Economics Research Institute Study Paper
Utah State University Department of Economics
Data generated from a survey of western dairy farms is used to determine the characteristics of dairy farmers who have undertaken to improve security measures on their farms during the past two or three years. The findings suggest that decisions to improve on-farm security are influenced by the producer's awareness of how to develop a security policy and also the size of the dairy operation. The results also support the notion that farms may be vulnerable to bioterrorist attacks because most farmers do not believe it is important to establish on-farm security policies.
Buttars, Nicolas K.; Young, Allen J.; and Bailey, DeeVon, "Determinants of Adoption of Security Systems to Address Bioterrorist Threats: An Analysis of Dairy Farms in the Western United States" (2005). Economic Research Institute Study Papers. Paper 304.