Demand for Private Marketing Expertise by Organic Farmers: A Quantile Analysis Based on Counts

We study the demand by organic farmers for technical advice using a quantile regression for the demand of organic farmers for consultations with private information providers. There is substantial heterogeneity in the impact of critical explanatory variables on consultations of organic farmer. Larger farm size has a positive effect on contacts, but the effect is absent for the highest number of consultations. Internet use has a positive marginal effect on visits to private information providers across each quantile, suggesting that expanded efforts to deliver programs through web-based resources are a useful investment for information providers.


Editor(s):
Marchant, Mary A.
Bosch, Darrell J.
Subject(s):
Issue Date:
2012-05
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/123784
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 44, Number 2
Page range:
157-171
Total Pages:
15
JEL Codes:
C25; Q12; Q13; Q16




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