Vega's agriculture economics experts have experience addressing issues in various agricultural subfields including commodity markets, biotechnology, international trade, and food marketing. They have extensive experience in business valuation, pricing, calculation of lost profits, financial modeling, and analysis of economic impact.

Our experts have worked on cases involving market power and competition issues as well as evaluating consumer demand based on food quality and reputation.

Below is a list of example engagements for our Agriculture practice:

  • Economic Impact of Water Transfer: Vega is engaged with Foulston to support Professor Stephen Hamilton in analyzing the benefits of changing water rights within Kansas municipalities. The Kansas Water Transfer Act requires an economic-impact analysis of statewide benefits for water transfers exceeding more than 2,000 acre-feet of water annually. This is the first water transfer application in Kansas meeting the threshold requiring such analysis.

Wenbiao Cai

Director

  • Agriculture
Oral Capps Jr.

Executive Professor, Regents Professor and holder of the Southwest Dairy Marketing Endowed Chair in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University

  • Agriculture
Colin Carter

Distinguished Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis

  • Agriculture
  • Valuation
Stephen F. Hamilton

Professor in the Department of Economics at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Valuation
  • Energy & Environmental Economics
Yizao Liu

Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics, Pennsylvania State University

  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Energy & Environmental Economics
Jason Winfree

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at the University of Idaho

  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Competition
Xiaoyong Zheng

Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University

  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Competition
April 9, 2021 | Article
Water Accounting in the Economic Analysis of Water Transfer

Water is one of the most valuable and critical resources in our society. It is essential for growing the food and for powering the economy. Water is also scarce and unequally distributed across time and space. These features pose significant challenges to efficient water management for regulators. This article reviews one important tool for water management: Water Accounting.

November 9, 2020 | Article
Industry Analysis: U.S. Farming During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life in America in many ways, and many industries have felt the economic effects. Our economists shed light on the impact of the pandemic on the U.S. farming sector, focusing on production and supply chain; exports; and bankruptcy.