Agricultural policy Research

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Jada Marie Thompson
Assistant Professor
Agriculture Production Economics

Groups and Facilities

(3 mentions)

Policy Analysis 
Policies, regulations, and conditions affecting the farming and ag sector.



Promotion and Tenure 2019, 11/12/2019

Commendations Corner - July 2019, 7/9/2019

New Ventures | GAP Connections, 7/26/2017


(1 mention)

TEDxKnoxville: Local Food Systems 
Chad Hellwinckel's work focuses on agricultural land use policies, climate change mitigation, biofuels analysis and defining appropriate long-term agricultural policy in a post peak-oil world.

(1 mention)

A recent report says the U.S. could produce a billion tons of biofuel materials each year, without impacting food supplies. We are working on ways to produce biomass and alternative fuels.


Recent Publications

Southern Phosphorus Indices, Water Quality Data, and Modeling (APEX, APLE, and TBET) Results: A Comparison Osmond, D., C. Bolster, A. Sharpley, M. Cabera, S. Feagley, A. Forsberg, C. Mitchell, R. Mylavarapu, L. Oldham, D. Radcliffe, J. J. Ramirez-Avila, D. Storm, F. R. Walker, and H. Zhang.  2017.  Journal of Environmental Quality. [Abstract]

Agricultural Policy over 400 Years.  Schaffer, H. D.  2015.  An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty, Robert S. Rycroft, Ed. Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO Greenwood. Submitted August 2015 and scheduled for publication October 2016.

Program Review, Blasingame Chair of Excellence in Agricultural Policy, 1991-2014.  Ray, D. E., H. D. Schaffer, C. M. Hellwinckel, and L. H. Lambert.  2014.  Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics.

Have had agricultural policy since the beginning of this nation Ray, D. E., and H. D. Schaffer.  2013.  MidAmerica Farmer Grower, 34(50). December 13, 2013.

Agricultural Policy in China Ray, D. E., and H. D. Schaffer.  2013.  MidAmerica Farmer Grower, 34(35). August 30, 2013.

An Analysis of a Market-Driven Inventory System (MDIS).  Schaffer, H. D., C. M. Hellwinckel, D. E. Ray, and D. G. De La Torre Ugarte.  2012.  Report, Report to National Farmers Union. April 2012.

Risk Management for Energy Investments: Agricultural Policy and Extension Recommendations Larson, J. A., and B. C. English.  2009.  Invited Paper Presented at Transition to a Bioeconomy: The Role of Extension in Energy, Farm Foundation, June 30-July 1, 2009, Little Rock , AR.

Prescriptive agricultural policy for developing countries: Back to basics.  Ray, D. E., and H. D. Schaffer.  2009.  Mid America Farmer Grower 29(45). November 6, 2009.

Thailand and Vietnam offer a pattern for international agricultural policy?.  Ray, D. E., and H. D. Schaffer.  2009.  Mid America Farmer Grower 29(9). February 27, 2009.

Rethinking US Agricultural Policy, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, The University of Tennessee, 2003.  Ray, D. E., D. G. De La Torre Ugarte, and K. J. Tiller.  2007.  Reproduced: Tercera parte, Ingresos y Bienestar Social, p. 373-391. in Experiencias De Crisis Y Estrategias De Desarrollo, Autonomía Económica y Globalización. Editors: Nadal, Alejandro and Aguayo, Francisco, 2007.