Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Call for Nominations: AAEA President-Elect and Directors


The AAEA Nominating Committee is soliciting nominations from AAEA membership for AAEA President-Elect and two AAEA Directors, all for three year terms beginning July 2018.

Please submit the names and affiliations of nominees to kmcguire@aaea.org. Nominations must be received by October 5, 2017.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2017 FDRS Student Food Marketing Challenge: Call for Participation


The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Food Distribution Research Society will be held at the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel from Friday October 20 – Tuesday October 24. The Student Food Marketing Challenge will be held October 21 and 22.

The competition provides students the opportunity to play the role of consultants for an industry client, as they apply their knowledge of food distribution, marketing, management, economics, and merchandising to a real world problem. A mystery company issues a challenge on the first day of the competition, after which student teams compete to give a bid presentation to the company’s executive team in the final round. Details about the company are withheld from all teams until the morning of the contest, however registered teams will receive some guidance on preparation two weeks prior.

Teams can consist of three to five undergraduate and masters-level students, however the majority of the team members must be undergraduate students. Registration fees are $350 and teams should register for the competition no later than September 15, 2017. Registration includes attendance to all FDRS case events.

For more information, please contact the VP of Student Programs, Dr. Lurleen Walters, at Lurleen.Walters@msstate.edu.

Members in the News: Kusunose, Devadoss, and Iowa State University Students

Yoko Kusunose, University of Kentucky

SEC Faculty Travel Visit Focuses on Agricultural Management During Climate Change

By: UK Now- August 4, 2017

“In the past, farmers expected slight deviations in seasonal weather averages and they planned their crop management accordingly,” said Kusunose, who is in the Department of Agricultural Economics in UK's College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “But due to global climate change, we are starting to see more extreme weather events and farmers everywhere are bearing the brunt.”

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Stephen Devadoss, Texas Tech University

Trump and Immigration: Agriculture Friend or Foe?

By: Southeast Produce Weekly - August 3, 2017

An already bad situation will no doubt get worse, according to Dr. Stephen Devadoss of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University University and Dr. Jeff Luckstead of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at the University of Arkansas, who presented a paper on the topic “Effects of U.S. Policies on Illegal Immigration” at this week’s 2017 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting in Chicago.

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Iowa State University Students

ISU students place in ag competitions

By: Celebrations - July 31, 2017

Nine undergraduate students representing the Iowa State University Agriculture Business Club recently traveled to the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association meeting to participate in competitions and attend the annual meeting.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Members in the News: English, Menard, Yu, Doye, Kauffman, & Jayne

Burton C. English, Jamey Menard, & Edward Yu,
University of Tennessee

Disaster Looms on America's Waterways

By: Wall Street Journal- July 27, 2017

A 2016 study by the University of Tennessee analyzing the effects of lock outages estimated that closures at one particular lock on the Mississippi River would cause shipments of corn and soybeans to decline 9%. A closure during the key fall harvest could reduce exports by 5 million tons, the study found. Authors Edward Yu, Burton English and R. Jamey Menard estimated that a significant decline in corn and soybean shipments could cause a $2.4 billion loss of economic activity.

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Damona Doye, Oklahoma State University

Ag specialist receives profession's highest honor

By: Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise - August 2, 2017

During July 31 ceremonies in Chicago, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association conferred that special honor on Damona Doye, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension farm management specialist and holder of the Rainbolt Chair in Agricultural Finance with OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

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Nathan Kauffman, Federal Reserve Bank - Omaha Branch

Grass greens up, as range fire recovery continues

By: High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal - July 31, 2017

The wildfires did not help the situation for farm income on the High Plains, which as a whole, has been in transition for the last couple of years, said Nathan Kauffman, Ph.D, assistant vice president and Omaha, Nebraska, branch executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Missouri, where he’s also the bank’s lead expert in agricultural economics.

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Thomas Jayne, Michigan State University
Loss of Fertile Land Fuels 'Looming Crisis' Across Africa
By: New York Times - July 29, 2017

“These ideas of land-abundant Africa are increasingly outdated,” said Thomas Jayne, a leading agricultural economist based at Michigan State University. “Land disputes are going to become more and more common, and more and more severe.”

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