2018 Research Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles

Abkari, S.M.R., M. Ghorbani, M. Reed, and N. Shahnoushi. (2018). “Designing a Meta-Synthesis Model of affecting Drivers of Land Use Changes by Systematic Review of Previous Studies.” Journal of Applied Business and Economics 20:11-28.

Alamri, Y. and T.B. Mark. (2018). "Functions of Wheat Supply and Demand in Saudi Arabia." Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development," 4:372-380.

Alamri, Y, and S. Saghaian. (2018). “Measuring the Intensity of Competition among Rice Exporters to Saudi Arabia.” International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 8:355-366.

Batte, M.T., W.A. Dick, N.R. Fausey, D.C. Flanagan, J.M. Gonzalez, R. Islam, R. Reeder, T.T. VanToai, and D.B. Watts. (2018). “Cover Crops and Gypsum Applications: Soybean and Corn Yield and Profitability Impacts.” Journal of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, pp. 43-67.

Chen, B., S. Saghaian, and Y. Zheng. (2018). “Organic Labelling, Private Label, and U.S. Household Demand for Fluid Milk”, Applied Economics 50:3039–3050.

Davis, T.D., T.B. Mark, and J. Shepherd. (2018). “Using Case Farms to Teach Farm, Financial and Risk Management Concepts to Western Kentucky Grain Farmers.” Journal of Extension, Vol 56, February, online.

Davis, T.D., T.B. Mark, and J. Shepherd. (2018). “Simulating the Value of Crop Insurance and Pre-Harvest Marketing.” Journal of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, pp. 157-172.

Darbandi, E. and S. Saghaian. (2018). “Beef Consumption Reduction and Climate Change Mitigation.” International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics 6:49-61.

Darbandi, E. and S. Saghaian. (2018). “Price Transmission Differences between Conventional and Organic Products.”  Journal of Advances in Economics and Finance, 3:135-140.

Dvorak, J., Jordan Shockley, Ricky Mason, and Samuel McNeil. (2018). “Modelling the Costs Associated with High-Moisture Grain for Mobile Apps.” Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, forthcoming.

Hansen, C.R. and J. C. Stowe (2018). “Determinants of Weanling Thoroughbred Auction Prices.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 50:48-63.

Hansen, C., J. C. Stowe, and S. Saghaian. (2018). “How Determinants of Thoroughbred Stud Fees Change over Time: A Hedonic Price Approach.” Journal of Agribusiness 36:89-108.

Kusunose, Y. and K.E. Rignall. (2018). “The long-term development impacts of international migration remittances for sending households: evidence from Morocco.” Migration and Development, online.

Lim, K.H., M. Vassalos, and M. Reed. (2018). “Point-of-Sales Specific Willingness to Pay for Quality-Differentiated Beef.” Sustainability 10:2560.

Mohammadi, H., S. Saghaian, H. Aghasafari, and M. Aminizadeh. (2018). “Assessing the Effective Factors on Agricultural Intra Industry Trade between Iran and Asian Trading Partners.” Agricultural Economics (Iran) 12:135-153.

Nemati, M., W. Hu, and M. Reed. (2018). “Are Free Trade Agreements Good for the Environment? A Panel Data Analysis.” Review of Development Economics 20:1-19

Nemati, M. and S. Saghaian. (2018). “Dynamics of Price Adjustment in Qualitatively Differentiated U.S. Markets: The Case of Organic and Conventional Apples,” Journal of Agribusiness 36:1-20.

Owusu-Amankwah, G., Y. Kusunose, J.T. Mullins, N. Sulemana, K. Yussif, V. Tackie-Ofosu. (2018). "Willingness of rural and peri-urban woman smallholder farmers to participate in home-grown school feeding farming contracts in Ghana." Journal of Business Diversity, forthcoming.

Rignall, K.E. and Y. Kusunose. (2018). “Governing livelihood and land use transitions: The role of customary tenure in southeastern Morocco.” Land Use Policy, 78:91-103.

Ronaghi, M., S. Saghaian, M. Reed, and H. Mohammadi. (2018). “The Impact of the Agricultural Sector in Developing Countries that Produce Natural Gas on Greenhouse Gas Emissions.” International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics 6:53-69.

Rossi, J., T. Woods, and A. Davis (2018) “The Local Food System Vitality Index.” Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 8:137-158.

Saghaian, S. and H. Mohammadi. (2018). “Factors Affecting Frequency of Fast Food Consumption.” Journal of Food Distribution Research 49:22-29.

Saghaian, S., M. Nemati, C. Walters, and B. Chen. (2018). “Asymmetric Price Volatility Transmission between U.S. Biofuel, Corn, and Oil Markets.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 43:46-60.

Seok, J.H., G. Kim, M. Reed, and S. Kim. (2018). “The Impact of Avian Influenza on the Korean Egg Market: Who Benefited?” Journal of Policy Modeling. 40:151-65.

