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Climate Change

U.S. Agriculture and Forestry Greenhouse Gas Inventory: 1990-2005. Global Change Program Office, Office of the Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Technical Bulletin No. 1921. 159 pp. August, 2008.

The Effect of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity

Commodities

Evaluation of Selected USDA WAOB and NASS Forecasts and Estimates in Corn and Soybeans. Marketing and Outlook Research Report 2014-01, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January 2014

Renewable Energy

Coal-Power Plants Rejuvenated With Biomass: An Economic, Social, and Environmentally Sustainable Transition to Clean Power:  Sarah Stutzman, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; Brandon Weiland, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University; Juan Sesmero, Paul Preckel, and Michael Wetzstein, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University; James Duffield, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, USDA - August 2017

Wind Energy Land Distribution in the United States of America:  Irene M. Xiarchos,
Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Office of the Chief Economist, USDA; Avery Sandborn, Spatial Analysis Research Section, National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA, July 2017

New Dynamics in Fossil Fuel and Renewable Energy for Rural America:  Jason P. Brown, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; Roger Coupal, University of Wyoming; Claudia Hitaj, Economic Research Service, USDA; Timothy W. Kelsey, Penn State University; Richard S. Krannich, Utah State University; Irene M. Xiarchos, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Office of the Chief Economist, USDA - July 2017

Dynamic Volatility Spillovers in Agricultural and Energy Commodities: Irene M. Xiarchos, Natural Resource Economist and Policy Analyst, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Office of the Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and  J. Wesley Burnett, Assistant Professor, Economics Department, College of Charleston. From the Proceedings of the 22nd Federal Forecaster’s Conference: The Potential for Big Data in Forecasting, held in Washington, DC April 20, 2017. Bureau of Labor Statistics - 2017.

Unconventional Shale Gas Development and Agriculture in the Appalachian Basin Marcellus Play: Exploratory Analysis of the 2012 Census of Agriculture: Irene Margaret Xiarchos, USDA OCE Office of Energy Policy and New Uses and Kyle Hoy, Kelly Doyle; Megan Romania; Kathy Brasier; Leland Glenna; Timothy Kelsey Pennsylvania State University and Penn State Center for Economic and Community Development

2015 Energy Balance for the Corn-Ethanol Industry: Paul W. Gallagher, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Iowa State University; Winnie C.  Yee, Chemical Engineer, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Crop Conversion Science and Engineering Research Unit; Harry S. Baumes, Ph.D., Director, USDA, Office of the Chief Economist, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses - February 2016

Literature Review of Estimated Market Effects of U.S. Corn Starch Ethanol: Prepared by the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, Division of Applied Social Sciences, University of Missouri - February 2016

U.S. Ethanol: An Examination of Policy, Production, Use, Distribution, and Market Interactions: Edited by James, Office of the Chief Economist, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, USDA, Robert Johansson, Office of the Chief Economist, USDA, and Seth Meyer, World Agricultural Outlook Board, Office of the Chief Economist, USDA - October 2015

Biogas Opportunities Roadmap: U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy

Assessment of the National Prospects for Electricity Generation from Biomass: Purdue University, State Utility Forecasting Group, David G. Nderitu, Paul V. Preckel, Douglas J. Gotham, Elizabeth A. Dobis - April 2014

Renewable Chemicals & Materials Opportunity Assessment: Prepared by Nexant for the Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Office of the Chief Economist, U.S.Department of Agriculture - January 2014

A National Survey of Biobased Product Companies - DRAFT: R. A. Cox, Director, Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS); S. Devlin, Director, Business Development Program, University of Missouri Extension; R. Basu
Economics Specialist, CIRAS, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa - August 2013

Results of a National Survey of Biobased Product Companies: R. A. Cox, Director, Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS); S. Devlin, Director, Business Development Program, University of Missouri Extension; R. Basu
Economics Specialist, CIRAS, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa - March 2013

