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Passing on Dietary Diversity? Livestock Ownership in the Copperbelt Region of Zambia
Peer Effects in Agricultural Extension: Evidence of Endogenous Social Interaction In The Performance of Community Knowledge (Extension) Workers in Uganda
Optimization of a Supply Chain Network for Bioenergy Production from Food Waste
Value Creation in the Agri-Food Value Chain
Land Use Allocation in Zhangjiakou City Under A Spatial Autocorrelation Perspective
Maize Response To Fertilizer And Fertilizer-Use Decisions for Farmers in Ghana
The Effects of Landscape Factors on Honey Bee Morbidity
Total Factor Productivity of Tropical Soybean-Maize Systems: The Case Of The Safrinha Crop System In Mato Gasso, Brazil
Assessing the effectiveness of renewable specific policies on global renewable energy development
Do improvements in environmental performance lead to job loss?
Tradable Permit Systems for a Spatially Heterogeneous Externality: A Microparameter Approach
Roll Related Return in the S&P GSCI Excess Return Index
Developing a Farm Income Projection Model for Illinois Farms to Determine Advantages of the Agricultural Act of 2014's Farm Safety Net options
Participation in a Household Energy Audit and Retrofit Subsidy Program
Post-Harvest Loss in Tropical Soybean Systems: Brazilian Managers' Perceptions and Mitigation Strategies: Two Manuscripts
Determinants of Illinois Farmland Prices
Access Versus Choice: Testing the 'Food Deser' Construct in Champaign, IL
The Impact of Crop Insurance Participation on Farmers' Use of Marketing Contracts
Crops, Pesticides, and Honey Bee Disease
The Impact of Livestock and Gender on Household Expenditure Patterns in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia
Biodiesel Profitability and Linkages to the Soybean Oil Market
The Impact of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Consumption of Rural Households in Peru
Fundamental Price Analysis of Renewable Identification Numbers
Remote Sensing, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), and Crop Yield Forecasting
You Can’t Squeeze Blood out of a Turnip: Misconceptions of Commodity Investments and Their Disappointing Returns
Energy Usage of Agricultural Machinery for Corn and Soybean Production in Brazil, India, USA and Zambia
The Persistence of Business Performance in Sample Soybean Farms from Mato Gross and Illinois
Two Essays on Food Security in Zimbabwe
An Analysis of the Gender Composition of the Consumer Economics Major Over Time: A Case Study of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Effects of Agricultural Market Liberalization and Commercialization on Household Food Security in Rural China
Basis Convergence in the Soybean Futures Complex
The Impact of Rainfall Variability on Agricultural Production and Household Welfare in Rural Malawi
Weak Information Flow Challenging Reproductive Management Decision-Making along the Swine Reproductive Value Chain: Three Manuscripts
Determinants of Facility Level Environmental Inspections
Asset Dynamics and the Long-Term Impact of Microfinance in Rural Bangladesh
Welfare Effects of New Fire Blight Control Methods on the U.S. Apple Industry
Is Subsistence Enough? Examining the Impact of Household Farm Biodiversity on Dietary Diversity in Bukidnon, Philippines
The Relationship Between Formal and Informal Employment in South Africa
The Effects of Financial Structure on the Profitability of Illinois Agriculture
Water Quality Trading: Credit Stacking and Ancillary Benefits
An Evaluation of Alternative Transfer Designs for the Nicaraguan Red de Proteccion Social
EU Import Notifications as a Protectionist Move: An Examination of the Relation Between Tariff and Non-Tariff Barriers in Seafood Trade
Spatial Dynamic Groundwater Regulation to Ensure Adequate Instream Flows for Salmon
Ex-ante Analysis of Corn and Soybean Revenue in Illinois with Crop Insurance and Government Payment Programs
A Spatial Analysis of Corn and Soybean Yields and Weather Relations
Rins and the Ethanol Supply Chain: An Alternative View
Development of a Family Agribusiness Transition Planning Tool
Costs of Maintaining the Conservation Reserve Program in Illinois in the Presence of Biofuels
Two Essays on Stress and Obesity: Household and Regional Perspectives
An Economic Analysis of Small-Scale Biodiesel Production in Sierra Leone
Conversion from Staple to Cash Crop Production in Mexico after NAFTA: Effects of PROCAMPO and Credit Constraints
Estimating the Value of Groundwater in Irrigation
Returns to Farm Real Estate: Analysis of an Illinois Farmland Portfolio
Evaluating Yield Models for Crop Insurance Rating
A Mathematical Model for Political Districting with Compactness Consideration and an Application to Kentucky Senate Districting
Marketing and Crop Insurance: A Portfolio Approach to Risk Management for illinois Corn and Soybean Producers
Biomass Energy Crop Production and Residential Pellet Consumption in the Midwestern U.S.
