Wednesday, August 10, 2022

IAAE Interconference Symposium Congreso Recional De Economia Agraria

FIRST CALL for Abstracts

The Argentinean, Chilean, and Uruguayan Agricultural Economics Associations along with the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) are delighted to invite you to the 2 nd Inter-Conference Symposium 6 to Congreso Regional de Economía Agraria and 1st Latin-American Workshop on Productivity and Efficiency. These joint Meetings will take place April 19-21, 2023, in Montevideo Uruguay.

The overall theme is: “THE ROLE OF THE AGRIBUSINESS SECTOR IN THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF LATIN AMERICAN ECONOMIES.” However, Abstracts focusing on broader agricultural economics, sustainability and productivity topics are welcome.

This collaborative effort seeks to provide an expanded regional network for agricultural economists from all over Latin America focusing on the sustainable development of our rural economies. Providing a platform for discussion, exchange, and networking, we are seeking to strengthen the profession throughout the region.

The regional associations of agricultural economics in collaboration with the IAAE, invite all their members to submit abstracts. We plan to publish a special issue of Agribusiness: An International Journal with a selection of the best papers presented focusing on agribusiness topics.

The recently formed International Society for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (ISEAPA https://iseapa.org), affiliated with the Journal of Productivity Analysis (JPA), also encourages its Founding Members and regular membership to participate in these meetings. The authors of the best papers presented related to Latin American efficiency and productivity will be invited by ISEAPA to submit a paper for possible publication in a Special issue of the JPA.

The abstract submission site will open August 1, 2022, and the deadline for reception will be October 31, 2022. However, Young Professionals applying for partial support need to submit no later than October 15th, 2022.

A link to our website with additional information will be sent out soon, along with the Second Call for contributed Abstracts.

Note: The original Abstracts, or an updated version if preferred, submitted for the 2020 Montevideo symposium can be resubmitted.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Members in the News: Schnitkey, Colussi, Khanna, Schulz, Kolodinsky, Michelson, Winter-Nelson, Kalambokidis, Ortiz-Bobea, et al.

*Disclaimer - This email is to acknowledge citations of current AAEA members and/or their research in any public media channel. AAEA does not agree nor disagree with the views or attitudes of cited outside publications.


Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, Cornell University

High temperatures linked to child malnutrition in West Africa

By: The Washington Post - August 1, 2022

“We’re talking about children at a very young age that will have changes for the rest of their lives, so this is permanently scarring their potential,” said Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, an associate professor and applied agricultural economist at Cornell University and a study co-author, in a news release. “What we are doing to reduce global poverty is being eroded by our lack of action on climate.”

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Read more on: The Washington Post


Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joana Colussi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Corn: What Can the U.S.; South America Expect as Yields Face 3rd Straight La Niña

By: AgFax - July 14, 2022

Meteorologists are forecasting a third consecutive year of La Niña. The occurrence of two successive La Niña winters in the Northern Hemisphere is common, however, having three in a row is relatively rare. A triple La Niña has happened only twice since 1950.

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Read more on: AgFax


Hope Michelson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Alex Winter-Nelson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Do asset transfers build household resilience?

By: VoxDev - June 26, 2022

Anti-poverty programmes have increasingly started to account for household resilience as a developmental objective. In this VoxDevTalk, Lokendra Phadera and Hope Michelson draw on evidence from an intervention in the Copperbelt region of Zambia to explore whether anti-poverty programmes focusing on the transfer of assets can help to increase an individual’s or household’s ability to withstand future shocks and stressors without falling below the poverty line. The programme provided a productive asset, usually pregnant dairy cattle, to households as well as provisions for agricultural and veterinary extension services and livelihood training. Participants were required to build improved housing for the cattle and also contribute to a livestock insurance fund.

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Read more on: VoxDev


Lee Schulz, Iowa State University
Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Risk management helps farmers find the right balance

By: Illinois Farmer Today - July 16, 2022

For livestock producers, high grain prices along with other high input costs are making it harder to be profitable, said Lee Schulz, Extension livestock economist with Iowa State University.

“For grain farmers, high input costs have raised break-even levels,” said University of Illinois ag economist Gary Schnitkey.

