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“These ideas of land-abundant Africa are increasingly outdated,” said Thomas Jayne, a leading agricultural economist based at Michigan State University.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.”

Read the entire article on New York Times

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