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Roderick Rejesus

Department Extension Leader, Professor and Extension Specialist

Extension Specialist

Nelson Hall 4344

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Roderick “Rod” M. Rejesus is a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University. He received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Rejesus has an active research and extension program that focuses on applied production economics, with special emphasis on agricultural policies related to risk management (e.g., crop insurance and other safety-net policies for farmers) and economic impact assessment of agricultural technologies. His applied research program in crop insurance covers both compliance issues (i.e., fraud prevention) and topics related to premium rate-setting. He also has extensive experience evaluating economic impacts of various agricultural technologies, policies, and programs (in the US and other countries).

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Extension Links:


  • ECG 741: Agricultural Production and Supply (Fall Semesters)


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Selected Publications

Cover Crops, Crop Insurance Losses, and Resilience to Extreme Weather Events. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2024)

Understanding the Effect of Cover Crop Use on Prevented Planting Losses. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2024)

The impact of no-till on agricultural land values in the United States Midwest. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2023)

Payments from Agricultural Conservation Programs and Cover Crop Adoption. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (2023)

Crop insurance participation and cover crop use: Evidence from Indiana county-level data. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (2022)

Quantifying the Yield Sensitivity of Modern Rice Varieties to Warming Temperatures: Evidence from the PhilippinesAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics (2022)

Warming Temperatures, Yield Risk, and Crop Insurance Participation. European Review of Agricultural Economics (2021)

Economic Dimensions of Soil Health Practices that Sequester Carbon: Promising Research Directions. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation (2021)

Nonparametric Estimation and Inference of Production Risk. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2021)

Advantageous Selection in Crop Insurance: Theory and Evidence. Journal of Agricultural Economics (2018)

Greater sensitivity to drought accompanies maize yield increase in the US Midwest. Science (2014)

Adoption and economics of alternate wetting and drying water management for irrigated lowland rice. Field Crops Research (2015)

Factors affecting farmers’ utilization of agricultural risk management tools: the case of crop insurance, forward contracting, and spreading sales. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics (2009)

Productivity and exporting status of manufacturing firms: Evidence from quantile regressions. Review of World Economics (2006)

Developing Experience-Based Premium Rate Discounts in Crop Insurance. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2006)


PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2001