Agricultural & Resource Economics
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(2016)This dissertation focuses on the greenhouse and nursery industry in the United States. Two major issues are explored: irrigation and plant disease. The first two essays examine wireless soil-moisture sensor networks, an ...
(2016)In this dissertation I quantify residential behavior response to interventions designed to reduce electricity demand at different periods of the day. In the first chapter, I examine the effect of information provision ...
(2016-05-11)The 2014 Farm Bill authorized USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) to develop a new type of revenue insurance product: Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP). WFRP provides a risk management tool for all commodities on farms ...
(2015-09)Highlights the results of a survey conducted in the summer of 2014 by Maryland Department of Ag looking at the use of contracts and other risk management tools utilized by CSA operators in Maryland. The report also ...