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General (Economics) Publications & Resources

Buying and Selling Hay on the Stump > HTML
This publication provides a five-step process and lists several online business tools that will empower buyers and sellers to successfully establish a fair price for hay on the stump. The steps includ . . . . . more details
 

Contribution of Agribusiness to the Magic Valley Economy, 2018 > HTML
Agriculture in the Magic Valley has grown from family farmsteads into a giant agribusiness industry, providing jobs for the valley’s residents and food for national and international markets. In 2018, . . . . . more details
 

Costs and Benefits of Applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) > PDF
This overview looks at applying for the DACA program as an economic investment. It provides important information for service providers and DACA applicants to use when considering whether applying fo . . . . . more details
 

Economic Development Challenges for Small Towns in Idaho's Butte, Custer, and Lemhi Counties > PDF
Small towns in Idaho's Butte, Custer, and Lemhi counties face particular challenges because of their rugged remoteness and also because of the area's biggest, most famous employer--the Idaho National . . . . . more details
 

Economic Impact of Snowmobiling in Valley County > PDF
Results of a survey document how much money snowmobiling brings into Valley County on both a good- snow and poor-snow year. It also examines impacts of three scenarios in this county, considered one . . . . . more details
 

Economic Importance of Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation: An Analysis of Idaho Counties > PDF
In 2012, Idaho OHV enthusiasts took close to 1 million OHV trips in Idaho and spent $434 million on the activity in their own county or in destination counties. This publication gives the findings of . . . . . more details
 

Estimating Long-Term Idaho Hay Prices Using Multiple Data Sources > HTML
The dairy industry can substantially affect markets for other agricultural commodities, particularly those like alfalfa hay, which is used in dairy feed. In other words, hay and milk prices move toget . . . . . more details
 

Idaho Economic Recovery During COVID-19 > Video
Causing multiple shutdowns, COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the world economy. In a short informational video, two economics experts from University of Idaho Extension take a closer look. They briefly repor . . . . . more details
 

Idaho's Forest Products Industry: Current Conditions and Forecast 2010 > PDF
A new report from the University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources will benefit anyone with an interest in the Idaho forest products industry. The report examines the Idaho forest products indus . . . . . more details
 

Outdoor Recreation Demand and Expenditures: Lower Snake River Reservoirs > PDF
This publication outlines the results of two surveys conducted on recreationists at the Lower Snake River reservoirs for the purpose of measuring their willingness to pay for outdoor recreation trip . . . . . more details
 

Outdoor Recreation Use And Value: Snake River Basin of Central Idaho > PDF
This publication outlines the results of two surveys conducted on recreationists in the Snake River basin in central Idaho for the purpose of measuring their willingness to pay for outdoor recreatio . . . . . more details
 

Property Rights: A Primer > PDF
Owning property is a fundamental right, yet many Americans do not understand the intricacies of those rights. Learn some of the basic issues from nine property rights experts from around the country i . . . . . more details
 

Sport-Fishing Use and Value: Lower Snake River Reservoirs > PDF
This 84-page manuscript outlines the results of two surveys conducted in 2000 on sport-fisher spending at the Lower Snake River reservoirs. Section 1 covers sport-fishing demand and section 2 sport-fi . . . . . more details
 

Sport-Fishing Use and Value: Snake River Above Lewiston, Idaho > PDF
This 44-page manuscript outlines the results of two surveys conducted in 2000 on sport-fisher spending for trips on the Snake River above Lewiston, Idaho. A measure of their willingness to pay for the . . . . . more details
 

Sport-Fishing Use And Value: Snake River Basin of Central Idaho > PDF
This 54-page manuscript outlines the results of two surveys conducted in 2000 on sport-fisher spending in the Snake River Basin of central Idaho. A measure of their willingness to pay for fishing trip . . . . . more details
 

The Dollar Game: Play scenarios to grow a local economy > PDF
Learn how a community builds wealth by playing the Dollar Game, a role-playing exercise for team or individual play. The six-round, nontraditional educational program, which can be incorporated into a . . . . . more details
 

Uncovering Hidden Linkages in Idaho's 2006 Teton Regional Economy > PDF
Idaho's Teton region (Fremont, Madison, and Teton Counties) is one of the crown jewels of the West—an outdoor recreation area that forms the gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Its . . . . . more details
 

Understanding Budgets and the Budgeting Process > PDF
Budgeting is crucial to a business’ success. This publication helps you navigate this often intimidating task by discussing the four budget types most commonly used by agricultural producers (whole fa . . . . . more details
 

Understanding International Trade: Episode 1, Why Trade and What to Trade? > Video
In this episode, we answer two fundamental but very important questions in international trade: why do countries want to trade with each other and how do countries decide what to produce? To explore t . . . . . more details
 

Understanding International Trade: Episode 2, World Supply and Demand > Video
In Episode 1, our friend Joe Vandal exports potato chips to Mars and imports memory chips from Mars. What happens if you own a small farm like Roger and produce potato chips for the domestic market? D . . . . . more details
 

Understanding International Trade: Episode 3, What is a Trade Deficit? > Video
In this video, we look at an accounting issue: “What is the balance of payments among countries?” We often hear the term “trade deficit” in the news. But what exactly is a trade deficit? Is a trade de . . . . . more details
 

Understanding International Trade: Episode 4, Winners and Losers of Trade > Video
This is the last video in the series on “Understanding International Trade: The Basic Ideas.” If you recall in Episode 1, we showed that countries benefit from free trade. So, if trade is good, why ar . . . . . more details
 

Understanding International Trade: The Basic Ideas > Video
Welcome to the video series, Understanding International Trade: The Basic Ideas. This video provides a brief overview and introduction to the video series. International trade affects both consumers a . . . . . more details
 


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