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William McBride

Agricultural Economist
202-694-5577
Email: wmcbride@ers.usda.gov

Briefly:

William McBride is the leader of the commodity cost and return estimation project, responsible for the annual production and publication of estimates for 15 major field crop and livestock commodities. He also has responsibilities for questionnaire and data development as part of the annual Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS), and in a broad program of research emphasizing the farm adoption and impacts of new technologies and management practices.



Education:

Ph.D. and M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Tennessee; B.S. in Farm and Business Management from Purdue University



Professional Affiliations:

Member of the American and Southern Agricultural Economics Associations



Selected Publications:

Journal Articles

McBride, W., and C. Greene. "The Profitability of Organic Soybean Production," Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 24, no. 4 (December 2009): 276-284.

McBride, W., and C. Greene. "Costs of Organic Milk Production on U.S. Dairy Farms," Review of Agricultural Economics, 31, no. 4 (Winter 2009): 793-813.

McBride, W., N. Key, and K. Mathews. "Sub-therapeutic Antibiotics and Productivity in U.S. Hog Production." Review of Agricultural Economics 30, no. 2 (2008): 270-88.

Key, N., W. McBride, and R. Mosheim. "Decomposition of Total Factor Productivity Change in the U.S. Hog Industry." Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 40(1): April 2008.

McBride, W.D. and J.D. Johnson. "Defining and Characterizing Approaches to Farm Mangement." Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Vol. 38, No. 1(April 2006):155-167.
 
McBride, W.D., S. Short, and H. El-Osta. "The Adoption and Impact of Bovine Somatotropin on U.S. Dairy Farms." Review of Agricultural Economics. (2004).

Key, N. and W.D. McBride. "Production Contracts and Productivity in the U.S. Hog Sector."American Journal of Agricultural Economics.Vol. 85, No. 1(February 2003):121-133.

Daberkow, S.G. and W.D. McBride. "Farm and Operator Characteristics Affecting the Awareness and Adoption of Precision Agriculture Technologies in the U.S."Precision Agriculture.Vol. 4(2003):163-177.

McBride, W.D. and S.G. Daberkow. "Information and the Adoption of Precision Farming Technologies."Journal of Agribusiness.Vol. 21, No. 1(Spring 2003):21-38.

McBride, W.D. and H. El-Osta. "Impacts of the Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops on Farm Financial Performance."Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.Vol. 34, No. 1(April 2002):175-191.

Fernandez-Cornejo, J., S. Daberkow, and W.D. McBride. "Decomposing the Size Effect on the Adoption of Innovations: Agrobiotechnology and Precision Agriculture."AgBioForum.Vol. 4, No. 2(November 2001):124-136.

McBride, W.D. and N. Brooks. "Survey Evidence on Producer Use and Costs of Genetically Modified Seed."Agribusiness.Vo1. 16, No. 1(2000):6-20.

S.G. Daberkow and W.D. McBride."Socio-economic Profiles of Early Adopters of Precision Agricultural Technologies."Journal of Agribusiness.Vol. 16, No. 2(Fall 1998): 151-168.

USDA Publications

Key, N., W. McBride, M. Ribaudo, and S. Sneeringer, 2011, Trends and Developments in Hog Manure Management: 1998-2009. Economic Information Bulletin No. 81, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, September, 30 pp

McBride, W. and K. Mathews Jr., 2011, The Diverse Structure and Organization of U.S. Beef Cow-Calf Farms, Economic Information Bulletin No. 73, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, March, 40 pp

Greene, C., E. Slattery, and W. McBride, 2010, "America's Organic Farmers Face Issues and Opportunities," Amber Waves (feature), Vo1. 8, Issue 2, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, June, pp. 34-39.

McBride, W.D. and C. Greene, 2010, "Organic Dairy Sector Evolves to Meet Changing Demand," Amber Waves (feature), Vo1. 8, Issue 1, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, March, pp. 28-33.

McBride, W.D. and C. Greene, 2009, Characteristics, Costs, and Issues with Organic Dairy Farming, Economic Research Report No. 82, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, November, 50 pp.

Greene, C., C. Dimitri, B. Lin, W. McBride, L. Oberholtzer, and T. Smith, 2009, Emerging Issues in the U.S. Organic Industry, Economic Information Bulletin No. 55, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, June, 36 pp.

Key, N., W.D. McBride, and M. Ribaudo, 2009, Changes in Manure Management in the Hog Sector: 1998-2004, Economic Information Bulletin No. 50, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, March, 29 pp.

Huang, W., W. McBride, and U. Vasavada, 2009, "Recent Volatility in U.S. Fertilizer Prices," Amber Waves (feature), Vo1. 7, Issue 1, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, March, pp. 28-31.

MacDonald, J.M. and W.D. McBride, 2009, The Transformation of U.S. Livestock Agriculture: Scale, Efficiency, and Risks, Economic Information Bulletin No. 43, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, January, 46 pp.

Key, N. and W. McBride, 2008, "Farm Size Behind Regional Differences in Hog Output and Productivity," Amber Waves (finding), Vo1. 6, Issue 3, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, June, pp. 9.

Key, N. and W. McBride, 2008, "Technology, Larger Farm Size Increase Productivity on U.S. Hog Farms," Amber Waves (feature), Vo1. 6, Issue 2, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, April, pp. 16-21.

Key N. and W. McBride, 2007, The Changing Economics of U.S. Hog Production, Economic Research Report No. 52, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, December, 45 pp.

McBride, W. and N. Key, 2007, Characteristics and Production Costs of U.S. Hog Operations, 2004, Economic Information Bulletin No. 32, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, December, 41 pp.

MacDonald, J., W. McBride, and E. O'Donoghue, 2007, "Low Costs Drive Production to Large Dairy Farms," Amber Waves (feature), Vo1. 5, Issue 4, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, November, pp. 30-35.

MacDonald J., E. O'Donoghue, W. McBride, R. Nehring, C. Sandretto, and R. Mosheim, 2007, Profits, Costs, and the Changing Structure of Dairy Farming, Economic Research Report No. 47, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, September, 41 pp.

Shoemaker, R., D. McGranahan, and W. McBride, 2006, "Agriculture and Rural Communities are Resilient to High Energy Costs," Amber Waves (feature), Vo1. 4, Issue 2, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, April, pp. 16-21.

McBride, W.D. " Production Costs Critical to Farming Decisions." Amber Waves.Vol. 1, No. 4(September 2003):38-45.

McBride, W.D. and N. Key. Economic and Structural Relationships in U.S. Hog Production. AER 818. February 2003.

Fernandez-Cornejo , J. and W.D. McBride. The Adoption of Bioengineered Crops. AER 810. May 2002.

Fernandez-Cornejo, J. and W.D. McBride. " Genetically Engineered Crops: U.S. Adoption and Impacts." Agriculture Outlook. September 2002.

Fernandez-Cornejo, J. and W.D. McBride. Genetically Engineered Crops for Pest Management in U.S. Agriculture. AER 786. April 2000.

Heimlich, R.E., J. Fernandez-Cornejo, W. McBride, C. Klotz-Ingram, S. Jans, and N. Brooks. " Genetically Engineered Crops: Has Adoption Reduced Pesticide Use?" Agricultural Outlook. August 2000.

McBride, W.D. Change in U.S. Livestock Production, 1969-92. AER 754. July 1997.

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