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The population of all golf course facilities that existed in Arizona in 2004 was identified and basic information regarding city, county, number of holes, and year established were collected for all 338 Arizona golf facilities. In addition, the economic impacts from revenue, tourism, and real estate premiums attributed to the Arizona golf course industry were estimated for 2004 based upon a survey of all Arizona golf course facilities. Seventy-seven golf course managers returned either partially or fully completed questionnaires, representing an overall response rate of 22.8 percent. Unbiased mean-based estimates of various impacts and other types of information contained in ...

Contributors
Schmitz, Troy Gordon, Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management
Created Date
2006-05-19

Brazil currently dominates the world sugar market in almost all aspects. It is the world’s largest producer of sugar cane, the world’s largest exporter of sugar cane, and is one of the world’s largest consumers of sugar cane (fifth in the world). From its sugar cane, Brazil produces not only refined sugar but also anhydrous and hydrous alcohol mainly used as a blend in domestically-consumed gasoline. The Brazilian government is also highly involved in its sugar-cane market. Blend rates of alcohol to gasoline are dictated to the market by law or decree, and this policy has a direct affect on ...

Contributors
Schmitz, Troy Gordon, Seale, James L., Buzzanell, Peter J., et al.
Created Date
2002

We compare the current Canadian Supply Management regime in which producers and importers benefit from rent-seeking activities that set production quota and import quota levels with those under a tariff, in which producers partakes in rent-seeking activities in order to induce the government to introduce a favorable tariff regime. We explore three different quota-setting games: (1) the import quota and production quota are set at a level that arises from a Cournot-Nash equilibrium between producers and importers; (2) the producer marketing board acts as a Stackelberg leader, taking into account the importers’ reaction to its production quota level; and (3) ...

Contributors
Schmitz, Andrew, Schmitz, Troy Gordon, Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management
Created Date
2002-04-19

We investigate the underlying reasons for producers’ choice of marketing channels for stocker cattle in the United States. In addition to traditional public auctions, private sales, video auctions, and Internet auctions have been recently used in the marketing of stocker cattle. We find that while the number of marketing options may have increased in recent years, only relatively large producers can actually take advantage of these options. The marketing options for smaller producers are still limited due to their relative size. We also find that the number of cattle marketed privately and through video and Internet auctions is positively correlated ...

Contributors
Schmitz, Troy Gordon, Moss, Charles Britt, Schmitz, Andrew, et al.
Created Date
2002

The economic theories of New Institutional Economics, auctions, and welfare economics are used to analyze the potential for E-Commerce as an institution within the agricultural sector. We discuss the theory of the firm within the NIE paradigm and focus on the potential for E-Commerce to reduce transaction costs, search costs, and the costs associated with buying and selling livestock under various auction formats. We develop a theoretical model that captures the effect of Internet feeder-cattle auctions on Florida’s cattle market at three different levels in the marketing channel. We discuss the institutional arrangements and marketing mechanisms associated with the marketing ...

Contributors
Schmitz, Troy Gordon, Schmitz, Andrew, Moss, Charles Britt, et al.
Created Date
2002-01-30

Using annual Japanese fresh fruit import data from 1971-1997, this study analyzes the import patterns of Japan's seven most popular fresh fruits by implementing and testing a general differential demand system that nests nested four alternative import demand specifications.

Contributors
Schmitz, Troy Gordon, Seale, James L., Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management
Created Date
2002

The theory of factor market distortions deals largely with taxing inputs. However, input subsidies are not only common in manufacturing. For example, U.S. agriculture is heavily dependent on input subsidies. If water subsidies in the production of California cotton were removed, along with commodity payments, production of cotton in California would likely cease. Likewise, transportation subsidies were common in both the U.S. and Canada, and still prevail in the U.S.

Contributors
Schmitz, Troy Gordon, Highmoor, Tim, Schmitz, Andrew, et al.
Created Date
2002-01-16

Contains a dynamic programming algorithm for projecting policy parameters based on a storage model of international markets featuring uncertainty, forward-looking rational expectations and non-negative storage. This algorithm is motivated by the need for a non-analytical solution to the competitive equilibrium in a storage model of U.S. and foreign cotton policy regimes. Obtaining an analytical solution is difficult, except in a limited number of special cases. The numerical solution algorithm essentially consists of multiple nested numerical approximations that reach convergence simultaneously when the relationship between domestic storage and expected farm price achieves stationarity. Given the stationary relationship between storage and expected ...

Contributors
Dumas, Christopher F., Schmitz, Troy Gordon, Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management
Created Date
1999-07-10

This paper provides a methodology that can be used to weigh the costs and benefits of precision agriculture in the measurement and application of variable-rate production technology. Empirical estimates of the economic value of precision farming in the form of variable-rate fertilizer application to corn fields in the mid-western United States are calculated and compared to the current cost of investing in this technology. The results of this study indicate that the use of precision technology in the application of fertilizer for corn production in the United States is not profitable over a relatively wide range of corn prices, nitrogen ...

Contributors
Moss, Charles Britt, Schmitz, Troy Gordon, Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management
Created Date
1999-06-15

In 1995/96, the government of Turkey imposed an export tax of 20 cents/kg on Aegean cotton and an ad-valorem import duty of one percent on non-aegean cotton. The simulation results for the Aegean market indicate that consumers gained $44.5 million in consumer surplus because the export tax reduced the purchase price of Aegean cotton. The Turkish government extracted export tax revenue equal to $11.6 million, but provided water, fertilizer, and credit subsidies equal to $22.2 million. Producers lost $35 million in producer surplus due to the lower domestic price caused by the export tax. However, while these numbers represent large ...

Contributors
Schmitz, Troy Gordon, Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management
Created Date
1999

The State And Local Arizona Documents (SALAD) collection contains documents published by the State of Arizona, its Counties, incorporated Cities or Towns, or affiliated Councils of Government; documents produced under the auspices of a state or local agency, board, commission or department, including reports made to these units; and Salt River Project, a licensed municipality. ASU is a primary collector of state publications and makes a concerted effort to acquire and catalog most materials published by state and local governmental agencies.

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