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About Campus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Academic Emergency Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67, SJR: 1.385, h-index: 91)
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Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55, SJR: 1.02, h-index: 88)
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African J. of Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.477, h-index: 39)
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Aging Cell     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 4.374, h-index: 95)
Agribusiness : an Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.627, h-index: 14)
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Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 2.833, h-index: 138)
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Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
American Anthropologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 152, SJR: 0.951, h-index: 61)
American Business Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.205, h-index: 17)
American Ethnologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 93, SJR: 2.325, h-index: 51)
American J. of Economics and Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.211, h-index: 26)
American J. of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 1.761, h-index: 77)
American J. of Human Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.018, h-index: 58)
American J. of Industrial Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.993, h-index: 85)
American J. of Medical Genetics Part A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.115, h-index: 61)
American J. of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.771, h-index: 107)
American J. of Medical Genetics Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics     Partially Free   (Followers: 6, SJR: 2.315, h-index: 79)
American J. of Physical Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 1.41, h-index: 88)
American J. of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 300, SJR: 5.101, h-index: 114)
American J. of Primatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.197, h-index: 63)
American J. of Reproductive Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.347, h-index: 75)
American J. of Transplantation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 2.792, h-index: 140)
American J. on Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.843, h-index: 57)
Anaesthesia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 146, SJR: 1.404, h-index: 88)
Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.397, h-index: 18)
Analytic Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia: J. of Veterinary Medicine Series C     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 27)
Anatomical Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.633, h-index: 24)
Andrologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.528, h-index: 45)
Andrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.979, h-index: 14)
Angewandte Chemie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 175)
Angewandte Chemie Intl. Edition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 238, SJR: 6.229, h-index: 397)
Animal Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 1.576, h-index: 62)
Animal Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.957, h-index: 67)
Animal Science J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.569, h-index: 24)
Annalen der Physik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.46, h-index: 40)
Annals of Anthropological Practice     Partially Free   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.187, h-index: 5)
Annals of Applied Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.816, h-index: 56)
Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Gastroenterological Surgery     Open Access  
Annals of Human Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.191, h-index: 67)
Annals of Neurology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 5.584, h-index: 241)
Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.531, h-index: 38)
Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.336, h-index: 23)
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.389, h-index: 189)
Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annual Review of Information Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Anthropology & Education Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.72, h-index: 31)
Anthropology & Humanism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.137, h-index: 3)
Anthropology News     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Anthropology of Consciousness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.172, h-index: 5)
Anthropology of Work Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.256, h-index: 5)
Anthropology Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 94, SJR: 0.545, h-index: 15)
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 2.212, h-index: 69)
Anz J. of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.432, h-index: 59)
Anzeiger für Schädlingskunde     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Apmis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.855, h-index: 73)
Applied Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74, SJR: 0.754, h-index: 69)
Applied Organometallic Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.632, h-index: 58)
Applied Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 170, SJR: 1.023, h-index: 64)
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 0.868, h-index: 13)
Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 24)
Aquaculture Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.025, h-index: 55)
Aquaculture Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.807, h-index: 60)
Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.047, h-index: 57)
Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.453, h-index: 11)
Archaeological Prospection     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.922, h-index: 21)
Archaeology in Oceania     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.745, h-index: 18)
Archaeometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.809, h-index: 48)
Archeological Papers of The American Anthropological Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.156, h-index: 2)
Architectural Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.261, h-index: 9)
Archiv der Pharmazie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.628, h-index: 43)
Archives of Drug Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.768, h-index: 54)
Area     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.938, h-index: 57)
Art History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 273, SJR: 0.153, h-index: 13)
Arthritis & Rheumatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 1.984, h-index: 20)
Arthritis Care & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 2.256, h-index: 114)
Artificial Organs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.872, h-index: 60)
ASHE Higher Education Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Asia Pacific J. of Human Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 329, SJR: 0.494, h-index: 19)
Asia Pacific Viewpoint     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.616, h-index: 26)
Asia-Pacific J. of Chemical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.345, h-index: 20)
Asia-pacific J. of Clinical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.554, h-index: 14)
Asia-Pacific J. of Financial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.241, h-index: 7)
Asia-Pacific Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.377, h-index: 7)
Asian Economic J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.234, h-index: 21)
Asian Economic Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 12)
Asian J. of Control     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.862, h-index: 34)
Asian J. of Endoscopic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.394, h-index: 7)
Asian J. of Organic Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.443, h-index: 19)
Asian J. of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.665, h-index: 37)
Asian Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.207, h-index: 7)
Asian Social Work and Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.318, h-index: 5)
Asian-pacific Economic Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.168, h-index: 15)
Assessment Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Astronomische Nachrichten     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.701, h-index: 40)
Atmospheric Science Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.332, h-index: 27)
Austral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.095, h-index: 66)
Austral Entomology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.524, h-index: 28)
Australasian J. of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.714, h-index: 40)
Australasian J. On Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.39, h-index: 22)
Australian & New Zealand J. of Statistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.275, h-index: 28)
Australian Accounting Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.709, h-index: 14)
Australian and New Zealand J. of Family Therapy (ANZJFT)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.382, h-index: 12)
Australian and New Zealand J. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 0.814, h-index: 49)
Australian and New Zealand J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.82, h-index: 62)
Australian Dental J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.482, h-index: 46)
Australian Economic History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.171, h-index: 12)
Australian Economic Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.23, h-index: 9)
Australian Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.357, h-index: 21)
Australian Endodontic J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.513, h-index: 24)