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Read more on: Illinois Farmer Today


Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Madhu Khanna names director of U of I's Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment

By: WCIA & The News-Gazette - July 8, 2022

Madhu Khanna, who has served in the role on an interim basis since 2020, will become the institute’s permanent director on July 16, pending UI trustees’ approval.

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Read more on: WCIA & The News-Gazette


Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

How will a triple La Nina impact corn yields this year?

By: RFD TV - July 18, 2022

Dr. Gary Schnitkey with the University of Illinois spoke with RFD-TV's own Janet Adkison on corn production, how this year compares to previous, and what advice he has for producers.

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Read more on: RFD TV


Laura Kalambokidis, University of Minnesota

On a day when recession is debated across U.S., Minnesota's economy also sends mixed signals

By: Star Tribune - July 28, 2022

Laura Kalambokidis, the state economist for Minnesota, said that most recessions are characterized by significant job losses, which neither the U.S. or Minnesota have seen.

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Read more on: Star Tribune


 Know another AAEA Member who has made statewide, national, or international news? Send a link of the article to Jessica Weister at jweister@aaea.org.

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Monday, July 25, 2022

Members in the News: Schnitkey, Zulauf, Zhengfei, Liu, Dorfman, Colussi, Sumner, & Plakias

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Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Carl Zulauf, The Ohio State University

Corn: Has Adverse Weather Affected U.S. Yield Trends?

By: AgFax - July 14, 2022

U.S. corn yields has been increasing since the late 1930s. Current evidence suggests that U.S. yields are increasing between 1.9 and 2.0 bushels per year. While down from higher yield increases occurring in the 1960s and 1970s, historical evidence suggests that corn yields will keep growing.

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Read more on: AgFax


Guan Zhengfei, University of Florida
Kuan-Ming Huang, University of Florida

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

By: Specialty Crop Industry - July 14, 2022

The United States has been the largest agricultural exporter in the world and has had surplus in agricultural trade for decades. In 2019, however, the United States saw a deficit (-$1.3 billion) for the first time in over half a century since data were available. The $1.3 billion deficit figure is derived from total U.S. ag exports to all countries minus total U.S. ag imports from all countries. The United States had a deficit of $11 billion in bilateral trade with Mexico and a $9.7 billion surplus with the rest of the world, resulting in the $1.3 billion deficit. 

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Read more on: Specialty Crop Industry


Yangxuan Liu, University of Georgia

 What Is Behind The Recent Cotton Futures Market Plunge?

By: Cotton Farming - July 10, 2022

Many economic indicators point to the direction of economic slowdown, with the possibility of a recession in the United States. The S&P 500 index, one of the main indexes for the U.S. stock market, recorded a 20% drop in June from its January closing peak to confirm a bear market.

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Read more on: Cotton Farming


Yangxuan Liu, University of Georgia
Jeffrey Dorfman, University of Georgia

Ag sector likely to support economy through possible recession

By: Yahoo News, Industry Update, Morning Ag Clips, & Athens CEO - July 18, 2022

While there is a lot of concern about impending recession in the U.S., the traditional economic indicators of recession aren't fully apparent, especially in the agricultural sector, according to Georgia's State Fiscal Economist Jeffrey Dorfman, a professor of agricultural and applied economics in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Yangxuan Liu, assistant professor of agricultural and applied economics at CAES, said that the agriculture industry — with the exception of the cotton industry — has traditionally acted as a buffer to the economy during recessionary periods.

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Read more on: Yahoo News, Industry Update, Morning Ag Clips, & Athens CEO


Joana Colussi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Daniel Sumner, University of California, Davis

Climate change and extreme weather events hang heavy over global breadbasket countries

By: Investment Monitor - July 15, 2022

Joana Colussi, an academic researcher at the University of Illinois and collaborator on Farmdoc, a crop data programme designed by the university, adds that major agricultural producers are also having to contend with the effects of climate change, with extreme weather events such as La Niña in Brazil becoming more and more frequent. La Niña is a weather phenomenon that cools off the surface ocean water along the tropical west coast of South America and contributes to extreme weather events.

European countries can also see their production affected by regulation, according to Daniel Sumner, an agricultural economics professor at the University of California, Davis. He points out that regulatory pressure can translate into higher costs for farmers and decreased productivity that will “likely mean more commodity imports, putting a strain on world markets”.

