biermacher2

1Oklahoma State University, United States of America; 2North Dakota State University, United States of America; enoch.adom@okstate.edu

Field Profitability Implications of Different Soil Sampling Densities for Potassium Fertilizer Management: A Multiple Field Case Study

Bayarbat Badarch1, Michael Popp2, Aurelie Poncet3, Nathan Slaton4

1University of Arkansas, United States of America; 2University of Arkansas, United States of America; 3University of Arkansas, United States of America; 4University of Arkansas, United States of America; bbadarch@uark.edu

Crop Acreage Portfolio Analysis of Introducing More Hemp in Kentucky

Yunsun Park1, Seong Yun1, Tyler Mark2, Brandon McFadden3, Brandy Phipps4, Craig Schluttenhofer4, Waldemar Rossi5

1Mississippi State University; 2University of Kentucky; 3University of Arkansas; 4Central State University; 5Kentucky State University; yp187@msstate.edu

The Economics and Productivity of GMO, NonGMO, and Organic Corn Production in 2021; Focusing on HT Corn Production

Richard Frederick Nehring1, Sam Bailey2, Dan Bonin3, Andrew Swanson4

1United States Department of Agriculture, United States of America; 2United States Department of Agriculture, United States of America; 3United States Department of Agriculture, United States of America; 4University of California, Davis; Richard.nehring@usda.gov

Value of the Agricultural Aerial Application Industry in the United States Delineated by Crops Grown and by State: A Counterfactual Study

Kaitlynn Hughes1, Senarath Dharmasena2, Daniel Martin3

1Texas A&M University, United States of America; 2Texas A&M University, United States of America; 3USDA-ARS, United States of America; kaitlynn.hughes@tamu.edu

Irrigation Best Management Practices and Water Use Efficiency: A Study of Irrigated Yield Contestants

Eva Stephani Caroline1, Qiuqiong Huang1, Christopher G. Henry1,2, Shahin Bahrami3

1University of Arkansas; 2UADA Rice Research and Extension Center; 3Texas A&M University; escaroli@uark.edu

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February 5, 2024

SP21: Ag Policy

Session Chair: Charles C. Martinez, University of Tennessee

Determinants of Dairy RP Selection

Wyatt A Haley, Charles Martinez

University of Tennessee, United States of America; wyaahale@vols.utk.edu

An Evaluation of Updating Base Acres on Southern Crops

Alexis Nicole Ghormley, Joe L. Outlaw, Bart L. Fischer, George M. Knapek, David P. Anderson

Texas A&M University, United States of America; alynicoleg@tamu.edu

Enhancing Farmers’ Profits and the Environment: A Study of Renewable Energy in Maryland

Elizabeth Anne Thilmany1, Jada Thompson2, Paul Goeringer1

1University of Maryland – College Park; 2University of Arkansas; thilmany@umd.edu

Assessing Farmers’ Willingness-to-Accept for Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) Program in Tennessee

Savannah Rae Lewis, Abdelaziz Lawani

Tennessee State University, United States of America; slewis63@my.tnstate.edu

Optimal Spatial Targeting of Agricultural Conservation Program Payments for Cover Crop Adoption

Le Chen, Seong Hoon Cho, James Mingie

University of Tennessee-Knoxville, United States of America; lchen62@utk.edu

Estimating the Effect of Opioids on Agricultural sector: Application of Price index

Ting Cao, Charles Moss

University of Florida, United States of America; ting.cao@ufl.edu

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February 5, 2024

SP22: Environmental and Non Market Valuation

Session Chair: Mykel Taylor, Auburn University

Assessing potentials of farm-based carbon credits created by cover crops in cotton production

Sunjae Won1, Seong-Hoon Cho2, Mykel Taylor1

1Auburn University, Auburn, AL; 2University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; szw0161@auburn.edu

Ecosystem Services and Trade-offs: Analyzing the Impacts of Land Use Land Cover Changes in the Santee River Basin, South Carolina

Miah Maye Mendoza Pormon1, Joan U. Ureta1, Marzieh Motallebi1,2

1Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University, South Carolina; 2Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, Clemson University, South Carolina; mpormon@g.clemson.edu

How cost assumptions affect conservation decisions

James C. Mingie, Sreedhar Upendram, Seong-Hoon Cho

University of Tennessee, United States of America; jmingie@vols.utk.edu

Measuring Extreme Weather and its Effects on Agriculture in Kentucky, USA

Munib Inam, Steven Buck

University of Kentucky, United States of America; munib.inam@uky.edu

The Economic Value of Tarpon Fisheries in Southwest Florida

Julian J Hwang1, Alexandre Magnier2, H Shelton Weeks2

1West Virginia University, United States of America; 2Florida Gulf Coast University; julian.hwang@mail.wvu.edu

Access to Public trust resources: A Discrete Choice Analysis in Pinellas County, Florida.

Ashutosh Poudel, Craig E Landry

University of Georgia, United States of America; poudel.ashutosh@uga.edu

Willingness to Pay for Risk Reduction from Coastal Hazards Using Green and Built Infrastructure

Nicholas Lee Bradley, Craig E. Landry, Jon Calabria

University of Georgia, United States of America; nicholas.bradley@uga.edu

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February 5, 2024

SP23: Production Economics 2

Session Chair: Agness Mzyece Mzyece, California State University Stanislaus

Economic Impact Study on Cervid Farming in Kentucky

Hunter Maxwell Groves, Jean Dominique Gumirakiza

Western Kentucky University, United States of America; hunter.groves940@topper.wku.edu

Factors Affecting Farmer Adoption of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Current and Future

Tong Wang, Hailong Jin

South Dakota State University, United States of America; tong.wang@sdstate.edu

Economic Analysis of the Prospects of Mung Bean Cultivation in the Southeastern Region

Satya Tiwari, Prabodh Illukpitiya, Fisseha Tegegne, Dafeng Hui

Tennessee State University, United States of America; stiwari@my.tnstate.edu

Introducing a New Index of Diversification

Agness Mzyece Mzyece

California State University Stanislaus, United States of America; amzyece@csustan.edu

Impact of birds on corn and soybean yield: A national scale analysis based on fixed effect models.

