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Babcock, Bruce A. (Bruce Alan)

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Works: 141 works in 215 publications in 1 language and 691 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 )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 145 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
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

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

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

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 10 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

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 8 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
Crop-based biofuel production under acreage constraints and uncertainty by Mindy L Mallory( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 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 )

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

Impact of high crop prices on environmental quality : a case of Iowa and the Conservation Reserve Program by Silvia Secchi( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 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

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

Livestock revenue insurance by Chad E Hart( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 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

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
Investment in cellulosic biofuel refineries : do renewable identification numbers matter? by Ruiqing Miao( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A floor and trade policy in Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) is the market mechanism by which U.S. biofuel consumption mandates are met. A conceptual model is developed to study the impact of RINs on stimulating investment in cellulosic biofuel refineries. In a two-period framework, we compare the first-period investment level (FIL) in three scenarios: (1) laissez-faire, (2) RINs under a nonwaivable mandate (NWM) policy, and (3) RINs under a waivable mandate (WM) policy. Results show that when firm-level marginal costs are constants, then RINs under WM policy do not stimulate FIL but they do increase the expected profit of more efficient investors. When firm-level marginal costs are not constants, however, RINs under WM policy stimulate FIL. RINs under NWM policy may or may not stimulate FIL, depending on the distribution of second-period cellulosic biofuel prices and on firm-level marginal costs
Temporal and spatial evaluation of soil conservation policies by P. G Lakshminarayan( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 5 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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