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Read more on: Investment Monitor


Zoë Plakias, The Ohio State University

Holy smokes! Weed drops to record low prices despite record high inflation

By: Courthouse News Service - July 15, 2022

“Instead of thinking about a national market for cannabis, we’re thinking about the Colorado market for cannabis or the California market for cannabis,” said Zoë Plakias, an assistant professor of agricultural, environmental and development economics at Ohio State University. “That means that supply and demand are the most relevant factors for what’s happening in each state.”

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Read more on: Courthouse News Service


 Know another AAEA Member who has made statewide, national, or international news? Send a link of the article to Jessica Weister at jweister@aaea.org.

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Monday, July 18, 2022

Members in the News: Lusk, Schnitkey, Zulauf, Irwin, Westhoff, Glauber, Liu, Mintert, Robe, Janzen, Davis, Kolodinsky, Batabyal, Chen, et al.

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Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

How to save money at the grocery store amid rising prices

By: TODAY - July 6, 2022

Jayson Lusk, an agricultural economics professor at Purdue University, told TODAY that feed prices for livestock are up, as well as export demand, which are two factors driving up the price of meat. He recommended exploring different cuts of meat to cut down on grocery prices.

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Read more on: TODAY


Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Carl Zulauf, The Ohio State University

  • Higher reference prices come with a cost
    By: Successful Farming - July 5, 2022
  • 13 factors to consider in your 2023 seed selection decisions
    By: Successful Farming - July 6, 2022
  • 17 ways farmers can select 2023 seed in an inflationary era
    By: Successful Farming - July 7, 2022

Scott Irwin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Patrick Westhoff, University of Missouri
Joseph Glauber, IFPRI

Commodity prices soften, although still elevated

By: Successful Farming  - July 8, 2022

Steered by fears of recession and a clearer picture of this year’s global grain harvest, the sky-high commodity prices fueled by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are losing momentum, analysts said on Thursday. The USDA was likely to scale back its estimates of record-high farm-gate prices for this year’s wheat and soybean crops despite the uncertainties caused by warfare in the Black Sea region.

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Read more on: Successful Farming


Sarah Sellars, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Carl Zulauf, The Ohio State University

 Are Ag Retailers Increasing Margins for Anhydrous Ammonia Over Time?

By: Ag Fax - July 1, 2022

Periods of high nitrogen fertilizer prices bring scrutiny to firms who make nitrogen fertilizer and retailers who sell nitrogen fertilizer. There are four major nitrogen fertilizer companies in North America. Typically, agricultural retailers and firms purchase the fertilizer in bulk from manufacturers and then haul, store, and distribute the fertilizer to farmers.

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Read more on: Ag Fax


Yong Liu, Texas A&M University

Importance of Historical Weather Info to Setting Premiums

By: Ag Fax - July 8, 2022

The study “Incorporating historical weather information in crop insurance rating,” authored by Yong Liu, Ph.D., a Texas A&M AgriLife Research agricultural economist and assistant professor in the Texas A&M Department of Agricultural Economics, Bryan-College Station, was recently published online in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. It was co-authored by Ford Ramsey, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech.

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Read more on: Ag Fax


James Mintert, Purdue University

Farmers in Indiana see monetary panorama worsening

By: 10 News & Journal & Courier - July 9, 2022

“Rising input costs and uncertainty about the future continue to weigh on farmer sentiment,” said James Mintert, the barometer’s principal investigator and director of Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture.

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Read more on: 10 News & Journal & Courier


Patrick Westhoff, University of Missouri

What goes up: Grain prices since the Russian invasion of Ukraine

By: Columbia Daily Tribune - July 10, 2022

It was just a few weeks ago that the news was filled with stories about how the war in Ukraine was causing a dramatic global spike in prices for wheat and other crops. Recent developments are a reminder that what goes up usually comes back down.

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Read more on: Columbia Daily Tribune


Scott Irwin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign County farmers experiencing severe drought

By: WAND - July 7, 2022

The data shows Champaign County is the only county in Illinois to be considered in severe drought. Professor Scott Irwin says Champaign County is one of the best corn and soybean counties in the United States, but with high temperatures ahead, he says farmers are worried.

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Read more on: WAND


Michel Robe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

From the Farm: Export bans

By: WCIA - July 5, 2022

University of Illinois ag economist Michel Robe and his colleagues have researched the impact on prices of exported products that are banned for various reasons. They said such action immediately causes a price increase.

