Daniel Mooney is an Assistant Professor and Extension Economist in Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University. His research and outreach interests in the field of applied microeconomics include:
Household, farm, and firm-level decision-making
Agricultural business management
Production and supply analysis
Technology evaluation and impact assessment
Agriculture, resources, and the environment
He is currently focused on problems related to sustainable crop production, agricultural technology adoption, livestock enterprise management, and food systems development. At the undergraduate and graduate level, he teaches courses related to agricultural business management and applied production analysis. Prior to joining Colorado State University, he gained extensive experience in domestic and international agriculture through work and educational opportunities in Wisconsin, Tennessee, Michigan, Panama, and Ecuador.
Barham, Bradford L, Mooney, Daniel F, (2016) "Ex-ante Estimation of Adoption Determinants for a Sustainable Land Management Practice: The Case of Non-operator Landowners"
Swinton, Scott M, Tanner, Sophia, Barham, Bradford L, Mooney, Daniel F, Skevas, Theodoros, (2016) How Willing Are Landowners to Supply Land for Bioenergy Crops in the Northern Great Lakes Region? GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12336
Barham, Bradford L, Mooney, Daniel F, Swinton, Scott M, others, , (2016) Inconvenient Truths about Landowner (Un) Willingness to Grow Dedicated Bioenergy Crops Choices 31 4
Mooney, Daniel F, Barham, Bradford L, Lian, Chang, (2015) Inelastic and Fragmented Farm Supply Response for Second-generation Bioenergy Feedstocks: Ex Ante Survey Evidence from Wisconsin Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (AEPP) 37 2 287–310
Lambert, Dayton M, English, Burton C, Harper, David C, Larkin, Sherry L, Larson, James A, Mooney, Daniel F, Roberts, Roland K, Velandia, Margarita, Reeves, Jeanne M, (2014) Adoption and Frequency of Precision Soil Testing in Cotton Production. Journal of Agricultural & Resource Economics 39 1
Mooney, Daniel F, Barham, Brad, Lian, Chang, Ventura, Steve, Hunt, Natalie, Meehan, Tim, Jackson, Randy, (2013) "Current Prospects for Bioenergy Crop Production on Marginal Lands: Results from a Farm Survey in Southwestern Wisconsin" University of Wisconsin, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Meehan, Timothy D, Gratton, Claudio, Diehl, Erica, Hunt, Natalie D, Mooney, Daniel F, Ventura, Stephen J, Barham, Bradford L, Jackson, Randall D, (2013) Ecosystem-service tradeoffs associated with switching from annual to perennial energy crops in riparian zones of the US Midwest PloS one 8 11 e80093
Boyer, Christopher N, Roberts, Roland K, English, Burton C, Tyler, Donald D, Larson, James A, Mooney, Daniel F, (2013) Effects of soil type and landscape on yield and profit maximizing nitrogen rates for switchgrass production Biomass and bioenergy 48 33–42
Mooney, Daniel F, Larson, James A, English, Burton C, Tyler, Donald D, (2012) Effect of dry matter loss on profitability of outdoor storage of switchgrass Biomass and Bioenergy 44 33–41
Gwathmey, C, Steckel, Lawrence E, Larson, James A, Mooney, Daniel F, (2011) Lower Limits of Cotton Seeding Rates in Alternative Row Widths and Patterns Agronomy Journal 103 3 584
Harper, DC, Lambert, DM, English, BC, Velandia, M, Mooney, DC, Larson, JA, Larkin, SL, Reeves, JM, (2010) "Adoption and perceived usefulness of precision soil sampling information in cotton production"
Larson, James A, Yu, Tun-Hsiang, English, Burton C, Mooney, Daniel F, Wang, Chenguang, (2010) Cost evaluation of alternative switchgrass producing, harvesting, storing, and transporting systems and their logistics in the Southeastern USA Agricultural Finance Review 70 2 184–200
Mooney, Daniel F, Roberts, Roland K, English, Burton C, Larson, James A, Tyler, Donald D, (2010) "Is Switchgrass Yield Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer Dynamic? Implications for Profitability and Sustainability at the Farm Level"
Mooney, Daniel F, Roberts, Roland K, English, Burton C, Lambert, Dayton M, Larson, James A, Velandia, Margarita, Larkin, Sherry L, Marra, Michele C, Martin, Steven W, Mishra, Ashok, others, , (2010) "Precision Farming by Cotton Producers in Twelve Southern States: Results from the 2009 Southern Cotton Precision Farming Survey" Research Series 10–02
Larson, James A, Gwathmey, C Owen, Mooney, Daniel F, Steckel, Lawrence E, Roberts, Roland K, (2009) Does Skip-Row Planting Configuration Improve Cotton Net Return? Agronomy Journal 101 4 738
Mooney, Dan, English, Burton C, (2009) "Economics of the Switchgrass Supply Chain: Enterprise Budgets and Production Cost Analyses" 30
Mooney, D.F., Larson, J.A., Roberts, R.K., English, B.C., (2009) When Does Variable Rate Technology for Agricultural Sprayers Pay? A Case Study for Cotton Production in Tennessee Journal of the ASFMRA 72 1 177–187
Mooney, Daniel F, Roberts, Roland K, English, Burton C, Tyler, Donald D, Larson, James A, (2009) Yield and breakeven price of ‘Alamo’switchgrass for biofuels in Tennessee Agronomy Journal 101 5 1234–1242
Subía, G, Peralta, I, Falconí-Castillo, Esteban, Pinzón, Z, Mooney, Daniel F, Swinton, Scott, others, , (2007) Diagnostico sobre el cultivo de frejol arbustivo y el uso de pesticidas en el sistema de producción, en los valles del Chota y Mira. Provincias Imbabura y Carchi, Ecuador 2000-2005 Quito, EC, INIAP, Estación Experimental Santa Catalina, Programa Nacional de Leguminosas y Granos Andinos, 2007
Mooney, Daniel F, (2007) "The economic impact of disease-resistant bean breeding research in northern Ecuador" ProQuest