Commodity Research

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Andrew P. Griffith
Assistant Professor
Livestock Marketing, Commodity Markets

Scott D. Stewart



Promotion and Tenure 2019, 11/12/2019

The Hat, 1/17/2019

New Ventures | GAP Connections, 7/26/2017

High Hopes for Tennessee Cotton, 4/17/2017

Answers to Farmers’ Questions, 10/22/2016

New UTIA AgResearch Associate Deans Announced, 9/20/2016

Down to the Short Rows, 11/17/2015

Changes Coming to AgResearch Administration, 9/17/2015


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The Story of Cotton 
A look at the history, production and uses of cotton.

(1 mention)

Beef Cattle 
Beef cattle farming is Tennessee’s number one farm commodity - and herd reproductive health is critical. UT’s Institute of Agriculture is working on research to boost cattle pregnancy rates.

(1 mention)

Livestock Research 
It's a problem for Tennessee farmers who produce our top commodity -- beef cattle. Insects such as flies cause serious health problems for their animals, and reduce product quality for consumers.

(1 mention)

Stocker Cattle 
Beef cattle farming is Tennessee’s top agricultural commodity. Some producers provide a valuable service by running “stocker” or “backgrounding” operations.

(1 mention)

Ames Calving Research 
A historic site is contributing to the future of Tennessee's top agricultural commodity--beef cattle farming.

(1 mention)

Cotton Outlook 2011 
Like much of Dixie, Tennessee is -- once again -- the land of cotton. Our state will produce nearly twice as many acres of the crop as it did just a couple of years ago.

(1 mention)

Cotton's Comeback? 
Cotton remains a staple in southern agriculture, but in recent years the number of acres in Tennessee has dropped by a significant amount. But is 2010 the year of cotton's comeback?

(1 mention)

High Input Costs 
Food prices have been going up, but so are the production costs for farmers who grow what we eat. Farm expenses are at record highs for Tennessee row-crop producers.

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Cattle Facility 
Beef cattle farming is Tennessee's top agricultural commodity - generating nearly 600 million dollars each year.


Recent Publications

A Multiregional Input-Output Analysis of WaterWithdrawals in the Southeastern United States.  Sheng, D., S. Owens, D. M. Lambert, B. C. English, R. J. Menard, D. W. Hughes, L. H. Lambert, and C. D. Clark.  2019.  The Review of Regional Studies, Southern Regional Science Association, 49: pp 323-350,ISSN 1553-0892, 0048-49. [Abstract]

Strong Export Sales Imperative To Maintain Commodity Prices.  Smith, S. A.  2019.  Mid America Farmer Grower, Vol. 39, No. 44, November 1.

USDA Announces Second Round Of Commodity Payments.  Smith, S. A.  2019.  Mid America Farmer Grower, Vol. 39, No. 11, January 4.

Three Events Spur Dip In Commodity Price.  Smith, A.  2018.  Mid America Farmer Grower, Mid America Farmer Grower. Vol. 38, No. 26, June 29.

Effects of Regionalized Trade Restrictions Quantity Exported During a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak Thompson, J. M.  2018.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 50(2). 2018. [Abstract]

Potential of Biomass in Developing Renewable Energy: Wood Pellet Trade from U.S and Development of Aviation Fuel from Oilseed Crops.  U. Rahman  2018.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Breeding for improved oil quality in high yielding soybean lines using molecular markers for selecting FAD2-1A, FAD2-1B, FAD3A and FAD3C mutant alleles to produce a high oleic, low linolenic (HOLL) soybean.  Willette, A.  2018.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

The missing puzzle piece - is engineered wood ready for big data?.  Young, T. M.  2018.  Engineered Wood Journal, 21(2):64. [Abstract]

Breeding for improved oil quality in high yielding soybean lines using molecular markers for selecting fAD3A and FAD3C mutant alleles.  A. Willette, H. Bhandari, C. E. Sams, F. Chen, V. R. Sykes, C. Smallwood, and V. R. Pantalone.  2017.  World Soybean Research Conference 10, Poster completed and displayed in Plant Biotechnology Bldg. Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. [Abstract]

USDA Compares Global Commodity Production for Analysis.  Smith, A.  2017.  Mid America Farmer Grower.

Dry Conditions Affect Commodity Prices.  Smith, A.  2017.  Mid America Farmer Grower. Vol. 37. No 28..

A Quantitative Analysis of Trade Policy Responses to Higher World Agricultural Commodity Prices Yu, T. E., S. Tokgoz, E. Wailes, and E. Chavez.  2017.  Agriculture, Development, and the Global Trading System: 2000-2015, A. Bouët and D. Laborde, ed. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C. 2017: 365-401.