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Cow Welfare in the U.S. Dairy Industry: Willingness-to-Pay and Willingness-to-Supply

Christopher Wolf and Glynn Tonsor ()

Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2017, vol. 42, issue 2

Abstract: Consumers are increasingly scrutinizing the animal welfare implications of modern agricultural production processes. We used surveys to examine both the U.S. public willingness-to-pay for and dairy farmer willingness-to-supply or change on-farm production practices related to dairy cattle welfare and find that the public has a positive WTP for all practices examined, while most dairy farms already supply those practices (with the exceptions of employee training programs, third-party certification, and outdoor access). Implications for practice verification and premiums are discussed in the context of dairy markets and policy.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Livestock Production/Industries; Production Economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.257996

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