The Performance of Market Advisory Services in Feedlot Margins over 1995 - 2004
Opportunities and Obstacles in obtaining air connectivity for the residents of federally designated Essential Air service communities
Spatial Integration in China's Pork Markets, 1999-2009
Managing Supply Risks in China's Food Industry: The Buyer's Problem
A Spatial Analysis of Agricultural Cash Rents
Asset Utilization Efficiency and Energy Asset Turns: A New Approach for Evaluating and Comparing Renewable Energy Projects
Forecasting Diesel Fuel Prices
The Performance of Agricultural Market Advisory Services in Wheat Over 1995-2004
The Impact of Income and Population Change in Sub-Provincial Chinese Meat, Egg, and Aquatic Product Consumption
Household Adoption of Green Technologies:  The Case of Chicago Rain Barrels
Rural Eutopia: Can We Learn from Persistently Prosperous Places?
Farm-Level Impacts of Alternative Spatial Water Management Policies for the Protection of Instream Flows
Demand Side Factors in Optimal Land Conservation Choice
Farmers' Expectations of Yield Differences between Triple-Stack and Conventional Corn Hybrids
Trade Capacity Building for Improved Food Safety: Is SPS-Related Technical Assistance Consistent with Food Safety Hazards?
Live and Feeder Cattle Options Markets: Returns, Risk, and Volatility Forecasting
Evaluating Sampling Biases in Policy Analysis of Environmental Markets
Water Demand in the Chicago Metropolitan Area
Estimating the Non-commercial-Commercial Feed Gap in China and its impact on Future World Demand for Soybeans
Area Revenue Insurance as a Basis for U.S. Farm Policy in Major Wheat Producing Areas:  A Potential Cost Savings?
Understanding the Decision-Making Process for the Consumption of Landscape Products and Services
The Forecasting Ability of CFTC Large Traders
Valuing Beef Genetics: Hedonic Pricing of Heritable Traits
The Link Between Food Security and Health among People Living with HIV/AIDS in Delhi, India
The Economic Effects of Colony Collapse Disorder
An Evaluation of Wasde and Futures Forecast Accuracy for the Season-Average Wheat Price
Strategic Legitimacy Assessment: The Case of the Illinois Livestock Industry
Firm Level Responses to Dollarization in the Ecuadorian Export Cut Flower Industry
Analysis of Farmer Attitudes Toward the Production of Cellulosic Feedstock for Ethanol Biorefineries:  Characteristics and Consequences
Trade Liberalization and the Fertility of Working Mothers:  Evidence from Mexico
Designing Appropriate Market Linkage Programs:  Are Private and Cooperative Marketing Channels Compliments or Substitutes?
Acceptability of Vitamin A-Biofortified Orange Maize to Urban Consumers in Maputo, Mozambique
Weather, Corn and Soybean Yields, and Technology in the U.S. Corn Belt
Why Have Some Counties in the Rural South Escaped Persistent Poverty? Socioeconomic Characteristics That Explain the Growth Out of Poverty
Consumer Behavior in Managing Body Weight Through Diet and Exercise
Modeling the Impacts of Sow Longevity
An Analysis of Farmers' Preferences for Lender Attributes
Pressure Group Competition in U.S. Economic Sanctions Policy:  An Empirical Investigation
Weak Institutions, Intellectual Property, and the Seed Breeder's Problem
An Empirical Investigation of Land Use Choice in the Leuser Ecosystem, Indonesia Using Discrete Choice Models
Economic and Ecological Impacts on Fisheries Due to Invasive Species:  A Spatial Analysis of Asian Carp in the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers
Ex-ante Analysis of the Economic Effects of Papaya Biotechnology in the Philippines
Analysis of Post-IPO Stock Price Movements for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc.
An Evaluation of Forecast Accuracy and Sources of Forecast Errors in WASDE Balance Sheets for Corn and Soybeans
A Farm-Level Analysis of the Expenses Involved with Machinery Sharing and the Most Recognized Options to Acquire the Use of a Combine and Headers
Portfolio Diversification Using Farmland Investments
Bargaining Power and Agricultural Household Supply Response:  Evidence from Ethiopian Coffee Growers
The Marketing Performance of Wheat Farmers in Illinois and Kansas