Monday, May 22, 2017

Members in the News: Newton, Loveridge and Shupp

John Newton, American Farm Bureau Federation
Ultrafiltered Milk Sparks a U.S.-Canada Trade Battle
By: The Wall Street Journal - May 14, 2017

“If you take Nafta away, all of a sudden it gets more expensive to sell U.S. agriculture products,” says John Newton, a director of market intelligence at the American Farm Bureau Federation. Nafta has been very good for U.S. farmers, Mr. Newton says, and pulling out could have all kinds of negative effects, such as Mexico shifting corn purchases from the U.S. to South America, or losing an important market for rice.

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Scott Loveridge & Robert Shupp,
Michigan State University
Climate Change Could Be Catastrophic for Mobile Homes: Study
Michigan State University research cited
By: U.S. News - May 9, 2017

The Michigan State team noted that income inequality has caused the number of mobile homes in the United States to surge over the past several decades.

"Though mobile homes offer a relatively inexpensive but comfortable housing alternative, it appears that this trend has made the United States more vulnerable to tornadoes over time," the researchers said in a university news release.
"Given this trend and our findings, it is critical that federal, state and local policymakers consider alternatives to reduce vulnerability for those living in this type of housing arrangement," they added.

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