Australian J. of Agricultural and Resource Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.765, h-index: 36)
Australian J. of Grape and Wine Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.879, h-index: 56)
Australian J. of Politics & History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.203, h-index: 14)
Australian J. of Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.384, h-index: 30)
Australian J. of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 442, SJR: 0.418, h-index: 29)
Australian J. of Rural Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.43, h-index: 34)
Australian Occupational Therapy J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75, SJR: 0.59, h-index: 29)
Australian Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.331, h-index: 31)
Australian Veterinary J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.459, h-index: 45)
Autism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 2.126, h-index: 39)
Autonomic & Autacoid Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.371, h-index: 29)
Banks in Insurance Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.539, h-index: 70)
Basic and Applied Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.113, h-index: 4)
Basin Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.54, h-index: 60)
Bauphysik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.194, h-index: 5)
Bauregelliste A, Bauregelliste B Und Liste C     Hybrid Journal  
Bautechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.321, h-index: 11)
Behavioral Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.297, h-index: 23)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.736, h-index: 57)
Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.11, h-index: 5)
Beton- und Stahlbetonbau     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.493, h-index: 14)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 26)
Bioelectromagnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.568, h-index: 64)
Bioengineering & Translational Medicine     Open Access  
BioEssays     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.104, h-index: 155)
Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.686, h-index: 39)
Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.725, h-index: 56)
Biological J. of the Linnean Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.172, h-index: 90)
Biological Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 6.469, h-index: 114)
Biologie in Unserer Zeit (Biuz)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.12, h-index: 1)
Biology of the Cell     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.812, h-index: 69)
Biomedical Chromatography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.572, h-index: 49)
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Birth Defects Research Part A : Clinical and Molecular Teratology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.727, h-index: 77)
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Journal Cover Agribusiness : an International Journal
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   ISSN (Print) 0742-4477 - ISSN (Online) 1520-6297
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  • Measuring the effect of agricultural cooperatives on household income:
           Case study of a rice-producing cooperative in China
    • Authors: Hisatoshi Hoken; Qun Su
      Abstract: Agricultural cooperatives in China, known as “Farmers’ Professional Cooperatives” (FPCs), are becoming popular and have been intensely promoted by the Chinese government to improve the economic welfare of small farmers. However, few studies on FPCs have measured the benefits to gain farmers who participate in FPCs after controlling for observable attributes of farmers. This paper investigates the treatment effect of participation in a rice-producing cooperative in suburban China using the propensity score matching (PSM) method. Estimated results show that a significant difference is observed between participants and nonparticipants of the cooperative in terms of net income from rice production. In addition, there is significant heterogeneity of the treatment effects between large and small farmers. Therefore, we can conclude that the participation in agricultural cooperatives is more beneficial to relatively small farmers who are subject to suffer from higher transaction costs. [EconLit citations: Q12, Q13, O13]
      PubDate: 2018-02-28T01:20:56.667473-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21554
  • TTIP and agricultural trade: The case of tariff elimination and pesticide
           policy cooperation
    • Authors: Bo Xiong; John C. Beghin
      Abstract: A possible Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement will further integrate agricultural markets between the United States and the European Union. The elimination of tariffs and cooperation on sanitary and phytosanitary measures will promote cross-Atlantic trade. We empirically estimate the impacts of tariffs and maximum residue limits on trade in plant products between the two partners. Furthermore, we simulate trade expansions under plausible negotiation outcomes. We find that a TTIP agreement promotes cross-Atlantic trade in plant products, in both directions, by nearly 60% if tariffs are removed and MRLs are mutually recognized or harmonized to the Codex levels. [EconLit citations: Q17, F15]
      PubDate: 2018-02-28T01:20:36.966818-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21555
  • The long-tail of online grocery shopping
    • Authors: Timothy J. Richards; Elliot Rabinovich
      Abstract: The “retail long tail” effect implies that both the level and concentration of sales moves to slower selling products in online environments, and total sales rise. We analyze the effect of assortment variation on store sales using data from an online food seller in the Eastern United States. We find that the long-tail effect is more important in niche categories, deeper assortments are associated with a flatter distribution of sales, and total sales rise with variety. Our findings support the existence of a long tail in online food retailing. [EconLit citations: L16, L81, M31]
      PubDate: 2018-02-23T01:21:07.690736-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21553
  • Product differentiation by marketing and processing cooperatives: A choice
           experiment with cheese and cereal products
    • Authors: Jasper Grashuis; Alexandre Magnier
      Abstract: With ongoing consolidation of food retailers and segmentation of consumer preferences, agri-food producers and manufacturers have increased motivation to pursue product differentiation. We study if and how farmer cooperatives can build brand equity to drive or support product differentiation. With emphasis on ownership type and product origin, we conduct two choice experiments with cheese and cereal consumers in the United States. The results of our multinomial logit model indicate farmer cooperatives can command a price premium as compared to store brands, but not as much as non-cooperatives. Cheese and cereal consumers also indicate a general willingness to pay for product origin and family ownership attributes, but the effects are not always compatible with farmer cooperatives. Overall, although price premiums for cooperative brands and labels may exist across various product categories, the heterogeneity in willingness to pay estimates for other product attributes is suggestive of the difficulties farmer cooperatives face in pursuit of product differentiation. [EconLit citations: Q11, Q13, M30]
      PubDate: 2018-02-18T23:36:00.944628-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21551
  • Food retail market structure and produce purchases in the United States
    • Authors: Xiaowei Cai; Richard Volpe, Christiane Schroeter, Lisa Mancino
      Abstract: Market concentration is associated with food prices, but little is known about the other potential economic consequences of market structure in food retailing. We create a novel dataset by merging IRI household-level purchase records with Nielsen TDLinx data on store location and USDA Food Environment Atlas data to study the food market structure and produce purchases. Treating zip codes as markets, we find that increased market concentration is associated with decreased produce expenditures. This impact is larger in rural markets than in urban areas. In addition, the presence of most nontraditional store formats such as convenience stores and dollar stores is associated with decreased produce purchases. However, the opposite is true for club stores and natural/gourmet supermarkets. The estimated effects of market entry are small, supporting the literature on supermarket intervention studies. [EconLit citations: L1, D1, D4, R2].
      PubDate: 2018-02-18T23:35:54.483051-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21552
  • Marketing contracts and risk management for cereal producers
    • Authors: Caroline Roussy; Aude Ridier, Karim Chaib, Marie Boyet
      Abstract: French specialized durum wheat farmers are subject to market risks (price volatility), production risks (fluctuating quality and yields), and an increasingly restrictive regulatory environment (limits on inputs). The purpose of this paper is to gain a more in-depth understanding of the strategies used by those farmers to manage these risks by analysing portfolio strategies in marketing methods and in production decisions. The findings show that three main categories of marketing methods can be adopted in different proportions: forward contracts, average price contracts and spot market selling. A hundred farmers are surveyed in South-West France. An empirical analysis of the determinants of their marketing methods show that risk perceptions and the farmer's level of education influence the choice to sign a preharvest contract for part of their production. In addition, agricultural diversification is negatively correlated with the choice to use forward contracts to hedge against market risk.[EconLit citations: Q13, L24, C24].