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Read more on: WCIA


Scott Irwin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joseph Janzen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Soybean prices fluctuate on lower U.S. acreage

By: West Virginia's News - July 6, 2022

University of Illinois agricultural economists Scott Irwin and Joe Janzen said in a webinar shortly after the report's release that this is the first true idea of what was actually planted this spring by producers. The June report showed a decline of 1 million acres of principal crops from the March estimate, but Irwin said wet conditions and delayed planting need to be factored in.

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Read more on: West Virginia's News


George Davis, Virginia Tech

More DC Region Residents Facing Food Insecurity

By: ABC 7 News - July 8, 2022

A new survey finds one in three people in the DC Region face food insecurity and the pandemic has only made it worse. George Davis, Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech broke down the research.

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Read more on: ABC 7 News


Jane Kolodinsky, University of Vermont

  • Vermont is piloting a new program to help farmers rely on one another during stressful times
    By: GBH News - June 29, 2022
  • Scott vetoes Act 250 reform bill
    By: Rutland Herald Online - June 2, 2022

Amitrajeet Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology


Lijun Chen, University of Florida
Klaus Grunert, Aarhus University
Anna Josephson, University of Arizona

International Comparisons of Food Consumption Changes and Strategies during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: WICZ, KMLK, Tech Social Net, HTV 10, Seed Daily, Business Class News, Sangri Times, One News Page, Next Wave Group, News Blaze, & Street Insider - July 11, 2022

In the 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting session "International comparisons of food consumption changes and strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic" authors discuss the COVID-19 pandemic has been a pervasive disruptor of nearly every aspect of life in every corner of the world. Policy responses can be better designed and more effectively targeted if the various impacts of the pandemic can be better documented and understood.

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Read more on: WICZ, KMLK, Tech Social Net, Latin Trade, Seed Daily, Business Class News, Sangri Times, One News Page, Next Wave Group, News Blaze, & Street Insider


Jude Bayham, Colorado State University
Matthew Wibbenmeyer, Resources for the Future
Christine Dimke, Colorado State University
Joshua Olsen, Washington State University

Economics of Wildfires in Australia and the United States

By: Seed Daily, WICZ, Panhandle News Channel Nebraska, Street Insider, Betsol, Next Wave Group, One News Page, Business Class News, Manhattan Week, Sangri Times, News Blaze, Latin Trade, Tech Social Net, & Benzinga - July 7, 2022

In the 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting session "Economics of wildfire" authors discuss how the United States and Australia have both seen increasing impacts from wildfire in recent years. In 2021, California faced its largest single wildfire in recorded history, while Australia's wildfire season in 2019-2020 (known as the "Black Summer") made news around the world for its widespread impacts. Fire policy makers and managers face a wealth of complex decision problems, including long-term stategic decisions about mitigating risk and short-term within-fire tactical decisions.

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Read more on: Seed Daily, WICZ, Panhandle News Channel Nebraska, Street Insider, Betsol, Next Wave Group, One News Page, Business Class News, Manhattan Week, Sangri Times, News Blaze, Latin Trade, Tech Social Net, & Benzinga


David Zilberman, University of California, Berkeley
Joseph Cooper, USDA-Office of the Chief Economist
Heidi Schweizer, North Carolina State University
Shawn Arita, USDA-Office of the Chief Economist

[Risk and] Supply Chain Resilience: Lessons from the Pandemic

By: HTV 10, Panhandle News Channel Nebraska, Omaha and Lincoln News Channel Nebraska, KMLK, Street Insider, Sangri Times, Seed Daily, One News Page, Business Class News, Manhattan Week, Betsol, Tech Social Net, Next Wave Group, & News Blaze - July 8, 2022

In the 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting session "[Risk and] Supply Chain Resilience: Lessons from the Pandemic" authors discuss the agricultural sector has been reasonably resilient in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the question remains of whether the supply disruptions that did occur where greater than socially optimal.

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Read more on: HTV 10, Panhandle News Channel Nebraska, Omaha and Lincoln News Channel Nebraska, KMLK, Street Insider, Sangri Times, Seed Daily, One News Page, Business Class News, Manhattan Week, Betsol, Tech Social Net, Next Wave Group, & News Blaze


 Know another AAEA Member who has made statewide, national, or international news? Send a link of the article to Jessica Weister at jweister@aaea.org.

