Farm equipment is becoming an increasingly important
financial asset for many farmers. Tractors probably represent the
single largest component of equipment asset value. As such, changes
in tractor values can have a dramatic effect on a farmer's financial
situation. Changes in equipment value can be attributed to
depreciation and the...
Criticisms to the new regulations created in 1994 governing dwellings in
Exclusive Farmland Use zones (zones where agricultural activities are allowed outright)
have triggered an overall scrutiny directed by the 70th Oregon Legislative Assembly. The
objective of this study was to examine the influence of the new regulations on the...
The West is undergoing a period of change where water
rights, range rights, and other attributes historically
attached to land, are being reevaluated. To date, not all
of these relationships have been hammered out or confirmed
to exist. One such example of this is Klamath County,
Oregon. Here we see...
Agronomic research documents a strong correlation
between the level of irrigation water applied and the level
of farm chemicals leached into water bodies. Consequently,
policies that cause farmers to alter irrigation water
management practices are likely to influence water quality.
Water markets are a potentially attractive method of
The middle Deschutes River between Bend, Oregon and Lake Billy Chinook typically experiences critically low flows during the irrigation season. Commercial agriculture in the North Unit Irrigation District and Central Oregon Irrigation District is one major user of Deschutes River water. The overall objective of this research was to estimate...
Increasing water demand for growing municipalities, for water-based recreation
and for fishery and wildlife habitat has intensified pressure on the existing resource. Reallocation of water from existing uses to other, higher-valued uses is receiving greater attention due to constraints on development of new water supplies. A key to reallocation is...
Farm machinery continues to increase in its importance to the agricultural sector.
Depreciation, the decline in value of a durable asset over time, represents one of the
largest costs of agricultural production. The general objectives of this study were to
update and expand the number of Remaining Value (RV) functions...
Red raspberry markets in both Chile and Oregon are affected by factors in each other‟s production processes. As seen in the late 1990‟s changes in pricing and supply can hinder the competitive edge of markets, pushing producers into economic hardship. Thus, the need to know the competition‟s methods is presented....
With Animal Welfare issues are becoming more prominent in the animal agriculture community, especially with the passing of California’s Proposition 2 during the November 2008 elections. This proposition, known as the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, mandates that laying hens, pigs and veal calves have the ability to stand...