Ashok Kr. Mishra

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Agricultural policy is rooted in the 1930s notion that providing transfers of money to the farm sector translates into increased economic well-being of farm families. This report shows that changes in income for the farm sector or for any particular group of farm businesses do not necessarily reflect changes confronting farm households. Farm households draw(More)
The U.S. has a long history of providing generous support for the agricultural sector. The 2002 Farm Bill provides in excess of $190 billion in financial support to U.S. agriculture, an increase of $72 billion over previous programs. Our paper is concerned with the distribution of these benefits and their captures by landowners. We use a large sample of(More)
3-Hydroxyflavone (3HF), a molecule that exhibits excited-state intramolecular proton transfer, has been studied for its fluorescence characteristics in dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) liposome membrane. 3HF partitions to the lipid bilayer membrane with a reasonably large partition coefficient. On excitation at 417 nm, a weak emission from the(More)
Following a large literature on the subject, this paper uses farm level data to investigate the capitalization of various agricultural program benefits into land values. We point out that standard empirical modeling strategies may suffer from substantial shortcomings in that they ignore an important errors-in-variables problem. To the extent that realized(More)
It is the Policy of Cornell University actively to support equality of educational and employment opportunity. No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity or be denied employment on the basis of any The University is committed to the maintenance of affirmative action programs which will assure the continuation of such equality(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)
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)
Using farm level data we evaluate the input use and environmental effects of revenue insurance. A priori, the moral hazard effect on input use is indeterminate. This paper empirically assesses the input use impact of the increasingly popular, and federally subsidized, risk management instrument of revenue insurance and the extent to which its effects on(More)
Assessment and understanding of past climate is an important step for drought mitigation and water resources planning. In this study, streamflow simulation obtained from the variable infiltration capacity (VIC) model was used for drought characterization, and subsequently regionalization was done based on the annual severity level, for the Brazos basin in(More)
The Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program is a counter-cyclical income support program that was designed to provide price support to dairy farmers. Since inception of MILC, it has been argued that the program is inefficient and rewards inefficiency by keeping high-cost, small dairy farms in business. Using farm-level data and the probit estimation(More)