      PubDate: 2018-01-19T03:35:27.100713-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21549
  • Heterogeneous impacts from a retail grocery acquisition: Do national and
           store brand prices respond differently'
    • Authors: Metin Çakır; William G. Secor
      Abstract: We investigate the extent to which a grocery retailer merger has different effects on the prices of national and store brands. Using retail scanner data, we retrospectively analyze a food retail acquisition in a large U.S. city. We focus on fluid milk and ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal categories, which represent a relatively homogenous and a relatively differentiated product category, respectively. We use a difference-in-difference estimation framework to obtain the causal effect of the acquisition on prices for the acquiring retailer. The primary finding is that the acquisition has heterogeneous price effects in the relatively differentiated RTE cereal category. The implications of results for consumers, food retailing, and merger analysis are discussed [EconLit citations: L11, L13, L22, L81].
      PubDate: 2018-01-10T23:21:19.645881-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21545
  • Producer and farm characteristics, type of product, location: Determinants
           of on-farm and off-farm direct sales by farmers
    • Authors: Alessandro Corsi; Silvia Novelli, Giacomo Pettenati
      Abstract: Direct sales are a widespread and important typology of the so-called alternative food networks. They can take two basic forms: consumers going to buy agricultural products at the farm (on-farm sales) and farmers selling their products in urban areas. We investigate the territorial distribution of direct sales practices (on-farm and off-farm) in Piedmont (Italy) and we assess the main determinants of these choices via probit models, separately for on-farm and off-farm sales. The explanatory variables comprise structural characteristics of the farms, type of farming, characteristics of the operators and of their products, and the proximity to urban and commercial areas. The most important factor affecting these choices is the type of farming (TF). The effect of other variables differs according to the TF. Conditional on it, other significant variables are generally farm location, organic farming and, especially for on-farm direct sales, the complementarity with agro-tourism and recreational activities. Operators’ and farm characteristics are found to affect the choice of selling directly rather weakly. [EconLit citations: Q13, Q12, R12].
      PubDate: 2018-01-10T23:20:44.927615-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21548
  • Household production and consumption patterns of Teff in Ethiopia
    • Authors: Khondoker A. Mottaleb; Dil Bahadur Rahut
      Abstract: Teff (Eragrostis tef) is a major staple grain of Ethiopia, where the crop was domesticated from 4000 to 1000 BC. The high food-value Teff flour is basically used for preparing injera—a spongy pancake, the major component of the Ethiopian national dish. Due to its gluten-free quality and high mineral content, the popularity of TeffTeff has been increasing in the western world. Very little is known, about the households that produce and consume Teff in Ethiopia. Using information from more than 9000 households collected by the World Bank and the Central Statistical Agency-Ethiopia in 2011–2012 and 2013–2014, and applying econometric estimation approaches, this study reveals that Teff is mainly produced by uneducated, male-headed rural households which have access to relatively more land and more family labor. In contrast, a higher proportion of Teff is consumed by urban households and those headed by an older, educated head. Based on the findings, this study asserts that the productivity of Teff should be enhanced by developing and disseminating high-yielding varieties as Teff consumption has been increasing in general and, secondly, the resource-poor Teff cultivators should be linked with the global value chain which may bring extra benefits to them in Ethiopia; however, the loss of domestic consumers’ surplus should also be considered economically. [EconLit citations : C24, C25, D12, D13, Q12, Q13].
      PubDate: 2018-01-07T21:00:23.487152-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21550
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    • Pages: 1 - 1
      PubDate: 2018-01-15T05:37:26.556582-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21516
  • How do consumer perceptions of “local” production benefits influence
           their visual attention to state marketing programs'
    • Authors: Hayk Khachatryan; Alicia Rihn, Ben Campbell, Bridget Behe, Charles Hall
      Abstract: With increasing market potential due to consumer interest in locally sourced foods, state marketing promotional campaigns are becoming increasingly popular. We quantify consumers’ perceptions of local production benefits and assess the impact of Florida's state agricultural promotional campaign on consumer preferences for and visual attention to fruit-producing plants. A rating-based experiment and eye tracking measures were integrated to investigate the relationship between consumers’ perceived benefits of local production, purchase likelihood, and visual attention. Local economy benefits were perceived as the most beneficial (compared to environmental or product quality benefits) with participants’ demographics influencing their perceptions of those benefits. Visual attention to the agricultural promotional campaign logo increased consumers’ purchase likelihood if they perceived locally grown plants as benefiting the local economy. The local production attribute had a positive impact even though consumers who became familiar with the visual stimulus (after repetitive exposures) spent relatively less time visually attending to the campaign logo. [EconLit citations: M3].
      PubDate: 2017-12-29T04:26:17.511275-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21547
  • Special issue of Agribusiness, An International Journal: “New dimensions
           of market power and bargaining in the agri-food sector: Theories and
    • Authors: Alessandro Bonanno
      PubDate: 2017-12-18T22:42:31.337849-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21541
  • A nonparametric frontier measure of marketing efficiency: An illustration
           with corn ethanol plants
    • Authors: Juan Sesmero; Richard Perrin, Lilyan Fulginiti
      Abstract: This article extends nonparametric measures of efficiency to accommodate the concept of marketing efficiency, which measures changes in net revenues brought about by firms’ use of marketing channels other than spot markets. The measure is appropriate for firms operating under atomistic competition with imperfect information. The proposed measure displays two important features: (a) it uses the alternative of a spot price-based counterfactual to distinguish marketing from allocative efficiency, and (b) it allows for the fact that firms operate in different spot markets and have access to diverse sets of prices. We illustrate this approach with a unique dataset from ethanol plants in the U.S. Corn Belt. [EconLit citations: C61, D2, L2].
