Friday, January 20, 2017

Members in the News: Roe, Arnade, Brooks, and Abbott

Brian Roe, The Ohio State University

Too Much Information Can Cause Food Waste – report
By AgFunder News - January 9, 2017

“As an economist, I’m always looking for how things can go wrong,” said Brian Roe, who is also a member of Ohio State’s Food Waste Collaborative. “There are so many approaches to reducing food waste, but how do we know if they work together or if they’re working at cross-purposes? One class of initiative can offset good intentions in another.”

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Carlos Arnade, USDA-Economic Research Service
Ukraine and Brazil new factors in corn price discovery
By Brownfield - January 11, 2017

Carlos Arnade works in the Department’s Agriculture Economic Research Service and co-authored a report suggesting Ukraine and Brazil have emerged as major players in the price discovery of corn. “We think farmers should at least pay attention to what’s going on in Ukraine and Brazil. I think they traditionally pay attention to what’s going on in Argentina, but we find these two new emerging markets whose shares have grown significantly in the last decade.”

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Kate Brooks, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Farmers and Ranchers Cow/Calf College at USMARC January 31
By KTIC 107.9 fm - January 16, 2017

The annual Farmers and Ranchers Cow/Calf College “Partners in Progress – Beef Seminar” will be held at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center and Great Plains Veterinary Education Center near Clay Center on January 31, 2017 with registration, coffee and donuts starting at 9:00 a.m. The program will run from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This program is sponsored by Nebraska Extension’s Farmers and Ranchers College and will feature several outstanding speakers discussing issues and management strategies that can affect the profitability of all beef producers. There is no cost for the event and the public is invited. It does include a noon meal, which means that early registration is necessary to reserve materials and a meal. Kate Brooks with UNL’s Department of Agricultural Economics will present an update on the “Cattle Market”. Kate will share latest trends with beef marketing to make a profit.

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Philip Abbott, Purdue University
Eyes on dollar, trade agreements for 2017
By Iowa Farmer Today - January 16, 2017
Article by: Philip Abbott

First, a look at the numbers.

After setting records in fiscal years 2013 and then 2014, reaching $152.3 billion, U.S. agricultural exports fell to $139.7 billion in 2015. They are estimated to fall further, to $129.7 billion, in fiscal 2016 and are projected to recover somewhat to $134 billion in 2017, according to the USDA’s November 2016 trade outlook.

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