James M. MacDonald

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)

355 E Street, SW

Washington, DC 20024-3221

United States

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Contracts, Markets, and Prices: Organizing the Production and Use of Agricultural Commodities

USDA-ERS Agricultural Economic Report No. 837
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 12 Jul 2005
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Contracting, marketing contracts, production contracts, vertical

Contracts, Markets, and Prices: Organizing the Production and Use of Agricultural Commodities

USDA-ERS Agricultural Economic Report No. 837
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 08 Jul 2005
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Contracting, marketing contracts, production contracts, vertical

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The Transformation of U.S. Livestock Agriculture Scale, Efficiency, and Risks

Economic Information Bulletin No. 43
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Mar 2009
James M. MacDonald and William D. McBride
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)
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Livestock, dairy, broilers, hogs, fed cattle, farm structure, scale economies, contract agriculture, CAFO's, growth-promoting antibiotics

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Profits, Costs, and the Changing Structure of Dairy Farming

USDA-ERS Economic Research Report No. 47
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Jan 2008
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)
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Dairy farming, economies of scale, economies of size,dairy farm structure, milk costs

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Economics of Antibiotic Use in U.S. Livestock Production

USDA, Economic Research Report Number 200, November 2015
Number of pages: 100 Posted: 07 Jun 2017
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)
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Antibiotics, livestock, United States, economics, prices, feed efficiency, production purposes, antimicobials, growth promotion, policy analysis, disease prevention

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The Minimum Wage, Restaurant Prices, and Labor Market Structure

FRB of Chicago Working Paper No. 2004-21
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 11 Dec 2004 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2011
Daniel Aaronson, Eric French and James M. MacDonald
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Department of Economics and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)
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Minimum wage, prices, monopsony

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Organizational Economics in Agricultural Policy Analysis

CORI Working Paper No. 04-02
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 13 Oct 2004
James M. MacDonald, Mary Clare Ahearn and David Banker
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)
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organizational economics, agriculture, policy analysis

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Productivity Growth in U.S. Agriculture

USDA-ERS Economic Brief No. 9
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 17 Jan 2008
Keith Fuglie, James M. MacDonald and V. Eldon Ball
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)
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Agriculture, productivity, productivity growth, total factor productivity,TFP, labor, farm economy, prices, agricultural research, agricultural output, technology, ERS, USDA

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Small Farms in the United States: Persistence Under Pressure

USDA-ERS Economic Information Bulletin No. 63, February 2010
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Feb 2010
Robert A. Hoppe, James M. MacDonald and Penni Korb
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)
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Family Farms, Farm Businesses, Farm Financial Performance, Farm-Operatorhousehold Income, Farm Operators, Farm Structure, Noncommercial Farms, Small Farms, Small Commercial Farms

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Agricultural Contracting Update: Contracts in 2003

USDA-ERS Economic, Information Bulletin No. 9, 2006
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 Jan 2006
James M. MacDonald and Penni Korb
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)
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contracts, contracting, marketing contracts, production contracts, vertical integration, vertical coordination, market structure, risk analysis, price signals

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Updating the ERS Farm Typology

USDA-ERS Economic Information Bulletin No. 110
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 21 May 2013
Robert A. Hoppe and James M. MacDonald
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)
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classifying farms, family farms, farm businesses, farm operators, farm operator household income, farm size, farm structure, farm typology, large farms, large-scale farms, midsize farms, million-dollar farms, small farms

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Agricultural Contracting Update: Contracts in 2008

USDA-ERS Economic Information Bulletin No. 72
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Jul 2012
James M. MacDonald and Penni Korb
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)
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Production contracts, marketing contracts, farm structure, farm size, farm income, contracting, Agricultural Resource Management Survey, ARMS, risk analysis

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Technology, Labor Wars, and Producer Dynamics: Explaining Consolidation in Beefpacking

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 87, No. 4, pp. 1020-1033, November 2005
Posted: 16 Feb 2007
James M. MacDonald and Michael E. Ollinger
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)

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How Firms Construct Price Changes: Evidence from Restaurant Responses to Increased Minimum Wages

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 88, No. 2, pp. 292-307, May 2006
Posted: 08 May 2006
James M. MacDonald and Daniel Aaronson
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS) and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

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Technological Change and Economies of Scale in U.S. Poultry Processing

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 87, No. 1, pp. 116-129, February 2005
Posted: 13 Dec 2005
Michael E. Ollinger, James M. MacDonald and Milton Madison
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)

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Tracing the Effects of Agricultural Commodity Prices and Food Costs

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 85, pp. 633-646, August 2003
Posted: 23 Sep 2003
Catherine J. Morrison Paul and James M. MacDonald
University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)

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Demand, Information, and Competition: Why Do Food Prices Fall at Seasonal Demand Peaks?

The Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 48, Issue 1, March 2000
Posted: 20 Nov 2000
James M. MacDonald
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)

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Railroad Deregulation: Pricing Reforms, Shipper Responses, and the Effects on Labor

INDUSTRIAL AND LABOR RELATIONS REVIEW, October 1996
Posted: 28 Jun 1998
James M. MacDonald and Linda C. Cavalluzzo
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS) and CNA Corporation

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