Benefits from Bt Cotton Use by Smallholder Farmers in South Africa

Benefits from Bt Cotton Use by Smallholder Farmers in South Africa

Yousouf IsmaelResearcher, Agricultural and Food Economics, University of Reading, Berkshire, UKRichard BennettSenior Lecturer, Agricultural Economics; Director, Agricultural Economics and Policy Research Group, University of Reading, Berkshire, UKStephen MorseReader in Development Studies, Department of Geography, University of Reading, Berkshire, UK This paper describes…

Focus Group Reactions to Genetically Modified Food Labels

Focus Group Reactions to Genetically Modified Food Labels

Mario F. TeislAssociate Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Policy, University of MaineLynn HalversonVice President, MACRO InternationalKelly O’BrienAssociate Scientist, Department of Resource Economics and Policy, University of MaineBrian RoeAssistant Professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental an Development Economics, Ohio State UniversityNancy RossAssistant Professor,…

Efficiency of Alternative Technologies and Cultural Practices for Cotton in Georgia

Efficiency of Alternative Technologies and Cultural Practices for Cotton in Georgia

Clayton W. WardCounty Extension Agent, University of GeorgiaArchie FlandersPost-Doctoral Associate, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of GeorgiaOlga IsengildinaVisiting Scholar, University of Illinois at Champaign-UrbanaFred C. WhiteD.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia Transgenic cotton…

A Tale of Two Mergers: What We Can Learn from Agricultural  Biotechnology Event Studies

A Tale of Two Mergers: What We Can Learn from Agricultural Biotechnology Event Studies

John L. KingEconomist, United States Department of Agriculture Economics Research ServiceNorbert L.W. WilsonAssistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Auburn UniversityAnwar NaseemResearch Associate, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Rutgers University This study employs event study analysis to examine…

Biotechnology’s Future Benefits: Prediction or Promise?

Biotechnology’s Future Benefits: Prediction or Promise?


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Jeffrey BurkhardtProfessor, Agriculture and Naural Resource Ethics and Policy, Food and Resource Economics Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida Much current research and development (R&D) in agricultural biotechnology is focused on the so-called “next generation” of biotech. There…

Economic Impacts Associated with Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rBST) Use: Comment

Economic Impacts Associated with Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rBST) Use: Comment

Willard C. LosingerConsultant, Losinger Economic Consulting Services The article “Economic Impacts Associated with Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rBST) Use,” which appeared in AgBioForum 3(2&3), merits somewhat closer scrutiny. The article was based on a pair of regression models which Ott and Rendleman (2000)…

Economic Impacts Associated With Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rBST) Use: Reply

Economic Impacts Associated With Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rBST) Use: Reply

Stephen L. OttAgricultural Economist, Centers for Epidemiology and Animal HealthC. Matthew RendlemanAssociate Professor, Department of Agribusiness Economics, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Losinger’s criticism of our paper pertains to the following key points: the use of national estimates, the functional form employed, making multiple…