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).
- ARE 303: Farm Management (Fall Semesters)
The impact of no-till on agricultural land values in the United States Midwest. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2022)
Payments from Agricultural Conservation Programs and Cover Crop Adoption. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (2022)
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 Philippines. American 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)
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)
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2001
- Assessing returns to research investments in rice varietal development: Evidence from the Philippines and Bangladesh , GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY-AGRICULTURE POLICY ECONOMICS AND ENVIRONMENT (2022)
- Cultivating trust in technology-mediated sustainable agricultural research , AGRONOMY JOURNAL (2022)
- Payments from agricultural conservation programs and cover crop adoption , APPLIED ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES AND POLICY (2022)
- Risk effects of GM corn: Evidence from crop insurance outcomes and high-dimensional methods , AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS (2022)
- The impact of no-till on agricultural land values in the United States Midwest , AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS (2022)
- The of cover on soil erosion in the US Midwest , JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (2022)
- Bayesian Hierarchical Models for Measuring Varietal Improvement in Tobacco Yield and Quality , JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS (2021)
- Crop insurance participation and cover crop use: Evidence from Indiana county-level data , APPLIED ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES AND POLICY (2021)
- Economic dimensions of soil health practices that sequester carbon: Promising research directions , JOURNAL OF SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION (2021)
- Landscape-level feedbacks in the demand for transgenic pesticidal corn in the Philippines , ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS (2021)
On-farm trials will be used to measure mitigation of nitrous oxide and ammonia emissions from nitrogen fertilization of corn with and without the use of a urease and nitrification inhibitor. Control plots receiving zero N will be used to examine inherent soil health in the system and supply power relative to corn yields.
The objectives of this project are to 1. train county agents on corn agronomy and corn pests 2. quantify the cost difference in growing non-Bt and Bt corn and 3. increase plantings of refuge (non-Bt) corn.
The long-term goal and main objective of this proposed project is to develop semi-nonparametric econometric methods that will improve empirical understanding of the relationship between planting density and corn production risk in the US. The specific objectives of the project are: (1) To develop semi-nonparametric estimation and inference procedures that would allow for empirical analysis of production risk based on agricultural data sets (i.e., cross-sectional and panel data sets with high-dimensionality); (2) To estimate the effect of planting density on mean yields and production risk (i.e., the higher moments of the yield distribution) using novel semi-nonparametric methods; (3) To determine how planting density choices influence the impact of climate change on mean corn yields and production risk, using novel semi-nonparametric methods; and, (4) To determine how the impact of genetically-modified (GM) traits on mean corn yields and production risk are affected by planting density, using novel semi-nonparametric methods.
The number of foreign mergers and acquisitions (M&A) of U.S. firms has increased dramatically. Policy-makers and regulators are increasingly more concerned, especially when acquisitions take place in sensitive sectors, such as the agrifood industry. There is little research evaluating the effects of foreign M&As on employment, output, price (volatility), imports, and exports. Our proposal seeks to fill this gap by collecting a comprehensive dataset on foreign acquisitions and domestic economic indicators and providing estimates of the impact of such M&As on domestic employment, output, price volatility, and exports in all sectors, and in the agrifood sector in particular. The ultimate long term goal of the project we propose is to help guide policy-makers in their discussions and potential regulation foreign acquisitions in the U.S. agrifood industry.
The main goal of the project is to better understand the economic benefits of soil health management systems in the Northeastern U.S. The project aims to accomplish the following: (1) updating a review of literature applicable to the Northeast US, (2) develop case studies and economic/risk analysis that highlight the long-term economic impacts of soil health practices basedon data collected by project partners.