• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 98th Annual Meeting

      January 13–17, 2019

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Lectern Session 505

Agriculture Commodity Data: Challenges and Applications

Tuesday 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM
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Mark Berndt, Quetica, LLC, presiding
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Agricultural Transportation (AT030)

While agriculture is a critical sector to many states and the nation as a whole, information about agriculture commodity flows has historically been challenging.  Agriculture is an out-of-scope sector in the Commodity Flow Survey, and agriculture export data often rely on a shipper’s export declaration, which frequently credits states from which the agriculture shipment leaves the county as opposed to states where the ag-commodity was produced. The purpose of this session is to explore contemporary research in U.S. agriculture and explore uses of agriculture commodity data in research applications.  The session will also examine efforts to improve agriculture commodity data and overcome some of the data’s inherent challenges.

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Title Presentation Number
Evolving Supply Chains and Local Freight Flows: A GIS Analysis of Minnesota Cereal Grain Movement
Travis Fried, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Lee Munnich, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Thomas Horan, University of Redlands
Brian Hilton, Claremont Graduate University
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Integrating GIS with Optimization Method for a Switchgrass-Based Bioethanol Supply Chain
Seyed Ali Haji Esmaeili, North Dakota State University
Ahmad Sobhani, Oakland University
Amin Keramati, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
EunSu Lee, New Jersey City University
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Overcoming Agriculture Export Data Challenges: Case Studies from Iowa and Nebraska
Weiwen Xie, Quetica, LLC
USDA: Agriculture Commodity Data Resources, Methods, and Recent Improvements
Kuo-Liang Chang, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Peter Caffarelli, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)