Nabin Bhandari, Ruiqing Miao

Auburn University, Alabama, USA; nzb0063@auburn.edu

Stochastic Optimization of a Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Chain from Winter Canola in Tennessee

Kumar Bolakhe, Edward Yu, Virginia Sykes

University of tennessee, United States of America; kbolakhe@vols.utk.edu

ROLE OF COOPERATIVES IN TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IN DAIRY LIVESTOCK FARMING IN MINAS GERAIS, BRAZIL

Érica Basílio Tavares Ramos1, Marcelo Dias Paes Ferreira2, Mateus de Carvalho Reis Neves2,3

1Universidade Federal de Goias – GO, Brazil; 2Universidade Federal de Viçosa – MG, Brazil; 3Clemson University; mateus.neves@ufv.br

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 - Chastain E

February 5, 2024

SP24: International Trade

Session Chair: Jack Myers, University of Arkansas

Evaluating the Effectiveness of USMCA for Increasing Intra-Continental Dairy Trade

Jack Steven Myers1, Jason Holderieath2, Trey Malone1

1University of Arkansas, United States of America; 2Northwest Missouri State University, United States of America; jsmyers@uark.edu

Impacts of Climate Change on Local and Global Rice Trade: Lessons from Bangladesh and Vietnam

Willy Mulimbi, Khondoker Mottaleb, Alvaro Durand-Morat

University of Arkansas, United States of America; wmulimbi@uark.edu

The Impact of China’s Meat Sector Growth on U.S. Grains and Oilseeds Exports

Sunil P. Dhoubhadel1, William Ridley2, Binod Khanal1

1Prairie View A&M University, United States of America; 2University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, United States of America; spdhoubhadel@pvamu.edu

Trade and Development Implications of the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act

Derick Taylor Adu, Wenying Li, Wendiam Sawadgo

Auburn University, United States of America; dta0009@auburn.edu

Quantifying Trade Creation and Trade Diversion due to Free Trade Agreements.

Osei-Agyeman Yeboah1, Saleem Shaik2, Paul Esiga Menlah3, Nicholas Mensah Amoah4

1North Carolina A & T State University, United States of America; 2Economic Research Service (ERS). USDA; 3North Carolina A & T State University, United States of America; 4North Carolina A & T State University, United States of America; pemenlah@aggies.ncat.edu

How does immigration policy affect the U.S-Mexico trade of tomatoes?

Wen Liu, Jaclyn Kropp, Gulcan Onel

University of Florida, United States of America; wliu3@ufl.edu

EXAMINING THE ROLE OF AGRO-ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS IN VULNERABILITY TO POVERTY IN NIGER

Armine Poghosyan, Elinor Benami

Virginia Tech, United States of America; armine@vt.edu

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 - Chastain J

February 5, 2024

SP25: Food and Agricultural Marketing – Consumer Preferences

Session Chair: Ekaterina Stoliarova, Arizona State University
Session Chair: Jaden Hall, Tennessee State University

Retail Food Waste and Consumer Quality Preferences

Ekaterina Stoliarova, Carola Grebitus

Arizona State University, United States of America; estolyar@asu.edu

Consumer Preferences for Hemp-Fed Aquaculture

Jillian Hyink1, Brandon McFadden1, Brandy Phipps2, Tyler Mark3, Waldemar Rossi4, Craig Schluttenhofer2, Seong Do Yung5

1University of Arkansas; 2Central State University; 3University of Kentucky; 4Kentucky State University; 5Mississippi State University; hyink@uark.edu

Evaluating Milk and Plant-based Milk Alternatives: Consumption Trends and Relationships

Yingxin Tan1, Miyeon Son1, Jayson Lusk2

1Purdue Univeristy, United States of America; 2Oklahoma State University, United States of America; tan421@purdue.edu

U.S Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Hemp-based Products

Jaden Hall

Tennessee State University, United States of America; jhall59@my.tnstate.edu

Consumer Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Sustainable Food: A Meta Analysis

Dinglin Duan1, Yefan Nian2, Md Azhar Uddin1, Zhifeng Gao1

1University of Florida; 2Clemson University; d.duan@ufl.edu

Heterogeneity in Nutritional Perception During and After the Pandemic

Suraj Gurung, Lijun Angelia Chen

University of Florida, United States of America; surajgurung@ufl.edu

Farmers Market Vendors & Economic Stability

Clarissa Anne Mackey, Jean Dominique Gumirakiza

Western Kentucky University, United States of America; clarissa.mackey455@topper.wku.edu

 

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 - Chastain F

February 5, 2024

SP26: Teaching, Communication & Extension

Session Chair: Scott Parrott, University of Tennessee at Martin

Impact of Study Abroad: Case Study of Rural College

Lucia Ona

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, United States of America; lona@abac.edu

Using Regenerative Artificial Intelligence to Aid Classroom Retention

J. Ross Pruitt, Anthony Delmond, Sandy Mehlhorn, Diana Watson

University of Tennessee at Martin, United States of America; rpruit10@utm.edu

Farmer Needs Assessment: Extension’s Pathway for Revitalizing Agrarian Economy

Lila B. Karki1, Enrique N. Escobar2

1University of Maryland Eastern Shore, United States of America; 2University of Maryland Eastern Shore, United States of America; lkarki@umes.edu

Peer Advisory Groups Methodology and Results

Francisco Abello1, Tim Steffens2

1Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, United States of America; 2West Texas A&M University; fjabello@tamu.edu

Grow Louisiana: An Interdisciplinary Program Between Horticulture and Agricultural Economics

Maria Bampasidou1, Carl Motsenbocker2

1LSU AgCenter; Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, United States of America; 2LSU AgCenter; School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, United States of America; mbampasidou@agcenter.lsu.edu

High Impact and High Returns: Translating Textbook Learning to Tangible Career Skills Using Student Managed Investment Funds

Scott Parrott, Brittany Cole, Joey Mehlhorn

University of Tennessee at Martin, United States of America; sparrott@utm.edu

 

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 - Chastain G

February 6, 2024

ES: Emerging Scholars

Session Chair: John D Anderson, University of Arkansas

  • Brian Mills: Farm Management in a Digital Era: Old Dog, New Tricks
  • Mani Rouhi Rad: Abatement Subsidies for Groundwater Conservation
  • Logan Britton: Pioneering Artificial Intelligence in Agricultural Economics: Implications for Teaching, Learning, and Education

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 - Chastain D

February 6, 2024

OS05a: Causal Inference, Machine Learning and Data Science Applications in Agricultural and Applied Economics and Policy Modeling

Session Chair: Senarath Dharmasena, Texas A&M University
Session Chair: Faith Parum, Texas A&M University

Causal Inference, Machine Learning and Data Science Applications in Agricultural and Applied Economics and Policy Modeling

Senarath Dharmasena, Faith Parum, Hannah Hawkins, Tian Su

Texas A&M University, United States of America; sdharmasena@tamu.edu, faparum@tamu.edu, hbhawk@tamu.edu, statship222@tamu.edu

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 - Chastain H

February 6, 2024

OS06a: 2024 Southern Livestock Economic Outlook

Session Chair: Francisco Abello, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Session Chair: William Elliott Maples, Mississippi State University

2024 Southern Livestock Economic Outlook

Francisco Abello1, William E Maples2, David Anderson1, Tyler W. Cozzens3, Dennis Brothers4, Brian Mills2, Andrew Griffith5, Kenny Burdine6

1Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, United States of America; 2Mississippi State University; 3Livestock Marketing Information Center; 4Auburn University; 5University of Tennessee; 6University of Kentucky; fjabello@tamu.edu, david.anderson@ag.tamu.edu, tyler.cozzens@lmic.info, dlb0018@auburn.edu, b.mills@msstate.edu, agriff14@utk.edu, kburdine@email.uky.edu

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 - Chastain E

February 6, 2024

SP27: Demand and Price Analysis – Research Methods

Session Chair: Rodolfo Nayga, texas a&m
Session Chair: Nathan Kemper, University of Arkansas

A Comparative Analysis of Price Imputation Methods in Demand System Estimation Using Scanner Data

Lingxiao Wang, Oral Capps

Texas A&M, United States of America; lingxiao.wang@tamu.edu

A question for all seasons: Indirect questioning for normative and non-normative attributes

Pratikshya Silwal1, Bailey Norwood2

1Oklahoma State University, United States of America; 2Oklahoma State University, United States of America; psilwal@okstate.edu

Machine Learning Algorithms for Vector Autoregressive Models to Evaluate the Linkages across the Value Chain in Geotemporal Separated Markets

Xavier Villavicencio, Samuel D. Zapata, Anderson Xicay

Texas A&M University, United States of America; xavier.villavicencio@ag.tamu.edu

The Impacts of Message Framing on Consumer Preferences for Gene Editing

Glory Esohe Okpiaifo1, Bachir Kassas1, John Lai1, Lisa House1, Rodolfo M Nayga Jr2

1University of Florida; 2Texas A & M University; g.okpiaifo@ufl.edu

Market Integration in the World Rice Export Markets: Application of Dynamic and Causal Inference Methods

James Chen Samaroo, Senerath Dharamesena

Texas A&M University, United States of America; j.samaroo404@tamu.edu

Rising minimum wages: Challenges to the US produce industry

A.Malek Hammami1, Zhengfei Guan1,2, Tian Xia3, Xiurui Cui2

1University of Florida-Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, United States of America; 2University of Florida- Food and Resource Economics Department; 3Kansas State University, Department of Agricultural Economics; ahammami@ufl.edu

Investigating Consumer Choices in Tree Nut Purchases: A Random-Forest Approach

Hoyeon Jeong, Saber Feizy, Buddhika Patalee, Yuqing Zheng

University of Kentucky, United States of America; saberfeizy@uky.edu

 

Tuesday -  

10:30 am - 

12:00 pm

 - Chastain I

February 6, 2024

SP28: Natural Resource Economics 2

Session Chair: Susana Ferreira, The University of Georgia

Producers’ Perception of Water Shortage Risks and the use of Irrigation Practices

Gertrude Dotse Bampoe, Qiuqiong Huang, Christopher Garrett Henry

university of Arkansas, United States of America; gd009@uark.edu

Embracing Mangroves: Do Mangroves Hold Value for Florida Coastal Property Owners?

Swaty Kajaria, Susana Ferreira, Yukiko Hashida

University of Georgia, United States of America; swaty.kajaria@uga.edu

Confronting Aquatic Invaders: Assessing Public Perceptions and Willingness To Pay to Control Hydrilla in Florida

Abhishek Rajan1, Olesya Savchenko2

1University of Florida, United States of America; 2University of Florida, United States of America; a.rajan@ufl.edu

Managing Energy Usage for Groundwater Irrigation in India

Kuhelika Ghosh

University of Georgia, United States of America; Kuhelika.Ghosh@uga.edu

Optimal Control of Joint Soil Capital and Groundwater Stock

Lyazzat Sanat

North Carolina State University, United States of America; lsanat@ncsu.edu

Effect of Equity and Recreation Demand in Southern California : Across Race and Ethnicity

Elijah Tolulope Babawale, CRAIG E LANDRY

University of Georgia, United States of America; etb71317@uga.edu

Economic Importance of Hunting for Rural Households Amidst Shocks : Evidence from 23 countries

Prachi Jhamb, Susana Ferreira

University of Georgia, United States of America; pj40553@uga.edu

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1:30 pm - 

3:00 pm

 - Chastain G

February 6, 2024

OS07a: Advice for Early Career Success from the 2024 SAEA Emerging Scholars

Session Chair: Jerrod M Penn, LSU

Advice for Early Career Success from the 2024 SAEA Emerging Scholars

Jerrod M Penn

Louisiana State University and LSU Ag Center, United States of America; jpenn@agcenter.lsu.edu

 

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1:30 pm - 

3:00 pm

 - Chastain D

February 6, 2024

SP29: Nutrition Health & Food Policy

Session Chair: Joey Mehlhorn

Effect of New Market Tax Credit on the local food environment

Ummey Honey, Joel Cuffey

Auburn University, United States of America; uzh0003@auburn.edu

School nutrition programs as tools to improve direct marketing of locally grown fresh produce

Sydney Campbell1, Rachna Tewari1, Allison Zelenski1, Samantha Goyret2, Caroline Ideus2, Jessica Crews Garcia1

1The University of Tennessee at Martin, United States of America; 2The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network; scampb80@ut.utm.edu

Machine Learning for Obesity Prediction: Analyzing the Obesity Issue in Turkey

Abdulbaki Bilgic1, Wojciech J. Florkowski2, Faruk Urak3

1College of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Bilecik Seyh Edebali University, Turkey; 2University of Georgia, United States of America; 3College of Agriculture, Atatürk University, Turkey; wojciech@uga.edu

SNAP Benefit Cycles and Mental Health Outcomes: Evidence from Nutrition Incentive Program Participants

Elizabeth Ann Byrne, Joel Cuffey

Auburn University, United States of America; eab0161@auburn.edu

Willingness to accept cost for the adoption of food safety practices on fresh produce systems by producers: A case from Nepal

Sujan Ghimire1, Aditya Khanal1, Ram Hari Timilsina2, Purushottam Dhungana1, Rabin Aryal2

1Tennessee State University, United States of America; 2Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal; sghimir1@tnstate.edu

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1:30 pm - 

3:00 pm

 - Chastain H

February 6, 2024

SP30: Livestock Economics 3

Session Chair: Matthew Miguel Melchor, Kansas State University

Livestock producer perceptions on the environment and adoption of conservation practices

Anastasia Thayer, Felipe Silva, Michael Vassalos, Nathan Smith, Zuyi Wang

Clemson University, United States of America; awthaye@clemson.edu

Hedonic modeling in campus bull sale auctions

Matthew M. Melchor, Logan L. Britton, Dustin L. Pendell, Ted C. Schroeder

Kansas State University, United States of America; mmelch5@ksu.edu

Fed Cattle Price Relationships

Charles C. Martinez1, Chris Boyer2, Eunchun Park3, Ford Ramsey4

1University of Tennessee, United States of America; 2University of Tennessee, United States of America; 3University of Arkansas, Unites States of America; 4University of Georgia, United States of America; cmart113@utk.edu