      PubDate: 2017-12-18T22:42:27.771645-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21543
  • The influence of uncertainty on the choice of business relationships: The
           case of vegetable farmers in China
    • Authors: Lin Li; Hongdong Guo, Jos Bijman, Nico Heerink
      Abstract: Although uncertainly is a common feature of agricultural markets, we know little about the effect of uncertainty on farmers’ choice of business relationships. This paper distinguishes production uncertainty, environmental uncertainty, and behavioral uncertainty in examining four kinds of business relationships of Chinese vegetable farmers: market exchange, cooperative membership without marketing transaction, cooperative membership with marketing transaction, and contract farming. We applied a multinomial logit model to data collected among 413 farmers in Hebei and Zhejiang provinces. The results suggested that all three types of uncertainty significantly affect the business relationships chosen by vegetable farmers. In particular, it was found that as production uncertainty increases, farmers prefer contract farming and both cooperative membership with and without marketing transaction over market exchange; while as behavioral uncertainty increases, farmers are less likely to be involved in contract farming. Environmental uncertainty does not affect the likelihood that farmers choose market exchange or contract farming, while mixed results are obtained for its effects on cooperative membership with and without marketing transaction. [EconLit citations: L140; Q130].
      PubDate: 2017-12-18T22:41:57.01729-05:0
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21540
  • The impact of changes in the AgriStability program on crop activities: A
           farm modeling approach
    • Authors: Xuan Liu; Jun Duan, G. Cornelis Kooten
      Abstract: To analyze the production impacts of changes made in 2013 to Canada's AgriStability risk management program, we calibrate a crop allocation model using positive mathematical programming (PMP). Because PMP is not straightforward if farmers are assumed to maximize expected utility (as a risk parameter also needs to be calibrated), we consider possible ways to address this issue but settle on a traditional approach used in the EU's Farm System Simulator. We calibrate farm management models for six different Alberta regions and use it to determine how changes in the AgriStability's payment trigger affect production incentives. Results indicate that, although the initial introduction of the AgriStability program in 2008 might have tilted farmers’ planting decisions toward crops with higher returns and greater risk, changes to this program reduce indemnities and farmers’ expected profits, but do not further alter land-use decisions. Rather, it is increases in farmers’ aversion to risk that lead to the greatest changes in crop allocation. [EconLit citations: Q14, Q18, C61].
      PubDate: 2017-12-18T22:41:52.175035-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21544
  • Impact of the livestock mandatory reporting act on the vertical price
           transmission within the beef supply chain
    • Authors: Chanjin Chung; Johnna Rushin, Prasanna Surathkal
      Abstract: This study examines the characteristics of price transmission along the vertical linkage in the beef industry before and after the implementation of the Mandatory Price Reporting Act (MPR) using econometric procedures such as the Gregory–Hansen structural break test, threshold autoregressive model, threshold error correction model, and nonlinear impulse response functions. Results show the improved speed of price adjustment after the MPR in the supply chain of the beef industry, whereas a limited evidence of the increased price asymmetry is detected. The increased asymmetry is observed mostly through the long-run regime switching coefficients of threshold autoregressive and error correction models. The price asymmetry mostly disappears in both pre- and post-MPR periods when only short- and long-run price adjustment coefficients are considered. The results also suggest the existence of the threshold cointegration in the vertical price relationship of the beef industry, which supports the use of the nonlinear threshold model in this study.[JEL codes: C22, Q11]
      PubDate: 2017-12-18T22:41:41.130571-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21546
  • Market power and bargaining in agrifood markets: A review of emerging
           topics and tools
    • Authors: Alessandro Bonanno; Carlo Russo, Luisa Menapace
      Abstract: Recent developments in modern agri-food markets have called into question the predictive capability of the traditional models and tools used by agricultural economists to assess and measure market power. As a result, agricultural economists are on a quest for novel methods and approaches that surpass the traditional market power construct. In this article, we present an essential overview of the evolution of the literature concerning power relationships in agrifood value chains. The goal of this review is to emphasize recent conceptual and empirical approaches, as well as highlight topics of interest that are likely to shape the direction of future analyses of market power and bargaining in the agrifood sector. [EconLit citations: L1, L2, L3, Q13, Q18].
      PubDate: 2017-12-14T05:25:30.646745-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21542
  • Comparing competitive toughness to benchmark outcomes in retail oligopoly
    • Authors: Ryo Sakamoto; Kyle Stiegert
      Abstract: Past research on pricing in imperfectly competitive markets conventionally assumes that competition operates through a specific quantity or a price game. However, most markets do not function in a manner consistent with a single static benchmark. Methods to overcome this problem have largely been rejected by the research community (i.e., conjectural variations). The primary objective of our research is to introduce a new methodology for measuring imperfect competition under product differentiation in consumer goods. We develop the empirical procedures for estimating a competitive toughness model as proposed by d'Aspremont, Dos Santos Ferreira, and Gérard-Varet. This approach presents a theoretically grounded procedure that measures market power in an empirically tractable framework. We estimate the proposed model on the retail market for ground coffee. Our results suggest that market power is understated in a model that imposes the restriction of Bertrand pricing. The results suggest that this could be a promising approach for use in many applications. [EconLit citations: D43, L13, K21]
      PubDate: 2017-12-03T23:05:29.469477-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21537
  • WTP for baby milk formula in China: Using attribute nonattendance as a
           priori information to select attributes in choice experiment
    • Authors: Shiwen Quan; Yinchu Zeng, Xiaohua Yu, Te Bao
      Abstract: It is well-known that these nonattended attributes in choice experiments (CE) could cause some bias. A combination of two successive CEs are designed with focus on consumers’ demand for the attributes of baby milk formula in China, where the first CE includes the full set of attributes and the second excludes consumers’ self-reported nonattended attributes in the first CE. Significant discrepancies are detected for both WTPs for an individual attribute and the total WTPs (the sum of all WTPs for individual attributes in each CE), and in most cases WTPs decrease as a result of excluding the ignored attributes. Changes in WTP are mainly driven by the variation of choice task complexity. However, there is no significant difference in the influence of excluding nonattended attributes on the WTPs for the same attended attribute in different subsamples. In addition, we also find that consumers in China have significantly higher but dispersed WTP values for imported (11.6–47.0%), organic (6.9–52.5%), and probiotics (7.3–35.5%) and sugar-free (5.9–26.0%) attributes for baby milk formula. [EconLit citations: C90, D12, Q13, Q18].
