Richard Nehring

Agricultural Economist
202-694-5618
rnehring@ers.usda.gov
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Briefly

Richard Nehring has worked with Eldon Ball on the productivity team in the Resource and Rural Economics Division since 1991. His responsibilities include the design and implementation of the fertilizer and pesticides research on agricultural productivity. He is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

Education

Richard received his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland, an M.A. in Economics from Iowa State University, a B.S. in Farm Operations, and a B.A. in German from Iowa State University.

Selected Publications

Selected Articles in Journals Relevant to Measurement of Pesticide, Fertilizer or Land Inputs

Nehring, R.F., R. Barton, and C. Hallahan. 2017. "The Increasing Role of Crossbreds in U.S. Dairy Production," Agricultural Finance Review, forthcoming.

Ball, V.E., S. Wang, R.F. Nehring, and R. Mosheim. 2016. "Productivity and Economic Growth in US Agriculture," Agricultural Economic Policy Perspectives, January.

Nehring, R.F., and S. Wang. 2016. "Productivity and Economic Growth in Post War Agriculture: 1948 to 2013," International Productivity Monitor, August.

Ball, V.E., R.F. Nehring, C. Mesonada, and Y. Sheng. 2016. "Comparisons of Real Values of Capital Input in OECD Agriculture, 1973-2011," Review of Economics and Finance, June.

Ball, V.E., S. Wang, R.F. Nehring, and R. Mosheim. 2016. "Productivity and Economic Growth in US Agriculture," Agricultural Economic Policy Perspectives, January.

Nehring, R.F., J. Gillespie, J. Sauer, and C. Hallahan. 2016. "Intensive Versus Extensive Dairy Production Systems: Dairy States in the Eastern and Midwestern U.S. and Key Pasture Countries in the EU: Determining the Competitive Edge," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Assessing the Status of the Global Dairy Trade, Volume 18, Special Issue A.

Nehring, R.F., J. Gillespie, A. Katchova, C. Hallahan, J.M. Harris, and K. Erickson. 2015. "What’s Driving U.S. Broiler Farm Profitability?" International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 18, Special Issue A.

Nehring, R.F., J. Gillespie, C. Hallahan, M. Harris, and K. Erickson. 2014. "What’s Driving Economic and Financial Success of U.S. Cow-Calf Operations?" Agricultural Finance Review 74(3):311-25.

Fernandez-Cornejo, J., C. Hallahan, R.F. Nehring, and S. Wechsler. 2012. "Conservation Tillage, Herbicide Use, and Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States: The Case of Soybeans," AgBioForum 15(3):231–241.

Gardner, J., R.F. Nehring, and C. Nelson. 2009. "Genetically Modified crops and Household Labor Savings in US Crop Production," AgBioForum 12(3-4):303-312.

Ball, V.E., W. Lindamood, R.F. Nehring, and C. Mesonada. 2008. "Capital as a Factor of Production in OECD Agriculture: Measurement and Data," Applied Economics 40(10):1253-1277, October.

Nehring, R.F., C. Barnard, D. Banker, and V. Breneman. 2006. "Urban Influence on Costs of Production in the Corn Belt: A Frontier Approach," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 88(4):930-946, November.

Morrison-Paul, C., R.F. Nehring, and D. Banker. 2004. "Returns to Scale, Efficiency, and Technical Change in U.S. Agriculture: Are Traditional Farms History?" Journal of Productivity Analysis 22:185-205, November.

Ball, V.E., C.A.K. Lovell, H. Liu, and R.F. Nehring. 2004. "Incorporating Environmental Impacts in the Measurement of Agricultural Productivity Growth," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 29(3):436-460, December.

Morrison-Paul, C., V.E. Ball, R.G. Felthoven, and R.F. Nehring. 2002. "Effective Costs and Chemical Use in U.S. Agricultural Production: Benefits and Costs of Using the Environment as a ‘Free’ Input," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 84(4):902-915, November.

Ball, V.E., J. Bureau, J. Butault, and R.F. Nehring. 2001. "Levels of Farm Sector Productivity: An International Comparison," Journal of Productivity Analysis 15(1):5-29.

Ball, V.E., J. Bureau, R.F. Nehring, and A. Somwaru. 1997. "Agricultural Productivity Revisited," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 79(4):1045-1063, November.

