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Babcock, Bruce A. (Bruce Alan)

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Works: 135 works in 207 publications in 1 language and 690 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
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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 149 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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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
Are U.S. corn and soybeans becoming more drought tolerant? by Tian Yu( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An objective drought index that measures the dry and hot conditions adversely affecting crop yields is used in a regression analysis to test whether corn and soybeans have become more drought tolerant. Results indicate that corn yield losses from a drought of a given severity, whether measured in quantity terms or as a percentage of mean yield, have decreased over time. The null hypothesis that the absolute level of soybean yield losses due to drought has changed cannot be rejected. But soybean yield losses in percentage terms have decreased over time. Because drought is the primary cause of yield loss in the U.S. crop insurance program and because U.S. crop insurance rates assume that percentage yield losses are constant over time, these results indicate that U.S. crop insurance rates in the Corn Belt are too high
Steady supplies or stockpiles? : demand for corn-based distillers grains by the U.S. beef industry by Roxanne L Clemens( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The projected expansion in U.S. corn-based ethanol production over the next several years has created concern that large surpluses of distillers grains may result. Most of the distillers grains currently being produced are consumed by the domestic livestock and poultry industries, especially the beef industry. A recent study by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development projects that the U.S. ethanol industry could produce between 40 million and 88 million metric tons of distillers grains (dry matter basis) per year by 2011. The proportion of these distillers grains that would need to be consumed by the beef industry to prevent surpluses poses questions about how much distillers grains can be included in beef rations, the effects of feeding distillers grains on beef quality, and how current consumption patterns are likely to change as production of distillers grains increases. As more data from feeding trials have become available, a better understanding of the benefits and effects of feeding distillers grains is emerging. In this paper, we use results from a recent USDA producer survey about co-product use in beef production to project how current patterns of use are likely to change as the volume and availability of distillers dried grains increases. We then review recent results from feeding trials using distillers grains in beef rations, including nutritional value and effects on live animal performance and beef quality. Finally, we discuss some of the new technologies being used to improve distillers grains as a ration ingredient and present some general conclusions
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

Livestock revenue insurance by Chad E Hart( Book )

2 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

 
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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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