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Department of Agricultural Economics


Ranging from basic studies to in-depth problem solving application, our research addresses a variety of issues and areas, including farm management and production economics, agricultural and food marketing, international trade and development, community development, policy, agribusiness, natural resource and environmental economics, agricultural finance, and teaching pedagogy and assessment.

Listed below are some recent publications. For a complete list, see the annual reports on the right side of this page, or the faculty and graduate student pages in the Directory. 

Barkley, A.P., and P.W. Barkley. “Depolarization of Food and Agriculture: An Economic Approach.” Earthscan from Routledge, Oxford, England. 2015. Paperback: 978-0-415-71423-5. Hardback: 978-0-415-71422-8. E-book: 978-1-315-88282-6.

Barnard, F.L. and E.A. Yeager. “Access to Agricultural Banks in Rural Counties in the Face of Changing Demographics, Evolving Social Preferences, and Increasing Bank Regulations.” Journal of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 78(2015):34-55.

Coffey, B.K. “Strategic Management Consulting for ATO.” International Farm and Agribusiness Management Review 18(February 2015)1:167-174.

Peterson, J.M., C.M. Smith, J.C. Leatherman, N.P. Hendricks, and J.A. Fox. “Transaction Costs in Payment for Environmental Service Contracts.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 97(2015)1:219-238.

Griffin, T.W., Ibendahl, G.A., and Mark, T.B. “How Spatially Clustered are State-level Farmland Values?” Journal of American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 2015:103-112.

Pendell, D.L., T.L. Marsh, K.H. Coble, J.L. Lusk, and S. Szmania. “Economic Assessment of FMDv Releases from the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility.” PLoS ONE10(6): e0129134, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129134.

Ross, K.L., Y.A. Zereyesus, A. Shanoyan, and V. Amanor-Boadu. “The Health Effects of Women Empowerment: Recent Evidence from Northern Ghana.” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 18(2015)1:127-144.

Tack, J., A.P. Barkley, and L.L. Nalley. “The Effect of Warming Temperatures on U.S. Wheat Yields.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (June 2, 2015):6931-6936.

Williams, J.R., J. Brammer, R.V. Llewelyn, and J.S. Bergtold. “Producing and Harvesting Perennial Grasses for Cellulosic Biomass versus Alfalfa in Northeast Kansas.” Western Economic Forum 14(Spring 2015)1:11 pages.

Xia, T.  “U.S. Implications of the Smithfield Acquisition by Shuanghui.” Choices 30(2015):1-5.

The following documents include lists of publications and presentations by those in the K-State Department of Agricultural Economics.