A Hedonic Model of Bred Heifer Prices: EPD, Breed, and Reputation Effects

Isaac David Wingert, Ted Schroeder, Joe Parcell

Kansas State University, United States of America; isaacwingert@ksu.edu

Comprehensive Analysis of Consolidation Effects in the US Hog Industry

Gaurab Aryal1, Andrew Keller2, Krishna P Paudel2

1Washington University, St. Louis; 2USDA ERS, United States of America; andrew.keller@usda.gov

A two-tier hedonic price frontier analysis to maximize the value of feeder cattle transactions

Samuel D. Zapata, Francisco Abello, David Anderson, Marco Palma

Texas A&M University, United States of America; samuel.zapata@ag.tamu.edu

The Economic Impact of Syndromic Surveillance for Detection in a Simulated Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak in the Texas Panhandle

Bailey Ann Samper, Blaine Johnson, Ryan Blake Williams

Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine, United States of America; Bailey.Samper@ttu.edu

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February 6, 2024

SP31: Crop Production

Session Chair: Lyubov A Kurkalova, North Carolina A&T State University

Evaluating the Economic Implications of Novel Citrus Greening Control Treatments

Anderson E. Xicay1, Samuel D. Zapata1, Kranthi K. Mandadi1, Veronica Ancona2, Freddy A. Ibanez1

1Texas A&M University; 2Texas A&M University-Kingsville; anderson.xicayxico@ag.tamu.edu

Economics of fallowing cropland in North Carolina

Lyubov A Kurkalova

North Carolina A&T State University, United States of America; lakurkal@ncat.edu

An Economic Analysis of Selected IPM Practices in Tomato Production in South Carolina

Rohini Sonti1, R. David Lamie2, Yefan Nian2, Matthew . A Cutulle3

1Clemson University, United States of America; 2Clemson University, United States of America; 3Clemson University, United States of America; rsonti@clemson.edu

To Fumigate or Not: Optimal Nematode Management Strategy for Florida Tomato Growers

Yi Li1, Kuan-Ming Huang2, Zhengfei Guan3, Johan DeSaeger4, Hung Xuan Bui4

1Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, United States of America; 2Department of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University, United States of America; 3Food and Resource Economics Department, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, United States of America; 4Entomology and Nematology Department, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, United States of America; yi.li1@ufl.edu

Is a yield slowdown on the horizon? Assessing the relationship between yield and plant population in U.S. corn

Edward Perry, Amanda Tian

Kansas State University, United States of America; amandatian@ksu.edu

Relative cost of ginning cotton using Saw and High-Speed Roller Gins

Ram N Acharya1, Carlos Armijo2

1New Mexico State University, United States of America; 2USDA-ARS Southwestern Cotton Ginning Research Laboratory; acharyar@nmsu.edu

Specialty Crop Growers’ Willingness to Pay for Risk Prediction Models

Kelvin Kofi Amon, Tara Wade

University of Florida, United States of America; Kamon@ufl.edu

 

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1:30 pm - 

3:00 pm

 - Chastain A

February 6, 2024

SP32: International Development

Session Chair: Fafanyo Asiseh, North Carolina A&T State University

Empowering Smallholder Farmers: The Influence of Social Networks on Credit Access Among Rural Farmers

Fafanyo Asiseh, Obed Quaicoe, John Ng’ombe

North Carolina A&T State University, United States of America; fasiseh@ncat.edu

When Monopoly Complements Monopsony: Conceptualizing a Zero Welfare Revenue Tariff

Sheikh Emran, Andrew Schmitz

University of Florida, United States of America; emran.s@ufl.edu

Factors Influencing Cowpea Production in Ghana

Mohammed Ibrahim1, Nalini Pattanaik1, James Bukenya2, Abdul-Rahman Yussif Seini3, Brian Cornish4

1Fort Valley State University, United States of America; 2Alabama A & M University, United States of America; 3University for Development Studies, Ghana; 4Auburn University, United States of America; ibrahimm@fvsu.edu

Farm Wage and Rice Price Nexus: A Bangladesh Case

Khondoker Mottaleb, Alvaro Durand-Morat

University of Arkansas, United States of America; mottaleb@uark.edu

The impact of income on clean energy consumption among rural households: evidence from cooking and heating energy adoption in China

Haoyang Cui1, Ting Meng1, Shenggen Fan1, Wojciech J. Florkowski2

1College of Economics and Management, China Agricultural University; 2University of Georgia, United States of America; tmeng@cau.edu.cn

Hedging Multiple Price Risks in Crude Oil Import

Siun Lee, Dmitry Vedenov

Texas A&M University, United States of America; sleee@tamu.edu

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3:30 pm - 

5:00 pm

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February 6, 2024

OS08a: Meeting Editors of Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (AEPP) and of Choices

Session Chair: Ruiqing Miao, Auburn University

Meeting Editors of Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (AEPP) and of Choices

Ruiqing Miao1, Zhengfei Guan2, Gopinath Munisamy3

1Auburn University, United States of America; 2University of Florida, USA; 3University of Georgia, USA; miaorong@auburn.edu, guanz@ufl.edu, M.Gopinath@uga.edu

Tuesday -  

3:30 pm - 

5:00 pm

 - Savannah Ballroom

February 6, 2024

Posters

A Bayesian Stochastic Plateau Stochastic Frontier Model for Technical Efficiency

John N. Ng’ombe1, Antony Andrews2, B. Wade Brorsen3

1North Carolina A&T State University, United States of America; 2Ajman University, United Arab Emirates; 3Oklahoma State University, United States of America; jngombe@ncat.edu

A Closer Look at School-Age Children Diet Quality by National School Lunch Program Participation Status.

