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A Farm To Retail Sectoral Analysis Of The Northeast Food Industry

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  • Gempesaw, Conrado M., II
  • Reisner, G.C.
  • Wobus, P.J.
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    Previous studies analyzing the U.S. food industry have used national data and/or have focused on a particular sector of the industry. However, regional differences in resource endowments, income opportunities and population distribution imply that the impact of changing economic environment will not be the same for all regions. A farm to retail multiproduct sectoral model for the Northeast food industry is developed and estimated. This regional approach is used to analyze the effects of changes in exogenous variables on the Northeast region's food production and consumption. Empirical results are presented in terms of intrasectoral flexibilities and elasticities. Selected results from other regions are also presented and compared with the Northeast results.

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    Article provided by Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association in its journal Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

    Volume (Year): 16 (1987)
    Issue (Month): 2 (October)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:nejare:28983

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    1. Huang, Kuo S., 1985. "U.S. Demand for Food: A Complete System of Price and Income Effects," Technical Bulletins 157014, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    2. Blakley, Leo V., 1981. "Regional Markets For Agricultural And Food Products: Needed Research," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 13(01), July.
    3. Gempesaw, Conrado M., II & Dunn, James W., 1986. "Technological Structure And Technical Change In The U.S. Northeast Farm Region," Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 15(2), October.
    4. Dunn, James W., 1981. "The Effect of Higher Energy Prices on the Competitive Position of Northeast Agriculture," Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 10(2:), October.
    5. Gempesaw, Conrado M., II & Dunn, Jerry W., 1987. "The Impact Of Higher Prices Of Nonfarm-Inputs To Food Processing And Distribution On Food Prices And Quantities," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 18(2), September.
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