Seok, J.H., H. Moon, G. Kim and M. Reed. (2018) “Is Aging the Important Factor for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Korea? Evidence from the Relationship between Aging and Farm Technical Efficiency.” Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and Wildlife 10:2137. 

Seok, J.H., S. Saghaian, and M. Reed. (2018). “The ‘Signaling Effect’ and the Impact of High Maximum Residue Limit Standards on U.S. Vegetable Exports.” Economic Analysis and Policy 59:150-159.

Shockley, J.M., J. Dvorak, R. Mason, and S. McNeill. (2018). “The Process and Lessons Learned from Developing a Farm Management Mobile App - A Case Study of Grain Transportation.” Journal of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, pp. 68-89.

Sun, L., M. Qi, and M. Reed. (2018). “The Effects of Soybean Trade Policies on the Domestic Soybean Market in China during the Food Crisis.” China Agricultural Economic Review 10:372-85.

Tack, J.B., K.H. Coble, and B.J. Barnett. (2018). “Warming Temperatures will Likely Induce Higher Premium Rates and Government Outlays for the US Crop Insurance Program.” Agricultural Economics 49:635-647.

Yehouenou, L., B.J. Barnett, A. Harri, and K.H. Coble. (2018). “STAX Appeal?” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 40:563-584.

Zarebanadkoki, S., M. Nemati, and Y. Zheng. (2018). “A Systematic Review of Consumer Preference for E-Cigarette Attributes: Flavor, Nicotine Strength, and Type”, PloS One 13(3): e0194145.


Book Chapters

Griffin, T.W., J.M. Shockley, and T. Mark. “Economics of Precision Farming.”  Precision Agriculture Basics, Ed. D.K. Shannon, D.E. Clay and N.R. Kitchen.  ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, 2018. Madison, WI. pp. 221-230. doi:10.2134/precisionagbasics.2016.0098.

Lim, K., W. Hu, L. Maynard*, and E. Goddard. Interpersonal and Institutional Trust Effects on Country of Origin Preference. Chapter 13, pp. 188-202 IN: S. Matsumoto and T. Otsuki, eds., Consumer Perception of Food Attributes. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl.

Mark, T.B., and W. Snell. “Hemp Economics.” Forthcoming (Book Chapter)

Odening, M., G. Filler, B. Barnett, K. von Witzke, O. Mußhoff, J. Möllmann, M. Michels. 2018. “Agrarpolitische Optionen zur Reduzierung von Preis- und Ertragsrisiken (Agricultural Options to Reduce Price and Income Risks).” In Innovative Agrarpolitik nach 2020 (Innovative Agricultural Policy after 2020), Frankfurt am Main: Rentenbank.

Reed, M. and S. Saghaian. (2018). “Macroeconomic Issues in Agricultural Economics.” In Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Economics. Editors Cramer, G.L., K.P. Paudel, and A. Schmitz, Chapter 22:399-411.


Other Research Publications

Holcomb, R.B., C.L. Neill, J. Lelekacs, M. Velandia, T.A. Woods, H.L. Goodwin, and R.L. Rainey (2018), “A Local Food System Glossary: A Rose by Any Other Name”, Choices 33(3) http://www.choicesmagazine.org/choices-magazine/theme-articles/the-promise-expectations-and-remaining-questions-about-local-foods/a-local-food-system-glossary-a-rose-by-any-other-name

Rossi, J. and L. Meyer (2018). “Beyond Farmers Markets – Local Food Opportunities in Southeastern Kentucky’s Retail and Institutional Industry”.  Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, March.

Rossi, J. and Woods, T. (2018). Diet-Related Medical Expenditure Impacts of a CSA Voucher Program. AEC Staff Paper #497, November. 

Thilmany, D. and T.A. Woods (2018), “Local Food Coming of Age: The Evolution of the Local Brand, Policy Initiatives and Role of Direct Markets in the Agriculture Portfolio”, Choices 33(3) http://www.choicesmagazine.org/choices-magazine/theme-articles/the-promise-expectations-and-remaining-questions-about-local-foods/local-food-coming-of-age-the-evolution-of-the-local-brand-policy-initiatives-and-role-of-direct-markets-in-the-agriculture-portfolio

Woods, T. and D. Thilmany (2018), “Engaging Consumers in the Dynamic Local Foods Marketplace”, Choices 33(3) http://www.choicesmagazine.org/choices-magazine/theme-articles/engaging-consumers-in-the-dynamic-local-foods-marketplace/engaging-consumers-in-the-dynamic-local-foods-marketplace

Woods, T., A. Asgari, and J. Rossi (2018), “Trust Signals and Legitimacy in Local Products for Local Markets”, Choices 33(3) http://www.choicesmagazine.org/choices-magazine/theme-articles/engaging-consumers-in-the-dynamic-local-foods-marketplace/trust-signals-and-legitimacy-in-local-products-for-local-markets