Project Reports (Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology)
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- 3Bauer, Leonard
- 3Novak, Frank
- 1Armstrong, Glen W.
- 1Gill, Dhara S.
- 1Jeffrey, Scott
- 1Lacuna-Richman, Celeste
This project has examined after tax gross margin net present values accruing to Alberta wheat farmers under three fertilizer and crop rotation systems; a fixed rotation traditional fertilizer system, a static economic fertilizer decision system within a fixed rotation, and a static economic...
Assessment of the Effect of the Policy Environment on Farm Decision-Making: Aggregate Acreage Response in the Canadian Prairies Under the Western Grains Stabilization ProgramDownload
An aggregate acreage supply model for the Canadian prairie provinces is estimated under the assumption that farmers base acreage allocation decisions on the rational ex-ante expectation and variance of net per hectare revenue. In order to account directly for the effects of government...
Economic Evaluation of Manure Management and Farm Gate Applications : A Literature Review of Environmental and Economic Aspects of Manure Management in Alberta's Livestock SectorsDownload
Livestock operations in Alberta have a significant impact on the economy. Manure is a by-product of livestock production. The review of the science on manure examined the environmental impacts of manure. These impacts include water pollution, air pollution, climate change, and soil degradation....
The majority of calf production in Alberta occurs in conjunction with grain growing enterprises. This study hypothesized that a major reason for this occurrence is the risk reduction opportunities which arise from on farm \"portfolios\" of grain and cattle. Annual rates of return were calculated...
A central role of the farm operator, and one that determines the ability of the operator to cope with uncertainty, is the making of decisions. The situations which necessitate decisions on the farm are complicated by the dual nature of the farm household which encompasses two separate, yet...