Benjamin M. Gramig

Research Agricultural Economist, USDA
Affiliate Faculty
Ben Gramig

Dr. Gramig works on issues at the interface between humans and the environment related to water quality and quantity, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. He conducts research to understand farmer behavior, and designs policies and programs to increase economic efficiency in agricultural conservation. He develops decision support tools and works with extension educators and farm advisers. He is an adjunct professor in ACE and a Research Agricultural Economist with the Economic Research Service, USDA.

Watch Ben's Mini-talk: If Less Tillage Costs Less, Then Why Don’t More Farmers Use Conservation Tillage? (2020)

Publications with CEOS themes since 2015

Research Output

Title Publication Year Category
Economic viability and carbon footprint of switchgrass for cellulosic biofuels: Insights from a spatial multi‐feedstock procurement landscape analysis GCB Bioenergy 2021 EE
Conservation tillage mitigates drought induced soybean yield losses in the US Corn Belt Q Open 2021 FA, LW
Survey of Cover Crop, Conservation Tillage and Nutrient Management Practice Usage in Illinois and 2020 Fall Covers for Spring Savings Crop Insurance Discount Program Participation Center for the Economics of Sustainability 2021
An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change in Illinois, Chapter 4: Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture, Supplemental Materials The Nature Conservancy, Illinois 2021 FA
Agricultural impacts of climate change in Indiana and potential adaptations Climatic Change 2020 FA, LW
Market structure and the effect of ethanol expansion on Land allocation: A spatially explicit analysis American Journal of Agricultural Economics 2020 FA, LW
The practice of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) in the Tropical Andes: Evidence from program administrators Ecosystem Services 2020 SC
Adoption of agricultural conservation practices in the United States: Evidence from 35 Years of quantitative literature Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 2019 FA, LW
Agro-climatic data by county: A spatially and temporally consistent U.S. dataset for agricultural yields, weather and soils Data 2019 FA, O
The effect of projected climate change on the economics of conservation tillage Agronomy Journal 2019 FA, LW
Toward a regional phosphorus (re)cycle in the U.S. Midwest Journal of Environmental Quality 2019 FA
A risk analysis of precision agriculture technology to manage tomato late blight Sustainability 2018 FA
Presentation matters: Number of attributes presented impacts estimated preferences Agribusiness 2018 FA, O
Integrated economic and environmental assessment of cellulosic biofuel production in an agricultural watershed BioEnergy Research 2017 FA, LW
Farmer preferences for agricultural soil carbon sequestration schemes Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 2017 FA
Finding the right value: Framing effects on domain experts Political Psychology 2017 O
Nitrogen application decision-making under climate risk in the U.S. corn belt Climate Risk Management 2017 FA, O
Crop yield response function and ex post economic thresholds: The impacts of crop growth stage-specific weather conditions on crop yield Working Paper 2017 FA
Climate change beliefs, risk perceptions, and adaptation behavior among Midwestern U.S. crop farmers Climate Risk Management 2017 FA
A multiple metrics approach to prioritizing strategies for measuring and managing reactive nitrogen in the San Joaquin Valley of California Environmental Research Letters 2016 O
Days suitable for fieldwork in the US corn belt: Climate, soils and spatial heterogeneity Working Paper 2016 FA, O
Using a team survey to improve team communication for enhanced delivery of agro-climate decision support tools Agricultural Systems 2015 O
Agro-Climatic Data by County (ACDC), 1981-2015 Purdue University Research Repository 2015 FA, LW