Due to today’s relatively favorable commodity prices, farmers are trying to increase yields by installing pattern drainage systems, which have been proven to be a long term investment to improve soil conditions and increase yields. The North West New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team organized trials with tractor pulled tile plows and GPS control systems to evaluate their performance under WNY conditions.
In response to the myriad challenges and changes facing Upstate NY, CaRDI organized a State of Upstate NY conference held June 2011. In terms of effort, it was a continuation of the 2005 Rural Vision Project.
Labor-intensive agriculture is highly dependent upon the work performed by immigrants.
The divisiveness around potential hydrofracking in the Marcellus Shale has opened a broader dialogue about how we are to responsibly meet our energy needs.
About half the world cooks on inefficient open flames. The stoves slow economic development, harm the environment, and worsen people's health. Our extensive multi-year study examines the factors that cause people to adopt modern, more efficient cookstoves and studies the actual use of those cookstoves once adopted.
We examined using wheat as an example if public plant varieties were more disease resistant than private ones protected by intellectual property. We found the opposite to be true, countering some expressed concerns about intellectual proeprty rights systems. However the resisistanc ederives from public varieties, indicating the need to maintain investmnent in public breeding.
A fundamental objective is to educate current and future leaders on basic economic principles and characteristics relevant to dairy markets and policy. This includes working with members of industry and government agencies, and teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, I seek to provide and interpret market and policy information, and assist and advise industry members and policy makers as they seek to understand or develop dairy policies or new marketing institutions, mechanisms, and practices.
This project investigates issues involving financial markets and investment decision making (both individual and corporate decision making). The project also focuses on the application of finance and financial markets to development economics.
This 5-year project, part of an NIH-supported Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) application submitted by the University of Washington (UW) and Black Hills Center for American Indian Health (BHCAIH), includes two theoretically linked studies covering the lifespan of HPV prevention and screening. In partnership with the Hopi Tribe, the first study aims to increase HPV vaccination rates among girls aged 11-12 years. The second study examines the presence of high-risk HPV types and variants in American Indian women.
Development of the Marcellus Shale has created many opportunities for researchers to examine the social, economic and environmental impacts of large-scale natural gas development for the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.