2019 Research Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles

Alizadeh, P., H. Mohammadi, N. Shahnoushi, S. Saghaian, and A. Pooya. Investigating Factors Affecting Import Demand for Meat and Livestock Inputs in Iran. Agricultural Economics (Iran)  13:1-28.

Alizadeh, P., H. Mohammadi, N. Shahnoushi, S. Saghaian, and A. Pooya. Evaluating Cost Structure and Economies of Scale of Beef Cattle Fattening Farms in Mashhad City. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology (Iran) 21:1753-1766.

Bagh, A. and Y. Kusunose.  On the economic value of signals. The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics. Published online: doi: 10.1515/bejte2018-0191.

Bar, T., and Y. Zheng. Choosing Certifiers: Evidence from the British Retail Consortium Food Safety Standard. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 101:74-88.

Brown, R., N. Zau, J.M. ShockleyS. Buck. The Project Manager / Private Contractor Approach to Group Assignments. Applied Economics Teaching Resources 1:64-73.

Brown, R., N. Zau, J.M. ShockleyS. Buck. An Authentic Learning Approach to Group Assignments: An Analysis of Student Attitudes. Applied Economics Teaching Resources 1:1-13.

Chen, B., S. Saghaian, and T.B. Mark. Substitute or Complementary: Relationship between U.S. Farmers’ Adoption of Organic Farming and Direct Marketing. British Food Journal 122:531-546.

Dolecheck, K.A., M. Overton, T.B. Mark, and J.M. Bewley. Estimating the Value of Infectious or Non-Infectious Lameness Prevention Strategies with Dairy Farms, as Influenced by Foot Disorders Incidence Rates and Prevention Effectiveness. Journal of Dairy Science 102:731-741.

Dolecheck, K.A., M. Overton, T.B. Mark, and J.M. Bewley. Use of a Stochastic Simulation Model to Estimate the Cost Per Case of Digital Dermatitis, Sole Ulcer, and White Line Disease by Parity Group and Incidence Timing. Journal of Dairy Science 102:715-730.

Doster, Howard, G. Ibendahl, N. Thompson, and T.B. Mark. Surprise Moment Management.  Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 2019:132-135.

Ederington, J., J. Minier, and C.J. Stowe. Risk and Discrimination. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy. Published online: doi: 10.1515/bejeap-2017-0204

Kusunose, Y., L. X. Ma, and D. A. Van Sanford. User responses to imperfect forecasts: findings from an experiment with Kentucky wheat farmers. Weather, Climate, and Society 11:791-808.

Lawani, A., M. Reed, T. Mark, and Y. Zheng. Reviews and Price on Online Platforms: Evidence from Sentiment Analysis of Airbnb Reviews in Boston. Regional Science and Urban Economics 75:22-34.

Nemati, M., Y. Zheng, and W. Hu. ISO-14001 Standard and Firms’ Environmental Performance: Evidence from the U.S. Transportation Equipment Manufacturers, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 44:422-438.

Peake, M.D., K. H. Burdine, T. B. Mark, and B. M. Goff. Factors Affecting Hay Prices at Auction. A Hedonic Analysis. Agronomy Journal. 111:736-740.

Plant, E. and C.J. Stowe. Is Moneyball relevant on the racetrack? A New Approach to Evaluating Future Racehorses. Journal of Sports Economics 20:428-447.

Shockley, J.M., C.R. Dillon, and S.A. Shearer. An Economic Feasibility Assessment of Autonomous Field Machinery in Grain Crop Production. Precision Agriculture 20:1068-1085.

Tack, J.B., K.H. Coble, R. Johansson, A. Harri, and B.J. Barnett. The Potential Implications of ‘Big Ag Data’ for USDA Forecasts. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 41:668-683.

Thomas, E.B., K.A. Dolecheck, T.B. Mark, C.R. Eastwood, B.T. Dela Rue, and J.M. Bewley. A Decision Support Tool for Investment Analysis of Automated Estrus Detection Technologies for Grazing Dairy Herds in New Zealand. Animal Production Science 59:2280-2287.

Troske, S., S. Waters, J.E. Allen IV, A. Davis, and C.J. Stowe. Central Kentuckians’ Willingness to Pay for Horse Farm Preservation. Sustainability. Published online: doi: 10.3390/su11195210.

Vardon, P., A. Sassi, Y. Zheng, and D. Birur. Fukushima: U.S. Response and the Short-Term Impact on U.S.-Japan Trade in Fish and Seafood. Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis 10:351-378.

Zheng, Y., D. Dong, S. Burney, and H.M. Kaiser. Eat at Home or Away from Home? The Role of Grocery and Restaurant Food Sales Taxes. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 44:98-116.

Zheng, Y., S. Jin, and J. Zhang. The Twenty-First Century Agribusiness in China: E-Commerce, Consumer Preference, and Competition. Agribusiness: an International Journal 35:3-5.

Zuo, N., J. Schieffer and S. Buck. The Effect of the Oil and Gas Boom on Schooling Decisions in the U.S.” Resource and Energy Economics 55:1-23.

K. Burdine contributed to one article in Animal and Food Sciences.

T. Mark contributed to one article in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.


Other Research Publications

Langemeier, M. and J.M. Shockley. Impact of Emerging Technologies on Farm Management. Choices Published online: http://www.choicesmagazine.org/choices-magazine/theme-articles/the-futur...

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