Factors Affecting the Adoption of Wind and Solar-Power Generating Systems on U.S. Farms: Experiences at the State Level: Irene M. Xiarchos, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Office of the Chief Econoist, U.S. Department of Agriculture and William Lazarus, Professor and Extension Economist, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota - July 2013

Biomass Supply From Corn Residues: Estimates and Critical Review of Procedures: Paul W. Gallagher, Department of Economics and Iowa State University, Harry Baumes Director, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Office of the Chief Economist, USDA

Biobased Automobile Parts Investigation: Developed for the USDA Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Christine Andresen, Christina Demuth, Austin Lange, Paul Stoick, Rudy Pruszko - September 2012

Occupational and Workforce Characteristics of Green Jobs: A Task-Based Approach to Defiing Green Jobs, David Peters and liesl Eathington, Iowa State University - June 25, 2012

Biobased Economony Indicators: A Report to the U.S. Congress: Prepared jointly by the Office of the Chief Economist, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses (OEPNU), USDA and the Center for Industrial Research and Service of Iowa State University

Development of a Purchasing Managers’ Index for Biobased Products: Liesl Eathington and Dave Swenson

An Exploration of Green Job Policies, Theoretical Underpinnings, Measurement Approaches, and Job Growth Expectations: David J. Peters, Liesl Eathington, and David Swenson

Energy Life-Cycle Assessment of Soybean Biodiesel Revisited: A. Pradhan, D.S. Shrestha, A. McAloon, W. Yee, M. Haas, J.A. Duffield

Renewable Power Opportunities for Rural Communities

Solar Energy Use in U.S. Agriculture, Overview and Policy Issues: Irene M. Xiarchos and Brian Vick

2008 Energy Balance for the Corn-Ethanol Industry: H. Shapouri,Paul W. Gallagher, Ward Nefstead, Rosalie Schwartz, Stacey Noe, and Roger Conway.

Energy Life-Cycle Assessment of Soybean Biodiesel: A. Pradhan, D.S. Shrestha, A. McAloon, W. Yee, M. Haas, J.A. Duffield, H. Shapouri - 2009

Ethanol Policy: Past, Present, and Future: James A. Duffield, Irene M. Xiarchos, Steve A. Halbrook. South Dakota Law Review, The University of South Dakota, p. 425-456. Volume 53 - 2008

New Techonolgies in Ethanol Production: C. Matthew Rendleman, Hosein Shapouri - 2007

U.S. Biobased Products Market Potential and Projections Through 2025 - 2008

Farm-Based Anaerobic Digesters as an Energy and Odor Control Technology: Background and Policy Issues William F. Lazarus - March 2008

The Economic Feasibility of Ethanol Production from Sugar in the United States - 2006

Risk Assessment

How to Model a Negligible Probability Under the WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement,How to Model Negligible Probability Under the WTO Agreement Mark Powell, M.R. 2012 Risk Analysis DOI:10.1111/j.1539-6924.2012.01895.x

Nano Risk Analysis: Advancing the Science for Nanomaterials Risk Management, Jo Anne Shatkin; Linda Carolyn Abbott; Ann E. Bradley, Richard Alan Canady; Tee Guidotti; Kristin Kulinowksi; Ragnar Löfstedt; Garrick Lewis; Margaret MacDonell; Andrew D. Maynard; Greg Paoli; Lorraine Sheremeta; Nigel Walker; Ronald White; and Richard Williams. 2010. Risk Analysis 30(11): 1680-1687

Analyzing the power and error of Listeria monocytogenes growth challenge studies, Powell, M.R., Int. J. Food Microbiol. (2009) doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2009.09.019.

Analyzing BSE surveillance in low perv ence countries. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 83(3-4): 337-346. Reprints available from Mark Powell. Powell, M., A. Scott, E. Ebel. 2008.

Risk Assessment for Invasive Plant Species, Mark Powell. 2004. Weed Technology. 18: 1305-1308.

Weather and Climate

Towards a Compendium on National Drought Policy Proceedings of an Expert Meeting, July 14-15, 2011 - Washington, DC, USA