Introduction to Agricultural Economics, Global Edition

Author: John B. Penson,Oral Capps,C. Parr Rosson,Richard T. Woodward

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 129207311X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 1399

For courses in Introduction to Agricultural or Applied Economics Introduction to Agricultural Economics, Sixth Edition, provides students with a systematic introduction to the basic economic concepts and issues impacting the U.S. food and fiber industry and offers strong coverage of macroeconomic theory and international trade. The Teaching and Learning Package includes an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint slides. Teaching and Learning Experience: Strong coverage of macroeconomics, the role of government, and international agricultural trade: The coverage of macroeconomics and agricultural programs and policies allows students to further understand the domestic market economy. Building block approach: Discusses individual consumer and producer decision-making, market equilibrium and economic welfare conditions, government intervention in agriculture, macroeconomic policy, and international trade. Extensive chapter review: Each chapter contains an extensive list of questions designed to test student comprehension of the material covered.

Introduction to Agricultural Economics

Author: John B. Penson Jr.,Oral Capps Jr.,C. Parr Rosson III,Richard T. Woodward

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134602838

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 7205

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A systematic overview of the economic forces influencing the food and fiber industry . Introduction to Agricultural Economics provides students with a systematic, building block introduction to the basic economic concepts and issues impacting the U.S. food and fiber industry today. Thorough coverage of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, the role of government, and international trade policies allows readers to gain an understanding of domestic consumers and overseas markets. Each chapter offers extensive review opportunities that let students test their knowledge of important concepts and prepare for exams. The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date coverage of the dynamic food and fiber industry within the global economy.

Introduction to Agricultural Economics

Author: John B. Penson,Oral Capps,C. Parr Rosson,Richard T. Woodward

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134602820

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 8468

A systematic overview of the economic forces influencing the food and fiber industry . Introduction to Agricultural Economics provides students with a systematic, building block introduction to the basic economic concepts and issues impacting the U.S. food and fiber industry today. Thorough coverage of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, the role of government, and international trade policies allows readers to gain an understanding of domestic consumers and overseas markets. Each chapter offers extensive review opportunities that let students test their knowledge of important concepts and prepare for exams. The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date coverage of the dynamic food and fiber industry within the global economy.

Principles of Agricultural Economics

Author: Andrew Barkley,Paul W. Barkley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317428803

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 466

View: 5632

Principles of Agricultural Economics, now in its second edition, showcases the power of economic principles to explain and predict issues and current events in the food, agricultural, agribusiness, international trade, natural resource and other sectors. The field of agricultural economics has expanded to include a wide range of important and interesting topics, including macroeconomics, international trade, agribusiness, environmental economics, natural resources, and international development. For this new edition, the text has been updated throughout with a new chapter on policy, separate chapters for supply and demand, and increased coverage of key topics and approaches including finance, trade and behavioural economics. Readers will also benefit from an expanded range of case studies which demonstrate real world examples of the principles under discussion. These include obesity, alternative fuels, trade disputes, and animal welfare. The companion website provides students and instructors with extra material in order to enhance their learning and further their understanding of agricultural economics. This book introduces economic principles in a succinct and reader-friendly format, providing students and instructors with a clear, up-to-date, and straightforward approach to learning how a market-based economy functions, and how to use simple economic principles for improved decision making. The principles are applied to timely, interesting, and important real-world issues through words, graphs, and simple algebra. This book is for students who study agricultural economics, microeconomics, rural development and environmental policy.

An Introduction to Economics for Students of Agriculture

Author: B. Hill

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483293793

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 704

The second edition of this introductory text, for students of agriculture, has been thoroughly updated. The addition of a chapter on government policy and agriculture acquaints students with the aspects of the policy process which has made such an impact in this area. The balanced text describes universal economic principles illustrated primarily by examples drawn from farming and the food industry. At the end of each chapter is an exercise making use of the preceding material, and completion of these exercises forms an integral part of the teaching function of this text. Extended answers to the questions posed in the exercises, a list of essay questions, and suggested further reading are given at the end of the book.

Introduction to Agricultural Accounting

Author: Barbara M. Wheeling

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9781418038342

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 329

View: 5762

Introduction to Agricultural Accounting is written specifically for accounting information related to agricultural operations. Typical issues and situations unique to the agricultural industry, and relevant examples of accounting are presented throughout. The accounting procedures offered build on current practice in agriculture. Cash-basis accounting, prevalent in many farm operations is explained in the text through an accrual-adjusted system, providing more accurate information for the measurement of profitability of the farm operation. Figures and tables are presented throughout for easy reference, and to simplify accounting practices.

Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis

Author: F. Bailey Norwood,Jayson L. Lusk

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478637404

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 445

View: 3391

Norwood and Lusk provide a fresh approach to marketing and price analysis that speaks to undergraduate students. In addition to providing thorough coverage of core topics, they address exciting developments and emerging areas of research in the field. Friendly and engaging, Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis presents a comprehensive approach to agricultural price analysis, agricultural market structures, and agricultural marketing strategies. Unique to this book is the inclusion of the equilibrium displacement model and a chapter on consumer behavior and research. The Meet the Professional feature illustrates how the economic principles covered fit into the careers students will soon enter. End-of-chapter crossword puzzles and study questions assist in learning terminology and test preparation. Succinct and approachable, this text sets the stage for an enjoyable and effective learning experience.

