Stiegert, Kyle W.

July, 1998

By: Parcell, Joseph L.; Stiegert, Kyle W.
Discounts and premiums for wheat quality factors at a specific location can be affected by the quality of wheat at other locations. We estimate the effects of protein and test weight levels of Kansas hard red winter and North Dakota dark northern spring wheat on the protein and test weight premiums of each other. Additionally, we determine the effect on premiums of protein and test weight and discounts of shrunken/broken and damaged kernels at different locations within each region from changes in wheat qualities at other locations within the same region. Results indicate that spatial competition was important for protein and test weight, both between the two wheat regions and within the same region.

July, 1997

By: Stiegert, Kyle W.; Blanc, Jean-Pierre
Ladd and Martin's hedonic pricing model is extended to include the interactive effect of noncontracted characteristics on the value of contracted characteristics. Marginal values of wheat protein in the Japanese import market are estimated using the interactive effects of noncontracted dough/flour characteristics typically proxied by protein. Protein value is linked positively to farinograph stability, a prime factor in blending different flours. Three high protein wheats maintained about the same marginal value of protein. The marginal value for the two low protein wheats appear more end-use dependant. They varied in a $2.00/ton range depending on protein absorption, stability, and extensibility.

July, 1996

By: Patterson, Paul M.; Abbott, Philip C.; Stiegert, Kyle W.
The U.S. government awarded export subsidies to agribusiness firms through the Export Enhancement Program (EEP). This study analyzes (a) whether the subsidies promoted new firm market entry and (b) whether firm characteristics influenced program participation. Trade in three commodities, poultry, wheat, and wheat flour, was analyzed using firm level data. It was found that new firm market entry was not significantly higher among subsidy recipients and that past program participation strongly influenced current program participation. Although the EEP is believed to have been administered fairly, perceived or real barriers prevented some firms from using it.