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"Patenting the 'Climate Genes' ... and Capturing the Climate Agenda": A Communique by ETC Group

Publication Date: August, 2009

As concerns about global warming and climate change grow, efforts to adapt to these changes also grow.

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Ex Ante Analysis of the Benefits of Transgenic Drought Tolerance Research on Cereal Crops in Low-income Countries

Publication Date: July, 2009

This article develops a framework to examine the ex ante benefits of transgenic research on drought in eight low-income countries, including the benefits to producers and consumers from farm income stabilization and the potential magnitude of private sector profits from intellectual property rights (IPRs).

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Adoption of Conservation-Tillage Practices and Herbicide-Resistant Seed in Cotton Production

Publication Date: January, 2009

Agricultural Resource Management Survey data for 2003 were used to estimate logit models for adoption of conservation-tillage practices and herbicide-resistant/stacked-gene cottonseed in the United States.

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Characteristics of Herbicides and Weed-Management Programs Most Important to Corn, Cotton, and Soybean Growers

Publication Date: January, 2009

The introduction and rapid adoption of herbicide-tolerant crops has renewed interest in better understanding the characteristics of herbicides and weed-management programs that are important to growers besides profitability.

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Corporate Pricing Strategies with Heterogeneous Adopters: The Case of Herbicide-Resistant Sugar Beet

Publication Date: January, 2009

In this article, we argue that incorporation of heterogeneity in the corporate pricing strategy of the innovation is also needed to avoid a second bias in the welfare estimates pricing bias.

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Effects of Weed Resistance Concerns and Resistance Management Practices on the Value of Roundup Ready Crops

Publication Date: January, 2009

This study estimates grower benefits of Roundup-Ready (RR) weed management programs and how weed-resistance concerns and resistance-management practices affect those benefits.

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Genetically Modified Crops and Household Labor Savings in US Crop Production

Publication Date: January, 2009

In spite of widespread adoption, there is mixed evidence as to whether adopting genetically modified (GM) crops increases farm welfare.

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Glyphosate-Resistant Crops and Weeds: Now and in the Future

Publication Date: January, 2009

Glyphosate-resistant (GR) crops represent more than 80% of the 120 million ha of transgenic crops grown annually worldwide. GR crops have been rapidly adopted in soybean, maize, cotton, canola, and sugar beet in large part because of the economic advantage of the technology, as well as the simple and superior weed control that glyphosate delivers.

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Overview: Herbicide Resistant Crops--Diffusion, Benefits, Pricing, and Resistance Management

Publication Date: January, 2009

This special issue includes 12 articles that examine different facets of HR crops. These include (a) adoption and diffusion of HR varieties, (b) characterization and estimation of the benefits of HR crops, (c) the implications of corporate seed-pricing strategies on grower welfare, and (d) strategies to manage weed resistance for sustainable use of HR crops.

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Pricing of Herbicide-Tolerant Soybean Seeds: A Market-Structure Approach

Publication Date: January, 2009

This article investigates the effects of supply-side factors on the pricing of soybean seeds in the United States. We discuss recent trends that have shaped the US soybean seed market.

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