UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

Selected Publications

An, H. and L.J. Butler. "A Discrete-Time Duration Analysis of Technology Disadoption: The Case of rBST in California." Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 60(4) (2012): 495-516.

Butler, L.J. and M.M. Wolf. "Economic Analysis of the Impact of Cloning on Improving Dairy Herd Composition." AgBioForum 13(2)(2010):194-207.

Butler, L.J. "Global Economic Trends: Forage, Feeds and Milk." Proceedings: Visalia, California, UC Cooperative Extension, Plant Sciences Department, University of California, 2010.

Butler, L.J. "Introduction to the Principles of Demand." Fresh Produce Marketing Strategies Short Course.  Roberta Cook, coordinator. Davis, CA: University of California, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2009.

An, H. and L.J. Butler. "Update on rbST Use in the California Dairy Industry." Agricultural and Resource Economics Update 12(5)(2009):5-7.

Butler, L.J. "Book Review: Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology: Economics and Policy." R. E. Just, J.M. Alston and D. Zilberman, eds. New York, 2006. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(3)(2009):854-855.

Oltjen, J.W., D.J. Drake, A.B. Ahmadi, A.J. Romera, S.J.R. Woodward, L.N. Bennett, F. Haque, and L.J. Butler. "Management Simulation Tool for Estimating Value of Individual Identification of Beef Cattle." Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Science 59(2008).

Butler, L.J., H. An, and L. Jarvis. "What Can We Learn from a Mature Biotechnology Product Market? rbst and the U.S. Dairy Industry." Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2008.

Butler, L.J., M.M. Wolf, and S. Bandoni. "Consumer Attitudes Toward Milk Products Produced from Cloned Cows." Journal of Food Distribution and Research 39(1)(2008):31-35.

Butler, L.J., et. al. "Benefits and Costs of Implementing an Animal Identification and Traceability System in California: Beef, Dairy, Sheep and Goats." Sacramento, CA: California Department of Food and Agriculture, 2008.

Butler, L.J. "Small Cheese Plant Dynamics." Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2007.

Butler, L.J. "Dairy Industry Trends in the West." Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2007.

Wolf, M.M. and L.J. Butler. "Consumer Response to Beef Clones to Produce Tender Meat: A Case Study." Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2007.

Caja, G., F. Haque, J.W. Oltjen, L.J. Butler, J.L. Evans, and V.J. Velez. "Estimation of No-Return Costs for Different Cattle Identification Systems in California." San Antonio, Texas: PSA, AMPA, ASAS, 2007.

Butler, L.J. and A. McCarthy. "Market Power in the Northwest D'Anjou Pear Industry: Implications for California Agriculture." Agricultural and Resource Economics Update 11(1)(2007):8-10.

Butler, L.J. "Factors Affecting the Supply, Demand and Price of Alfalfa." Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2006.

Butler, L.J. "An Economic Analysis of the Impact of Cloning on Improvising Dairy Herd Composition." Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2006.

Butler, L.J. "An Overview of the California Dairy Industry." Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2006.

Butler, L.J., M.M Wolf, and S. Bandoni. "Consumer Attitudes Toward Milk Products Produced from Cloned Cows." Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2006.

King, A., M.V. Horn, B. Paul, N. Tibbetts, L.J. Butler, and M. Marrush. "Use of English Walnut Shells in the Landscape." Davis, University of California: Department of Animal Science, 2006.

Butler, L.J. "U.S. Offices of Technology Transfer: The University of California as a Case Study." Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2006.

Butler, L.J. "Marketing Planning for a Small Cheese Plant." Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2006.

Butler, L.J. "Dairy Situation and Outlook for the U.S. and California in 2006." California Dairy 15(1)(2006):15-17, 24-25.

Butler, L.J. "Evolution and Monopolistic Competition in the California Seed Industry: Implications for Agricultural Biotechnology." Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics,2005.

Butler, L.J. "Estimating the Demand for Organic Milk." Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2005.

Butler, L.J., G.E. Higginbotham, E.J. DePeters, and J.E.P. Santos. "Economic Analysis of a Feeding Trial: Pelleted or Whole Cottonseed?" Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2005.

Butler, L.J. "Factors Affecting the Supply, Demand and Price of Alfalfa in 2006." Proceedings : 35th California Alfalfa and Forage Symposium. Visalia, California: Department of Plant Sciences, Agronomy Research and Information Center, 2005.

Henriques, I. and L.J. Butler. "Pre- and Post- Adoption Analyses of Biotechnology Use: Is Bovine Somatotropin (bST) a Technological Substitute or Complement?" Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2004.

Butler, L.J. "Book review: Travels in the Genetically Modified Zone" M. Winston, author. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002. Agricultural Economics 30(3)(2004):260-261.

Andersen, M.A., L.J. Butler, and K.J. Bradford. "An Economic Study of the California Seed Industry." Davis, University of California: Agricultural Issues Center, Giannini Foundation, 2003.

Butler, L.J. "Seed Provisions & Agricultural Development: The Institutions of Rural Change." Journal of Asian Economics 13(2003):891-893.

Andersen, M.A. and L.J. Butler. "The California Seed Industry: Organization, Economic Performance and the Structure of R&D." Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2003.

Butler, L.J. "Has the Dairy Options Pilot Program (DOPP) Been Good Policy?" Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2003.

Henriques, I. and L.J. Butler. "The Importance of Feed Management Technologies in the Decision to Adopt Bovine Somatotropin: An Application to California Dairy Producers." Market Development for Genetically Modified Foods. V. Santaniello, R.E. Evenson and D. Zilberman, eds., pp.91-99. Wallingford, UK : CAB International, 2002.

Butler, L.J. "Conflicts in Intellectual Property Rights of Genetic Resources: Implications for Agricultural Biotechnology." Economic and Social Issues in Agricultural Biotechnology. R.E. Evenson, V. Santaniello and D. Zilberman, eds., pp.17-29. Wallingford, Oxon, UK : CABI Publishing, 2002.

Butler, L.J. "An Overview of the California Dairy Industry." Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2002.

Butler, L.J. "How Did California Become King of Milk Mountain?" Hoard's Dairyman 179(2002).

Butler, L.J. "The Economics of Organic Milk Production in California: A Comparison with Conventional Costs." American Journal of Alternative Agriculture 17(2)(2002):83-91.

Butler, L.J. "Survey Quantifies Cost of Organic Milk Production in California." California Agriculture 56(5)(2002):157-162.

Butler, L.J. and I. Henriques. "Adoption and Diffusion of rBST in California." Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2001.

Butler, L.J. "The Costs Associated with Producing Organic Milk in California." Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2001.

Butler, L.J. "Organic Milk Production in California: A Comparison with Conventional Cost." Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2001.

Butler, L.J. "The Potential for Growth in the California Dairy/Forage Industry and Implications of the 2002 Farm Bill." Davis, University of California: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2001.

Butler, L.J. and C.A. Wolf. "California Dairy Production: Unique Policies and Natural Advantages." Research in Rural Sociology 8(2000):129-149.

Butler, L.J. "Making Sense of California Milk Standards and Prices: Reader Questions and Author Responses." Agricultural and Resource Economics Update 3(4)(2000):10.

Butler, L.J. "Making Sense of California Milk Standards and Prices." Agricultural and Resource Economics Update 3(2)(2000):3-6.

Contact Us

2116 Social Sciences and Humanities
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Main Office: 530-752-1515

Student Advising Services: 530-754-9536