      PubDate: 2017-11-30T03:51:24.610609-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21535
  • Contract farming and technical efficiency: Evidence from low-value and
           high-value crops in Nepal
    • Authors: Ashok K. Mishra; Saleem Shaik, Aditya R. Khanal, Subir Bairagi
      Abstract: Contract farming (CF), an institutional innovation, can reduce transaction costs and solve market imperfections in many developing countries. This study compares productivity and technical efficiency (TE) of contract and independent producers of high yielding variety (HYV) paddy seed (a low-value crop) and ginger (a high-value crop) producers in a sample of smallholders in Nepal. We address the self-selection into CF by using propensity score matching and translog stochastic frontier function to estimate our empirical model. Using farm-level data from Nepal, our findings show that CF increased the average TE levels of HYV paddy seed producers from 87% to 94% and the average TE levels of ginger producers from 89% to 97%. Finally, we find that human capital and distance to the market increases the technical inefficiency of low-value crop smallholders in Nepal. [EconLit citations: C21, O13, Q12].
      PubDate: 2017-11-26T23:26:38.862706-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21533
  • An empirical analysis of U.K. milk contract prices 2004–2016
    • Authors: Montserrat Costa-Font; Cesar Revoredo-Giha
      Abstract: Milk quotas were introduced in 1984 to the EU dairy market to control the structural surpluses resulting from imbalances between supply and demand for milk encouraged by subsidies to the sector. These quotas were abolished on the 31st of March 2015, leaving the sector to operate closer to free market conditions. Milk in the United Kingdom is marketed through contracts and the purpose of this paper is to analyze, using time series methods, to what extent market factors are driving the observed evolution of U.K. contract prices. The five groups of contracts considered are: retailers’ aligned contracts, standard liquid contracts, A&B contracts, cheese manufacturing contracts, and other manufacturing contracts. Results indicate that, although market factors play a role in influencing all contract prices, their effect is different by type of contract, and quota abolition does not have a significant effect on the time series behavior of contract prices. [EconLit citations: M31; L11].
      PubDate: 2017-11-26T23:26:18.054606-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21531
  • Empirical analysis of price relations along the Finnish supply chain of
           selected meat, dairy, and egg products: A dynamic panel data approach
    • Authors: Anthony N. Rezitis
      Abstract: This study uses a panel cointegration and Error Correction Vector Autoregressive (EC-VAR) approach to examine the long- and short-run dynamics as well as the direction of causality between agricultural product prices, producer prices and consumer prices along the Finnish meat (i.e., beef, pork, and poultry), dairy (i.e., fresh milk, other milk products, cheese, and yoghurt) and egg supply chains for the period of 2005:01–2014:12. This study also examines the “cost-push” and “demand-pull” theories. The results indicate the presence of cointegration among the three price series for each of the eight food chains. The “demand-pull” factors are found to have a stronger impact along the food supply chain than the “supply-push” factors. The short-run causality results show bidirectional causal relations among the three prices, whereas the long-run causality findings support the assertion that consumer prices dominate the other two prices, implying an attempt by retailers to exert control over the pricing mechanisms along the Finnish food supply chain. The impulse response functions show that the agricultural product prices experience higher and more prolonged fluctuations around the long-run equilibrium than the other two prices. [EconLit citations: Q11, C32, C33].
      PubDate: 2017-11-26T23:26:00.786502-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21536
  • Farmgate prices, retail prices, and supermarkets' pricing decisions: An
           integrated approach
    • Authors: Carlo Russo; Rachael Goodhue
      Abstract: Agricultural and food prices exhibit several empirical regularities that are not easily explained by conventional perfect competition or market power models, including asymmetric price transmission, food price rigidity, farmgate price volatility, and low correlation between prices at different stages of the supply chain. We focus on this set of market features and conclude that they can be the outcome of a competition model where supermarket use promotions to strategically attract basket shoppers. We present a numerical simulation to show that complex price patterns including all the features indicated above can be obtained from a general store traffic competition model without the need of introducing ad hoc assumptions. [EconLit citations: Q11, Q13].
      PubDate: 2017-11-21T02:51:07.109171-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21530
  • Assessing consumers’ preferences and willingness to pay for novel sliced
           packed fresh pears: A latent class approach
    • Authors: Dila Ikiz; R. Karina Gallardo, Amit Dhingra, Seanna Hewitt
      Abstract: The North American fresh pear industry faces marketing challenges that could jeopardize its’ long-term economic profitability. The production of sliced fresh pears is a promising alternative to overcome the lack of supplying consistently a product with superior quality with added convenience, potentially able to increase domestic consumption. In this paper, we used sensory evaluation and a Vickrey experimental auction to elicit consumers’ preferences and willingness to pay for sliced packed fresh pears treated with SmartFresh™ (1-methylcyclopropene) and subsequently with a ripening compound (RC) in the form of glyoxylic acid at different concentration levels (1%, 2%, 3%, and control). Panelists were willing to pay a price premium equivalent to $0.119/2 oz packet for the 2% RC sample, $0.055/2 oz packet for the 3% RC sample, and $0.025/2 oz packet for the 1% RC sample compared to the control sample. Results from a market segmentation analyses indicate the presence of two groups in the panelist sample. The group that liked sliced pears assigned higher importance to locally grown fruit and price, shopped at conventional retailer grocery stores, had fewer children in the household, and were younger compared to the group that disliked sliced pears. [EconLit citation: Q13].
