Identifying Risk Factors Affecting Weather- and Disease-Related Losses in the U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Industry

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					Identifying Risk Factors Affecting
Weather- and Disease-Related Losses in
the U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Industry
Terrill R. Hanson, Saleem Shaik, Keith H. Coble, Seanicaa Edwards,
and J. Corey Miller
               Two double-limit tobit models are used to identify significant risk factors that most affect
               farm-raised catfish losses from weather-related events and from disease outbreaks. Results of
               the weather loss model indicate that the variables for operator education level, number of
               ponds, pond water depth, production management strategy, past experience with severe losses
               from low oxygen levels from off-farm power outages, past experience wi
				
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