January 2019


"Generic Promotion of Sorghum for Food and Industrial Uses" authored by Gary W. Williams and Oral Capps, Jr. was published in the Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing. To access the journal article click here.


December 2018


"Measuring the Effects of Advertising on Green Industry Sales: A Generalized Propensity Score Approach" authored by Marco Palma, Y. Li, C.R. Hall, H. Khachatryan, and Oral Capps, Jr. was published in the Journal of Applied Economics (Volume 51, Issue 12). To access the journal article click here.

Oral Capps, Jr., Ariun Ishdorj, Senarath Dharmasena, and Marco Palma are responsible for the inclusion of Chapter 5: Economic Ramifications of Obesity: A Selective Peer Review in the Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Economics published in 2018.

Dr. Gary W. Williams and Daniel Hanselka prepared the "2018 Update: The U.S. National and State-Level Economic Benefits of Avocado Imports from Mexico" for the Mexican Hass Avocado Import Association (MHAIA).


November 2018

Dr. Gary W. Williams served as the Keynote Speaker at the 6th Annual National Congress on Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics and the 1st Congress on the Environmental Economy of the Northeast (to Congreso Nacional de Economía Agrícola y de los Recursos Naturales y 1er Congreso de Economía Ambiental del Noroeste) in Texcoco, Mexico.  This conference was organized by The Division of Economic and Administrative Sciences (DICEA) of the Autonomous University of Chapingo (Texcoco), the University of South Baja California (UABCS), and the Economics Program of the Postgraduate University (Texcoco)).

His presentation, "El impacto de las importaciones de aguacate Mexicano en la economía de los EE.UU.,"  focused on the economic benefits of avocado imports into the U.S.

Dr. Gary Williams with Dr. Jaime Matus Gardea, Colegio de Postgraduados, (left) and Dr. Ramón Valdivia, UACH (Universidad Autónoma de Chapingo) (right).


September 2018

AFCERC Co-Directors Co-recipients of the FDRS Presidential Award for Excellence in Research and Communication!

Dr. Oral Capps, Jr. and Dr. Victoria Salin (both Co-Directors of AFCERC), along with Dr. Rafael Bakhtavoryan, Assistant Professor at TAMU Commerce and Aramayis Dallakyan, TAMU Department of Agricultural Economics PhD candidate, were awarded the Food Distribution Research Society's Presidential Award for Excellence in Research and Communication for their piece entitled "The Use of Time-Series Analysis in Examinig Food Safety Issues: The Case of the Peanut Butter Recall."

This award recognizes  outstanding basic or applied research in food distribution and marketing. Selection is made from Journal of Food Distribution Research articles published between annual conferences.



August 2018

Dr. Gary W. Williams was selected as a host and presenter for the Agricultural and Applied Economics 2018 Annual Meeting - Post-Conference Workshop on "The Convergence of Policy Issues in Produce Research: Labor/mechanization, NAFTA, and the Food Safety Modernization Act."  Dr. Williams', entitled "The Benefits of U.S. Imports of Mexican Avocados" was presented in order to better understand the impact of NAFTA and explore trends in produce trade.



July 2018

Dr. Gary W. Williams was the featured speaker at the joint Kangwon National University(KNU)/Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Scholarship Program in Global Agricultural Economics at KNU in Chuncheon, South Korea on July 16. The participants included government officials from all over Africa, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia who are funded by their respective governments to get training in international agricultural development. Dr. Williams’ presentation on “U.S. Farm Policy and Developing Countries” was extremely well received.



Routledge International Handbooks released the book The Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Economics edited by Gail L. Cramer, Krishna P. Paudel, and Andrew Schmitz.

"This Handbook offers an up-to-date collection of research on agricultural economics. Drawing together scholarship from experts at the top of their profession and from around the world, this collection provides new insights into the area of agricultural economics." ~ Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Co-Director Oral Capps, Jr., and AFCERC Associates Ariun Ishdorj, Senarath Dharmasena, and Marco A. Palma, all of Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University, are the featured as authors of Chapter 5: Economic ramifications of obesity. Get your copy today!


June 2018

Dr. Victoria Salin, Co-Director of AFCERC, recently supervised the 3-week study abroad course Agri-Tourism, Market Research, & Exploration: Study Abroad in South Africa and eSwatini (Swaziland). Faculty members and students alike from Texas A&M University and University of Tampa had a wonderful time exploring the land and learning all about agricultural in the region.  How exciting!


Dr. Gary W. Williams, Co-Director of AFCERC, presented his selected paper "Generic Promotion of Sorghum for Food and Industrial Use" at the 2018 International Food Marketing Symposium held in Bournemouth, UK.  This symposium is held annually to provide a "forum where academic food marketers can meet to advance the discipline of academic food marketing."


April 2018


"Expiration of Dates and Order Quantities for Perishables" authored by Michael Ketzenberg, Gary Gaukler, and Victoria Salin was published in the European Journal of Operational Research (Volume 266, Issue 2). To access the journal article click here.







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