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Babcock, Bruce A. (Bruce Alan)

Overview
Works: 135 works in 207 publications in 1 language and 683 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HD1437, 368.121
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce A Babcock
Risk management and the environment : agriculture in perspective by Bruce A Babcock( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risk Management and the Environment: Agriculture in Perspective is a modern academic work that seeks to bring out both to the private and the policy sectors the importance of risk management in relation to the envi ronment in agriculture, as the world moves towards freer markets. Many efforts were pooled together in making this book. Three years ago, an attempt was made by one of the editors to get a project on 'Agri cultural Risk Management and Sustainabilty' (ARMAS) funded by the European Commission. Probably deeming the proposal as prematurely novel for Europe, the Commission's screening experts abandoned its evaluation. Following that experience it became apparent that the literature on the theme ought to be strengthened and emphasized through a book by a well known publishing house. The editorial team was formed relatively quickly and an invitation to known experts in the field for contributions was issued. Subsequently, Kluwer Academic Publishers, evaluated an edited volume proposal package, and final revisions were made prior to submitting the entire manuscript for publication. We are gratefully acknowledging the moral support of several individu als as well as the patience of our publishers
Biotechnology and pest resistance : an economic assessment of refuges by Terrance M Hurley( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resource or waste? : the economics of swine manure storage and management by Ronald A Fleming( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The budgetary and resource allocation effects of revenue assurance by David A Hennessy( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geographical indications and property rights : protecting value-added agricultural products by Bruce A Babcock( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using Distillers Grains in the U.S. and International Livestock and Poultry Industries( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The choice of tillage, rotation, and soil testing practices : economic and environmental implications by JunJie Wu( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renewing CRP : results from a study of alternative targeting criteria by Bruce A Babcock( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optimal soil sampling under a geostatistical model by Gregory R Pautsch( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impacts of agricultural practices and policies on potential nitrate water pollution in the midwest and northern plains of the United States by JunJie Wu( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Livestock revenue insurance by Chad E Hart( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nonlinear offset program to reduce nitrous oxide emissions induced by excessive nitrogen application by Francisco Rosas( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On average, U.S. farmers choose to apply nitrogen fertilizer at a rate that exceeds the ex post agronomically optimal rate. The technology underlying the yield response to nitrogen rewards producers who over apply in years when rainfall is excessive. The overapplication of nutrients has negative environmental consequences because the nitrogen that is not taken up by the plant will typically volatilize causing N2O emissions, or leach causing water pollution. We present a nonlinear offset program that induces farmers to reduce their nitrogen applications to the level that will be consumed by the plant in a typical year and, as a result, reduce N2O emissions from agriculture. The offset program is nonlinear because of the nonlinear relationship between N2O and nitrogen application rates. We assume that the farmer solves an expected utility maximization problem, choosing the optimal nitrogen application rate. The key contribution is a set of simulations that shows that modest offset payments will induce participation in the program and will have a significant impact on both expected and actual N2O emissions without having a significant impact on actual or expected yields. We also find that more risk-averse farmers will reduce emissions by a greater amount than less risk-averse farmers. Finally, we show the distribution of emission reductions induced by this nonlinear offset scheme
Provision of a safety net for U.S. agriculture by Bruce A Babcock( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optimal information acquisition under a geostatistical model by Gregory R Pautsch( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whole-farm revenue insurance for crop and livestock producers by Bruce A Babcock( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estimating non-linear weather impacts on corn yield : a Bayesian approach by Tian Yu( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We estimate impacts of rainfall and temperature on corn yields by fitting a linear spline model with endogenous thresholds. Using Gibbs sampling and the Metropolis - Hastings algorithm, we simultaneously estimate the thresholds and other model parameters. A hierarchical structure is applied to capture county-specific factors determining corn yields. Results indicate that impacts of both rainfall and temperature are nonlinear and asymmetric in most states. Yield is concave in both weather variables. Corn yield decreases significantly when temperature increases beyond a certain threshold, and when the amount of rainfall decreases below a certain threshold. Flooding is another source of yield loss in some states. A moderate amount of heat is beneficial to corn yield in northern states, but not in other states. Both the levels of the thresholds and the magnitudes of the weather effects are estimated to be different across states in the Corn Belt
Moving from uniform to variable fertilizer rates on Iowa corn : effects on rates and returns by Bruce A Babcock( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why can't U.S. beef compete in the European Union? by Roxanne L Clemens( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The value of weather information in agriculture by Bruce A Babcock( )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethanol, mandates, and drought : insights from a stochastic equilibrium model of the U.S. corn market by Lihong Lu McPhail( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outlook for U.S. corn markets is inextricably linked to what happens to the U.S. ethanol industry, which depends, in turn, on the level of government subsidies and mandates. We develop a stochastic partial equilibrium model to simulate outcomes for the corn market for the 2008/09 marketing year to gain insight into these linkages. The model includes five stochastic variables that are major contributors to corn price volatility: planted acreage, corn yield, export demand, gasoline prices, and capacity of the ethanol industry. Our results indicate that integration of gasoline and corn markets has increased corn price volatility and that the passage of the expanded ethanol mandates in the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) has had modest effects on corn prices. Model results indicate an expected average marketing year price of $4.97 per bushel and a price volatility of 17.5% without the 10 billion gallon EISA mandate but with maintenance of the $0.51 per gallon tax credit. Imposition of the mandate increases the expected price by 7.1% and price volatility by 12.1%. The effects of the mandate are modest as ethanol production would average 9.5 billion gallons without the mandate because of high gasoline prices. The mandate is binding with a probability of 37.8%, which indicates that an additional tax or subsidy will be needed to ensure that the mandate is met. High corn prices caused by drought can cause the mandate to bind. Fixing 2008 corn yields at extreme drought levels increases expected corn prices to $6.59 per bushel without a mandate and to $7.99 per bushel with the EISA mandate. An average additional subsidy of $0.73 per gallon of ethanol would be needed to ensure that the mandate is met in this drought scenario. Elimination of the current blenders tax credit would result in the mandate not being met in all cases. On average, a subsidy of $0.41 per gallon would ensure that ethanol production is at least 10 billion gallons in the 2008/09 marketing year
 
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Risk management and the environment : agriculture in perspective
Alternative Names
Babcock, B. A.

Babcock, Bruce

Bruce Babcock American professor

Bruce Babcock Amerikaans professor

Bruce Babcock US-amerikanischer Agrarökonom

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English (58)

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