Financial Management in Agriculture

Author: Peter J. Barry,Paul N. Ellinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780135037591

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 397

View: 6882

Financial Management in Agriculture develops and applies concepts, analytical methods, and descriptive information about agricultural finance. It focuses on planning, analyzing, and controlling business performance in agriculture and related financial markets. This edition includes new chapters on the distinguishing characteristics of agricultural finance and financial markets, credit risk assessment by lenders, risk management, and loan pricing and customer profitability analysis.--COVER.

Agricultural Economics

Author: Harold Evan Drummond,John W. Goodwin

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130474520

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 449

View: 1942

For one-semester, introductory courses in Agricultural Economics or Environmental Economics.This innovative text provides a broad view of the food system, with its emphasis on the links among financial institutions, the macroeconomy, world markets, government programs, farms, agribusinesses, food marketing, and the environment. Taking a macro-to-micro approach, the text introduces "high interest" topics students can relate to first, using them to capture student interest before introducing microeconomics topics. It illustrates the six economic concepts which form the foundation of the economist's decision-making process including supply and demand, opportunity cost, diminishing returns, marginality, measuring costs and returns, and the externalities of transactions. Presented in a non-threatening conceptual framework, the material covered in this text maintains a strong attachment to the application of agricultural economics to the real world.

Agribusiness Management

Author: Freddie L. Barnard,Jay T. Akridge,Frank J. Dooley,John C. Foltz,Elizabeth A. Yeager

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317485904

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 466

View: 4401

Today’s food and agribusiness managers operate in a rapidly changing, highly volatile, international, high technology, consumer-focused world. Agribusiness Management helps prepare students and managers for a successful career in this new world of food and fiber production and marketing. This text uses four specific approaches to help readers develop and enhance their capabilities as agribusiness managers. First, it offers a contemporary focus that reflects the issues that agribusiness managers face today and are likely to face tomorrow. Second, the book presents conceptual material in a pragmatic way with illustrations and examples that will help the reader understand how a specific concept works in practice. Third, the book has a decision-making emphasis, providing contemporary tools that readers will find useful when making decisions in the contemporary business environment. Finally, Agribusiness Management offers a pertinent set of discussion questions and case studies that will allow the reader to apply the material covered in real-world situations. This fifth edition of Agribusiness Management has been updated throughout and continues to provide students and adult learners with an essential understanding of what it takes to be a successful agribusiness manager in today’s rapidly evolving, highly unpredictable marketplace.

Introduction to Economics

Author: Alec Cairncross,Peter Sinclair

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483102769

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 478

View: 2431

Introduction to Economics, Sixth Edition gives a general and nonmathematical introductory approach to the field of economics. The monograph also updates the reader with economic issues over the years and modern economic analysis. The book is divided into seven parts. Part I includes basic topics such as the aim and purpose of economics; production, consumption, and trade; and the factors of production. Part II discusses industrial organization; growth, transformation, and development; localization of industry; and large-scale production. Part III tackles the dynamics of supply and demand, while Part IV talks about the distribution of income, wages, interest, and profit. Part V deals with the national income; expenditure, production, and income in a closed economy; and inflation. Part VI discusses international trade and finance, and Part VII covers the establishment of economic policies and its inherent problems. The text is recommended for economics students who need a good foundation of different principles and concepts in economics as well as their real-world applications.

Handbook on Agricultural Education in Public Schools

Author: N.A

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 553

View: 3549

The Handbook on Agricultural Education in Public Schools, sixth edition is the leading text for college students enrolled in agricultural education programs, and it is now available in its sixth edition. This edition addresses all components of effective middle school and high school agricultural education programs within the context of national educational policies and trends in schooling. Sound philosophical perspectives, research-based practices, and application scenarios are offered throughout. This text emphasizes contemporary approaches for developing and delivering agricultural education programs, with detailed focus on strategies for enhancing learning in the core subjects, experiential learning, laboratory instruction, and problem solving. It is designed as the perfect reference for university students who are preparing to become agriculture educators in public schools, and emphasizes inquiry-based, problem solving, and experiential learning strategies for teaching and learning in agricultural education. This established book functions not only as an ideal text but as a professional reference as well. Benefits: * Includes chapters on agricultural education provided by the Cooperative Extension Service, the agricultural industry, communities, and governmental agencies * Incorporates TNL (The Next Level) application and extension activities throughout * Provides research-based practices for effective teaching and instructional planning * Uses photographs and illustrations to clarify key concepts * Includes strategies for enhancing student achievement in math, science, and reading as a part of the agricultural education instructional program * NEW! Includes chapters on agricultural education provided by non-school entities and organizations, and strategies for teaching science applications in agriculture * NEW! Addresses new approaches for youth leadership development and supervised experience programs, and an expansion of probl

