Monday, October 30, 2017

Members in the News: Akridge, Hurt, Schwabe, McCarl, and Ortiz-Bobea

Jay Akridge, Purdue University
Purdue looks inside, names 2 finalists for next provost
By: Journal & Courier- October 20, 2017
Jay Akridge, an agricultural economics professor serving as interim provost, and Gary Bertoline, dean of Purdue Polytechnic Institute, were named finalists for the job, which includes the title of executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity.

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Chris Hurt, Purdue University
Bin-busting bushels? Strong yields, low prices are expected throughout harvest
By: AgriNews- October 21, 2017
“Soybean harvest in Indiana is a little bit ahead of pace, with 35 percent of Indiana soybeans already being harvested. Corn is a little behind pace, with only 24 percent of the Indiana corn crop having been harvested,” said Chris Hurt, a Purdue University agricultural economics professor.

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Kurt Schwabe, University of California, Riverside
Bruce McCarl, Texas A&M University
UCR-Texas A&M collaboration earns $2.4 million grant to fund food, energy, water research
By: Eurek Alert- October 23, 2017
In the United States the problem is especially dire in arid and semiarid regions, where water scarcity and the effects of climate change have complicated resource management, said Kurt Schwabe, a professor of environmental economics and policy at the University of California, Riverside.

Rounding out the research team are four professors from Texas A&M: Principal Investigator Bruce McCarl (agricultural economics) and Efstratios Pistikopoulos (chemical engineering), Rabi Mohtar (biological and agricultural engineering), and Raghavan Srinivasan (biological and agricultural engineering and ecosystem sciences and management).

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Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, Cornell University
Climate Change Costs Climbing, Yet Difficult to Predict
By: News Wise - October 24, 2017
“The GAO report sheds light on a crucial trade-off facing the nation. To recognize that greenhouse gas emissions have ‘side-effects’ and can be, in many cases, harmful to different parts of the economy is the first step toward responsible policy-making.

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