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Monday, July 11, 2022

Members in the News: Lusk, Thompson, Malone, Anderson, Reimer, Munisamy, Adjemian, Balagtas, McLaughlin, Conley, Biedny, Nivievskyi, Glauber, et al.

*Disclaimer - This email is to acknowledge citations of current AAEA members and/or their research in any public media channel. AAEA does not agree nor disagree with the views or attitudes of cited outside publications.


Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

Study shows grocery shoppers are coping with inflation

By: Farm Progress - June 06, 2022

“Increasing inflation expectations are a bit worrisome because expectations of future prices can lead to a self-fulfilling prophesy,” says Jayson Lusk, professor of agricultural economics at Purdue, who leads the Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability. “However, I find it more interesting that consumers’ perceptions of how much food prices have increased over the past year is quite a bit lower than the official data.”

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Read more on: Farm Progress


Jada Thompson, University of Arkansas

Bird flu outbreak not seen in Arkansas

By: Arkansas Democrat Gazette  - July 6, 2022

In 2015, the virus proliferated more laterally via house-to-house spread through people, farm equipment, vehicles, or from farm-to-farm, said Jada Thompson, assistant professor of agribusiness in the University of Arkansas' Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness.

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Read more on: Arkansas Democrat Gazette


Trey Malone, University of Arkansas
John Anderson, University of Arkansas

New ag economist focuses on food systems, agricultural supply chains

By: The Cabin - June 29, 2022

Trey Malone, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness for the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, has spent more than a decade researching agricultural marketing issues and is now focused on developing technology that will help producers in regional food systems compete in a global marketplace.

“We are excited to have Dr. Malone joining the faculty here in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness,” department head John Anderson, who is also director of the Fryar Price Risk Management Center of Excellence for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, said.

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Read more on: The Cabin


Jeffrey Reimer, Oregon State University

Economy is sending mixed signals, but could a recession be near?

By: The Bulletin - July 3, 2022

“The future is hard to predict,” said Jeffrey Reimer, Oregon State University professor in the Department of Applied Economics. “It is possible a recession could come this year or in 2023, but it would require a reversal of some current trends. A recession would mean a massive slowdown in consumer spending, declining consumer demand and prices and a reversal of the strong labor market.”

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Read more on: The Bulletin


Gopinath Munisamy, University of Georgia

UGA expert's Senate testimony calls for predictable, equitable trade policies

By: KPVI - July 2, 2022

Gopinath “Gopi” Munisamy, a distinguished professor of Agricultural Marketing and interim head of the University of Georgia Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, shared the impact of these issues last month with the Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, chaired by U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia, in a hearing focused on agricultural trade priorities and issues.

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Read more on: KPVI


Michael Adjemian, University of Georgia
Joseph Balagtas, Purdue University
Patrick McLauglin, USDA-Economic Research Service

Food Inflation during the Pandemic: Dissecting Supply Chains and Scanner Data

By: News Blaze, Benzinga, Next Wave Group, Business Chief, Roseman Solutions, Seed Daily, Business Class News, Manhattan Week, & One News Page - June 29, 2022

The first paper applies innovative techniques to decompose the various channels of inflation along the agri-food supply chain. The next paper employs scanner level data to unpack the sources of demand and supply disruption. The last paper uses scanner level information to develop measures for 'stock-out' rates and analyzes its relationship with price changes and sales patterns.

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Read more on: News Blaze, Benzinga, Next Wave Group, Business Chief, Roseman Solutions, Seed Daily, Business Class News, Manhattan Week, & One News Page


Kelsey Conley, USDA-Economic Research Service
Christina Biedny, Oklahoma State University

Heterogeneous Impacts of Rural Broadband and Broadband Programs

By: Benzinga, Tech Inside Out, Business Class News, Next Wave Group, Manhattan Week, Seed Daily, One News Page, & Roseman Solutions - June 30, 2022

In the 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting session "Heterogeneous Impacts of Rural Broadband and Broadband Programs" authors discuss expanding access to reliable and affordable high-speed broadband is a high priority for policy makers.

