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The formation of new industries is an important economic phenomenon, and a driving force that propels industrial development and heralds economic growth. It is important to understand the fundamentals of new industry development in order to understand how industries start and grow. This is the...
A retrospective revised net revenue, partial equilibrium, linear programming model is developed for feedgrain trade between Alberta and eleven north west states of the United States. The model is run under six different policy scenarios over a five years period, 1984 to 1988. Alberta is divided...
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...
In 1995 interprovincial beef exports accounted for 57% of Alberta beef production, while international beef exports only represented 24%. Quebec accounted for approximately 50% of the interprovincial beef exports from Alberta and 28% of Alberta beef production. The Quebec beef market has four...
Integrating Food Policy with Growing Health and Wellness Concerns: An Analytical Literature Review of the Issues Affecting Government, Industry, and Civil SocietyDownload
A recent letter to the editor in The Edmonton Journal ended with the question, \"How many more needless death?\" [\"More Wheat, Less Rye,\" Edmonton Journal, p. A13 (17 January 2005)] The letter was not addressing the violence in Darfur, distribution of pharmaceuticals, or AIDS -- it was a...
This report examines market opportunities in British Columbia for Alberta produced table potatoes. The report also seeks (1) to assess the cost competitiveness of the Alberta table potato sector, compared with costs of potato production in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest (PNW) of the...
The organic industry in Canada is growing and Alberta organic grain producers have expressed a concern that the marketing system for organic grains in Alberta is poorly organized. This poorly organized system may hinder producers from optimizing market potential. This paper assesses different...
Reflecting Productivity Losses due to Erosion in Physical and Financial Accounts for Agricultural SoilsDownload
The paper describes an approach to estimating the long-term impact of soil erosion, and applies that approach to data from the Province of Alberta, Canada. This paper relies upon a soil classification system established in Canada, known as the Canada Land Inventory (CLI). It also employs...
This study examines the nature of Supply Chain Management (SCM) in the Canadian barley industry, economic theories related to SCM, identifies SCM drivers and reviews the Canadian barley marketing system. Two surveys were conducted; one on the feed barley segment of the market; another on the malt...