Vikas Kumar Mishra1, Ariun Ishdorj1,2

1Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America; 2Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America; mishra16vk@tamu.edu

Assessing the Economic Implications of Changing Irrigation Demand Patterns in the Southeastern United States

Harikrishnan Santhosh, Jeffrey Mullen

University of Georgia, United States of America; hsanthosh@uga.edu

Break-even analysis of establishing a watermelon packing cooperative in southwest Oklahoma

Emmanuel Patrick Honny, Lixia H. Lambert, Rodney Holcomb, Phil Kenkel

Oklahoma State University, United States of America; emmanuel.honny@okstate.edu

Changing Market Structure in U.S. Beef Industry before and after COVID-19

GwanSeon Kim1, Joonghyun Hwang2, Jun Ho Seok3

1Arkansas State University, United States of America; 2West Virginia University; 3Jeonbuk National University; gkim@astate.edu

Consumer preferences for using blockchain technology to track climate-smart and organic production practices

Josie Nasekos1, Alba J. Collart1, Elizabeth Canales2, Anastasia Thayer1

1Clemson University, US; 2Mississippi State University, US; jnaseko@clemson.edu

Crop Farmers Willingness to Pay for Post-Harvest technologies in the Southeastern United Stated

Haotian Cheng1, Rui Chen2, Lucy Asare-Baah2, Mengxue Li2, Yaoqi Zhang3

1University of Arizona, United States of America; 2Tuskegee University, United States of America; 3Auburn University, United States of America; rchen@tuskegee.edu

Economic Evaluation of Implementing Regenerative Agriculture Practices in the Texas Panhandle

Braeland M. Booth1, Bridget Guerrero1, Diana Bagnall2, Donna McCallister3, Mallory Vestal1

1West Texas A&M University; 2Soil Health Institute; 3Texas Tech University; bbooth@wtamu.edu

Geospatial Disparities in Appalachian Food Security: A Food Availability and Accessibility Index Approach

Yang Cheng, Naveen Abedin, Yunus Emre Karagulle

Virginia Tech, United States of America; yangcheng@vt.edu

H-2B guest-worker program, regulations, and exemptions.

Maria Bampasidou

LSU AgCenter; Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, United States of America; mbampasidou@agcenter.lsu.edu

Investigating the Economic Impact of Dogwood Disease Management in Tennessee Nursery Industry

Kumuditha Hikkaduwa Epa Liyanage1, Aditya Khanal2, Anthony Witcher1, Fulya Baysal-Gurel1

1Tennessee State University, Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center, McMinnville, Tennessee; 2Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee; kchandra@tnstate.edu

Managing the water-energy- food nexus in dry regions under climate change

Riza Radmehr1, Samira Shayanmehr2, Wade Brorsen1

1Oklahoma State University, United States of America; 2Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran; radmehr.re67@gmail.com

On the Performance of Land Value Taxation: The Effect of Nudging and a Capitalization Externality

Joshua M. Duke1, TianHang Gao2, Yanlin Zhu1

1Auburn University, United States of America; 2University of Delaware graduate; yzz0230@auburn.edu

Risk Evaluation of Cotton Grown in Thermo-Limited Regions

Paige Diane Holbrooks1, Dr. Mallory Vestal1, Dr. Bridget Guerrero1, Dr. Bill Golden2

1West Texas A&M University, United States of America; 2Kansas State University, United States of America; pholbrooks@wtamu.edu

SUR Thing: Analyzing Southern Land Cover Change

Benjamin Liam Koob, Christopher N. Boyer, Charles C. Martinez

Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Tennessee; bkoob@vols.utk.edu

The impacts of Class-Action Lawsuits on California Glyphosate Usage

Macy L. Rosselle1, K. Aleks Schaefer1, Brandon T. McFadden2, Hannah E. Shear1

1Oklahoma State University, United States of America; 2University of Arkansas, United States of America; macy.rosselle@okstate.edu

Toxicity Exposure of Agricultural Workers: Organic versus Conventional Food Production

Adrew Dilley1, Brandon R. McFadden1, Aleks Schaefer2

1University of Arkansas, United States of America; 2Oklahoma State University, United States of America; dilley@uark.edu

Understanding the New Revolution in Agriculture: The Transition to Online Farmers Markets

Harrison Clark, Ricky Chen

University Of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States of America; hclark24@vols.utk.edu

Weather Shocks and Cropping Patterns: Evidence from Southeastern US

Madalyn Boyd, Jingfang Zhang

Alcorn State University, United States of America; madalyn@students.alcorn.edu

An Economic Analysis of Ryegrass-Soybean Forage Production in Northeast Texas

Eduardo Jose Miranda, Jose Lopez, David Drake

Texas A&M -Commerce, United States of America; emiranda9@leomail.tamuc.edu

Analyzing Economic and Finacial Feasibilities of Two Rain-Water Harvesting Systems in the Eastern Kentucky Region

Vijay Subramaniam, Austin Canaday

Morehead State University, United States of America; ajcanaday@moreheadstate.edu

Assessing Tennessee’s Emerging Circular Bio-Economy

Aisling Grace Hagan, David Hughes, T. Edward Yu

University of Tennessee; aisghaga@vols.utk.edu

Assessment of Economic and Environmental Impact of Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in Agricultural Processing and Manufacturing Sectors in Tennessee

Devashish Bhandari, Prabodh Illukpitiya, Satya Tiwari, Doc Lap Tran

Tennessee State University, United States of America; dbhanda1@my.tnstate.edu

Determining Cattle Farm Exposure to Basis Risk in Arkansas Counties Through PRF

Walker Bradley Davis, Lawson Connor

University of Arkansas, United States of America; wbdavis@uark.edu

Effect of Weather Shocks on Crop Abandonment: Evidence from Southeastern US

Amber Jones, Jingfang Zhang

Alcorn State University, United States of America; amberjones@students.alcorn.edu

Grain Sorghum Production Trend Analysis in Texas under Declining Ogallala Aquifer

Tania Islam, Lal Khan Almas, Bridget Guerrero, Chelsea Arnold

West Texas A&M University, United States of America; lalmas@wtamu.edu

PRECOMMITTMENTS AND HABIT FORMATION IN SWEETENER CONSUMPTION

Vardges Hovhannisyan1, Stephen Devadoss2

1University of Wyoming, United States of America; 2Texas Tech University; vhovhann@uwyo.edu

Sensitivity of biogas generation support systems to electricity price fluctuations

Anita Bednarek1, Anna M. Klepacka1, Wojciech J. Florkowski2

1Institute of Economics and Finance, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland; 2University of Georgia, United States of America; anna_klepacka@sggw.edy.pl

The Evolving Landscape of Hemp Acreage in the Southern United States: 2019-2022

Elizabeth Anne Thilmany1, Paul Goeringer1, Tyler Mark2, Aaron Smith3, Jennifer Zwagerman4

1University of Maryland – College Park; 2University of Kentucky; 3The University of Tennessee; 4Drake University; thilmany@umd.edu

The Livestock Forage Disaster Program in the Southeast

Daniel Braeden Mull, Anastasia Thayer, Adam J. Kantrovich, Nathan Smith

Clemson University; dmull@g.clemson.edu

U.S. Consumers’ Use and Spending On Fresh Culinary Herbs

Carlos Rosales1, Alicia Rihn1, Bridget Behe2, Kellie Walters1, Roberto Lopez2

1University of Tennessee, United States of America; 2Michigan State University, United States of America; crosales@vols.utk.edu