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Read more on: Benzinga, Tech Inside Out, Business Class News, Next Wave Group, Manhattan Week, Seed Daily, One News Page, & Roseman Solutions


Oleg Nivievskyi, Kyiv School of Economics
Joseph Glauber, IFPRI
Catherine Bertini, Global Food Security, Rockefeller Foundation

World Food Consequences of the War on Ukraine: Agricultural Documentation

By: Panhandle News Channel Nebraska, KMLK, Seed Daily, Manhattan Week, & One News Page - June 1, 2022

In the 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting session "World Food Consequences of the War on Ukraine" authors discuss how Ukraine recently accounted for about 10% of world wheat exports, 15% of world corn and world barley exports, and 50% of world sunflower oil exports.

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Read more on: Panhandle News Channel Nebraska, KMLK, Seed Daily, Manhattan Week, & One News Page


Nathan Hendricks, Kansas State University
Alejandro Plastina, Iowa State University
Brent Sohngen, The Ohio State University

Current Opportunities and Future Prospects of Carbon Markets in Agriculture and the Environment

By: WICZ, Benzinga, Street Insider, Omaha & Lincoln News Channel Nebraska, Next Wave Group, Terra Daily, News Blaze, Business Class News, Manhattan Week, & Roseman Solutions - July 5, 2022

In the 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting session "Current Opportunities and Future Prospects of Carbon Markets in Agriculture and the Environment" authors discuss carbon storage in agricultural and natural systems is a topic of increasing interest with respect to strategies to mitigate the risks of global climate change.

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Read more on: WICZ, Benzinga, Street Insider, Omaha & Lincoln News Channel Nebraska, Next Wave Group, Terra Daily, News Blaze, Business Class News, Manhattan Week, & Roseman Solutions


Bart Fischer, Texas A&M University
David Anderson, Texas A&M University

The United States Beef Supply Chain: Issues and Challenges

By: HTV 10, Omaha & Lincoln News Channel Nebraska, Panhandle News Channel Nebraska, KMLK, WICZ, RFD TV, Sangri Times, Manhattan Week, News Blaze, Seed Daily, One News Page, & Street Insider - July 6, 2022

In the 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting session "Issues and Challenges with the Beef Supply Chain" authors discuss how the Agricultural & Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University recently released a book titled The U.S. Beef Supply Chain: Issues and Challenges. This book was the culmination of a study on cattle markets initiated at the request of the bi-partisan leadership of the House Agriculture Committee in the 116th Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Read more on: HTV 10, Omaha & Lincoln News Channel Nebraska, Panhandle News Channel Nebraska, KMLK, WICZ, RFD TV, Sangri Times, Manhattan Week, News Blaze, Seed Daily, One News Page, & Street Insider


 Know another AAEA Member who has made statewide, national, or international news? Send a link of the article to Jessica Weister at jweister@aaea.org.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Members in the News: Davis, Park, Harri, Coble, Anderson, Price, Bir, McCluskey, Mittelhammer, et al.

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George Davis, Virginia Tech

1 out of 3 people in D.C. region face food insecurity, survey finds

By: The Washington Post - June 27, 2022

George C. Davis, a professor at Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in Blacksburg, Va., said prices are rising faster than wages, and that people will be doing all kinds of things to cut back on costs.

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Read more on: The Washington Post


Eunchun Park, University of Arkansas
Ardian Harri, Mississippi State University
Keith Coble, Mississippi State University
John Anderson, University of Arkansas

Crop Insurance Ratings, Precision Agriculture Focus of Arkansas Agricultural Economist

By: Farms.com, Guard Online, & Chicot County Newspapers  - June 27, 2022

Crop insurance protects agricultural producers against crop losses resulting from natural causes. The program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency, offers several different plans for crops and livestock. Availability of these crop policy plans varies by state and county.

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Read more on: Farms.com, Guard Online, & Chicot County Newspapers


Aaron Staples, Michigan State University

Trouble is brewing for the future of beer

By: 360info - June 29, 2022

Beer production relies on water, barley and hops. But climate change is leading to scarcity of these key ingredients. This raises the price brewers must pay for production and increases beer prices for consumers. Climate change can also affect the quality of ingredients, meaning brewers may have no choice but to resort to inferior products.

