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End User Preferences for USDA Market Information

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  • Pruitt, J. Ross
  • Tonsor, Glynn T.
  • Brooks, Kathleen R.
  • Johnson, Rachel J.

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Buyers and sellers of agricultural commodities benefit from public provision of information in decision-making processes. The purpose of this study is to improve understanding of current preferences for public agricultural information. Results indicate preference for farm level reports by Extension agents and leading economic indicators by agribusiness or market analysts.

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Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida with number 143007.

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Handle: RePEc:ags:saea13:143007

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Keywords: Best-Worst Scaling; Livestock; Public Information; Value of Information; Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Livestock Production/Industries; Marketing; D82; G14; Q13; Q18;

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