Understanding causes of and developing programs to address food insecurity for first generation college students on a R1 campus

Madison Price, Jennie Sheerin Popp, Nathan Kemper, Louise Hancox

University of Arkansas, United States of America; mpprice@uark.edu

Ambiguity, Date Labels and Food Waste

Pritam Mitra1, Ruiqing Miao1, Norbert Wilson2

1Auburn University, United States of America; 2Duke Divinity and Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University; pzm0051@auburn.edu

Estimating Economic Benefits of Mung Bean as a Cover Crop

Satya Tiwari, Prabodh Illukpitiya, Dharma Pitchay, Devashish Bhandari, Doc Lap Tran

Tennessee State University, United States of America; stiwari@my.tnstate.edu

A proposal for pricing options contracts for Brazilian cotton lint via the Brazilian Stock Exchange

Abdinardo Moreira Barreto de Oliveira1, Yuri Calil2, Luis Ribera2

1Federal University of Technology of Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil; 2Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi,TX, USA; abdinardom@utfpr.edu.br

Are Mexican Consumers Willing to Pay for Non-GM Maize

Katie Loethen, Lawton Lanier Nalley, Brandon McFadden, Alvaro Durand-Morat, Wei Yang

University of Arkansas, United States of America; kaloethe@uark.edu

Does Climate Change Excelerate Smart Farming? – with Impact Evaluation of Smart Farm Adoption

Hyun Ju Park, Sang Hyeon Lee

Korea University, Korea, Republic of (South Korea); waturlo2kin4@korea.ac.kr

Challenges and Lesson Learned in Implementing a Student Managed Commodity Portfolio

Jacob Lee Manlove

Arkansas State University, United States of America; jmanlove@astate.edu

Effect of temperature on labor productivity: Evidence from socioeconomically vulnerable communities in the US

Dexter Wakefield, Jingfang Zhang

Alcorn State University, United States of America; dwakefield@students.alcorn.edu

Environmental Valuation of Coastal-Related Amenities in Glynn County, GA

Riley Kagele, Craig Landry, Jameson Augustin

Universiy of Georgia, United States of America; jameson.augustin@uga.edu

Evaluating the Effect of Garden-Based Education on Willingness to Try Healthy Foods

Sierra Gregory1, Nathan Kemper1, Ryan Patterson2, Brandon McFadden1

1University of Arkansas, United States of America; 2Apple Seeds Teaching Farm, Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America; smgregor@uark.edu

Exploring Consumer Preferences for Potting Mix through a Best-Worst Scaling Approach

Mallie Medlock1, Jerrod M. Penn2, Heather Kirk-Ballard2

1Clemson University; 2Louisiana State University and LSU Ag Center; mamedlo@g.clemson.edu

Factors Influencing the Purchase Price of Non-urban Land

Elias Addom1, Cheryl Wachenheim2, Erik Hanson2

1Auburn University, United States of America; 2North Dakota State University; eza0067@auburn.edu

Feasibility and Impact of Growers’ Technology Adoption to Deal with Citrus Greening

Lei Xu, Ariel Singerman

University of Florida, United States of America; lei.xu@ufl.edu

Heifer Dynamics and Cattle Cycles

Derrell S. Peel, Kallie Clifton

Oklahoma State University, United States of America; derrell.peel@okstate.edu

How do animal welfare outcomes for fed cattle affect processing net returns: a lot-level empirical analysis

Samantha Ayoub1, Daniel Mooney1, Stephen Koontz1, John Ritten1, Melissa Davis2, Lily Edwards-Callaway2

1Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University; 2Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University; samantha.ayoub@colostate.edu

Learning to Do and Doing to Learn: Teaching Rural Students About Rural Community Financing

Brittany Cole, Laura Hatch, Joey Edward Mehlhorn

University of Tennessee at Martin, United States of America; mehlhorn@utm.edu

Locavorism in Action: Floridian Consumers’ Affinity for Southwest Florida-Labeled Produce

Jianhui Liu, Bachir Kassas

University of Florida, United States of America; jianhuiliu@ufl.edu

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Impacts on Local Sales Tax Revenue

Karsen Jones, Brian Whitacre

Oklahoma State University; karsen.jones@okstate.edu

Mitigating Input Price Risk Using Margin Protection Crop Insurance

Kaleem Azmat Chattha, Hunter D. Biram, Lawson Connor, Lawton Lanier Nalley

University of Arkansas, United States of America; kchattha@uark.edu

Optimal Weighting of Spatial and Time Series Information to Estimate Distributions for Crop Insurance Rating

Yuan Zhang, B. Wade Brorsen

Oklahoma State University, United States of America; aiden.zhang@okstate.edu

Recent Trends in New Mexico Farm Income: The Significance of Government Payments

Adedapo Alawode, Madhav Regmi, Sawssan Boufous, Maryfrances Miller

New Mexico State University, United States of America; adedapo@nmsu.edu

Variability in Rice Returns Using a Representative Farm Approach

Adriana Dimas1, Michael Deliberto2

1Graduate Student, Louisiana State University, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness; 2Associate Professor, Louisiana State University, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness; adimas2@lsu.edu

Water affordability in Tennessee: applying modern portfolio theory to determine efficient allocation of Clean Water Act funds.

Hannah Elizabeth Williams, Sreedhar Upendram, Seong-Hoon Cho, James Mingie

University of Tennessee, United States of America; hwilli72@vols.utk.edu

Beginning and Female Farmers’ Productivity and Access to Credit from Traditional and Nontraditional Lenders

Denis A Nadolnyak1, Valentina Hartarska2

1Auburn University, United States of America; 2Auburn University, United States of America; hartavm@auburn.edu

Does prevent plant coverage incentivize opportunistic behavior?

Hunter D. Biram, Lawson Connor

University of Arkansas, United States of America; hdbiram@uark.edu

Estimating Willingness to Pay for Resistance Against Armillaria Root Rot in Peach Trees

Samuel Joseph Francis1, Gracie Herrin1, Michael Vassalos1, Felipe Silva1, Tyler Mark2, Nathan Smith1

1Clemson University, United States of America; 2University of Kentucky; sjfranc@clemson.edu

Farmer opinions toward the H-2A Program: A national survey

Wen Liu, Gulcan Onel, Jaclyn Kropp

University of Florida, United States of America; wliu3@ufl.edu

Assessing the Efficacy of Agricultural Cold Chain Facility Expansion in China

Haotian Cheng1, Xinqun Zhou2, Jing Sun2, John N. Ng’ombe3, Agness Mzyece4, Wei Feng2, Min Zhang2, Bangdi Liu2

1The University of Arizona, United States of America; 2Academy of Agricultural Planning and Engineering, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, China; 3North Carolina A&T State University, United States of America; 4California State University, United States of America; jngombe@ncat.edu

Determinants of residents’ willingness to support and fund Conservation Easements in the Smoky Hill River Watershed in Kansas

Amanda{Yongxia} Tian, Jason Bergtold, Edward Perry, Allen Featherstone

Kansas State University; amandatian@ksu.edu

Examining Consumer Awareness and Willingness to Adopt Innovative Agri-Food Products in the United States: A Tobit Analysis

Vitalis Othuon, Benjamin Campbell, William Secor, Daniel Remar

University of Georgia, Athens; vitalisothuon@gmail.com

Horse Owner Preferences for Equine Veterinary Services

Olivia Lauren Gibson, Christina Jill Stowe, Shuoli Zhao, Emma Adam, McKay Charlotte

University of Kentucky, United States of America; olgi222@uky.edu

Does access to credit make it difficult or easier to do off-farm work?

