Ashok K. Mishra

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The extent to which farm families engage in off-farm employment activities is a topic of central importance to understanding the financial well-being of farm households. The degree of financial stress experienced by U.S. farm families is always a concern to policy makers. Yet, policy considerations often ignore the substantial involvement of most farm(More)
This analysis utilizes farm-level data to evaluate the extent to which U.S. farm program benefits, particularly direct payments, bring about distortions in production. The issue is important in WTO negotiations and in the debate over the distortionary effects of decoupled (“green-box”) payments. Our results suggest that the distortions brought about by AMTA(More)
A stochastic cost equation was estimated for US dairy farms using national data from the production year 2000 to determine how farmers might reduce their cost of production. Cost of producing a unit of milk was estimated into separate frontier (efficient) and inefficiency components, with both components estimated as a function of management and causation(More)
Fisetin, a bioflavonoid, has important biological relevance. It exhibits intramolecular excited state proton transfer (ESIPT), analogous to the structurally similar flavonoids. The presence of multiple prototropic forms of fisetin was observed at various concentrations of different bile salt molecules. The presence of ground state fisetin anion (FA)(GS)(More)
Many ailments and/or malfunctions of the body have been observed to change the viscous behavior and elastic properties of biological soft tissues. The technique of elastography has evolved to image such properties. The clinical evidence gathered during studies involving elastography to identify cancerous lesions is very promising. However, the(More)
After a long and contentious Congressional debate, President Bush signed the new 2002 Farm Bill into law on May 13, 2002. The new farm legislation calls for increases in support exceeding $67 billion over the 1996 Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform (FAIR) Act baseline. Although the legislative debate that preceded the 2002 Farm Bill involved many(More)
Tribological behaviour of aluminium alloy Al-6061 reinforced with silicon carbide particles (10% & 15%weight percentage of SiCp) fabricated by stir casting process was investigated. The wear and frictional properties of the metal matrix composites was studied by performing dry sliding wear test using a pin-on-disc wear tester. Experiments were conducted(More)