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Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

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Phone: (208) 885-6264
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aers@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2334
Moscow, ID 83844-2334

Kate Painter

Kathleen M. Painter


Office: Agricultural Science Building
Room 39C

Phone: (509) 432-5755
Email: kpainter@uidaho.edu

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Farm and Ranch Economist



  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Farm & Ranch Management, Organic & Sustainable Agriculture, Biofuels, Climate Change, Value-Added and Alternative Marketing Channels for Farm Products
    • Areas of specialization include enterprise budgeting and feasibility studies, mathematical programming, organic agriculture, and biofuels from both oilseeds and cellulosic sources in the Pacific Northwest
    • Developing enterprise budgets, farm management, and production agriculture
  • Selected Publications
    • Painter, K., 2010 “An Economic Analysis of the Potential for Carbon Credits to Improve Profitability of Conservation Tillage Systems Across Washington State.” Ch. 24 in CSANR Research Report 2010-001 Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. http://csanr.wsu.edu/publications/researchreports/cffreport.html
    • Painter, Kathleen, 2010 “Direct Seed Mentoring Project: An Economic Comparison of Direct Seed and Conventional Growers in the Washington/Idaho Palouse.” Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association Newsletter, Spring, Vol. 10, No. 3. http://directseed.org/Newsletters/2010/Spring2010DirectLink.html
    • Painter, Kathleen. 2009. “Why Keep Careful Farm Records? Motivations for the Small Farm or Farm-based Business.” Small Farm Digest, vol. 13, Summer, pp. 9-12. Available online at http://www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/newsletters/smallfarmdigest/
      SF_Digest_Farm_Financial_Management.pdf
    • Painter, Kathleen, Michael McCullough, David Holland, Leroy Stodick, and Jonathon Yoder, 2009 “Economic & Environmental Impacts of Policy Alternatives for Promoting Biofuel Production in Washington State.” AERS 09-01, University of Idaho, http://www.cals.uidaho.edu/aers/PDF/AERS/2009/AERS09-01.pdf
    • Painter, Kathleen M., 2008 “An Analysis of Food-Chain Demand for Differentiated Farm Commodities: Implications for the Farm Sector.” Research Report 215, Washington, DC: USDA, Rural Development-Cooperative Programs. http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/RBS/pub/Painter_Report_Small.pdf
    • Painter, Kathleen M., Eric L. Jessup, Marcia Gossard, and Kenneth L. Casavant., 2007 “Demand Forecasting for Rural Transit: Models Applied to Washington State.” Transportation Research Record (1997):35-40.
    • Painter, Kathleen M., Robert Douglas Scott II, Philip R. Wandschneider, and Kenneth L. Casavant, 2002 “Using Contingent Valuation to Measure User and Non-user Benefits: An Application to Public Transit.” Review of Agricultural Economics, 24(2):394-409.
    • Wandschneider, P., D. Holland, K. Painter, R. Scott, and D. Willis, 1998 “Some Issues in Regulatory Benefits-Cost Analysis: The Benefits and Costs of Regulations to Reduce Smoke from Grass Seed Field Burning in Eastern Washington. Northwest Journal of Business and Economics. 
    • Painter, Kathleen, Douglas Young, David Granatstein, and David Mulla, 1995 "Combining Alternative and Conventional Systems for Economic and Environmental Gains." Amer. J. of Alternative Ag., 10(2):88-96.
    • Brusven, M., D.Walker, K. Painter, and R. Biggam, 1995 “ Ecological-Economic Assessment of a Sediment-Producing Stream Behind Lower Granite Dam on the Lower Snake River, USA.”  Regulated Rivers: Research & Management, 10(2-4):373-387.
  • Awards and Honors
    • USDA-CSREES Partnership Award for Innovative Program Models Award Our Climate Friendly Farming Project at Washington State earned this award for “a model program integrating cutting-edge research with highly-effective extension engagement to deliver important and measurable economic and environmental impacts.” 2009.
    • Honorable Mention, Outstanding Journal Article: Painter, Kathleen M., Robert Douglas Scott II, Philip R. Wandschneider, and Kenneth L. Casavant, 2002 “Using Contingent Valuation to Measure User and Non-user Benefits: An Application to Public Transit.” Review of Agricultural Economics, 24(2):394-409.
    • Outstanding Publication of the Year Award, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 1996: Painter, Kathleen and Douglas Young, 1994 “Environmental and Economic Impacts of Agricultural Policy Reform: An Interregional Comparison." J. of Ag. And Applied Economics, 26(2):1-9.