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U.S. Honey Supply Chain: Structural Change, Promotions and the China Connection


  • Ward, Ronald W.
  • Boynton, Bruce


Honey is a by‐product of the pollination of plants and essential to almost all agricultural plant product. Demand for honey provides a partial compensation for the pollination services. Hence, programs to support honey demand such as promotions are potentially very important to the agricultural sector as well as the honey industry. Honey is utilized for table consumption and for manufacturing and both U.S. domestic and foreign honey imports both contribute to the U.S. honey availability. Econometric models are estimated showing the domestic table‐use and manufacturing demand with the models explicitly incorporating the effects of generic promotion of honey. Rates-of‐ return to the U.S. honey promotion programs are estimated with rates assigned to domestic production and imports

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  • Ward, Ronald W. & Boynton, Bruce, 2010. "U.S. Honey Supply Chain: Structural Change, Promotions and the China Connection," International Journal on Food System Dynamics, International Center for Management, Communication, and Research, vol. 1(1), pages 1-13.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:ijofsd:91137

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    1. Reberte, J. Carlos & Schmit, Todd M. & Kaiser, Harry M., 1996. "An Ex Post Evaluation of Generic Egg Advertising in the U.S," Economic Evaluation of Commodity Promotion Programs in the Current Legal and Political Environment, October 7-8, 1996, Monterey, California 279662, Regional Research Projects > NECC-63: Research Committee on Commodity Promotion.
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