Somwaru, A., and R.F. Nehring. 1996. "A Graph Efficiency Multiproduct Model of Corn/Livestock Farming: Accounting for Nitrate Pollution," Annals of Operation Research 68(3):379-408. J.C. Baltzer AG, Science Publishers.

Ball, V.E., C.A.K. Lovell, R.F. Nehring, and A. Somwaru. 1994. "Incorporating undesirable outputs into models of production: an application to U.S. agriculture," Cahiers d'Economie Sociologie Rurales 31:59-74, May.

Stout, B.A., and R.F. Nehring. 1988. "Agricultural Energy: 1988 and the Future," Phi Kappa Phi Journal 68:32-36, Summer.

Selected Book Chapter

Kellogg, R.L., R.F. Nehring, A. Grube, D. Gross and S. Plotkin. 2002. "Environmental Indicators of Pesticide Leaching and Runoff from Farm Fields," in Agricultural Productivity: Measurement and Growth, V.E. Ball, and G.W. Norton, eds. Boston, Dordrecht, London: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Meetings Presentations

Nehring, R.F., J. Fernandez-Cornejo, C. Hallahan, S. Wechsler, and A. Grube. 2011. "Conservation Tillage, Pesticide Use, and Biotech Crops in the U.S.," paper presented at the annual meetings of AAEA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 24-27.

Nehring, R.F., V. Breneman, and S. Wechsler. 2011. "Assessing Economic and Environmental Impacts of Ethanol Production on Fertilizer Use in Corn Production: And a Pesticides Postscript," paper presented at the annual meetings of SWCS in Washington, DC, July 18-21.

Fernandez-Cornejo, J., C. Hallahan, R.F. Nehring, S. Wechsler, and A. Grube. 2010. "Conservation Tillage, Pesticide Use, and Biotech Crops in the U.S.," paper presented at the annual meetings of AAEA in Denver, Colorado, July 25-27.

Gardner, J., and R.F. Nehring. 2010. "Complex Surveys, a Blessing or a Curse?" Organized Symposium with papers on the Mexican meat industry (by J.A. Lopez and J.E. Malaga) and the U.S. Broiler Sector (by R.F. Nehring, J. Gardner, C. Hallahan, and D. Harvey) presented at the annual meetings of SAEA in Orlando, Florida, February 7-9.

Nehring, R.F., V. Breneman, C. Hallahan, K.W. Erickson, and D. Nulph. 2010. "Potential Impacts of Climate Change, Bio-Fuels Production and Urbanization on Farmland Values in the U.S. Corn Belt: A Farm Level Analysis," paper presented at the annual meetings of NAREA in Atlantic City, New Jersey, June 13-14.

Nehring, R.F., V. Breneman, and S. Wechsler. 2010. "Assessing Economic and Environmental Impacts of Ethanol Production on Fertilizer Use in Corn Production: And a Pesticides Postscript," paper presented at the annual meetings of SWCS in St Louis, Missouri, July 18-21.

Fernandez-Cornejo, J., R.F. Nehring, E.N. Sinha, A. Grube, and A. Vialou. 2009. "Assessing Recent Trends in Pesticide Use in U.S. Agriculture," paper presented at the annual meetings of AAEA in Milwaukee, Wisconsin July 25-29.

Sinha, E.N., R.F. Nehring, and A. Grube. 2009. "Effects of Pesticide Regulation on Quality-adjusted Prices for Pesticides on Peaches," paper presented at the annual meetings of NAREA in Burlington, Vermont, June 7-10.

Vialou, A.F., R.F. Nehring, and J. Gillespie. 2009. "Impact of Bio-fuel Production on Farmland Values: An International Comparison between the United States and Brazil," paper presented at the annual meetings of SAEA in Atlanta, Georgia, January 31-February 3.

Nehring, R.F., A. Vialou, C.L. Sandretto, and K.W. Erickson. 2008. "Assessing Economic and Environmental Impacts of Ethanol Production on fertilizer Use in Corn Production," paper presented at the annual meetings of SAEA in Dallas, Texas, February.

Nehring, R.F., F.A. Vialou, J. Fernandez-Cornejo, and A. Grube. 2008. "Impact of GMO Crop Adoption on Quality-Adjusted pesticide Use in Cotton States: a Full Picture," paper presented at the annual meetings of NAREA in Quebec, Canada, June 29-July 1.