Agricultural Policy in the United States

Evolution and Economics

Author: James L. Novak,James W. Pease,Larry D. Sanders

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317611292

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 4879

Agricultural Policy in the US: Evolution and Economics traces the foundation of US agricultural policy from its colonial roots to the present, using economic concepts to analyze and interpret political and economic consequences. Ancient Roman food and agricultural reform, English Corn Law and other historic examples of agricultural policies are included to show that agricultural policy has a long history and has been found necessary for governance throughout history. Processes employed to develop US agricultural policies, the structure and function of government that develops and implements agricultural policy, and the specific evolution of policy from the early twentieth century to the Agricultural Act of 2014 are included. Specific policies in past farm bills are detailed in order to track their evolution and economic effects. This textbook includes arguments for and against common tools of US agricultural policy. This debate continues today and can be seen in a gradual change over time from taxes and tariffs to risk management. Information presented does not attempt to influence the readership towards a pro or con position but rather to present information to help the readers to understand the issues related to agricultural policy in the US.

Mathematical Programming for Agricultural, Environmental, and Resource Economics

Author: Harry M. Kaiser,Kent D. Messer

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 111813737X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 494

View: 5296

Mathematical Programming for Agricultural, Environmental, and Resource Economics educates students on the techniques of mathematical programming and their application to agricultural, resource, and environmental economics problems. This text artfully combines an introductory text in math programming, algebraic and geometric concepts while also presenting differential calculus designed for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. This text is designed specifically to help students develop the quantitative skills necessary for cutting edge research and techniques.

Agricultural Finance

Author: Charles B. Moss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135923566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7645

This textbook integrates financial economics and management in the area of agricultural finance. The presentation of financial economics discusses how the credit needs of farmer/borrowers are met by depositors through commercial banks. The financial management content presents methods used to make farm financial decisions including farm accounting, capital budgeting, and the analysis of risk. The textbook begins by developing the farm financial market focusing primarily on the market for debt. Next, the textbook presents an overview of accounting concepts important for the credit market. The accounting section provides a detailed discussion of the Farm Financial Standards Council’s suggestions for agricultural financial statements. Following the financial accounting, the book presents the use of ratio analysis applied to the farm firm. Next, the text describes capital budgeting followed by an introduction to risk analysis. Finally, the book presents the effect of debt decisions on the farm firm. In addition to the primary topics, the textbook includes a discussion of agricultural banking and monetary policy and an analysis of the choice of historical cost and market valued accounting methodologies on the farm debt decision.

Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

Author: Gail L. Cramer,Clarence W. Jensen,Douglas D. Southgate, Jr.

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471173762

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 4294

Comprehensive coverage of both the micro and macro facets of agricultural economics and agribusiness. This book includes the most current data available on such topics as the description of the food and fiber system, the effects of the North American Trade Alliance on Agribusiness, and GATT.

US Agricultural and Food Policies

Economic Choices and Consequences

Author: Gerald D. Toland, Jr.,William E. Nganje,Raphael Onyeaghala

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315459515

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

View: 6771

Policy analysis is a dynamic process of discovery rather than a passive exercise of memorizing facts and conclusions. This text provides opportunities to "practice the craft" of policy analysis by engaging the reader in realistic case studies and problem-solving scenarios that require the selection and use of applicable investigative techniques. US Agricultural and Food Policies will assist undergraduate students to learn how policy choices impact the overall performance of agricultural and food markets. It encourages students to systematically investigate scenarios with appropriate positive and normative tools. The book emphasizes the importance of employing critical thinking skills to address the complexities associated with the design and implementation of twenty-first-century agricultural and food policies. Students are asked to suspend their personal opinions and emotions, and instead apply research methods that require the careful consideration of both facts and values. The opportunities to build these investigative skills are abundant when we consider the diversity of modern agricultural and food policy concerns. Featuring case studies and critical thinking exercises throughout and supported by a Companion Website with slides, a test bank, glossary, and web/video links, this is the ideal textbook for any agricultural policy class.

Economic Issues and Policy

Author: Jacqueline Murray Brux

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130544552X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 8217

Significantly revised to reflect the sweeping changes in today's economy and government, the 6th edition of Brux's ECONOMIC ISSUES AND POLICY provides your students with a solid, practical understanding of basic economic tools as readers analyze important economic issues and related policy perspectives. This edition presents economic theory within a simple, market-oriented framework at a level of technicality that is deliberately appropriate for a basic first course in economics created for non-majors. Complex topics more appropriate for a Principles of Economics course are excluded or presented within appendices for your flexibility in coverage. The book effectively balances liberal and conservative economic viewpoints while analyzing contemporary economic situations and the implications of emerging policies. Proven global and multicultural features and discussion questions engage readers and encourage students to become involved in the key economic issues being discussed. ECONOMIC ISSUES AND POLICY, 6E provides your students with a meaningful foundation to understand and respond to today's most important economic issues. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.