Justin Benavidez

About Justin Benavidez

Justin Benavidez is an Assistant Professor and Extension Economist in Amarillo who covers issues relating to the economics of agriculture in the Texas High Plains. He focuses on farm management economics pertaining to livestock and row crops, bio-economic modelling, farm policy, marketing, animal health, and water’s impact on agriculture.  Justin is a member of the Agriculture and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), the Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA), and the Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA). Justin grew up on a small family farm in Tulia, Texas, and received his bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University. 

Selected Publications

Martinez, C.C., Maples, J.G. and Benavidez, J. (2021), Beef Cattle Markets and COVID-19. Appl Econ Perspect Policy, 43: 304-314. https://doi.org/10.1002/aepp.13080

Benavidez, J., Thayer, A., & Anderson, D. (2019). Poo Power: Revisiting Biogas Generation Potential on Dairy Farms in Texas. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 51(4), 682-700. doi:10.1017/aae.2019.27

Benavidez, J., Guerrero, B., Dudensing, R., Jones, D., Reynolds, S. (2019). The Impact of Agribusiness in the High Plains Tade Area. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. 

Benavidez, J., Dowell-Lashmet, T., Anderson, D., Ullrich, K. (2021). Converting Texas Land from Agricultural to Wildlife Use Tax Valuation. Journal of the ASFMRA, 71-77. https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/ASFMRA/aeb240ec-5d8f-447f-80ff-3c90f13db621/UploadedImages/Journal/2021/AgtoWildlife_2021Journal.pdf


Curriculum Vitae

B.S. Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University

M.S. Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University

Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University

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