Browsing CANRP Research Briefs by Author "Hanson, Jim"
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- ItemMaking Grassroot Agricultural Auctions Work(CANRP, 2012-06-08) Tubene, Stephan; Hanson, JimLarge retailers often prefer to buy produce from large farms, leaving the owners of smaller farms in search of alternative markets. Drs. Stephan Tubene and Jim Hanson of the University of Maryland took a close look at the ways in which Pennsylvania farmers have been using wholesale produce auctions to sustain and increase their local markets.
- ItemSimulated Trading for Maryland’s Nitrogen Loadings in the Chesapeake Bay: A Policy Overlook(CANRP, 2012-04-13) Hanson, Jim; McConnell, TedJim Hanson and Ted McConnell looked at whether decreasing nutrients into the Bay could cost less if trading is permitted. Rather than having the sewage treatment plants install new technology (high cost), these sewage plants could pay farmers to plant more cover crops (low cost) to meet the nitrogen loading goals.