Shuay-Tsyr Ho's research while affiliated with National Taiwan University and other places

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Crop switching has been examined in the literature addressing the production effects of irrigation or as viable strategy in the adaptation to climate change, which is closely related to agricultural resilience. Attention to the identification of the direct linkage between crop switching and farm profitability, and, thus, farm sustainability, howeve...
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The repeal of the Prohibition Act in 1933 introduced state-level regulations on the retail availability of alcoholic beverages. Recently there has been much debate among industry stakeholders on how changes to these laws will affect consumer choices. We develop an index to measure purchase diversity for alcoholic beverages that considers similariti...
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Fruit producers in the Eastern United States face a wide range of weather-related risks that have the capacity to largely impact yields and profitability. This research examines the economic implications associated with responding to these risks for sweet cherry production in three different systems: high tunnels, revenue insurance, and weather ins...
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Wine is the highest valued product in the agricultural, food, and beverage sector traded between the United States and the European Union (EU) and wine faces a range of tariffs that are differentiated by country and product category. In addition, the production of wine grapes is heavily regulated within the EU and there are complicated state-level...
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The presence of food waste, and ways to reduce it, has generated significant debate among industry stakeholders, policy makers, and consumer groups around the world. Many have argued that the variety of date labels used by food manufacturers leads to confusion about food quality and food safety among consumers. Here, we develop a between-subject, l...
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The presence of food waste, and ways to it, has generated significant debate among industry stakeholders, policy makers, and consumer groups around the world. Many have argued that the variety of date labels used by food manufacturers leads to confusion about food quality and food safety among consumers. Here, we develop a between-subject, laborato...
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Promotion programs that subsidize advertising for exported agricultural products continue to be used despite much criticism that they are an inefficient use of taxpayer money. At the same time, others have advocated for an increase in funds to support domestic advertising for fruits and vegetables. We investigate the economic and nutritional effect...
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It has been a long time since we have seen a cost of production study for horticultural crops, notably processing vegetable crops, in New York State; however, research in this arena is completed in many other states and continues to offer useful information to industry stakeholders. This type of information is especially important in the processing...

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... This finding reveals differences in crop choices by farmers of different levels of education. Studies by Amare, Mavrotas, and Edeh (2018) and Luh, Chang, and Ho (2022) observed that farmers' level of education influences crop choices. Specifically, Amare, Mavrotas, and Edeh (2018) showed that more educated farmers were more likely to choose cash crops as opposed to purely food crops. ...
... If in 2016-2017 the amount of financing of agricultural production reached 6 billion rubles, then at present it is about 4 billion rubles. All articles of state support were cut, including for animal husbandry [37][38][39][40][41]. Currently, the size of budget payments is about 1 billion rubles (table 1). ...
... Most existing studies of wine trade focus on only a small subset of trading countries or consider wine as part of wider analyses. Rickard et al. (2018) examine the impacts of bilateral tariffs by focusing on trade between the United States and Europe. Macedo et al. (2020) employ a gravity model to analyze Portugal's exports of port wine to 60 trade partners. ...
... A lot of prior literature on household food waste has favoured qualitative methodologies and focussed primarily on consumer behaviour. For example, consumers' response and behaviour towards food waste have been explored using the theory of planned behaviour (Stefan et al., 2016;Russell et al., 2017), analysed by external effects such as labelling (Wilson et al., 2017;Petit et al., 2017), packaging (Williams et al., 2012) or attitude to plate waste (Lorenz et al., 2017). ...
... The relative importance of these criteria depends on the situation; at the point of purchase, the role of sensory perception during freshness assessment may be limited and conditioned by the presence of transparent packaging or even a lack of packaging, which allows the consumer to experience the food's attributes (Rupprecht et al., 2020;Barone and Aschemann-Witzel, 2022;Williams et al., 2020). After the purchase, consumers have more opportunities to judge the food's quality by means of their own sensesthey use their past sensory experiences related to a certain food product and their familiarity with that product to decide if that specific food can be consumed (Chu et al., 2020;Wilson et al., 2017;Manzocco, 2016;Van Boxstael et al., 2014). Manzocco (2016) noticed that consumers are generally aware of their sensory dissatisfaction when eating a certain food product. ...