Bruno de Souza Machado1, Lorena Vieira Costa1, Felipe de Figueiredo Silva2, Mateus de Carvalho Reis Neves1,2

1Universidade Federal de Viçosa – MG, Brazil; 2Clemson University; mateus.neves@ufv.br

E-Cigarette Use and Diabetes Prevalence among US Adults

Sulakshan Neupane, Chandra Dhakal, Wojciech J Florkowski

University of Georgia, United States of America; sn14022@uga.edu

The Impact of Mindfulness Practices on Food Choices

Nilufer Cetik1, Carola Grebitus1, Donna Martens2, Renee Shaw Hughner1, Larissa Drescher3

1Arizona State University, United States of America; 2Innervision Yoga, Arizona, United States of America; 3C³ team GbR, Zennerstr. 13, 81379, München, Deutschland; ncetik@asu.edu

Enhancing Tax Label Effectiveness on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: A Choice-Enhanced Contingent Valuation Approach

Jingyuan Zhang, Rui Liu

Texas A&M University, United States of America; jayzhang1207@gmail.com

Graduate Advising in Agricultural and Applied Economics Departments: Effects of the Student-Advisor Relationship

Justin D. Bina, Glynn Tonsor, Brian Coffey, Bailey Peterson-Wilhelm

Kansas State University, United States of America; jbina97@ksu.edu

Latent classes analysis to understand heterogeneity in groundwater service values and time preferences

Kent Kovacs, Saroj Adhikari, Brandon McFadden, Rodolfo Nayga

University of Arkansas, United States of America; asaroj@uark.edu

The influence of a national change in urban tree cover on property values

Kent Kovacs1, Eva Stephani Caroline1, Qiuqiong Huang1, Robert G. Haight2

1University of Arkansas, United States of America; 2USDA Forest Service; escaroli@uark.edu

What Factors Influence the Adoption of New Production Practices: Delphi Study

Daniel Hunter Morris, John Ricketts, Thomas Broyles, Alyssa Rockers, Anthony Delmond

University of Tennessee at Martin, United States of America; dmorri25@utm.edu

 

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February 6, 2024

SP33: Food and Agricultural Marketing 2

Session Chair: Jerrod M Penn, LSU

Understanding the Effects of Tactile Marketing on Preferences for Louisiana Alligator Hide

Juyoung Yoo1, Jerrod Penn2, Casey Stannard2, James Fannin2

1Louisiana State University, PhD student; 2Associate professor; jyoo9@lsu.edu

Using 3D Eye-Tracking Technology to Measure Impacts of Meat Product Label Information on Consumer Preferences

Nicholas Scribner, Rodney B. Holcomb

Oklahoma State University, United States of America; rodney.holcomb@okstate.edu

Oligopsony Power in Ghana Cocoa Sourcing

Festus Attah, Roshan Saha, Mykel R. Taylor

Auburn University, United States of America; rzs0133@auburn.edu

Estimating Price Transmission Between International and Domestic Orange Juice Markets

Ikeoluwa Aregbe, Lijun Chen, Derek Farnsworth

University of Florida; ikeoluwa.aregbe@ufl.edu

An Analysis of Seasonality and Substitution in the Demand for Various Cooking Oils

Miyeon Son, Yingxin Tan, Joseph V Balagtas

Purdue University, United States of America; son89@purdue.edu

Who is the “Beneficial” Farmers’ Market Consumer?

Jane Anne Arnold, Felipe De Figueiredo Silva, Mike Vassalos

Clemson University, United States of America; jarnol5@clemson.edu

Tuesday -  

3:30 pm - 

5:00 pm

 - Chastain H

February 6, 2024

SP34: Econometrics

Session Chair: Tej Gautam, Tuskegee University

State-space approaches to perennial crop supply response: An application to citrus greening in Florida

Daniel Tregeagle1, Zoe Plakias2, Greg Astill3

1North Carolina State University, United States of America; 2Western Washington University, United States of America; 3Economic Research Service, United States of America; tregeagle@ncsu.edu

Effects of Considering Front-Door and Back-Door Paths in Applied Policy Modeling: An Application to the United States Food Environment

Faith Parum, Senarath Dharmasena

Texas A&M University, United States of America; faparum@tamu.edu

Exploring the Dynamics of Commodity Prices and Weather Anomalies using a STAR model

Leonard-Allen Quaye, Shamar Stewart, Matt Holt

Virginia Tech, United States of America; leoallen@vt.edu

Spatio-temporal analysis of AI-containing patents and human employment in the US agriculture

Fernando Brito, Gulcan Onel

University of Florida, United States of America; f.britogonzalez@ufl.edu

The Effect of COVID-19 on Agriculture Supply Chains: An Optimal Control Approach

Dongso Lee, Charles B, Moss

University of Florida, United States of America; dongso.lee@ufl.edu

Net Entry of Beginning Farmers in the U.S.: An Application of Spatial Analysis

Jingfang Zhang1, Valentina Hartarska2, Denis A Nadolnyak3

1Alcorn State University, United States of America; 2Auburn University, United States of America; 3Auburn University, United States of America; hartavm@auburn.edu

Tuesday -  

3:30 pm - 

5:00 pm

 - Chastain E

February 6, 2024

SP35: Consumer Demand/WTP

Angelica WilliamsSession Chair: Trevor Dane Johnson, Texas Tech University

Exploring Consumer Value of Certified Coffee from Local Shops versus National Brands

Mary Olivia Helene Broussard, Jerrod Penn

Lousiana State University, United States of America; mbro254@lsu.edu

Everything’s brewed in Texas? Consumer willingness to pay for Texas-Brewed Beer

Trevor Johnson1, Qi Kang1, Oscar Sarasty1, Darren Hudson1, Carlos Carpio1, Donna McCallister1,2

1Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics, Texas Tech University; 2Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Lubbock, Texas; trevor.d.johnson@ttu.edu

Gardening Participation and Preference for Local Food

Chenxi Hu, Zhifeng Gao, Md Azhar Uddin

Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0240, USA; chenxi.hu@ufl.edu

U.S. CONSUMERS’ PERCEPTIONS AND PREFERENCES FOR BIO-BASED PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS

Reymark Tolop Alcantara, Carlos Carpio, Darren Hudson, Chenggang Wang, Tanmoy Kumar Ghose, Shin Myat Naing, Mohammad Rezoanul Hoque

Texas Tech University, United States of America; reyalcan@ttu.edu

Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Craft Beer with FL Hops and CSR Certification

Meri Hambaryan, John Lai, Bachir Kassas, Glory Orivri, Nathan Palardy

University of Florida, United States of America; m.hambaryan@ufl.edu

A meta-analysis on perception change, adoption process and willingness to pay of producers and consumers for Genetically modified crops.

