NMPAN Research

Here you’ll find links to research papers by NMPAN staff and others.  If you have research papers you’d like to see listed here, please send us an email: nmpan@oregonstate.edu.

Gwin, L. & Quanbeck, K. “The Economics of Local Meat Processing.” AgMag, Fall 2014. 

Why doesn’t every county have a local slaughterhouse?  This short article lays out, in straightforward terms, the economics behind local meat processing.

Gwin, L., Thiboumery, A. & Stillman, R. (2013). Local Meat and Poultry Processing: The Importance of Business Commitments for Long-Term Viability. Economic Research Report 150. Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Gwin, L. & Thiboumery, A. (2013). From Convenience to Commitment: Securing the Long-Term Viability of Local Meat and Poultry Processing. Oregon State University: NMPAN Technical Report.
***Essentially the same report as above but with policy recommendations included.***

Gwin, L. & Thiboumery, A. (2013). Local Meat Processing: Business Strategies and Policy Angles. Vermont Law Review. Vol. 37:987.

Gwin, L., & Thiboumery, A. (2014). Beyond the farmer and the butcher: Institutional entrepreneurship and local meat. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.530/jafscd.2014.042.007
The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD), has granted permission for limited distribution of this paper by the author. JAFSCD can be found at http://www.agdevjournal.com.

Johnson, R., Marti, D. & Gwin, L. (2012) Slaughter and Processing Options and Issues for Locally Sourced Meat.  Market Outlook Report. Economic Research Service. Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Blecha, J. (2015). Regulating backyard slaughter: Strategies and gaps in municipal livestock ordinances. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 6(1), 33–48. 

The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD), has granted permission for limited distribution of this paper by the author. JAFSCD can be found at http://www.agdevjournal.com.

Blecha, Jennifer, and Adam Davis. “Distance, proximity, and freedom: Identifying conflicting priorities regarding urban backyard livestock slaughter.”Geoforum 57 (2014): 67-77.