      PubDate: 2017-11-19T23:30:45.633926-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21532
  • Combining sensory evaluations and experimental auctions to assess
           consumers’ preferences for fresh fruit quality characteristics
    • Authors: R. Karina Gallardo; Ines Hanrahan, Chengyan Yue, Vicki A. McCracken, James Luby, James R. McFerson, Carolyn Ross, Lilian Carrillo-Rodriguez
      Abstract: A combination of sensory evaluation and experimental auctions was used to analyze consumer preferences for external and internal quality characteristics of two fresh apple varieties “Honeycrisp” and “Gala.” A group of 384 panelists in three locations in the United States evaluated the appearance, the internal quality characteristics, in three sequential rounds, for the two apple variety samples. Each panelist responded to a sensory evaluation questionnaire, and then bid on the samples in an incentive compatible second price auction. We found that panelists’ bids increased with the amount of information given. Also, we found that for some attributes such as sweetness, panelists preferred levels closer to their ideal rather than objectively measured higher levels. When evaluating consumers’ preference and valuation for different fresh fruit varieties, a greater explanatory power is obtained when including an indicator variable for the variety along with the set of quality attributes. The indicator variable could improve the control of inherent factors related with the varieties but cannot be observed or inferred easily. Finally, our findings add to previous studies in that flavor, when expressed as a combination of sweetness and acidity in addition to textural attributes, are important determinants of consumers’ acceptance. [EconLit citations: Q13]
      PubDate: 2017-11-19T23:30:25.272337-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21534
  • Uncertainty of food contamination origin and liability rules: Implications
           for bargaining power
    • Authors: M.Z. Boutouis; A. Hammoudi, W. Benhassine, M.A. Perito
      Abstract: We propose an industrial organization model to analyze the role of bargaining power and liability rules in creating incentives for downstream and upstream supply chain operators to invest in good practices. We investigate the case in which either upstream production practices or downstream distribution may cause product contamination resulting in noncompliance with the authorized thresholds of residues (maximum residue limit [MRL]). We provide a comparative analysis of the retailers’ liability rule-based accountability and the liability rule “polluter pays,” which penalizes an operator who is directly responsible for a noncompliant product. We show that choosing the optimal liability rule is a complex problem, as the choice depends on the effectiveness of food safety controls and on the magnitude of the fine associated with rejecting noncompliant products. Moreover, the choice of the liability rule can change the negotiating power of both operators and, according to the rule chosen, the retailer will have to pay a higher or lower input price. [EconLit citations: L15, L22, Q18].
      PubDate: 2017-11-16T04:43:53.303427-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21538
  • Organization and governance in the agrifood sector: How can we capture
           their variety'
    • Authors: Claude Ménard
      Abstract: The variety of solutions to organize economic activities is striking, and underexplored. This paper proposes a framework that combines transaction cost and relational contracts models to capture this variety while characterizing some representative forms. The framework distinguishes between organizational structures differing according to the intensity of control exercised over the rights to use resources, and the modalities of governance through which these structures operate. The combination of these two dimensions provides tools for understanding the existence, characteristics, and conditions under which some organizational arrangements tend to prevail. Based on these premises, the paper proposes an analysis that goes beyond the dichotomy between “markets” and “hierarchies.” This framework is inclusive of those hybrids arrangements that play such an important role in the agrifood industry and it explores two modalities that are particularly challenging to standard theories: cooperatives and plural forms. [EconLit citations: D 230; L 0; Q 100].
      PubDate: 2017-11-15T02:25:39.576272-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21539
  • Markups and product differentiation in the German brewing sector
    • Authors: Giannis Karagiannis; Magnus Kellermann, Simon Pröll, Klaus Salhofer
      Abstract: In this paper, we provide a method to separate the product differentiation markup from other sources of market power, i.e., collusive behavior or lack of market transparency, based on the estimation of a single reduced form equation. We apply this method to a sample of about 200 breweries in Germany, because beer is a differentiated product and at the same time the sector has repeatedly been suspected to show collusive behavior. Our empirical results show that a significant part of the estimated markup is due to product differentiation. This is especially true for beers produced in Bavaria. However, there are other important sources of imperfect competition. Markups are higher for large firms and increase over time. In addition, we observe increasing returns to scale and average costs above marginal costs. Hence, in the German brewing sector a high markup does not necessarily translate into a high profit margin. [EconLit citations: L13; L66].
      PubDate: 2017-11-10T03:05:54.559071-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21528
  • Market power in the German dairy value chain
    • Authors: Aaron Grau; Heinrich Hockmann
      Abstract: In this paper, the NEIO approach is extended to allow for oligopsony power in successive markets of a value chain. Two price equations are deduced from simultaneous partial equilibria of the endogenous variables and are embedded in a VECM to account for a long-run cointegration relationship. The model is estimated via the Kalman–Filter to allow for time variation in the long-run parameters, and a dynamic factor model used to extract a common factor from the time-variant coefficients. The results are then used to calculate the industry average input conjectural elasticities. The framework is applied to German dairy value chain data over the time period of January 2000 to March 2011. The results indicate almost perfect competition in the raw milk market and imperfect competition in the dairy output market, which is however far from monopsony. [EconLit citations: L13, D43, C32, Q13].
      PubDate: 2017-11-10T03:05:26.930433-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21529
  • Trust and consumer risk perceptions regarding BSE and chronic wasting
    • Authors: Violet Muringai; Ellen Goddard
      Abstract: Using survey data from Canada, the United States, and Japan, we assess the relationship between both generalized trust in people and agent-specific trust regarding food safety and consumer perceptions about bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and chronic wasting disease (CWD). We find evidence that generalized trust in people is negatively related to consumers’ risk perceptions about BSE and CWD mainly in Canada. Trust measures for specific agents who might affect food safety risk also have mixed effects on consumers’ risk perceptions across the regions surveyed and between the two diseases. Monitoring public’s generalized trust in people and trust in food agents could generally assist in the short-term estimates of the impact of future animal disease incidents on consumption of meat products. [EconLit citation: D120, Q130, I190].
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T01:25:38.100381-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21524
  • Firm reputation, advertising investment, and price premium: The role of
           collective brand membership in high-quality wines
    • Authors: Ricardo Sellers-Rubio; Francisco Mas-Ruiz, Franco Sancho-Esper
      Abstract: Research has recognized that the price of an experience good is not only determined by firm and collective reputation, which act as proxies of firm product quality, but also by the firm's advertising investment. This study examines whether pricing these goods as a function of firm advertising investment and firm reputation depends on a collective, versus noncollective, brand strategy. The central assumption of this article is that a collective brand can increase perceived differentiation among the individual brands associated with it, and thus, that collective brand membership can moderate the effects of firm advertising investment and firm reputation on product price. The results obtained from a panel of companies in an experience-goods industry (i.e., wineries) between 1999 and 2013 show that the relative effect of collective brand membership on product price is higher when the company has higher advertising investment and a higher reputation. [EconLit citations:Q11, Q13, M37]
      PubDate: 2017-11-08T01:25:32.180699-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21526
  • Farmer interest in joint venture structures in the Australian broadacre
           grains sector
    • Authors: Brendan Lynch; Rick S. Llewellyn, Wendy J. Umberger, Marit E. Kragt
      Abstract: There is a growing productivity gap between leading and average grain farms in Australia, driven by a combination of constraints that limit the adoption of innovations. Such constraints may be overcome by the adoption of organizational innovations, including collaborative structures such as joint venture (JV) arrangements. Given the predominance of the owner-operator family farm model in the Australian grains sector, organizational innovations have largely been overlooked by the research and extension community. This paper examines business alliance formation in agriculture and farmer perceptions of, interest in, and barriers to participation in JV structures. A telephone survey of 573 Australian grain growers revealed that 3% of farmers had adopted a JV structure and that such farms were significantly more likely to have a larger crop area and be less diversified compared to nonadopters. Another 21% of farmers expressed an interest in adopting a JV structure in the future, particularly to reduce costs and improve productivity. A multinomial logit model showed that such farmers were significantly different for a number of sociodemographic variables including age and education, when compared to farmers not interested in adopting JV structures. To build on this basis of interest and motivation for innovative farm business structures, further understanding of perceived trade-offs and preferences is needed to identify the most attractive JV designs. [EconLit Citation: Q13].