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Read more on: 360info


David Ortega, Michigan State University

  • Food-insecure New Yorkers feel the squeeze from rising grocery prices
    By: Gothamist - June 29, 2022
  • Inflation killed the $1 pizza slice. Long live the 99c iced tea
    By: National Public Radio - June 28, 2022

Edwin Price, Texas A&M University

Ukraine Conflict Continues To Send Shockwaves Through World Food System

By: Ask By Geeks - June 29, 2022

According to Agricultural Economics Professor Edwin Price, who leads Texas A&M’s Center on Conflict and Development, the use of hunger as a weapon during wartime is anything but new. And as historical precedent shows, the effects of this tactic on the target country’s population are often devastating.

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Read more on: Ask By Geeks


Courtney Bir, Oklahoma State University

OSU's Courtney Bir on Protecting and Advocating for Bees

By: Oklahoma Farm Report - June 21, 2022

Farm Director, KC Sheperd, caught up with Oklahoma State University Extension Specialist for Farm Management, Courtney Bir. Sheperd and Bir touch on the upcoming Women in Ag Conference and talk about honeybees, an important part of the agriculture industry that has gained popularity recently.

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Read more on: Oklahoma Farm Report


Jill McCluskey, Washington State University
Ron Mittelhammer, Washington State University
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

Promotional Achievement of Economists: Does Being Agricultural or Female Matter?

By: RFD TV, Panhandle News Channel Nebraska, KMLK, Street Insider, Omaha & Lincoln News Channel Nebraksa, Seed Daily, & Tech Social Net - June 22, 2022

In the new article "Promotional achievement of economists: Does being agricultural or female matter?" published in the Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, Zarrina Juraqulova from Denison University, Jill McCluskey and Ron Mittelhammer from Washington State University, examine to what extent individual and institutional factors are associated with academic rank achievement of faculty at both General Economics and Agricultural and Applied Economics Ph.D.-granting departments at U.S. institutions.

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Anne Effland, USDA
Ian Sheldon, The Ohio State University
Gabriel Sampson, Kansas State University
Rajinder Sahota, California Air Resources Board
David McLaughlin, Environmental Defense Fund
Brent Sohngen, The Ohio State University
Nathan Hendricks, Kansas State University
Alejandro Plastina, Iowa State University
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Carbon Markets: Learning from Experience and Visioning for the Future

By: WFMZRFD TV, Panhandle News Channel Nebraska, & Benzinga - June 28, 2022

In the 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting session "Carbon Markets: Learning from Experience and Visioning for the Future" authors discuss Carbon markets have risen to high visibility as a win-win solution for agriculture for addressing climate change.

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Monday, June 27, 2022

Members in the News: Batabyal, Sumner, Goldstein, Rainey, Janzen, Outlaw, Thompson, Tonsor, Lusk, Khanna, Zhang, Ortega, Anderson, Schnitkey, et al.

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Amitrajeet Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Wealth of nations: Why some are rich, others are poor – and what it means for future prosperity
    By: The Conversation - June 24, 2022
  • Some economists are skeptical of proposed federal gas tax holiday
    By: WHAM - June 22, 2022

Daniel Sumner, University of California, Davis
Robin Goldstein, University of California, Davis

The Economics of Legal Weed Don't Work

By: Time - June 21, 2022

Daniel Sumner: It’s been tough. There’s still a whole lot of illegal weed out there available to that same group of consumers, and most of them choose the illegal product because it’s half the price. Also, they have been consuming the product for the last 20 to 40 years; they’ve been dealing with this guy who knows a guy and they’re reasonably happy with the product.

Robin Goldstein: In many states, the agencies are understaffed and the process is very lengthy, time-consuming and difficult for people to get through. So it can take years and years and in the meantime, they have investors, they’re burning cash and a lot of people have lost their money just by waiting.

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Read more on: Time


Ronald Rainey, University of Arkansas
Joseph Janzen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joe Outlaw, Texas A&M University


Jada Thompson, University of Tennessee

Bird flu outbreak waning but threat of virus lingers

By: AP News - June 16, 2022

Economists expect egg and meat prices to ease this summer as farms are able build back their flocks. “I think that there is going to start being some relief,” said Jada Thompson, an agricultural economist at the University of Arkansas.