Levenson Badio, Samuel Zapata

Texas A&M University, United States of America; levenson.badio@tamu.edu

Who is Willing to Pay a Premium for Leafy Greens produced by Indoor Agriculture? A Comparative Choice Experiment with U.S. Consumers

Joseph Seong

michigan state university, United States of America; seongjis@msu.edu

 

Tuesday -  

3:30 pm - 

5:00 pm

 - Chastain I

February 6, 2024

SP36: Agribusiness Finance & Farm Management 2

Session Chair: Lixia H. Lambert, Oklahoma State University

The Probability of Default for A Portfolio of Agricultural Loans

Kacie Ferch, Allen Featherstone

Kansas State University, United States of America; kferch@ksu.edu

A Crop Portfolio of Rainfed Double Cropping System in the Southern Great Plains

Lixia H. Lambert1, Dayton M. Lambert1, Curtis Jones2

1Oklahoma State University; 2University of Maryland; lixia.lambert@okstate.edu

Enhancing Year-Round Profitability for Small and Medium-Scale Ranchers: An Economic Analysis of an Integrated Cattle and Mushroom Production System

Obed Quicoe1, Fafanyo Asiseh2, Atta Selorm Shorla Kofi Aloka3

1North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, United States of America; 2North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, United States of America; 3North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, United States of America; asaloka@aggies.ncat.edu

Designing hauling and harvesting costs of energycane for a vertically integrated bioenergy farm

Prabodh Illukpitiya, Doc Lap Tran, Firuz Yuldashev

Tennessee State University, United States of America; pillukpi@tnstate.edu

A Budgetary Analysis of Food Crop Performance in the United States Virgin Islands (1978–2017)

Olubukola Omotinuke Ehinmowo1, Adewale Isaac Olutumise2, Stafford Crossman3, John N. Ng’ombe4, Oluyede Adeleke Aturamu5

1School of Agriculture, University of the Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S.; 2Department of Agricultural Economics, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba – Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria; Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa; 3School of Agriculture, University of the Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S; 4Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education, North Carolina A &T State University, Greensboro, U.S; 5Department of Agricultural Science and Technology, Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Nigeria; olubukola.ehinmowo@uvi.edu

Analysis of Producers’ Response to Maize Price Volatility in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) Model

Roger Vondi Vorsah1, Obed Quaicoe1, Fafanyo Asiseh2

1Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and AgriScience Education, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, 1601 E. Market St, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA; 2College of Business and Economics, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, 1601 E. Market St, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA.; rvvorsah@aggies.ncat.edu

Factors affecting the adoption of asparagus farming practices employing the VietGAP standard guidelines in Vietnam

Doc Lap Tran1, Prabodh Illukpitiya1, Minh Ton Nguyen2, Tham Thi Dang3

1Tennessee State University, USA; 2Nong Lam University, HCMC Vietnam; 3Ninh Thuan Rural Extension Centre, Vietnam; dtran2@tnstate.edu

 

Tuesday -  

3:30 pm - 

5:00 pm

 - Chastain A

February 6, 2024

SP37: Consumer Demand/Price Analysis

Session Chair: Nathan Kemper, University of Arkansas

Does Product Presentation Affect Consumers’ Willingness to Pay? Evidence from Choice Experiments

Qi Kang1, Trevor Johnson1, Oscar Sarasty1, Carlos Carpio1, Darren Hudson1, Donna McCallister1,2

1Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics, Texas Tech University; 2Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Lubbock, Texas; qi.kang@ttu.edu

Cultural Cognition and the Willingness to Pay for GM Foods: Lessons from Query Theory

Nathan Kemper1, Jennie Popp1, Rodolfo M. Nayga. Jr.2

1University of Arkansas, United States of America; 2Texas A&M University, United States of America; nkemper@uark.edu

Consumers’ Beef Purchasing Behavior Across Countries

Bhishma Dahal1, Karen Lewis DeLong2, Shijun Gao3, Carola Grebitus4

1Colorado State University; 2University of Tennessee, United States of America; 3Tufts University; 4Arizona State University; Bhishma.Dahal@colostate.edu

Risk Perception and Consumer Preference for Genetically Modified Soybean Oil: Insights from Machine Learning

Kwame Addey, Bismark Asante

North Dakota State University, United States of America; bismark1.asante@ndus.edu

 

Tuesday -  

3:30 pm - 

5:00 pm

 - Chastain J

February 6, 2024

SP38: Experimental/Behavioral Economics

Session Chair: Manuel Garcia, Texas Tech University

Discrete/Continuous Choice Experiments: An Application to the Beef Demand in Mexico

Manuel Garcia, Carlos Carpio, Darren Hudson

Texas Tech University, United States of America; manuel.garcia@ttu.edu

Temptation, Self-Control, and Consistency of Food Choices: An Online Experiment

Pathmanathan Sivashankar, Samir Huseynov

Auburn University, Sri Lanka; sivashankar.p@hotmail.com

`Just Quit: How Hope Influences an Individual’s Persistence Levels

Amelia Grace Ahles, Marco A. Palma, Paul Feldman

Texas A&M University, United States of America; aahles@tamu.edu

Unlocking Sustainability: A Study on Household Food Waste in China and Its Environmental Implications

Rui Liu, Emiliano Lopez Barrera

Texas A&M University, United States of America; liurui@tamu.edu

BARRIERS IMMIGRANT LATINX FARMERS FACE TO ENTER MARKETS IN THE MIDWEST

Ervin Leiva1, Corinne Valdivia2, Rafael Bakhtavoryan3

1Angelo State University, United States of America; 2University of Missouri, United States of America; 3Texas A&M University – Commerce; Ervin.Leiva@angelo.edu

HOW DIETARY DIVERSITY CHANGES WITH CLIMATE VARIABLES: A GLOBAL STUDY

Kalyani Shrestha, Modhurima Amin

Texas Tech University, United States of America; kalshres@ttu.edu

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