The Impacts of the Canadian Wheat Board Ruling on the North American Malt Barley Markets

dc.contributor.authorBekkerman, Anton
dc.contributor.authorSchweizer, Heidi
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Vincent H.
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T16:50:44Z
dc.date.available2015-07-06T16:50:44Z
dc.date.issued2014-07
dc.description.abstractThe 2011 Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act deregulated Canadian grain markets and removed the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) as the sole buyer and seller of Canadian grain. We develop a rational expectations contract decision model that serves as the basis for an empirically informed simulation analysis of malt barley contracting opportunities between Canadian farmers and U.S. maltsters in the deregulated environment. Comparative statics and simulation results indicate that some new opportunities for contracting are possible, but the likelihood of favorable conditions for U.S. maltsters to contract with Canadian rather than U.S. farmers is low—between 9% and 35% over a range of possible selection rates. The effects on contracting of the termination of the Canadian grain transportation revenue cap policy and of the relaxation of criteria for the release of new spring wheat varieties are also investigated. While changes to grain transportation policies are not likely to significantly affect favorable conditions for contracting, reducing constraints on Canadian farmers’ access to higher yielding wheat varieties could increase the returns from growing spring wheat but decrease the likelihood of contracting for malt barley with U.S. maltsters by an average of 5.3 percentage points.en_US
dc.identifier.citationBekkerman, Anton, Heidi Schweizer, and Vincent H. Smith. "The Impacts of the Canadian Wheat Board Ruling on the North American Malt Barley Markets." Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue Canadienne D'agroeconomie 62, no. 4 (July 24, 2014): 619-645. doi:10.1111/cjag.12044.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0008-3976
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/handle/1/9165
dc.subjectAgricultureen_US
dc.subjectAgriculture economicsen_US
dc.titleThe Impacts of the Canadian Wheat Board Ruling on the North American Malt Barley Marketsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage619en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage645en_US
mus.citation.issue4en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleCanadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue Canadienne D’agroeconomieen_US
mus.citation.volume62en_US
mus.identifier.categoryBusiness, Economics & Managementen_US
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1111/cjag.12044en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agricultureen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentAgricultural Economics & Economics.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US

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