      PubDate: 2017-10-24T21:07:37.908228-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21525
  • Retail promotion with price cut and the imperfect price responses of
           orange juice demand in the U.S.
    • Authors: Hyeyoung Kim; Marisa Zansler, Lisa A. House
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate imperfect price reversibility and measure price sensitivity incorporated with the effect of trade promotions for refrigerated 100% orange juice (OJ). Using a price decomposition method with distributed lags, we test imperfect reversibility and asymmetric price responses. Empirical models consisted of prices coupled with promotions and prices decoupled from promotions to determine the effect of trade promotions on retail prices. The results showed that the demand for OJ was imperfectly price reversible when we used prices coupled with promotion, and asymmetric price responses were found in not from concentrated OJ demand. Prices coupled with promotions were more elastic than prices decoupled from promotions. The demand for OJ was influenced by both current and previous information. Dynamic adjustments toward price and promotions may result in irreversibility. Competitions with price reduction increase sales in the short run, but frequent promotions may lead to lower reference prices that eventually weaken consumer willingness to purchase at regular prices without promotions. [EconLit citations: C32, Q11, Q13].
      PubDate: 2017-10-24T21:07:17.281673-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21523
  • Presentation matters: Number of attributes presented impacts estimated
    • Authors: Elizabeth S. Byrd; Nicole J. Olynk Widmar, Benjamin M. Gramig
      Abstract: Best–worst scaling is an increasingly employed methodology in which both the number of attributes shown in each choice task and the number of tasks can vary. Researchers face a tradeoff between the number of attributes shown per question and the total number of questions. U.S. residents (n = 818) were randomly assigned to see one of two best–worst presentations of the same six meat attributes (taste, convenience, safety, animal welfare, price, and nutrition). Significant differences were found in the estimated preference shares when respondents were shown two versus three attributes at a time. Both presentations ranked safety as the most important, taste as the second most important, and convenience as the least important meat purchasing attribute. However, the distributions of most of the preference share estimates were statistically different. Differences in preferences share estimates resulting from the presentation of questions has the potential to influence marketing, retailing, and other decisions. [EconLit citations: C83, M31, Q13]
      PubDate: 2017-10-24T21:05:45.137277-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21527
  • Efficiency of Egyptian organic agriculture: A local maximum likelihood
    • Authors: Bouali Guesmi; Teresa Serra, Amr Radwan, José María Gil
      Abstract: Productive efficiency analysis is a relevant tool that can be used to evaluate differences in the performance between conventional and organic farms. Such study is important for the assessment of the economic viability of these two agricultural systems. Although the existing research has widely used the stochastic frontier methodology and the data envelopment analysis nonparametric approach to assess farming performance, the use of the local maximum likelihood (LML) approach proposed by Kumbhakar et al. is scarce. This study represents the first analysis that compares the efficiency levels of organic and conventional farms in Egypt. To do so, we apply LML methods to cross-sectional, farm-level data collected from a sample of 60 Egyptian farms. Results suggest that performance of organic farmers is slightly better than performance of their conventional counterparts. Further, we find a positive relationship between technical efficiency and farm size. [EconLit citations: C14, Q12, D24].
      PubDate: 2017-09-20T23:25:42.359016-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21520
  • Genetically modified labeling: The role of consumers’ trust and
    • Authors: Karen Lewis DeLong; Carola Grebitus
      Abstract: Despite the USDA’s genetically modified (GM) regulatory approval process, many U.S. consumers still want GM foods labeled. Therefore, this research identifies how individuals’ trust in the ability of institutions to ensure the safety of food, their personality, and their demographics affects their desire for GM foods to be labeled. A survey was administered to 566 consumers to elicit their desire for GM labeling of sugar and sugar in soft drinks. Results of a bivariate ordered probit model suggest that less conscientious individuals, males, and individuals who have a greater trust in food manufacturers and the government to ensure the safety of food are less likely to desire GM labeling. Cluster analysis further identified market segments of individuals based on their level of desire for GM labeling. Results are informative to policy makers and GM technology participants. [EconLit Citations: Q18]
      PubDate: 2017-09-14T22:15:41.217857-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21521
  • Financial behavior of cooperatives and investor-owned firms: An empirical
           analysis of the Spanish fruit and vegetable sector
    • Authors: MCarmen Martínez-Victoria; Narciso Arcas Lario, Mariluz Maté Sánchez Val
      Abstract: A partial adjustment model was formulated to compare financial ratios between cooperatives and investor-owned firms from a dynamic perspective. Empirical results from a sample of Spanish fruit and vegetable firms for the period between 2009 and 2012 reveal different adjustment processes of current, debt, and return on assets ratios between cooperatives and IOFs. We find significant differences between these firms, with slower adjustment rates for current and debt ratios in cooperatives. These findings may arise from the weakness associated with ownership structure in cooperatives, which reduces their adjustment processes compared to those of IOFs. The identification of differences in adjustment processes between cooperatives and IOFs may provide us with additional information regarding the specific management characteristics of these agri-food firms, thus identifying those firms that are most dependent on external market conditions. [EconLit citations: C33, G30, Q13].