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Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University
Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

Kansas Cattle Deaths Dent Millions in Farmer's Pockets

By: Newsweek - June 17, 2022

While speaking with Newsweek on Friday, Glynn Tonsor, a professor in the department of agriculture economics at Kansas State University, explained that the cost of cattle is based on weight, and the 2,000 cattle that died this week likely weighed around 1,400 pounds.

Jayson Lusk, the head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University, made a similar estimate in a statement sent to Newsweek, where he estimated that the total revenue lost from the 2,000 cattle deaths could reach $3.7 million.

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Read more on: Newsweek


Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Wendong Zhang, Cornell University
Joseph Janzen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

China hungry for more

By: World Grain - June 20, 2022

“It’s always been a concern, but two shocks sparked a renewed interest: the US-China trade war and African swine fever,” said Wendong Zhang, associate professor of economics, Iowa State University. “I think that another thing that also changed is that when China used to talk about self-sufficiency in agriculture, it was mainly talking about food crops. Now they’re probably thinking more broadly, this is food products.” 

“This tension between what the government says and how it acts is really interesting,” Joe Janzen, assistant professor, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, told World Grain. “They are clearly managing some very serious trade-offs between a desire for security and to have enough food, and to be in control and be self-sufficient. That’s in part why they have to behave opportunistically. They make decisions that are right at that time, so when they really need commodities from other parts of the world, they go get them. When they feel like the cost of that is too great, they pull back. They are constantly managing this trade off.”

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Read more on: World Grain


Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

NAMI against ‘costly’ 2022 beef and cattle bills

By: Meat + Poultry - June 22, 2022

“The fact that most producers and packers choose to sell cattle using alternative marketing arrangements suggests they see benefits in this form of marketing in the form of increased certainty, lower transactions costs and supply chain coordination,” said Jayson Lusk, professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, in his testimony before the House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture. “Mandating a certain percent of cattle be sold on a negotiated basis would entail some producers and packers foregoing a marketing method they currently find more desirable. That is a cost. 

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Read more on: Meat + Poultry


David Ortega, Michigan State University

  • The Unseen Reason For The Rising Price Of Food
    By: Mashed - June 20, 2022
  • Michigan State professor discusses why food prices are rising
    By: Fox 47 News - June 16, 2022

John Anderson, University of Arkansas

Boozman, Stabenow attend Farm Bill hearing in Jonesboro

By: Delta Farm Press - June 24, 2022

“The primary concern for farm groups leading into an expected 2023 Farm Bill is, not surprisingly, record high input prices,” said John Anderson, head of agricultural economics and agribusiness for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.

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Read more on: Delta Farm Press


Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Carl Zulauf, The Ohio State University

  • Farm Bill: Reviewing the Latest CBO Baseline
    By: AgFax - June 3, 2022
  • Continuous Disaster Aid Programs in U.S. Agriculture – A Policy Discussion
    By: AgFax & Agri-Pulse - June 16, 2022
  • Disaster aid push faces checkered history, familiar barrier
    By: Agri-Pulse - June 8, 2022

Steven Deller, University of Wisconsin

Economist argues for boosting ‘homegrown’ businesses over attracting out-of-state companies

By: WisBusiness News - June 16, 2022

“Going out and trying to recruit that business is not a good use of their time,” Prof. Steven Deller said yesterday during a rural innovation event held in Beloit. “Much better off working with the businesses that are already in your backyard and the entrepreneurs that are thinking of starting a business.”

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Read more on: WisBusiness News


James Mintert, Purdue University

June WASDE shows slight changes to corn, soybeans

By: High Plains Journal - June 17, 2022

In his regular series of webinars on the WASDE reports, Jim Mintert, director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture at Purdue University, said that given the wheat situation, it might be a good idea for some soybean farmers to consider double-cropping soybeans and wheat, especially those who have done so in the past.

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Read more on: High Plains Journal


Eunchun Park, University of Arkansas
Ardian Harri, Mississippi State University
Keith Coble, Mississippi State University
John Anderson, University of Arkansas

Crop insurance ratings, precision agriculture focus of Arkansas agricultural economist 

By: Stuttgart Daily Leader - June 22, 2022

With farmers in the national spotlight amid soaring production costs, crop risk mitigation practices like crop insurance and futures options are more important than ever for the nation’s producers of food, fiber and fuel.

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Read more on: Stuttgart Daily Leader


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