      PubDate: 2017-08-24T04:46:50.973641-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21513
  • Economic feasibility of Campylobacter-reduced chicken: Do consumers have
           high willingness to pay'
    • Authors: Yukichika Kawata; Masahide Watanabe
      Abstract: We apply a choice experiment to estimate additional willingness to pay for Campylobacter-reduced chicken compared with normal chicken. We select Japanese consumers as an example because Japan is the world's largest chicken importer. The additional willingness to pay is estimated to be 38.87 JPY (about 0.39 USD)/150 g (when food poisoning levels reduced from 1/500 to 1/1,000) and 80.29 JPY (about 0.80 USD)/150 g (1/2,000). These values are high enough to cover additional associated costs, implying that producers’ spontaneous provision of Campylobacter-reduced chicken is feasible. Our study is the first to confirm this fact. In addition, we elucidate consumers’ characteristics that push up additional willingness to pay, thereby drawing useful implications for promoting safer chicken. Good progress in providing safer chicken in Japan would create more global business opportunities for companies and might trigger expansion of pathogen-reduced table meat worldwide. [EconLit citations: Q13, Q18]
      PubDate: 2017-06-23T02:10:57.260854-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21512
  • If you brew it, who will come' Market segments in the U.S. beer market
    • Authors: Trey Malone; Jayson L. Lusk
      Abstract: This article uses data collected from a large number of representative United States beer drinkers to identify potential market segments through consumers' taste perceptions of various beer brands. We use several well-established marketing research methods to show that distinctive segments of the beer market underlie aggregate demand for craft beer. Using exploratory factor analysis, we find that consumers tend to group beers by two underlying factors of taste. We then use cluster analysis to provide a description of how market segments are influenced by brand familiarity. Overall, this article highlights consumer heterogeneity in the modern U.S. beer market and provides an example of how one might use primary data to analyze segmentation in a growing but highly competitive market. [EconLit citations: : C83, M3, Q1]
      PubDate: 2017-06-13T23:25:28.41094-05:0
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21511
  • The use of a hybrid latent class approach to identify consumer segments
           and market potential for organic products in Nigeria
    • Authors: Muhammad Bello; Awudu Abdulai
      Abstract: Using data from a hypothetical stated preference survey conducted in Nigeria, we show how the relative importance that consumers attach to organic products’ attributes varies strongly as a function of underlying attitudes. We specify a latent class structure that allows us to jointly analyze responses to stated choice and assignment to latent classes, while avoiding measurement error problems. Our results reveal that consumers are willing to pay premium for both health and environmental gains achieved through organic production systems, although their quantitative valuation is higher for the health concerns. Furthermore, we note that individuals with stronger preferences for organic products tend to attach a global value to the certification program, whereas the valuation tends to be more restrictive among respondents that prioritize the status quo option (conventional alternative). We also observe that differences in respondents’ geographic location and level of awareness of organic food production characteristics (prior to the survey) have significant impact on consumers’ choices.[EconLit citations: D12, Q13, Q18, Q56]
      PubDate: 2017-03-08T03:00:56.15789-05:0
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21506
  • Using labeled choice experiments to analyze demand structure and market
           position among seafood products
    • Authors: Nguyen Tien Thong; Hans Stubbe Solgaard, Wolfgang Haider, Eva Roth, Lars Ravn-Jonsen
      Abstract: Understanding market competition and consumer preferences are important first steps in developing a business. In a competitive market, the effectiveness of the various elements of a firm's marketing mix depends not only on the absolute value of each element but also on the relative values of the elements with respect to the firm's position in the market. In this paper, we analyze the demand structure and market positions of a variety of seafood products in the French retail market. We used a labeled choice experiment to analyze 12 seafood species. The choice options were labeled by the names of the seafood, providing researchers the opportunity to analyze the competitive interactions among the species. Competitive clout and vulnerability measures were estimated for each species as summary measures of species competition. These measures were calculated from cross- and own-elasticities and reveal that salmon and cod have the strongest market position, while monkfish and pangasius have the weakest. In general, the demand for seafood is moderately sensitive to price (market elasticity of −1.31). Large size and low-income households, female consumers, people in the age range 35–44 years, and self-employed consumers are the most sensitive to price. Four segments were identified and described in terms of both consumer characteristics and preferences. Our results are meaningful for producers and retailers to develop marketing strategies and production plans. [EconLit citations: D12, M21, Q13].
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T22:55:55.713505-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21504
  • Influence of brand equity on the price premium for private labels in fresh
           produce: A contingent valuation survey
    • Authors: Kiyotaka Masuda; Shohei Kushiro
      Abstract: In recent years, premium private labels for fresh produce grown with reduced use of synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers have been developed by Japanese general merchandise stores. In this paper, the brand equity factors that affect willingness to pay (WTP) for private label vegetables are identified using the contingent valuation method. We consider four key dimensions of brand equity, namely brand awareness, brand loyalty, perceived quality, and brand associations. We find that brand loyalty factors based on the psychology of consumers who seek value-added vegetables with health and safety characteristics have the largest effect on the WTP premium. Providing shoppers with clear information about the key product attributes of reduced use of synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers is particularly important to generate brand equity for private label vegetables. [EconLit citations: Q130, M310].
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T22:55:33.774536-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21498
  • Consumers’ willingness to pay for edamame with a genetically
           modified label
    • Authors: Elijah Wolfe; Michael Popp, Claudia Bazzani, Rodolfo M. Nayga, Diana Danforth, Jennie Popp, Pengyin Chen, Han-Seok Seo
      Abstract: Results from a sensory test of edamame, which is soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) harvested near the end of the pod filling stage, followed by a non-hypothetical auction, and finally a questionnaire were used to determine WTP for GM labeled edamame in comparison to unlabeled and non-GM labeled edamame. The results showed a significant price premium for non-GM edamame even though overall sensory impression did not differ between GM and non-GM edamame. Interestingly unlabeled and GM labeled edamame bids were similar suggesting that consumers wanted to be informed. Preconceived consumer notions appeared to play a role as did knowledge, opinion, income, and consumption frequency in subsamples of respondents. Labeling edamame is in the interest of producers as all edamame produced in the U.S. is non-GM.
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T22:55:29.70733-05:0
      DOI: 10.1002/agr.21505
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